@avocadoontoast said in If Madge fails.....:
@PabloX said in If Madge fails.....:
Those that keep on carrying on about Madge signing 15 of 17 that played last night, still don’t get it.
Yes he resigned them, but the crucial point is, the contracts of Reynolds, Mbye and Packer are not his doing, and that is what’s stuffing up our roster.
He lost to a warriors team who were relying on other teams discarded players to actually field a team.
Thing about Warriors is I thought they were quite good, but Tigers gave them the opportunity to grow into the match. Not just about goal kicking, because 18 points would have been great, but just that we had them in real real trouble after 20 mins, and we should not have been gassed or complacent because we’d done most of the attacking.
Then Lawton literally strolls over and from then on Warriors are keenly in the contest. We were probably 1 try away from really taking the game from the Warriors, like we have done in matches vs Cowboys, Dogs, Broncos, but instead we lost our composure and that was enough.
The Warriors have a lot of blokes playing for careers, for pride or just for a run and it can make a side like that very dangerous. Everyone saw how close they got to the Roosters last week, despite being a few players better off last week than this week. They had blokes playing for pride and taking the opportunity afforded to them. Low error rates, tactical offloading…very UN-Warriors-like in my opinion.
I can applaud the Warriors for that application, but they will still struggle to win matches in 2020 because ultimately you need talent with your grit. But, from game to game, Warriors will put in a really big-hearted performance and hot/cold teams like Tigers will fall to them. Cronulla are another team like us, just with more talent, but they are borderline losing to some of the worse teams going around and seem to just win enough to keep in the Top 8. But this up/down style of Cronulla will kill them in the finals if they make it, same as it did last year.