Did we miss out on Des

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Re: Did we miss out on Des

Unread post by old man tiger » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 4:29 pm

Same way you miss a bullet and say "phew".
He was my first choice a while back, but I think he needs a break, or a project like origin, to revitalise him.


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Unread post by tigerbenji » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 5:11 pm

It was Souths who missed out on Des, Tunks & Hughes said so on Friday.

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Unread post by Cosimo_Zaretti » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 5:26 pm

I'm astounded with Des Hasler's ability to achieve so little with so much. He specialises in trying to buy Premierships, then leaving clubs with an awful back ended salary mess. He did this at both the Sea Eagles and the Dogs. With the Dogs he completely ran out of ideas on what to do with the squad he'd bought. On paper that side should be top 4.

Hasler is a stark contrast to Trent Barret, Craig Bellamy or Paul Green. All their recruits seem to perform better.

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Unread post by tiger_one » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 5:44 pm

Wests Tigers are now a club that will not back-end player contracts.
So Dessie would never have been on our radar (nor we on his).

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Unread post by Harvey » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 5:52 pm

tigerbenji wrote:
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 5:11 pm
It was Souths who missed out on Des, Tunks & Hughes said so on Friday.
They jumped the gun then, it was fairly obvious Des was going to be punted. Wonder who was chasing Seibold that made signing him such a priority.


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Unread post by macca84 » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 6:14 pm

It was the Dragons. Even if we had the option of Des, who would you choose, Ivan who can start immediately and actively be involved in the recruiting process or Des who wouldn't be able to start until November 1st?

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 6:28 pm

Anyone remember there were massive whispers of the Dogs signing Cleary just before we did. It was like the Cuban missile crisis there for a couple of days.

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Unread post by supercoach » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 7:04 pm

Horses for courses, and Cleary was the man we needed and the man we got. We needed a guy to build the joint from the ground up. Des would be still good at the right club,The Coast could do a lot worse

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Unread post by sheer64 » Sun 24 Sep, 2017 9:21 pm

Did we miss out on Des :roll
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Unread post by jirskyr » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 11:19 am

steve-o wrote:
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 2:57 pm
Willie Mason had a funny anecdote about Des... Willie caught up with Des about possibly signing with the Dogs after his stint with Manly, and when they met, Des Hasler pulled out a big book of stats, and when on to explain how the stats showed that Aiden Tolman was the best prop in the game.

Aiden Tolman the best prop... lol
Yeah but what Willie Mason thinks about many things is worth a lol in itself.

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Unread post by wt00 » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 12:37 pm

Warriors should get des in tbh. Definitely an upgrade on Kearney imo
The star of the team is the team.

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Unread post by underdog » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 1:21 pm

Des reminds me of Sheens.

Did something magical with his team and to some degree revolutionised the game...... Once.

Then tried to keep going with that "Magic"

Other teams got wise. Magic Gone.

Rest is history.

Reckon we have dodged a massive bullet there if Des' name was even considered - the last thing we need is more massively backended contracts, we've just gotten out of Salary Cap woes.
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Unread post by Chris » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 1:25 pm

Im pretty disappointed we got Cleary instead of Dessy. Im going to miss being one of the worst teams in the comp. Im going to miss the doom and gloom posters reminding me every day how much of a basket case we are. Im going to miss the "we're constantly improving" line from our coaches after every loss and Im going to miss starting from the bottom of the ladder to check how we're going. Dessy would have had all those boxes ticked for me.

Cleary's tenure here will take some getting use to. I hope the transition from being at the bottom of the table to the top will be a smooth one for me.

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Unread post by formerguest » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 1:31 pm

wt00 wrote:
Mon 25 Sep, 2017 12:37 pm
Warriors should get des in tbh. Definitely an upgrade on Kearney imo
And plenty of big boppers around.

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Unread post by Byron Bay Fan » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 1:46 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 25 Sep, 2017 11:19 am
steve-o wrote:
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 2:57 pm
Willie Mason had a funny anecdote about Des... Willie caught up with Des about possibly signing with the Dogs after his stint with Manly, and when they met, Des Hasler pulled out a big book of stats, and when on to explain how the stats showed that Aiden Tolman was the best prop in the game.

Aiden Tolman the best prop... lol
Yeah but what Willie Mason thinks about many things is worth a lol in itself.
I have read how Willie come from an impoverished family but helped them out with houses. Years ago he took up the players' cause for more share out of SOO. So I always have a soft spot for him.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Unread post by ricksen » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 3:33 pm

Clearly isn't us given Ivan was appointed so early in the season.

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 5:05 pm

No. Because if we really wanted him, I reckon we could have lured him across. I doubt the Dogs would have stood in his way, as it's been evident the relationship between both parties had become untenable. I'm glad we didn't make a play for him. Des needs to go lay on a beach with a nice cold one until he regains his sanity.

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Unread post by TIGER » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 6:05 pm

Des has had one too many head knocks and they're starting to catch up with him

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