Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Post by Geo. » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 3:45 pm

Needs more Terry Hill..

Kev McGuiness did OK..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by Russell » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 3:47 pm

bigsiro wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:13 pm
cochise wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 12:49 pm
Chris wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 12:46 pm
Is it just me or does it seem like we've needed a center and an impact forward/big name prop since 2000?
We have had some very good centres, Lawrance being the best.
Really?
...
I mean really? This has gotta be the weakest position in our history.

Lawrence is a club stalwart but he only had one or two good years at centre. He was never "very good". (subjective i guess)...

I would say Wests Tigers as an entity has had no more than 3 "very good" centres. And certainly none for the best part of the last 15 years, i.e. since Whatuira.
He was good enough to be an Australian International.

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Post by Russell » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 3:58 pm

(Preface) The best centre Wests Tigers have ever had (that is how this started), not Tigers.

Maybe subjective but imo - he was much better than Whatuira and Halatau - the rest you wouldn't feed.

Hanley and Schofield (mainly a 5/8) didn't play for WT so let's not go back into the archives.

Anyway all good, let's get back on topic.

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Post by fergiefurr » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:00 pm

Lawrence, Whatiura and then Simona are the only really decent first grade centres we've had. I agree it's generally been our weakest position.

With Holmes leaving the sharks it wouldn't surprise me if they go for Dylan Walker and shift Dugan to fullback.

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Post by Harvey » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:16 pm

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:22 pm

Is it still true that Bennett won't pay more than $300K for a prop?
or has his limit gone up in accordance with the salary cap.
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Post by Spartan117 » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:26 pm

Liddle latest?????

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Post by bigsiro » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:36 pm

Russell wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 3:47 pm
bigsiro wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:13 pm
cochise wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 12:49 pm
Chris wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 12:46 pm
Is it just me or does it seem like we've needed a center and an impact forward/big name prop since 2000?
We have had some very good centres, Lawrance being the best.
Really?
...
I mean really? This has gotta be the weakest position in our history.

Lawrence is a club stalwart but he only had one or two good years at centre. He was never "very good". (subjective i guess)...

I would say Wests Tigers as an entity has had no more than 3 "very good" centres. And certainly none for the best part of the last 15 years, i.e. since Whatuira.
He was good enough to be an Australian International.
No he wasn't.
Sheens selected him, in one of the most nepotistic, opportunistic kangaroo selections I can recall.
Everyone and their dog saw that and laughed when it happened.

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Post by bigsiro » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:37 pm

Russell wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 3:58 pm
(Preface) The best centre Wests Tigers have ever had (that is how this started), not Tigers.

Maybe subjective but imo - he was much better than Whatuira and Halatau - the rest you wouldn't feed.

Hanley and Schofield (mainly a 5/8) didn't play for WT so let's not go back into the archives.

Anyway all good, let's get back on topic.
Agree, back to the topic of signing speculations!

Can anyone update us as to Dylan Walker?????

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Post by bp tiger » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:50 pm

DONT FORGET gary schofield, he was one of the best.

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Post by bp tiger » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:53 pm

heres another problem we will have to face, with the sharks losing val, they will be in the market for any back going, and the way things always pan out they get before we do.

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Post by 851 » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:12 pm

bp tiger wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:53 pm
heres another problem we will have to face, with the sharks losing val, they will be in the market for any back going, and the way things always pan out they get before we do.
Alex Johnston rumoured to be heading their way, we don't need him anyway
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Post by Nelson » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:23 pm

bp tiger wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 4:53 pm
heres another problem we will have to face, with the sharks losing val, they will be in the market for any back going, and the way things always pan out they get before we do.
Yeah that must be why Matterson is playing for the Sharks next season...

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Post by supercoach » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:33 pm

larrycorowa wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 2:06 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:19 pm
bigsiro wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:13 pm
cochise wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 12:49 pm


We have had some very good centres, Lawrance being the best.
Really?
...
I mean really? This has gotta be the weakest position in our history.

Lawrence is a club stalwart but he only had one or two good years at centre. He was never "very good". (subjective i guess)...

I would say Wests Tigers as an entity has had no more than 3 "very good" centres. And certainly none for the best part of the last 15 years, i.e. since Whatuira.
Its ignorance in the extreme to suggest Lawrence was never very good pre hip injury.
By far the best centre I have ever seen play for the Tigers and I have been following since 1970
Big call....for me Geoff Starling and Terry Parker from the old days, than Dennis Bendal and Wayne Wigham, always loved Buba Kennedy and of course Spud and Fats did okay

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Post by TigerSkins » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:39 pm

Melbourne Storm dilema .. Cam Smith wants to play on for 2 more years .. Storm have already committed to their 2019 - 2020 (so far 29 players) roster that didn't include Smith .. but they haven't re-signed Cam Munster yet .. and now Cam smith wants another two years .. umm correct me if I'm wrong .. two don't go into one .. !! So where is Munster gonna end up .. Cronulla or Roosters .. !!

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Post by tiger05premier » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:44 pm

TigerSkins wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:39 pm
Melbourne Storm dilema .. Cam Smith wants to play on for 2 more years .. Storm have already committed to their 2019 - 2020 (so far 29 players) roster that didn't include Smith .. but they haven't re-signed Cam Munster yet .. and now Cam smith wants another two years .. umm correct me if I'm wrong .. two don't go into one .. !! So where is Munster gonna end up .. Cronulla or Roosters .. !!
Munster to the rorters and taupau as well

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:51 pm

supercoach wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:33 pm
larrycorowa wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 2:06 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:19 pm
bigsiro wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:13 pm


Really?
...
I mean really? This has gotta be the weakest position in our history.

Lawrence is a club stalwart but he only had one or two good years at centre. He was never "very good". (subjective i guess)...

I would say Wests Tigers as an entity has had no more than 3 "very good" centres. And certainly none for the best part of the last 15 years, i.e. since Whatuira.
Its ignorance in the extreme to suggest Lawrence was never very good pre hip injury.
By far the best centre I have ever seen play for the Tigers and I have been following since 1970
Big call....for me Geoff Starling and Terry Parker from the old days, than Dennis Bendal and Wayne Wigham, always loved Buba Kennedy and of course Spud and Fats did okay
For Balmain, Geoff Starling, Dennis Bendall and Buba Kennedy were excellent noting Starling and Bendall had their careers ended prematurely. We never had the chance to realise how good they were going to be.

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Post by tiger05premier » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:53 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:51 pm
supercoach wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 5:33 pm
larrycorowa wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 2:06 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Wed 21 Nov, 2018 1:19 pm

Its ignorance in the extreme to suggest Lawrence was never very good pre hip injury.
By far the best centre I have ever seen play for the Tigers and I have been following since 1970
Big call....for me Geoff Starling and Terry Parker from the old days, than Dennis Bendal and Wayne Wigham, always loved Buba Kennedy and of course Spud and Fats did okay
For Balmain, Geoff Starling, Dennis Bendall and Buba Kennedy were excellent noting Starling and Bendall had their careers ended prematurely. We never had the chance to realise how good they were going to be.
I must have just been too young to see the other 2 but bubba kennedy was great to watch

A true centre with great pace

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