If we sign Mansour because Penrith want/need us to, so we can get an unproven smallish kid, and they get to keep a superstar of the future, we haven’t learned a thing and we will never get out of the mediocrity cycle.
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RE: A NOD TO TIGERS’ FUTURE
A NOD TO TIGERS’ FUTURE
May 29, 2021 - 6:00PM
News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom
The Wests Tigers are on the verge of signing former champion halfback Brett ‘Noddy’ Kimmorley to head up their pathways and junior development.
They hope it will ensure the next Campbelltown juniors of the calibre of James Tedesco, Jarryd Hayne and Israel Folau are captured and kept in their system.
The former NSW Blues and Kangaroos playmaker already has a tremendous knowledge of the game’s best young players through his coaching of emerging Blues for the NSWRL.
“We’ve refocused our strategy over the last couple of years,” Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said. “That means investing in pathways with the acquisition of someone like Noddy.
“He’s got a great reputation in the game and he’ll be outstanding.
“Imagine him working with young halves when we set up our academy.
“To have him talking to kids and their parents will be invaluable.”
The Wests Tigers have also signed one of Australian cricket’s top development strategists to work alongside Kimmorley.
Matt Betsey headed up cricket’s top coaching academy and has overseen the growth and progress of many youngsters now playing Sheffield Shield and Test cricket.
“These appointments are as much about retention as development,” Pascoe said. “We’re going along well. Our reserve grade side is sitting second, our 21’s are running first, our sponsorship and memberships are at record levels.
“Financially our balance sheet was minus $7 million — now it’s positive. This is why we can now go and invest in people like Noddy and Matt in such crucial roles.”
Friday night’s win over St George Illawarra has kept alive the Tigers’ hopes of playing finals football for the first time in 10 years.
Buzz pumping up our tyres, is he ok?
RE: Tigers need to be Doueihi's team: Tamou
This forum is disappointing sometimes. This article screams out the value of adding a James Tamou, I love the fact he is talking about accountability and developing our young leaders, Adam Doueihi is the obvious next captain. Instead it’s just another bash the halfback thread.
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
Why Wests Tigers are furious with Fittler and NSW Blues
By Michael Chammas
November 1, 2020 — 7.45pm
NSW coach Brad Fittler put a few noses out of joint at the Wests Tigers this week following his comments that he was “disillusioned” that the Tigers could not find a spot for a young Ryan Papenhuyzen at the club.
It’s the second time in a few months Fittler has had a crack at the Tigers, criticising the club for having “an identity crisis” and questioning whether they would “become anyone of real strength” on Wide World of Sports’ Freddy and the Eighth in August.
Safe to say it didn’t go down well with Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis, who is the owner of Brydens Lawyers - the major sponsor of Freddy’s Blues.
Hagipantelis has asked club officials to reach out to Fittler to find out if he has a problem with the club. The Tigers haven’t had a player represent NSW in the past three years under Fittler, who overlooked Dally M winger of the year David Nofoaluma.
Going by the talk out of rugby league circles, it’s not the only thing that Hagipantelis has to be upset about. This column understands the Blues major sponsor hasn’t heard from NSWRL chief executive Dave Trodden since March, prior to the COVID interruption. Trodden is under a bit of pressure, with an email doing the rounds of several clubs questioning his leadership.
Trodden’s name was mentioned as a potential replacement for Todd Greenberg as NRL chief executive earlier in the year, but there are very few people at head office who have good things to say about the NSW boss.
Foxx having second thoughts
There’s been another twist in the contract saga of Josh Addo-Carr, with the Storm winger indicating he is happy to remain at Melbourne next year should the club not be provided a suitable replacement.
Addo-Carr had signed a heads of agreement with the Wests Tigers that he would link with the joint venture in 2021 should he be released by the Storm. However Melbourne’s premiership triumph may have triggered a potential change of heart.
Good on you Lee. You’re putting your hard earned into the sport and have every right to challenge the biased brigade the NRL has become. That’s the kind of strong leadership WT fans want.
RE: Worst back row in the NRL
Didn’t the pom say we’re chasing a big game player, 2nd row forward.
I guess it’s much needed.
Seyfarth is an absolute gun.
He’s always involved.
High energy, passionate.
Did anyone see when he said something to Gutho when he was laying down and it upset Moses?
Might’ve been another Kikau like spray.
Seyfarth looks like he cares about the result. That’s so evident because we rarely see it from our team…
RE: Pangai Junior
Wonder if this means they’ll chase Finucane
I hope not. Would be a terrible signing
Yeah cos Melbourne are flops at the moment. Wouldn’t have any secrets to success 🙄
Yeah like Tamou, he’s worked out a treat hasn’t he
350K front rower, playing to his price tag and teaching our middles how to play. No issue with his signing.
RE: Luke Brooks
I think Brooksy May just be the most misunderstood player in the nrl. He’s just trying to fit in, does whatever is asked of him by coaches and senior players.
Run the ball more? Sure, no problem.
Give Garner a short ball off your left ? Done.
Play second fiddle to Benji, why not.
Get rid of the short kicking game? Ok.
Bring back the short kicking game? Ok.
Now kick some goals please? Alright, anything else?
He’s a team player, just been trying to fit in. Maybe this is the season that the coaching staff and players should do the fitting in?
If he stays fit he’ll be right up there on the awards nights. Blokes would be waxing lyrical if he did some of what what he’s done for us in a Roosters jersey. Misunderstood yes. Underrated yes. Finally has some go forward, abso-bloody-lutely
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RE: Wests Tigers v Manly *LIVE SPOILERS
How come all the forum supporters can see the team issues yet management don’t.
Tonight we fielded the worst centre pairing in the competition just an embarrassment with a record missed tackles plus errors galore as usual every game by TT. Our back row are poor defenders.
I’m sure they see it, the issue is lack of depth - we simply don’t have two class centres or back rowers to substitute.
If today’s game demonstrates anything, it’s you can’t throw in a couple of young guys from reserve grade and expect them to perform like first graders. Next week will be worse due to the injuries to Garner and Seyfarth. Hopefully Twal is fit.
We’ve signed duds in those positions on probably half a million dollars per year. Management signed off on them. Time for new management.
RE: Support Play
Is it just me or are we the worst team in the comp in pushing up for support?
Every line break we make, there is no one there to pass the ball to. Same with Tamou’s offload that went to DCE, there should have been someone supporting. Liddle looks up at dummy half a lot and no one is ready to take it forward.
At one point Manly made a break and had at least 6 support runners.
Not sure what the issue is but I think it starts with the halves telling people where to be.
We aren’t a team, don’t work for each other off the ball, happy to leave the yard yards to a few young guys, half the overpriced duds are being shopped to rival clubs, it’s clearly a toxic place to be.
Some suggestion it may be an ACL. Gutted for him.
Aloiai deserves the next 6 weeks off. If the tackle was on Mitchell or Tedesco the media would be a lynch mob.
Ref showed no balls at all. Send him to the bin and we get to use the 18th man. The current rules around the activation of the 18th man are a joke. If the foul play is enough to warrant being put on report, the 18th man should be allowed into the game if the victim is ruled out.
The lawn mower man executed a dog shot.
As usual no one in the team took offense to it (other than Seyfarth).
Now he will get a suspension (with no benefit to us) and we lost a player to a bad MCL injury (possibly for the season).
Anyone know if he’s mowing lawns up in QLD .strong leadership letting Aloiai go to play finals. Should be sitting in the stands this year.
RE: Wests Tigers v Manly *LIVE SPOILERS
How good is big Stef becoming though.
120+ metres and a Walker knock out.
Needs to be locked up further
Stef , Laurie and AD, couldn’t give a toss if we sack the rest
RE: Big LL
LL has been sensational this season…but he is badly burnt out. Two really poor efforts on the goal line tonight, little impact with the ball.
Madge has played him way too many mins IMO.
He should be playing Jason Taumulolo mins…not 80 a week.
He means a lot to us going forward…let’s not burn him out.
Off the bench impact only? It’s been coming …. Hope Madge sees the light.
Our back row is crap.
If Blore and Tuilagi don’t start next week, I think I will give up for the year…and I’ve not missed a game in decades.
Knowing Madge…you can be sure he’s already penciled in MCK to start…
Agree mate, this is the lowest team I’ve ever watched in a Tigers jersey. Finding myself loving Doueihi because he actually tries like a first grader. In reality he probably wouldn’t make most NRL teams in the halves.
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
God we need some centres and half decent back rowers
Surely the Luciano fans are coming to their senses
He struggles in defence and team know it… Can not change directions and he needs a rest… Maybe back to bench for a few games.
Last year he looked like he was going to be anything, obviously got a big head and didn’t put in the work it takes to be a professional.