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@hsvjones said in Wests Tigers V NZ Warriors Trial Teams..:

When do we name our squad?

im gonna take a guess and say maybe tommorow?

we r a odd club these days

I would think so considering its hard to hide the players when they are travelling overseas for the game…

Looking forward to the game on fox this weekend.

Fox …really ?
Sweet if for real !

Yes its 11am QLD time Sunday so 12pm NSW time. Fox 502

@hsvjones said in Wests Tigers V NZ Warriors Trial Teams..:

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@hsvjones said in Wests Tigers V NZ Warriors Trial Teams..:

When do we name our squad?

im gonna take a guess and say maybe tommorow?

we r a odd club these days

I would think so considering its hard to hide the players when they are travelling overseas for the game…

Looking forward to the game on fox this weekend.

Fox …really ?
Sweet if for real !

Yes its 11am QLD time Sunday so 12pm NSW time. Fox 502

Presume Kayo as well if it is on Fox.

Yes definitely on Kayo!

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@Tiger_Steve said in Wests Tigers v Penrith Trial *Live Thread:

@TheDaBoss said in Wests Tigers v Penrith Trial *Live Thread:

Warriors trial is on at a awkward time…12pm

Mate, out of bed at 9.30am after a beautiful sleep in. Start brekkie on the BBQ at 10am. Eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms. Finish by 11am. Lazy coffee on the verandah and a chat with the missus. Roll into the lounge room just as the coverage starts.
Watch game.
Easy!

Might have to come watch this game with you as well mate! lol

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@Demps said in Wests Tigers v Penrith Trial *Live Thread:

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Thanks for the acknowledgement of my victory and for confirming you look like Newman!

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@jirskyr said in Josh Reynolds:

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I’m of the belief that there’s no point In trialing players from lower grades who have no chance at making NRL …
If all players were available? We should’ve sent a full blown squad to smash the pamfers !

That’s not logical. It’s literally not a trial if you already have your Top 17 picked and you send in a full-blown squad.

I would be of the belief, were I a head coach, that you don’t really know how a player might perform at a certain level until you give him a go at that level. Just look at Damien Cook, playing hooker for Australia when a few years back he couldn’t even crack first grade.

You are right but it takes logic to see that!

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@innsaneink said in Josh Reynolds:

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This foto imo shows how unco, unbalanced he is passing… He’s off the wrong foot… He looks awkward and his passes reflect that

😂…under 8’s
Needs to breathe as well 😂

I disagree, in rugby league you pass backwards, so if you are passing to the left you need to have your right foot forward to achieve this with precision and effectiveness. If you were to pass with your left foot forward the pass would most likely go forward.

I agree … and a lot comes from the shoulders…
I’d say Reynolds is goofy footed and or vision impaired !

His eyes are sorta too close together and hes balding badly but hey @cochise was happy with his performance. Keen for another year of 9th.

Nope he was terrible!

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Geez. Its like the record( big piece of black vinyl that plays music for the youngins) is stuck at this time every year. I will say the same thing I say at this time year after year, it’s a bloody TRIAL!!! Wait until competition proper before panicking.

I understand what your saying …but you have players playing for their positions , contracts …maybe their careers …

A lot of concerns out of tonight’s game …Madge has a heap of work to turn that performance around

Yes, it was a trial for the other team as well, but they showed up.

Some people are comfortably 9th.
Majority of us won’t settle for this mediocrity.
Time to crack the whip.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

😆 Hows the ladder sitting after this weekends trials.

Are u gonna try and have a dig at me ?

Once again the loser brigade are happy with a loss.

Every game is a game we should aim to win.

“It’s just a trial. It’s just the nines.”

Maybe some of yas are so use to being losers that u don’t even care about the results.

Not me and @Milky tho.
We’re out here to win the big prizes and take the prom queen home.

If you’re happy coming 9th and losing games please join @Furious1 in the loser corner.

If we perform like that most weeks 9th will be a miracle

Well let’s hope our team isn’t packed with Flegg players like it was last night 😒

Which still leads to my next question …we probably fielded the weakest squad of all 16 sides bar the teams with heavy All Star involvement

So have the 15 other clubs got it wrong or do we have it right …

This is code for “my irrational rant has been debunked, now I’m forced to pivot and complain about something else”

Was exactly the same comment I made earlier GNR

This isn’t the 9’s it is the 2nd last chance to get it right before Rd 1

We will have 2 new players in our spine and multiple changes to our backline

I would have thought to be testing our new recruits in game time conditions is crucial and having them build some combinations before Rd 1 even more crucial

Add to the fact Douehi has been here for what 3 weeks

We aren’t the Roosters or Melbourne and afford a slow start to the season …we will need to win every winnable game

Maybe it’s old school , but your best 17 should be playing at least 75% of the game imo and you give 20 minutes to some of the players who might be a chance of pushing for a NRL spot

Becoming like cricket …don’t want to overload the poor preciouses /princesses

That is rubbish! I don’t want our key players playing anymore than 1 trial game. Last night was a cc trial for us pure and simple, we included a couple of NRL players that we thought needed an extra run!

Yep and as usual we ignore what many others NRL sides did with their trial games and dance to the beat of our own drums

What’s that definition of insanity …

Seriously? Both Brisbane and Gold Coast lost to second string sides lets do that!

I thought you were intelligent …what the difference between many and all …

Its funny …I bring this same argument virtually every season and we get have for the last 3/4 from seasons got the same result …9th and B/ no finals …but your opinion is right along with the others who argue this point

Says more about your opinions than mine I’d reckon

After our last trial in 2005 we were predicted to win the wooden spoon. I f you do a little research I think you will find trial results have very impact on who makes the finals.

I do understand the difference between all and many but you also used the term that we danced to the beat of our own drum by not taking the trial seriously. Well we obviously didn’t dance to the beat of our own drum because 2 teams took them so easy they lost to lower level teams!

We aren’t the standard run of the mill NRL side and comparing this current side to a current NRL side is a mistake

We’ve made many changes to the squad and they need as much game time as possible together

If any club in this comp knows anything about losing the winnable games it is the WT’s …we drop this game v Saints and we will rue it in Rd 25

Other sides can have slow starts and recover …we can’t …don’t believe me …watch what happens if we start 0-2

If
What if
Why is everyone so pessimistic
It’s a trial with reserve graders

Apparently it was a must win game!

Every game is.
What don’t u corner boys understand about that?

The reason why every kids get an award these days even if they come last… no competitive spirit.

Nope a trial is not must win depending on what you wish to achieve in the trial!

Are u kidding me…
The whole point of sport is to achieve… the win.

It’s not a “lets have fun, everyone’s a winner today” experience… I’ve identified the 9th place cuddle buddy’s and I’d like to welcome u to the corner.

Me and @hobbo1 over here in the winners bar with the champagne, #winners circle.

Yep winning when it matters is what is important. What if we are in a must win game in rd 26 and we have had to pick Madden, the experienced gained last night could be the difference between winning and losing that game. So I’ll let you have your champagne after our next trial win and I will wait to it is actually something to celebrate!

But whats the use of playing Madden if you are going to play 2nd stringers with him anyway …if you play three of the regular spine with him fine

Look at the side …Rd 1 we have a new fullback who didn’t start training until 3 weeks ago , at least one new centre who was another late signing , possibly a new back rower , new prop and new hooker

They need as much time as possible to gel cohesively

I swear some on here have never played a game before in their lives

I honestly don’t think we will be anywhere near in sync by Rd 1

Buts its ok , we will blame the refs , the NRL and anything other than the actual issue …

DeTigerized

I have played a lot of football along with a lot of other sports, yes our combinations are going to be behind to start with, that is why I was very critical of our recruitment over the offseason but 50mins of extra game time is going to make very little difference.

Problem with picking Madden with the other spine members is you don’t know he is going to be the one you are relying on, what if it is one of the other players who played and gained invaluable experience last night? You guys are just searching for something to whinge about.

So next organize a trial for the CC boys with some Group squad and then the senior squad has 2 trials …so they are ready RD 1

Sport is as much mental as it is physical and they go into Rd 1 unconfident and not trusting in one another they will go down quicker than a 20 cent … you get the drift

Most sides have moved away from that format now! Most regular 1st graders only play one trial now days!

Well with the way the game is now evolving with late trades /transfer etc happening I think a return to 2 trials makes perfect sense

Confidence is an amazing thing …just as much as a lack of confidence is the same

As you said most 1st graders …we can’t get off to a bad start …losing to the Saints I think would be crushing for the club

An 0/2 or 0/3 start could be curtains …we have a lot of confidence players , hell of a lot actually …

Winning is winning my brother…
Madge wants to change the culture at the club.

Maybe we as fans need to get on board instead of being apologists like @Cochise and tolerating such a pitiful loss… 9s, trials, game of freaking ping pong. Aim to win. Not make up excuses, “aw the coach wanted to see how they go under pressure” no, no, no… we want to win. We want the trophy at the end of the year. We don’t wanna be dressing up as mario having a few beers cos we didn’t live up to our potential.

If you want to win I’d suggest entering some trials for your debating skills as you are being flogged at the moment. I am incredibly competitive but trials are a glorified training session!

You’re just proving why you’re the captain of the loser corner mate…

You go tell Matheson Johns that it was a training session… He was ready to punch on for the club whilst we got flops like u trying justify why winning isn’t important as long as we learnt something… All we learnt was Reynolds is garbage but we already knew that.

Yeah but if you picked the side Johns wouldn’t have played and had a chance to show what he did! Because the only goal of a trial should be to win after all!

You’re the one clutching at straws now brah.
Conversation ended already I thought.
No hard feelings…

Be gracious in defeat brah. You’re happy to lose. Keep it up.

Point is I didn’t lose, no 9th place finish for me!

Betamale response.

Not bad when coming from an Omega male!

😂
Like I said bra… no hard feelings.

Definitely no hard feelings here, I had fun and won, so 2 results here!

Yeah mate as i said collect your #Participation award and head to the corner…

9th place boyyyyyy

Man do I hate participation awards but that is another topic lol

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@Demps said in Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2:

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Top o’ da evenin’ @Demps

Who won?

You should read the thread where it’s been discussed in length… 😂😂😂

Good fight.
Can’t be mad at that.
Not the outcome I wanted personally but the man deserved the win.

Deontay tastes defeat for the first time… much like @cochise

Lol drag me into another thread I’ll let you know when I suffer my 1st defeat!

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Geez. Its like the record( big piece of black vinyl that plays music for the youngins) is stuck at this time every year. I will say the same thing I say at this time year after year, it’s a bloody TRIAL!!! Wait until competition proper before panicking.

I understand what your saying …but you have players playing for their positions , contracts …maybe their careers …

A lot of concerns out of tonight’s game …Madge has a heap of work to turn that performance around

Yes, it was a trial for the other team as well, but they showed up.

Some people are comfortably 9th.
Majority of us won’t settle for this mediocrity.
Time to crack the whip.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

😆 Hows the ladder sitting after this weekends trials.

Are u gonna try and have a dig at me ?

Once again the loser brigade are happy with a loss.

Every game is a game we should aim to win.

“It’s just a trial. It’s just the nines.”

Maybe some of yas are so use to being losers that u don’t even care about the results.

Not me and @Milky tho.
We’re out here to win the big prizes and take the prom queen home.

If you’re happy coming 9th and losing games please join @Furious1 in the loser corner.

If we perform like that most weeks 9th will be a miracle

Well let’s hope our team isn’t packed with Flegg players like it was last night 😒

Which still leads to my next question …we probably fielded the weakest squad of all 16 sides bar the teams with heavy All Star involvement

So have the 15 other clubs got it wrong or do we have it right …

This is code for “my irrational rant has been debunked, now I’m forced to pivot and complain about something else”

Was exactly the same comment I made earlier GNR

This isn’t the 9’s it is the 2nd last chance to get it right before Rd 1

We will have 2 new players in our spine and multiple changes to our backline

I would have thought to be testing our new recruits in game time conditions is crucial and having them build some combinations before Rd 1 even more crucial

Add to the fact Douehi has been here for what 3 weeks

We aren’t the Roosters or Melbourne and afford a slow start to the season …we will need to win every winnable game

Maybe it’s old school , but your best 17 should be playing at least 75% of the game imo and you give 20 minutes to some of the players who might be a chance of pushing for a NRL spot

Becoming like cricket …don’t want to overload the poor preciouses /princesses

That is rubbish! I don’t want our key players playing anymore than 1 trial game. Last night was a cc trial for us pure and simple, we included a couple of NRL players that we thought needed an extra run!

Yep and as usual we ignore what many others NRL sides did with their trial games and dance to the beat of our own drums

What’s that definition of insanity …

Seriously? Both Brisbane and Gold Coast lost to second string sides lets do that!

I thought you were intelligent …what the difference between many and all …

Its funny …I bring this same argument virtually every season and we get have for the last 3/4 from seasons got the same result …9th and B/ no finals …but your opinion is right along with the others who argue this point

Says more about your opinions than mine I’d reckon

After our last trial in 2005 we were predicted to win the wooden spoon. I f you do a little research I think you will find trial results have very impact on who makes the finals.

I do understand the difference between all and many but you also used the term that we danced to the beat of our own drum by not taking the trial seriously. Well we obviously didn’t dance to the beat of our own drum because 2 teams took them so easy they lost to lower level teams!

We aren’t the standard run of the mill NRL side and comparing this current side to a current NRL side is a mistake

We’ve made many changes to the squad and they need as much game time as possible together

If any club in this comp knows anything about losing the winnable games it is the WT’s …we drop this game v Saints and we will rue it in Rd 25

Other sides can have slow starts and recover …we can’t …don’t believe me …watch what happens if we start 0-2

If
What if
Why is everyone so pessimistic
It’s a trial with reserve graders

Apparently it was a must win game!

Every game is.
What don’t u corner boys understand about that?

The reason why every kids get an award these days even if they come last… no competitive spirit.

Nope a trial is not must win depending on what you wish to achieve in the trial!

Are u kidding me…
The whole point of sport is to achieve… the win.

It’s not a “lets have fun, everyone’s a winner today” experience… I’ve identified the 9th place cuddle buddy’s and I’d like to welcome u to the corner.

Me and @hobbo1 over here in the winners bar with the champagne, #winners circle.

Yep winning when it matters is what is important. What if we are in a must win game in rd 26 and we have had to pick Madden, the experienced gained last night could be the difference between winning and losing that game. So I’ll let you have your champagne after our next trial win and I will wait to it is actually something to celebrate!

But whats the use of playing Madden if you are going to play 2nd stringers with him anyway …if you play three of the regular spine with him fine

Look at the side …Rd 1 we have a new fullback who didn’t start training until 3 weeks ago , at least one new centre who was another late signing , possibly a new back rower , new prop and new hooker

They need as much time as possible to gel cohesively

I swear some on here have never played a game before in their lives

I honestly don’t think we will be anywhere near in sync by Rd 1

Buts its ok , we will blame the refs , the NRL and anything other than the actual issue …

DeTigerized

I have played a lot of football along with a lot of other sports, yes our combinations are going to be behind to start with, that is why I was very critical of our recruitment over the offseason but 50mins of extra game time is going to make very little difference.

Problem with picking Madden with the other spine members is you don’t know he is going to be the one you are relying on, what if it is one of the other players who played and gained invaluable experience last night? You guys are just searching for something to whinge about.

So next organize a trial for the CC boys with some Group squad and then the senior squad has 2 trials …so they are ready RD 1

Sport is as much mental as it is physical and they go into Rd 1 unconfident and not trusting in one another they will go down quicker than a 20 cent … you get the drift

Most sides have moved away from that format now! Most regular 1st graders only play one trial now days!

Well with the way the game is now evolving with late trades /transfer etc happening I think a return to 2 trials makes perfect sense

Confidence is an amazing thing …just as much as a lack of confidence is the same

As you said most 1st graders …we can’t get off to a bad start …losing to the Saints I think would be crushing for the club

An 0/2 or 0/3 start could be curtains …we have a lot of confidence players , hell of a lot actually …

Winning is winning my brother…
Madge wants to change the culture at the club.

Maybe we as fans need to get on board instead of being apologists like @Cochise and tolerating such a pitiful loss… 9s, trials, game of freaking ping pong. Aim to win. Not make up excuses, “aw the coach wanted to see how they go under pressure” no, no, no… we want to win. We want the trophy at the end of the year. We don’t wanna be dressing up as mario having a few beers cos we didn’t live up to our potential.

If you want to win I’d suggest entering some trials for your debating skills as you are being flogged at the moment. I am incredibly competitive but trials are a glorified training session!

You’re just proving why you’re the captain of the loser corner mate…

You go tell Matheson Johns that it was a training session… He was ready to punch on for the club whilst we got flops like u trying justify why winning isn’t important as long as we learnt something… All we learnt was Reynolds is garbage but we already knew that.

Yeah but if you picked the side Johns wouldn’t have played and had a chance to show what he did! Because the only goal of a trial should be to win after all!

You’re the one clutching at straws now brah.
Conversation ended already I thought.
No hard feelings…

Be gracious in defeat brah. You’re happy to lose. Keep it up.

Point is I didn’t lose, no 9th place finish for me!

Betamale response.

Not bad when coming from an Omega male!

😂
Like I said bra… no hard feelings.

Definitely no hard feelings here, I had fun and won, so 2 results here!

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Geez. Its like the record( big piece of black vinyl that plays music for the youngins) is stuck at this time every year. I will say the same thing I say at this time year after year, it’s a bloody TRIAL!!! Wait until competition proper before panicking.

I understand what your saying …but you have players playing for their positions , contracts …maybe their careers …

A lot of concerns out of tonight’s game …Madge has a heap of work to turn that performance around

Yes, it was a trial for the other team as well, but they showed up.

Some people are comfortably 9th.
Majority of us won’t settle for this mediocrity.
Time to crack the whip.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

😆 Hows the ladder sitting after this weekends trials.

Are u gonna try and have a dig at me ?

Once again the loser brigade are happy with a loss.

Every game is a game we should aim to win.

“It’s just a trial. It’s just the nines.”

Maybe some of yas are so use to being losers that u don’t even care about the results.

Not me and @Milky tho.
We’re out here to win the big prizes and take the prom queen home.

If you’re happy coming 9th and losing games please join @Furious1 in the loser corner.

If we perform like that most weeks 9th will be a miracle

Well let’s hope our team isn’t packed with Flegg players like it was last night 😒

Which still leads to my next question …we probably fielded the weakest squad of all 16 sides bar the teams with heavy All Star involvement

So have the 15 other clubs got it wrong or do we have it right …

This is code for “my irrational rant has been debunked, now I’m forced to pivot and complain about something else”

Was exactly the same comment I made earlier GNR

This isn’t the 9’s it is the 2nd last chance to get it right before Rd 1

We will have 2 new players in our spine and multiple changes to our backline

I would have thought to be testing our new recruits in game time conditions is crucial and having them build some combinations before Rd 1 even more crucial

Add to the fact Douehi has been here for what 3 weeks

We aren’t the Roosters or Melbourne and afford a slow start to the season …we will need to win every winnable game

Maybe it’s old school , but your best 17 should be playing at least 75% of the game imo and you give 20 minutes to some of the players who might be a chance of pushing for a NRL spot

Becoming like cricket …don’t want to overload the poor preciouses /princesses

That is rubbish! I don’t want our key players playing anymore than 1 trial game. Last night was a cc trial for us pure and simple, we included a couple of NRL players that we thought needed an extra run!

Yep and as usual we ignore what many others NRL sides did with their trial games and dance to the beat of our own drums

What’s that definition of insanity …

Seriously? Both Brisbane and Gold Coast lost to second string sides lets do that!

I thought you were intelligent …what the difference between many and all …

Its funny …I bring this same argument virtually every season and we get have for the last 3/4 from seasons got the same result …9th and B/ no finals …but your opinion is right along with the others who argue this point

Says more about your opinions than mine I’d reckon

After our last trial in 2005 we were predicted to win the wooden spoon. I f you do a little research I think you will find trial results have very impact on who makes the finals.

I do understand the difference between all and many but you also used the term that we danced to the beat of our own drum by not taking the trial seriously. Well we obviously didn’t dance to the beat of our own drum because 2 teams took them so easy they lost to lower level teams!

We aren’t the standard run of the mill NRL side and comparing this current side to a current NRL side is a mistake

We’ve made many changes to the squad and they need as much game time as possible together

If any club in this comp knows anything about losing the winnable games it is the WT’s …we drop this game v Saints and we will rue it in Rd 25

Other sides can have slow starts and recover …we can’t …don’t believe me …watch what happens if we start 0-2

If
What if
Why is everyone so pessimistic
It’s a trial with reserve graders

Apparently it was a must win game!

Every game is.
What don’t u corner boys understand about that?

The reason why every kids get an award these days even if they come last… no competitive spirit.

Nope a trial is not must win depending on what you wish to achieve in the trial!

Are u kidding me…
The whole point of sport is to achieve… the win.

It’s not a “lets have fun, everyone’s a winner today” experience… I’ve identified the 9th place cuddle buddy’s and I’d like to welcome u to the corner.

Me and @hobbo1 over here in the winners bar with the champagne, #winners circle.

Yep winning when it matters is what is important. What if we are in a must win game in rd 26 and we have had to pick Madden, the experienced gained last night could be the difference between winning and losing that game. So I’ll let you have your champagne after our next trial win and I will wait to it is actually something to celebrate!

But whats the use of playing Madden if you are going to play 2nd stringers with him anyway …if you play three of the regular spine with him fine

Look at the side …Rd 1 we have a new fullback who didn’t start training until 3 weeks ago , at least one new centre who was another late signing , possibly a new back rower , new prop and new hooker

They need as much time as possible to gel cohesively

I swear some on here have never played a game before in their lives

I honestly don’t think we will be anywhere near in sync by Rd 1

Buts its ok , we will blame the refs , the NRL and anything other than the actual issue …

DeTigerized

I have played a lot of football along with a lot of other sports, yes our combinations are going to be behind to start with, that is why I was very critical of our recruitment over the offseason but 50mins of extra game time is going to make very little difference.

Problem with picking Madden with the other spine members is you don’t know he is going to be the one you are relying on, what if it is one of the other players who played and gained invaluable experience last night? You guys are just searching for something to whinge about.

So next organize a trial for the CC boys with some Group squad and then the senior squad has 2 trials …so they are ready RD 1

Sport is as much mental as it is physical and they go into Rd 1 unconfident and not trusting in one another they will go down quicker than a 20 cent … you get the drift

Most sides have moved away from that format now! Most regular 1st graders only play one trial now days!

Well with the way the game is now evolving with late trades /transfer etc happening I think a return to 2 trials makes perfect sense

Confidence is an amazing thing …just as much as a lack of confidence is the same

As you said most 1st graders …we can’t get off to a bad start …losing to the Saints I think would be crushing for the club

An 0/2 or 0/3 start could be curtains …we have a lot of confidence players , hell of a lot actually …

Season 2019…Rd 1 W Rd 2 W Rd 3 L Rd 4 L Rd 5 W
Season 2018 Rd 1 W Rd 2 W Rd 3 L Rd 4 W Rd 5 W

If you keep going back you will find we generally start the season fairly well exceptions of course but recently not to bad…it’s the middle 3rd of the year we have struggled either bombing out completely or leaving too much to do at the back end hence the inevitable 9th…

Which all has zero to do with trial games…

All you get out of them is blowing out the cobwebs and hopefully fingers crossed Zero Injuries…

But you keep making your Mountain out of a Molehill …after we put 50 on the Wobblers we’ll be sweet…

Thanks for backing me up Geo …we get off to a bad start and we are royally screwed

2020 is a way different year …we signed how many players in February …some in key positions …some will play the same side in D

The more game time the better …you don’t and can’t replicate match conditions at training fully

Nor do you in trials!

That is complete garbage …you don’t think their defensive set ups can be fully tested under game conditions and gets reinforced with more games/trials

Now I know you have no clue

Well no its not the same as NRL game conditions though is it, for starters it is unlimited interchange!

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Geez. Its like the record( big piece of black vinyl that plays music for the youngins) is stuck at this time every year. I will say the same thing I say at this time year after year, it’s a bloody TRIAL!!! Wait until competition proper before panicking.

I understand what your saying …but you have players playing for their positions , contracts …maybe their careers …

A lot of concerns out of tonight’s game …Madge has a heap of work to turn that performance around

Yes, it was a trial for the other team as well, but they showed up.

Some people are comfortably 9th.
Majority of us won’t settle for this mediocrity.
Time to crack the whip.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

😆 Hows the ladder sitting after this weekends trials.

Are u gonna try and have a dig at me ?

Once again the loser brigade are happy with a loss.

Every game is a game we should aim to win.

“It’s just a trial. It’s just the nines.”

Maybe some of yas are so use to being losers that u don’t even care about the results.

Not me and @Milky tho.
We’re out here to win the big prizes and take the prom queen home.

If you’re happy coming 9th and losing games please join @Furious1 in the loser corner.

If we perform like that most weeks 9th will be a miracle

Well let’s hope our team isn’t packed with Flegg players like it was last night 😒

Which still leads to my next question …we probably fielded the weakest squad of all 16 sides bar the teams with heavy All Star involvement

So have the 15 other clubs got it wrong or do we have it right …

This is code for “my irrational rant has been debunked, now I’m forced to pivot and complain about something else”

Was exactly the same comment I made earlier GNR

This isn’t the 9’s it is the 2nd last chance to get it right before Rd 1

We will have 2 new players in our spine and multiple changes to our backline

I would have thought to be testing our new recruits in game time conditions is crucial and having them build some combinations before Rd 1 even more crucial

Add to the fact Douehi has been here for what 3 weeks

We aren’t the Roosters or Melbourne and afford a slow start to the season …we will need to win every winnable game

Maybe it’s old school , but your best 17 should be playing at least 75% of the game imo and you give 20 minutes to some of the players who might be a chance of pushing for a NRL spot

Becoming like cricket …don’t want to overload the poor preciouses /princesses

That is rubbish! I don’t want our key players playing anymore than 1 trial game. Last night was a cc trial for us pure and simple, we included a couple of NRL players that we thought needed an extra run!

Yep and as usual we ignore what many others NRL sides did with their trial games and dance to the beat of our own drums

What’s that definition of insanity …

Seriously? Both Brisbane and Gold Coast lost to second string sides lets do that!

I thought you were intelligent …what the difference between many and all …

Its funny …I bring this same argument virtually every season and we get have for the last 3/4 from seasons got the same result …9th and B/ no finals …but your opinion is right along with the others who argue this point

Says more about your opinions than mine I’d reckon

After our last trial in 2005 we were predicted to win the wooden spoon. I f you do a little research I think you will find trial results have very impact on who makes the finals.

I do understand the difference between all and many but you also used the term that we danced to the beat of our own drum by not taking the trial seriously. Well we obviously didn’t dance to the beat of our own drum because 2 teams took them so easy they lost to lower level teams!

We aren’t the standard run of the mill NRL side and comparing this current side to a current NRL side is a mistake

We’ve made many changes to the squad and they need as much game time as possible together

If any club in this comp knows anything about losing the winnable games it is the WT’s …we drop this game v Saints and we will rue it in Rd 25

Other sides can have slow starts and recover …we can’t …don’t believe me …watch what happens if we start 0-2

If
What if
Why is everyone so pessimistic
It’s a trial with reserve graders

Apparently it was a must win game!

Every game is.
What don’t u corner boys understand about that?

The reason why every kids get an award these days even if they come last… no competitive spirit.

Nope a trial is not must win depending on what you wish to achieve in the trial!

Are u kidding me…
The whole point of sport is to achieve… the win.

It’s not a “lets have fun, everyone’s a winner today” experience… I’ve identified the 9th place cuddle buddy’s and I’d like to welcome u to the corner.

Me and @hobbo1 over here in the winners bar with the champagne, #winners circle.

Yep winning when it matters is what is important. What if we are in a must win game in rd 26 and we have had to pick Madden, the experienced gained last night could be the difference between winning and losing that game. So I’ll let you have your champagne after our next trial win and I will wait to it is actually something to celebrate!

But whats the use of playing Madden if you are going to play 2nd stringers with him anyway …if you play three of the regular spine with him fine

Look at the side …Rd 1 we have a new fullback who didn’t start training until 3 weeks ago , at least one new centre who was another late signing , possibly a new back rower , new prop and new hooker

They need as much time as possible to gel cohesively

I swear some on here have never played a game before in their lives

I honestly don’t think we will be anywhere near in sync by Rd 1

Buts its ok , we will blame the refs , the NRL and anything other than the actual issue …

DeTigerized

I have played a lot of football along with a lot of other sports, yes our combinations are going to be behind to start with, that is why I was very critical of our recruitment over the offseason but 50mins of extra game time is going to make very little difference.

Problem with picking Madden with the other spine members is you don’t know he is going to be the one you are relying on, what if it is one of the other players who played and gained invaluable experience last night? You guys are just searching for something to whinge about.

So next organize a trial for the CC boys with some Group squad and then the senior squad has 2 trials …so they are ready RD 1

Sport is as much mental as it is physical and they go into Rd 1 unconfident and not trusting in one another they will go down quicker than a 20 cent … you get the drift

Most sides have moved away from that format now! Most regular 1st graders only play one trial now days!

Well with the way the game is now evolving with late trades /transfer etc happening I think a return to 2 trials makes perfect sense

Confidence is an amazing thing …just as much as a lack of confidence is the same

As you said most 1st graders …we can’t get off to a bad start …losing to the Saints I think would be crushing for the club

An 0/2 or 0/3 start could be curtains …we have a lot of confidence players , hell of a lot actually …

Winning is winning my brother…
Madge wants to change the culture at the club.

Maybe we as fans need to get on board instead of being apologists like @Cochise and tolerating such a pitiful loss… 9s, trials, game of freaking ping pong. Aim to win. Not make up excuses, “aw the coach wanted to see how they go under pressure” no, no, no… we want to win. We want the trophy at the end of the year. We don’t wanna be dressing up as mario having a few beers cos we didn’t live up to our potential.

If you want to win I’d suggest entering some trials for your debating skills as you are being flogged at the moment. I am incredibly competitive but trials are a glorified training session!

You’re just proving why you’re the captain of the loser corner mate…

You go tell Matheson Johns that it was a training session… He was ready to punch on for the club whilst we got flops like u trying justify why winning isn’t important as long as we learnt something… All we learnt was Reynolds is garbage but we already knew that.

Yeah but if you picked the side Johns wouldn’t have played and had a chance to show what he did! Because the only goal of a trial should be to win after all!

You’re the one clutching at straws now brah.
Conversation ended already I thought.
No hard feelings…

Be gracious in defeat brah. You’re happy to lose. Keep it up.

Point is I didn’t lose, no 9th place finish for me!

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Not bad when coming from an Omega male!