Ivan Cleary addresses players as Wests Tigers discuss compensation option

Wests Tigers Discussion
User avatar
Tiger_Fan18
Member
Member
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed 02 May, 2018 12:06 pm

Ivan Cleary addresses players as Wests Tigers discuss compensation option

Post by Tiger_Fan18 » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 2:28 pm

Ivan Cleary addressed the Wests Tigers players on Wednesday morning for the first time since news broke of Penrith's plan to lure him back.

NRL.com understands he couldn't guarantee where he would be next season. He couldn't lie to his players, admitting he had a tough family decision to make.

The Tigers have called an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the future of the organisation, however as it stands Cleary has not yet asked for a release and is not expected to front the board. Wests Tigers will fight to ensure that release is rejected if requested, however they are also prepared for things to escalate with the Panthers in the pursuit of Cleary's signature.

They have discussed putting a multimillion-dollar compensation fee on the coach and demanding player transfers from the Panthers if Cleary is to ask for a release from the final two years of his contract.

That's the last resort. Their intention is to deny any potential release request and expect Cleary to continue business as usual, such is their opinion of the coach.

Some would argue Cleary's position at the joint-venture club is almost untenable given the amount of consideration he has already given to leaving the club to link with his son Nathan at the Panthers.

But the reality is the Tigers have been thinking about extending his tenure, not ending it.

The problem is Ivan's unbreakable bond with his son, and rightly so, it has clouded the usually unflappable coach's judgement.

For months the Tigers have been gearing up to raid the Panthers for their halfback to join Luke Brooks, Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye in the spine. They wanted the Cleary combination.

It's not that Nathan doesn't want to join the Wests Tigers. Perhaps it's more accurate to suggest he just doesn't want to leave Penrith. It's where he played most of his junior footy. It's where he went to school. It's where all his friends play.

The Tigers know this isn't about anything but family. Ivan loves the Tigers. He's happy at the club.

But in the background, his son senses an opportunity for the family to be reunited and that is something Ivan just won't disregard.

The tug-of-war between the two clubs has escalated, with Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe declaring the club would not be bullied by their western Sydney rivals. Penrith have also been privately reminding people of all the coach and player contracts the Tigers have ended early in recent years, including that of their last coach, Jason Taylor.

Panthers general manager Phil Gould on Tuesday night retweeted a story from the Western Weekender in 2015 which highlighted Pascoe's resignation from the Panthers to take up the job as Tigers chief executive.

:sign:


User avatar
mtd
Member
Member
Posts: 1986
Joined: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 9:23 am

Post by mtd » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 2:45 pm

Image

Telltails
Member
Member
Posts: 2547
Joined: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 3:24 pm

Post by Telltails » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 2:51 pm

Anthony Griffin is not going to go quietly either it looks like.
Well done Panthers. I wonder how young Nathan is feeling about this.

supercoach
Member
Member
Posts: 6950
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 2:38 pm

Post by supercoach » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 2:55 pm

Telltails wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 2:51 pm
Anthony Griffin is not going to go quietly either it looks like.
Well done Panthers. I wonder how young Nathan is feeling about this.
A million for Griffin, 2 million to us, probably 4 million for Ivan and a million a season for Nathan..expensive way to sign players

User avatar
Tigerdave
Member
Member
Posts: 10924
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 6:04 am
Location: Lismore

Post by Tigerdave » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:31 pm

Tough family decision??? Please, you live under the same roof, it's not like you're in different countries....

What a joke.


hobbo
Member
Member
Posts: 9785
Joined: Mon 10 Mar, 2014 5:03 pm

Post by hobbo » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:36 pm

Telltails wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 2:51 pm
Anthony Griffin is not going to go quietly either it looks like.
Well done Panthers. I wonder how young Nathan is feeling about this.
Griffin will be on 360 tonight
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

User avatar
mtd
Member
Member
Posts: 1986
Joined: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 9:23 am

Post by mtd » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:43 pm

still havent heard what was said while addressing the players...
what's the verdict?

Snake
Member
Member
Posts: 4982
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 5:37 pm

Post by Snake » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:46 pm

Tigerdave wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:31 pm
Tough family decision??? Please, you live under the same roof, it's not like you're in different countries....

What a joke.
It is a bit sickening to be frank... parents should let there children grow up without wanting to hold there hand every day!

User avatar
Harvey
Member
Member
Posts: 3522
Joined: Mon 22 Jun, 2015 10:01 pm
Location: Leumeah

Post by Harvey » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:40 pm

Helicopter parents are ruining modern youth

User avatar
barra
Member
Member
Posts: 2307
Joined: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Sth Coast

Post by barra » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:45 pm

mtd wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:43 pm
still havent heard what was said while addressing the players...
what's the verdict?
Wasn't sure where he would be coaching 2019.

Had a tough family decision to make...

User avatar
mtd
Member
Member
Posts: 1986
Joined: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 9:23 am

Post by mtd » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:48 pm

barra wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:45 pm
mtd wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:43 pm
still havent heard what was said while addressing the players...
what's the verdict?
Wasn't sure where he would be coaching 2019.

Had a tough family decision to make...
2019 or 2018?

User avatar
foreveratiger
Member
Member
Posts: 11984
Joined: Mon 27 Jun, 2011 8:03 pm

Post by foreveratiger » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:50 pm

I don't care if he goes in 2 years but keep him against his will , what's 2 more years ? Been crap for 7 years what's 2 more .
This is about showing the League we are not going to be bullied into submission.

Enough is Enough.
Last edited by foreveratiger on Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
It depends who you talk to on this Forum, if you are Optimistic? it's because your delusional and need a reality check. If you are Pessimistic? Your accused of being a negative Nancy and to go and follow another Club.

User avatar
barra
Member
Member
Posts: 2307
Joined: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Sth Coast

Post by barra » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:52 pm

mtd wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:48 pm
barra wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:45 pm
mtd wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:43 pm
still havent heard what was said while addressing the players...
what's the verdict?
Wasn't sure where he would be coaching 2019.

Had a tough family decision to make...
2019 or 2018?
2019 next season

mikey
Member
Member
Posts: 393
Joined: Sun 19 Jul, 2009 7:46 pm

Post by mikey » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:52 pm

maggot.jpg
maggot.jpg (105.91 KiB) Viewed 610 times
No photo-shopping needed. The man after a long day plotting at the office.

User avatar
mtd
Member
Member
Posts: 1986
Joined: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 9:23 am

Post by mtd » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:59 pm

barra wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:52 pm
mtd wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:48 pm
barra wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:45 pm
mtd wrote:
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 3:43 pm
still havent heard what was said while addressing the players...
what's the verdict?
Wasn't sure where he would be coaching 2019.

Had a tough family decision to make...
2019 or 2018?
2019 next season
Oh I was stuck in 2017 for a second there

User avatar
TIGER
Member
Member
Posts: 3316
Joined: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 10:40 am

Post by TIGER » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:03 pm

Despite what Pascoe has said, if Cleary really wants to go the Tigers will end up coming out with the usual statement.

"Ivan expressed his desire to leave the club, we don't want a head coach that doesn't want to be here so we've granted his release"

If Ivan really wants to go, and Penrith are prepared to foot the bill, he'll go, contract or no contract.
Last edited by TIGER on Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

magpiesteve
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat 31 May, 2014 12:09 pm

Post by magpiesteve » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:09 pm

He lives with him & can coach him in two years if he wants but right now he is busy rebuilding our team. How close does he need to be with his son. It is ridiculous & a day of disgrace for Gould & Cleary. Their selfishness has derailed two teams chances for 2018. Nothing to do with a tough family decision compassion etc Ivan what about your team & the rest of us on your bus. You have just driven us all over a cliff.

razor7
Member
Member
Posts: 260
Joined: Wed 14 Aug, 2013 7:42 am

Post by razor7 » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 5:15 pm

I feel sorry for the club, the fans and the players. Finally we had a season of stability in terms of the way the club was being run, a vastly improved on field performance and the confidence of the fans returning. Now all this has been derailed, regardless of how it plays out.

Post Reply