There has been a lot of focus recently on the negatives of the last week or so. There are a few developments that are falling into place that are crucial for our future as a competitive club. I think these changes will place us in a far better position than we have been , ever.
These changes are;
- the signing of a new major sponsor for a record deal for the club.
- Meriton to also stay on in a supporting sponsor role and also may contribute to the Balmain side of the ventures debt
- A new CEO. Hopefully he can bring some proffessionalism and strength to our management
- We all know of the great young crop of talent that we have
I my opinion, we will be financially secure with the management to back it up.
We will suffer for one more season, 2016, as we will have the same roster and same coach next year.
2017 will be the year that we can actually do something special. We will have space in the cap to buy some much needed talent. Robbie and Laurence will be gone along with their backended contracts. The younger players will be more experienced.
The biggest concern I have is JT. I don’t think that we can attract any decent players to come to our club whilst he is here. If Wests Tigers are fair dinkum in attempting to win titles, then we need to make a big play for a big coach. A current NRL coach who is proven . A coach who has the ability to attract quality players from his current club to follow him.
JT’s is not NRL standard. I’m sorry if I offend anyone here, but the game against the Panthers sealed the deal for me. There are players in our current squad that are not happy with JT and I fear that we will lose them if he stays beyond 2016. I don’t want to sack the coach. But I would not like to see him here beyond 2016 season.
I’m excited for the future because I can see positive signs off the field. A supercoach is all that’s needed to complete the transformation. Then we will be a force for a long time to come.