Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Post by tiger05premier » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 3:12 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Lawrence still has 3 or 4 good years left in him

Great for the club on and off the field

I'd expect him to always be a part of our club in some capacity

You'd be lucky to find a better club man in the entire NRL


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Post by swag tiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 3:20 pm

TYGA wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 1:34 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 1:01 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:56 pm
I get the suggestion that Pascoe was in NZ recruiting a new player , not coach

Any word on that ??
Hope so. :pray:
Not a chance a rep player signing until coach is named.
Maybe our coach has already been decided but he is holding it from us for now.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by Earl » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 3:22 pm

tiger05premier wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 3:12 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Lawrence still has 3 or 4 good years left in him

Great for the club on and off the field

I'd expect him to always be a part of our club in some capacity

You'd be lucky to find a better club man in the entire NRL
Lawrence should be a priority signing for us and as you state then give him a job at the club.

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Post by tiger05premier » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 4:00 pm

Earl wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 3:22 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 3:12 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Lawrence still has 3 or 4 good years left in him

Great for the club on and off the field

I'd expect him to always be a part of our club in some capacity

You'd be lucky to find a better club man in the entire NRL
Lawrence should be a priority signing for us and as you state then give him a job at the club.
He certainly deserves it

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 4:17 pm

jadtiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:52 am
Harvey wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:45 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 9:28 am
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 19 Oct, 2018 10:31 pm


Jacob Liddle really needs to step up doesnt he. He has been far from convincing with injury and what not.

Someone needs to step up.

Good to see this kid on board.
I might sound cruel because of his bad run of injuries, but I think Liddle will turn out to be another one of those 'shoulda, coulda, woulda, but won't juniors that we seem to produce, at will, here at Wests Tigers. I haven't seen much in the guy, even when he has been on the field, to convince me he will be our future number nine.

Once this coaching fiasco is finally sorted, I am hoping that we pick up another proven NRL hooker for when Farah retires next year because we need a decent hooker in our spine - Segeyaro would've been a good pick up. No matter who our coach ends up being, either Maguire or Bennett, I just hope they can lure a decent 9 to the club.
Turns 22 next week. Debuted in 2016 with one game (which the NRL had to give permission for). Did his left shoulder in pre-season of 2017, but played 13 games before doing his right shoulder and having both shoulders reconstructed, meaning a 7 month rehab and no preseason. Ended up playing 13 games last year, though was wasted in the backend when only getting 20 minutes behind Robbie.

He may end up like other coulda, woulda juniors like Tedesco (28 games in 1st 3 seasons 1,19,8), Farah (34 games 1st 3 seasons 4,3,27) or Marshall (38 games first 3 seasons 4,7,27).

A lot of young players have injuries when asked to play big minutes against seasoned professionals before their bodies are ready.
I dont always agree with you Harvey but you are 100% correct on this,i will never understand how supporters can write off young players early because their body is still adjusting to the rigours of first grade.
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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 5:21 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 4:17 pm
jadtiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:52 am
Harvey wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:45 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 9:28 am


I might sound cruel because of his bad run of injuries, but I think Liddle will turn out to be another one of those 'shoulda, coulda, woulda, but won't juniors that we seem to produce, at will, here at Wests Tigers. I haven't seen much in the guy, even when he has been on the field, to convince me he will be our future number nine.

Once this coaching fiasco is finally sorted, I am hoping that we pick up another proven NRL hooker for when Farah retires next year because we need a decent hooker in our spine - Segeyaro would've been a good pick up. No matter who our coach ends up being, either Maguire or Bennett, I just hope they can lure a decent 9 to the club.
Turns 22 next week. Debuted in 2016 with one game (which the NRL had to give permission for). Did his left shoulder in pre-season of 2017, but played 13 games before doing his right shoulder and having both shoulders reconstructed, meaning a 7 month rehab and no preseason. Ended up playing 13 games last year, though was wasted in the backend when only getting 20 minutes behind Robbie.

He may end up like other coulda, woulda juniors like Tedesco (28 games in 1st 3 seasons 1,19,8), Farah (34 games 1st 3 seasons 4,3,27) or Marshall (38 games first 3 seasons 4,7,27).

A lot of young players have injuries when asked to play big minutes against seasoned professionals before their bodies are ready.
I dont always agree with you Harvey but you are 100% correct on this,i will never understand how supporters can write off young players early because their body is still adjusting to the rigours of first grade.
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Post by bathursttiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:05 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.
I suppose the question is this

His age is 30

Is his body still 30 ??

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Post by WT2K » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:09 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:05 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.
I suppose the question is this

His age is 30

Is his body still 30 ??
Probably not. Still think he's got a few good seasons left in him. 2 or 3 year contract becomes the question.
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Post by happy tiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:12 pm

WT2K wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:09 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:05 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm

Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.
I suppose the question is this

His age is 30

Is his body still 30 ??
Probably not. Still think he's got a few good seasons left in him. 2 or 3 year contract becomes the question.
He deserves a 3 year deal , I'm sure Rowdy is too much the team player than to go on too long and be a burden to the team /club

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Post by bathursttiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:38 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:05 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.
I suppose the question is this

His age is 30

Is his body still 30 ??
Going on this year yes.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:41 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:38 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:05 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm

Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.
I suppose the question is this

His age is 30

Is his body still 30 ??
Going on this year yes.
I agree , but players that play in Rowdy's style tend to go downhill quickly

As I said though in the next post , he deserves at the very least a 2 year deal ,with a year in our favour option

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Post by bathursttiger » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:45 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:41 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:38 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 8:05 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm


Exactly what I was thinking he's just 30.
Had his best season sense switching to the secondrow.
I suppose the question is this

His age is 30

Is his body still 30 ??
Going on this year yes.
I agree , but players that play in Rowdy's style tend to go downhill quickly

As I said though in the next post , he deserves at the very least a 2 year deal ,with a year in our favour option
I'm slow I didn't read your next post I just seen the one you replied to.
I'm old gotta give me break.

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Post by batboy » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 9:15 pm

I get all the love for Chris - really I do...… He's part of the furniture.
This year, He's had his best season in forever.
Great clubman and all that - Although I never really remember if any other club ever chased him
(Maybe back in 09-10 When we let Collis go)

Fact is - I'd be surprised if he's not in the bottom 4 starting second rowers in the game...
And he's our "best"? - I see that as a real issue...
Signing him for a few more years (At whatever cost) is more so an issue... Not for the money - But the spot he takes.
We're very short on quality in that area - Matterson fixes that to an extent.
I'm very excited about his signing - People forget he was a half a couple years ago... He's been solid in the second row and will certainly bring a bit of footy to the edge. We have one of the Better halves in thre game - And the poor bugger has never had any real class either side of him - yet we wonder why he struggles.

Get some powerful second rowers and please don't forget a strike centre or 2 (for the 9th year running)

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Post by Madge » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 9:18 pm

batboy wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 9:15 pm
I get all the love for Chris - really I do...… He's part of the furniture.
This year, He's had his best season in forever.
Great clubman and all that - Although I never really remember if any other club ever chased him
(Maybe back in 09-10 When we let Collis go)

Fact is - I'd be surprised if he's not in the bottom 4 starting second rowers in the game...
And he's our "best"? - I see that as a real issue...
Signing him for a few more years (At whatever cost) is more so an issue... Not for the money - But the spot he takes.
We're very short on quality in that area - Matterson fixes that to an extent.
I'm very excited about his signing - People forget he was a half a couple years ago... He's been solid in the second row and will certainly bring a bit of footy to the edge. We have one of the Better halves in thre game - And the poor bugger has never had any real class either side of him - yet we wonder why he struggles.

Get some powerful second rowers and please don't forget a strike centre or 2 (for the 9th year running)
Umm are you alright there??

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Post by Geo. » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 10:42 pm

momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:45 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:43 pm
Josh Aloiai, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Luke Brooks, (sign him now)
Michael Chee-Kam, (expendable)
Robbie Farah, (retirement)
Mahe Fonua, (back to ESL)
Tyson Gamble, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Luke Garner, (this one could go either way)
Chris Lawrence, (retirement)
Jacob Liddle, (this is make or break year for him so?)
Benji Marshall, (retirement)
Sam McIntyre, (doubt that he has it but dependent on his 2019 performance)
Thomas Mikaele, (I would resign him now)
Robbie Rochow, (retirement)
Dylan Smith, (work in progress I would resign him on a short term contract)
Corey Thompson (he is good but age is catching up .... maybe short term extension)
I think you can add McQueen to that list as I think he will be shipped or shopped out.
Lawrence retirement? You’re having a laugh.
Well he is getting close. Will be 31 at this time next year.
No argument that he is playing well but if he stays healthy and is happy to stay on $s he is currently on than maybe an extension. But know that Sheens has been after him to switch to his ESL side Hull Kingston Rover on good money.
So retirement to ESL possible.
Lawrence is basically free for cap purposes as he recieves the long serving player allowance...may have changed a little with the return of Farah and Marshall as they each had more than 8 consecutive seasons but may not qualify as they left and returned

Give me Rowdy for free any day...
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OK I was wrong

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:09 pm

Rowdy will stay on, I’m pretty confident about that. Maybe 2 years, then head off to the ESL.

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Post by jirskyr » Sun 21 Oct, 2018 1:11 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 5:21 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 4:17 pm
jadtiger wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:52 am
Harvey wrote:
Sat 20 Oct, 2018 11:45 am


Turns 22 next week. Debuted in 2016 with one game (which the NRL had to give permission for). Did his left shoulder in pre-season of 2017, but played 13 games before doing his right shoulder and having both shoulders reconstructed, meaning a 7 month rehab and no preseason. Ended up playing 13 games last year, though was wasted in the backend when only getting 20 minutes behind Robbie.

He may end up like other coulda, woulda juniors like Tedesco (28 games in 1st 3 seasons 1,19,8), Farah (34 games 1st 3 seasons 4,3,27) or Marshall (38 games first 3 seasons 4,7,27).

A lot of young players have injuries when asked to play big minutes against seasoned professionals before their bodies are ready.
I dont always agree with you Harvey but you are 100% correct on this,i will never understand how supporters can write off young players early because their body is still adjusting to the rigours of first grade.
X2
Blake Lazarus
Jacob Miller
Pat Politoni
Matt Groat
Nathan Waters
Manaia Cherrington
Shannon Gallant
Kurtis Rowe
Curtis Sironen

That's why.
Every single club has a list like that, it's got nothing to do with Tigers, but a fact that a very small % of junior footballers ever have a long-term NRL career.

So if you write one kid off, write them all off, because on average you will be correct.

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