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@GNR4LIFE said in Hey Ivan:

@watersider said in Hey Ivan:

It’s actually good for us, though. That’ll surely sting for our players. I’d get a big poster of it in the clubhouse as motivation: If you lose the game opposing coaches get to act like that.

But yeah, he’s a fool. It’s just dumb from him. He talks about the sort of club he wants the panthers to be in his press conference and then he acts like a brat after a win. He’s a smug bugger, and it hurts because his clubs going great and they just beat us and we lost our cool, so we don’t have much to say.

I also don’t think we should be talking about violence, even light-heartedly, that sort of thing gets misconstrued these days and we should also put Ivan’s behaviour in a broader context of things that actually matter. But yeah, didn’t think I could develop a lower opinion of him than I had already but then he goes and acts like that.

I would bet you a lot of money that the players wouldn’t give a damn about what he did. If you think they as emotional as supporters you’d be wrong.

Probably not most of them, but the ones who signed with us to play under him would have been filthy I think.

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@CCTW said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@CCTW said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There is a reason he does not have a deal moving forward - he cannot defend.

Not sure where you got your info from but never heard his name came up from inside the club.

anyone on the radar for this year?

Nothing we have not already heard.

Doubtful CHN will get clearance this year but he will be back 2021. Very likely he will be here.

The JAC situation is very interesting and could really go to Souths, Dogs or Tigers. Reality around JAC is that Souths are his preferred destination but would be happy to come back to the Tigers or go to the dogs. Dogs offer is the biggest, Souths are his preferred and Tigers have the most preferable offer to Melbourne (not sure exactly what it is though). So it could go any of three ways… Dragons are interested but there is on interest on JACs end.

That’s good news re CHN. Cheers for the update.

Ps any truth to the Chee Kam rumours ?

He denied it on Twitter, wether you choose to believe it may be another story.

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The missed tackle from Eisenhuth and Chee was the turning point. I can forgive Eisenhuth because he was rock solid all night, but Chee-Kam was reasonably fresh and needs to pay the price.

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@gallagher said in Hey Ivan:

@Bones said in Hey Ivan:

I hope Ivan Cleary develops a chronic case of diarrhoea, and I’m not even sorry.

Explosive?

Is there any other kind?

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I hope Ivan Cleary develops a chronic case of diarrhoea, and I’m not even sorry.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There’s a report from the telegraph saying Bunnies will be letting Johnston go after this season. There’ll be plenty of clubs after him and we could be one.

https://bit.ly/2Vswfvk

Would be an astute signing

Classy winger imo. Real pace and finishing ability

I don’t think he is any better than either of our current wingers. Faster isn’t necessarily better.

Unless it’s a rep quality winger I’d stick with what we have and look for a class centre and second rower/prop.

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@Fade-To-Black said in Our forwards are so young:

@The_Patriot said in Our forwards are so young:

@Fade-To-Black said in Our forwards are so young:

@The_Patriot said in Our forwards are so young:

@InBenjiWeTrust said in Our forwards are so young:

@The_Patriot said in Our forwards are so young:

Would have been great to have kept one or two of Brown, Sironen or Taupau to add to these kids.

forwards: Taupau, Brown;
FB: Papenhuyzen;
Center: Suli.

I would not include Sironen in this group

Has turned into one of the best backrowers in the comp. His future projection is only going to improve.

I could care less for politics or dislike of the player. He is a hell of a player and was always going to be.

Have to disagree that Sironen is one of the best backrowers in the comp. He’d be a fair way down the pecking order IMO.

Did you watch him last week.

One game?
Going by that rationale Keith Lulia was the best outside back in the game a few years ago. 4-try Keith.
Sironen is ok, nowhere near the elite backrowers in the comp though IMO. Certainly not shattered that he isn’t running around for WT, that says something.

I’d say he is on par with our current back row, not top shelf but not bad.

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@Cairnstigers said in Wests Tigers Team v Canterbury Rd 7:

@momo_amp_medo said in Wests Tigers Team v Canterbury Rd 7:

Danger game for us but one we simply must win.
But we are WT so … lol!

Time to buy a big bottle of Vodka for this weekend’s game
I think I am going to need it
This is exactly the kind of game we need to win
We need some momentum and It all starts this weekend
It’s now or never
It’s going to be a very very VERY long 80 minutes

At least we play Sunday night so if we do drop our bundle it doesn’t leave you in a bad mood all weekend 😂

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Did enough to hold his spot for next week I think.

Defensively pretty strong.

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@willow said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I wouldn’t stress too much over it. We’ll have Liddle and Simpkin on hand and I reckon Simpkin will become a better player than Grant.

I think Liddle under the new rules could really be a standout… if he can stay fit.