I never ceased to be amazed by the Forum Poster’s that demand/call for the sacking of Tiger players who are out of form e.g. Marshall who gets more calls to get rid of him than any other player in the West"s Tigers history (though Daniel Fitzhenry and now Adam Blair may give him a run for his money). Then of cause we have had regular calls for Ayshford, Lawrence and now there is an emphasis on Galloway who is out injured.
Everyone has a right to throw in their 20 cents worth of speculation but what has fascinated me through all the bagging is that no-one has nominated better players who could replace them not only within the club but even if we had an open Cheque Book players from without the club? The Toyota Cup kids may down the track be champions but the step up to NRL separates the men from the boys and we have seen that at this stage it is too early,
If the Tigers released Marshall, Galloway, Lawrence & Ayshford and of course let us not forget Adam Cyril Blair then other clubs would be knocking each other out of the way trying to sign any of the above? The Tigers players injured and out of form can play their way back to form but I am sure most people agree that the forward pack minus Galloway are Pussycats. Players like Marshall, Ayshford, Lawrence, Sironen, Koribete and little Tedesco would have a field day playing behind the big Souths pack of forwards.
Obviously 2013 is a lost cause for Finals footy and with Adam Blair not able to prove his worth and Pettybourne, Anasta, Bodene Thompson, BMW and Buchanan are not anywhere near the talent or skill of Fifita, Gibbs, Heighnington and Gareth Ellis who have either moved on or the Tigers let them go. The Tigers back-line are currently just fodder for the opposition teams and as my topic suggests there are NO replacement players available within the club to replace them unless you are happy to witness 40 plus scores against each week.
It is up to the Coaching Staff to snap our highly paid players back into form and if we can get a fair break with injuries in the 2nd part of the season then maybe we can off-load the Wooden Spoon and start to re-build for 2014 and beyond?