We all agree that our current roster is not close to a top 4 spot. We also know that it takes years of good planning and recruitment to get to that spot.
THIS is what we have not been good at. We haven’t had decent club management for most of the Wests Tigers existence nor have we had a settled coaching environment since Sheens.
We do now. Management is the best its been, in my opinion. We now have to give Maguire time he needs as we were going to with Cleary until HE jumped ship.
Kelly Egan seems ok, time will tell although he and the coach must be on the same radar.
We have signed some really good players in the past but we’ve never gone that next step of signing the right players to support those great signings. Matterson has been impressive but if we don’t sign better players to play beside him we go nowhere.
The Roosters are always planning well ahead on who to get rid of and who to bring in. Souths do it and so did the Bulldogs until professor Hasler. Bellamy usually brings in the right support players for his recent stable of stars but there are dark clouds ahead for the Storm methinks.
People don’t like the “rebuild” word but every club goes through it, just not as often as we do.
I have hope that if Maguire can get the majority of his recruitment list we will slowly go up the ladder.
Surely this must happen eventually? I just want it to be in my life time.