Its a pretty ordinary time to be a Tigers supporter at the moment (and it has been for a while), but even the glamour clubs go through it. The following is an excerpt from the Roosters history (who are cited as the best run club in the game).
The “Transit Lounge” era
Considered one of the darkest eras for the Roosters since the 1950s and 1960s, the Roosters would show little signs of success throughout this time. The period has recently been bestowed the nickname the “Transit Lounge” amongst fans due to the club’s persistence to purchase established players often past their peak at an incredible price. Lasting more than a decade from 1983 to 1994, the Roosters were only capable of making the finals once during 1987 in which they were defeated by the Canberra Raiders in the preliminary final. This period drew little highlights from the club which saw only three Australian representatives being produced in Trevor Gillmeister, Craig Salvatori, and David Trewhella. Easts also reached the final of the 1984 National Panasonic Cup but lost to the Brisbane 1sts.
Hopefully we’ve got the right people in charge…