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Re: The Bench

Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:31 am

Masterton wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 8:55 am
Earl wrote:
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What about poor Marsters or Benji or Grant.
"Wests Tigers are sad to lose Tim Grant, but could not stand in the way of the 2 year offer from Penrith."
Huh? Why the hell would Penrith want another prop with all the young up and comers they have in their ranks? Especially one they previously discarded. Now we have lost another depth prop that we desperately need, while teams like Penrith and St George have surplus forward stocks. I hope we're looking at getting a replacement.


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Post by bp tiger » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:58 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:31 am
Masterton wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 8:55 am
Earl wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 7:38 am
What about poor Marsters or Benji or Grant.
"Wests Tigers are sad to lose Tim Grant, but could not stand in the way of the 2 year offer from Penrith."
Huh? Why the hell would Penrith want another prop with all the young up and comers they have in their ranks? Especially one they previously discarded. Now we have lost another depth prop that we desperately need, while teams like Penrith and St George have surplus forward stocks. I hope we're looking at getting a replacement.
is this a done deal? if so may be we will get the english prop.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 10:12 am

Geo. wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 5:13 am
Poor Rowdy.... :(
Yeah but if the club was to move forward Geo we were going to always lose some favourites

Bit like losing Keefy :cry:

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 10:19 am

Lets just hope signing number 30 throws our bench thoughts into turmoil

Early on I'd like to mix the experience up on our bench
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13 Eisenberg
12 Aloiai
11 Taylor
10 Sue
9 MM /Liddle
8 Packer

14 Matulino
15 Lawrence
16 Twal
17 McQueen

That way we are always keeping a good mix of youth and experience on the park at any given time

My only concern is Rowdy , can he bring impact / enthusiasm off the bench ??

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Post by Masterton » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 11:03 am

bp tiger wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:58 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:31 am
Masterton wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 8:55 am
Earl wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 7:38 am
What about poor Marsters or Benji or Grant.
"Wests Tigers are sad to lose Tim Grant, but could not stand in the way of the 2 year offer from Penrith."
Huh? Why the hell would Penrith want another prop with all the young up and comers they have in their ranks? Especially one they previously discarded. Now we have lost another depth prop that we desperately need, while teams like Penrith and St George have surplus forward stocks. I hope we're looking at getting a replacement.
is this a done deal? if so may be we will get the english prop.
Nah. Sorry, I shouldn't make out I know more than I do, but there's been plenty of talk about Grant leaving. I suspect we would release him in the right circumstances.
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 11:20 am

Clubs don't devulge details of a players contract with another club.

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Post by Seantice » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 11:21 am

I do not want Sue anywhere near the starting side and only maybe a bench spot. For a smaller prop he gets gassed so quickly which results in his second efforts not materializing. Honestly wish we could get rid of sue and grant and get another top prop.
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I hate having two hookers. Its one or the other. so my bench would be:

Marshall
Aloiai
Sue/grant (rather another decent prop)
Twal

Should make a play for Kikau from panthers. He killed it in the world cup and wont be in panthers top 17.

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Post by bp tiger » Sat 30 Dec, 2017 2:30 pm

Masterton wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 11:03 am
bp tiger wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:58 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:31 am
Masterton wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 8:55 am


"Wests Tigers are sad to lose Tim Grant, but could not stand in the way of the 2 year offer from Penrith."
Huh? Why the hell would Penrith want another prop with all the young up and comers they have in their ranks? Especially one they previously discarded. Now we have lost another depth prop that we desperately need, while teams like Penrith and St George have surplus forward stocks. I hope we're looking at getting a replacement.
is this a done deal? if so may be we will get the english prop.
Nah. Sorry, I shouldn't make out I know more than I do, but there's been plenty of talk about Grant leaving. I suspect we would release him in the right circumstances.
my mate is in the captains club at the panthers and he thinks its a done deal.

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Post by Geo. » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 7:02 am

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 10:12 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 5:13 am
Poor Rowdy.... :(
Yeah but if the club was to move forward Geo we were going to always lose some favourites

Bit like losing Keefy :cry:
Really something tells me Lawrence will be one of the 1st blokes Ivan picks every week when fit...

Wonder what that says about the Coach....at least TLT will have the same waaaaaaa feel about it...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 8:08 am

Lawrence had a real spike in performance after Cleary took over. He was particularly good in defence.

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Post by Earl » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 10:51 am

Lawrence definitely isn't a bad option. I'd have no issues with him on the left or even right edge if he can handle that side. He runs great lines, can tackle and has speed for an edge backrower.

My issue is where does McQueen or Taylor fit in ? I reckon that Clearly has some tough decisions to make when it comes to picking the team.

I also think Twal and Aloiai have to be picked especially Aloiai.

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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 11:47 am

If Grant is going then Aloiai maybe forced to play more Front row. I hope not as he has the speed and lateral movement to play 2nd Row . Not many bigger players have that, so it would be good to capitalise on it. Once Aloiai came back from injury he seemed take his game to a new level in the 2nd Row.
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Post by ancient magpie » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:01 pm

Does anybody know whats happening with the rest of the ISP players from last year who havent allready been punted .At this stage all we have is 4 players listed in ISP and i thought Sironen was leaving anyway .Love your thoughts.

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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:40 pm

ancient magpie wrote:
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:01 pm
Does anybody know whats happening with the rest of the ISP players from last year who havent allready been punted .At this stage all we have is 4 players listed in ISP and i thought Sironen was leaving anyway .Love your thoughts.
As we already have 28 or 29 players contract in our Top 30 plus 6 development players all training together as one squad in preseason
I’m not sure but I don’t think the ISP will be announced until after the trial games and closer to Round 1.

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Post by Masterton » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:45 pm

ancient magpie wrote:
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 12:01 pm
Does anybody know whats happening with the rest of the ISP players from last year who havent allready been punted .At this stage all we have is 4 players listed in ISP and i thought Sironen was leaving anyway .Love your thoughts.
Sirro is staying.
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Post by Earl » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 2:26 pm

Tigerdon wrote:
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 11:47 am
If Grant is going then Aloiai maybe forced to play more Front row. I hope not as he has the speed and lateral movement to play 2nd Row . Not many bigger players have that, so it would be good to capitalise on it. Once Aloiai came back from injury he seemed take his game to a new level in the 2nd Row.
That speed and lateral movement also make him a great option up the middle. I think I'd prefer him up the middle even though he can go really well on the edge.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 01 Jan, 2018 6:47 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 7:02 am
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 10:12 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 5:13 am
Poor Rowdy.... :(
Yeah but if the club was to move forward Geo we were going to always lose some favourites

Bit like losing Keefy :cry:
Really something tells me Lawrence will be one of the 1st blokes Ivan picks every week when fit...

Wonder what that says about the Coach....at least TLT will have the same waaaaaaa feel about it...
Did you get whacked in Whakatane ??

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Post by colmcd » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 9:14 am

happy tiger wrote:
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 6:47 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 7:02 am
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 10:12 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 5:13 am
Poor Rowdy.... :(
Yeah but if the club was to move forward Geo we were going to always lose some favourites

Bit like losing Keefy :cry:
Really something tells me Lawrence will be one of the 1st blokes Ivan picks every week when fit...

Wonder what that says about the Coach....at least TLT will have the same waaaaaaa feel about it...
Did you get whacked in Whakatane ??
What is it with fans, they either think Lawrence is the NR1 superstar of the team or a player we should retire asap.

Lawrence is a benchmark/depth player. He will play with good intensity but we have better players built for the second row. I am hoping that our new recruits will just outperform him and he keeps them on their toes.

How Mcqueen fits in?? I don't know but I would imagine Taylor would be one of the first picked.

I reckon we will loose people mid year. Hopefully though we manage to keep the best.

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