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Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:32 pm
by fergiefurr
slightly off topic, but was it just be or did the Roosters celebrations seem fairly subdued?

maybe the success is expected, or cause a lot of guys are new to the club/first grade so havent been toiling away for a comp for years, but it felt a lot different to previous years for me?

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:40 pm
by The Patriot
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 01 Oct, 2018 8:45 pm
Its pretty sad the way some of our fans support this guy in finding a good club and having success.

Like do they even sport. . . .
Not sad, rather common and reasonable in my opinion.

There is a reasonable argument to be made that the success of any ex-Tiger comes at the expense of the Wests Tigers club. Whilst Tedesco can make rep sides whether or not Tigers have a good season, ultimately his personal premiership success at another club, by definition, interferes with the success of Wests.

For example, Roosters won the minor premiership on equal points. If Tigers had defeated Roosters Rd 13, Roosters would have instead finished 5th and taken another route through the finals. It's just one game; Tedesco didn't play Rd 13, but winning that game was part of the puzzle of the Roosters premiership.

It's an even bigger impact wrt Tedesco, because he came directly from Tigers. At least other players like Keary have had nothing to do with Wests, but Tedesco's move was a large negative impact on us (directly) and a large positive impact on Roosters.

So to support Tedesco for his decisions and his success - I can't do it. I cannot support anyone who intentionally tries to stop Tigers winning a premiership. If you support the guy, it's your right, but I think it's anti-Tigers and I question your emotional commitment to the club.

I don't understand what you are saying here. I can't do it and I don't support it either.

I think a little less time on your posts and more time reading the words and intentions of others might help.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:06 pm
by greatodensraven
fergiefurr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:32 pm
slightly off topic, but was it just be or did the Roosters celebrations seem fairly subdued?

maybe the success is expected, or cause a lot of guys are new to the club/first grade so havent been toiling away for a comp for years, but it felt a lot different to previous years for me?

Yep thats how I saw it too. Bunch of strangers pulled together to form a "team".

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:22 pm
by jirskyr
The Patriot wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:40 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 01 Oct, 2018 8:45 pm
Its pretty sad the way some of our fans support this guy in finding a good club and having success.

Like do they even sport. . . .
Not sad, rather common and reasonable in my opinion.

There is a reasonable argument to be made that the success of any ex-Tiger comes at the expense of the Wests Tigers club. Whilst Tedesco can make rep sides whether or not Tigers have a good season, ultimately his personal premiership success at another club, by definition, interferes with the success of Wests.

For example, Roosters won the minor premiership on equal points. If Tigers had defeated Roosters Rd 13, Roosters would have instead finished 5th and taken another route through the finals. It's just one game; Tedesco didn't play Rd 13, but winning that game was part of the puzzle of the Roosters premiership.

It's an even bigger impact wrt Tedesco, because he came directly from Tigers. At least other players like Keary have had nothing to do with Wests, but Tedesco's move was a large negative impact on us (directly) and a large positive impact on Roosters.

So to support Tedesco for his decisions and his success - I can't do it. I cannot support anyone who intentionally tries to stop Tigers winning a premiership. If you support the guy, it's your right, but I think it's anti-Tigers and I question your emotional commitment to the club.

I don't understand what you are saying here. I can't do it and I don't support it either.

I think a little less time on your posts and more time reading the words and intentions of others might help.
Well in fairness your comment can be read both ways, so you don't need to be snide, but yes I mistook what you said and I apologise for that.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:46 pm
by TigerSJ
In my view the whole issue is pretty simple. The guy is undeniably a champion footballer with a passion to succeed in his sport. After toiling for years in a club that was struggling in just about every area of the game on and off the field, he had built enough of a reputation to leave the nest and move on to bigger and better things. How can you blame him for wanting that? The rest is just media, marketing and ill placed talk - he's not the smartest bloke or most eloquent speaker. He probably has said things that have come out the wrong way and he is certainly a lot about himself - but then again, so what!
I appreciate him as a great player to watch and I am not wasting any energy on bad mouthing him. I actually think he tried very hard at the Tigers right until he finished so what more can you expect in today's NRL where loyalty is long gone? The fact that he has won a premiership and an Australian Jersey says it all.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 3:39 pm
by Telltails
TigerSJ wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:46 pm
In my view the whole issue is pretty simple. The guy is undeniably a champion footballer with a passion to succeed in his sport. After toiling for years in a club that was struggling in just about every area of the game on and off the field, he had built enough of a reputation to leave the nest and move on to bigger and better things. How can you blame him for wanting that? The rest is just media, marketing and ill placed talk - he's not the smartest bloke or most eloquent speaker. He probably has said things that have come out the wrong way and he is certainly a lot about himself - but then again, so what!
I appreciate him as a great player to watch and I am not wasting any energy on bad mouthing him. I actually think he tried very hard at the Tigers right until he finished so what more can you expect in today's NRL where loyalty is long gone? The fact that he has won a premiership and an Australian Jersey says it all.
Agree. My frustration at losing Teddy is equally shared at supporting a club who struggles to attract and replace players of the same calibre. When and if we reach that level losing a player like Teddy will become less of an issue.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 4:44 pm
by gallagher
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:28 pm
If you support the guy, it's your right, but I think it's anti-Tigers and I question your emotional commitment to the club.
You told me a few weeks back that members are just consumers that the club owes nothing to. Why are consumers obliged to be emotionally committed to a club if thats the case?

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 5:31 pm
by Earl
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 01 Oct, 2018 11:23 am
Yeah congratulations Tedesco for taking a million bucks per year to join an already star-studded roster and win a premiership. Let's all pat him on the back for such a courageous and bold decision.

See, there are these comments in the other thread about how we should aim to be more successful, more like Roosters, get better business support etc. "Don't get jealous get even".

Well how does a poor club do that? It helps for a start to have sustained success. Well how do you do that with a modest budget? Recruit wisely and grow from within.

And yeah, well how do you grow from within when you finally prodce some elite juniors, they get jack of working hard in modest teams and leave for the sparkle of glamour clubs anyway?

We grew a Tedesco, everyone else came with their chequebooks and he decided to leave twice.

So I don't congratulate a guy who distances himself from his junior club and moves to a place where life is easier and more glamourous. I can understand it, but I cant respect it.
You've summed up the situation the way I see it. Not much blame to laid at anyone at the club from what I can see.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 5:53 pm
by The Patriot
TigerSJ wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:46 pm
In my view the whole issue is pretty simple. The guy is undeniably a champion footballer with a passion to succeed in his sport. After toiling for years in a club that was struggling in just about every area of the game on and off the field, he had built enough of a reputation to leave the nest and move on to bigger and better things. How can you blame him for wanting that? The rest is just media, marketing and ill placed talk - he's not the smartest bloke or most eloquent speaker. He probably has said things that have come out the wrong way and he is certainly a lot about himself - but then again, so what!
I appreciate him as a great player to watch and I am not wasting any energy on bad mouthing him. I actually think he tried very hard at the Tigers right until he finished so what more can you expect in today's NRL where loyalty is long gone? The fact that he has won a premiership and an Australian Jersey says it all.

You lost me big time with this statement. He tried in attack but just plain gave up in defence.

Youve shown yourself as a fan boy.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 8:27 pm
by jirskyr
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 4:44 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:28 pm
If you support the guy, it's your right, but I think it's anti-Tigers and I question your emotional commitment to the club.
You told me a few weeks back that members are just consumers that the club owes nothing to. Why are consumers obliged to be emotionally committed to a club if thats the case?
Consumers aren't obliged to be emotionally committed to a club. But if you are watching Tigers every week, shelling out on tickets/merchandise and posting regularly in a West Tigers-centric forum, then what precisely are you doing?

Are you a bot? Is that what you are trying to say?

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:03 pm
by gallagher
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 8:27 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 4:44 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:28 pm
If you support the guy, it's your right, but I think it's anti-Tigers and I question your emotional commitment to the club.
You told me a few weeks back that members are just consumers that the club owes nothing to. Why are consumers obliged to be emotionally committed to a club if thats the case?
Consumers aren't obliged to be emotionally committed to a club. But if you are watching Tigers every week, shelling out on tickets/merchandise and posting regularly in a West Tigers-centric forum, then what precisely are you doing?

Are you a bot? Is that what you are trying to say?
Nice try. You are the one who called members just consumers. Now, are you back flipping or just admitting you were trolling?

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:55 pm
by jirskyr
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:03 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 8:27 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 4:44 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 12:28 pm
If you support the guy, it's your right, but I think it's anti-Tigers and I question your emotional commitment to the club.
You told me a few weeks back that members are just consumers that the club owes nothing to. Why are consumers obliged to be emotionally committed to a club if thats the case?
Consumers aren't obliged to be emotionally committed to a club. But if you are watching Tigers every week, shelling out on tickets/merchandise and posting regularly in a West Tigers-centric forum, then what precisely are you doing?

Are you a bot? Is that what you are trying to say?
Nice try. You are the one who called members just consumers. Now, are you back flipping or just admitting you were trolling?
No - members are just consumers - to the club. The club is something different to members.

It's like buying a BMW - not an investment piece, the consumer buys it for the love of the car or the status symbol. BMWs don't appreciate in value and you have to fork out money every year to keep the thing going. Now you might love your BMW, but The Bavarian Motor Works doesn't love you back, nor does the car itself. BMW don't sell you cars for the love of manufacturing or to make your day brighter. If you just want a car that goes A to B, buy a Corolla.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Tue 02 Oct, 2018 11:13 pm
by sheer64
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:55 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:03 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 8:27 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 4:44 pm


You told me a few weeks back that members are just consumers that the club owes nothing to. Why are consumers obliged to be emotionally committed to a club if thats the case?
Consumers aren't obliged to be emotionally committed to a club. But if you are watching Tigers every week, shelling out on tickets/merchandise and posting regularly in a West Tigers-centric forum, then what precisely are you doing?

Are you a bot? Is that what you are trying to say?
Nice try. You are the one who called members just consumers. Now, are you back flipping or just admitting you were trolling?
No - members are just consumers - to the club. The club is something different to members.

It's like buying a BMW - not an investment piece, the consumer buys it for the love of the car or the status symbol. BMWs don't appreciate in value and you have to fork out money every year to keep the thing going. Now you might love your BMW, but The Bavarian Motor Works doesn't love you back, nor does the car itself. BMW don't sell you cars for the love of manufacturing or to make your day brighter. If you just want a car that goes A to B, buy a Corolla.
I thought we bought a bus :roll

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Wed 03 Oct, 2018 12:32 am
by Mickeyboy
Honest question - looking for an answer - how many HIA's did he undergo this year?...compared to last year

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Wed 03 Oct, 2018 9:00 am
by gallagher
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:55 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:03 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 8:27 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 4:44 pm


You told me a few weeks back that members are just consumers that the club owes nothing to. Why are consumers obliged to be emotionally committed to a club if thats the case?
Consumers aren't obliged to be emotionally committed to a club. But if you are watching Tigers every week, shelling out on tickets/merchandise and posting regularly in a West Tigers-centric forum, then what precisely are you doing?

Are you a bot? Is that what you are trying to say?
Nice try. You are the one who called members just consumers. Now, are you back flipping or just admitting you were trolling?
No - members are just consumers - to the club. The club is something different to members.

It's like buying a BMW - not an investment piece, the consumer buys it for the love of the car or the status symbol. BMWs don't appreciate in value and you have to fork out money every year to keep the thing going. Now you might love your BMW, but The Bavarian Motor Works doesn't love you back, nor does the car itself. BMW don't sell you cars for the love of manufacturing or to make your day brighter. If you just want a car that goes A to B, buy a Corolla.
If that's the case I can see why Teddy left. Its just business.
An Aus jersey and a premiership in the first year out, smart man.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Wed 03 Oct, 2018 9:45 am
by tsjonathan
Honestly if I was a player I probably would have left the club too. Considering the climate back in 2015-2017

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Wed 03 Oct, 2018 11:36 am
by Cultured Bogan
I understand why he left, can't cop how he left.

Unfortunately he got what he wanted, and had the last laugh. He got his ring, good luck to him. I'm above wishing a career ending injury on him, but not too petty to hope that we smash the bejesus out of him every game going forward.

Re: TEDDY NOT FITTING IN

Posted: Wed 03 Oct, 2018 12:22 pm
by TigerSJ
The Patriot wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 5:53 pm
TigerSJ wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:46 pm
In my view the whole issue is pretty simple. The guy is undeniably a champion footballer with a passion to succeed in his sport. After toiling for years in a club that was struggling in just about every area of the game on and off the field, he had built enough of a reputation to leave the nest and move on to bigger and better things. How can you blame him for wanting that? The rest is just media, marketing and ill placed talk - he's not the smartest bloke or most eloquent speaker. He probably has said things that have come out the wrong way and he is certainly a lot about himself - but then again, so what!
I appreciate him as a great player to watch and I am not wasting any energy on bad mouthing him. I actually think he tried very hard at the Tigers right until he finished so what more can you expect in today's NRL where loyalty is long gone? The fact that he has won a premiership and an Australian Jersey says it all.

You lost me big time with this statement. He tried in attack but just plain gave up in defence.

Youve shown yourself as a fan boy.
Hardly.. I am a bit too old to be "a fan boy", although I will admit I'm not sure what the point of your comment is.

I just watch the game (coz I'm too old to still play it) and try to give a thoughtful opinion on topics raised. In my opinion Tedesco did try hard each week unlike some others in the 2017 season and as I stated he deserves whatever successes he earns!