Cleary: "That's not what we're about"

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Cleary: "That's not what we're about"

Post by willow » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:40 pm

Cleary: "That's not what we're about"
Author Dan Talintyre Timestamp Sun 17 Jun 2018, 07:09 PM

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said his side's performance was out of character as a poor defensive half showing allowed the Canberra Raiders to post a big win in their Round 15 clash today at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Coming in to the match with one of the best defensive records in the competition, Cleary's men conceded seven second half tries and missed upwards of 60 tackles as the Raiders cruised to a dominant 48-12 victory — something which he said has to remain a one-off and not a season-defining moment.

"It's certainly not what we've been about this year," Cleary reflected.

"We've got to make sure it's an aberration and we get back on the horse in a couple of weeks.

"It's disappointing when you don't perform well enough in any game, especially when you finish it like that and I didn't think our control in defence was there all game.

"It was certainly not what we wanted it to be and what it needed to be against a very powerful team.

"I don't think the end of the game was anything technical or physical — it was mental.

"Once we lost contact with the game we lost focus as a group and individuals and they smelled blood. For whatever reason, we checked out with 25 minutes to go and it's pretty disappointing."

Co-captain Russell Packer echoed Cleary's comments on the performance and result.

"With a performance like that, we invite all the criticism in and we have to take that on the chin," he said.

"When you play like that, you have to take accountability. But we've got a group of men here that, apart from this game, work really hard for each other and our defensive efforts have been good.

"We've just got to get back on the horse and the season doesn't stop because you have one bad game.

"We've got to individually look at ourselves and really try to make something from the rest of the season.

We have to take accountability and be better; our next game is at Leichhardt and it's a bit of an old cliche, but all we can do is train hard and work hard for each other to be better in that game.

"We can't let it define our season."


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Post by Geo. » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:42 pm

Really..good to know..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by hobbo » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:43 pm

Hey Cleary ... why do you buy plodders?
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by rex2ce » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:45 pm

The team is playing as you select and train them Ivan, hope your contract is watertight

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:45 pm

It has been for the last 6 weeks.


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Post by rex2ce » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:46 pm

Disgusting effort

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Post by Snake » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:47 pm

Cleary is a myth

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:47 pm

It's increasingly becoming more what we are about, Ivan. You can see the regression from week to week, it's very tangible.

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Post by avocadoontoast » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:47 pm

I’m actually pretty sure that’s exactly what we’re about.

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Post by rex2ce » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:49 pm

I was not a JT fan ,but his career was ruined by bringing Cleary on board, Cleary with the advantage of a blank cheque re recruitment, has not delivered

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Post by hobbo » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:50 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:45 pm
It has been for the last 6 weeks.
Today’s game was worse that that Taylor ball game we had against the cowboys ..
At least we were in that game for an eternity
We need mongrel ..
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Post by hobbo » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:50 pm

I liked Mick Potter !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by TigerTiger » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:51 pm

Not a season defining game? It better be. You better make up for that, better make sure you define the season by atoning for that. And it wasn't one game. 2 wins from the last 9... The Gal try last week? It's not a one off.

Really though, Cleary can't drop and replace half the team, well not straight away, we have no replacements. But there's quite a few players that shouldn't still be here in a couple of years.
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Post by Eddie » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:52 pm

Cleary must know he is sitting on a turd right now.

A squad going backwards without the class players to turn things around.

He has done well to eek some wins out of them.

However I didn't agree originally with some of his signings and now they look like they have hit a big wall.

I wasn't expecting miracles this season so I'm not overly surprised. Im just concerned about the next couple of years.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:53 pm

rex2ce wrote:
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:49 pm
I was not a JT fan ,but his career was ruined by bringing Cleary on board, Cleary with the advantage of a blank cheque re recruitment, has not delivered
For 12 months Cleary has been lauded over for doing something JT couldn’t do, attract players. Easy to do when you have an open chequebook and your predecessor had a bag of rocks. Let’s not forget Potter either. Another coach who got dudded with a terrible cap. Pay is going through the same situation at the Dogs.

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Post by palms » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:55 pm

Always have been, always will be losers. A club born from failure destined to continue to fail. We have consistently been the worst club in the competition for 19yrs. One can only shake their head.

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Post by Roar Power » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:55 pm

As somebody said on another thread, we have an average side which has outperformed expectation this season. But its a long season and complacency will eventually kick in. We really need to increase the skill within our side if we are to be a top 8 candidate. Mbye is a start but unless we have 2-3 more proven first graders added to the side, 2019 will be much the same. Hope its not....

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Post by Tacky » Sun 17 Jun, 2018 7:56 pm

Packer sounded very emotional in the presser. At least the passion is still there
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