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@walter said in WT v Eels live game thread:

this kepoa has possibly the worst hands I’ve seen

Yet some people think he’ll be a future star hahahaha 🤦‍♂️

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AJ still can’t catch… 3 more years of this Nuffy 🤦‍♂️

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@hsvjones said in JAC:

See if we can get this thread back on track -

I see no news on JAC so going off what Melb said it looks like after there season now.

That’s a shame as don’t want to wait all that extra time and miss out on him then lose other signings in the meantime. I am sure the recruitment team have some plans in place.

It gives Souths more time to sign JAC and offer up someone like Corey Allan or Campbell Graham 🤷‍♂️

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It’s not his team until 2023 just like the coach bahahaha

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@momo_amp_medo said in Departing players:

@JoshColeman99 said in Departing players:

@Spartan117 said in Departing players:

Tough 2021 on its way, make no mistake.

Yet there’s light at the end of this tunnel that we haven’t been seeing for years

A swag of hard working youngsters, an uncompromising coach and some $$$ (1.4 mil min) in 12 months time to continue addressing the gaps.

With minimal changes to the team for next season and a very average halves pairing we most likely won’t make finals

People will call for the coach’s head though. 2022 is the big year that should really be the end of our ‘rebuild’.

Well it would be a pretty dumb decision of this Club to have Madge complete a rebuild and then not to allow him to coach that group of players for at least a season.

Newcastle did it and they’re now in the 8 but under other people’s theory it’s not O’Brien’s team

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@pawsandclaws1 said in Departing players:

@formerguest said in Departing players:

@JoshColeman99 said in Departing players:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Departing players:

@JoshColeman99 said in Departing players:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Departing players:

@JoshColeman99 said in Departing players:

@TigerSJ said in Departing players:

@JoshColeman99 said in Departing players:

@TigerSJ said in Departing players:

Are Development players guaranteed the upgrade to NRL squad or can they be let go? I wonder who of the 4 we have this season we actually would keep if we had a choice.

On the tigers website it says they’re all contracted for next season so unless they’re let go from their contracts early they’ll be in the top 30

Thanks JC- just checked the Team list on the Tigers website, it lists Simpkins, Madden, Bradley, Cini, Hoffman all as Development signings and Smith as a full contract expiring this season.
Assuming Smith is not re-signed then we are making way for the 5 Development players plus Stefano and Tamou into our NRL squad. That is 7 spots we have to find correct??

With Tamou in we have 5 spots to fill for next season. Hoffman is still a development player next season but the other 4 are joining the top squad for next season.

If you count up all the players who are listed as contracted it adds up to 24 then adding Tamou it’s 25.

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2019/11/01/wests-tigers-2020-nrl-squad/

I would not assume all development players would move up.

They’re contracted to be in our top 30 for next season so I won’t assume otherwise until there’s an official announcement from the club saying they’ll be departing. In saying that it wouldn’t surprise me if not all of them stuck around next season.

That’s the folly of counting numbers when you don’t know.

I’d rather go off what the contracts say instead of guessing. It wouldn’t surprise me if MCK was let go or McIntyre was re-signed but I won’t assume until it’s official

Wasn’t there some sort of announcement regarding the young centre Kei signing a top 30 contract recently?

Edit; maybe @pawsandclaws1 might know as he has been following his progress?

Kei is a fine player, so is Rizk and I believe Scolari has it as well. Kepaoa has the size and pace you cannot coach. If you watch the try where he had to sprint the look on the Storm fullback’s face was disbelief how Kepaoa burnt him for pace. He is going to be very good for WTs.

AJ can’t catch no matter how much spray they put on his hands and unless a player is directly in front of him he impersonates a turnstile

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@tig_prmz said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@CarltonDry said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@Jay said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

True I guess Brad was struggling at Eels wasn’t he, till he started to form his own roster with players like Brown, Moses Fergo etc. Maybe it is best to just give him one year extension.

The difference between the 2 coaches is BA can attract players but MM can’t

I don’t think it’s about the coach, it’s about club history, club reputation and fellow players.

Souths say hi

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@Jay said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

True I guess Brad was struggling at Eels wasn’t he, till he started to form his own roster with players like Brown, Moses Fergo etc. Maybe it is best to just give him one year extension.

The difference between the 2 coaches is BA can attract players but MM can’t

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@Spud_Murphy said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@hobbo1 said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@Geo said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@hobbo1 said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@Geo said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

The players who know they are not going to be here are pretty dumb as you would think you would be playing your best footy to put your name up in lights for other Clubs to pick you up…

They did put there names in lights …

Red lights !

Joseph Manu goes OK as a 3rd string Fullback…

He’s a gun hey

If the Roosters had a third string player in every position on the field they’d still beat us, such is the inequality of the NRL comp.

We put one of their 3rd stringers on our wing and he can’t catch so I doubt wed lose that match up but I wouldn’t put my house on it

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@tigerbill said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

@Strongee said in Help me (and others) keep faith in Madge...:

The game plan was fine . We got behind because of arm grabbing and brain farts in the defensive line . Like Joey twice going in for no reason when it was clear the fullback was getting the ball as it was 3 on 3 . We looked much stronger when Musgrove went out there . At the moment it’s a good josh Aloai run follows by a plodding nothing run by one of our forwards. Also Doueihi tonight once again showed , if he moves to the centre full time he is going to be a real weapon. (Yes I know he played 1 tonight )

Douei is clearly not a fullback, out of position, slow to turn, doesn’t run the ball back.He is a good smart center. If JAC came to 1 it would solve a few headaches…

I have a feeling JAC will sign with Souths