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by Patts
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Under The Radar
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Under The Radar

I thought Sue went backwards in 2017. This year there is a lot more competition for spots so unless he finds the form of previous years he might be playing for the Magpies this year and another NRL club in 2019. Nofa Is great. He constantly takes the dirty carries and always seems to come out the ot...
by Patts
Sun 11 Feb, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: TIGERS Rozelle Development
Replies: 348
Views: 24389

Re: TIGERS Rozelle Development

The last statement I could find (mid 2017) the Balmain Leagues Club had debts a little over $10M (vast majority to the previous Rozelle developer). From what I can make out, in the case of Balmain the football club is the parent company to the leagues club (where as for Western Suburbs it's essentia...
by Patts
Sun 11 Feb, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: TIGERS Rozelle Development
Replies: 348
Views: 24389

Re: TIGERS Rozelle Development

I assume there would be many forum members that are members of Balmain Leagues Club, meaning they should be getting sent annual reports. A quick review of the latest report would reveal the size of today’s liabilities. (Interestingly I couldn’t find a copy of their annual report online. I can see ev...
by Patts
Sat 10 Feb, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: TIGERS Rozelle Development
Replies: 348
Views: 24389

Re: TIGERS Rozelle Development

I seriously hope for Balmain (and consequently the Wests Tigers) that a development can go ahead and they finally get back to Rozelle. Balmain are only a minority shareholder these days but it's definitely better to have a minority partner that can contribute. My fear for Balmain though is, reported...
by Patts
Tue 26 Dec, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers State Cup
Topic: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?
Replies: 146
Views: 8727

Re: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?

It’s actually an exciting time for Wests Magpies to be re-entering the ISP competition. It’s going to have a lot more exposure and there is talk of adding pacific island teams in 2019.


https://www.nswrl.com.au/2018ISPDraw
by Patts
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Funding for Centre of Excellence
Replies: 100
Views: 4821

Re: Funding for Centre of Excellence

The key to government grants is to get the money spent. All these allocations will have caveats around them that the rest of the funding must be found first (or at least a high proportion of). If you don't get the money spent, than it often disappears. New governments don't honour old governments pr...
by Patts
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers State Cup
Topic: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?
Replies: 146
Views: 8727

Re: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?

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by Patts
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers State Cup
Topic: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?
Replies: 146
Views: 8727

Re: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?

FB_IMG_1513637777591.jpg That's unreal. What is the deal with Victa are they sponsoring or is this just Trolling to hook some knuck head like me ? No, it's real. I read somewhere recently that one of the Wests officials went to the Victa premises on spec and asked if they were interested in sponsor...
by Patts
Fri 24 Nov, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: ANZ Stadium
Replies: 68
Views: 2200

Re: ANZ Stadium

I can't stand the thought of playing home games at Parramatta Stadium. No club other than Parramatta has had the advantage of the state government building them TWO brand new stadiums during the last 30 years. It's ludicrous that 3 of the best stadiums in Sydney will be ripped down and rebuilt. I ha...
by Patts
Thu 06 Jul, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: TIGERS Rozelle Development
Replies: 348
Views: 24389

Re: News re the club at Rozelle

No update from the Balmain Leagues president and chairman for over 12 months. No 2016 annual report to be found. Does anybody have any updates on the viability of the current operations and/or the sale of the land?
by Patts
Sun 11 Jun, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Sub Standard Training Facilities
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Sub Standard Training Facilities

It was a result of the old shareholder agreement when Balmain and Western Suburbs owned 50% each. For years Balmain was financially unviable but held on for many years by borrowing from the NRL to make minimal contributions to the WT. Western Suburbs would only match Balmains contribution until the ...
by Patts
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers State Cup
Topic: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?
Replies: 146
Views: 8727

Re: Magpies to be 2018 ISP team?

Lots of NRL clubs use different clubs/feeder teams in the NSW Cup; and common branding isn't an issue for them. And let's be honest , if the Wests Tigers were proposing to use Ryde Eastwood or some other club as their feeder team there would be less resistance and emotion regarding this decision. Bu...
by Patts
Sun 21 May, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Did you start supporting the Wests Tigers before the merger or after?
Replies: 148
Views: 3806

Re: Did you start supporting the Wests Tigers before the merger or after?

I'm afraid asking this question on this forum with will give a skewed view of the average Wests Tigers fan. Weather true (or perceived) ex-Magpie supporters felt alienated on this forum in the early years and dropped off. This is actually the 4th time I've joined and it's so much better (fairer/civi...
by Patts
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Balmain or Wests Tigers?
Replies: 68
Views: 2292

Re: Balmain or Wests Tigers?

The Gale brothers, Garry Jack, Ross Conlon, Mick Neil, Ellery Hanley, Garry Schofeild - some players that played for both
by Patts
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Team relocate
Replies: 92
Views: 3884

Re: Team relocate

This thread is back from the dead!!!

However, it's timely that it's back. Because the people pushing the Perth relocation should open today's paper. After millions of dollars of investment, the Western Force rugby union team has been dumped from the top flight comp.
by Patts
Sun 26 Mar, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Fitness????
Replies: 65
Views: 2040

Re: Fitness????

Whoever was responsible for conditioning during the preseason should hang their head in shame. The last three games have shown us to run out of puff at the 30min mark, and we've dominated possession in each of those games up to that point. It stands out more than anything.
by Patts
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: 'Faceless Men'
Replies: 43
Views: 1135

Re: 'Faceless Men'

I don't think people understand how toxic the relationship is between Go and the media. In particular there is a war raging between her and Rothfield. The media want her head and they are attacking the club viciously to get it. This whole story has been blown up disproportionately. This is not a pep...
by Patts
Mon 20 Mar, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: New chairperson?
Replies: 65
Views: 1566

Re: New chairperson?

I am not anti female administrators but I have to question what is it about her background that makes her the most appropriate chair for our board? There are hundreds of more experienced options so let's call this what it is; a token appointment! To date all she has managed to do is get into a blue ...