The Line In The Sand for Wests Tigers



  • With the completion of the 2017 season behind us, the time has come for the Wests Tigers to draw a line in the sand and live or die by its decisions. Regardless where you sit on the clubs decisions during the 2017 season, we as fans must not accept anything less then what/why such decisions were made. 2018 must be a season of no excuses, a season that must deliver or some key people must fall on their swords.

    I cant recall a time when a coach was terminated for ‘performance’ reasons so early in the season. The line delivered by the club was exact:

    “Our position has always been to make sure that the head coach’s contract is tied to performance and that hasn’t changed.“

    “We are committed to building a side that will be in a position to win NRL premierships and believe that this decision is the correct one for the future of the club”

    “We felt the performance of the team this year – we’re not going to sit here and allow this organisation to drift again and miss out on the finals”

    The early departure of Jason Taylor can somewhat be seen as the perfect opportunity to bring in a seasoned coach to re-build the football operations throughout the 2017 season, complemented with an unprecedented occasion where over 200 players were off contract and a sizeable increase in the Salary Cap. Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    We are a football club that virtually has a clean slate in terms of salary cap mis-management. A scenario that has been the clubs number 1 fall-back excuse over the last 5 years. The club is in a strong financial position to deliver on its decisions.

    In 2018 the CEO & Coach MUST deliver… There can be no more excuses & no more ‘NEXT YEAR’ statements!


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    Yeah man ‘Next Year’ …Look out…

    “We will NOT allow another season to drift”…J Pascoe CEO



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    Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    Will you please stop saying this. Tigers let one player go, and only after he became such a disruptive influence that his position was untenable.

    The other two players were made very competitive and likely the superior money-value offers, but chose to leave.

    I otherwise generally agree with your post except in regards to the coach - he’s accountable and needs to be measured against success, but no matter what you think or say about Ivan Cleary, he is safe for 2018 at least, even if we come last, unless he does something inappropriate.



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    Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    Will you please stop saying this. Tigers let one player go, and only after he became such a disruptive influence that his position was untenable.

    The other two players were made very competitive and likely the superior money-value offers, but chose to leave.

    I otherwise generally agree with your post except in regards to the coach - he’s accountable and needs to be measured against success, but no matter what you think or say about Ivan Cleary, he is safe for 2018 at least, even if we come last, unless he does something inappropriate.

    No… It is what it is. Once you take all the ‘he said’ & ‘she said’ out of the scenario, the club let them go, putting us in a stronger position for recruiting for 2018.



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    With the completion of the 2017 season behind us, the time has come for the Wests Tigers to draw a line in the sand and live or die by its decisions. Regardless where you sit on the clubs decisions during the 2017 season, we as fans must not accept anything less then what/why such decisions were made. 2018 must be a season of no excuses, a season that must deliver or some key people must fall on their swords.

    I cant recall a time when a coach was terminated for ‘performance’ reasons so early in the season. The line delivered by the club was exact:

    “Our position has always been to make sure that the head coach’s contract is tied to performance and that hasn’t changed.“

    “We are committed to building a side that will be in a position to win NRL premierships and believe that this decision is the correct one for the future of the club”

    “We felt the performance of the team this year – we’re not going to sit here and allow this organisation to drift again and miss out on the finals”

    The early departure of Jason Taylor can somewhat be seen as the perfect opportunity to bring in a seasoned coach to re-build the football operations throughout the 2017 season, complemented with an unprecedented occasion where over 200 players were off contract and a sizeable increase in the Salary Cap. Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    We are a football club that virtually has a clean slate in terms of salary cap mis-management. A scenario that has been the clubs number 1 fall-back excuse over the last 5 years. The club is in a strong financial position to deliver on its decisions.

    In 2018 the CEO & Coach MUST deliver… There can be no more excuses & no more ‘NEXT YEAR’ statements!

    Not true…They players decided to NOT accept our offers…that were higher than what their new clubs offered.



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    With the completion of the 2017 season behind us, the time has come for the Wests Tigers to draw a line in the sand and live or die by its decisions. Regardless where you sit on the clubs decisions during the 2017 season, we as fans must not accept anything less then what/why such decisions were made. 2018 must be a season of no excuses, a season that must deliver or some key people must fall on their swords.

    I cant recall a time when a coach was terminated for ‘performance’ reasons so early in the season. The line delivered by the club was exact:

    “Our position has always been to make sure that the head coach’s contract is tied to performance and that hasn’t changed.“

    “We are committed to building a side that will be in a position to win NRL premierships and believe that this decision is the correct one for the future of the club”

    “We felt the performance of the team this year – we’re not going to sit here and allow this organisation to drift again and miss out on the finals”

    The early departure of Jason Taylor can somewhat be seen as the perfect opportunity to bring in a seasoned coach to re-build the football operations throughout the 2017 season, complemented with an unprecedented occasion where over 200 players were off contract and a sizeable increase in the Salary Cap. Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    We are a football club that virtually has a clean slate in terms of salary cap mis-management. A scenario that has been the clubs number 1 fall-back excuse over the last 5 years. The club is in a strong financial position to deliver on its decisions.

    In 2018 the CEO & Coach MUST deliver… There can be no more excuses & no more ‘NEXT YEAR’ statements!

    Not true…They players decided to NOT accept our offers…that were higher than what their new clubs offered.

    It has nothing to do with this discussion.

    This is about 2018 and the decision to let those players go ‘has put us in a stronger position to recruit’.



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    Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    Will you please stop saying this. Tigers let one player go, and only after he became such a disruptive influence that his position was untenable.

    The other two players were made very competitive and likely the superior money-value offers, but chose to leave.

    I otherwise generally agree with your post except in regards to the coach - he’s accountable and needs to be measured against success, but no matter what you think or say about Ivan Cleary, he is safe for 2018 at least, even if we come last, unless he does something inappropriate.

    No… It is what it is. Once you take all the ‘he said’ & ‘she said’ out of the scenario, the club let them go, putting us in a stronger position for recruiting for 2018.

    You sound like a jaded ex-boyfriend. “She didn’t dump me, I let her go. Once you take out all the ‘he said, she said’.”



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    Further to this, the club made the decision to allow 3 of its highest paid players walk, further enhancing the new coaches opportunities to assemble the best possible squad to deliver the clubs principal statement of ‘playing finals football’.

    Will you please stop saying this. Tigers let one player go, and only after he became such a disruptive influence that his position was untenable.

    The other two players were made very competitive and likely the superior money-value offers, but chose to leave.

    I otherwise generally agree with your post except in regards to the coach - he’s accountable and needs to be measured against success, but no matter what you think or say about Ivan Cleary, he is safe for 2018 at least, even if we come last, unless he does something inappropriate.

    No… It is what it is. Once you take all the ‘he said’ & ‘she said’ out of the scenario, the club let them go, putting us in a stronger position for recruiting for 2018.

    You sound like a jaded ex-boyfriend. “She didn’t dump me, I let her go. Once you take out all the ‘he said, she said’.”

    yeah yeah… Go wipe your butt. The ring sting must be still burning?!


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