It Takes Longer then a year to Rebuild a Club

This is not a negative post. We have played really good, honest footy this year.

We just lack speed and power which is what the top sides have.

I thought at the start of the year we had the worst roster in the comp talent wise but had decent depth. I thought we would run 2nd last so I’m really happy how we have gone. I still think we can get 10-12 wins (max)

Even tonight previous Tigers sides would have given up 40.

We are 3 class signings gins away from being a really good side.

Nathan Cleary, a fullback and a strike forward.

Im confident we might have all those by 2020.

Hold tight, good foundations are being laid this year. However finals football is unlikely with this side.

Like Cleary side sometimes you signs players for 2-3 years to build a culture. Then you get your Salary Cap in a Space where you can really strike in the market. You can’t turn a club like us around totally in a year.

This is the same theme as the ‘Grit v Class’ thread.

Not sure we won’t play finals footy this season Eddie……Abit of tinkering from IC and we can make it. Should thrive thru the origin period this season and our finish is ok the last month. Hopefully he sees his flaws in his selections.

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Not sure we won’t play finals footy this season Eddie……Abit of tinkering from IC and we can make it. Should thrive thru the origin period this season and our finish is ok the last month. Hopefully he sees his flaws in his selections.

You can’t blame Cleary for what happened out their tonight

Fatigue induced panic I think , but they need to be smarter and someone needed to lay down the law for them out there , give them a right bullocking

Complete a bloody set , get back in the grind , give yourself a bloody chance , you can’t win a game without the ball

Simple , isn’t it

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Not sure we won’t play finals footy this season Eddie……Abit of tinkering from IC and we can make it. Should thrive thru the origin period this season and our finish is ok the last month. Hopefully he sees his flaws in his selections.

You can’t blame Cleary for what happened out their tonight

Fatigue induced panic I think , but they need to be smarter and someone needed to lay down the law for them out there , give them a right bullocking

Complete a bloody set , get back in the grind , give yourself a bloody chance , you can’t win a game without the ball

Simple , isn’t it

Well I think there were some dumb selections tonight. MCK at centre is a prime example

With pretty much a new team we doing so well. I didn’t have high expectations for this year and seen it as a re build with so many new players. We’ve also been cruelled by injuries. Missing packer killed us. Not having Reynolds is really hurting and liddle doesn’t look 100%. Our man of the match is dropped from last week. But as you point out the foundations are being built by a decent coAch and this will lead to bigger and better things moving forward. If we can just beat the bulldogs next week , then I can count this year as successful regardless of what happens after that.

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Not sure we won’t play finals footy this season Eddie……Abit of tinkering from IC and we can make it. Should thrive thru the origin period this season and our finish is ok the last month. Hopefully he sees his flaws in his selections.

You can’t blame Cleary for what happened out their tonight

Fatigue induced panic I think , but they need to be smarter and someone needed to lay down the law for them out there , give them a right bullocking

Complete a bloody set , get back in the grind , give yourself a bloody chance , you can’t win a game without the ball

Simple , isn’t it

Well I think there were some dumb selections tonight. MCK at centre is a prime example

I’m not a fan of mck tonight but I don’t see what choice we had. IC gave him a shot and he tried too hard. Shows what everyone knows…we need a centre. The isp:boys should see the chance, play well when you get the chance. Bare minimum is a shot at a dogs contract 😠 😆 😆

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Not sure we won’t play finals footy this season Eddie……Abit of tinkering from IC and we can make it. Should thrive thru the origin period this season and our finish is ok the last month. Hopefully he sees his flaws in his selections.

You can’t blame Cleary for what happened out their tonight

Fatigue induced panic I think , but they need to be smarter and someone needed to lay down the law for them out there , give them a right bullocking

Complete a bloody set , get back in the grind , give yourself a bloody chance , you can’t win a game without the ball

Simple , isn’t it

Well I think there were some dumb selections tonight. MCK at centre is a prime example

True , pity Fonua didn’t show up to training on time

Wasn’t having a shot Maxxy , I think we can still show up in September , but the side just needed to think tonight , Cleary wouldn’t have told them to play like that

Post match presser will be interesting

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This is not a negative post. We have played really good, honest footy this year.

We just lack speed and power which is what the top sides have.

I thought at the start of the year we had the worst roster in the comp talent wise but had decent depth. I thought we would run 2nd last so I’m really happy how we have gone. I still think we can get 10-12 wins (max)

Even tonight previous Tigers sides would have given up 40.

We are 3 class signings gins away from being a really good side.

Nathan Cleary, a fullback and a strike forward.

Im confident we might have all those by 2020.

Hold tight, good foundations are being laid this year. However finals football is unlikely with this side.

Like Cleary side sometimes you signs players for 2-3 years to build a culture. Then you get your Salary Cap in a Space where you can really strike in the market. You can’t turn a club like us around totally in a year.

A really good post Eddie - couldn’t agree more.

The Tigers are not only rebuilding a football team, they are rebuilding a culture and that takes time. 12 months ago we would have had 7-8 tries put on us. Tonight we showed determination. We obviously lack class but the right attitude can make up for some of that. I predicted we would finish between eighth and tenth at the start of the year and I still believe we can sneak into the finals.

I was really proud of their effort tonight

I’m definitely one looking at the long term goal for this club. We have build a solid foundation and now need to build our next few tiers to become a powerhouse. I believe if Ivan sticks around we could have some sustained success and potentially grow into a big club. I’m still thinking we are a shot at finals this year but it will be a fight to get in there.

We’ll still make the 8. Just another wacky week on the this bipolar forum.

I dont think its bipolar.

I think most people are realistic about what this team can do.

I dont want to speak for the majority but I think most can see progress as a club.

The effort is there but there are some sides we don’t match up well against, Penrith being one of them. Marshall has been poor for a few weeks now, but it’s going to be shown up more often when your forward pack gets bent over through the ruck like tonight. We can’t make wholesale changes to the team, but the selections probably need to be planned a bit better depending on the opposition.

Penrith played well tonight when in possession. They had go forward. We looked good when we were moving forward.

Brooks only had Laurence running decent lines on the left.

Benji chocked any play on the right.

I thought Nofoaluma had a good game.

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The effort is there but there are some sides we don’t match up well against, Penrith being one of them. Marshall has been poor for a few weeks now, but it’s going to be shown up more often when your forward pack gets bent over through the ruck like tonight. We can’t make wholesale changes to the team, but the selections probably need to be planned a bit better depending on the opposition.

Souths ,Canberra fit that bill as well Willow

Games we need to win for the top 8 😮

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