Matt Groat back in Tigers Colours (Easts Tigers)

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Matt Groat back in Tigers Colours (Easts Tigers)

Unread post by Geo. » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:14 pm

Signed with Easts Tigers to play QLD ISC in 2018..

Well done Matt..

Watto is very pleased...
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Unread post by Spud Murphy » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:16 pm

That headline scared me, please don't do that again!

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Unread post by underdog » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:17 pm

He'd be worth a look now as he's the right age for a prop.

Was a baby in the head when he was fed to the lions initially.
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Unread post by Harvey » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:28 pm

Where has he been hiding the last few years. Did not achieve much wherever it was.
I feel sorry for this bloke, he was sacrificed by the club and coaching staff when pushed into first grade early

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Unread post by Geo. » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm

Harvey wrote:
Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:28 pm
Where has he been hiding the last few years. Did not achieve much wherever it was.
I feel sorry for this bloke, he was sacrificed by the club and coaching staff when pushed into first grade early
Groat will join the Tigers from the CQ Capras. At 192cm and 120kg, the 25 year-old will add size to the Tigers pack in 2018.
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Unread post by Harvey » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:33 pm

So hiding in the local buffet?

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Unread post by wt00 » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 7:01 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Mon 18 Sep, 2017 5:16 pm
That headline scared me, please don't do that again!
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Unread post by old man tiger » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 7:14 pm

Clicking this thread I was holding my breath

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Unread post by Love the WestsTigers » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 7:26 pm

I thought wow, he must have really improved to be back lol

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Unread post by Donald Trump » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 10:14 pm

Career highlight was getting KO'ed by Ben Te'o.
Let's make the Tigers great again!

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 10:24 pm

He was never first grade standard. It's a cop out to say he was blooded too early and that is what ruined him. Plenty of players get blooded before they are ready. The ones who have it handle it, the ones who don't, don't. Groat never had it. He made Jack Buchanan look like Shane Webcke.

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Unread post by tigerap » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 10:39 pm

I thought he was 30 odd so he's only 25....

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Unread post by colmcd » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 10:04 am

It seemed like Groat rode a Aaron Woods wave. Had we realised that he wasn't up to speed we could have held onto Fifita, let Gibbs and Groat goto Cronulla.

Boy how many Tigers fans would die if Gibbs came back.

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Unread post by jrtiger » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 11:57 am

I thought the REAL prodigal son was returning ;) you can't do these things to me Geo

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Unread post by sideline eye » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 12:06 pm

I think you need to realise that Groat was quite young when he started playing First Grade and the expectations that were put on him were never going to eventuate. Most props come into their own at around the mid 20s mark but our expectations were fuelled by the early success of Woods and Fifita. I thought he showed some promise for a kid and it wouldn't surprise me if he was offered a gig somewhere in the NRL in the future; he certainly has some size about him and his power will peak in the next couple of years but as for coming back to the Wests Tigers, I can't see that happening with the strength of our current front row/lock stocks.

Having said that, a general comment on the forum: It would be nice if we could make comment on those who don't come up to our lofty standards, in a constructive manner instead of sticking the boot in at every opportunity and yes, I know that we are entitled to post whatever we like within reason but that's just my obvservation on how to make the forum a better place.

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Unread post by old man tiger » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:41 pm

sideline eye wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 12:06 pm

Having said that, a general comment on the forum: It would be nice if we could make comment on those who don't come up to our lofty standards, in a constructive manner instead of sticking the boot in at every opportunity and yes, I know that we are entitled to post whatever we like within reason but that's just my obvservation on how to make the forum a better place.
That's true. I made a facetious comment earlier in the thread, but he is a much better footballer than me.

I try not to bag them when they play for us, and it isn't all about talent. Groat is being treated like a hall of famer compared to what a couple of other ex-tigers will cop at some stage next year.

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