@happy_tiger said In Fallen Solders
I think Idiot covers it better lol
If you liked that……you will love this…
Sheens calls for focus
22/07/2009 10:31 AM
Veteran Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens has implored his players to stay in the moment as they look to claw their way into the NRL finals for the first time in four seasons.
The Tigers, who stormed into the top eight from an equally improbable position on the way to premiership glory in 2005, remain an outside chance of a playoff berth on the back of consecutive victories.
They currently occupy 11th spot on the ladder, four points adrift of eighth spot with seven rounds remaining.
And with four of their next five matches against sides currently outside the eight, starting with Canberra on Sunday, the Tigers have a relatively easy run home - but Sheens is not convinced.
“The biggest mistake you make is saying ‘oh yeah they’re behind us they’re not in the top four, therefore that should be two points for us’,” he said.
“In fact those games are the hardest games because most sides at the moment still give themselves a chance (of making the finals) and so they’re desperate.”
“You saw it with Parramatta (on Monday) night, you saw it in Souths and you’re seeing it in us.”
“There’s actually more urgency from those teams than there is from those teams that are comfortably in first, second or third spot.”
Boom English back-rower Gareth Ellis, who has been among the Tigers’ best in his first NRL campaign, says the gravity of the situation is not lost on the players.
“For us now there’s no second chances, we’ve used all those up in the mid part of the year,” he said.
“Every game’s a bit of a grand final for us, we need to win to stay in touch with that seventh and eighth spot.”
“It’s going to be difficult, we know that, but that’s the challenge we’ve set for ourselves.”
Asked to account for the Tigers’ form reversal which has seen them trounce the Rabbitohs and Cowboys to revive their fading campaign, Ellis argued the side wasn’t far off the pace even when they were losing.
“If you look back to the games when we were losing by one point and two points there wasn’t much in it,” he said.
“We weren’t playing particularly bad football and we just weren’t getting the two (competition) points.”
“At the end of the day that’s the tightness of the competition, you can’t afford to slip up at any stage otherwise it comes back to bight you and that’s what’s happened to us. And now we’re really sort of chasing the results now.”
Guys anybody know the address of The Crest ??
The Crest Stadium
Location: Bass Hill
Address: McClean Cres, Bass Hill
Parking: Steve Folkes Reserve (enter via Rex Rd) or at The Handle Bar Tavern (enter via Carysfield Rd)
BANKSTOWN CITY WELCOME BACK UTAI, HICKEY, BARBA & SULLIVAN
by Matthew O’Neill
The Bankstown City Bulls will welcome back Matt Utai, Jarrad Hickey, Ben Barba and Michael Sullivan for Saturday’s NSW Cup clash against Western Suburbs at the Crest Stadium in Bass Hill (kick off 3:00pm).
The Bulls had the bye last weekend and the week before Terry Lamb’s side was severely depleted with injuries, suspensions and State of Origin duties forcing Bulldogs NRL coach Kevin Moore to call up several players from Lamb’s side, which also included Tim Winitana and Charlie Leaeno along with Utai, Hickey, Barba and Sullivan.
Utai was one of the Bulldogs best performers in the victory over the Titans last Friday night, Barba broke the Warriors hearts with the match winning try two weeks ago, Hickey was Man of the Match when the Bulldogs knocked off the Cowboys four weeks ago and Sullivan won the Players Player award in his only NRL appearance this season when he filled in for Michael Ennis.
This weekend Lamb will have 12 players in his squad of 17 that have played at least one NRL match in the last two seasons for the Bulldogs including interchange forward John Kite.
Bankstown City’s last match was two weeks ago where they defeated the Dragons feeder side Shellharbour 34-6 despite Lamb being forced to field a very depleted line up and even using players in his 17 that weren’t wanted by Bulldogs NYC coach Andrew Patmore.
The clash will be played at The Crest Stadium in Bass Hill, which is located next to Steve Folkes Reserve and the Dunc Gray Velodrome and not all that far from Bass Hill Plaza and the Twin Willows Hotel.
Last time the two sides met at Campbelltown Stadium Bankstown City won 72-16 with Danny Williams scoring four tries, Hickey plunging over for a first half hat-trick and Brent Crisp scoring 32 points from two tries and 12 goals from as many attempts.
Western Suburbs are in equal second position on 21 points along with Central Coast Storm with Bankstown City holding top position on 24 points.
Bankstown City Bulls NSW Cup Team v Western Suburbs:
1 Brent Crisp
2 Heka Nanai
3 Tim Winitana
4 Matt Utai
5 Nick Taylor
6 Pee Wee Moke
7 Ben Barba
8 Jarrad Hickey [c]
9 Michael Sullivan
10 Charlie Leaeno
11 Danny Williams
12 Nathan Benny
13 Lee Te Maari
14 John Kite
15 Jake Foster
16 Harlan Alaalatoa
17 Chris Ward
Coach: Terry Lamb
Not a bad State Cup team that one……Fire UP Wests…smash the scumdog millionaires…
Have we actually signed Taumata.
Taumata, who has been sacked by four NRL clubs for a variety of misdemeanours, including assault, > has signed a two-year deal with the Tigers for the 2010 season> .–-Warren McDonnell
Hope that clears it up for you…
Hasnt TNT improved this year!!!
HIs positional play is much better,bombs have improved and now he is starting to link up with other players.
Not forgetting he is nigh on impossible to strop with a head of steam up.
Real crowd fave too……when he gets the ball the crowd rises as one.
He has taken it to another level that’s for sure….
The huge change I’ve noticed is his realisation that he is a beast… when he runs the ball straight and hard…he is a terror machine…