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Now Gallen is throwing his 2 bob’s worth in. If there’s ever a case of certain people being in glass houses, this is it.

I suppose he is getting paid to create headlines.

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@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

This will play out like Mitchell. We are the only real option at the moment until a stronger club gets involved.

If it turns out that way, hopefully the Tigers learnt something and play a bit of hard ball

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@rihannafan1 said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

@balmain-boy said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

@Jedi_Tiger said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

look at Parra and newcastle it takes time to turn the titanic around

They’ve both done it MUCH faster than we have. 9 years on and we’re still shuffling around. They get a spoon or two, clear the decks and sign superstars. We’re a joke.

Give Madge a further 2 year extension and let him do his thing.

We still let Cleary and Panthers off way too lightly. We should have insisted he take one of the bad contracts with him to the Panthers or no deal. He screwed our cap for years and we settled for 500k outside the cap. Not good enough.

It’s a little bit more complicated than saying they’ve done it much faster. They have had stability in front office and coaching on Parramatta’s behalf and an influx of serious wealth on Newcastle’s behalf (and even then have Newcastle achieved much with it so far?) .

On our side we have had Humphreys, Grant Mayer and Pascoe in the front office plus Sheens, Potter, Taylor, Cleary and now Maguire as coaches. That’s 8 people involved in key recruitment and decision making in 9 years! You will NEVER achieve any success as an organisation with the unclear vision that amount of change brings. Sadly, I would say we wrote off 7.5 years there, which is unfathomable for any business. Really, if Maguire and Pascoe don’t succeed here I don’t know why the NRL would keep us around. Aside from their financial donations they’ve never had enough resources or leadership themselves to help us out.

Teams/businesses need strong governance and we’ve simply never had it until now. Without it you become a novelty, a hobby, like the Newtown Jets. Belatedly though I think we have our ShiP in order.

Yet somehow the club has (I think) kept a strong member base? And considering the sustained failure to make the finals for so long and the calibre of the players we have lost, having this strong member base seems a little unbelievable.

I know I have thought long and hard about shelling the dollars out and renewing my membership the last 2 years.

We will have to wait and I suppose, but my patience is wearing thin.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Harry Grant:

@Russell said in Harry Grant:

@JoshColeman99 said in Harry Grant:

@Russell said in Harry Grant:

@JoshColeman99 said in Harry Grant:

@fibrodreaming said in Harry Grant:

@jirskyr said in Harry Grant:

He starts with an established good side, containing some of the GOATs, then leaves for the only other team that has a strike rate anywhere near as good as Melbourne’s. I can understand that but can’t respect it, nor can I respect his comments.

My interpretation is that Cronk is basically saying that he was a decent half back only, and that he had to play in great teams in order to make him look good.

Accordingly, if he played in a struggle-street team like the Tigers, his career would probably have lasted only 100 games or so.

Which means, that if he had joined the WT instead of Easts a few years back, his lack of greatness would have been obvious to all and his reputation would have been tarnished.

In providing his self-serving advice to Grant (which he dresses up as “fatherly” advice to a rookie) he not only denigrates our club and our coach, he also denigrates himself as a player.

However, Harry Grant is more than just a decent dummy half. Rather, he appears destined for greatness, and I would back him to shine in any company. Unlike Cronk, he doesn’t need great players around him to make him look good.

Think you’re being a bit harsh on Cronks ability he was a terrific halfback. His career would’ve been different if we was at a weaker club no doubt but he was still fantastic as a player, showed it at origin level and Australian level too.

He proved that he was a reliable robot as well for Origin and Australia with more great players around him.

The two words to describe Cronk that come to mind are reliable and consistant.

Nothing else imo.

Not many halves in the modern game are reliable and consistent though that’s my point. Bloke didn’t have a bad game playing one of the hardest positions. Incredibly smart footballer who rarely ever made errors out on the field

We know all that…the point is how good would he have been, how many errors would he have made, how many of his kicks would have been scored off…

IF HE HAD PLAYED FOR THE TITANS?

Would have been about as good as Ashley Taylor imo.

No chance sure he might not win premiershipa but his kicking game, passing game and game management are top notch doesn’t matter what team he’s in

No doubting Cronks skills, and looking at his game management abilities he’d probably make a good coach one day.

But for a healthy game, his comments probably weren’t his best. If we want to stick with 3 or 4 teams always having an advantage, keep stacking them up with the best. League then will never be an even competition.

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@pawsandclaws1 said in Round 6 *live spoilers* Discussion thread:

As. Gould said, without JAC the Storm attack is not as threatening.

I am no league expert, but with the quicker play the ball and less wrestle in the tackle, Melbourne appeared to be struggling. Maybe with this higher tempo game the Storm may struggle this year?

Hope so.

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@Tiger_Steve said in Wests Tigers Team v Canberra Rd 5:

He was fine. Obviously pissed off but didn’t speak out of turn. Handled it okay

From memory, when Benji Marshall returned to the Tigers, wasn’t the main reason this happened was to cover for Josh Reynolds? But constant injuries to Josh meant Benji was always in the starting side

Maybe that time has finally arrived??

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@happy_tiger said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@Bee-Em said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@Tigerlily said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@hobbo1 said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@happy_tiger said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

Teena Arena still as thick as two planks

When’s Spy v Spy on ?

Best political band Aus has ever produced.

And the Oils

What about Pseudo Echo

Umm

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@Tigerlily said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@hobbo1 said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@happy_tiger said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

Teena Arena still as thick as two planks

When’s Spy v Spy on ?

Best political band Aus has ever produced.

And the Oils

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@The_Doc said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Bee-Em said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@The_Doc said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If Doueihi is confirmed Madge is slowly but surely righting the Cleary wrongs, i wasnt so optimistic about this season but now i see us as a far better unit than last. Just a few more clangers to get rid of McQueen, Packer, JR & Mbye imagine how strong we could be with their collective salaries to go shopping with.

You never know, Mbye might shine with a decent coach and quality players around him.

Its not his playing ability as much as his price tag, Mbye is so far from a $900 k a season player its not funny. He’s more than likely a $450-$500 player Max. $900 k you look at players Like Ponga or players of his ability game changers, Mbye is not that nor is JR.

$900k is crazy. But being picked captain and also being picked for the toads, someone must see something.

I wonder who the captain will be this year?

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@The_Doc said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If Doueihi is confirmed Madge is slowly but surely righting the Cleary wrongs, i wasnt so optimistic about this season but now i see us as a far better unit than last. Just a few more clangers to get rid of McQueen, Packer, JR & Mbye imagine how strong we could be with their collective salaries to go shopping with.

You never know, Mbye might shine with a decent coach and quality players around him.