Totally agree. I have no issue with him referring to us as “Wests” (or “the Tigers”), but when he insists on “Wests Tigers”, with the emphasised s, it just sounds ridiculous. Fully understand that that is technically correct though.
Edit - I can never quote properly on my iPhone. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
It’s sort going off into something else, but I can’t stand how we are the only team in the comp consistently referred to by our full name.
On that point the NRL put out a league table fridge magnet with every teams mascots that you can stick on the ladder 1 -16
When it comes to us it is WESTS TIGERS
I think they worry fans will still be offended by calling them just WESTS or TIGERS
No wonder we never get ahead as a club
Must be some young people on here that didn’t see the blow ups that used occur anytime someone called us the Tigers.
I can see it is still around as we are the only club that is always referred to as Wests Tigers
it just looks weird when you see
Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles
Eels vs Roosters
Storm vs Titans
Wests Tigers vs Raiders
St George are either Saints or Dragons not usually St George Dragons or St George Illawarra Dragons every time
At some point on ladders and things we need to follow the rest, if it is listed as mascots then go with that not have every other team listed as a mascot and us Wests Tigers. NRL should review at some point
Even the NRL ladder is mascots except us
Great Hobo that is Not the official NRL.com app so who cares
The governing body NRL
on the nrl.com website with the ladder has every team listed as a mascot EXCEPT us we are Wests Tigers it is stupid
These guys could play out of their skin and it wouldnt matter. In reserve grade they stay.
Yeah thats what Simpkin, BJ and AJ say…oh hang on.
Ignore it if you like but guys like madden, Tuki, Cini etc beg to differ.
We have some real talent in reserves but we are back at the Sheens days where only 2/3rds of the squad are considered 'good enough.
Guys in first would have to sleep with the coaches wife to be dropped.
Madden isnt better than Brooks, Cini cant tackle. Tuki its a matter of time.
Madden will end up proving he can control a game and lead a team around better than Brooks.
He might “end up” proving that. When he does, he can replace Brooks. We are not there yet.
Cini can tackle and has a real knack of making the right decision. He seems more clutch than most of our backs.
Ive seen his games this year and his defence isnt good. He may not be far off, simply because our outside backs are so bad, but the fact is, he is not there yet.
Tuki doesnt need time he needs an opportunity. One he isnt getting while the coach tries to appease the current playing squad. Most of whom are letting him down. (suspension obviously lets the coach of the hook this week)
Tuki will get there, he is VERY young and our pack isnt our biggest problem at the moment.
Sorry to break it to you but our pack is a massive problem.
and yet its not our biggest problem. See how it works?
How many players would you suggest it is a good idea to replace in a week and yet maintain some cohesion?
The banter had been fun but discussing accountability with a fan like you is poitnless
How can you say Cini is up to first grade defensively , considering he will be in the defensive line , and not at the back ? Have you watched him ? So much arm grabbing . His attack is strong , and yardage work is of high quality , but if you think we are bleeding points low , this kid is not the answer … yet . Madden is nowhere near as good as brooks , you just want to replace brooks because you’re sick of him , it has nothing to do with his quality or lack there of . And Tuki is 19 currently playing his first season of elite Rugby league . He has a great offload , is strong in his carries , but can be exposed in the defensive line mainly due to his lack of experience . Also his keenness to get rid of the ball can lead to errors , which is also about experience . That kid has been identified as the future of our club along with Blore Simpkins , Uto and Laurie . So relax with “give him a run” rubbish. Once he is deemed at enough of. Level he will come up , and never go down . You have to puck the right time , because if he comes up too soon , the damage it would do to him psychologically could be immense . Have a look at brooks for evidence of that .
Happy for you to go on record with Cini. I’ll back him to prove you wrong soon enough
Cini’s defence is the reason why he won’t get a run in FG.
Defence is attitude. He will turn it around as he has the right attitude to improve his game
At start of this year I didn’t rate him.
But Currently what I see is “potential”.
He definitely has something. Yes needs someone to work with him in offseason on his defence.
But just get the feeling that over the years of watching lower grade footballers at start of their careers … that we would regret if we let him go too early.
Exactly. We’ve been here before and always regret these early assumptions.