Packer and mats signed after woods rejected our offer. Am I mistaken?
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RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
So there’s a rumour that Edrick Lee might get an early release? I wonder if the club would have a look at him. He’s not the perfect winger but we do lack a little depth there, problem is he’s injury prone
Gosh I hope not.
I was in Sydney all day and didn’t have access to the forum but I’m surprised no-one has mentioned the breathtaking hypocrisy of Benny Elias yesterday in attacking Aloiai for his petulance and demanding he honour his contract. I heard him on radio and couldn’t believe the gall of the man given his passionate defence of his nephew when he was tanking on WT a couple of years ago. He real is a special human being.
He did the exact same thing when Matterson did it. He’s got a very selective memory.
Well, some people have selective memories.
Moses had his contract pulled before he asked to go to Parra. He was also told he most probably wouldn’t be in first grade… but was then chosen there.
Pulled after it sat untouched on the table for how many months while they tried to get every last dollar?
RE: Junior Reps 2021
What ever happened to the two unrelated Saukuru (spelling) boys? They were getting big wraps and then all went quiet.
both played Matts and Ball for Wests this year. Solomone was good for a try a week in Matts. Lomi from what I understand was pretty decent this year as well. if Wests were a bit more successful this year we would’ve heard about them a bit more, same story with Kautoga. still very very young and a long way out. I do think Solomone is a future first grader though. will be interesting to see how quickly he progresses through the grades.
Thanks for the update. I am glad people like you bring this kind of information. I didn’t realise these guys were so young.
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
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They are the most insane highlights we’ve seen yet. If this signing does become official, I will officially have wood.
He can definitely motor and looks hard to tackle (of course taking into account the opposition)
With a swerve and step like that it won’t matter if they can tackle; if he is in space it will be all over.
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RE: The most disappointing thing...
The kids in jersey flegg show more potential than the kids Maguire played. We missed a golden opportunity to play 2 or 3 of these jersey flegg kids late in the year , just of the bench for 5 or 10 mins a game. We are putrid at nrl level, we were getting pumped anyway, it would have hopefully inspired these young kids to think to themselves I’m a real chance of nrl next year, and really put some proper pressure on some very underwhelming nrl contracted players. It also helps you keep these talented kids that you want to keep. This is the biggest mistake the club made in my opinion in the second half of the year.
Was this possible with the qld bubble?
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
Comments suggesting it doesn’t matter as they’re only reserve graders are missing the point. These players were identified by us and we made them offers. They turned us down. There is no point having a youth strategy if we’re unable to sign them.
The vast majority of NRL players will resign with their current clubs. This is not an issue unique to Wests Tigers. Do you think the Wests Tigers were the only club that identified either of these guys?
They are not the only two players we’ve gone after. We’ve gone after many other players that have signed with rival clubs.
So what? We are a club that isn’t very attractive because we have spent so much time near the bottom. That won’t change overnight.
You conveniently ignore all the junior talent we have signed because we missed out on 2.
We’ve missed out on a lot more than two unless of course we didn’t really make them an offer at all -
Ah so now you’re changing the argument to make the list longer, sorry I didn’t realise players in their mid 20,s were classed as junior talent.
Not changing the argument at all. Egan and HSS were no doubt being recruited for our NRL side, not to sit in KOE. These are players we were linked to and have signed zero. Our miss rate is shocking.
Do you believe bringing Sheens back is an admission a cog is amiss in our recruitment wheel (note I believe Hartigan is doing a fine job)?
Hartigan is also a big piece of the recruitment team, not just Madge.
If our recruitment purportedly sucks, the blame lays with the entire team. You don’t get to pick and choose who to single out.
I think whoever is identifying the talent (I imagine a mix of Hartigan and Madge) is doing a good job. They just can’t close a deal. That’s the issue
Yeah and you will not get an argument from me about that either. We are flush with cash so it’s not about that. It’s either we are refusing to pay overs to attract the talent as it appears we have had a bit of a moneyball approach of late, or they don’t want to be here.
But my reply to Paws was moreso about his willingness to apportion blame toward Madge in it’s entirety and absolve absolutely everyone else in the process. Never anyone else’s fault but Maguire’s.
It’s not an unreasonable expectation the NRL coach is the No 1 cog in recruiting NRL players to a club.
Is it also unreasonable to expect your halfback to be the number 1 cog in your team?
That’s the halfback who is the most marked man in the team because he poses the biggest threat to opposing teams?
You answered a question with a question and still didn’t answer my question. My point is you seem to hold the whole organisation to this amazingly high standard which you then don’t have for the halfback of our team which is the “No 1 cog” in our team.
Brooks is one of our best together with Twal. That you cannot see this is your issue.
Trent Barrett can attract JAC, Burton, TPJ, Vaughan and the Bronco’s lock is now on his acquisition list. It is not an unreasonable expectation Maguire do the same for WTs. Why are you so sensitive about this? Maguire should rightly be held to account for the lack of signings to improve our roster. He is the NRL coach.
I’m happy to hold madge to account and you can see from my multiple posts I have done that. Ten years as our halfback, 3 coaches and still no finals for our number 1 cog. I admire your devotion but it is definitely clouding your judgement. Our best players are all young players that madge recruited ( Stefano, Laurie, douhei, Blore, tuilagi, mumalo)…etc…
So you hold Brooks to account for the collective failings of the club? Your argument is flawed.
That’s my point lol. You want to hold madge to account for the collective failings of the club.
He is the halfback of the team , the main man, the guy who manages the team, the game manager, the number one cog as you like to put it. So of course it’s on him. Name one other club that has persisted with a halfback that hasn’t played finals in ten years?
Our only wins this year have been against undermanned teams and potential wooden spooners. This year has been a disaster and the best argument that can be mustered for Maguire’s retention is fear of who is replacement may be, not that his performance warrants retention.
On the day Maguire signed with the WTs, I was told by a former Souths’ man and posted it on this forum. He had no ill feeling towards Maguire. When I asked about him, his answer was Maguire was not the coach for WTs’ style of football. He was spot on with that comment.
When you are comparing Brooks with other halves, take a look at the quality of players who have left WTs- Tedesco, Moses, Woods, Simona and JAC. Look at the quality of the players who replaced them. Being at the Storm, Chooks, Panthers, Broncos etc the quality of replacement is always available. It isn’t a level playing field. And before you attempt to use that as a defence for Maguire (being a Maguire apologist as you are), signed up well knowing the roster.
What is the right type of coach for the West’s Tigers though? Is it a softie that pandas to the players every whim and pats them on the head when things aren’t going our way to tell them they’re all good guys and it’s not your fault we’re playing like rubbish?
I think your mate perhaps was eluding to the fact that the above description is who the west’s tigers are, or at least who we have been for a large part of our recent history and for that reason Madge isn’t the right fit. And I’d agree if we felt that type of club and that type of view of who we want to be is to remain as it’s been for a while. I think we need to find a hard edge and develop a win at all costs mentality and for that reason we need a coach like Madge and if not him, someone of his mould.
I was informed by a man well qualified to comment. What he meant was the WTs traditionally play an expansive style of attacking football with coaches such as Sheens and Cleary being excellent tacticians, communicators and man managers. In comparison, Maguire is a very limited coach.
Which man? What was his name?
RE: Coronavirus Outbreak
Just wondering is every ones work site or office space is as divided as myn? Half of us believe in vaccines and the others believe it’s all a Bunch of nonsense and that the government are doing a terrible job I’ve got my vaccine booked in next week
Funny view that your colleagues have. Government doing a bad job, yet they won’t step up and do their bit.