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@jirskyr said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Ponyo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Not that worried, being patient. Meanwhile, Melbourne Storm - only 23 players signed

But but why is the club releasing players without ready-made replacements available? Blah blah blah

Seriously? You can’t see the difference between us and Melbourne?

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@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There also has to be some objectivity about where the club is at presently and where it has come from.
Blind Freddy knows that to be successful on the field you need to be financially sound off it. You can’t have one without the other. So to be so dismissive of those improvements as if they are insignificant, stinks of someone with a cross to bare rather than someone who wants to discuss things rationally. Blanket blaming is a cop out and identifies nothing - “the club” we have at the moment is nothing like “the club” it was 5 years ago and nor are the people making the decisions.

I don’t have a cross to bear at all. Why would I? I’m a supporter of the club and I want us to be successful. It’s something i’ve invested significant time and money in throughout my life. However, i’m also going to call it as I see it and until we start to see some success on the field I won’t be satisfied.

I agree with you completely!

We could be the best financial club in the competition and that doesn’t mean anything until it translates to result on the field.

For too long have we said things will be better next year and its not, now here we are in January and we already have people saying we are building for next year, or we are signing up all the best juniors and we have to be patient. I was patient when we had the last crop of “best juniors” coming through and that got us nowhere, even when we had them a couple of years into their careers we still missed the finals. I was here when people, including myself, were saying the independent board would deliver results, it didn’t.

I am just as excited as anyone about the juniors we have attracted, but I am ready for us to see improvements on the field now, not in 1-2 years time. I will still be here no matter what, I’ll be in my seats at all grounds and travel to Tamworth no matter what. For those saying to be patient and having a go at people who want improvements now, we are allowed to be sceptical because for the last 9 years all this club has shown is failure.

Until we get the training facilities and corporate facilities , where we can transcend the pretty obvious optics of being a second class club , we are going to find it difficult.
It’s a perception thing. All we can do is build the platform we currently are, where we have strong juniors , a competitive team , and make awesome financial strides off the field . It’s crazy how a missed conversion kick and a dodgy call , for Brisbane at the start of last year , are the difference between the feeling of we suck and we are moving on up.
And really we are talking about playing 1 more game of footy. Kind of weird how close as tigers fans we come to actual success .

A lot of that is just making excuses though, many other clubs have similar issues and are able to find a way through it. I and a lot of others want to see us moving forward, 9th is not enough anymore. To be moving into 2020 with an arguably worst top 30 than last year is unforgivable in my opinion, especially in the way we downgraded our roster while our actions improved the roster of others.

Do they though ? Manly and Cronulla are both geographically superior. Players want to play there as they can live on the beach and almost walk to work . Souths roosters, Canterbury Penrith and the slime-balls all have elite facilities. When you say it like that , we have the least to offer clubs as of 2020 . You add the facilities and we start to compare more . But you’re 💯 right . Winning definitely is the main goal. I personally for the 1st time this year , feel like we are moving towards something . Even the sheenius years , felt like we caught lightning in a bottle :

2010 and 2011 were not lightning in a bottle, that was far and away the best roster we have ever fielded and that squad really should have won a premiership at some point.

We may have the least to offer in some regards but in the most important area (money) we have had the most to offer, and so far have come up short. It is not just the lack of signings that has disappointed me, it is the fact the decisions we made improved the rosters of other clubs. I believe a situation where we frontload contracts this year is unacceptable when the squad we are entering 2020 with needs improvement.

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@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There also has to be some objectivity about where the club is at presently and where it has come from.
Blind Freddy knows that to be successful on the field you need to be financially sound off it. You can’t have one without the other. So to be so dismissive of those improvements as if they are insignificant, stinks of someone with a cross to bare rather than someone who wants to discuss things rationally. Blanket blaming is a cop out and identifies nothing - “the club” we have at the moment is nothing like “the club” it was 5 years ago and nor are the people making the decisions.

I don’t have a cross to bear at all. Why would I? I’m a supporter of the club and I want us to be successful. It’s something i’ve invested significant time and money in throughout my life. However, i’m also going to call it as I see it and until we start to see some success on the field I won’t be satisfied.

I agree with you completely!

We could be the best financial club in the competition and that doesn’t mean anything until it translates to result on the field.

For too long have we said things will be better next year and its not, now here we are in January and we already have people saying we are building for next year, or we are signing up all the best juniors and we have to be patient. I was patient when we had the last crop of “best juniors” coming through and that got us nowhere, even when we had them a couple of years into their careers we still missed the finals. I was here when people, including myself, were saying the independent board would deliver results, it didn’t.

I am just as excited as anyone about the juniors we have attracted, but I am ready for us to see improvements on the field now, not in 1-2 years time. I will still be here no matter what, I’ll be in my seats at all grounds and travel to Tamworth no matter what. For those saying to be patient and having a go at people who want improvements now, we are allowed to be sceptical because for the last 9 years all this club has shown is failure.

I think we all feel that way. I think you’d be hard pressed finding anyone on this forum who isn’t sick of waiting to be competitive again. Just because people have a different outlook and are prepared to be positive about some aspects of the club, it does not preclude them from being critical, or sceptical, about others.

Agree with you @Cultured_Bogan but I’ve noticed that a lot of people who are being critical are having their support of the club questioned and I think that is just wrong!

Yeah as I’ve already pointed out, there’s plenty of crap being slung by those people as well. Heads in sand, accepting mediocrity, etc.

But I digress…

Yeah you are right, I guess its more that I didn’t like the inference that I should take my support elsewhere because I have been critical. I would never tell someone to take their support elsewhere or question their support, unless they were one of the few here that agitate for the break up of the Wests Tigers.

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@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There also has to be some objectivity about where the club is at presently and where it has come from.
Blind Freddy knows that to be successful on the field you need to be financially sound off it. You can’t have one without the other. So to be so dismissive of those improvements as if they are insignificant, stinks of someone with a cross to bare rather than someone who wants to discuss things rationally. Blanket blaming is a cop out and identifies nothing - “the club” we have at the moment is nothing like “the club” it was 5 years ago and nor are the people making the decisions.

I don’t have a cross to bear at all. Why would I? I’m a supporter of the club and I want us to be successful. It’s something i’ve invested significant time and money in throughout my life. However, i’m also going to call it as I see it and until we start to see some success on the field I won’t be satisfied.

I agree with you completely!

We could be the best financial club in the competition and that doesn’t mean anything until it translates to result on the field.

For too long have we said things will be better next year and its not, now here we are in January and we already have people saying we are building for next year, or we are signing up all the best juniors and we have to be patient. I was patient when we had the last crop of “best juniors” coming through and that got us nowhere, even when we had them a couple of years into their careers we still missed the finals. I was here when people, including myself, were saying the independent board would deliver results, it didn’t.

I am just as excited as anyone about the juniors we have attracted, but I am ready for us to see improvements on the field now, not in 1-2 years time. I will still be here no matter what, I’ll be in my seats at all grounds and travel to Tamworth no matter what. For those saying to be patient and having a go at people who want improvements now, we are allowed to be sceptical because for the last 9 years all this club has shown is failure.

Until we get the training facilities and corporate facilities , where we can transcend the pretty obvious optics of being a second class club , we are going to find it difficult.
It’s a perception thing. All we can do is build the platform we currently are, where we have strong juniors , a competitive team , and make awesome financial strides off the field . It’s crazy how a missed conversion kick and a dodgy call , for Brisbane at the start of last year , are the difference between the feeling of we suck and we are moving on up.
And really we are talking about playing 1 more game of footy. Kind of weird how close as tigers fans we come to actual success .

A lot of that is just making excuses though, many other clubs have similar issues and are able to find a way through it. I and a lot of others want to see us moving forward, 9th is not enough anymore. To be moving into 2020 with an arguably worst top 30 than last year is unforgivable in my opinion, especially in the way we downgraded our roster while our actions improved the roster of others.

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@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There also has to be some objectivity about where the club is at presently and where it has come from.
Blind Freddy knows that to be successful on the field you need to be financially sound off it. You can’t have one without the other. So to be so dismissive of those improvements as if they are insignificant, stinks of someone with a cross to bare rather than someone who wants to discuss things rationally. Blanket blaming is a cop out and identifies nothing - “the club” we have at the moment is nothing like “the club” it was 5 years ago and nor are the people making the decisions.

I don’t have a cross to bear at all. Why would I? I’m a supporter of the club and I want us to be successful. It’s something i’ve invested significant time and money in throughout my life. However, i’m also going to call it as I see it and until we start to see some success on the field I won’t be satisfied.

I agree with you completely!

We could be the best financial club in the competition and that doesn’t mean anything until it translates to result on the field.

For too long have we said things will be better next year and its not, now here we are in January and we already have people saying we are building for next year, or we are signing up all the best juniors and we have to be patient. I was patient when we had the last crop of “best juniors” coming through and that got us nowhere, even when we had them a couple of years into their careers we still missed the finals. I was here when people, including myself, were saying the independent board would deliver results, it didn’t.

I am just as excited as anyone about the juniors we have attracted, but I am ready for us to see improvements on the field now, not in 1-2 years time. I will still be here no matter what, I’ll be in my seats at all grounds and travel to Tamworth no matter what. For those saying to be patient and having a go at people who want improvements now, we are allowed to be sceptical because for the last 9 years all this club has shown is failure.

I think we all feel that way. I think you’d be hard pressed finding anyone on this forum who isn’t sick of waiting to be competitive again. Just because people have a different outlook and are prepared to be positive about some aspects of the club, it does not preclude them from being critical, or sceptical, about others.

Agree with you @Cultured_Bogan but I’ve noticed that a lot of people who are being critical are having their support of the club questioned and I think that is just wrong!

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@Demps said in What song are you listening to right now?:

@cochise said in What song are you listening to right now?:

Just a warning with Pearl Jam announcing their new album I will be flooding this page with Pearl Jam in the coming months 🎸

No complaints

To get you ready this is from the interactive billboard scavenger hunt Pearl Jam had all over the world last weekenda nnouncing their new album Gigaton!

I made it to the Sydney billboard!
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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There also has to be some objectivity about where the club is at presently and where it has come from.
Blind Freddy knows that to be successful on the field you need to be financially sound off it. You can’t have one without the other. So to be so dismissive of those improvements as if they are insignificant, stinks of someone with a cross to bare rather than someone who wants to discuss things rationally. Blanket blaming is a cop out and identifies nothing - “the club” we have at the moment is nothing like “the club” it was 5 years ago and nor are the people making the decisions.

I don’t have a cross to bear at all. Why would I? I’m a supporter of the club and I want us to be successful. It’s something i’ve invested significant time and money in throughout my life. However, i’m also going to call it as I see it and until we start to see some success on the field I won’t be satisfied.

I agree with you completely!

We could be the best financial club in the competition and that doesn’t mean anything until it translates to result on the field.

For too long have we said things will be better next year and its not, now here we are in January and we already have people saying we are building for next year, or we are signing up all the best juniors and we have to be patient. I was patient when we had the last crop of “best juniors” coming through and that got us nowhere, even when we had them a couple of years into their careers we still missed the finals. I was here when people, including myself, were saying the independent board would deliver results, it didn’t.

I am just as excited as anyone about the juniors we have attracted, but I am ready for us to see improvements on the field now, not in 1-2 years time. I will still be here no matter what, I’ll be in my seats at all grounds and travel to Tamworth no matter what. For those saying to be patient and having a go at people who want improvements now, we are allowed to be sceptical because for the last 9 years all this club has shown is failure.

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@formerguest said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@Dyloh said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@avocadoontoast said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@Dyloh said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@avocadoontoast said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@Tiger_Steve said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@TieDye said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

I think AJ would be the best option , rate him on wing… where would thompson go

Penrith apparently

I’d be pretty surprised to see Thompson leave. He’s a very handy player who isn’t on a lot of money. If we get Doueihi or Johnston you’d think he’d get one of the wing spots.

I wouldn’t wanna see him tossed aside. What’re the chances of Madge taking a tiny winger/fullback and turning him into a 9? Didn’t he do it with Cook?

Thompson’s weakest part of his game is his passing, don’t think he’d work at 9 at all. He’s a winger through and through imo.

I feel he’s exposed a lil more on the wing because he’s constantly facing up against Tupou, Oates, Vunivalu, Ferguson, Maumalo and Fusitua type players.

Especially so with the new rule that now protects all all players in the air, instead of just the defensive ones. All shorter defenders will struggle with this change.

Yep Nofo is in a heap of trouble also with this rule change. I really don’t like it and expect to see a number of penalty tries awarded because of it!

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Just a warning with Pearl Jam announcing their new album I will be flooding this page with Pearl Jam in the coming months 🎸

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The signing of contracts 15 months in advance and then pressuring current club into a release needs to stop, it is terrible for the game!