Times Change....

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[citation needed] 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…

Unca Nick mustn’t have played golf back then.

I called us the transit lounge a few years ago, we still are unfortunately

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

I called us the transit lounge a few years ago, we still are unfortunately

We should be a powerhouse of a club with 6 comps under our belt

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

@The_Return said in Times Change....:

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

Who can forget Pamfers reverse golden era from 06 - 15… Pamthetic

2006 - 12th
2007 - 16th
2008 - 12th
2009 - 11th
2010 - 2nd
2011 - 12th
2012 - 15th
2013 - 10th
2014 - 4th
2015 - 11th

@The_Return said in Times Change....:

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

Why don’t we have the option to buy a premiership?

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

@The_Return said in Times Change....:

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

Why don’t we have the option to buy a premiership?

We do have that option. Roosters bought the last 2 we just don’t have the money

@gato said in Times Change....:

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

@The_Return said in Times Change....:

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

Why don’t we have the option to buy a premiership?

We do have that option. Roosters bought the last 2 we just don’t have the money

But we’re one of the few clubs to make a profit… I’m told.

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

@gato said in Times Change....:

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

@The_Return said in Times Change....:

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

Why don’t we have the option to buy a premiership?

We do have that option. Roosters bought the last 2 we just don’t have the money

But we’re one of the few clubs to make a profit… I’m told.

that might change this year with the current economic climate and the fact that we’ve poured millions of dollars into our football department

@Fade-To-Black said in Times Change....:

Unca Nick mustn’t have played golf back then.

Sort of true, he became chairman in 1993, at the end of that blackout period.

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

@gato said in Times Change....:

@gallagher said in Times Change....:

@The_Return said in Times Change....:

Roosters seem like they have been at the top of the table for 20 straight years but i often forget they had a pretty bad period between 2005 and 2012. It gets glossed over as they have had huge success either side of that period making the finals 16 times out of their 22 appearances since the NRL formed in 1998.

9th in 2005
14th 2006
16th 2009 Wooden Spoon
11th 2011
13th 2012
15th 2016

Sydney 22 seasons 532 games 301 wins 57%
Tigers 20 seasons 484 games 209 wins 43%

Pretty sad to think the Roosters are 16/22 (73%) final appearances while the Tigers are 3/20 (15%). Unless the Tigers get a Salary Sombrero like the Roosters have, the Tigers have a long long long long road ahead as they dont have the option to buy a premiership and the Tiger cubs of 2002/3/4 were a freak of nature i doubt we will ever see again.

Why don’t we have the option to buy a premiership?

We do have that option. Roosters bought the last 2 we just don’t have the money

But we’re one of the few clubs to make a profit… I’m told.

I’m more referring to the brown paper bag money that clubs like the roosters use to buy premierships

“Lasting more than a decade from 1983 to 1994, the Roosters were only capable of making the finals once during 1987”

yeah I vaguely remember the Roosters being a bit of a joke back then

@Fade-To-Black said in Times Change....:

Unca Nick mustn’t have played golf back then.

He was still making the mistake of holding the wrong end in those days.Its all fixed now he holds the shorter heavy end

@Tigerdave said in Times Change....:

“Lasting more than a decade from 1983 to 1994, the Roosters were only capable of making the finals once during 1987”

yeah I vaguely remember the Roosters being a bit of a joke back then

I still remember 1966 when they didnt win a game

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