This is the REAL big test


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    so far I think every game this year we have been underdogs (maybe now the Parra game) and tigers teams of the past tend to lose the games that we SHOULD win. we have knights and eels the next few weeks.

    After yesterday seeing we now have won in Brookie and Melbourne and Beating the roosters. usually every year that is 3 auto losses we have locked in without even thinking about it, that this team actually has me that we are for real. However… we can’t fall into the trap of the old tigers teams and lose to the teams we are suppose to beat.

    This is the first game we should be favourites and people are starting to take us serious now. so this is a complete trap game



  • agreed. Im not too concerned though. Ponga is dangerous but if you watch him he goes to the outside with a step about 90% of the game. He does a jink then accelerates. Very predictable so we can shut that down. Aim towards Brock lambs side all day, his defence has been very ordinary. I think we will win the forward battle so from there we should get the job done…



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    so far I think every game this year we have been underdogs (maybe now the Parra game) and tigers teams of the past tend to lose the games that we SHOULD win. we have knights and eels the next few weeks.

    After yesterday seeing we now have won in Brookie and Melbourne and Beating the roosters. usually every year that is 3 auto losses we have locked in without even thinking about it, that this team actually has me that we are for real. However… we can’t fall into the trap of the old tigers teams and lose to the teams we are suppose to beat.

    This is the first game we should be favourites and people are starting to take us serious now. so this is a complete trap game

    But we’re not the old Tigers team


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    Newcastle look desperate. .


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    so far I think every game this year we have been underdogs (maybe now the Parra game) and tigers teams of the past tend to lose the games that we SHOULD win. we have knights and eels the next few weeks.

    After yesterday seeing we now have won in Brookie and Melbourne and Beating the roosters. usually every year that is 3 auto losses we have locked in without even thinking about it, that this team actually has me that we are for real. However… we can’t fall into the trap of the old tigers teams and lose to the teams we are suppose to beat.

    This is the first game we should be favourites and people are starting to take us serious now. so this is a complete trap game

    But we’re not the old Tigers team

    We don’t know that yet. if we lose to the teams we are suppose to beat then we are the tigers team of old. we feel asleep against the eels that was the old tigers team yesterday I thought ‘here we go again’ at one stage too when it got to 32-12 but thankfully we didn’t let in any more points



  • These 2 games will confirm if were really are a changed team.

    Favorites is something that we have traditionally never handled well.

    either way Im looking forward to these games



  • I dont think it matters. This team isnt like any wests tigers team ive ever watched. Best defence in the comp highlights that fact. I think wel be fine. as long as we can compete the full 80 minutes we can beat most teams



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    I dont think it matters. This team isnt like any wests tigers team ive ever watched. Best defence in the comp highlights that fact. I think wel be fine. as long as we can compete the full 80 minutes we can beat most teams

    Agree. It’s clear we have a completely different mindset, and now that we have knocked over a few of the heavyweights, the players belief would no doubt have changed also.


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    We will see in 2002 we beat the eels and bulldogs at the start of the year it was a great 4-2 start then we went into losing to bad teams again. IE baby broncos. in fact we were in the top 8 till mid June that year despise losing about 6 in a row after that great start.

    Just saying, for years it is the mentality of losing to bad teams this team has never really shaked



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    so far I think every game this year we have been underdogs (maybe now the Parra game) and tigers teams of the past tend to lose the games that we SHOULD win. we have knights and eels the next few weeks.

    After yesterday seeing we now have won in Brookie and Melbourne and Beating the roosters. usually every year that is 3 auto losses we have locked in without even thinking about it, that this team actually has me that we are for real. However… we can’t fall into the trap of the old tigers teams and lose to the teams we are suppose to beat.

    This is the first game we should be favourites and people are starting to take us serious now. so this is a complete trap game

    But we’re not the old Tigers team

    We don’t know that yet. if we lose to the teams we are suppose to beat then we are the tigers team of old. we feel asleep against the eels that was the old tigers team yesterday I thought ‘here we go again’ at one stage too when it got to 32-12 but thankfully we didn’t let in any more points

    We won’t win every game that’s for sure but I’m confident, barring injury, that we will be competitive most games. Have faith - this is a new era. If you were having doubts, yesterday should have proven that we are evolving.



  • Newcastle are a bit hot and cold at the moment and could turn up running hot. We need to be prepared and focus on doing this right in defence and build from there. The next two weeks are games we really should win in current form and I expect this side to draw on the confidence of the last few weeks and perform.



  • Anyone can win on any given day. The thing is if you don’t beat yourself you’ll be ok. That’s the struggle from previous seasons and it happened against good teams too. It hasn’t happened this year so I’m confident.



  • If we play tough for 80 minutes I think we will beat Newcastle.

    Obviously playing as $1.50 favourites is slightly concerning for most Tigers fans. However I’m confident we will have the same mentality - thats the important thing.

    Everyone is expecting us to slip up - We just got to keep the foot on the throat while we are playing well and bank as many wins as possible because there will be some tough points in the season I’m sure. .


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    so far I think every game this year we have been underdogs (maybe now the Parra game) and tigers teams of the past tend to lose the games that we SHOULD win. we have knights and eels the next few weeks.

    After yesterday seeing we now have won in Brookie and Melbourne and Beating the roosters. usually every year that is 3 auto losses we have locked in without even thinking about it, that this team actually has me that we are for real. However… we can’t fall into the trap of the old tigers teams and lose to the teams we are suppose to beat.

    This is the first game we should be favourites and people are starting to take us serious now. so this is a complete trap game

    I agree….the reality is we should be 6-0…but I see the next 2 games as real danger games…if we manage to easily put away Newcastle and the Eels…the I’ll be convinced we are the real deal in 2018…



  • Maybe if we win the comp then the Challenge Cup and then win both trials in 2019 some might think we are the real deal!!! Jeez- we’ve beaten the Roosters and Melbourne twice, we have great defence stats against good opposition, our attack looks potent, we have lost 1 game (not really). WE ARE THE REAL DEAL. And…… when we do lose a game, which we will, it doesn’t mean we aren’t the real deal either!



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