As a long term Wests Tigers member (10 years plus) I am disgusted by the way our current Captain has portrayed the club in his interview with Fox Sports this afternoon. Does he forget his responsibilities and duties of captain of this proud club? What other examples are there in the NRL of a current club captain biting the hand that feeds him in the media? In fact his whole leadership this year has been deplorable the way he has dragged this out and contradicted himself several times in doing so.
Most fans would have accepted Aaron leaving the club if he had handled himself with dignity and class like Cooper Cronk and Josh Reynolds. Sadly he lacks these qualities yet you want to back him up with statements telling fans not too boo him? Lavishing him with praise after leaving the club for his contribution? Justin I’m afraid he has not given you or the club any respect whatever in his latest interview.
My biggest point in all this Justin is - you recently asked fans to question everything they read in the media in regards to criticism of the club. I think some of the coverage the club has been handed has been unfair and painted us in a very poor light including yourself. Yet here is our very own captain, unleashing on the club with a myriad of excuses and pathetic reasons for him leaving the club. You would have every right to feel silly for backing him up and angry at his interview and conduct. Giving a tell all interview to one of the reporters that has bagged the club relentlessly in James Hooper. So how should Tigers fans feel about this Justin?
The fans are not mugs Justin. They are the people who are “on the bus” for next season. Wests Tigers fans are a staunch and loyal bunch. So instead of spending him defending these players have the nous to immediately sack this guy as our captain. I don’t pretend to speak for all fans however I spend a fair amount of time at games on the Wests Tigers forum and the overwhelming feeling regarding Woods is very negative.
Does Aaron forget this is the club that pays him very well? Made him captain? Put him in First grade at a young age after a serious injury?
At the moment we desperately need a leader the fans can rally behind and represent the club for the rest of the reason in what has been a tough time. Aaron Woods is about as far away from that as you can get. I would have very little interest attending games where this bloke is captaining our club again.