Wests Tigers Discussion
x2 - so true - "they didn't stop trying"!!!Cultured Bogan wrote: ↑Thu 07 Jun, 2018 7:13 pmDespite the trend down in form, we are still infinitely better than every year gone at this point of the year. We are in all but one game, competed for 80 minutes.
Some selections baffle me and probably contribute to losses, but the attitude of the squad alone and their refusal to concede cheap points every game is something of legend for this club.
It still hurts to lose but at least I'm finding that I am often saying that they didn't stop trying.
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i dont think people are bagging ivan as such, but myself iam wondering where he is going regarding signing new players, as we need 2-3 very good forwards, and it appears that other teams are signing any forward that comes on the market, yet we dont seem to be interested in any, and the fact that woods would come with the dogs paying some of his wages, seems crazy that we would not look at him. i know we got mbye, but he should be here now not next season seems all other clubs can get transfers throw but not us. like i say not bagging him just wondering what hes doing to get get us new players.
Cheers Doc. Im glad you understand at least where im coming from even if you don't agree. I don't think my criticisms of Cleary (if you can even call them that) have ever been anything but constructive. Neither have anyone elses. He's by far been the least criticised coach since Sheens. Deservedly so. Which makes this thread a bit hard to understand.Doc Tiger wrote: ↑Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:01 amDon't be stupid. Nobody misses JT. At the time, those that wanted him to stay were predominantly sick of the players running the show and wanted a contract to stay a contract. We were the laughing stock not because of JT. But rather due to those further up the food chain. GNR I think, is genuine in his criticism of the coach in terms of holding him to account, but off the mark in so far as the coach has had a very small pond in which to pick his fish to date.TIGERPOWER wrote: ↑Thu 07 Jun, 2018 9:25 pmDon’t mind GNR he just really misses JT and can’t handle that we have already won more games than last year and that defensively we are the best we have been in a long time despite the ex coach never being able to improve it.Doc Tiger wrote: ↑Thu 07 Jun, 2018 7:21 pmI'm not saying you're criticising the squad, but you're criticising the coaches selections and suggesting he made his bed & now he has to lay in it.
The fact is team is average and his team selections are restricted. Our average team is in the middle of the ladder. Seems ok. We've all said for years that we just want to be competetive. We are now. Next step is to be a threat. I'm sure we're heading in that direction. It's not an over night thing though.
We are nowhere near a team that’s going to consistently compete for premierships. Yes we are at best fringe top 8, which is a long way away.