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Basket Cases

Unread post by Tigerdon » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 8:42 am

At the backend of 2017, which club do you rank as the biggest "Basket Case"?

Talking into account Front Office leaks,coach killing Players, dressing room lost. Media speculation. Boardroom splits, Disgruntled Fans, Walking Headlines and the like.

Here's my Top5

1.Titians
2. Dogs
3. Souths
4. Penrith
5. Saints/Raiders
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Unread post by razzledazzle » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:08 am

Titans - but mostly caused by one bloke. Before he came along, they were actually looking OK.

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Unread post by swag tiger » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:14 am

the coach killer strikes at Souths.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by diedpretty » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:18 am

Dogs for mine - they have got it all - cap mismanagement, coach losing the dressing room, coach and management at loggerheads, management in disarray with people quitting, disgruntled fans wanting blood, loss of personality players, coaches head on the chopping block .............etc etc

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Unread post by Hbom » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:36 am

diedpretty wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:18 am
Dogs for mine - they have got it all - cap mismanagement, coach losing the dressing room, coach and management at loggerheads, management in disarray with people quitting, disgruntled fans wanting blood, loss of personality players, coaches head on the chopping block .............etc etc
Coach re-signed while not performing. Signing players in strength areas...

Yep, dogs for mine.


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Unread post by Tiger Come Lately » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:43 am

Dogs and Titans

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Unread post by Spartan117 » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

We were the Basket case of 2017.

Losing Coach JT
Key players leaving
Players we let go kicking on
Win 7 games in total
Finishing second last

We are in denial if less than dismal form in the latter rounds has made us forget.

I think we def had a season that cant see us sink any lower

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Unread post by hobbo » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:09 am

Us
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Competition ...CHAMPION !
Winner of the 2016 $$$$
Work tipping comp !

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Unread post by barra » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:14 am

Think the OP's original point was about the status at the back of the season - in that case I'd say the Dogs or Titans.

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Unread post by swag tiger » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:20 am

hobbo wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:09 am
Us
Not any more after this year,
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by supercoach » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:26 am

Mosts sides who finish outside the 8 or well below expectations are linked to all sorts of internal issues by the media. You do not see the media targeting successful teams even when there is internal scandals going on. Last year when Pearce was in the headlines, the media focused on him and basically left the club alone, if it was us they would be focusing on the club as much as the individual.

Its all about being a winner, its actually scary to think how our club will grow if we ever have some sustained success on the field

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Unread post by sheer64 » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:27 am

razzledazzle wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:08 am
Titans - but mostly caused by one bloke. Before he came along, they were actually looking OK.
Agree 100%.
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Unread post by sheer64 » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:31 am

Spartan117 wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:00 am
We were the Basket case of 2017.

Losing Coach JT
Key players leaving
Players we let go kicking on
Win 7 games in total
Finishing second last

We are in denial if less than dismal form in the latter rounds has made us forget.

I think we def had a season that cant see us sink any lower
No we wont sink any lower based on your first two points. Go the mighty Wests Tigers without the divas! :sign:
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Unread post by Tigerdon » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:32 am

swag tiger wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:20 am
hobbo wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:09 am
Us
Not any more after this year,

2014 to mid 2017 along with Newcastle we were right towards the top of the Basket Case list.
However, right now.
We are out of the Top5 Basket Cases (iMO).
Other teams have leap frogged us.
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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:45 am

Spartan117 wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:00 am
We were the Basket case of 2017.

Losing Coach JT
Key players leaving
Players we let go kicking on
Win 7 games in total
Finishing second last

We are in denial if less than dismal form in the latter rounds has made us forget.

I think we def had a season that cant see us sink any lower
Yeah, we could have finished last?
It's not cruelty if you inject enough amphetamines...

Fuerza en la adversidad.

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Unread post by tigerap » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:47 am

So...the Dogs supposedly had the best CEO and Coach in Dessie and Ralene backed by a strong Board.

yet they found themselves in a diabolical state with their CAP for 2018 and beyond...


Where is the accountability with their CEO and Coach with this?...none....and the media lauds their achievements.....

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Unread post by Tigerdon » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:48 am

Rabbitohs name Seibold as head coach. Wonder how that will work out for them?
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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:59 am

Spartan117 wrote:
Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:00 am
We were the Basket case of 2017.

Losing Coach JT
Key players leaving
Players we let go kicking on
Win 7 games in total
Finishing second last

We are in denial if less than dismal form in the latter rounds has made us forget.

I think we def had a season that cant see us sink any lower
Nope Equal 13th...GCT style..

Dogs number 1 with a bullet...Re-signing a Coach only to face the prospect of paying out a cool mill to punt him 3 months later..A terrible roster..signing players beyond their means ..having to shed heart and soul players just to get square..

Titans are just a Case...

St George Illawarra's tumble out of the 8 was also classic basket weaving...
Ivan's Laws

1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..

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