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@tigerballs said in Noffa - Fullback?:

@hsvjones said in Noffa - Fullback?:

Rather try AJ as the back then Nofo…

Think that may be on the cards.

Any news on Burton TB?

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@Curly_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Defence was our biggest problem, I guess Garner & Huth are considered tackle missers.

I would argue Huth was one of our best middle defenders all season.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

Twal doesn’t make damaging runs but he’ll make good metres and find his front. Mikaele showed that he can be very good in a few games this year but overall struggled. Don’t see our pack changing that much as with the rest of the squad it’ll be 2022 where there’ll be major changes

he only ran over 100m 4 times all season. Needs to do better than that.

Whole lot better than our other forwards. He’s the least of our worries he’s proven he can play pretty well and pump out big minutes if need be.

Aloiai was our best middle forward in 2020. Not even close. Eisenhuth was probably second best (which is a worry).

Aloiai had his best year in a tigers jersey this year. Twal was very very disappointing. Hopefully it was injuries and he can deliver what he’s capable of in 2021

I find the critique on Twal harsh. Start of the year everyone wanted him playing origin, a few average games (not even bad) after injury and all of a sudden it’s been a bad year. Recency bias has affected peoples memories I reckon. He still averaged more metres a game than almost all our forwards and is still our best defender.

A starting pack of Aloiai, Tamou, Twal, Luc and Blore will be decent it’s the bench that might be an issue. Musgrove looks decent, Stefano hopefully goes good, Mikaele is inconsistent and McIntyre while looking good is not a numbers guy.

You’re a generous marker. He had a poor season. And who wanted him to play origin? He’s nowhere near that level. Not yet anyway.

He didn’t have a poor season. He had a few average games after one of the most painful injuries you can get in a period where our entire team was getting dominated. Start of the year he was killing it

He did have a poor season and he’d be the first to admit it.

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Too many favourite moments to list. Just a wonderful season.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@05TIGZZ said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

Twal doesn’t make damaging runs but he’ll make good metres and find his front. Mikaele showed that he can be very good in a few games this year but overall struggled. Don’t see our pack changing that much as with the rest of the squad it’ll be 2022 where there’ll be major changes

he only ran over 100m 4 times all season. Needs to do better than that.

Whole lot better than our other forwards. He’s the least of our worries he’s proven he can play pretty well and pump out big minutes if need be.

Aloiai was our best middle forward in 2020. Not even close. Eisenhuth was probably second best (which is a worry).

Aloiai had his best year in a tigers jersey this year. Twal was very very disappointing. Hopefully it was injuries and he can deliver what he’s capable of in 2021

I find the critique on Twal harsh. Start of the year everyone wanted him playing origin, a few average games (not even bad) after injury and all of a sudden it’s been a bad year. Recency bias has affected peoples memories I reckon. He still averaged more metres a game than almost all our forwards and is still our best defender.

A starting pack of Aloiai, Tamou, Twal, Luc and Blore will be decent it’s the bench that might be an issue. Musgrove looks decent, Stefano hopefully goes good, Mikaele is inconsistent and McIntyre while looking good is not a numbers guy.

You’re a generous marker. He had a poor season. And who wanted him to play origin? He’s nowhere near that level. Not yet anyway.

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@Geo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

Twal doesn’t make damaging runs but he’ll make good metres and find his front. Mikaele showed that he can be very good in a few games this year but overall struggled. Don’t see our pack changing that much as with the rest of the squad it’ll be 2022 where there’ll be major changes

he only ran over 100m 4 times all season. Needs to do better than that.

Especially when his whole reputation was built up being a dude who will give you 15 hitups 120m , and 30 tackles. His impact has been reduced since moving to 13

Yep I agree. He needs to be in the prop rotation next season, with McIntyre taking the 13 jumper imo.

Does anyone think the Coaching and performance guys ever think of this…

You think he should be in the prop rotation too, rather than lock?

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@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

Twal doesn’t make damaging runs but he’ll make good metres and find his front. Mikaele showed that he can be very good in a few games this year but overall struggled. Don’t see our pack changing that much as with the rest of the squad it’ll be 2022 where there’ll be major changes

he only ran over 100m 4 times all season. Needs to do better than that.

Especially when his whole reputation was built up being a dude who will give you 15 hitups 120m , and 30 tackles. His impact has been reduced since moving to 13

Yep I agree. He needs to be in the prop rotation next season, with McIntyre taking the 13 jumper imo.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

Twal doesn’t make damaging runs but he’ll make good metres and find his front. Mikaele showed that he can be very good in a few games this year but overall struggled. Don’t see our pack changing that much as with the rest of the squad it’ll be 2022 where there’ll be major changes

he only ran over 100m 4 times all season. Needs to do better than that.

Whole lot better than our other forwards. He’s the least of our worries he’s proven he can play pretty well and pump out big minutes if need be.

Aloiai was our best middle forward in 2020. Not even close. Eisenhuth was probably second best (which is a worry).

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

Twal doesn’t make damaging runs but he’ll make good metres and find his front. Mikaele showed that he can be very good in a few games this year but overall struggled. Don’t see our pack changing that much as with the rest of the squad it’ll be 2022 where there’ll be major changes

he only ran over 100m 4 times all season. Needs to do better than that.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

Injuries affected both those guys. Hopefully Mikaele gets that knee fixed up and after his long layoff Twal didn’t find his form again, prior to that he was up there with the best forwards in the comp.

Pack definitely needs improving and Madge would be hoping Tamou helps not just on the field but off it. If all our forwards can play their best footy it’s a strong team it’s just consistency that always plagues us

Twal was up there defensively but he was never close to one of the best ball runners in the comp. He’s been disappointing. We’ll see about Mikaele. But if we enter next season as it stands with no new forwards we’re going to get smoked every week once again.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

We do too much defending and don’t make enough metres. It’s on the pack and our halves to fix that goes both ways I think

Our halves were awful but our forwards were the biggest disappointment imo, especially for the last half of the year. Nowhere near enough metres to be competitive and overall poor defence. I had high hopes for Twal and Mikaele but they both had very poor seasons, Mikaele in particular. Not sure what happened to him.

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@Needaname said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

What’s his tackle rate/ effective tackles?
Tolman is a glue player. Walks, talks and plays like a leader. Could be another important pick up in terms of moulding a side of young forwards with the right approach to being a hardened physically dominant team.
In my team he is like an Elijah Taylor, In my opinion he replaces him as an upside.

94% tackle efficiency.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

He’s always been good for stats problem is whenever he touches the ball the teams entire momentum goes, he slowly goes to the line and takes the tackle rarely offloading. Plays a lot like Gallen In his final few seasons lots of fourth tackle hit ups killing the play lol

I’m not suggesting we sign him but we do need some forwards that make metres and have good defence. Our pack has been monstered 10 weeks straight and whilst Tamou will make some improvements, we need more than 1 player (and the jury is out on Stefano due to limited minutes). Mikaele, Twal had disappointing seasons and Eiso is gone.

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I’ve never been a fan of Tolman at all but I was pretty surprised to see he averaged 140m per game and over 40 tackles. Statistically he would have been our best forward.

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@Russell said in Wests Tigers - Who are we..:

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@Papacito said in Wests Tigers - Who are we..:

“Every year we strive and have the single and only aim of winning a competition, and if we don’t do that, it’s been a fail in regards to what our objectives are at the start of the year,” he said.

Let’s cut to the chase.

The current CEO has made absolutely no progress towards this goal in five years.

Forget winning a premiership, during his time we haven’t even finished in the top half of the ladder.

The fans are dished up a lot of excuses and self-serving PR about balancing the books and growing membership.

All this says is that we have a CEO who is good on the commercial side but can’t build a footy club that can sustain a competitive roster every season through recruitment and development.

In the words of an experienced NRL administrator “winning is good for business”.

The board need to bring in someone independent that knows how to run a footy club to do a full assessment on how we can improve.

As it stands, the lack of recruitment or development for 2021 should be ringing alarm bells for anyone who really cares about our club.

I’ve often believed that CFO is a much better position for Justin Pascoe. He can be the string puller as his obviously got the technical nouns but as the face of the club I believe we’d be better served with a less Business type.

I think you’ll find Pascoe is a sales and marketing guy, not a finance guy… He has never worked in finance centric role and has no financial qualifications (eg CA or CPA) to the best of my knowledge.

Well that makes him even more brilliant Avo.

Lol brilliant he is not.