Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 9:19 am

Solid doesn't win us titles, but it will get us going in the right direction.

Seriously, we have not made the finals for seven seasons. We are poison to elite players who want success wherever they go. We need to start competing in the finals regularly and show cause as to why we'd be an attractive proposition for high quality players in the NRL.

There's only one other way to achieve that, and that involves investing large chunks of our cap to attract one or two players who will be nothing without half decent players filling out the team around them, and causes serious dramas with cap management to retain anyone we bring through the system who will likely go elsewhere to taste success due to repeated failure (read: Moses, Woods, Tedesco.)
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Post by Snake » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 9:21 am

I am so glad Graham is staying at the Sharks I just never understand the love for these types .. yes a good player that is is injury prone and his best days are behind him .
In all seriousness if this club wants to climb the ladder of success better options of player recruitment has to be applied ...Younger...stronger and hungry !if not the Graham type signing just keeps keeps the mediocrity wheels turning.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 9:22 am

I would not be taking Graham as he is not a centre.
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Post by TheDaBoss » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 12:05 pm

Cook has signed with rabbits on a 5 year deal
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Post by Snake » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 12:19 pm

TheDaBoss wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 12:05 pm
Cook has signed with rabbits on a 5 year deal
Good on Souths Cook is in my one trick pony team !


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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 12:23 pm

Good, hopefully it forces Jennings out. Could use a bloke like him. Scored 24 tries in 34 games for Souths. Still would like an out and out centre too though.
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Post by Geo. » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 1:07 pm

Damn we thought we had him
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by TheDaBoss » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 2:14 pm

Geo. wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 1:07 pm
Damn we thought we had him
"we" ;) 8-)
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Post by TheDaBoss » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 2:15 pm

UK Super League giants St Helens have hosed down talk of Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson moving to the NRL after the England winger was spotted at Newcastle.
Makinson made it clear he wanted to break into the NRL after he was a shock winner of the Golden Boot award ahead of James Tedesco, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Elliott Whitehead last month.
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Post by happy tiger » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:08 pm

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 7:38 am
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Tue 04 Dec, 2018 7:47 pm
bp tiger wrote:
Tue 04 Dec, 2018 7:35 pm
bigsiro wrote:
Tue 04 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm
Happy with the player signings so far... but...let's be honest.....
I know we aren't Melb or Rosters but I think we would all be lying to ourselves if we can't admit that without signing a gun centre and proper forward it's another failed off-season / foray into the player market.

Most distressing is that there are already posts that precede this one, from our fans, that they are satisfied with our 2019 team and how we should probably start thinking about 2020.....
ummm, FYI it's practically the same team! the team that missed the 8...AGAIN!

We were apparently all "cashed up" and it was largely acknowledged that the 2018 off-season was/is absolutely the window where we need to sign established guns into centre and forward. Particularly forward.
We have added no origin or rep players to our roster, nor have we even signed any established first-graders, so please, do not cite the lame old reason of the "salary cap" - I do not buy it. That's an excuse for sour-grape-suckers who (1) are never privvy to actual accounts and (2) who veil their inferiority complex behind the excuse of the salary cap. Sorry - that's how I feel.
From where I sit it seems we picked up a few fringe first-graders to fill these positions (though they may come good...I do have hope for Momo). But this is just not good enough. I know the off-season isn't over, but we cannot be complacent. We need to demand better. We need quality!

We need to appreciate that:
(1) our forward pack has lacked punch for years and this excuse has inevitably followed most of our losses - and rightly so.
(2) the Brooks thread has largely been dominated by his groupies slamming his critics, but what we all can agree on is that he hasn't had a proper pack to play behind - and this may very well turn him into a world-beater.

As it stands right now, we haven't made significant improvements to our pack, so I don't see how either of the above trends will change. Thus, I fail to grasp how can any of us realistically expect it to be anything but another year of what if's.

Look, I love our players and have a natural bias as to how awesome they are, but I am trying to be objective, so unless Madge is an absolute genius I just can't see us doing much better in 2019, with largely the same cattle.

Please don't call me a pessimist, I am just calling for some perspective.

We need to learn from the mistakes of the past. Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Cronulla did things differently and reaped rewards by becoming a perennial threat. So did Souths.
It's bloody well our turn. Come on Madge!!! Come on fans! Let's NOT settle for anything less than the absolute best we can get!

Please don't shoot down those like me who only want a crazy amazing team and refuse to settle.
gee its good to see that some one else can see are, short comings in recruitment. yes we got 3 players that may be good, but there along way from rep players. most on here need to get there heads out of the sand and see it for what it really is, another failed roster. and if most think it will be better in 2020, just harp back to what we have been dished up over the last 5-10 tens years.
For all your complaining, you don’t offer many solutions.
Simple, Buy a quality player :D

I can see us ambushing a few teams early then falling off the pace when our pack hits the wall, much the same as this year, hope not though
I think we have a bit better depth in the forwards on 2018 , if all the backs stay fit ............ :pray:

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:09 pm

Geo. wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 1:07 pm
Damn we thought we had him
Who .....Cammy Smith ??

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Post by TheDaBoss » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:44 pm

St George Illawarra have reportedly expressed interest in one of Parramatta’s star halves.

and taupau has been linked with Canterbury, Parramatta and the Sydney Roosters in recent months.
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Post by WT2K » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 4:26 pm

TheDaBoss wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:44 pm
St George Illawarra have reportedly expressed interest in one of Parramatta’s star halves.

and taupau has been linked with Canterbury, Parramatta and the Sydney Roosters in recent months.
Marty staying at manly. He's happy with Des as coach (apparently)
No more plodders!
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Post by bigsiro » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:08 pm
I think we have a bit better depth in the forwards on 2018 , if all the backs stay fit ............ :pray:
Agree. We recruited for depth.
:roll:

Pray hard, happy.

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Post by Russell » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:04 pm

Snake wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 12:19 pm
TheDaBoss wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 12:05 pm
Cook has signed with rabbits on a 5 year deal
Good on Souths Cook is in my one trick pony team !
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Post by happy tiger » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:24 pm

bigsiro wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:08 pm
I think we have a bit better depth in the forwards on 2018 , if all the backs stay fit ............ :pray:
Agree. We recruited for depth.
:roll:

Pray hard, happy.
We have some definite upgrades on 2018 obviously with Musgrave and Matterson

Hopefully players like Aloiai ,Garner and the Twuth take big steps towards being more than potentially good players

If Mikaele can step up to at least impact bench forward our pack is far better

Then when injuries hit , players like Rochow , Garner when they get called up will be fresh

Put the best 2018 pack on paper and the best 2019 pack on paper and you'll see the difference

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Post by Demps » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:25 pm

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Young gun Bronson Xerri is a wests tigers fan.
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Post by WswWt » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:27 pm

Demps wrote:
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 5:25 pm
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Young gun Bronson Xerri is a wests tigers fan.
Shame he can’t spell Wests correctly

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