Brooks ruled out. Drinkwater to debut

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Re: Brooks ruled out. Drinkwater to debut

Unread post by jirskyr » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 9:16 pm

These kind of replacements make me think of the Australian cricket team in the 90s, how you needed to tear it up if you got a shot, because you may never get another.

Drinky needs to dominate this one, force Taylor to consider him further. Austin did it last year when Anasta got injured. A meek or modest effort won't cut it. I hope he does well and the pressure doesn't get to him, because it is only a good thing if we have more pressure for positions.

However if he plays like a mug, at the very least we will have diluted the argument about our backups in the halves and prove why some guys are destined to be career lower-graders.

It's up to you Drinky.


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Unread post by Newtown » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 9:57 pm

everett wrote:I work with his uncle and Taylor told him he would only get a chance in NRL due to injury and not poor form of one or both halves.

Was offered a contract to return to England to replace Campese but Taylor refused to release him.
Based on Taylor's form this season I would not doubt your statement at all.

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Unread post by innsaneink » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 10:16 pm

Apparently we need.to seek approval for Drinkwater to play from NRL. .due to exceeding last year's 2nd tier cap

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Unread post by Tigermama » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:43 pm

Interested to see how he goes. Was very good in the trials. Hope he has a great debut and helps us get the win :)

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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 12:35 am

innsaneink wrote:Apparently we need.to seek approval for Drinkwater to play from NRL. .due to exceeding last year's 2nd tier cap
Can't work that one out, can you explain?

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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 12:36 am

Newtown wrote:
everett wrote:I work with his uncle and Taylor told him he would only get a chance in NRL due to injury and not poor form of one or both halves.

Was offered a contract to return to England to replace Campese but Taylor refused to release him.
Based on Taylor's form this season I would not doubt your statement at all.
Read something in RLW about it being a short term loan for the rest of the season. If that's the case I understand Taylor saying no, especially with injury. If it was a long term contract though I'd be less inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Unread post by fergiefurr » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 1:08 am

everett wrote:
Was offered a contract to return to England to replace Campese but Taylor refused to release him.
Good.

I'm sick of us being the nice guys and releasing players cause there's an opportunity for them. They are under contract and we might need them.

Last year we did it with koro, within weeks simona, nofo, Teddy and lulia were long term injured. Clubs interests first, players second.

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Unread post by formerguest » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 6:02 am

Quadja rises.

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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 6:04 am

VanillaThunder wrote:
innsaneink wrote:Apparently we need.to seek approval for Drinkwater to play from NRL. .due to exceeding last year's 2nd tier cap
Can't work that one out, can you explain?

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No I can't. ..baffled to.
There is a video story about it on west's tigers official site

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Unread post by Eddie » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 9:13 am

jirskyr wrote:
However if he plays like a mug, at the very least we will have diluted the argument about our backups in the halves and prove why some guys are destined to be career lower-graders.

It's up to you Drinky.
So your saying id he does not dominate tonight in his debut for us it proves he is a career lower grader.

Thats fair! :roll:

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 9:48 am

Rip in Drinky.

Hoping he has a blinder and puts the young blokes on notice.
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Unread post by jirskyr » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 11:02 am

Eddie wrote:
jirskyr wrote:
However if he plays like a mug, at the very least we will have diluted the argument about our backups in the halves and prove why some guys are destined to be career lower-graders.

It's up to you Drinky.
So your saying id he does not dominate tonight in his debut for us it proves he is a career lower grader.

Thats fair! :roll:
It's not about fair, it's about opportunities.

Brooks is probably out for 1 week. Drinky has 1 week to show why he should be kept in firsts, otherwise he goes back.

If he gets dominated, he won't readily be given another shot.

In Drinky's personal situation, we know he was behind the halves at Manly but didn't make a fist of it when he went to Saints. He's done a tour in ESL, but he's not gonna become a permanent first-grade half if he keeps punching around in reserves and doesn't want to stick it out in England.
"I know I'm behind those boys. JT told me straight away that Mitch and Brooksy were going to start the year in first grade. I just want to come here, play good footy, and if something happens and JT calls my name, I've got to take my opportunity."
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Unread post by tsjonathan » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 11:25 am

Good Luck to Josh, he seems like a good guy and quite a decent player from the NSW Cup games I have seen. He has admirably captained the side this year. I'm sure he will be solid. Let's hope the forwards play well.

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Unread post by Tigermama » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 11:48 am

JT said that Brooks will be back playing for us after the bye. So Drinkwater will be dropped back to NSW cup even if he has a blinder.
Good luck Josh :)

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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 4:09 pm

VanillaThunder wrote:
innsaneink wrote:Apparently we need.to seek approval for Drinkwater to play from NRL. .due to exceeding last year's 2nd tier cap
Can't work that one out, can you explain?

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http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015 ... e_jas.html

3:50 approx

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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 4:49 pm

innsaneink wrote:
VanillaThunder wrote:
innsaneink wrote:Apparently we need.to seek approval for Drinkwater to play from NRL. .due to exceeding last year's 2nd tier cap
Can't work that one out, can you explain?

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http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015 ... e_jas.html

3:50 approx
Clear as mud, cheers Ink. Surely they have to say yes, but what happens if they don't?

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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 5:00 pm

Says a lot about us we need approval to play players....when others have already debuted thus year yet other top tier players remain in reggies

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Unread post by TYGA » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 6:47 pm

Drinkwater is the worst defensive player I have ever seen, Moses is close but he tries.
We will have to win in a high scoring game otherwise we get flogged.

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