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Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 8:58 pm
by willow
Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Mon 18th April, 04:19PM

Wests Tigers centre Kevin Naiqama is adamant that his side aren't far off a victory following a heartbreaking Golden Point loss against the Melbourne Storm.

Having scored the final try in his side's enthralling comeback to take the match to Golden Point, the Fijian international said he was still feeling the mental effects of losing a tough game like that, but felt that the right performance wasn't far away at all for Wests Tigers.

"We're not far off," enthused Naiqama after recovery today.

"There's just little things that we need to tweak, but that win is close.

"We took Melbourne to the death and we had a lot of key players out too, so there's a lot of confidence we can take from that game individually and as a group too.

"We're really looking forward to this against Canberra and getting back to the drawing board and training hard and working hard to get that win this weekend.

"It's not like we're getting smashed 50-nil each week," he said.

"We're in every game, so we know what we need to do to change it around.

"We've put that game behind us because we can't do anything about it now. We're looking forward to this game and it's obviously going to be a tough one for us.

"But in saying that, we're hungry for a win. We're five weeks without a win so we're going to be going down there giving everything we've got to get that victory this weekend.

"I can tell you, I'm going to be giving my all.

"It's a hard feeling to take, losing five in a row. I know Canberra are going to be ready for us, but in saying that, we're going to be ready for them as well."

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2016 ... ot_th.html

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:03 pm
by Geo.
:blah :blah :blah the end....

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:06 pm
by happy tiger
Geo. wrote::blah :blah :blah the end....

No Geo

They are on the mark

Every week they are a step closer

To the cellar ;)

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:06 pm
by 851
Kev every loss brings you closer to a win.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:07 pm
by GNR4LIFE
I really want to believe it, but its pretty hard to when your confidence and enthusiasm has been worn down by 5 consecutive losses.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:22 pm
by happy tiger
851 wrote:Kev every loss brings you closer to a win.
............... or another heartbreaking loss from a seemingly unlosable position

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:31 pm
by Eddie
Problem with all these close losses is they take their toll.

Emotionally, physically, confidence.

Don't be surprised if we get blown out soon.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:39 pm
by innsaneink
Nothing surprises any more

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:39 pm
by snowleopard
Yeah and you could take the opinion that every loss brings you closer to a win.. Just ask the staticians ..

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 10:05 pm
by MacDougall
He's right. 4 wins on the trot coming up... then maybe a huge upset against Brisbane at Suncorp!

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Mon 18 Apr, 2016 10:07 pm
by hobbo
Time for a trip to Kiama me thinks .

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 6:38 am
by hank37w
Gotta love Kevvy, one of my favourite players and probably one of our best bargain buys of all time, although he didn't look fully fit out there the other day.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:15 am
by stevetiger
Eddie wrote:Problem with all these close losses is they take their toll.

Emotionally, physically, confidence.

Don't be surprised if we get blown out soon.
They take their toll on the supporters. I really wanted a win last week. I've given up this week. I reckon the Raiders are better than the Storm and we are playing them at their home ground.

It's another game that we can win though. Hopefully the players especially our halves play well and win us the game.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:20 am
by Love the WestsTigers
851 wrote:Kev every loss brings you closer to a win.

Wow , deep and meaningful..
I think eventually we will get sick of losing and start winning some

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:30 am
by Russell
Well I sure am glad that Kev is thinking like he is.

If he was thinking like post posts on this thread we really would get done by 50.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:53 am
by tsjonathan
tigers fans really put up with a lot of nonsense...

"we tried hard"

"we're getting there"


Well kev were coming damn near last! and have been for almost 5 years. Which means we need a massive overhaul of something!

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 9:36 am
by Gary Bakerloo
I think he is right, the key question is this:
willow wrote: "There's just little things that we need to tweak, but that win is close.
Do they know what needs to be tweaked? Do they have the capability to do it?

Regardless, with the way they are playing, I think either sooner or later they will give someone an almighty touch up and it will be any team in the NRL from 1-16.

Re: Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 9:43 am
by TJL
I can't see where they'll get a win. They can't even win when the ref is on their side.