I’m sitting here half an hour after our exit from the 2010 NRL competition, I do feel alot of heartache, but I also feel alot of pride. Our tigers were gallant to the very end, we didn’t fold, we didnt meekly give up the game, we gave it our all in the only way our tigers can give it, throwing the ball around and not dying wondering.
We pushed them to the end, we tried our best, we busted our guts but we just didn’t make it. You know, as much as it hurts, I DONT CARE. Our tigers haven’t given me anything to be ashamed of this year, they far exceeded most critics expectations, and gave us a mighty shake at holding up the grand prize.
A short thank you to each of our tigers:
Mitch Brown: You have taken the fullback spot with aplomb, you were underrated but yet showed everyone that you were up to the challenge, thank you for giving us your all.
Beau Ryan: You are full of personality, you may not be gifted with electric speed, but you are gifted with persistance, determination and tenacity, I thank you for giving my tigers your all.
Blake Ayshford: You are young, blockbusting and exciting with the ball in hand. Your smothering defence and exciting attacking raids has laid the path for an exciting future, I thank you for your contribution to the team.
Chris Lawrence: Your electric pace and aggresive nature has me excited about your future, you are at the start of an exciting rep and club future, and I am proud and appreciative that you play for my tigers. You are my favourite Tiger and I hope you never leave my club.
Lote Tuquiri: I was concerned that your price might not have matched your contribution to our team but I was grossly wrong. You gave us strength, confidence and an awesome finisher out on our flanks, you are a legend and I hope you keep it up over the next few years.
Benji Marshall: You are exciting, scary, unpredictable, devastating and a great leader of my team. As much as some of the things you do are crazy and stupid, those same things can result in tries and wins for my team. As reckless as you may be, I would not change you for the world. You ROCK!!!
Robert Lui: You may be raw, inexperienced but the improvement you showed this year has me excited about our future, you maybe the replacement who challenges Scott Prince for his mantle of the Wests Tigers best ever halfback. Keep it up my friend.
Liam Fulton: You live, breathe and bleed the Tigers. It is apparent for all your Tigers fans that you are a loyal and dedicated servant of the Tigers. You give us creativity with the ball and sound defence without the ball. As unimposing you stature maybe, you dont back down and you give it your all.
Gareth Ellis: You are a rock! You are the man mountain that keeps our defence stiff and solid. You shred in defence and hit try scoring holes in attack, I am glad you are a Tiger. You give our pack steel and aggression, you are a true Tiger champion.
Chris Heighington: You symbolise what a tiger should be, committed, whole hearted, determined, hard running, give it your all type of player. You are a model example of what every rugby league player should aspire to be.
Keith Galloway: Big, lumbering pillar of strength, you dent defence lines like a cannonball into a rival pirate ship. You are uncompromising, devastating , and a huge metre eater that spearheads our pack. Thank you giving it your all.
Robbie Farah: Our mastermind of mayhem, our director of destruction, you pick the defence to pieces whilst guiding our pack around the park. Your solid defence is only a close second to your attacking prowess. I hope your ready for state of origin next year, because you should be a shoe in for it.
Byrce Gibbs: You are the defensive plug that seals any leaks in our defensive line. You cover up any gaps and close down any opportunites that the opposition throws at us.
Todd Payten: You have given us solid defence over the years and an integral attacking option with the ball in your hand. You give it your best and we are forever thankful.
Andrew Fifita: You even scare me when you take up a hitup, your size, aggression and youthfulness will ensure you cause troubles for the opposition for many years to come.
Simon Dwyer, Geoff Daniela, Mark Flanagan, Wade McKinnon, Tim Moltzen, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Junior Moors and John Skandalis, you have all played your part in getting the tigers into the position they are this year……THANK YOU, and I hope you all spearhead the tigers into another successful year next year.
With the promise and dedication I have seen this year, the Tigers will once again rise to the top next year and take it all out then.
Magpie69 last edited by
You mean “OUR” Tigers
Yep well said because once a tiger always a tiger as Laurie Nicholls used to say we bleed black and gold and will never fold… Bring on 2011… Good to hear from another novocastrian :slight_smile: :wahoo: :supporter: :sign:
‘‘OUR’’ tigers - thank you for a great post - we bleed black, white and gold
Tigersmurf last edited by
We played the best team two teams on the comp and lost by 1 point each game. That also makes us a very close second best team in the comp.
We showed ticker where the Titans threw it in. We could have to, but we chose to make the Dragons earn it! No matter if St George or the Roosters win the comp this year, I bet you it is by more than 1 point!
Another Novocastrian here with his head held high.
Whoa, what an essay. I can’t believe I had the patience and concentration to write all that after a couple bottles of white wine.
Lovely thing to write! And very true.
all i wanted at the start of the was for the boys to have a dig. and they did that and more. players playing busted, injuries galore,the team getting bagged for doing what we never do-win ugly. ive never seen us stick solid and have a dip like we have this year and i like that attitude. we have the makings of a GREAT team here and im sure we will be sucessfull over the coming seasons. my passion and love for WT just got that little bit deeper, if possible, after this season and im already hanging for 2011. this may be the year we look back on and realise where we turned the corner.
CUT ME AND I BLEED BLACK, WHITE AND GOLD!!
Awesome post mate, from newy to novocastrian tiger