Who's Our Goal Kicker

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Who's Our Goal Kicker

Post by TigerSkins » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:37 am

TIGERS’ LEFT FIELD KICKING OPTION

They had two different goal kickers last season but this one came straight out of left field.

He’s never kicked at NRL level.

Actually, since he’s been part of the Wests Tigers’ system, he’s never put the ball on the tee but it’s a skill he’s always known he had.

Now, Esan Marsters, the hulking 105kg centre, has emerged from out of nowhere to press his claims for the job as goal-kicker for the Tigers.

“I kept the secret to myself. No one knew,” Marsters told Private Ryan.

“I put my hand up this year. Hodgo (assistant coach Brett Hodgson) asked me at one of the training sessions if I kicked and that was my opportunity to start kicking.

“When the boys see me kick they were pretty surprised. It’s going well.”

Last year the Tigers experimented used Mitchell Moses and Tui Lolohea as their first-choice kickers but a training exercise unearthed Marsters’ hidden talent.

With Marsters poised to start the season in the centres, the former Junior Kiwis representative is pushing to be No.1 kicker after smashing his teammates in the weekly kicking challenges at training.

“Me, Tui and Taane (Milne) have been kicking,” he said.

“We all kick against each other and see who can get the most in.

“Tui kicked last year so he’ll have the first-string kicking but hopefully I’ll get a few kicks if he doesn’t want to kick or doesn’t go too good. At the moment, I’d think he’ll start but we’ll see how he feels and how Ivan feels.”


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Post by Geo. » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:41 am

“We all kick against each other and see who can get the most in.

Good training method I rckon...
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Post by WT2K » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 12:23 pm

They should try kicking blindfolded when the 3 are having their kick-off
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Post by old man tiger » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 1:18 pm

Wouldn't they both need to be in first grade for Tui to kick.

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Post by TrueTiger » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 1:24 pm

Well the last sentence seems to say that Tui will be kicking in the FG side......anyway lets wait and see....
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Post by The Patriot » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:53 pm

Perhaps Tui isnt the out of form out of shape reserve grader it appears lol.

Pretty confident he will be in the 17.
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Post by TIGER » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm

We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
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A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.

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Post by WT2K » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 4:03 pm

the last sentence suggests that tui is still in the 17....
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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 4:12 pm

Who knows when the interview was done.

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Post by Russell » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:06 pm

TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm
We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
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A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.
If you are calling it like you see it - how come you are talking up Tedesco from last year.

In actual fact for 80-85% of the year he was a liability.

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Post by shakey4d » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:12 pm

If Benji makes team he wouldn’t obviously be first choice when on field. Other than that, throw Tim Grant in there, couldn’t do anybody worse than Milne or Masters efforts so far. Expect to lose a lot of games due to this weakness this year. Hope we don’t have to see a ‘if only we had a goalkicker’ thread at end of season.

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Post by Tacky » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:36 pm

wt00 wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 4:03 pm
the last sentence suggests that tui is still in the 17....
Don't think so...

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Post by upthetigers » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:50 pm

Russell wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:06 pm
TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm
We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
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Speed
A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.
If you are calling it like you see it - how come you are talking up Tedesco from last year.

In actual fact for 80-85% of the year he was a liability.
Yep, such a liability that he was picked for Origin and is considered by most to be the second best fullback in the game.

His performance in game 1 was nothing short of outstanding I wonder how Brooksy would deal with the pressures of Origin champ.

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Post by Russell » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:57 pm

upthetigers wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:50 pm
Russell wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:06 pm
TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm
We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
Class
Speed
A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.
If you are calling it like you see it - how come you are talking up Tedesco from last year.

In actual fact for 80-85% of the year he was a liability.
Yep, such a liability that he was picked for Origin and is considered by most to be the second best fullback in the game.

His performance in game 1 was nothing short of outstanding I wonder how Brooksy would deal with the pressures of Origin champ.
We are not talking about SOO - we are talking about Tigers Mate - try and keep up!!!

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Post by upthetigers » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 6:13 pm

Russell wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:57 pm
upthetigers wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:50 pm
Russell wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:06 pm
TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm
We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
Class
Speed
A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.
If you are calling it like you see it - how come you are talking up Tedesco from last year.

In actual fact for 80-85% of the year he was a liability.
Yep, such a liability that he was picked for Origin and is considered by most to be the second best fullback in the game.

His performance in game 1 was nothing short of outstanding I wonder how Brooksy would deal with the pressures of Origin champ.
We are not talking about SOO - we are talking about Tigers Mate - try and keep up!!!
We're talking about Brooks, and how he will be our gamechanger this season? Those midfield bombs will surely put fear in the opposition ;)

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 6:22 pm

Hobbo's young fella hit them well :D

Forget the goal kicking coach , he'd eat you out of sausage's on the players meet and greet day

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Post by TIGER » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm

Russell wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:06 pm
TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm
We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
Class
Speed
A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.
If you are calling it like you see it - how come you are talking up Tedesco from last year.

In actual fact for 80-85% of the year he was a liability.

I'm not talking up Tedesco, I just stated the fact that he was our go to guy and we we're still pretty ordinary so how are we going to be without him.
I agree with you that he wasn't great last year.

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Post by Russell » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 10:22 pm

TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 9:04 pm
Russell wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 5:06 pm
TIGER wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:56 pm
We don't have one!
Just another reason we'll struggle to sneak into 13th at seasons end.
Just another important factor we lack.
It won't be a problem because i can't see us scoring many tries anyway, we struggled last year with Teddy as our only hope so i can't see things getting better in that department unfortunately.

Add no goal kicker to the list of no's.
Class
Speed
A halfback
A decent kicker
A strike weapon

Sorry for not being Mr positive, just calling it the way i see it.
If you are calling it like you see it - how come you are talking up Tedesco from last year.

In actual fact for 80-85% of the year he was a liability.

I'm not talking up Tedesco, I just stated the fact that he was our go to guy and we we're still pretty ordinary so how are we going to be without him.
I agree with you that he wasn't great last year.
Yes, we agree he wasn't great last year for the Tigers.

So, what I am saying is that he may have been "the go to guy" but he basically did nothing - he may have taken the heat off some other players but that was not taken advantage of.

So if our FB this year is Thompson, Lolohea, Kev or someone else we are not any worse off than last year and may well be a lot better off.

That is a positive thought isn't it?

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