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by colmcd
Wed 17 Oct, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal
Replies: 1321
Views: 43081

Re: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal

That almost perfectly describes my position. Once I was the most one-eyed vocal Wests magpies supporter you could be. That passion has eroded to a point where I don't watch all WT games but I still follow them. If that makes me a fair weather fan then so be it. They're just words and don't reflect ...
by colmcd
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Wests Tigers provide update on 2019 NRL squad
Replies: 73
Views: 2908

Re: Wests Tigers provide update on 2019 NRL squad

Thin on for outside backs... The pack proved they could match it with the rest in the majority of games ...the addition of Matterson will improve the balance of the pigs The top 17 is a good squad id back them against most sides in the NRL..however we know injuries will strike at stages...it's wher...
by colmcd
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal
Replies: 1321
Views: 43081

Re: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal

The longer this goes on the more chance of them turning their attention to Maguire. Starting to feel Bennett has used us to get his name in the paper. He will ride out his last year with a good squad and walk in to the Parra job or something. Bingo, Bennett is getting his name in the paper but ROFL...
by colmcd
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal
Replies: 1321
Views: 43081

Re: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal

There is a huge difference between JT and Ivan...Ivan has done a lot more in 12 months at this club than JT could do in 12 years... Ivan may be a better coach, but the results are the same: Got us to 9th, then everything went pear-shaped. ROFL. I take heart though that were a clear nine this year. ...
by colmcd
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal
Replies: 1321
Views: 43081

Re: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal

If we get Bennett in 2020, Hodgson could be a caretaker for 2019. Hodgo will be awesome for us one day. But I want to see him actually win a bit of silverware in the lower grades first. He would be less prepared then Cameron Ciraldo. That being said, my prediction: Cleary will stay in 2019 Wayne wi...
by colmcd
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 18544
Views: 1255520

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

"Nene Macdonald signs three-year contract with North Queensland Cowboys" https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/nene-macdonald-north-queensland-cowboys-contract-st-george/1awvo65qlex4310igwu8c5ybix Looks like he is out. Between Nofo, Thompson were good for Wingers at the moment. Having Depth wi...
by colmcd
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: National Rugby League
Topic: Jason Taylor Manly?
Replies: 67
Views: 1967

Re: Jason Taylor Manly?

"Prior to that, he had mixed stints as head coach of Parramatta, Souths and Wests Tigers." Yep, Mixed.... That is so kind. I just can't wait till Manly start converting less then 50% of penalty goals. No idea who their kicker is but we know JT can't train them. I also wonder if he will be as good as...
by colmcd
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Memo to Ivan Cleary
Replies: 80
Views: 4103

Re: Memo to Ivan Cleary

I think we need to pick a cold one and calm down. There is WAY too much hype around Nathan Cleary, Ivan Cleary and this whole mess. What does not scare me is loosing Ivan. He has done a goodish job with the team, but it is goodish. He was no supercoach. He has good relationships with the players an...
by colmcd
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal
Replies: 1321
Views: 43081

Re: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal

A bike rider in india has a vehicle pull out from his path. He comes of his bike. He is ok and so is the other vehicle. But his bike hits a local traders shop, destroying his milk, his cow, all his wears and his business is ruined. The Wests Tigers feel like that trader. How did we get into this mes...
by colmcd
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Memo to Ivan Cleary
Replies: 80
Views: 4103

Re: Memo to Ivan Cleary

I think we need to pick a cold one and calm down. There is WAY too much hype around Nathan Cleary, Ivan Cleary and this whole mess. What does not scare me is loosing Ivan. He has done a goodish job with the team, but it is goodish. He was no supercoach. He has good relationships with the players and...
by colmcd
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal
Replies: 1321
Views: 43081

Re: Tigers set to part ways with Cleary and seal Bennett deal

Geez, some of you think that Ivan is going to a weaker club and will struggle? He’s not going to Penrith in 2 years time or earlier just to coach his son. He’s going to coach a powerhouse club. He wants a premiership just as much as his son and he knows he has a better chance at Penrith. I'm really...
by colmcd
Fri 14 Sep, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: National Rugby League
Topic: NRL finals - Week 2 (spoilers)
Replies: 258
Views: 3169

Re: NRL finals - Week 2 (spoilers)

I am going to go Bunnies, will be cheering Penrith but I am backing the Bunnies.

I hate St George too much, Sharks need to be removed as a team. I would be happy with a Bunnies vs Panthers final.

Melbourne is the only non syd team in the finals. This is good.
by colmcd
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Thanks Tigers!
Replies: 87
Views: 2649

Re: Thanks Tigers!

I predicted this year we would go from 13-16th too 9-12th. 9th is good but we could have come 8th. Looking at the top 8 we are no where near them. The Storm, Rabbits, Roosters Sharks and Panthers are teams of Superstars. The Dragons and Brisbane both have strong rosters and used them well. The Warri...
by colmcd
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Ivan Cleary - THREAD..
Replies: 4295
Views: 139945

Re: Ivan Cleary

It's what we give and take from this. Ivan I believe will honour his contract or at least give the team notice. He has brought a lot of friends into the team, men who joined because of him and he won't ditch them. He also has a good working relationship with a lot of our ex panthers staff. But blood...
by colmcd
Mon 27 Aug, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Nathan Cleary
Replies: 2145
Views: 112903

Re: Nathan Cleary

Just on that potential 1/2s pairing of Cleary & Brooks, although it looks great on paper Brooks has struggled in the past when he has not been the dominant playmaker. Does anyone think he'd regress back into his shell if paired with Cleary or would he fire as a running 5/8? We will have Brooks or N...
by colmcd
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: New coach.. Who should we target?
Replies: 1055
Views: 32947

Re: New coach.. Who should we target?

So who has done well: Trent Robertson, an east side with some flash names and some major losses. Now nr1. Anthony Griffin, Penrith are flying. Siebold We could hire "mary" for 2/3 of the season, then swap when he tires out, In fairness to Barrett, he is keeping Manly kind of together. They should no...
by colmcd
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: National Rugby League
Topic: Coaching circus
Replies: 84
Views: 2844

Re: Coaching circus

except: "I've said all along that Trent Barrett isn't coming back to Penrith," Gould said. He explicitly ruled out Barrett. He has commented too that he hasn't talked with Bennett. Personally, the Titans would be NUTS not to hire Wayne in some capacity. (unless he asks for a crazy amount of money). ...
by colmcd
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Reynolds at Lock
Replies: 63
Views: 2210

Re: Reynolds at Lock

Look I don't agree with Reynolds at Lock, my idea would be to move Marsters to lock and Reynolds to center. A 5/8 to Center is not a big change and with the Running game Reynolds has he would fit in there. That being said, lets look at him at lock: Pro: tough defense, good running game, can pass. Co...