Leichhardt Oval to receive an upgrade?

balmain boy

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Yeah it drops away very suddenly and steeply too.... I'm sure with today's engineering it'd be safe but it'd be a bit concerning for me.... Like building a grandstand on a cliffs edge
You'd surely just level the slope, yes some fo the trees would need to be relocated/removed but that would provide a lot of additional space needed to build back the stand and provide local facilities for the community
 

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A few weeks back, Wests Tigers powerbrokers sat down to map out the rest of the season. They were daring to dream of a possible finals berth following two consecutive one-point victories.

There was a view, based on the experiences of some in the building, that the team’s points tally by round 13 (roughly the halfway mark of the season) had to be in double digits if they were to be any hope of making the top eight.

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Friday night’s victory against the Bulldogs was the Tigers’ third from 11 games this season. It left them on six points with two rounds left before the round-13 cut-off.

The Tigers have the bye and a guaranteed two points in round 13. All of which makes this week’s clash against South Sydney, against whom they have done well in the past couple of years, at Accor Stadium so important.

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Not just for the context of their season, but for the future of Michael Maguire. The coach still has one more year left on his contract - but as we’ve seen so often, contracts in rugby league mean little. The Tigers were always going into this season not knowing who would be coach in 2023.

Maguire has had to contend with a shocking injury toll this season, which has seen up to eight regular first-graders missing for some games. Adam Doueihi, arguably their best player, hasn’t played a game.

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire.
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire.CREDIT:GETTY

Daine Laurie has been in and out of the team. Jackson Hastings missed three weeks through suspension and now five-eighth Luke Brooks finds himself in the rehab group with a hamstring injury.

It would be unfair to judge Maguire solely on results this season. But judge him is precisely what the Tigers will need to do in the near future, regardless of the difficult circumstances he has had to confront this year.

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Privately, the Tigers’ position has been that a decision on Maguire would not even be contemplated until it became obvious that the club will miss out on the finals for an 11th straight year.

Which brings us back to that internal benchmark - that if they weren’t on double digits by round 13, they could kiss their season goodbye.

Last year after 13 rounds, the Tigers were on 10 points with five wins and eight losses.

There is a sense of positivity stemming from the new-found resilience the team has shown in 2022. The high-risk signing of Jackson Hastings has paid off handsomely.

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You can’t fault the Tigers for the commitment that is being shown on the field. But there are some who are concerned that simply competing has become a pass mark for a team that was on the cusp of the top eight when Maguire took over.

Club sources say that Maguire has changed this year as part of the measures imposed on him after last year’s controversial end-of-season review.

He is delegating responsibility to new assistant coaches Nathan Cayless and Ben Gardiner, which has resulted in a notable improvement in defence.

The injuries that have decimated the roster make it difficult for the club to make a proper assessment of Maguire’s fourth year at the helm. But the likelihood of him having all hands back on deck before their fate for this season is known is slim.

At some point, the Tigers will make a decision: sack him or back him. That point may not be far away.

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Leichhardt in line for funding bonanza
There’s talk Leichhardt Oval will benefit from up to $50 million funding grant as part of the investment in suburban grounds. The announcement will be made next month when the state government unveils its plans for the budget on June 21.
 

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A few weeks back, Wests Tigers powerbrokers sat down to map out the rest of the season. They were daring to dream of a possible finals berth following two consecutive one-point victories.

There was a view, based on the experiences of some in the building, that the team’s points tally by round 13 (roughly the halfway mark of the season) had to be in double digits if they were to be any hope of making the top eight.

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1:47

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Michael Chammas reveals the latest from the Dragons and Jack Bird's impending deal

Friday night’s victory against the Bulldogs was the Tigers’ third from 11 games this season. It left them on six points with two rounds left before the round-13 cut-off.

The Tigers have the bye and a guaranteed two points in round 13. All of which makes this week’s clash against South Sydney, against whom they have done well in the past couple of years, at Accor Stadium so important.

Advertisement

Not just for the context of their season, but for the future of Michael Maguire. The coach still has one more year left on his contract - but as we’ve seen so often, contracts in rugby league mean little. The Tigers were always going into this season not knowing who would be coach in 2023.

Maguire has had to contend with a shocking injury toll this season, which has seen up to eight regular first-graders missing for some games. Adam Doueihi, arguably their best player, hasn’t played a game.

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire.
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire.CREDIT:GETTY

Daine Laurie has been in and out of the team. Jackson Hastings missed three weeks through suspension and now five-eighth Luke Brooks finds himself in the rehab group with a hamstring injury.

It would be unfair to judge Maguire solely on results this season. But judge him is precisely what the Tigers will need to do in the near future, regardless of the difficult circumstances he has had to confront this year.

Advertisement

Privately, the Tigers’ position has been that a decision on Maguire would not even be contemplated until it became obvious that the club will miss out on the finals for an 11th straight year.

Which brings us back to that internal benchmark - that if they weren’t on double digits by round 13, they could kiss their season goodbye.

Last year after 13 rounds, the Tigers were on 10 points with five wins and eight losses.

There is a sense of positivity stemming from the new-found resilience the team has shown in 2022. The high-risk signing of Jackson Hastings has paid off handsomely.

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You can’t fault the Tigers for the commitment that is being shown on the field. But there are some who are concerned that simply competing has become a pass mark for a team that was on the cusp of the top eight when Maguire took over.

Club sources say that Maguire has changed this year as part of the measures imposed on him after last year’s controversial end-of-season review.

He is delegating responsibility to new assistant coaches Nathan Cayless and Ben Gardiner, which has resulted in a notable improvement in defence.

The injuries that have decimated the roster make it difficult for the club to make a proper assessment of Maguire’s fourth year at the helm. But the likelihood of him having all hands back on deck before their fate for this season is known is slim.

At some point, the Tigers will make a decision: sack him or back him. That point may not be far away.

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Leichhardt in line for funding bonanza
There’s talk Leichhardt Oval will benefit from up to $50 million funding grant as part of the investment in suburban grounds. The announcement will be made next month when the state government unveils its plans for the budget on June 21.
How many times has this been talked about by media.
I'm not even looking into it or getting my hopes up until the jockey is on the horse.
 

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Screwed again....

Darcy Byrne

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BREAKING: Dom Perrottet’s Budget today didn’t include a single cent for Leichhardt Oval, just like the last 12 budgets this so called Wests Tigers fan has delivered
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Perrottet briefed out to media that there would be $50 mill to save Leichhardt Oval but instead he’s turned his back on Tigers fans - yet again.
 

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Screwed again....

Darcy Byrne

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BREAKING: Dom Perrottet’s Budget today didn’t include a single cent for Leichhardt Oval, just like the last 12 budgets this so called Wests Tigers fan has delivered
😡
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Perrottet briefed out to media that there would be $50 mill to save Leichhardt Oval but instead he’s turned his back on Tigers fans - yet again.
Perrottet is only good for making babies.
 

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Screwed again....

Darcy Byrne

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BREAKING: Dom Perrottet’s Budget today didn’t include a single cent for Leichhardt Oval, just like the last 12 budgets this so called Wests Tigers fan has delivered
😡
🐅
Perrottet briefed out to media that there would be $50 mill to save Leichhardt Oval but instead he’s turned his back on Tigers fans - yet again.
If Darcy wasn't suck a Richard Cranium LO might have got some money.
 

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I've known Darcy a very long time. Since kids. I know all his past deeds. He wasn't always an angel. Bullies love any power so it makes sense where he is today.
 
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GNR4LIFE

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The nerve to claim WT’s supporters are entitled to funding more than any other section of society.
 

Telltails

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Leichardt gets utilised by other sporting organisations too - A league , the Waratahs the women's NRL all use it. It's a well used facility and at some point money will be put into it.
 
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Leichardt gets utilised by other sporting organisations too - A league , the Waratahs the women's NRL all use it. It's a well used facility and at some point money will be put into it.
It's current state can service those sports though. Will the waratahs and Sydney FC go back to SFS?
 
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I've known Darcy a very long time. Since kids. I know all his past deeds. He wasn't always an angel. Bullies love any power so it makes sense where he is today.
got the photos,we can still make it happen
 
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It's current state can service those sports though. Will the waratahs and Sydney FC go back to SFS?
Most likely. Definitely a second tier facility but has capacity to be elevated and better utilised. Well documented that Sydney is struggling to provide sporting fields right across the board - at some point money will be spent on it even if it is not a priority atm.
 

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Most likely. Definitely a second tier facility but has capacity to be elevated and better utilised. Well documented that Sydney is struggling to provide sporting fields right across the board - at some point money will be spent on it even if it is not a priority atm.
Does anyone feel the fact Leichhardt Oval was apparently knocked back, those $$$ may be allocated to Campbelltown instead in the very near future?
 

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10,000 additional medical staff have to be paid for from somewhere. It is a matter of priority.
 
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