@formerguest said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:
@barra said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:
@TigerSJ said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:
IF the reports are true and LM comes at $2.7M over 3 years - Unbelieveable - Fantastic! But we need to back him up with some other good signings - we need 2 forwards and an outside back as well.
LM can’t do it all for us - a few seasons ago we lacked any attacking variation and ended up throwing the ball to Teddy in the hope he could do something. In the end he tried too hard, too often and I believe that lack of support contributed to his moving on. Look at Teddy in a side where that responsibility is shared and he is relieved of the pressure of carrying the whole team. The same thing happened years ago to Benji when we had no decent half or fullback. You could argue that Latrell at the Roosters and Latrell at the Tigers may not be the same player unless we have a team that can step up to his level.
Winning consistently in the NRL still requires angry, mobile, big guys paving the way across the ad line and standing up to everything the opposition throws at you. We need a couple of those guys as well!
Absolutely. Unfortunately we had one and he didn’t like us… we desperately need to replace that running backrower so we can offer up as many threats in attack as possible.
Personally, was a bit disappointed with the running aspect of Matterson’s game this year. Of course the rest of his game was good, but a lot of that was in the middle and Garner had him well and truly covered line running wise once he got past the loss of his father.
We will miss him if we don’t cover his loss with a quality replacement. Madge wanted him as middle forward and that’s were the problem was … so expect we are still in the market to cover his loss. Not sure if Brown is coming but would somewhat ease the pain.
@innsaneink said in Ivan Cleary:
@happy_tiger said in Ivan Cleary:
@OzLuke said in Ivan Cleary:
@TigerTiger said in Ivan Cleary:
@Anon-lurker My take on the matter was that it is the club that paid the lady, that was the picture that was painted, and the club being involved makes it a non-private matter. If whatever happened happened between the two people, and only those two people, then yes it’s no one else’s business, and not a scandal just one of those things that happens in life. But the minute Penrith the club became involved (assuming they did get involved) it became something so much more.
I don’t mean to start a debate upon abortion and such, that will be a massive can of worms which will probably get a bunch of us banned, but for me the club paying hush money to convince a mother to end her unborn baby’s life to spare the club a scandal is very very low.
I talked about the NRL being involved as if Penrith the club got involved, then the NRL should have done so to tell them to butt out.
I don’t like the outrage culture that has started to arise more frequently these days, I think it’s toxic, and apologies if my own words seemed a bit like that. I just don’t know where they put the line anymore about what’s acceptable - it seems that anything goes.
You’d think that if the woman involved does have the evidence to back this up, a lot of Panthers fans, and especially female Panthers fans would be up in arms about it.
yes it’s a private matter for Cartwright and his ex, but once the club becomes involved then it’s public…
now there’s a player who had potential only to gurgle it away with disastrous life choices…
From memory , wasn’t Lou Zivanonic involved in some way
I keep seeing this blokes head & name online for some reason
Yeah Ink , he was a prop for Penrith in the early 80’s from memory
I can’t remember if he was a manager or family friend of Bryce Cartwright’s but the story from memory was he was the go between with the girl and Cartwright and he made the offer of money …don’t quote …I’m getting older and the memory isn’t as good as it was once
@gallagher said in The Importance of positions in the modern game:
The halves are still the most important players to win you a comp. The raiders didn’t really bother the chooks because of their halves. Melb despite being ther most consistent side have struggled in the big games without Cronk.
Agree Melbourne suffered not having/playing an organising halfback. Raiders have the team, but not the coach.
@TIGER said in Matt Gillett announces retirement from rugby league:
I run into him a bit with his wife and kids around my neck of the woods, great guy.
If only most footy players were like him, one of the genuine ones.
Pity his career was cut short.
seems like the whole 16 teams are getting in on this medical retirement, to help them retain or get other players. glad we got ben done before the nrl cracks down on it.
@Pyjamaztehboss said in 2020 Draw:
Sign these guys. Great idea re draw announcements.
Our media dept needs all the help it can get.
The Raiders shame us when it comes to communications.
I buy tickets to our games there and ended up on their email list, they are all over it in terms of keeping their base informed.
We are absolutely hopeless in comparison!
@TIGER said in Val Holmes:
@innsaneink said in Val Holmes:
@TIGER said in Val Holmes:
@innsaneink said in Val Holmes:
Better to never tried & failed than not have a crack at all
Would you say that if Aaron Woods decided to have a crack?
Or would you call him delusional?
Stupid analogy & Probably a different story… Woods probably wouldn’t get a look in… But how’s Woods relevant? were talking about vh
You said in response to me calling Holmes “delusional”
Better to have tried and failed than to not have a crack at all.
So i’m asking if you’d say the same thing about anybody, Woods was just a random name, it could be anyone, or is it not delusional only if it’s Val Holmes having a crack?
Would you call Woods delusional if he had a crack at NFL? I assume you would
So does “better to have tried and failed than to not have a crack at all”
only apply to some people?
@BalmainJnr said in NSW Country Rugby League:
Don’t tell me NSW is starting to think about getting it’s you know what in order. Sounds like long over due progress.
I think that I read somewhere that this process started 30 years ago.
@kiwitiger said in Bali brawl:
What I don’t understand is how can the governing body of one country ban a player from playing for another. The NRL (Australia) has stopped him playing for NZ. If NZ wanted to step him down fair enough but Australia preventing him playing for NZ is a joke. The NRL should only be able to ban him from their competition.
Lets be honest international RL is a joke but this confirms it.
The NRL are the BCCI of Rugby League.