Coaching Insider: Round 4

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Coaching Insider: Round 4

Post by Tweed Tiger » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 10:15 am

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Sun 1 Apr 2018, 09:26 AM

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... r-round-4/

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary had plenty of positives for his side as they prepare to take on the Parramatta Eels in their traditional Easter Monday clash at ANZ Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Heading to the match with one defeat in 2018 following last week's controversial Golden Point game, Cleary said the way in which his side were building to start the year was a pleasing sign for the coaching staff — as was the pending inclusion of Benji Marshall in Monday's team to face the Eels.

Marshall was under some doubt after picking up an ankle injury in the loss to Brisbane, but Cleary had positive news on the five-eighth — confirming he was set to start the match tomorrow.

“Benji’s right,” Cleary told reporters at today’s press conference.

“We probably got lucky that it was a 10-day turnaround from our last game — it was one of those injuries that blew up at the time but he’s okay after a bit of time which is good news for us."

"I think these three games have given us an understanding of where our strengths lie and the areas we need to improve at. Being competitive for the first three games against good sides means the guys are feeling pretty good with where we’re at, but obviously there’s a long way to go and a lot of improving to do.

"It’s a good foundation we have, but the trick is to keep turning up each week and bringing that and that’s what we’ll be focusing on this week," he added.

The start to the season for Wests Tigers could not be in greater contrast to that of the Eels, who not only head in tomorrow's game down on troops but also confidence after a winless start through three games.

However, Cleary was adamant the signs were there for Parramatta in last week's loss to the Sharks, and that a blockbuster crowd at ANZ Stadium would spur them on to an improved performance tomorrow.

"They started Round 1 like a house on fire and then kind of just lost their way a little," he said.

"I thought last week against the Sharks was a tight one and it’s going to be a tough game for us.

"But if we can play to how we expect, then we know we can limit what they can do. If we can tighten up our skill and execution areas, we’ll be even closer to delivering the type of performance we want to."

See what Ivan Cleary had to say in full about tomorrow's game in the video above!


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Post by happy tiger » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 10:28 am

The best thing about our start

We have improved and the players can obviously see that

But we still need to improve in other areas so the players can't rest on their laurels

Plus we have players pushing from ISP and others returning from injury

Good place to be if you ask me

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 1:44 pm

Gee, the more I hear Cleary the more I like him. He is articulate and says it how it is. His appraisal of last weeks effort and the groups response was spot on. Yeah we got a bad call but we didn’t play well enough. With that attitude straight away the training focus is in how we can improve rather than spending a couple of days kicking stones. Compare that to Ricky Stuart last week. It was his attitude last week that partly caused what we saw last night.

Before round 1 I thought we’d start the season well then fall away as the season got tougher. I have totally changed my mind. We will be consistent all year because Cleary will keep the team focussed and prepared.
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Post by tigerap » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 10:48 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 1:44 pm
Gee, the more I hear Cleary the more I like him. He is articulate and says it how it is. His appraisal of last weeks effort and the groups response was spot on. Yeah we got a bad call but we didn’t play well enough. With that attitude straight away the training focus is in how we can improve rather than spending a couple of days kicking stones. Compare that to Ricky Stuart last week. It was his attitude last week that partly caused what we saw last night.

Before round 1 I thought we’d start the season well then fall away as the season got tougher. I have totally changed my mind. We will be consistent all year because Cleary will keep the team focussed and prepared.
Hope so, but watch them come out of the woods if we lose a couple on the trot

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 10:58 pm

tigerap wrote:
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 10:48 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 1:44 pm
Gee, the more I hear Cleary the more I like him. He is articulate and says it how it is. His appraisal of last weeks effort and the groups response was spot on. Yeah we got a bad call but we didn’t play well enough. With that attitude straight away the training focus is in how we can improve rather than spending a couple of days kicking stones. Compare that to Ricky Stuart last week. It was his attitude last week that partly caused what we saw last night.

Before round 1 I thought we’d start the season well then fall away as the season got tougher. I have totally changed my mind. We will be consistent all year because Cleary will keep the team focussed and prepared.
Hope so, but watch them come out of the woods if we lose a couple on the trot
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