Another year coming 9th

G’day @BalmainJnr: I’ve just been going over some old posts, and you stated in this one, the players apparently knew they would be training all the way up to G.F. week.

Fair enough. Absolutely no reason why any of the players would have cause for complaint…and ‘I will now’ include Matterson in that.

In other random news… DCE favourite GF was 05…

@GNR4LIFE said in Another year coming 9th:

@TheDaBoss said in Another year coming 9th:

It was on this day… 14 years ago…that tiger magic happened … little did we know… that 6 years into the future will be the last time we make finals…

None of us were thinking 6 months ahead, let alone 6 years.

6 months after that it became apparent we were outside the winners circle yet again.

@GNR4LIFE said in Another year coming 9th:

@TheDaBoss said in Another year coming 9th:

It was on this day… 14 years ago…that tiger magic happened … little did we know… that 6 years into the future will be the last time we make finals…

None of us were thinking 6 months ahead, let alone 6 years.

With so much junior talent I saw us becoming a NRL superpower …just shows 14 weeks of great footy means little in the grand scheme of things

@happy_tiger It’s given great memories. Certainly not comparable to a superpower, but the memories from 05 still chokes me up when I watch replays or even highlights. Even that one flick pass and fend.

@TigerTiger said in Another year coming 9th:

@happy_tiger It’s given great memories. Certainly not comparable to a superpower, but the memories from 05 still chokes me up when I watch replays or even highlights. Even that one flick pass and fend.

When you look at side Hodgson was in his prime , Elford reneges on his Rabbitohs deal and stays , Whatuira was playing well , Richards was going well , Marshall looked like a superstar in the making if he stayed fit , Prince has just won the CC Medal and looked past his previous injury issues

Forwards we had Payten ,Skandallis ,Galea solid 1st graders …just signed O’Hara who had played SOO previous year , Gallaway was the best new prop coming through and a plethora of young forwards coming through with Laffranchi ,Heighington , Fulton , Gibbs ,Harrison

Farah was the next gun 9

Throw in Collis and Lawrence were getting heaps of mentions in junior ranks

Coach had heaps of experience and just won his 4th premiership

Was no way you could see us not making the 8 for 5 years with all that talent and skill

We were set to go talent wise …but we soon learnt behind the scenes we were still amateur hour

Watching those Raiders fans seeing their team out of Canberra really hit me hard, how much that would mean for me to see the Tigers do it again. Genuinely got me emotional.

I was almost happy for them, and despite Ricky… maybe even hope they win it.

@Moh said in Another year coming 9th:

Watching those Raiders fans seeing their team out of Canberra really hit me hard, how much that would mean for me to see the Tigers do it again. Genuinely got me emotional.

I was almost happy for them, and despite Ricky… maybe even hope they win it.

I would be happy to load up a minibus and see a few of our contracted players out of tiger territory

@Moh said in Another year coming 9th:

Watching those Raiders fans seeing their team out of Canberra really hit me hard, how much that would mean for me to see the Tigers do it again. Genuinely got me emotional.

I was almost happy for them, and despite Ricky… maybe even hope they win it.

I’ve never understood the immense dislike so many have towards Ricky Stuart. For a long time I wanted a coach pretty much like him. I think we have one now.

The recipe to the Tigers’ finals success
It seems that the only way the Wests Tigers get any finals success is when a player leaves the club.

As a Wests Tigers fan, I watched the Dally M’s with a heavy heart, as James Tedesco was announced the best player in the game it highlighted another great player that the Tigers have had in their midst and just were unable to keep. Alongside him in the team of the year stood the halfback of the year Mitchell Moses, another one that left the Tigers for greener pastures

If you look through the current crop of players making a name for themselves in the NRL, you will see a host of players that have spent time at Concord and decided they could do better elsewhere. In a year where the Tigers once again failed to make the finals, here is a reminder of some of their former players that were enjoying the finals.

James Tedesco. In 2014, Tedesco backflipped on a contract with the Canberra Raiders because he wanted to stay at the Tigers, he believed in the team back then. Fast forward a couple of years, the talented fullback had had enough of the limited success that was on offer at the Tigers and signed with the Roosters. Since that time, he has won a Premiership, become the Dally M player of the year, won another State of Origin series and will line up for another Grand Final.

Mitchell Moses. Another one of the so-called “big four” that left the Tigers in less than pleasant circumstances. Moses has had the season of his career, guiding Parramatta to the finals.

Nathan Brown. The Eels forward pulled on the Tigers jersey before going elsewhere.

Josh Addo-Carr. Some might not remember the brief time that the Fox spent at Concord but Tiger fans all recall vividly seeing Addo-Carr fly down field at Leichhardt. The Storm snapped him up pretty quickly and he has not looked back since, winning a premiership, playing in a Grand Final and the general success that comes from playing with a team like Melbourne.

Ryan Papenhuyzen. Whilst he technically didn’t play for the Tigers’ first-grade side, Papenhuyzen was a Tigers junior with a lot of wraps on him… The Storm saw his potential and signed him as a handy replacement for Billy Slater.

Martin Taupau. The beast that is Taupau provided grunt up front when the Tigers needed it. He was a fan favourite at the Tigers but has definitely become a powerhouse at Manly.

Moses Suli. This was one of the most talked about contract signings when the young Suli was offered big money to play at the Tigers. After being let go for disciplinary reasons he went to the Bulldogs where he didn’t even make the field, but at Manly he was starting to be a highly regarded player.

Matthew Lodge. Ok, this one you must grant the Tigers did the right thing of terminating his contract when he went off the rails in the US, but you cannot deny he has played some good footy.

Andrew Fifita. The Sharks forward has always been a talent to be reckoned with. Fifita left the Tigers at a time when it appeared that the Sharks had a deliberate strategy to wait for Tigers players to leave and then sign them up. He’s found a home at the Sharks and was part of their premiership-winning team.

Aaron Woods. The last of the “big four” that left the Tigers, admittedly has not reached the career success of some other former Tigers but still regarded as one of the best in the game.
All teams let go of talented players it just seems that players seem to get better once they leave the Tigers and as a team, they continue to struggle to make an impact on the competition.

There was hope that a respected coach like Michael Maguire would bring stability to the playing roster but the Ryan Matterson drama shows that the Tigers are still struggling to convince talented players that they will reach their full potential by being at the Tigers.

If the Tigers are going to be any hope of making the finals in 2020 and beyond it needs to start with the question why are talented players leaving, and how do we create a culture of success that attracts quality players to the team.

https://www.zerotackle.com/the-recipe-to-the-tigers-finals-success-49247/

@TheDaBoss said in Another year coming 9th:

The recipe to the Tigers’ finals success
It seems that the only way the Wests Tigers get any finals success is when a player leaves the club.

As a Wests Tigers fan, I watched the Dally M’s with a heavy heart, as James Tedesco was announced the best player in the game it highlighted another great player that the Tigers have had in their midst and just were unable to keep. Alongside him in the team of the year stood the halfback of the year Mitchell Moses, another one that left the Tigers for greener pastures

If you look through the current crop of players making a name for themselves in the NRL, you will see a host of players that have spent time at Concord and decided they could do better elsewhere. In a year where the Tigers once again failed to make the finals, here is a reminder of some of their former players that were enjoying the finals.

James Tedesco. In 2014, Tedesco backflipped on a contract with the Canberra Raiders because he wanted to stay at the Tigers, he believed in the team back then. Fast forward a couple of years, the talented fullback had had enough of the limited success that was on offer at the Tigers and signed with the Roosters. Since that time, he has won a Premiership, become the Dally M player of the year, won another State of Origin series and will line up for another Grand Final.

Mitchell Moses. Another one of the so-called “big four” that left the Tigers in less than pleasant circumstances. Moses has had the season of his career, guiding Parramatta to the finals.

Nathan Brown. The Eels forward pulled on the Tigers jersey before going elsewhere.

Josh Addo-Carr. Some might not remember the brief time that the Fox spent at Concord but Tiger fans all recall vividly seeing Addo-Carr fly down field at Leichhardt. The Storm snapped him up pretty quickly and he has not looked back since, winning a premiership, playing in a Grand Final and the general success that comes from playing with a team like Melbourne.

Ryan Papenhuyzen. Whilst he technically didn’t play for the Tigers’ first-grade side, Papenhuyzen was a Tigers junior with a lot of wraps on him… The Storm saw his potential and signed him as a handy replacement for Billy Slater.

Martin Taupau. The beast that is Taupau provided grunt up front when the Tigers needed it. He was a fan favourite at the Tigers but has definitely become a powerhouse at Manly.

Moses Suli. This was one of the most talked about contract signings when the young Suli was offered big money to play at the Tigers. After being let go for disciplinary reasons he went to the Bulldogs where he didn’t even make the field, but at Manly he was starting to be a highly regarded player.

Matthew Lodge. Ok, this one you must grant the Tigers did the right thing of terminating his contract when he went off the rails in the US, but you cannot deny he has played some good footy.

Andrew Fifita. The Sharks forward has always been a talent to be reckoned with. Fifita left the Tigers at a time when it appeared that the Sharks had a deliberate strategy to wait for Tigers players to leave and then sign them up. He’s found a home at the Sharks and was part of their premiership-winning team.

Aaron Woods. The last of the “big four” that left the Tigers, admittedly has not reached the career success of some other former Tigers but still regarded as one of the best in the game.
All teams let go of talented players it just seems that players seem to get better once they leave the Tigers and as a team, they continue to struggle to make an impact on the competition.

There was hope that a respected coach like Michael Maguire would bring stability to the playing roster but the Ryan Matterson drama shows that the Tigers are still struggling to convince talented players that they will reach their full potential by being at the Tigers.

If the Tigers are going to be any hope of making the finals in 2020 and beyond it needs to start with the question why are talented players leaving, and how do we create a culture of success that attracts quality players to the team.

https://www.zerotackle.com/the-recipe-to-the-tigers-finals-success-49247/

Should have been in the lament thread.

You need to forget all those NON Tigers.

We’re number 9… woohoo

The only thing we have been consistent in

@Russell said in Another year coming 9th:

@TheDaBoss said in Another year coming 9th:

The recipe to the Tigers’ finals success
It seems that the only way the Wests Tigers get any finals success is when a player leaves the club.

As a Wests Tigers fan, I watched the Dally M’s with a heavy heart, as James Tedesco was announced the best player in the game it highlighted another great player that the Tigers have had in their midst and just were unable to keep. Alongside him in the team of the year stood the halfback of the year Mitchell Moses, another one that left the Tigers for greener pastures

If you look through the current crop of players making a name for themselves in the NRL, you will see a host of players that have spent time at Concord and decided they could do better elsewhere. In a year where the Tigers once again failed to make the finals, here is a reminder of some of their former players that were enjoying the finals.

James Tedesco. In 2014, Tedesco backflipped on a contract with the Canberra Raiders because he wanted to stay at the Tigers, he believed in the team back then. Fast forward a couple of years, the talented fullback had had enough of the limited success that was on offer at the Tigers and signed with the Roosters. Since that time, he has won a Premiership, become the Dally M player of the year, won another State of Origin series and will line up for another Grand Final.

Mitchell Moses. Another one of the so-called “big four” that left the Tigers in less than pleasant circumstances. Moses has had the season of his career, guiding Parramatta to the finals.

Nathan Brown. The Eels forward pulled on the Tigers jersey before going elsewhere.

Josh Addo-Carr. Some might not remember the brief time that the Fox spent at Concord but Tiger fans all recall vividly seeing Addo-Carr fly down field at Leichhardt. The Storm snapped him up pretty quickly and he has not looked back since, winning a premiership, playing in a Grand Final and the general success that comes from playing with a team like Melbourne.

Ryan Papenhuyzen. Whilst he technically didn’t play for the Tigers’ first-grade side, Papenhuyzen was a Tigers junior with a lot of wraps on him… The Storm saw his potential and signed him as a handy replacement for Billy Slater.

Martin Taupau. The beast that is Taupau provided grunt up front when the Tigers needed it. He was a fan favourite at the Tigers but has definitely become a powerhouse at Manly.

Moses Suli. This was one of the most talked about contract signings when the young Suli was offered big money to play at the Tigers. After being let go for disciplinary reasons he went to the Bulldogs where he didn’t even make the field, but at Manly he was starting to be a highly regarded player.

Matthew Lodge. Ok, this one you must grant the Tigers did the right thing of terminating his contract when he went off the rails in the US, but you cannot deny he has played some good footy.

Andrew Fifita. The Sharks forward has always been a talent to be reckoned with. Fifita left the Tigers at a time when it appeared that the Sharks had a deliberate strategy to wait for Tigers players to leave and then sign them up. He’s found a home at the Sharks and was part of their premiership-winning team.

Aaron Woods. The last of the “big four” that left the Tigers, admittedly has not reached the career success of some other former Tigers but still regarded as one of the best in the game.
All teams let go of talented players it just seems that players seem to get better once they leave the Tigers and as a team, they continue to struggle to make an impact on the competition.

There was hope that a respected coach like Michael Maguire would bring stability to the playing roster but the Ryan Matterson drama shows that the Tigers are still struggling to convince talented players that they will reach their full potential by being at the Tigers.

If the Tigers are going to be any hope of making the finals in 2020 and beyond it needs to start with the question why are talented players leaving, and how do we create a culture of success that attracts quality players to the team.

https://www.zerotackle.com/the-recipe-to-the-tigers-finals-success-49247/

Should have been in the lament thread.

You need to forget all those NON Tigers.

Yea sorry, i was pondering where to put it

@TheDaBoss said in Another year coming 9th:

@Russell said in Another year coming 9th:

@TheDaBoss said in Another year coming 9th:

The recipe to the Tigers’ finals success
It seems that the only way the Wests Tigers get any finals success is when a player leaves the club.

As a Wests Tigers fan, I watched the Dally M’s with a heavy heart, as James Tedesco was announced the best player in the game it highlighted another great player that the Tigers have had in their midst and just were unable to keep. Alongside him in the team of the year stood the halfback of the year Mitchell Moses, another one that left the Tigers for greener pastures

If you look through the current crop of players making a name for themselves in the NRL, you will see a host of players that have spent time at Concord and decided they could do better elsewhere. In a year where the Tigers once again failed to make the finals, here is a reminder of some of their former players that were enjoying the finals.

James Tedesco. In 2014, Tedesco backflipped on a contract with the Canberra Raiders because he wanted to stay at the Tigers, he believed in the team back then. Fast forward a couple of years, the talented fullback had had enough of the limited success that was on offer at the Tigers and signed with the Roosters. Since that time, he has won a Premiership, become the Dally M player of the year, won another State of Origin series and will line up for another Grand Final.

Mitchell Moses. Another one of the so-called “big four” that left the Tigers in less than pleasant circumstances. Moses has had the season of his career, guiding Parramatta to the finals.

Nathan Brown. The Eels forward pulled on the Tigers jersey before going elsewhere.

Josh Addo-Carr. Some might not remember the brief time that the Fox spent at Concord but Tiger fans all recall vividly seeing Addo-Carr fly down field at Leichhardt. The Storm snapped him up pretty quickly and he has not looked back since, winning a premiership, playing in a Grand Final and the general success that comes from playing with a team like Melbourne.

Ryan Papenhuyzen. Whilst he technically didn’t play for the Tigers’ first-grade side, Papenhuyzen was a Tigers junior with a lot of wraps on him… The Storm saw his potential and signed him as a handy replacement for Billy Slater.

Martin Taupau. The beast that is Taupau provided grunt up front when the Tigers needed it. He was a fan favourite at the Tigers but has definitely become a powerhouse at Manly.

Moses Suli. This was one of the most talked about contract signings when the young Suli was offered big money to play at the Tigers. After being let go for disciplinary reasons he went to the Bulldogs where he didn’t even make the field, but at Manly he was starting to be a highly regarded player.

Matthew Lodge. Ok, this one you must grant the Tigers did the right thing of terminating his contract when he went off the rails in the US, but you cannot deny he has played some good footy.

Andrew Fifita. The Sharks forward has always been a talent to be reckoned with. Fifita left the Tigers at a time when it appeared that the Sharks had a deliberate strategy to wait for Tigers players to leave and then sign them up. He’s found a home at the Sharks and was part of their premiership-winning team.

Aaron Woods. The last of the “big four” that left the Tigers, admittedly has not reached the career success of some other former Tigers but still regarded as one of the best in the game.
All teams let go of talented players it just seems that players seem to get better once they leave the Tigers and as a team, they continue to struggle to make an impact on the competition.

There was hope that a respected coach like Michael Maguire would bring stability to the playing roster but the Ryan Matterson drama shows that the Tigers are still struggling to convince talented players that they will reach their full potential by being at the Tigers.

If the Tigers are going to be any hope of making the finals in 2020 and beyond it needs to start with the question why are talented players leaving, and how do we create a culture of success that attracts quality players to the team.

https://www.zerotackle.com/the-recipe-to-the-tigers-finals-success-49247/

Should have been in the lament thread.

You need to forget all those NON Tigers.

Yea sorry, i was pondering where to put it

All good.

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