5 reasons Wests Tigers can win in 2014

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5 reasons Wests Tigers can win in 2014

Post by Tigersman » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 10:30 am

1. An all-out youth movement

Apparently every team has a bountiful supply of rock star under-20s talent begging to get their names in the spotlight, but none are more ready than the ones brewing on the banks of Concord. Which is a good thing, because the Tigers' crop will have to be ready this season. Having survived the death knell late last year, coach Mick Potter now places his future in the hands of a squad that is greener than a home-grown Christmas tree. With almost two-thirds of his roster under the age of 26, Potter has one of, if not the most talented batch of kids in the game. Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, Tim Simona, James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Kyle Lovett and Nathan Brown aren't quite household names just yet, but they will be.

2. A once-in-a-generation talent

And the pick of the bunch, the creme de la creme, is none other than Luke Brooks, who has enjoyed cult status since his elevation into first grade last season. His future is so promising that assistant coach Todd Payten couldn't help but compare him to the great Andrew Johns, giving Tigers fans ample reason to quickly forget the feats and failures of one Benji Marshall. Short and dumpy but with all the skills in Joey's handbook, the teenager looks like every bit the once-in-a-generation talent, making his progression against the NRL elite worth keeping an eye on this year.

3. No more Marshall magic

It was certainly an inglorious exit for fan favourite Benji Marshall, whose alarming drop off in form in recent years culminated in an ignominious demotion to the bench just nine games into 2013. Having ruled Tigerland for the best part of 13 years, his absence will create a significant shift both off the field and on, meaning we're about to see a vastly different Wests Tigers team than the one we're accustomed to. And, based on the results of the past few seasons, that can only be a good thing.

4. Wingmen will fly

The first has the power of Akuila Uate, the height of Lote Tuqiri and the speed of Brett Morris; the second scored one of the most spectacular, gravity-defying tries of the past decade; and the third is a former Man of Steel who nails 60-metre field goals like he breathes air.

They mightn't be the most accomplished trio in Tigers history, but it's clear that having Marika Koroibete, David Nofoaluma and/or Pat Richards on the flanks is an undisputable strength for the Wests Tigers to play off next season. Two are burgeoning stars and the third is a lot more than the 2005 Grand Final highlight he's been advertised to be.

5. Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt

It was a cardinal sin for rugby league not to be played under the bathing Sunday afternoon sunshine last year, and in some twisted way, the Tigers paid the consequences. But the romance of Leichhardt returns in 2014 and with it, so should the Tigers, who enjoy a special relationship with their boutique ground like no other team. At the very least, we're all going to enjoy the dulcet tones of Ray Warren and Phil Gould bantering about how much they love their Sunday football, but we're betting the Tigers might benefit from the environment a lot more.
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Post by happy tiger » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 10:38 am

If Robbie Farah isn't one of the 5 reasons we can win the whole shebang in 2014 , we won't win the whole shebang in 2014

Robbie needs a career equal best season at the very least in 2014 for us to be any chance

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Post by westy81 » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 11:19 am

Robbie will play with all his heart and at 110% just like has every other year, tell me when he hasn't

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Post by Tigersman » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 12:33 pm

happy tiger wrote:If Robbie Farah isn't one of the 5 reasons we can win the whole shebang in 2014 , we won't win the whole shebang in 2014

Robbie needs a career equal best season at the very least in 2014 for us to be any chance
You took the words right out of my mouth. Truer words have not yet been spoken.
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Post by Newtown » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 12:42 pm

Teamwork is the answer. I hope Robbie Farah has a good season but one player is not the reason for a good team season - as we found out with Benji.


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Post by Tigersman » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 12:48 pm

Newtown wrote:Teamwork is the answer. I hope Robbie Farah has a good season but one player is not the reason for a good team season - as we found out with Benji.
He isn't THE reason but if he plays at 100% the whole team will follow in his foot steps.
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Post by pHyR3 » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 12:51 pm

robbie will go well and not overplay his hand. This was only done when no one else on the team could produce anything. Such as the last few minutes of Origin III when it was obvious the halves werent gonna do anything.
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Post by alexaki » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 12:53 pm

Tigersman wrote:1. An all-out youth movement

Apparently every team has a bountiful supply of rock star under-20s talent begging to get their names in the spotlight, but none are more ready than the ones brewing on the banks of Concord. Which is a good thing, because the Tigers' crop will have to be ready this season. Having survived the death knell late last year, coach Mick Potter now places his future in the hands of a squad that is greener than a home-grown Christmas tree. With almost two-thirds of his roster under the age of 26, Potter has one of, if not the most talented batch of kids in the game. Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, Tim Simona, James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Kyle Lovett and Nathan Brown aren't quite household names just yet, but they will be.

2. A once-in-a-generation talent

And the pick of the bunch, the creme de la creme, is none other than Luke Brooks, who has enjoyed cult status since his elevation into first grade last season. His future is so promising that assistant coach Todd Payten couldn't help but compare him to the great Andrew Johns, giving Tigers fans ample reason to quickly forget the feats and failures of one Benji Marshall. Short and dumpy but with all the skills in Joey's handbook, the teenager looks like every bit the once-in-a-generation talent, making his progression against the NRL elite worth keeping an eye on this year.

3. No more Marshall magic

It was certainly an inglorious exit for fan favourite Benji Marshall, whose alarming drop off in form in recent years culminated in an ignominious demotion to the bench just nine games into 2013. Having ruled Tigerland for the best part of 13 years, his absence will create a significant shift both off the field and on, meaning we're about to see a vastly different Wests Tigers team than the one we're accustomed to. And, based on the results of the past few seasons, that can only be a good thing.

4. Wingmen will fly

The first has the power of Akuila Uate, the height of Lote Tuqiri and the speed of Brett Morris; the second scored one of the most spectacular, gravity-defying tries of the past decade; and the third is a former Man of Steel who nails 60-metre field goals like he breathes air.

They mightn't be the most accomplished trio in Tigers history, but it's clear that having Marika Koroibete, David Nofoaluma and/or Pat Richards on the flanks is an undisputable strength for the Wests Tigers to play off next season. Two are burgeoning stars and the third is a lot more than the 2005 Grand Final highlight he's been advertised to be.

5. Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt

It was a cardinal sin for rugby league not to be played under the bathing Sunday afternoon sunshine last year, and in some twisted way, the Tigers paid the consequences. But the romance of Leichhardt returns in 2014 and with it, so should the Tigers, who enjoy a special relationship with their boutique ground like no other team. At the very least, we're all going to enjoy the dulcet tones of Ray Warren and Phil Gould bantering about how much they love their Sunday football, but we're betting the Tigers might benefit from the environment a lot more.

Very well written Tigersman!...its got me excited!

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Post by Tigersman » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 1:15 pm

alexaki wrote:
Tigersman wrote:1. An all-out youth movement

Apparently every team has a bountiful supply of rock star under-20s talent begging to get their names in the spotlight, but none are more ready than the ones brewing on the banks of Concord. Which is a good thing, because the Tigers' crop will have to be ready this season. Having survived the death knell late last year, coach Mick Potter now places his future in the hands of a squad that is greener than a home-grown Christmas tree. With almost two-thirds of his roster under the age of 26, Potter has one of, if not the most talented batch of kids in the game. Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, Tim Simona, James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Kyle Lovett and Nathan Brown aren't quite household names just yet, but they will be.

2. A once-in-a-generation talent

And the pick of the bunch, the creme de la creme, is none other than Luke Brooks, who has enjoyed cult status since his elevation into first grade last season. His future is so promising that assistant coach Todd Payten couldn't help but compare him to the great Andrew Johns, giving Tigers fans ample reason to quickly forget the feats and failures of one Benji Marshall. Short and dumpy but with all the skills in Joey's handbook, the teenager looks like every bit the once-in-a-generation talent, making his progression against the NRL elite worth keeping an eye on this year.

3. No more Marshall magic

It was certainly an inglorious exit for fan favourite Benji Marshall, whose alarming drop off in form in recent years culminated in an ignominious demotion to the bench just nine games into 2013. Having ruled Tigerland for the best part of 13 years, his absence will create a significant shift both off the field and on, meaning we're about to see a vastly different Wests Tigers team than the one we're accustomed to. And, based on the results of the past few seasons, that can only be a good thing.

4. Wingmen will fly

The first has the power of Akuila Uate, the height of Lote Tuqiri and the speed of Brett Morris; the second scored one of the most spectacular, gravity-defying tries of the past decade; and the third is a former Man of Steel who nails 60-metre field goals like he breathes air.

They mightn't be the most accomplished trio in Tigers history, but it's clear that having Marika Koroibete, David Nofoaluma and/or Pat Richards on the flanks is an undisputable strength for the Wests Tigers to play off next season. Two are burgeoning stars and the third is a lot more than the 2005 Grand Final highlight he's been advertised to be.

5. Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt

It was a cardinal sin for rugby league not to be played under the bathing Sunday afternoon sunshine last year, and in some twisted way, the Tigers paid the consequences. But the romance of Leichhardt returns in 2014 and with it, so should the Tigers, who enjoy a special relationship with their boutique ground like no other team. At the very least, we're all going to enjoy the dulcet tones of Ray Warren and Phil Gould bantering about how much they love their Sunday football, but we're betting the Tigers might benefit from the environment a lot more.

Very well written Tigersman!...its got me excited!
Lol thanks mate,but i didn't write it, i got it off the NRL website.
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Post by alexaki » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 2:28 pm

Tigersman wrote:
alexaki wrote:
Tigersman wrote:1. An all-out youth movement

Apparently every team has a bountiful supply of rock star under-20s talent begging to get their names in the spotlight, but none are more ready than the ones brewing on the banks of Concord. Which is a good thing, because the Tigers' crop will have to be ready this season. Having survived the death knell late last year, coach Mick Potter now places his future in the hands of a squad that is greener than a home-grown Christmas tree. With almost two-thirds of his roster under the age of 26, Potter has one of, if not the most talented batch of kids in the game. Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, Tim Simona, James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Kyle Lovett and Nathan Brown aren't quite household names just yet, but they will be.

2. A once-in-a-generation talent

And the pick of the bunch, the creme de la creme, is none other than Luke Brooks, who has enjoyed cult status since his elevation into first grade last season. His future is so promising that assistant coach Todd Payten couldn't help but compare him to the great Andrew Johns, giving Tigers fans ample reason to quickly forget the feats and failures of one Benji Marshall. Short and dumpy but with all the skills in Joey's handbook, the teenager looks like every bit the once-in-a-generation talent, making his progression against the NRL elite worth keeping an eye on this year.

3. No more Marshall magic

It was certainly an inglorious exit for fan favourite Benji Marshall, whose alarming drop off in form in recent years culminated in an ignominious demotion to the bench just nine games into 2013. Having ruled Tigerland for the best part of 13 years, his absence will create a significant shift both off the field and on, meaning we're about to see a vastly different Wests Tigers team than the one we're accustomed to. And, based on the results of the past few seasons, that can only be a good thing.

4. Wingmen will fly

The first has the power of Akuila Uate, the height of Lote Tuqiri and the speed of Brett Morris; the second scored one of the most spectacular, gravity-defying tries of the past decade; and the third is a former Man of Steel who nails 60-metre field goals like he breathes air.

They mightn't be the most accomplished trio in Tigers history, but it's clear that having Marika Koroibete, David Nofoaluma and/or Pat Richards on the flanks is an undisputable strength for the Wests Tigers to play off next season. Two are burgeoning stars and the third is a lot more than the 2005 Grand Final highlight he's been advertised to be.

5. Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt

It was a cardinal sin for rugby league not to be played under the bathing Sunday afternoon sunshine last year, and in some twisted way, the Tigers paid the consequences. But the romance of Leichhardt returns in 2014 and with it, so should the Tigers, who enjoy a special relationship with their boutique ground like no other team. At the very least, we're all going to enjoy the dulcet tones of Ray Warren and Phil Gould bantering about how much they love their Sunday football, but we're betting the Tigers might benefit from the environment a lot more.

Very well written Tigersman!...its got me excited!
Lol thanks mate,but i didn't write it, i got it off the NRL website.
You should've taken the credit!...thanks for posting it then... :sign:

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Post by simonthetiger » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 3:17 pm

awesome

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Post by Goose » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 3:58 pm

Good read, I think Robbie playing well was a given.

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Post by Tigersman » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 4:10 pm

alexaki wrote:
Tigersman wrote:
alexaki wrote:
Tigersman wrote:1. An all-out youth movement

Apparently every team has a bountiful supply of rock star under-20s talent begging to get their names in the spotlight, but none are more ready than the ones brewing on the banks of Concord. Which is a good thing, because the Tigers' crop will have to be ready this season. Having survived the death knell late last year, coach Mick Potter now places his future in the hands of a squad that is greener than a home-grown Christmas tree. With almost two-thirds of his roster under the age of 26, Potter has one of, if not the most talented batch of kids in the game. Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, Tim Simona, James Tedesco, David Nofoaluma, Kyle Lovett and Nathan Brown aren't quite household names just yet, but they will be.

2. A once-in-a-generation talent

And the pick of the bunch, the creme de la creme, is none other than Luke Brooks, who has enjoyed cult status since his elevation into first grade last season. His future is so promising that assistant coach Todd Payten couldn't help but compare him to the great Andrew Johns, giving Tigers fans ample reason to quickly forget the feats and failures of one Benji Marshall. Short and dumpy but with all the skills in Joey's handbook, the teenager looks like every bit the once-in-a-generation talent, making his progression against the NRL elite worth keeping an eye on this year.

3. No more Marshall magic

It was certainly an inglorious exit for fan favourite Benji Marshall, whose alarming drop off in form in recent years culminated in an ignominious demotion to the bench just nine games into 2013. Having ruled Tigerland for the best part of 13 years, his absence will create a significant shift both off the field and on, meaning we're about to see a vastly different Wests Tigers team than the one we're accustomed to. And, based on the results of the past few seasons, that can only be a good thing.

4. Wingmen will fly

The first has the power of Akuila Uate, the height of Lote Tuqiri and the speed of Brett Morris; the second scored one of the most spectacular, gravity-defying tries of the past decade; and the third is a former Man of Steel who nails 60-metre field goals like he breathes air.

They mightn't be the most accomplished trio in Tigers history, but it's clear that having Marika Koroibete, David Nofoaluma and/or Pat Richards on the flanks is an undisputable strength for the Wests Tigers to play off next season. Two are burgeoning stars and the third is a lot more than the 2005 Grand Final highlight he's been advertised to be.

5. Sunday afternoon footy returns to Leichhardt

It was a cardinal sin for rugby league not to be played under the bathing Sunday afternoon sunshine last year, and in some twisted way, the Tigers paid the consequences. But the romance of Leichhardt returns in 2014 and with it, so should the Tigers, who enjoy a special relationship with their boutique ground like no other team. At the very least, we're all going to enjoy the dulcet tones of Ray Warren and Phil Gould bantering about how much they love their Sunday football, but we're betting the Tigers might benefit from the environment a lot more.

Very well written Tigersman!...its got me excited!
Lol thanks mate,but i didn't write it, i got it off the NRL website.
You should've taken the credit!...thanks for posting it then... :sign:
Ahahaha. No problem mate. :sign:
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Post by turnstyle » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 5:41 pm

thanks very much tigersman.

good read, but brooks "short and dumpy"?!

i like the line about richards being the man of steel (award) and kicking drop goals from 60m! :lol:

i say this a bit, but the team from 05 was not as good a squad as they have had in subsequent years and this years is no different. it was a special year and they won with a lot of heart. i really hope they have this again this season and can regain their "licence to thrill"!
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Post by Knuckles » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 7:26 pm

Sorry fellas ... Can't get excited about 2014 .... Still looking forward to it though ... More so than before Christmas following the changes at the top. Still not sold on Potter .... Also Robbie will need to step up from last year albeit he wasn't happy playing under Potter. Predicted finish is still around 12th with hope that 2015 is the year we turn the corner.

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Post by turnstyle » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 8:15 pm

Knuckles wrote:Sorry fellas ... Can't get excited about 2014 .... Still looking forward to it though ... More so than before Christmas following the changes at the top. Still not sold on Potter .... Also Robbie will need to step up from last year albeit he wasn't happy playing under Potter. Predicted finish is still around 12th with hope that 2015 is the year we turn the corner.
i dont know... i just really like potter.
i have them coming in at around 10th. pretty much at this stage i am just hopeful the team will be very competitive and the young guys will start to really come into their own as the season progresses. also hope lawrence can get back to how he used to be.
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Post by Knuckles » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 8:48 pm

I hope your right Turnstyle .... Would love nothing more that to humble myself on the forum. Would rather that to being right and watching the team getting belted each week .... Gets a bloke down too much.

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Post by Defiant » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 8:55 pm

Great opening post.

I don't want to promote gambling again but were turning over at 60/1 to win the comp.

Almost the same odds as parra... the dragons are shorter.

Lots of depth this year and 2 back up coaches if it goes pear shaped.

I have hopes Potter can be a positive still. Go Tigers!

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