Just thought he deserved an appreciation thread!
What he has done with the club in exactly a year is huge, looking back a year ago we got brushed off by Canberra by about 50 points.
More of a boys club with Woods, Teddy and Moses all under a contract cloud which was heavily affecting our season. We were 3-1 and going in a downwards spiral similar to a Benji bomb……
Looking at the tigers now, all 3 gone replaced with players who have a team mentality and are not necessarily winning games on the fact they’ve got the most talent on the field, but due to the reason that they sure as hell have the most heart.
We’re 3-1 and should really be 4-0 against the best teams the NRL has to offer - Melb, Roosters, Brisbane and Parra.
I see such significant improvements on the body language in terms of defence, and professionalism in attack that we’ve lacked for a while.
Ivan Cleary has turned the Wests Tigers from a team doomed for failure, to a squad deemed for upcoming success.
365 days from now who knows where we could be in comparison to 365 days ago!
In Ivan we trust!