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Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Parramatta

Post by marzie » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 3:54 pm

Tigerdave wrote:Is Rowdy actually going to be playing?
Fox Sports have reported that Grant and Lawrence aren't in doubt to play


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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 3:59 pm

marzie wrote:
Tigerdave wrote:Is Rowdy actually going to be playing?
Fox Sports have reported that Grant and Lawrence aren't in doubt to play
Grant supposedly walked out of the first aide room and Rowdy didn't have any ice or strapping on his ankle in a pic i saw of him in the sheds after full time.

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Post by Tigerdave » Wed 27 Jul, 2016 10:49 pm

cool, hopefully that remains the case then for Saturday

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Post by Winnipeg » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 1:37 pm

If Rankin is going to play hooker at any stage then for the love of God can we have Chee Kam on the bench to cover centre?

Lovett already bombed one try against the Dragons by not passing to his winger

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Post by Boonboon2 » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 1:55 pm

Winnipeg wrote:If Rankin is going to play hooker at any stage then for the love of God can we have Chee Kam on the bench to cover centre?

Lovett already bombed one try against the Dragons by not passing to his winger
I think you can forgive the side last week you can't predict that you will loose 2 main forwards and hence 80 minutes of playing time (Grant 40 and Lawrence 2nd 40) unexpectedly so I would imagine we will see a different rotation this week.

In reality whatever you think of the situation that we didn't have Farah last week because we had an extra forward in Edwards on the bench to cover the front and back row

Assuming no injuries this week id expect we will see Edwards play 20 mins of hooker


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Post by Winnipeg » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 2:00 pm

Has Edwards ever played hooker tho?

And you could argue we're strengthening our flank taking Rankin out for Chee Kam

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 8:38 pm

Update on Lawrence Grant and Farah
http://www.nrl.com/farah-sits-out-but-l ... fault.aspx

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah was a noticeable absentee from training on Wednesday morning but two other players under a cloud, Chris Lawrence and Tim Grant, ran freely with the main squad in a boost to their chances of backing up to face the Eels on Saturday.

However back-rower Chris Lawrence, who missed the second half of the Dragons win with a lower leg injury and left the ground in a moon boot, ran freely.

So too did Tim Grant, who suffered a nasty concussion after wearing a shoulder from Dragons prop Leeson Ah Mau barely a minute after entering the fray last weekend and needed to be stretchered from the field.




And this is what Moses said

Moses didn't complete Wednesday's session but he said it was a workload issue rather than an injury issue.

"Everything's fine, we're just cutting down my K's (kilometres), I ran a bit too much in the game so just a bit more precautionary," Moses said.

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Post by Masterton » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 9:13 pm

Winnipeg wrote:Has Edwards ever played hooker tho?

And you could argue we're strengthening our flank taking Rankin out for Chee Kam
Apparently he's been having a crack in NSW Cup
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Post by Harvey » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 9:46 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
foreveratiger wrote:
Cultured Bogan wrote:Thanks for the memories Robbie.
x2
Not being a [automatically edited], what a poor way to finish your career. It should have been different...
True. He should have packed his bags and left at the end of last year, but instead he played the poor me card.
This year he seems to be playing the poor human card. It will take another week or 2 before him and his cronies have managed to lose all sympathy for him

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Post by gallagher » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 9:51 pm

Harvey wrote:
Cultured Bogan wrote:
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Cultured Bogan wrote:Thanks for the memories Robbie.
x2
Not being a [automatically edited], what a poor way to finish your career. It should have been different...
True. He should have packed his bags and left at the end of last year, but instead he played the poor me card.
This year he seems to be playing the poor human card. It will take another week or 2 before him and his cronies have managed to lose all sympathy for him
Yet fans scratch their heads and wonder why Taylor wants him gone.

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Post by Harvey » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 9:53 pm

Love the WestsTigers wrote:
southerntiger wrote:
Love the WestsTigers wrote:
cqtiger wrote:Why do people twist the truth for their own agendas?
JT picked Rankin tonight for this weekends game? He's played most of the year.
JT picked Lovett? He's played most of the year.
Other than Farah's expected non selection again, the only other real surprise was Edwards inclusion. But as has rightly been pointed out, why change a winning team?

Am I missing something? Isn't this nearly the same team that's trotted out most weeks?

I thinks its making people angrier because Rankin was playing at 9 and Edwards's selection didnt make sense

Taylor didnt replace Farah with specialist Hooker, Dene has been there most games
But for some reason (maybe to fool us) he replaced JJ with Edwards who hasnt been effective the last 2 games in FG

Lovett's selection ? i have stopped complaining about him but im guessing whilst people are complaining and venting their frustration they are also disappointed he was getting moved in to the centres..
We can live with him in the 17 off the bench but not in the centres

Its becoming a case of the straw that broke the back, too many poor decisions from Taylor at the one time
We lost 2 forwards on the bench and people are surprised that Taylor did not want to use Edwards at hooker as he had previously planned.

Also Rankin is a natural half. Surely it was a logical to slot him into hooker to give Halatau a break in the circumstances? I thought his service was excellent. Im not sure I like my hooker defending on the wing but given the circumstances of the game I can live with it.
my 2cents worth
Not every player can pass both ways with natural ease and comfort.
Hence we have players on the right and left wings, center etc.
same kind-of applies to halves hence they pick their preferred spots.
Whilst Rankin may be better suited in the halves role like he prefers i doubt he will be as good hooker as the first line hookers who have natural ability to pass either way, take runs and make those decisions on the fly to pass or run.
To provide an example, ET has had far too many forward passes from dummy half
Peter Wallace converted from Halves to Hooking and it took him 2 seasons to get it right, he threw a fair few forward passes too.

Rankin fits into Taylors plans of just getting the ball from dummy half and getting it to the next person but you have to question the value in this.
Where is the threat from dummy half if all you are doing is throwing the ball to the next person..

Anywho, i'm not a coach in any grade, just a real frustrated supporter of the club at the moment
True, not all player can pass to both sides. Robbie obviously prefers to go to the left, which impacts on our attacking structure

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Post by TrueTiger » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:09 am

It really doesn't matter if anyone agrees or disagrees with this team selection....JT is the coach and why would you change a winning side,especially after having to re shuffle for the unexpected injuries against the Dragons....

What most are whinging about is that we might not make the finals with poor team selections,who really knows ??...

Most on here didn't give us a chance of finishing better than bottom 4 this year...unbelievable that we are doing well,and yet the coach is still copping the crap.....Farah can stay in reserves,we have won games without him before,if the halves can dominate and improve on last weeks performance then we should do very well this week,as for JT,let him do his job and see out his contract,that would be the first real sign that stability has come to this decimated club for years..
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:25 am

TrueTiger wrote:It really doesn't matter if anyone agrees or disagrees with this team selection....JT is the coach and why would you change a winning side,especially after having to re shuffle for the unexpected injuries against the Dragons....

What most are whinging about is that we might not make the finals with poor team selections,who really knows ??...

Most on here didn't give us a chance of finishing better than bottom 4 this year...unbelievable that we are doing well,and yet the coach is still copping the crap.....Farah can stay in reserves,we have won games without him before,if the halves can dominate and improve on last weeks performance then we should do very well this week,as for JT,let him do his job and see out his contract,that would be the first real sign that stability has come to this decimated club for years..
I remember he apparently only had 6-8 weeks at the start of the yr according to some on here. And after 8 weeks we had lost 6 in a row, the last loss being a 60 point thrashing from the Raiders. If he wasn't sacked then, he won[t be sacked now. We've improved dramatically since then, having won 6 games, sitting only 2 points out of the 8. I can't see them sacking him even if we finish 9th or 10th. I'm sure if we scroll back to predictions at the start of the yr, most would have predicted bottom 4 again, if not worse thanks to our horrible coach, who instead has us in contention for the 8 so deep into the yr. Wishful thinking i think. So that alone would show we've improved. The results don't show any reason why he shouldn't see out his final yr.

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Post by stevetiger » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:38 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
TrueTiger wrote:It really doesn't matter if anyone agrees or disagrees with this team selection....JT is the coach and why would you change a winning side,especially after having to re shuffle for the unexpected injuries against the Dragons....

What most are whinging about is that we might not make the finals with poor team selections,who really knows ??...

Most on here didn't give us a chance of finishing better than bottom 4 this year...unbelievable that we are doing well,and yet the coach is still copping the crap.....Farah can stay in reserves,we have won games without him before,if the halves can dominate and improve on last weeks performance then we should do very well this week,as for JT,let him do his job and see out his contract,that would be the first real sign that stability has come to this decimated club for years..
I remember he apparently only had 6-8 weeks at the start of the yr according to some on here. And after 8 weeks we had lost 6 in a row, the last loss being a 60 point thrashing from the Raiders. If he wasn't sacked then, he won[t be sacked now. We've improved dramatically since then, having won 6 games, sitting only 2 points out of the 8. I can't see them sacking him even if we finish 9th or 10th. I'm sure if we scroll back to predictions at the start of the yr, most would have predicted bottom 4 again, if not worse thanks to our horrible coach, who instead has us in contention for the 8 so deep into the yr. Wishful thinking i think. So that alone would show we've improved. The results don't show any reason why he shouldn't see out his final yr.
I didn't think he would be sacked then and I don't think he will be sacked now. I also think he will be here next year.

I would sack him now though. Way too many mistakes and poor decisions since he has been here.

As for the predictions of where we will be. I've said for a while we have a good squad. I gave Taylor credit for helping put that squad together as well.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:42 am

Thats very nice of you Steve.

Lets dig up a predictions thread.
Think I had em 10-13th

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Post by gallagher » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:49 am

TrueTiger wrote:It really doesn't matter if anyone agrees or disagrees with this team selection....JT is the coach and why would you change a winning side,especially after having to re shuffle for the unexpected injuries against the Dragons....

What most are whinging about is that we might not make the finals with poor team selections,who really knows ??...

Most on here didn't give us a chance of finishing better than bottom 4 this year...unbelievable that we are doing well,and yet the coach is still copping the crap.....Farah can stay in reserves,we have won games without him before,if the halves can dominate and improve on last weeks performance then we should do very well this week,as for JT,let him do his job and see out his contract,that would be the first real sign that stability has come to this decimated club for years..
Good post mate.
Let's go tigers

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Post by TrueTiger » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:50 am

innsaneink wrote:Thats very nice of you Steve.

Lets dig up a predictions thread.
Think I had em 10-13th
Well Ink,if I remember correctly I had them finishing at 9/10 if the halves improved,especially Brooks....it appears that way so far,let's hope the whole team improves and the injuries stay to a minimum if any...
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Post by TrueTiger » Sat 30 Jul, 2016 9:52 am

gallagher wrote:
TrueTiger wrote:It really doesn't matter if anyone agrees or disagrees with this team selection....JT is the coach and why would you change a winning side,especially after having to re shuffle for the unexpected injuries against the Dragons....

What most are whinging about is that we might not make the finals with poor team selections,who really knows ??...

Most on here didn't give us a chance of finishing better than bottom 4 this year...unbelievable that we are doing well,and yet the coach is still copping the crap.....Farah can stay in reserves,we have won games without him before,if the halves can dominate and improve on last weeks performance then we should do very well this week,as for JT,let him do his job and see out his contract,that would be the first real sign that stability has come to this decimated club for years..
Good post mate.
Let's go tigers
Thanks Gallagher,I'm just seeing it how it is mate....trying to be realistic..
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