the rabble starts with Canterbury Cup
WE are WESTS TIGERS
play as them in every grade show some unity we are not Magpies we are tigers
That’s just petty
not petty I woukd say petty that Magpies are the Canterbury Cup side considering jersey flogged is wests tigers
No NRL side is represented in CC. They all have feeder teams. The Magpies are the WT’s feeder team.
others are not joint ventures either
we are a joint venture and should be represented equally in Canterbury Cup not just through one side that being Magpies
Roosters have newtown
Manly have blackthorn
again they are not Merged entities like Wests Tigers
it is divisive
The sooner all and sundry realise that the Weststigers are no longer a joint venture the better.
Like it or not Wests Ashfield own the club paid all debts owing by Balmain and to my knowledge are funding all Balmain junior leagues .
I do not understand why the club has not requested the media to report fact not fiction in regards to the club ! We as supporters have to accept and move forward with the realities as there is no advantage to anyone but seeing things as they are . Yes was a joint venture …2021not anymore this is not divisive this is fact !
well the day we are called wests Magpies in NRL would be the day they can have membership back.
It wont happen… To over simplify the situation, the NRL actually owns the Licencing, and the clubs lease the “brands” from them. The Tiger has always polled as one of the strongest branding logo’s world wide, they wouldnt let its slip away.
About the CC team being Magpies branded… to be honest, its financial to a point, alleviating some of the financial burden off the WT. The real shame in our CC being Magpies, is that we once had a leg up on the competition having both Tigers and Magpies in CC, meaning we had the ability to nurture twice the talent, and we merged them. That was the lost opportunity.
Old rusted on Magpies will remember being pushed out of Pratten Park, to Lidcombe, Humphries old man almost succeeding having booted us from the competition, then being forced out to Campbelltown… we lost fans everytime. Sure there is some militant old fogeys out there, but for the most part us old boys know how it feels to have your OG team put through the ringer, and dont wish it on Balmain either. Too much history to flush down the dunny.
Wests Ashfield has left the door open for Balmain to rise from the ashes, and goes about maintaining Balmains obligations to juniors without much fanfare. Their seats on the WT board returned when debt is repaid. I dont know how they could be any more compassionate to Balmains state of affairs, or why you are so upset.