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@ElleryHanley said in Josh Reynolds:

@weststigers said in Josh Reynolds:

@coivtny said in Josh Reynolds:

It will be interesting to see how long before WT put a statement up on the website. It usually takes a little time to wordsmith it, pass it by legal and then pass it by the NRL but if it takes too long it’s not a good look. Will also be interesting to see whether he’s stood down.

Why would he be stood down? He swore at someone…Fox catches players swearing in the games all the time.

Swearing in your own home is not a sackable offence.

This woke revolution is getting out of hand.

That is intimidation, she is clearly scared and he threatens to ‘flip’. That is domestic violence.

Yeah if your thinking straight the simple response is you tell the person they are trespassing and you will call the police

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I suppose you have to question why someone winds someone up and then videos it …

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@Geo said in Kayo:

@Demps said in Kayo:

@Geo said in Kayo:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Kayo:

@Demps said in Kayo:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Kayo:

@hobbo1 said in Kayo:

@cochise said in Kayo:

@Demps said in Kayo:

Foxtel or Kayo?
Same thing right?

Kayo is Foxtel’s sport streaming service!

Sports only ?

If it’s all you have Fox for, it’s definitely worth it.

Id rather foxtel than kayo.
Like to just watch stuff on TV.

And can use foxtel Go to watch stuff when I’m at work or stuck at social stuff.

Yeah fair enough. I had a ridiculous Foxtel package where the only channels that were watched were the sports channels and my little fella would watch Disney Junior. We got Stan and Kayo for $36 a month to accommodate those and got rid of the $110+ Foxtel subcription.

Ring up and threaten to leave every year you get Fox IQ4 with everything for $48 a month…

Ive heard from some people this works however others say its a myth.

Can u confirm the truth?

Worked for me…but I did move house…and told them to jam it…the most annoying thing with FOX is they have specials all the time for new customers but seem to ignore their existing long term customers…

The father-in law just did it as well and went from over $100+ to $58 a month so it can be done…

We have everything bar the internet deal with Fox for $99 …from memory it is usually $140 + …if you are prepared to negotiate you can get better deals

Actually you should doing it for everything …Insurance in particular …we usually manage to knock off about $200 off what they quote us

Mightn’t be heaps but better in your pocket than theirs …

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Shouldn’t this have it’s own thread

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@cktiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Adam Douehi is worth no more than 400k, BJ 450k. You could justify 50k more at a stretch.
Not a chance you take either on back ended inflated contracts.If we are talking 600k + walk away now.

I like both but the club has to be sensible and not get desperate. It’s how we ended up with Reynolds, Mbye, Packer on big money.

450k for BJ? Lol. I mean yeah if you could. But you can’t. His metric value is closer to 700k. So yeah 450k won’t happen BUT how good is blind impressions of ones worth

Raiders signed Curtis Scott on a 4 year deal at 400k p.a. He’s 22 and a better centre ask Ricky.

IMO Curtis Scott is not a better centre than BJ and there is no evidence that Ricky thinks he is better. Clearly Ricky thinks he is better value but that is an entirely different thing including his age and salary cap space over time. Also I doubt Scott is on $400K

I think Scott is more consistent than Leilua

Scott may not have the highs of Leilua , but he doesn’t have the shockers that Leilua has either

Scott only managed 9 games last year and still had 2 years to run on his Storm contract.
If he was so wonderful I can’t imagine Bellamy letting him go (even considering the salary cap)
Nowhere have I seen it reported he is on only $400k per year on his 4 year contract with the Raiders.
Might end up being trouble for them.

They had to fit Cam Smith in somehow for 2020 , remember he only signed very late last season

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@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Adam Douehi is worth no more than 400k, BJ 450k. You could justify 50k more at a stretch.
Not a chance you take either on back ended inflated contracts.If we are talking 600k + walk away now.

I like both but the club has to be sensible and not get desperate. It’s how we ended up with Reynolds, Mbye, Packer on big money.

450k for BJ? Lol. I mean yeah if you could. But you can’t. His metric value is closer to 700k. So yeah 450k won’t happen BUT how good is blind impressions of ones worth

Raiders signed Curtis Scott on a 4 year deal at 400k p.a. He’s 22 and a better centre ask Ricky.

IMO Curtis Scott is not a better centre than BJ and there is no evidence that Ricky thinks he is better. Clearly Ricky thinks he is better value but that is an entirely different thing including his age and salary cap space over time. Also I doubt Scott is on $400K

I think Scott is more consistent than Leilua

Scott may not have the highs of Leilua , but he doesn’t have the shockers that Leilua has either

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@Lauren said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger I see the appeal with him, think he has some great attributes - size and organisation skills - and agree that he could definitely help us make the 8(if fully fit all year), but (for WT) to front the whole $600K this just undoes the whole message Madge has reinforced.
This would only tell me that we bow down for anyone.

I know we have problems attracting established players but I believe having a coach like Madge - and his vision - is what can essentially turn things around for a long suffering club like ours.

Can the club stand by and let us miss the 8 again

I don’t think we can …we lose any of the little respect NRL players have with another failure

Just my two bobs worth

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@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If we are 6/2 after our first 8 games, would that validate our recruitment drive?

@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If we are 6/2 after our first 8 games, would that validate our recruitment drive?

Yes and if you you truly believe that back it .

You will get great odds

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Couldn’t find tits in a strip joint

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@Lauren said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Might be in the minority here, but to pay AD $600K with such limited game time, I’d honestly prefer a young Bubba Kennedy type of player - for half that price. I like him as a player and thought he went good for Lebanon in the World Cup plus thought he made a difference for South’s in the finals last year, but with his injury history…and especially coming to a club with such highly noted poor facilities. It’s just too much of a risk at that price.
No offence but the club would be stupid to pay all of that. IDC where he’d fall in the NRL FB values/prices order.

No issues with BJ. Have a little concern about what it does for Tommy Talau, but also reckon he’ll be great for the young fella to learn from. Agree with others that speed is still an issue, so hope we see the best out of RJ - as I think it’s embarrassing (for the club) that Brooks was our only speedster last year.

I think our other main issue is our 9.
One positive…for me anyways, is how good is our forward pack starting to look?!

The more and more I think about it Lauren , if we want results in 2020 we may need to take a punt

I just don’t think this squad has a Top 8 performance in them

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Has anyone bothered to find out if Papenhuyzen is happy at the Storm?

No I don’t have his phone number unfortunately.

That post should be in the bad Dad’s jokes lol

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@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Celticguy97 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

It was been reported both in the mainstream media as well as from the south Sydney side of things and the tigers side that wests are AD’s preferred option. This is due to a number of reason but mostly because we can offer him the 6 role long term but if he plays well for us in 2020 then he also has first crack at fullback. Not to mention he already has a working relationship with Madge. 100 K is a lot of money that I don’t think anyone would just simply give up

Explain to me two things.

  1. Point me to a MSM report where Doueihi states that the Tigers are his preferred destination.
  2. Explain to me the “working relationship with Madge?” Has he ever played under him?

Why the change Glenn …

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@Ponyo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Marley Brown oval. QLD reds played a trial
@happy_tiger Izaiai Perese good player

Sorry mate I was in Brisbane visiting family

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@Bones said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Geo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

[Hooper Warning]
https://coupler.foxsports.com.au/api/v1/article/amp/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/tigers/nrl-2020-wests-tigers-moses-mbye-hooker-michael-maguire-signings-transfers/news-story/bae09fa8ea8684d3855c588a2afa689d?__twitter_impression=true
Madge talking about recruitment approach
“We need to be clear about not making the same mistakes this club’s made in the past,” Maguire said.

“We’re in the process of making major changes but we need to be smart about how we make those changes.

“The position our salary cap is in at the moment, we need to get players’ values spot on.

“We want to give players the best opportunity to build something here at Wests Tigers that hasn’t been here at the club for some time.

“We’ve got a great young squad, now we just need to be patient about making the right decisions around who we bring into the club next.

“We won’t be just spending money for the sake of spending it.

“I’d rather take my time and focus on building the club from the ground up. We’ll be diligent about making the right decisions.”

And if we sign Josh Hoffmann , he looks like a total idiot (and yes I left a word out )

What do you have against Canterbury Cup signings. ?

Because it is an attempt to cover over the fact no one worth two bob wants to play NRL here

Play it out whatever way you like …and the comments by Maguire back that up

People seem to think we have had two months to sign players for 2020 …we’ve had since November 2018 and the best we have come up with is Leilua

If people aren’t questioning where the club is at right now …they never will

The bulk of the funds we have available are from the release of Matterson and Masters and the medical retirement of Matulino so no, we have not had since November 2018.

Even if the club had an idea those things were going to happen you can’t spend the money till it’s all offical and signed off so we’ve had since October 2019 at best.

What …we can’t unload deadwood like other clubs do …

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@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Problem is Brooks needs good service from dummy half to be creative and to give him time and you need an option at fullback to then to try and stop defences camping off whatever Brooks might be looking at creating and his ball runners

We honestly shouldn’t even be taking a 2nd look at Leilua until we fix at least one of those two issues

There’s no top hookers available. Peats or Mahoney the best available. No real upgrade. Farah going will be a positive.

Depends what Mahoney and Peats are after …not a Peats fan myself but at the right price …I’ve got time for Mahoney …reckon he has an upside