James Tedesco Signs with Roosters [Official]

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm

It is nice of him to state "I'm looking forward to getting on with the season" after it has been derailed by him and the two others.


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Post by TCL » Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm

blah blah blah, i want the easy route to finals footy. thats what i got from the article.

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Post by Earl » Fri 26 May, 2017 5:24 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.
I'm with you. I hate people like that. He lies. He has no integrity. Personally I wish him the worst and I don't think he should be playing for this club again.

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Post by momo&medo » Fri 26 May, 2017 5:47 pm

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Fri 26 May, 2017 4:08 pm
Wests Tigers star James Tedesco opens up on NRL move to the Sydney Roosters

Nathan Ryan
May 25, 2017 11:26am

JAMES Tedesco has opened up on his decision to quit the Wests Tigers for the Sydney Roosters in a move he is adamant wasn’t driven by money.

The NSW No.1 will move to the Chooks on a handsome four-year deal from next season but revealed if his decision was driven by the dollar, the more lucrative offer would’ve been to remain in Concord.

In search of a change and sustained success on the paddock, joining a strong club was a major draw card for the Camden product.

While Tedesco’s decision was met with great uproar form the Tigers faithful who labelled the custodian ‘money hungry’ on social media, he said he can understand why they are upset but insists the move wasn’t motivated by cash.

Source: News Corp Australia

“The Tigers had a great offer money wise, it wasn’t about the money at all really,” Tedesco said from Blues camp in Kingscliff.

“It was a good opportunity for me to be at a strong club.

“Obviously the fans are going to be disappointed and upset. They’re pretty passionate and I can’t thank them enough for their support over the last five or so years.

“The club has done great things for me and gave me my start so it’s understandable for fans being upset. It’s all part of the game these days.”


There’s no denying the contract drama at the Tigers was a contributing factor to Jason Taylor’s demise.

Aaron Woods, Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses were all off-contract at the same time in a contract circus which threatened to rip the club apart.

Funnily Tedesco’s former coach, Taylor, has since returned to the Roosters as an assistant coach. They’ll be forced to work with each other next year but that won’t be an issue.

Since Taylor’s exit from Concord, Tedesco, Woods and Moses have all decided to move on.

Moses has already left the club for a fresh start at Parramatta, while the NSW Origin pair will head off at the end of the season with Woods to the Bulldogs and Tedesco the Tricolours.

“It was a tough decision,” Tedesco said.

“It obviously dragged on a bit through the media.

“I told everyone I wanted to take my time, obviously with what happened last time, it was a rushed decision. I obviously changed my mind on that.

“Roosters are a strong club. I thought I wanted a fresh start. There’s obviously been a lot of dramas at the club at Tigers so far and I had the opportunity to go over to Roosters where I was a supporter of them as a kid.

“(Roosters legend Anthony) Minichiello, I spoke to him a fair few times through out it all and to have the opportunity to go over there and work pretty closely with him was pretty enticing for me. I’m looking forward to that next year but I’ve still focused on this year for the Tigers.”

Now in camp with the Blues and free of contract stresses, Tedesco confessed he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders.

With clarity on where he’s headed and the Origin series opener on Wednesday to focus on, the 24-year-old believes he can finally give all his attention to playing football.

“To get away from that for a bit and have it all sorted is good,” he said of contract drama.

“We had the dramas with Mitch and that the last few weeks as well so to have all that sorted, hopefully we can turn our season around because we’ve had pretty disappointing results the last few weeks.

“I’m looking forward to getting on with the season.”

http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pre ... cd0e85df2c

Nice James...should have just said that in the 1st place..
The only one of the three that we will miss.
Wish him all the best and hope he finds what he is looking for.
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Post by mctiger » Fri 26 May, 2017 5:54 pm

Earl wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:24 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.
I'm with you. I hate people like that. He lies. He has no integrity. Personally I wish him the worst and I don't think he should be playing for this club again.
x2. At the members function in Brisbane last week I deliberately avoided Woods and Turdesco (although my son wanted a photo with him so I obliged) and made sure I spoke to players that wanted to be with the club.

Blokes like MWZ who realised they had talent and wanted to prove themselves before the chance went by and despite offers elsewhere wanted to come to the club. Chee-Kam was the same who loved the club and stayed despite having offers elsewhere to leave. Aloiai (who I spoke highly about in other threads) who wants to give it his best as he is 100% focused on being a professional footy player.

These are the guys that will make the club great (although we obviously need talent around them). I asked them all if the reputation of the club made them think twice and none were put off and like Clearly, felt the reality was different to what is reported.

As for Mitcheel, I was deathriding him so much last week it hurt (when Vossy said that the game was set up for a Mitcheel field goal to win it I was almost sick at the thought of the headlines), and I will be doing the same again tonight.....


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Post by Tigerdon » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:01 pm

mctiger wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:54 pm
Earl wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:24 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.
I'm with you. I hate people like that. He lies. He has no integrity. Personally I wish him the worst and I don't think he should be playing for this club again.
x2. At the members function in Brisbane last week I deliberately avoided Woods and Turdesco (although my son wanted a photo with him so I obliged) and made sure I spoke to players that wanted to be with the club.

Blokes like MWZ who realised they had talent and wanted to prove themselves before the chance went by and despite offers elsewhere wanted to come to the club. Chee-Kam was the same who loved the club and stayed despite having offers elsewhere to leave. Aloiai (who I spoke highly about in other threads) who wants to give it his best as he is 100% focused on being a professional footy player.

These are the guys that will make the club great (although we obviously need talent around them). I asked them all if the reputation of the club made them think twice and none were put off and like Clearly, felt the reality was different to what is reported.

As for Mitcheel, I was deathriding him so much last week it hurt (when Vossy said that the game was set up for a Mitcheel field goal to win it I was almost sick at the thought of the headlines), and I will be doing the same again tonight.....
Don't worry. Burgees will have a field day again..running over Moses.
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Post by Earl » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:08 pm

Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 6:01 pm
mctiger wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:54 pm
Earl wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:24 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.
I'm with you. I hate people like that. He lies. He has no integrity. Personally I wish him the worst and I don't think he should be playing for this club again.
x2. At the members function in Brisbane last week I deliberately avoided Woods and Turdesco (although my son wanted a photo with him so I obliged) and made sure I spoke to players that wanted to be with the club.

Blokes like MWZ who realised they had talent and wanted to prove themselves before the chance went by and despite offers elsewhere wanted to come to the club. Chee-Kam was the same who loved the club and stayed despite having offers elsewhere to leave. Aloiai (who I spoke highly about in other threads) who wants to give it his best as he is 100% focused on being a professional footy player.

These are the guys that will make the club great (although we obviously need talent around them). I asked them all if the reputation of the club made them think twice and none were put off and like Clearly, felt the reality was different to what is reported.

As for Mitcheel, I was deathriding him so much last week it hurt (when Vossy said that the game was set up for a Mitcheel field goal to win it I was almost sick at the thought of the headlines), and I will be doing the same again tonight.....
Don't worry. Burgees will have a field day again..running over Moses.
We can only pray.

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Post by wmlmaster » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:46 pm

I'm appalled with that dog Tedesco on channel 9 news tonight, blaming his performance on everything else but himself and accepting responsiblity. Lucky for him we arn't allowed to swear on this forum otherwise I would let everyone know what I really think of him and the other 2 dogs........

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Post by cqtiger » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:55 pm

I'm in two minds about tonights game.
Really like to see Parra get another flogging and Moses letting in tries and take wrong options ... but I have a yearly bet with a Souffs mate on who finishes higher on the table.

Bugger it - go Souffs!
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:55 pm

I was just playing music with the volume on the TV down, not really paying attention, then i turned and saw Woods being interviewed by Hooper with the smuggest looking smile imaginable on Hooper's face. Pathetc.
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Post by stryker » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:55 pm

Dont worry about Ted guys. By this time next week he'll be crying through his wired up jaw again .

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Post by Spud Murphy » Fri 26 May, 2017 6:56 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.

Really? Perhaps you need to get a new perspective on life. It's just football and it's honestly not worth all this bitterness.

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Post by Blackpearl » Fri 26 May, 2017 7:10 pm

mctiger wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:54 pm
Earl wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 5:24 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.
I'm with you. I hate people like that. He lies. He has no integrity. Personally I wish him the worst and I don't think he should be playing for this club again.
x2. At the members function in Brisbane last week I deliberately avoided Woods and Turdesco (although my son wanted a photo with him so I obliged) and made sure I spoke to players that wanted to be with the club.

Blokes like MWZ who realised they had talent and wanted to prove themselves before the chance went by and despite offers elsewhere wanted to come to the club. Chee-Kam was the same who loved the club and stayed despite having offers elsewhere to leave. Aloiai (who I spoke highly about in other threads) who wants to give it his best as he is 100% focused on being a professional footy player.

These are the guys that will make the club great (although we obviously need talent around them). I asked them all if the reputation of the club made them think twice and none were put off and like Clearly, felt the reality was different to what is reported.

As for Mitcheel, I was deathriding him so much last week it hurt (when Vossy said that the game was set up for a Mitcheel field goal to win it I was almost sick at the thought of the headlines), and I will be doing the same again tonight.....
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Post by tigerap » Fri 26 May, 2017 7:24 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 6:56 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.

Really? Perhaps you need to get a new perspective on life. It's just football and it's honestly not worth all this bitterness.
If u watched CH9 sports tonight you'd be spewing .. another Tedesco interview about his struggles this year and how is is a victim of the issues around the contract saga... then goes on to say how much he is looking forward to being with his Chook mates next year.... another dump on the WT..far out I've never seen such ungrateful players...

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Post by Earl » Fri 26 May, 2017 10:01 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 6:56 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.

Really? Perhaps you need to get a new perspective on life. It's just football and it's honestly not worth all this bitterness.
I have the complete opposite perspective. Football is much more important than life and bitterness and anger makes life worth living.

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Post by Earl » Fri 26 May, 2017 10:02 pm

tigerap wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 7:24 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 6:56 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 4:20 pm
Lots of people will say that is self-serving commentary, a retrospective spin on the decision making process to make it more publicly appealing, especially in light of the public backlash.

Personally Turdesco can go to hell, I don't care if he plays another game for the Tigers this year, he is dead to me. Less dead than Mitcheel who I am actively deathriding every week, but dead enough.

Didn't even feel sorry for him when he cross 4 times last week but couldn't cop a try.

Really? Perhaps you need to get a new perspective on life. It's just football and it's honestly not worth all this bitterness.
If u watched CH9 sports tonight you'd be spewing .. another Tedesco interview about his struggles this year and how is is a victim of the issues around the contract saga... then goes on to say how much he is looking forward to being with his Chook mates next year.... another dump on the WT..far out I've never seen such ungrateful players...
I won't watch it but it's clear the sort of person this guy is.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 26 May, 2017 10:08 pm

I saw Woods being interviewed by Hooper tonight with the smuggest look you've ever seen on Hooper's face. This guy is supposed to be a supporter isn't he?

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Post by AnnandaleTiger » Fri 26 May, 2017 10:18 pm

Yeah and he gets scoops to do Isaac Moses dirty work in the press. Another low life, have seen him at games.

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