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@hobbo1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Cairnstigers said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

BJ …who

BJ Mackay and his best friend Bear (look it up)
And Happy (You are Bear)

Loved that show as a kid …

So did I

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@yeti said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Well, I haven’t seen a lot of AD, but by all reports he would be a good pick up.
BJ - man he’s a numbskull on occasions, but there is no doubt he can play footy!
No more than 2 years for BJ and I would be happy with that. AD - 2 years and re-assess.

2 years is perfect for both these guys. If they don’t work out we will be in a position to spend money again after next off seasons spending.

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@LeichhardtTiger said in Golden Black and White Oldie:

Just surfing thru Youtube and this Gem came up a - Collection of media reports at the time of the JV decision. Not sure if “Galahs Australia”, who posted this back in 2008, is a Forum member, but thanks for the Memories!

That Sports Tonight story was how I found out the Merger votes went through!

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@LeichhardtTiger said in Golden Black and White Oldie:

Just surfing thru Youtube and this Gem came up a - Collection of media reports at the time of the JV decision. Not sure if “Galahs Australia”, who posted this back in 2008, is a Forum member, but thanks for the Memories!

We did used to have a member here called Galahs!

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerap said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerap said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

if we do get BJ I hope its only for 12 or more than 24 months…and the Raiders pay 50% of his freight this year

So if we get AD and BJ and the hulk from Eels in 2020 thats our roster filled

Even I would be happy with that and would eat a piece of humble pie. I would love a slice or 2 so fingers crossed

Me too! The more I think about it the more I’m a fan of the potential BJ signing. Hope it and AD happens.

I do have concerns about BJ and AD but they are big improvements and would make me take back all I have said about our recruitment!

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@AnnandaleTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Interesting enough wt nation are sprucing both AD and BJ

Well that sounds promising!

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@tigerap said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerap said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

if we do get BJ I hope its only for 12 or more than 24 months…and the Raiders pay 50% of his freight this year

So if we get AD and BJ and the hulk from Eels in 2020 thats our roster filled

Even I would be happy with that and would eat a piece of humble pie. I would love a slice or 2 so fingers crossed

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@Tiger_Steve said in Deleting Posts:

@cochise said in Deleting Posts:

@Tiger_Steve said in Deleting Posts:

Really like the way our mods intervene to ensure standards are maintained on the forum . Just one thing - prematurely closing threads because of one person’s desire shouldn’t happen. Latrell thread still had a heartbeat imo.

You just like my posts being deleted lol

Nah mate - more about the way swearing and personal abuse is not acceptable. Been on other forums? They’re war zones!!

Yeah so have I, I’m a little argumentative but try to keep it civil 😛

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@Tiger_Steve said in Deleting Posts:

Really like the way our mods intervene to ensure standards are maintained on the forum . Just one thing - prematurely closing threads because of one person’s desire shouldn’t happen. Latrell thread still had a heartbeat imo.

You just like my posts being deleted lol

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@Demps said in Deleting Posts:

My posts get deleted all the time.
Always trying to keep a brother down.

So do mine but I have trouble staying on topic.

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@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I think it was round 15 against the Broncos. Broncos had racked up a decent score but late in the second half the Tigers played like they hadn’t played all season.

I remember walking out of watching that game at Panthers and said to my wife well there another season of not playing finals. We won the next 8 in a row!

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@Russell said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Russell said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Lidcombe_Magpie1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I can see many people on here still giving it to the club for not having a major signing yet…I tend to sit back and wait until something positive is released by the club,when that is,I don’t know…
From seeing what is going on atm,I honestly believe that Madge and co don’t want to make the same mistakes like in the past;I also believe that with so many young guys in the system atm,Madge seems to want to create from within…I remember when we had some great young players when Sheens was here and he got that legend Gareth Ellis to the club,that was great…maybe Madge is working on the same formula as it seems to work for us…just my opinion though…

The biggest mistake is to do nothing, even a poor mistake is an attempt to fix the problem we have. But saying this, we just need to limit our exposure, spending $500k to attempt to fix a significant hole is in my view, worth it.

Doing nothing fixes nothing

I can see what your saying Lidcombe,however,how many holes did we try and fix before to no avail…Ballin,Reynolds come to mind…they did something and fixed nothing…
Im saying that Madge and co are being significantly more wary with the money they have to get the right player at the right price …they are doing something but are more careful than in the past so it seems…

Sure fire way to not fix it though is to do nothing.

You don’t do damage to your cap and immediate signing prospects by “doing something” like signing 2 or 3 players at overs for long terms e.g. Reynolds, Mbye, Jennings etc.

Conversely unless we do something we won’t be competitive in 2020. Backline is atrocious. Need to roll the dice and not be scared of mistakes of the past. No point sitting back watching the comp just pass us by.

Doesn’t matter what we do for 2020 we “ain’t” going to win the comp.

However, if we don’t do anything stupid, (buy people we need, not that we can fill a gap with) we can put ourselves in a good position to buy those players, promote those players and give the whole dam comp a shake for 2021 onwards.

There are very few players you would really want to grab on the market at the moment ( one may come on the market) - however there are a lot of players coming off contract at the end of this year. Yes there will be more clubs looking that have money but I doubt they will have as much as us.

I would hardly say our backline is atrocious, not the greatest but with our improved forward pack we can easily make the finals this year. Yes, that is my opinion Avo, not yours, I do understand.

And if we miss out on players next year then we have squandered our chance this year for nothing.

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@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Lidcombe_Magpie1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I can see many people on here still giving it to the club for not having a major signing yet…I tend to sit back and wait until something positive is released by the club,when that is,I don’t know…
From seeing what is going on atm,I honestly believe that Madge and co don’t want to make the same mistakes like in the past;I also believe that with so many young guys in the system atm,Madge seems to want to create from within…I remember when we had some great young players when Sheens was here and he got that legend Gareth Ellis to the club,that was great…maybe Madge is working on the same formula as it seems to work for us…just my opinion though…

The biggest mistake is to do nothing, even a poor mistake is an attempt to fix the problem we have. But saying this, we just need to limit our exposure, spending $500k to attempt to fix a significant hole is in my view, worth it.

Doing nothing fixes nothing

I can see what your saying Lidcombe,however,how many holes did we try and fix before to no avail…Ballin,Reynolds come to mind…they did something and fixed nothing…
Im saying that Madge and co are being significantly more wary with the money they have to get the right player at the right price …they are doing something but are more careful than in the past so it seems…

Sure fire way to not fix it though is to do nothing.

Im not saying that they are doing nothing…Im saying that they are much more careful to not make the same errors that they have in the past…nobody knows whats going on atm behind the scenes…in my opinion the club is being so much more patient than in other years…its a good thing don’t you think?

No I am not happy with the decisions we have made this offseason, we are heading into 2020 with a weaker top 30 than 2019 while our decisions have made our opposition stronger. I am over hearing that next year will be better, we are in January 2020 and people are already saying we are building for 2021.

Im not really worried about 2021,it appears to me that Madge and the club are trying to find the right player now at the right price to fit within our roster to strengthen it so 2021 will have a better platform to work off since so many players come off contract in 2021…as many have seen before,success doesn’t come overnight and I think that the club is trying to get a stable roster together including all the young buys we have made so as our next few seasons will produce a premiership and a heck of a lot more stability within our playing ranks…

This club has been trying to get it right for the last 9 years, I don’t think it is too much to expect an improved top 30 for 2020? There is nothing new that the club has implemented that we haven’t tried in the past, it wasn’t that long ago we had the best crop of juniors coming through and that got us nowhere.

I’m not expecting a miracle overnight, I just want to see a better team than we fielded last year and as of right now that will not be the case!

Completely understand how you feel cochise,things have been bitterly disappointing over many years,however I honestly think that things will change for the better and I also think Madge will make the right decisions to put this club in a far more competitive field than before,it will just take sometime to rid us of the mess we have had…

I do agree with things are looking better in the years in the future, but things are looking worse for 2019. My patience with waiting for next year is done, we are always waiting on potential but I potentially could be dead by next year!

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@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Madge has won a nrl gf, a super league gf, and taken the Kiwi team to victory over Australia when nobody gave them a snowball in hell hope.
It’s true Madge and Pascoe are privy to some inside info, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an opinion based on our personal perception of what we hear and read from respected sports journalists.

And at this point in time our top 30 for 2020 is weaker than 2019!