The NRL isn’t on the take. He didn’t sign with us because he didn’t want to, same with Arrow. Regardless of the rubbish we’re force fed, we are not an attractive club. The elite players don’t want to play for us.
Unfortunately this is the reality of this club. Players just don’t want to come here. To get any decent player the club would have to pay massive overs for them.
I laugh at times reading this and the signings and rumours threads saying we should sign XXX or XXX.
They just dont want to come to the club!!!
I assume the instability of the club in the past is the reason, but who knows tbh
Not sure if this has been posted here but doesn’t make for the best reading. No marque players until 2021!
Yeah TYGA cheers but what was the guys body language like who gave you the drum…i mesn did his eyes go up and to the left…?
It was a director of another club who I have known a for years at the Dogs game yesterday. Very respected figure in the game. It’s what he believes. He was filthy at Panthers dirty tactics with the media. He told me everything leaked has come from the Panthers to destabilise our finals charge and make us less attractive to a certain young player.
Well if this is true then Ivan would be mad to go there and the “certain young player” would have rocks in his head to re-sign with them.
That is just a low act that I hope completely back fires on them.
All this tells me is that Paul Kent, like the rest of the News journos have no idea so they have to make up their own news and Gus is getting desperate.
They will just run with …at the time my info was correct…things change quickly in rugby league blah blah
I think the best one in the past week was Brent Read with Nathan’s made up his mind he’ll be a Wests Tiger in 2020 if not 2019…nek minnet…
Don’t laugh, Brent Read may well still be correct!
Wouldn’t that be a kick in Gus’s guts! :righton:
We have tried the young up and comer type coaches and have failed each time… Terry Lamb, Mick Potter, we even resurrected JT who was in the coaching wilderness for a long time.
No more experiments and left field failures.
We need an experienced coach with runs on the board.
Flanagan - Cant see him leaving the Shire at this stage.
Bennett - He will choose which club he ends up at, it won’t choose him.
Trent Robinson - Previously seemed on the outter. Don’t see him leaving the chooks while they are still contenders.
Brad Arthur - Seemed a good choice until this year’s train wreck. Did he forget how to coach in the space of 12 months?
Toovey - No thanks.
John Cartwright - See above.
Trent Barret - See above.
Des Hasler - Please no.
Neil Henry - Mixed bag, doesn’t inspire confidence.
Anthony Griffin - NRL days are probably behind him.
Madge Maguire - Highest Profile coach off contact. Did a great job with souths before loosing his spark getting the arse. Most likely candidate i would say.
Can’t think of anyone else who fits the bill right now. All could change in 12 months though.
Ben n Shane Walker??
Yep would be my choice too
I’m peed off like everyone else about this but want to put another spin on things.
Maybe just maybe Ivan went to Justin on Monday and said hey guess who want me to come back and coach them. And Justin’s response was pigs **** you’re not going anywhere!
Ivan hasn’t asked for a release but has just advised them that he has been approached so the Tigers have come out guns blazing to make a statement and warn off Gus and his cronies….
Just a though