Ivan Cleary admits he wants to bring his son Nathan to the Wests Tigers

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Re: Ivan Cleary admits he wants to bring his son Nathan to the Wests Tigers

Post by Spartan117 » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 2:13 pm

Bob wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 12:21 pm
Would love to see the interview / show this article comes from.

Id be guessing it was an offhand comment, meaning little.

As for "Brooks is seeking clarification" -
Reporter - , "would you like to stay at the tigers beyond 2019."
Brooks - "yeah"

News report - Brooks calls for contract to be extended now.

Australian journalism is rubbish
Good post Bob. 100%

Though its not unfair for LB to secure his future in this current era.

Its Crappy when these things happen.


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Post by TigerSJ » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 3:12 pm

Putting things into perspective.... I think Brooks has performed very well this season and form wise is, at the least, on par with NC this year. He has achieved this behind an average pack and with an ever-changing spine. I am not so sure that if NC was playing at the Tigers this year he would have done any better than Brooks - and furthermore if Brooks was playing with the Panthers pack and inside Maloney, he just might be looking like a rock star!
Why not have both of them playing as 6 and 7, swapping and changing, confusing the opposition. Really the roles can be made interchangeable - just look at the best 6's and 7's going around at the moment.

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Post by jirskyr » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 4:01 pm

There's definitely something in this, unless IC has made a mistake in speaking out loud today. EVERY news outlet has picked up the story since the presser - Ch9, SMH, NRL, Fox, Telecrap.

IC is pretty shrewd about what he says and doesn't say in the media, and if you watch the presser, he's really quick to hose down the Luke Brooks story as well as the suggestion he could move to Brisbane. So it strikes me as an intentional move to put a bit more pressure on Penrith.

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Post by WT2K » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 4:07 pm

This should have the press and forum going until Nathan makes up his own mind.
No more plodders!
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Post by happy tiger » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 4:10 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 4:01 pm
There's definitely something in this, unless IC has made a mistake in speaking out loud today. EVERY news outlet has picked up the story since the presser - Ch9, SMH, NRL, Fox, Telecrap.

IC is pretty shrewd about what he says and doesn't say in the media, and if you watch the presser, he's really quick to hose down the Luke Brooks story as well as the suggestion he could move to Brisbane. So it strikes me as an intentional move to put a bit more pressure on Penrith.
That or he is trying to take the media focus off our team

Another shrewd move as well


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Post by supercoach » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 4:22 pm

What ever happens a Cleary is a winner. All the media attention just raises young NC’s contract value where ever he goes and if he comes to us Ivan’s a winner

If we were forced to choose, I would lean towards Brooks, I like the idea of rewarding loyalty

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Post by rex2ce » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 4:39 pm

clifferdSH wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 1:07 pm
I'm a fan of getting Cleary to the club but not at the expense of Brooksy. The kid has come leaps and bounds and absolutely loves the club

Plus if you were to rank them up beside each other as of current form Brooks outplays him in just about every facet, all behind a pretty average forward pack
I agree , don’t let Brooks go, Cleary has not been a standout since his knee injury and the loss of RCG, Luke has always done it tough at the Tigers and is now showing what he can do behind some reasonable forwards

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Post by Tarl » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 5:01 pm

Baseless Prediction:

If Panthers bow out in the 2018 finals... Nathan announces he's signed with us in Nov for 2020, we extend Benji and Farah for 2019 and Brooks gets a new contract with us till 2022.

If Panthers win the comp this year (possible but unlikely)... Nathan announces he's signing with us for 2020 in November. Gus then decides to release him early so Panthers can give Jarome Luai the halfback position on a long contract. Wests Tigers now have Cleary, Brooks, Benji and Reynolds for 2019.

Reynolds to Super League in 2020.

You heard it here first.

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Post by NT Tiger » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 5:09 pm

Dud article. Nothing to see here folks.
I agree with those above rating, and wanting to retain, Brooks.
"Quality Stupidity"

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Post by Fraze23 » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 5:11 pm

Demps wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 1:13 pm
Big fan of
7. Cleary
6. Brooks
This. Cleary to organise, Brooks to play what he sees and run the football.

Reynolds will finish up in the Super League. I realistically don't see him stringing 10 games together.

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Post by supercoach » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 5:34 pm

We are not the Chooks, doubt we can get both Brooks and Cleary into our roster. Be good if we could, but it would probably be at the expense of the overall balance of the squad. No use of having boom half’s without any targets

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Post by willow » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 5:53 pm

Geo. wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 12:14 pm
Wow earth shattering ground breaking game changing revelations
Nothing we didn't already know mate. I'd be looking at Brooks as a 6, when his running game on song he's at his best, and I think a move to 6 would help in that regard.

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Post by TCL » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 6:52 pm

Demps wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 1:13 pm
Big fan of
7. Cleary
6. Brooks
Me too, could be future SOO halves pairing as well.

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Post by Snake » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 7:03 pm

willow wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 5:53 pm
Geo. wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 12:14 pm
Wow earth shattering ground breaking game changing revelations
Nothing we didn't already know mate. I'd be looking at Brooks as a 6, when his running game on song he's at his best, and I think a move to 6 would help in that regard.
With Luke’s improved defence this option could be a master stroke ...he is NOT a organising half never has been .Has a kicking game and a good runner of the ball ,not a bad set of halves .
Reynolds will not see out his contract dodgey hammies ..shoulders and probable will slot into 14 anyway once Benji goes .interesting times ahead!

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Post by LCA » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 7:08 pm

Bob wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 12:21 pm
Would love to see the interview / show this article comes from.

Id be guessing it was an offhand comment, meaning little.

As for "Brooks is seeking clarification" -
Reporter - , "would you like to stay at the tigers beyond 2019."
Brooks - "yeah"

News report - Brooks calls for contract to be extended now.

Australian journalism is rubbish
Well, that's true. And, it's going to get worse with the Nine takeover of Fairfax.

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Post by the third » Thu 26 Jul, 2018 11:19 pm

LCA wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 7:08 pm
Bob wrote:
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 12:21 pm
Would love to see the interview / show this article comes from.

Id be guessing it was an offhand comment, meaning little.

As for "Brooks is seeking clarification" -
Reporter - , "would you like to stay at the tigers beyond 2019."
Brooks - "yeah"

News report - Brooks calls for contract to be extended now.

Australian journalism is rubbish
Well, that's true. And, it's going to get worse with the Nine takeover of Fairfax.
And the commercialisation of the ABC. Guess we will have to rely on NRL.com.au as a consistent source of truth.......(for the less sarcastic among you - that is a joke)

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Post by Elderslie Tiger » Fri 27 Jul, 2018 7:08 am

GOOD NEWS?????
At least we know that IC & NC wont be heading east or north the big problem now is the price and the balance of the team good luck Mr Pascoe I think we need uncle Harry to throw in a unit or two.

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Post by larrycorowa » Fri 27 Jul, 2018 7:36 am

We should be able to fit both. Extend brooks with a pay rise to $750k. Can’t see nc coming until 2020. Gives us time to bulk up our forward stocks. Ic to extend a further 4years sometime in 2019.

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