I’ve been a Wests Tigers fan since day one and I’ve been a footy fan for long enough to know that there are good day and there are bad days.
But as long-term fan and member, I’m calling for better from our management and board.
We’ve always struggled and despite the lip service from management that we’ve grown accustomed to, it looks like we’re hitting new lows.
Since out inception, we’ve only made the top 8 just 15.7% of the time. When you remember we’re talking about a 15 or 16 team competition, that’s an absolutely atrocious result.
Our overall average finish has been a lowly 10th. Under the current regime’s management, the only time we came close to this was in 2016 under Jason Taylor (9th) and he was given the boot.
The Tim Sheens era has been by far and away our best. During this period we made the finals 30% of the time, including three finishes in the top 4. We were always somewhat competitive in this period. Sheens did walk into a mess of a club, but he was pushing for the finals in just his second season.
We currently have a CEO and chair who are light on footy experience and it’s showing.
They have not come close to delivering on their much hyped strategic plan (which seems to have conveniently vanished from the website). The “rebuilding” excuse is used repeatedly despite evidence showing it does not take that long.
There’s a pretty clear case for our chair and CEO to move on if we don’t make the finals this year. They have not even come close to achieving what they promised us: