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@TigerSkins said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I don’t think we are signing another forward for the 2020 season as we seem to have a plethora of forwards … if you take into account our roster with that young Para prop:

Packer
Mikaele
Musgrove
Clark
Utoikamanu
Twal
Eisenhuth
Garner
Aloiai
Leilua
Lawrence
McQueen
Taylor
CheeKam

Who’s gonna miss out ??

Plus Seyfarth and McIntyre, which gives us two full sets of 5 run on and 3 forwards on the bench.

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@jirskyr said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tiger05premier said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’m prerty happy with Pascoe
Sounds like some clubs trying to take advantage of us to ease their cap pressure but we are playing them as we used to be played and only entertaining what’s best for us
So much media speculation but we are really playing it cool

I agree, how can you argue with anything Pascoe said in the article?

Other than the 4 years since we had similar cap space bit, as it was about two and a half years ago that they were splashing cash around.

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@Fraze23 said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Alright Latrell, you just made the list.

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Pretty poor list without the other Mitchell

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@Glenn5150 said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@formerguest said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@Glenn5150 said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@formerguest said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Let’s get real here, the reason we are talking about Iran at the moment is because a man is insecure and jealous of his predecessor, which is why, unlike any president before him, he can’t stop mentioning the man that went before him.

Lets get really real. the reason we are talking about Iran, is they (via proxy militia) attacked and set fire to a US embassy. That doesnt happen & Soliemani is still alive.

Which all goes back to a man wanting to break another’s legacy, by going back an a deal and imposing sanctions.

I have a differing view and obviously disagree with the simplistic scenario you paint. Suffice to say I think the Obama deal was the worst attempt at appeasement since Chamberlain. Delivering $1.8B on pallets isnt the way.

Im not really interested in getting into a debate with you about this though which is no reflection on you and your capacity to express your opinion civilly, it is more that I see issues such as this as like a rorschach test whereby if you dislike Trump you will always see the inkblot one way, those that like Trump, will see another, always. Im in the middle.

All the discussion here has been wether Iran are the bad guys or whether Trump/US are the bad guys. It isnt binary. Both can be and are true. Im not interested in this binary discussion.

I have never said that Iran was not complicit which they are and those advising Trump are as well, though I am 99.9% sure that had they not broken a deal agreed with many other nations including allies, then people across the world would not be mourning those lost in a civilian aircraft.

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@Glenn5150 said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

@formerguest said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:

Let’s get real here, the reason we are talking about Iran at the moment is because a man is insecure and jealous of his predecessor, which is why, unlike any president before him, he can’t stop mentioning the man that went before him.

Lets get really real. the reason we are talking about Iran, is they (via proxy militia) attacked and set fire to a US embassy. That doesnt happen & Soliemani is still alive.

Which all goes back to a man wanting to break another’s legacy, by going back an a deal and imposing sanctions.

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Let’s get real here, the reason we are talking about Iran at the moment is because a man is insecure and jealous of his predecessor, which is why, unlike any president before him, he can’t stop mentioning the man that went before him.

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@GNR4LIFE said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

I’m leaving on a cruise today. 14 nights. I’ll be off the grid for the majority of that time. If I sail back into the harbour 2 weeks today and we still have not signed anyone, I might swim back out to sea.

Enjoy. Thinking of trying one out soon myself and make sure you grab a life vest before you disembark.

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@cochise said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@formerguest said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@avocadoontoast said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@cochise said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@momo_amp_medo said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@hsvjones said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Moh said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@stevied said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Moh said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

We have all the money but no one wants to come here.

I think we should temper this summation. There were very few off contract players this off season, the majority of players prefer to stay with their current club plus the Tigers need to be selective about their signings, not just grab anyone. Ever the optimist, I think our opportunities will come. We just need to be patient.

Fair, and it’s 100% frustration from my end.

But after Matterson (and letting go of Esan) we really needed a win, and so far it’s been disappointing. Luciano is a good signing don’t get me wrong, but we lack a game breaker and I was hoping we’d get one this off-season.

Still plenty of time to go.

My Biggest Frustration is the fact we released Matterson & Marsters without getting anything back or having replacements in place. I think if we played hardball we would of got something or held off until we had replacements but also understand why we did this.
I think we will regret the Marsters one as he was injured last year and him been fully fit will be back to his best…

We did not get nothing. We received full value of his contract plus 3-4 months of this yers salary which the club would be up for while negotiating a suitable release deal.
So on my maths that’s around +$500k.
Hardly nothing.

Not much use when it is sitting there unspent, historically there is not much movement on squads at this time of year!

I agree, with everyone now back after the new year squads are being finalised. Hard to imagine any more major moves we’re now in Jan. Bit of a shame, after freeing up all that cash I was getting excited for 2020. Looks like we’ll be also rans yet again.

Also disappointed we didn’t land the biggest fish, though reckon there is still a fluid market in play at the moment and we are a player in it.

When is there ever a fluid market in January?

Right now. The landscape is still in the process of change in evolving from the reasonably fresh November 1 rule. Plenty of time left for clubs and players wanting to switch rosters and then adapt to a new environment.

Edit; It must be remembered that this is the first full season to which the rules apply, as it wasn’t inplace on November 1st 2018, only in 2019.

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@avocadoontoast said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@cochise said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@momo_amp_medo said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@hsvjones said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Moh said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@stevied said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Moh said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

We have all the money but no one wants to come here.

I think we should temper this summation. There were very few off contract players this off season, the majority of players prefer to stay with their current club plus the Tigers need to be selective about their signings, not just grab anyone. Ever the optimist, I think our opportunities will come. We just need to be patient.

Fair, and it’s 100% frustration from my end.

But after Matterson (and letting go of Esan) we really needed a win, and so far it’s been disappointing. Luciano is a good signing don’t get me wrong, but we lack a game breaker and I was hoping we’d get one this off-season.

Still plenty of time to go.

My Biggest Frustration is the fact we released Matterson & Marsters without getting anything back or having replacements in place. I think if we played hardball we would of got something or held off until we had replacements but also understand why we did this.
I think we will regret the Marsters one as he was injured last year and him been fully fit will be back to his best…

We did not get nothing. We received full value of his contract plus 3-4 months of this yers salary which the club would be up for while negotiating a suitable release deal.
So on my maths that’s around +$500k.
Hardly nothing.

Not much use when it is sitting there unspent, historically there is not much movement on squads at this time of year!

I agree, with everyone now back after the new year squads are being finalised. Hard to imagine any more major moves we’re now in Jan. Bit of a shame, after freeing up all that cash I was getting excited for 2020. Looks like we’ll be also rans yet again.

Also disappointed we didn’t land the biggest fish, though reckon there is still a fluid market in play at the moment and we are a player in it.

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@stevied said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@formerguest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@stevied said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

And can someone tell me, WITH AUTHORITY, that they are balancing the books if they keep all these backs while adding Latrell to the roster?

Burgess money is my authority, as the only other change is the extension of Walker, which may or may not have included an upgrade for this year.

It seems they have gotten Mitchell whilst they can and will have to create some space to bolster their pack, with Arrow also looking like staying put until next year.

So it’s all legit except for potential brown paper bags for Latrell?

Yeah, well, I expect that we all think there is some sort of external stimulus attached to the deal. Still, I am not despondent, remaining upbeat about our club improving their ranks in the backs prior to kickoff and then before June 30 if necessary.

Something will have to give at the bunnies, as they need to bolster their pack and have riches in the backs. Little doubt that there will be reasonable choice at some point as they and other clubs look at their options, whilst WT have cash and at least 2 available spots. This sets us apart from most, if not all other clubs as WT don’t need to move any players on, though the chooks now have at least the Mitchell void to fill.