Benji Marshall - Official..

Should we try get Benji back?

Yes - It would be like the second coming of our Messiah!
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No way - Bringing back Benji is a step backwards. We need new direction, new blood.
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Re: Benji - official

Unread post by Tigerdave » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm honestly stoked with this, really glad to see him finish his career where he started. Just awesome.


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Unread post by larrycorowa » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:16 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 11:58 am
This opens the door for a lot of possibilities

1. Lolo
3. Marshall
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks

1. Benji
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
14. Lolo

1. Lolo
6. Reynolds
7. Marshall

6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
14. Marshall

Let the off season battle for spots begin.
Prefer Marshall in anything 18 and above

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Unread post by larrycorowa » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:17 pm

Hopefully he has grown up in his time away from the club

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Unread post by bobo125 » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:22 pm

GREAT NEWS ! !

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Unread post by maxxy86 » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm

Anyone think the grub to play 9??
Well its nearly time to have a 'CRACK'....Go you :sign:


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Unread post by 05TIGZ » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:32 pm

maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm
Anyone think the grub to play 9??
Welcome back benji!!!!

I've always thought Reynolds would be a gun hooker. Benji has made it clear in previous interviews he wants to focus on his strengths which is his running game. So that gives him 6 or 1. I reckon Reynolds deserves first shot at 6, but if Lolohea struggles with 1, then I'd try him there. Realistically he is a back up so if brooks or Reynolds get injured or play really bad we have someone half decent.
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Unread post by gallagher » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:32 pm

maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm
Anyone think the grub to play 9??
I wouldn't mind seeing Brooks tried at 9.

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Unread post by vlad » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:39 pm

gallagher wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:32 pm
maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm
Anyone think the grub to play 9??
I wouldn't mind seeing Brooks tried at 9.
Yes put him in the middle of the field tackling props all day , what could go wrong ...

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Unread post by gallagher » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:40 pm

vlad wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:39 pm
gallagher wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:32 pm
maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm
Anyone think the grub to play 9??
I wouldn't mind seeing Brooks tried at 9.
Yes put him in the middle of the field tackling props all day , what could go wrong ...
He'd be there by himself would he?

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Unread post by FreddyK » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:47 pm

Benji, welcome home.

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Unread post by FreddyK » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:50 pm

maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm
Anyone think the grub to play 9??
I think that Reynolds started his career in the NRL as a number 9.

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Unread post by TigerSJ » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:53 pm

I think it's a great thing for the club at so many levels, especially at the price tag. Cleary is not silly enough to play him unless he earns it, so where he plays doesn't worry me. For mine Benji is synonymous with so many fantastic memories of the Wests Tigers.
Also everyone 's so quick to burn the guy - people forget what a player he was in his heyday. He changed the face of the game and did things that no one had ever seen in NRL. The guy is a legend and I reckon having him back at the club for his last year and giving him a fitting exit is well worth the investment. Also it's a terrific way to bring back some more pride, spirit and culture to the place.

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Unread post by hugh1954 » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:53 pm

Great News next year its going to be all about jelling new team members i see this as a great move in getting the experienced and rookie players together with this icon of the game providing energy,positive media and a great back up for our spine. Just hope Benji isn't so happy that he starts back at Maccas and blows out in weight. Love the Buy Ivan

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Unread post by Fade To Black » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 1:01 pm

larrycorowa wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:17 pm
Hopefully he has grown up in his time away from the club
In what way? Apart from his Auckland Blues announcement (which he admits he handled badly) he has not put a foot wrong IMO. The Macca's incident was a non-issue. Considering he grew up in a football club from age 17 or so he has handled himself magnificently. Compare him to mungbeans like Ferguson, Dugan, Carney, Pearce etc.
Welcome back Benj, a very feel-good announcement for our club. Looking forward to seeing him on the paddock next year.

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Unread post by Cosimo_Zaretti » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 1:02 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 11:58 am
This opens the door for a lot of possibilities

1. Lolo
3. Marshall
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks

1. Benji
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
14. Lolo

1. Lolo
6. Reynolds
7. Marshall

6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
14. Marshall

Let the off season battle for spots begin.
Reynolds can play hooker, so throw that into your calculations as well. You could move Marshall to 5/8th and Reynolds to hooker to give Liddle a rest.

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Unread post by TigerSJ » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 1:07 pm

FreddyK wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:50 pm
maxxy86 wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:23 pm
Anyone think the grub to play 9??
I think that Reynolds started his career in the NRL as a number 9.
Hey Maxxy86 - I am with you on Reynolds at 9 and have been saying it since we announced him. I can see him fit that role very well (actually I see him better as a 9 than a 6) and got really excited when the talk of Watson was going around as I could see him take the 6 spot. Now I'm not sure who might play 6, whether Benji's still got the legs, maybe not - anyhow Reynolds at 9 certainly is worth considering.

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Unread post by Yossarian » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 1:09 pm

Masterton wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 11:44 am
Harvey wrote:
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Are we also chasing Ayshford for a farewell appearance?
He was good enough to push Konrad Hurrell out the club.
Take more than one person to push Konrad anywhere...

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Unread post by tigersfan » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 1:44 pm

Great news that he is back, brings a lot of experience.

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