Elijah 'Jesus' Taylor

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Elijah 'Jesus' Taylor

Post by MacDougall » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:24 pm

He has come to save us. Praise him. Our lord and saviour Elijah Christ.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:26 pm

I say get some coin together and lock him up for another couple of years at least

The best thing that has happened to our club in 2016

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Post by MacDougall » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:27 pm

He should be signed to a four year contract and made captain.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:31 pm

MacDougall wrote:He should be signed to a four year contract and made captain.
Hold the phone, 3 and be co captain..
Hows that ?

And maybe for PM ??

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Post by Winnipeg » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:33 pm

Said it before - PRAISE JAH


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Post by stryker » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:36 pm

Woah woah woah woah.....
He played ok last week and was good today but let's just wait and see. These sort of knee jerk signings is the reason a lot of our underperformers are currently taking up so much of our cap space.

He was signed till the end of this season. Lets make the decision then eh?

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Post by MacDougall » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:38 pm

stryker wrote:Woah woah woah woah.....
He played ok last week and was good today but let's just wait and see. These sort of knee jerk signings is the reason a lot of our underperformers are currently taking up so much of our cap space.

He was signed till the end of this season. Lets make the decision then eh?
Nope. Give him four heavily backended plz.

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Post by stevetiger » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:41 pm

Great thread. This guy is special.

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Post by supercoach » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:43 pm

Do not know what the stats were but had to have done over 60 tackles and was good at dummy half and first receiver. Absolute class player, but he is in for a lot of work playing for us

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:43 pm

I like his work , but he is getting caught out at marker too often

I want to see our big fellas "finish" the tackle off and Taylor back leading our line speed

And Stryker isn't he signed until the end of next season ??

Could be wrong ??

And he wasn't too shabby at dummy half either

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:48 pm

stryker wrote:Woah woah woah woah.....
He played ok last week and was good today but let's just wait and see. These sort of knee jerk signings is the reason a lot of our underperformers are currently taking up so much of our cap space.

He was signed till the end of this season. Lets make the decision then eh?
I sense a bit of sarcasm

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Post by Nelson » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:51 pm

happy tiger wrote:I like his work , but he is getting caught out at marker too often

I want to see our big fellas "finish" the tackle off and Taylor back leading our line speed

And Stryker isn't he signed until the end of next season ??

Could be wrong ??

And he wasn't too shabby at dummy half either
Nah only end of this year unfortunately

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Post by Geo. » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:53 pm

LOL ^^^^^^

Officially signed till the end of this year...

Without him today we don't win 48 tackles 2 try assists 2 line break assists...he'll lift even more with more games...
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Post by stevetiger » Sat 21 May, 2016 5:59 pm

supercoach wrote:Do not know what the stats were but had to have done over 60 tackles and was good at dummy half and first receiver. Absolute class player, but he is in for a lot of work playing for us
I reckon he loves the work. He made up for our halves being ordinary today from an organising perspective and losing our dummy half. I wonder how he will slot into the team when we are actually performing.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 21 May, 2016 6:08 pm

44 Tackles - Most by anyone in our Team
2 Missed Tackles
2 Try Assists
88 Meters

Passing doesn't get recorded but outstanding, both from dummy half and general play

ET makes 40+ tackles
Robbie makes same when he plays
Lawrence always up there with solid D
Woodsy too

We are looking good in the middle

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Post by WestsSupporter » Sat 21 May, 2016 6:47 pm

Milky was increasing his notches in my book until the other day when he said ET was nothing special.

Already one of our best players after 2 games.
Focal point in both attack and defence.
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Post by willow » Sat 21 May, 2016 9:52 pm

Tigers buoyed by new Mr Fix-It

Sat 21 May, 2016, 7:54pm
By Jack Brady ‌, National Correspondent , NRL.com



The arrival of Elijah Taylor at the Wests Tigers is already paying massive dividends following his Man of the Match performance in his new side's 20-12 win over the Knights.

Named at lock, Taylor shifted to hooker in the second half when Matt Ballin (concussion) was ruled out of the game and certainly made an impact.

Taylor set up two of the Tigers' three tries including Luke Brooks' match-winner in the 69th minute – earning the team's Players' Player as a result in just his second game with the club.

As veteran utility Dene Halatau reaches the twilight of his career – a player who the Tigers have depended on for the most part since 2003 – they will certainly find comfort in Taylor's arrival following his show-stealing performance.

Taylor remained level-headed when offered compliments over his performance by NRL.com however.

"It's going to take a while to settle in but as long as I do the little things right and the one percenters right then the rest will take care of itself," Taylor said.

"It's all a work in progress. That's me, I'm always out to improve. I have to earn the boys respect and keep trying to earn it every week. The boys have been very welcoming, supportive and have shown me the ropes since I arrived here.

"In my eyes that's the biggest reward a player can get, to get the boys respect and that's what I have to keep improving on," a shocked Taylor added when informed of his Players' Player award.

Coach Jason Taylor was more than happy to open up on why Taylor has already earned the respect of his new Tigers' teammates.

"Elijah played lots of minutes and when he was off I sent him back on to play dummy-half and he just said 'Okay, if that's my job then that'll be my job'. He was pushing people out of the way to get to dummy half because he took pride in his job," coach Taylor said.

"Some of his creativity too. The pass he threw to push for Brooksy for Brooksy's try was class, absolute class and he's a great addition to our roster."

Tigers skipper Aaron Woods shared his coach's sentiment.

"He's been enormous," Woods said.

"It's a credit to the player he is because he's been really good for our defensive line as well. Just the amount of talk he brings. He's a player I'm really glad we picked him up."

Humble as ever, Taylor scoffed at talk of he being the Tigers' Mr Fix-It and talked down his influential performance again when pressed about it.

"I'm ready to play whatever the team wants and I'll do whatever the team needs. I'm ready to put my hand up all the time," Taylor said.

"But hooker was pretty simple too – all I had to do was pass," he added with a laugh.

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Post by Fade To Black » Sat 21 May, 2016 10:29 pm

Has always looked to be a better than average player. Stoked when we signed him. Even happier now that we get to see his quality in a WT jersey. Money well spent and he needs to be a priority re-signing ASAP.

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