Looking forward 2019

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Re: Looking forward 2019

Post by Tigertail » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 10:29 pm

I think it will depend on some of our developement players to come through, Mikaele is a beast and looks the goods, and there some good backs with Smith, Lemuela and McIntyre. Then there is Gamble who could be anything. We have a good pre season again. Every year there is always new young players comming through.


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Post by innsaneink » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 10:38 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 9:31 pm
TYGA wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 9:17 pm
This is the first year with most of this squad.
They should be better by default next year.
If Reynolds and Liddell are fit all year we are a better team. The key is 3-4 strong signings to get us over the edge. Hopefully Cleary gets it done as a parting gift.
There was enormous anticipation from everyone at the beginning of this year. Everyone bought into Ivan’s vision and we all got excited. That transpired into an unbelievable start to the season.
I don’t expect the same levels of excitement next year. Therefore, whilst we may get better, I’m not sure 5 wins against top 4 sides will be easy.
If Ivan is being honest and stays - maybe.
Yeah only geo kept the faith during those first 5 or 6 weeks when everyone thought we'd crash and burn

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Post by Tigerdave » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:00 pm

All depends on signings for next year, we lost a lot of players this year

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Post by magpiecol » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:16 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 10:38 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 9:31 pm
TYGA wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 9:17 pm
This is the first year with most of this squad.
They should be better by default next year.
If Reynolds and Liddell are fit all year we are a better team. The key is 3-4 strong signings to get us over the edge. Hopefully Cleary gets it done as a parting gift.
There was enormous anticipation from everyone at the beginning of this year. Everyone bought into Ivan’s vision and we all got excited. That transpired into an unbelievable start to the season.
I don’t expect the same levels of excitement next year. Therefore, whilst we may get better, I’m not sure 5 wins against top 4 sides will be easy.
If Ivan is being honest and stays - maybe.
Yeah only geo kept the faith during those first 5 or 6 weeks when everyone thought we'd crash and burn
Not everyone I'm sure.

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Post by TigerSkins » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:25 pm

marzie wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 1:15 am
1. Moses Mbye
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Brian Kelly
5. Corey Oates / Corey Thompson
6. Luke Brooks
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Russell Packer
9. Jacob Liddle / Robbie Farah
10. Matt Eisenhuth
11. Chris Lawrence / Corey Oates once he's bulked up
12. Luke Garner
13. Marty Taupau

14. Robbie Farah
15. Alex Twal
16. Ben Matulino
17. Tom Mikaele
18. Josh Aloiai
19. Oliver Clark
20. Mahe Fonua
Hey I don't mind that squad .. except there will be NO Curtis Rona .. I believe go hard after Corey Oates, bulk him up and then give him a shot in the back row .. also go after Sosaia Feki from the Sharks as well, Brian Kelly and Marty Taupau from Manly .. and we'd have a pretty decent squad .. But of course this is all dependent on if we get NC from Penrith .. !! We can only hope.

I know that we will be without some players .. as well i think the following players might move on:
Elijah Taylor (m/o)
Chris McQueen (m/o)
Jessie Sue (Dogs)
Josh Reynolds ?? (no idea .. but i have funny felling about Josh)
Benji Marshall (r)
Robbie Rochow (m/o)
Tyson Gamble (m/o)
MWZ (Penrith)
Tuimoala Lolohea (m/o)
Kevin Naiqama (m/o)
Tim Grant (m/o)


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Post by innsaneink » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:28 pm

magpiecol wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:16 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 10:38 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 9:31 pm
TYGA wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 9:17 pm
This is the first year with most of this squad.
They should be better by default next year.
If Reynolds and Liddell are fit all year we are a better team. The key is 3-4 strong signings to get us over the edge. Hopefully Cleary gets it done as a parting gift.
There was enormous anticipation from everyone at the beginning of this year. Everyone bought into Ivan’s vision and we all got excited. That transpired into an unbelievable start to the season.
I don’t expect the same levels of excitement next year. Therefore, whilst we may get better, I’m not sure 5 wins against top 4 sides will be easy.
If Ivan is being honest and stays - maybe.
Yeah only geo kept the faith during those first 5 or 6 weeks when everyone thought we'd crash and burn
Not everyone I'm sure.
Maybe not...but we sure did crash as many feared

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Post by quintus » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 1:48 pm

I hope we go hard for Corey Oates and take him on as a second rower. He is already 105 kg and would have no problem stacking on another 4 or 5 during the off season. Bennett has told him that he is a winger at the Broncos hence his $300000 wingers salary. He has already knocked back a big Bulldogs offer and is being circled by 3 or 4 other teams at second row money. I believe he may be one of our missing links, for us to become successful. Him and Rowdy would "Rip It Up" As one of the greatest Rock and Rollers of all time said.... :sign:

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Post by Geo. » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:38 pm

Be lucky to finish 15th next year but the year after look out..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by will1999 » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:39 pm

14-15 next year than around 9-10 again

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Post by Russell » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:38 pm
Be lucky to finish 15th next year but the year after look out..
Reasoning Geo? Sounds quite savage.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:05 pm

Russell wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm
Geo. wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:38 pm
Be lucky to finish 15th next year but the year after look out..
Reasoning Geo? Sounds quite savage.
History Russ...history..Coach will be sacked by round 3.... New guy with fresh clichés...board the plane or be left at the tarmac etc etc...2020 is our year...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
happy tiger wrote:
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OK I was wrong
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Post by Russell » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:09 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:05 pm
Russell wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm
Geo. wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:38 pm
Be lucky to finish 15th next year but the year after look out..
Reasoning Geo? Sounds quite savage.
History Russ...history..Coach will be sacked by round 3.... New guy with fresh clichés...board the plane or be left at the tarmac etc etc...2020 is our year...
Given History, then isn't it a chance that our post Cleary coach would be sacked by round 3 of 2020.

History will not repeat Geo imo - win the comp in 2020 with Ivan.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:14 pm

Russell wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:09 pm
Geo. wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:05 pm
Russell wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm
Geo. wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:38 pm
Be lucky to finish 15th next year but the year after look out..
Reasoning Geo? Sounds quite savage.
History Russ...history..Coach will be sacked by round 3.... New guy with fresh clichés...board the plane or be left at the tarmac etc etc...2020 is our year...
Given History, then isn't it a chance that our post Cleary coach would be sacked by round 3 of 2020.

History will not repeat Geo imo - win the comp in 2020 with Ivan.

Hope you are right....a lot will depend on recruitment for next year ..interesting times ahead anyway...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 25 Oct, 2018 12:17 am
OK I was wrong
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Post by Lauren » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 5:35 pm

Watching this dogs and dragons game highlights how much we lack in size. It’s something we seriously need to fix and it makes me think a Merrin or Tamou might not be too bad as an optional signing.

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Post by bathursttiger » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 7:15 pm

Lauren wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 5:35 pm
Watching this dogs and dragons game highlights how much we lack in size. It’s something we seriously need to fix and it makes me think a Merrin or Tamou might not be too bad as an optional signing.
Both are on huge money at the Panthers, not even worth a quarter of their salary.
2 plodders.
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Post by Aceshigh » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 7:33 pm

Lauren u are spot on,we need size and good leg speed , players that want to bust the line and keep going , i think a Corey Oates as a back rower could’nt harm

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Post by Russell » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 7:40 pm

Lauren wrote:
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 5:35 pm
Watching this dogs and dragons game highlights how much we lack in size. It’s something we seriously need to fix and it makes me think a Merrin or Tamou might not be too bad as an optional signing.
Lauren you are definitely correct.

However, Merrin, Tamou (light of other days) and Oates (totally untried) are not the answers imo.

If we can't get someone good - better to stick with what we have i.e. Lawrence, Chee-Kam, Aloiai and Garner.

Not ideal, apart from Rowdy but save our dough for when a stack of good players come off contract at the end of 2019.

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Post by LeichhardtTiger » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 7:46 pm

How about these proven workhorses:
Manaia Cherrington
JJ Felise
Matt Lodge
Curtis Sironen
Moses Suli
Apiseli Fine

All off contract ISP Cup in the Bag!
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