RE: Roy Masters on Saints and Wests Tigers Joint Ventures
posted in Wests Tigers Discussion
Let me start off by saying anyone complaining about bias should go read some old Ray Chesterton articles and read his views on the JV.
The hysterics in this thread so far is ridiculous. It might be an article reporting on the Dragons ownership, but the comparisons with us are pretty relevant with us also being a JV whose ownership has been a major talking point of late. As far as old Roy being pro Magpies and anti Balmain, maybe he is, but maybe he’s just talking about the Magpies role in the JV the same way the media have talked up Balmain’s role for the last 16 yrs as the dominant partner with the spiritual home ground being LO, constantly being referred to as the Black and Golds, and Balmain legends constantly being wheeled out when you need a quote from an ex player.
So I know from experience how out of joint your nose would get reading stuff like this, but just keep in mind this is how a lot of Western Suburbs people have felt for yrs. a lot have even walked away.
I can understand how you feel but its not the Balmain side of the JV’s fault because the media has had a slant towards the ‘Tiger’ side of things. It’s more appealing, simple as that, it sells more papers, has brought in more sponsorship and brings on more of the younger supporters, etc.
Its ironic that all we here is we want what’s best for the WT’s but not if doesn’t include more Westsss than its not the right thing……fmd.
The only disunity we have had over the past 16 yrs is form the Magpies. I’m all for doing what’s best for the WT’s even if that means leaving Leichhardt (heaven forbid) but if its best than so be it.
Hard decisions need to be made, like they have been over the past 16yrs, the difference will be that you won’t here constant whinging from the Balmain side of things.