Farah's Last Hurrah

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Re: Farah's Last Hurrah

Post by hobbo » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:35 am

tigerap wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:25 am
hobbo wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 8:56 am
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Fri 20 Jul, 2018 7:27 am
If the club is serious about signing two 35 year olds for next year, then they have already thrown in the towel for 2019. They must not have confidence in Grub staying fit, and they have no confidence in Liddle. 2019 looks like its going to be another nostalgia act.
I can’t see a problem if both Farah and Marshall are fit and able to go around again .
What’s happens if Reynolds and Liddle breakdown again next year ?
Who plays 5/8 ?
Who goes into the hooking role ?

100% but only IF BOTH accept the fact they will be second fiddle to Reynolds and Liddle.....and that means playing ISP or on the bench(only one of them) at best....I just cant see them accepting this.....as both are club legends.
I doubt Benji will go around again anyway . He’s probably already got a good media gig lined up .

Farah is a must if he wants to go again .
I don’t think he’d care if he came off the bench each week.
We just can’t have hacks like Taylor playing hooker if Liddle breaks down .
We need mongrel ..
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Post by Telltails » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:38 am

tigerap wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:25 am
hobbo wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 8:56 am
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 7:27 am
If the club is serious about signing two 35 year olds for next year, then they have already thrown in the towel for 2019. They must not have confidence in Grub staying fit, and they have no confidence in Liddle. 2019 looks like its going to be another nostalgia act.
I can’t see a problem if both Farah and Marshall are fit and able to go around again .
What’s happens if Reynolds and Liddle breakdown again next year ?
Who plays 5/8 ?
Who goes into the hooking role ?

100% but only IF BOTH accept the fact they will be second fiddle to Reynolds and Liddle.....and that means playing ISP or on the bench(only one of them) at best....I just cant see them accepting this.....as both are club legends.
I thought form determined who played FG. That sort of approach sounds very JT like - ie when you are trying to get rid of players.
Dont think coaches use that approach when trying to get the best from players.
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Post by Russell » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:39 am

Alt 1. They will be so called ambassadors :roll: of the club when they retire - they can tutor Liddle etc. from the sideline and in training.

Alt 2. $5000 per game when required.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:56 am

Doesn't matter how good their form is this year, just look at Thurston. Players fall off cliffs in their mid 30's.

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Post by Telltails » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 10:13 am

No guarantees with any player you sign no matter what age and how much they are paid.
Less risk signing Farah on a one year minimum contract deal than signing someone for 4 years on $650+ who doesnt perform and or gets injured.
Thurston is at the end of a multimillion dollar contract - different situation with Farah .


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Post by hobbo » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 10:19 am

Telltails wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 10:13 am
No guarantees with any player you sign no matter what age and how much they are paid.
Less risk signing Farah on a one year minimum contract deal than signing someone for 4 years on $650+ who doesnt perform and or gets injured.
Thurston is at the end of a multimillion dollar contract - different situation with Farah .
The haters would rather see us struggle than see Farah go around again .
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Geo. » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 10:30 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:56 am
Doesn't matter how good their form is this year, just look at Thurston. Players fall off cliffs in their mid 30's.
I'd sign Cammy..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by Spartan117 » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 11:05 am

hobbo wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 8:56 am
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 7:27 am
If the club is serious about signing two 35 year olds for next year, then they have already thrown in the towel for 2019. They must not have confidence in Grub staying fit, and they have no confidence in Liddle. 2019 looks like its going to be another nostalgia act.
I can’t see a problem if both Farah and Marshall are fit and able to go around again .
What’s happens if Reynolds and Liddle breakdown again next year ?
Who plays 5/8 ?
Who goes into the hooking role ?
If they are resigned for 2019 then it will not be at Marquee $$$$

The reality is that you need some 30 players that make up the squad.

you could do much worse than have these guys around the club

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 11:15 am

Russell wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:39 am
Alt 1. They will be so called ambassadors :roll: of the club when they retire - they can tutor Liddle etc. from the sideline and in training.

Alt 2. $5000 per game when required.
You cannot pay per game as would not be worth the effort to keep fit and available.

Marshall when filling in at Saints or Brissie got about $300-350K per season. Farah on a yearly contract on the bench could be a similar price with maybe a guaranteed 15 min appearance game at any posi as a lead up to 300 games just in case he can fluke that number. Yes it is a contrived 300 game but so what when he was denied the solid opportunity to achieve such. Because he never dogs it it will also be a good example for top up and comers that yes WT will do the right thing if you always do an honest day's work.

Really the best thing about Farah's comeback is the healing effect for everyone concerned, it is too late in the season for anything else to matter. Now both sides of our debate should try and let go of old scores.
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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Post by Russell » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 11:59 am

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 11:15 am
Russell wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:39 am
Alt 1. They will be so called ambassadors :roll: of the club when they retire - they can tutor Liddle etc. from the sideline and in training.

Alt 2. $5000 per game when required.
You cannot pay per game as would not be worth the effort to keep fit and available.

Marshall when filling in at Saints or Brissie got about $300-350K per season. Farah on a yearly contract on the bench could be a similar price with maybe a guaranteed 15 min appearance game at any posi as a lead up to 300 games just in case he can fluke that number. Yes it is a contrived 300 game but so what when he was denied the solid opportunity to achieve such. Because he never dogs it it will also be a good example for top up and comers that yes WT will do the right thing if you always do an honest day's work.

Really the best thing about Farah's comeback is the healing effect for everyone concerned, it is too late in the season for anything else to matter. Now both sides of our debate should try and let go of old scores.
The healing effect has taken place - got his 250 games. All good.

No to next year for both of them from me.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 12:40 pm

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Post by Telltails » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 12:43 pm

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... ame-jersey

Farahs 250 jersey presentation .. .says alot.

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Post by jirskyr » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 12:50 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:56 am
Doesn't matter how good their form is this year, just look at Thurston. Players fall off cliffs in their mid 30's.
Well that's good because Benji is currently 33 - 2 or so years to go.

As Geo noted, Cam Smith is 35. Also Cronk is 34, Gallen is 36. Slater just turned 35. Flash Gordon is 34.

Farah's had the best part now of 2 years playing reggies, he may be nice and fresh.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 1:38 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 12:50 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 9:56 am
Doesn't matter how good their form is this year, just look at Thurston. Players fall off cliffs in their mid 30's.
Well that's good because Benji is currently 33 - 2 or so years to go.

As Geo noted, Cam Smith is 35. Also Cronk is 34, Gallen is 36. Slater just turned 35. Flash Gordon is 34.

Farah's had the best part now of 2 years playing reggies, he may be nice and fresh.
He'll be 34 come round 1 2019. Farah will be 35. If you wanna argue semantics though, go right ahead.

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Post by helmesy » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 1:55 pm

I reckon Farah has potentially two more years on him.

Marshall will probably go around again in 19 only.

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Post by swag tiger » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 2:02 pm

Farah is set to sign on for 1 more year.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 2:06 pm

Telltails wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 12:43 pm
https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... ame-jersey

Farahs 250 jersey presentation .. .says alot.
It was very nice of Royce Simmons to describe the professionalism of Farah in all aspects of the game. How Farah worked hard to get all the kinks out and develop defence and kicking skills that he never originally had.
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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Post by Geo. » Fri 20 Jul, 2018 2:10 pm

swag tiger wrote:
Fri 20 Jul, 2018 2:02 pm
Farah is set to sign on for 1 more year.
Source..?
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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