@Snake said in Maguire urges Tigers to play the imitation game:
@gallagher This is a prime example of the fools that run our club and do not forget the losses at each game at Campbelltown !
I thought that 20k wasnt much of a carrot to go to Tamworth, then when I heard we got $200k for magic round and the riff get $200k to go to Bathurst it blew my mind.
I dont get what Tamworth does for us. Its good for the NRL and good for Tamworth, but whats it do for us?
@Tweed_Tiger said in The Ice Project(PODCAST) Ft The Wests Tigers:
@hobbo1 Are you able to see the link in my 2nd post. I think I messed something up editing my original post as the video is there but its faded out.
Yeah …all good now !!
@BearComplex said in How do we watch WestsTigers?:
@Tiger_Steve said in How do we watch WestsTigers?:
Every week I say, “gee I’d love us to win a game comfortably so I can relax and enjoy the game.” We’ll friday proved that’s never going to happen . We were 20 points clear ALL GAME but I was still as nervous as hell up until the last few minutes.
So, how do you watch our team?
At the game I’m caught up in the emotion - refs are against us, they are getting all the 50/50!s etc but I’m less nervous. At home I can’t sit still. I’m on the couch, I’m pacing the hallway, I’m standing behind the couch, I’m yelling.
Yep, this is me to a T. We all joke that following the Tigers will age you beyond your years. Its real.
I use a heart rate monitor (Fitbit) and often my heart rate will climb into the red on game day!
Maybe the club can offer a therapeutic membership package; massage and beer after the game.
I should check my fitbit heart rate next game haha.
@happy_tiger said in Four key things that stood out for Wests Tigers in win:
The 4 things that stood out to me was our defence …although we lacked line speed we kept a straight line and didn’t get lazy when Penrith attacked with inside runners
From my POV I thought Penrith were very effective in advancing the ball with speed/vigour, i.e. I think Penrith’s speed of attack really limited our linespeed capacity.
However once they hit our line we really shut them down. Penrith are lacking for attack execution right now, so it’s relative, but certainly we were very effective in the tackle.
I honestly still think some of you miss the point. It’s not just that Mbye is good half the weeks and bad half the weeks - does the team provide a platform to allow him to play at his best every week?
E.g. Mbye does not drop a couple of tough bombs if we stop Roosters putting up 100 tough bombs.
The real question is - if Tigers are consistently playing well, does Mbye then play well? Are Mbye’s “good matches” this year a result of the team allowing him to play well.
It’s meaningless for Tigers if Mbye plays well every week but the rest of the side does not keep that up. It’s like vintage Robbie Farah, where around 2008 he was absolutely fantastic every single week, but that didn’t matter when the rest of the team wasn’t there with him.
What we need to do first is stop focusing on Mbye or Brooks or one specific other dude and instead focus on the entire team playing to 80%+ of ability every week, developing performances week on week.
THEN you judge the real capability of your most important players in the most important positions.
@upthetigers said in Goalkicker....:
@Snake said in Goalkicker....:
Isaako is my pick pretty good overall player, and this means you are not playing or paying an average player just because he is a good kicker.
It’s absolutely the answer. Speed and can kick goals. Don’t understand all the Martin hype honestly.
I think it’s because Martin is a reasonable suggestion, whereas Isaako coming here would be a long shot for many reasons.
Momorovski seems like the best option because he is already with us and thereabouts for first grade.
I don’t think the shifting of Marsters/Jennings solved that much really…the Pamfers made a lot of inroads down that side and their only points came down that edge in what was a complete balls up between Marsters Jennings and Eisenhuth…
Still plenty of work to do…
Don’t think Fonua is as effective as a centre either although Thompson was again super consisted and had some goo runs bringing the ball back…
@851 I’m afraid this year, there’s been a lot of “ talk the talk” and very little “walk the walk” by the WT players … particularly by our Capitan!
I have no confidence in this team to get the job done either this week or this year … there are so many holes in our team roster we need improvements on … and as far as “tough mindset” and “never give up” attitude … it is just not there.
@Cultured_Bogan said in The future is Liddle:
@DieHarder said in The future is Liddle:
@Cultured_Bogan waiting on him to break again? What are you talking about… remember benji’s shoulder when he was even 24-25 lol. Does that say one cannot help the team?
Kiwi had already covered off on the point I was going to make. He’d already won a premiership before needing recurrent surgeries. And he was a prodigy.
And we mustn’t forget that Liddle is in the same bracket and maybe even more hyped for his match quality output than a young Luke Brooks, seems to have that knowledge of exactly when to go and when not to. The problem with ‘05 if anything was that we had a small/underrated forward pack but the backs were TOO slick, if he couldn’t deliver in his first four years in grade do you think coach would’ve shipped him?
Maybe, in 2019 it is our somewhat rudderless attack and at times poor game management that is costing us and the man who Madge clearly still holds high hopes for in changing that is Jacob Liddle. We don’t need another benj right now and if a similar situation happened with someone not seen as an attacking player or pertinent to the team (the opposite of what happened with all of Ted’s early career injuries) then as good, loyal supporting fans we should keep Le faith purely based off the fact that he may indeed be what’s best for our future.
You can’t possibly know yet and as far as hooker injuries are concerned; quite regular
@Spud_Murphy said in We shouldnt be to critical....just yet...:
@The_Patriot said in We shouldnt be to critical....just yet...:
This giving a coach 3 years thing is just another steaming pile of mediocrity.
This is Michael Maguire, a premiership winning coach and one of the best in the business. You give muppets like Jason Taylor 3 years not proven professionals.
Yes it will take time to build his desired roster but he doesnt need time to prove himself.
It will take him a little time to work out the issues with our culture. This is where we are now, he is sticking with the team and trying to understand why they are not performing. Why they choke when they do. Why they go missing when we needed them etc.
It will also take him a little time and identify the regular first grader players who just cant get it done. Some heads will roll. New heads will then be brought in.
All in all by this time next season he will have close to the team he wants and he will have ownership of it from there on in.
Yeah agree, look at what Hasler (a Premiership winning coach) has done already with Manly - touted as bottom 4 at the start of the season, no Turbo, no DCE, no worries.
A coach can get instant traction. Hasler had the advantage of knowing the club and its culture. Maguire is still figuring it out but will get there very soon i imagine.