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@jirskyr said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Snake said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

He is a competent 1/2 nothing more nothing less !

That’s all you need, ask Chad Townsend.

Cooper Cronk just won 2 premierships and, by any statistic that is available to apply to a halfback, Brooks almost always covers Cronk, sometimes extremely convincingly. In fact Brooks in 2 years was only beaten by Cronk in kick metres and line engaged 2018.

Try assists 2019 (place), 2018
Brooks 16 (6), 10 (23)
Cronk 10 (27), 9 (32)

Line break assists 2019, 2018
Brooks 10 (22), 15 (5)
Cronk 8 (34), not in Top 50

Line engaged 2019, 2018
Brooks 197 (1), 82 (14)
Cronk 111 (23), 95 (9)

Kick metres
Brooks 7338 (5), 5446 (9)
Cronk 7094 (7), 8989 (2)

You don’t need to be a fanboy to see that Brooks has the basic capacity. So what is the difference, why does Cronk win premierships and Brooks does not? It cannot simply be “playing well in clutch moments” because Brooks hasn’t even had a single finals appearance to test himself by.

The difference is the rosters they have around them, very clearly. Brooks might throw hospitals to Lawrence, but I’d much rather be throwing hospitals to Boyd Corder or Angus Crichton.

The biggest differences can’t be quantified by statistics - having a ‘football brain’, leadership qualities, calmness under pressure and, of course, experience.

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@Telltails said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/01/14/he-didnt-even-talk-about-football-how-crowe-won-over-latrell

Interesting read including what dad and Latrell think about Maguire

After reading that story I’m glad he’s gone to the crap hole club he belongs at.
I’ll leave it at that so I don’t get booted off the forum.

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@Red88_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Moh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TillLindemann said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Tigers actively looking for a top line centre as a point of need now (that’s from with-in the organisation) Content with forward pack.

Don’t believe you. Most of your other supposed inside info hasn’t eventuated.

Momo was a revelation at centre last year, and if you can believe Benji, Talau is the most exciting player at the club. Mbye is also strong at centre, so why do we need a centre as a priority?

Again have it all in written form. Can post pics if mods allow it

I can’t believe you’re still here.

Should we go through it?

  1. LM will be at Tigers training come 6th Jan (think you claimed JAC too)
  2. LM will not be at Souths
  3. Souths can’t fit LM in without offloading one/both of Gagai and AJ

Just the recent ones I remember.

All his posts remind me of my sister in law. Don’t believe a word she says but every now and then you get caught and kick yourself in hindsight

In his defence it was later reported the Latrell had agreed to come to the Tigers but ended up getting talked out of it (by his ‘advisors’ letting him flush hundreds of thousands of dollars down the toilet).
Regards Souths fitting him in?
Plenty of smoke and mirrors going on there … I still think they’ll shed a few players.
Makes you wonder why blokes want to play under Bennett… all the horsecrap about being a ‘players coach’ and ‘caring about their welfare’ - as he punts them.

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@happy_tiger said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@cktiger said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

No use squabbling .
Truth is Latrell took the easy option.

Wouldn’t the easier option been taking the money at the WT’s ??

I was talking about the easier option on the paddock.
Too scared to cope with the pressure of lifting a team …much easier (or so he seems to think) at a club with a strong roster to fall back on.
He might be in for a rude surprise once their pack starts getting owned.

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No use squabbling .
Truth is Latrell took the easy option.

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@TillLindemann said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@TillLindemann said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@TillLindemann said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Harvey said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Good to see so many people backing the butchers who have been funding ANY terrorist group that targets the west over our biggest ally.
Way to go… suppose we won’t be counting on you if they ever choose to attack us - just blame the Yanks.

Don’t question the victim mentality. The only reason they resorted to, and continue to sponsor terrorism, is the colonial oppression they have suffered at the hands of the West. It is a common trait of recently independent countries like India and others.

To hold this belief, you need to put the blinkers on and ignore acts against neighbours that follow a different sect within a particular religion.

They didn’t seem to have a problem pre 1979.
The biggest victims of the current Iranian regime are the Iranian people… followed by the innocent people killed by terrorists, in the name of fundamentalist Islam, with funds provided by Iran.

The biggest funder of fundamentalist Islamic terror is not Iran, it is Saudi Arabia.

Why are the Saudis untouchable?

Really? Against the west? lol

The Saudis don’t just bankroll fundamentalist groups all over the world with weapons and money. They also pay for madrassas all over the world that brainwash students with fundamentalist Wahabbi/Salafist interpretations of Islam. Including where the Bali bombers attended.

And don’t forget most of the September 11 pilots were Saudis, yet it was Iraq that got invaded.

ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban all hate Iran. All the suicide bombers you see attacking the West are brainwashed by the Wahabbi ideology that the Saudis promote. They are NOT Shi’ites like Iran.

If you seriously think Iran isn’t funding terrorism then nobody is going to sway you.
You can blame Saudi Arabia and whoever else you want but its common knowledge.

Name the last terrorist attack in the West committed by Iran.

Lol - in the last week there’s been two.
You think they put their names directly on attacks generally?
Much easier to just fund every other terrorist group and let them take credit and big note themselves.

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Signs for $600k - how can that be ‘market value’ … and with a coach that has done nothing except go backwards for 10 years?
One year- with the option of one more in Souths favour?
What kind of moron would put that to him… and him be stupid enough to accept?
Maybe they’ll suit each other… the Broncos told Wayne he wasn’t required and the Roosters did the same with Latrell.

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@TillLindemann said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@TillLindemann said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Harvey said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Good to see so many people backing the butchers who have been funding ANY terrorist group that targets the west over our biggest ally.
Way to go… suppose we won’t be counting on you if they ever choose to attack us - just blame the Yanks.

Don’t question the victim mentality. The only reason they resorted to, and continue to sponsor terrorism, is the colonial oppression they have suffered at the hands of the West. It is a common trait of recently independent countries like India and others.

To hold this belief, you need to put the blinkers on and ignore acts against neighbours that follow a different sect within a particular religion.

They didn’t seem to have a problem pre 1979.
The biggest victims of the current Iranian regime are the Iranian people… followed by the innocent people killed by terrorists, in the name of fundamentalist Islam, with funds provided by Iran.

The biggest funder of fundamentalist Islamic terror is not Iran, it is Saudi Arabia.

Why are the Saudis untouchable?

Really? Against the west? lol

The Saudis don’t just bankroll fundamentalist groups all over the world with weapons and money. They also pay for madrassas all over the world that brainwash students with fundamentalist Wahabbi/Salafist interpretations of Islam. Including where the Bali bombers attended.

And don’t forget most of the September 11 pilots were Saudis, yet it was Iraq that got invaded.

ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban all hate Iran. All the suicide bombers you see attacking the West are brainwashed by the Wahabbi ideology that the Saudis promote. They are NOT Shi’ites like Iran.

If you seriously think Iran isn’t funding terrorism then nobody is going to sway you.
You can blame Saudi Arabia and whoever else you want but its common knowledge.

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He’s already signed with Souths and been paraded around it seems.

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@TillLindemann said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Harvey said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Good to see so many people backing the butchers who have been funding ANY terrorist group that targets the west over our biggest ally.
Way to go… suppose we won’t be counting on you if they ever choose to attack us - just blame the Yanks.

Don’t question the victim mentality. The only reason they resorted to, and continue to sponsor terrorism, is the colonial oppression they have suffered at the hands of the West. It is a common trait of recently independent countries like India and others.

To hold this belief, you need to put the blinkers on and ignore acts against neighbours that follow a different sect within a particular religion.

They didn’t seem to have a problem pre 1979.
The biggest victims of the current Iranian regime are the Iranian people… followed by the innocent people killed by terrorists, in the name of fundamentalist Islam, with funds provided by Iran.

The biggest funder of fundamentalist Islamic terror is not Iran, it is Saudi Arabia.

Why are the Saudis untouchable?

Really? Against the west? lol

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Gets worse every time you hear more about it.
Seems like we can say good riddance soon.

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@tigerballs said in Fullback - Impact and Value for Money:

@twentyforty said in Fullback - Impact and Value for Money:

@tigerballs said in Fullback - Impact and Value for Money:

@Harvey said in Fullback - Impact and Value for Money:

Mitchell, Mbye, Thompson, Smith, Abbey.

Johnston is no great improvement on any on that list, and if Abbey is any good, he can force his way up.

When Mitchell played fullback the Roosters went from first to near last and back to the top again when he moved to the centres. Mbye has never shown anything at fullback anywhere, Abbey hasn’t either and Canterbury fans were glad to see the back of both of them. Thompson is very limited. Johnston was generally starting fullback in a top performing team and NRL top try scoring contender every year he played under Madge. Do the math.

You make a good argument Harvey. What price do you reckon we could sign Johnston at?

400 max.

You won’t get any established players to accept $400k to play fullback … unless they aren’t really a fullback.

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@stevied said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

I’ve read that the Bulldogs are in the box seat but why would they be? Doesn’t he want to come back here and we have plenty of money so…
Be patient and wait I guess…

All about a player swap.
They’ve got someone Melbourne likes and we don’t.

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@Cultured_Bogan said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Good to see so many people backing the butchers who have been funding ANY terrorist group that targets the west over our biggest ally.
Way to go… suppose we won’t be counting on you if they ever choose to attack us - just blame the Yanks.

As I just responded to Col, I don’t “back” Iranian regime, they are certainly not angels themselves. I am merely not surprised they retaliated, and nor should the US. I would expect any major nation would do the same.

And for a bit of balance, the US have sponsored many terrorist organisations over the years as well where it suited them. One such organisation plowed a few planes into their own buildings. The Wahhabist lunatics you see stabbing people on the streets of London, blowing people up in arenas in Manchester and shooting people on the streets of Paris are sponsored by Saudi Arabia, who is a major ally of the US. And they continue to export that hateful ideology. 88 Australians got blown to pieces in Bali by lunatics who were infected with that ideology.

Okay CB.
All I can say is you must have strong arms to draw the bow that far.
No one is denying the US (and just about every major power) does what it can to push its own barrows.
As for saying the Iranian regime ‘are certainly not angels themselves’?
Oddly enough they refer to America as ‘the Great Satan’ when it’s much better suited to describing themselves.
We will have to agree to disagree.

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@Harvey said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@cktiger said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Good to see so many people backing the butchers who have been funding ANY terrorist group that targets the west over our biggest ally.
Way to go… suppose we won’t be counting on you if they ever choose to attack us - just blame the Yanks.

Don’t question the victim mentality. The only reason they resorted to, and continue to sponsor terrorism, is the colonial oppression they have suffered at the hands of the West. It is a common trait of recently independent countries like India and others.

To hold this belief, you need to put the blinkers on and ignore acts against neighbours that follow a different sect within a particular religion.

They didn’t seem to have a problem pre 1979.
The biggest victims of the current Iranian regime are the Iranian people… followed by the innocent people killed by terrorists, in the name of fundamentalist Islam, with funds provided by Iran.