Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

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Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Post by willow » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 8:58 pm

Naiqama: "We're not that far off"

Mon 18th April, 04:19PM

Wests Tigers centre Kevin Naiqama is adamant that his side aren't far off a victory following a heartbreaking Golden Point loss against the Melbourne Storm.

Having scored the final try in his side's enthralling comeback to take the match to Golden Point, the Fijian international said he was still feeling the mental effects of losing a tough game like that, but felt that the right performance wasn't far away at all for Wests Tigers.

"We're not far off," enthused Naiqama after recovery today.

"There's just little things that we need to tweak, but that win is close.

"We took Melbourne to the death and we had a lot of key players out too, so there's a lot of confidence we can take from that game individually and as a group too.

"We're really looking forward to this against Canberra and getting back to the drawing board and training hard and working hard to get that win this weekend.

"It's not like we're getting smashed 50-nil each week," he said.

"We're in every game, so we know what we need to do to change it around.

"We've put that game behind us because we can't do anything about it now. We're looking forward to this game and it's obviously going to be a tough one for us.

"But in saying that, we're hungry for a win. We're five weeks without a win so we're going to be going down there giving everything we've got to get that victory this weekend.

"I can tell you, I'm going to be giving my all.

"It's a hard feeling to take, losing five in a row. I know Canberra are going to be ready for us, but in saying that, we're going to be ready for them as well."

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2016 ... ot_th.html


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Post by Geo. » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:03 pm

:blah :blah :blah the end....
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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Post by happy tiger » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:06 pm

Geo. wrote::blah :blah :blah the end....

No Geo

They are on the mark

Every week they are a step closer

To the cellar ;)

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Post by 851 » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:06 pm

Kev every loss brings you closer to a win.
Go hard or go home

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:07 pm

I really want to believe it, but its pretty hard to when your confidence and enthusiasm has been worn down by 5 consecutive losses.


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Post by happy tiger » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:22 pm

851 wrote:Kev every loss brings you closer to a win.
............... or another heartbreaking loss from a seemingly unlosable position

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Post by Eddie » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:31 pm

Problem with all these close losses is they take their toll.

Emotionally, physically, confidence.

Don't be surprised if we get blown out soon.

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Post by innsaneink » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:39 pm

Nothing surprises any more

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Post by snowleopard » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 9:39 pm

Yeah and you could take the opinion that every loss brings you closer to a win.. Just ask the staticians ..

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Post by MacDougall » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 10:05 pm

He's right. 4 wins on the trot coming up... then maybe a huge upset against Brisbane at Suncorp!

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Post by hobbo » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 10:07 pm

Time for a trip to Kiama me thinks .
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by hank37w » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 6:38 am

Gotta love Kevvy, one of my favourite players and probably one of our best bargain buys of all time, although he didn't look fully fit out there the other day.

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Post by stevetiger » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:15 am

Eddie wrote:Problem with all these close losses is they take their toll.

Emotionally, physically, confidence.

Don't be surprised if we get blown out soon.
They take their toll on the supporters. I really wanted a win last week. I've given up this week. I reckon the Raiders are better than the Storm and we are playing them at their home ground.

It's another game that we can win though. Hopefully the players especially our halves play well and win us the game.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:20 am

851 wrote:Kev every loss brings you closer to a win.

Wow , deep and meaningful..
I think eventually we will get sick of losing and start winning some

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Post by Russell » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:30 am

Well I sure am glad that Kev is thinking like he is.

If he was thinking like post posts on this thread we really would get done by 50.

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Post by tsjonathan » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:53 am

tigers fans really put up with a lot of nonsense...

"we tried hard"

"we're getting there"


Well kev were coming damn near last! and have been for almost 5 years. Which means we need a massive overhaul of something!

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Post by Gary Bakerloo » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 9:36 am

I think he is right, the key question is this:
willow wrote: "There's just little things that we need to tweak, but that win is close.
Do they know what needs to be tweaked? Do they have the capability to do it?

Regardless, with the way they are playing, I think either sooner or later they will give someone an almighty touch up and it will be any team in the NRL from 1-16.

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Post by TJL » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 9:43 am

I can't see where they'll get a win. They can't even win when the ref is on their side.

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