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Centre this year, then 5/8th next year when benji retires.

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@TigersBusDriver said in Wests Tigers re-sign Luke Garner:

@Nelson Yeah I remember Geo posting a couple of days ago that Garner and Twal were to be re-signed and Tetevano announced…

Hopefully it’s just that the two deserve separate announcements

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I think a lot of this is orchestrated and he’s already signed somewhere. Most likely us.

The roosters public pulling of the deal echoed when we did it to Ted and woodsy, knowing that the guys had signed elsewhere.

Maybe we’re playing the game, to save roosters some face, with the agreement that the roosters will release him this year.

It certainly would be a WTF signing… And explains some of the relaxed comments from people in the know around here.

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@WeHaveCheeKam said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

@weststigers said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

Weren’t we paying him $425k this year?

All this drama for an extra $75k a year? The guy is a muppet…

I think its pretty clear its not just money. He wants to play for a strong club that will play finals, a club that can create more opportunities for him in attack etc.

Unfortunately, playing around those blokes at Parra would be far more enjoyable than us. Same story for Moses and Teddy.

But he is still a ****head.

The guy signed with us in the first place so not so sure about the finals thing. That’s just spin to get away from the money side of it.

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Come on forum, let’s get on board. It’s embarrassing that our players are going to turn up to the hospital with only $1k worth of Xmas presents. Only 50% of the target reached.

Let’s show that these things matter to us as a club and our culture. Please.

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@Elderslie_Tiger said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

@hammertime said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

@Elderslie_Tiger said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

@hammertime

With this Consumption Tax V’Landys has mentioned don’t be surprised if a couple of Bankwest type Stadiums are built in different parts of Sydney and with the new A League franchise starting up anything could happen

I really can’t see the government having the political capital to do so. Their existing spend was slammed, let alone spending more. It will be refurbs rather than bankwests if anything and Brookvale will probably be first cab off the rank.

Leichhardt was included in that mix also. So we wouldn’t be able to turn our back on that if the govt pumped more money in.

Reading between the lines with V’Landys background in racing I think this Consumption Tax has been there but no one from NRL new what to do about it he keeps saying buckets of cash he wouldn’t be saying it if it wasn’t true thats how the improvements were made to race tracks because he got the Consumption Tax up and running so that the betting Agency paid a tax to use the race fields to bet on it produces millions for Racing NSW

I saw it too mate. it’s a tougher argument for the nrl as our revenue from gambling is indirect, most of our is tv rights. That’s not the same for racing.

If he can, then fantastic. But the expected revenue of $100 mil over all sports is dwarfed by what they’ve just spent on ANZ, SFS and WSS alone.

If there is a WSS style stadium built in cambo, sure we would have to look at it seriously. But we cant be making decisions on what ifs.

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@Elderslie_Tiger said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

@hammertime

With this Consumption Tax V’Landys has mentioned don’t be surprised if a couple of Bankwest type Stadiums are built in different parts of Sydney and with the new A League franchise starting up anything could happen

I really can’t see the government having the political capital to do so. Their existing spend was slammed, let alone spending more. It will be refurbs rather than bankwests if anything and Brookvale will probably be first cab off the rank.

Leichhardt was included in that mix also. So we wouldn’t be able to turn our back on that if the govt pumped more money in.

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@Elderslie_Tiger said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

@hammertime said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

@MAGPIES1963 said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

EXCELLENT post @Elderslie_Tiger: I agree 100% with everything you said.

Martin Luther King said [and it’s recorded for posterity] in one of his famous and historic speeches…“I have a dream”…" that I will one day soon enter the Promised Land"…then the buggers [and this is not widely known to many other than me] deleted the most important wording in that speech…‘and the Promised Land is Campbelltown Sports Stadium’.

As we know he was assassinated soon after…he had prophesied his own death.
So…if he can see into the future re his own death, why wouldn’t he also be right about C.S.S.

Campbelltown and the surrounding areas will “before too long” be the centre of the N.R.L. universe. In fact, there will be such a population explosion in the area “before too long” [there’s those words outa dat song again] a second team will be needed and that team may well be the Wests Magpies. So the Wests Tigers will have to move quickly to strengthen the area so the Wests Magpies don’t get in before US.

As @Elderslie_Tiger said, the Campbelltown area IS OUR FUTURE!!! :

This is my opinion, and I believe I am entitled to state it.
In the long run…it may never happen as the powers that be certainly know much more than I.

For all those that are bitterly opposed to my post, go ahead and let me know…get it of your chest and you will feel better that you have.

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Just would like to see facts. The “population explosion” so far hasn’t resulted in bigger crowds when we play there. You’re also missing 1 major factor, Corporate sponsorship and facilities who somewhat subsidise the GA tickets.

Theres nothing stopping the cambo crowd from traveling up the road to anz. The tigers spend tonnes of time at schools and events in the area.

I think a junior academy with some COE like facilities is the best thing for cambo.

Liverpool welcomes Japanese multinationals Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller was thrilled to see two of Japan’s biggest multinational companies sign investment agreements to set up operations at Western Sydney Aerotropolis

These are the first two corporates to sign up for Western Sydney Airport AKA AEROTROPLIS this will be the first of many its a long term project 10 years but could set WTS up for ever it shouldn’t matter where we play out of we are Wests Tigers support and should be looking to secure our long term future I’m sure if we played at the South Pole we would follow the club

Sorry, I should have elaborated a bit on my post. So you need a combo of corporate precence and facilities. Maybe these two companies take 2 of the 6 boxes (or how ever many) at cambo, but it’s extremely limiting.

The reason why ANZ works is that there are many different sports with many boxes where corporates can feel comfortable that there will be an event nearly every weekend that they can entertain clients at with good comfortable facilites. If you’re trying to land a contract, dragging them to cambo ain’t going to work. Same as Leichhardt.

It’s a disappointing truth, but we need to look at these commercial aspects first and foremost. It’s where most of the revenue comes from.

Maybe if the govt commits to a major stadium in cambo, that might change, but I can’t see that in the near future.

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@MAGPIES1963 said in Home Ground situation needs to change:

EXCELLENT post @Elderslie_Tiger: I agree 100% with everything you said.

Martin Luther King said [and it’s recorded for posterity] in one of his famous and historic speeches…“I have a dream”…" that I will one day soon enter the Promised Land"…then the buggers [and this is not widely known to many other than me] deleted the most important wording in that speech…‘and the Promised Land is Campbelltown Sports Stadium’.

As we know he was assassinated soon after…he had prophesied his own death.
So…if he can see into the future re his own death, why wouldn’t he also be right about C.S.S.

Campbelltown and the surrounding areas will “before too long” be the centre of the N.R.L. universe. In fact, there will be such a population explosion in the area “before too long” [there’s those words outa dat song again] a second team will be needed and that team may well be the Wests Magpies. So the Wests Tigers will have to move quickly to strengthen the area so the Wests Magpies don’t get in before US.

As @Elderslie_Tiger said, the Campbelltown area IS OUR FUTURE!!! :

This is my opinion, and I believe I am entitled to state it.
In the long run…it may never happen as the powers that be certainly know much more than I.

For all those that are bitterly opposed to my post, go ahead and let me know…get it of your chest and you will feel better that you have.

🐯 🎄 🎅 🐅 🍒 🐯 🎄 ☃ 🐅 🤶 🎊 🐯

Just would like to see facts. The “population explosion” so far hasn’t resulted in bigger crowds when we play there. You’re also missing 1 major factor, Corporate sponsorship and facilities who somewhat subsidise the GA tickets.

Theres nothing stopping the cambo crowd from traveling up the road to anz. The tigers spend tonnes of time at schools and events in the area.

I think a junior academy with some COE like facilities is the best thing for cambo.

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@gallagher said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

@hammertime said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

@gallagher said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

@Tiger_Steve said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

@gallagher said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

@watersider said in Confirmed: Matterson released from Wests Tigers.:

The big shock for me is Matuilino was on 800k. 800k??? Are we serious? Wasn’t a terrible player for us but that is absolutely crazy money for a serviceable, replaceable prop who had knee problems. What the hell is this front office doing? I don’t care if it was Cleary’s decision, no one should allow that to be approved. Along with the big money signing of Reynolds, Packer and to a lesser extent Mbye, I don’t have any faith in who we sign next or the contracts we’re willing to dish out. This is administrative incompetence beyond any period in wests tigers history.

Agreed, but I have faith that Maguire wont offer crazy money contracts to average players. He will take bad managment out of the equation.

I can’t be too critical back then. We were rebounding from some pretty average situations. I think we paid what we had to pay to get experienced players to the club. We were on the nose I’d reckon. Don’t believe that should be the case now

Panic buying. Either a better/more experineced coach or CEO would have been patient. I agree we’re in a much better position now.

I don’t agree with that. There were only a certain number of people on the market and we had a lot of spots to fill.

It’s just the length and size of the contracts though. I liked most the signings but contracts like Mats on $800k?

Fair call. I do remember an interview with them that packer and matts still hesitated though. Might have been needed. We weren’t looking good with all the exits.