This is a Very Winnable Game

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This is a Very Winnable Game

Post by Eddie » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 10:05 pm

I have a sneaky feeling we might finally break the Roosters curse. Just a hunch as on talent it is not really a contest -they have far more firepower.

Round 1 is a great time to get the Chooks. Play them when they are rolling in Round 8 or Round 12 and we probably have none as in previous years. Surely their attack wont be clicking into gear first up (pray)

However they are coming off a long season. Plenty at the World Cup. Controversy in the off season with Pearce debacle.
Keary potentially out Cronk first up.

Most are expecting us to get pummelled. I really think we can ambush them up front and just try and out hustle and out work them,. We have that mentality there with not much to lose and no expectations from the outside we are hunting them. I think we can win this game in the forwards

I have tipped us to run 15th this year but I think we can win this game. Our Round 1 record is excellent over the years.

Go figure.


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Post by Tiger Steve » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 10:16 pm

I said this earlier in another thread. I think we will be fired up plus I’m expecting a big round 1 crowd full of hope and expectation to spur the team on. Chooks could be ambushed. Hope so!
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Post by happy tiger » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 10:22 pm

Every games is very winnable Eddie , my biggest concern is how the Roosters bowed out in 2017 , their forwards got towelled up in a game they were heavily favoured to win

I think Robinson will have them fired up

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 10:25 pm

You're a 50/50 chance when you run out on the paddock.
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Post by old man tiger » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 10:33 pm

The vibe has been there since November, mostly created by positive reports out of the club.

It will be their chance to put up or shut up. In my mind, if they haven't been full of hot air we will win, and if has all been fluff we will see exactly how much work remains.


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Post by Telltails » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 11:07 pm

Never get a feeling when we play the Roosters, but usually I have a reasonable idea of how I think the team will go.
I can honestly say I have no idea with this new team. At this point it doesnt make much sense to me because the spine is untried - not even sure who it will be.. Sure will be interesting.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 11:37 pm

Can't see how with the lack of talent...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by hobbo » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 11:52 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sun 04 Mar, 2018 11:37 pm
Can't see how with the lack of talent...
I hope they don't fluff out after 20mins
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 12:07 am

Geo. wrote:
Sun 04 Mar, 2018 11:37 pm
Can't see how with the lack of talent...
What ??

You'd have us forfeit ??

And you call yourself a WT's supporter

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Post by hugh1954 » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 6:54 am

I am making the trip down mainly because of the 4.30 start which will allow me to get home by midnight, so we will win and the headlines will be screaming our praises on sunday. Lets get confident Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by andrew 474 » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:26 am

I'm Takng the Tigers , I feel the new players will all want to do something , adding that to the few from last year , Nofo , Brooks , Lawrence , etc that would be well and truly over loosing all the time , this team can do some damage , some say we lack talent , I don't think so , we have plenty we just need all of it to come out together , Brooks , ET , Reynolds , Packer , Matalino, Thompson , Tui , Twai , these are all solid players , with talent , let's just dump the negative and back the team we support , tigers by 8

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Post by supercoach » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:36 am

Iam worried when Eddie starts having positive vibes. IMO we are long odds, simply because these early season games are usually very quick and expansive games and we lack speed.

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Post by Tiger Watto » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:38 am

Agree with the OP... This is a good time of the season to play the best teams.

Errors will be the deciding factor, and if we can be on the right side of that coin we are every chance to see a Tiger victory.

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Post by Tacky » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:43 am

Who was it that had a hunch about the Manly game last year?
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Post by formerguest » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:47 am

Cordner will likely trouble us again, but I expect JWH has had his days in the sunshine against us and that we will dominate him from this game forward. As such we are in with a chance to end our horrible run against them.

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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 8:46 am

formerguest wrote:
Mon 05 Mar, 2018 7:47 am
Cordner will likely trouble us again, but I expect JWH has had his days in the sunshine against us and that we will dominate him from this game forward. As such we are in with a chance to end our horrible run against them.
I Just hope our edge defence is up to the likes of Cordner and L Mitchell . We need to play them through the middle.
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Post by fergiefurr » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 9:04 am

Eddie wrote:
Sun 04 Mar, 2018 10:05 pm
I have a sneaky feeling we might finally break the Roosters curse. Just a hunch as on talent it is not really a contest -they have far more firepower.

Round 1 is a great time to get the Chooks. Play them when they are rolling in Round 8 or Round 12 and we probably have none as in previous years. Surely their attack wont be clicking into gear first up (pray)

However they are coming off a long season. Plenty at the World Cup. Controversy in the off season with Pearce debacle.
Keary potentially out Cronk first up.

Most are expecting us to get pummelled. I really think we can ambush them up front and just try and out hustle and out work them,. We have that mentality there with not much to lose and no expectations from the outside we are hunting them. I think we can win this game in the forwards

I have tipped us to run 15th this year but I think we can win this game. Our Round 1 record is excellent over the years.

Go figure.
Geez Eddie you're so negative..

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Post by Eddie » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 9:15 am

Just think it's a great time to play them.

I think generally we might be a bottom 4 team and they are going to be a top 4 team but in Round 1 you wont see that (hopefully!)

It usually takes to around Round 4-5 until teams form/ability is bedded down.

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