Wests Tigers name five co-captains

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Re: Wests Tigers name five co-captains

Post by Cairnstigers » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:50 pm

tigerbalm wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:48 pm
Boonboon2 wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 2:29 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 2:24 pm
5 Co-Captains?

That's just embarrassing!
How ? Or Why ?

Its not like Captains make that many decisions in a club but they have a lot of jobs. Ive never understood 1 captain in a professional club

I know you like to drink the WT cool-aid but even you must understand why one leader is important in a team sport right?A bus has one driver. Not only do we now need all these new players to gel but we are relying on all 5 skippers to be on the same page??? just stupid.

I was worried when i saw the team list for the trial and it smacked me in the face of how lacking Wests are in many areas. This now has added to my worries. Its embarrassing and completely out of sinc in what we are told that no one player is bigger than the club. The only possible reason to have 5 captains would be to appease someone who feels they should have it. luckily the chances of finals are slim so we wont have to have the embarrassment of 5 WT in the captains of finals team photo.
Yeah on the same page
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Post by Yossarian » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:51 pm

Maybe they can divide the duties - one captain for the coin toss, one for dressing room speeches, one to talk to the ref, one for post game pressers, one to decide what to do when we get a penalty. As further duties become apparent more players can be tapped.

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Post by Mighty Tiger » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:51 pm

Game day will be like a kinder surprise.

Good luck refs, be a great way to annoy them with 5 blokes running up and having a say.

Dumb decision.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:56 pm

Cairnstigers wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:48 pm
Who would have though
I think it's a great Idea
It shares the respocibility among 5 of our best and experienced players
They all bring their own traits which we would all love rolled into one superstar player
Well we don't have a superstar
This is shared responcibility and takes the pressure off that one player
When we begin to become the Wests Tigers team we all want then we can look at a sole captain
Look at the number of great players in recent times who have failed as a captain at other club's and the team's have suffered
M Moylan
S Johnson
R Tuiavsa sheck
Great players we would all agree but appointing them as sole captain has affected their game and the clubs performances
Share the love I reckon
I would imagine he who stands out will eventually become captain
This may make the boys try that little bit harder to leed by example
All 5 of them
Can only be good for us
In Ivan I trust
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I thought Cleary was waiting for someone to stand up in pre season. Maybe no one did.

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Post by hobbo » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:02 pm

Will the 5 co-captains play Rocks /Paper / Scissors on the sideline at full time to determine who attends the post match presser ?
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Post by Bob » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:21 pm

I'd say it's mainly for two reasons.

1) when we went through the Farah debacle or the woods debacle, we couldn't stop the media flow, because they were still expected to be trundled out in front of the media for every press conference. This way if any top players are in the media we trundle out someone else and say the reason we decided on co captains is to reduce the workload of said player.

2) The "leader" of the pack is either a bench player / someone not expected to play every game. If the captain wasn't picked at all or on the bench it would be a sticking point for the media.

On an off note, is there anyway our squad may be very interchangeable next year? I.e. Like the Aus cricket team resting players throughout the year to reduce injury and also we might pick a side better suited to the opposition. For example playing Kevvie against a slower centre who won't be able to get outside him or Fanou if we are up against a centre with weak defence. (Maybe a bad example but you get the idea)

Similar to the cricket laying two spinners on certain pitches and how they rested there quicks for a match each in the series.

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Post by Fade To Black » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:27 pm

Hopefully they have some sort of system worked out for game days or else there could be a logjam in the tunnel before the match.
On the bright side at least our boys will be match-fit after the Captain's Run.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:29 pm

If Cleary wants 5 leaders in the dressing room, that’s fine. But why not name one as a figurehead to the public? This gives the impression that he’s indesicive or doesn’t want to upset the apple cart.

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Post by Telltails » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:32 pm

Five cracks at the toss! One will emerge.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:38 pm

Reynolds
Leeds with passion agression and his never say die attitude

Packer will no doubt leed from the front and has shown how you can change to become a better person
I expect him to take Twal and Eisenhuth to the next level and these 3 will have a great year working together

Lawrence is a loyal club player who never gives up trying on the field and would be someone easily approachable by the younger players in our squad

Marshall has plenty of experience as a player and in media
Let's not forget he has also played for the Dragons and Brisbane Broncos under Wayne bennet
He will add plenty to the team on and off the field

Then what can you say about Taylor
I remember a game where he got absolutely smashed last year by big mean Sam Burgess and It cut him right open
I think that was in round 1
He was on his feet in a flash and kept on going. I don't know how he did that but it goes to show just how much focus an passion he has
Many on here pre selected him as captain
An 80 minute player

You won't see five captains on the field at one time
You will see 5 players leeding by example
One of these will be captain on the day
Everyone has an idea who should be captain
I have seen about 10 players mentioned on this forum

Some of you guys on here sound like you would like to be on the board and restrict Ivan with his decisions
Isn't that what happened to Sheens Potter and Taylor
Best you let our coach make the Decisions
I hope Ivan is not reading this forum with some of the negative comments on here
The season hasn't even started yet

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Post by Cairnstigers » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:40 pm

Fade To Black wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:27 pm
Hopefully they have some sort of system worked out for game days or else there could be a logjam in the tunnel before the match.
On the bright side at least our boys will be match-fit after the Captain's Run.
Thinking outside the square
I like it
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Post by Cairnstigers » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:42 pm

hobbo wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:02 pm
Will the 5 co-captains play Rocks /Paper / Scissors on the sideline at full time to determine who attends the post match presser ?
I want 5 Rocks in my team
And big ones

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:44 pm

Ivan is a big boy. I’m sure he can handle it.

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Post by Earl » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:51 pm

Tigerdon wrote:
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i'd prefer to have 5 co-captains than one A. Woods as captain
This is gold.

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Post by old man tiger » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:51 pm

I thought the article said the onfield leader (i.e captain) isn't decided yet?
It reads to me more like 5 club captains at this stage with the balance of duties yet to be determined.

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:51 pm

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I thought Cleary was waiting for someone to stand up in pre season. Maybe no one did.
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maybe five did
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Post by BodhiTiger » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:54 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:29 pm
If Cleary wants 5 leaders in the dressing room, that’s fine. But why not name one as a figurehead to the public? This gives the impression that he’s indesicive or doesn’t want to upset the apple cart.
I'm going to have to trust Cleary on this one. But I would 100% agree with GNR. I kind of can't believe they went down this path. Anyways, it is the Tigers! :shock:
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Post by BodhiTiger » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 6:58 pm

What happens if we win the premiership, will we get 5 captains speeches?
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