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by colmcd
Sun 20 May, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 12416
Views: 839602

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

If we're looking at Hookers apart from Jake Granville, here are a few off contract options. James Segeyaro, great player and brings a lot of energy. Also represented Papua New Guinea in the 2017 RLWC. Siliva Havili, still fairly young at 25 years of age, can play 80 minutes. Also represented Tonga ...
by colmcd
Sun 20 May, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 12416
Views: 839602

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Barba, Taupau, Cleary and Rona please Ivan These players are so important to our re-building and the club has the money. What. Ok Cleary, yes/kinda. He would be a stable halves partner with Brooks moving to 5/8 (I think this will suit him more, but I take the point of others that he should practice...
by colmcd
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Round 11: Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers
Topic: You’re dropped!
Replies: 74
Views: 2076

Re: You’re dropped!

Our forwards laid no platform tonight - our backs didn't lose us this game. They had no ball and when they did, there was no space. That's a worry because it was the best forward pack we could put on the field. We never really got into that game. After the Merrin sin bin, it was all Penrith until h...
by colmcd
Sat 19 May, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Round 11: Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers
Topic: You’re dropped!
Replies: 74
Views: 2076

Re: You’re dropped!

Our forwards laid no platform tonight - our backs didn't lose us this game. They had no ball and when they did, there was no space. That's a worry because it was the best forward pack we could put on the field . I would have had Aloiai in - only forward we have who can break the line, and Grant has...
by colmcd
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Round 11: Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers
Topic: **Live game thread**
Replies: 645
Views: 3255

Re: **Live game thread**

Well that game just shows how much we need an impact player .. ?? a good strong centre, and an impact back rower .. !! Eisenhuth, Rochow, and McQueen are all too similar to each other, they will do their job as required in defence, but in attack they offer little to no spark at all .. !! 100% Be it...
by colmcd
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 12416
Views: 839602

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Am I the only one happy with Brooks and not interested in Nathan Cleary (except for his goalkicking). Given how well Brooks is going behind a mediocre pack, I am pretty happy with him. Get him behind the pack that Nathan Cleary plays behind and youd find Brooks would go to another level. NC on the ...
by colmcd
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 12416
Views: 839602

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Am I the only one happy with Brooks and not interested in Nathan Cleary (except for his goalkicking). Given how well Brooks is going behind a mediocre pack, I am pretty happy with him. Get him behind the pack that Nathan Cleary plays behind and youd find Brooks would go to another level. NC on the ...
by colmcd
Wed 16 May, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Round 11: Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers
Topic: This game is important , maybe very important
Replies: 58
Views: 1871

Re: This game is important , maybe very important

I think this is our biggest test. In saying that i feel people over estimate the Penrith roster. Like its good but its hardly the benchmark. Bingo. Penrith are tough and it is their home ground. But I am not seeing Campbell Reagan Gillard and Trent Merrin dominating Packer and Matalino. I am seeing...
by colmcd
Wed 16 May, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Round 11: Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers
Topic: Panthers v Wests Tigers: Cleary returns; Fonua dropped
Replies: 31
Views: 1442

Re: Panthers v Wests Tigers: Cleary returns; Fonua dropped

I applaud the club for taking a tough stance on discipline. It’s not the approach I take with my staff though as penalising a player by missing games ultimately penalises the team. More prudent measure would have been to flog him at training with Ronny Palmer until midnight. That is unless he has f...
by colmcd
Tue 15 May, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: National Rugby League
Topic: KLEMMER TO PARRA??????
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: KLEMMER TO PARRA??????

Everyone is pretty Anti-Des. It's kind of understandable. As usual I disagree with everyone. Yet I think he actually is a great coach and did wonders at Manly. Remember he kept that big group of stars, Lyon, Watmough, the Stewarts, Matai, etc Together. There was HUGE dysfunction at the board level w...
by colmcd
Tue 15 May, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: National Rugby League
Topic: KLEMMER TO PARRA??????
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: KLEMMER TO PARRA??????

Don't see how any club goes near Des Hasler ever again. He has effectively consigned the dogs to also-rans for the next 3 years... not that anybody except their own supporters are upset by this. Raelene Castle is more to blame than Des which is why she bailed out. Dont think so. Des had free reign ...
by colmcd
Tue 15 May, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Round 10: Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys
Topic: Fonua
Replies: 55
Views: 1602

Re: Fonua

If Fonua performs (and hey if he keeps this effort up all year, FANTASTIC). That makes an interesting question for our backline. We never had the issues on the Kev/MWZ side as we did with the Nofo/Marsters side. I think MWZ is underrated in his defense. Clearly he combined well with Fonua and that's...
by colmcd
Mon 14 May, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 12416
Views: 839602

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

The thing about potential is that it means nothing if your recruitment team doesnt know what they are doing. If you trust the guys whose job it is to identify future NRL talent that is all that matters. At the moment and for the first time in many years i think we have a coach and a recruitment tea...
by colmcd
Mon 14 May, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: Balmain 80s/90s
Replies: 71
Views: 1146

Re: Balmain 80s/90s

But how did they get to the point that he was the best option as coach? Or even consideed? Our next door neighbour when we were growing up, worked with Jones. He knew that I was a huge Tiger fan, he told me that Jones would give to Tigers a premiership but would wreck the club. He didn't deliver a ...
by colmcd
Mon 14 May, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Cleary - One Home Ground..
Replies: 175
Views: 2992

Re: Cleary - One Home Ground..

Homebush would be the easiest venue for me to get too..... NO WAY! We pick Leichhardt or Campbelltown. END. Maybe we do most games at Leichhardt and two at Campbelltown. But if we leave Campbelltown/Macarthur, then we abandon that area for the Dragons. As a person who grew up there, please spare tho...
by colmcd
Fri 11 May, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Round 10: Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys
Topic: Sugarcoated win
Replies: 72
Views: 1725

Re: Sugarcoated win

I understand that 2 points at this stage is the most important thing but I'm worried that the fact we won is only papering over the cracks. Agreed. I hope Cleary gets the guys in the sheds and says: "hey we got lucky. You need to pick up the effort or we will be 9th-10th come finals time. I'm disap...
by colmcd
Fri 11 May, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Fonua in the centres
Replies: 56
Views: 1772

Re: Fonua in the centres

He has to be in the team. You can't drop him just after getting MOTM. Kev and MCK have to battle it out. Yep. Lets see how this goes. I would also add Nofo in the mix although he had a great game. Unsure who works best Nofo + Marsters or Kevie + Marsters. i wouldn't change the L side- brooks, lawre...
by colmcd
Fri 11 May, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Round 10: Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys
Topic: Player and team stats from tonight
Replies: 57
Views: 1261

Re: Player and team stats from tonight

Again, a mixture of Foxsports and NRL so there will be descrepancies... 1. Thompson: 104 metres in attack, 1 try assist, 11 runs, 5 tackles 2. Nofoaluma: 144 metres in attack, 1 try, 16 runs, 6 tackles 3. Marsters: 98 metres in attack, 1 line break, 1 try, 1 try assist, 10 runs, 3 tackles 5. Fonua:...