It deserves a thread. Our boys stood up fought fire with fire and even with some super dumb plays the grit shown is what i have been looking for.
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Everybody take a breath and look at what we are for what we are!
We are a team crippled by terrible contracts.
We are team with minimal speed.
We are a team without a consistent spine.
We are team with minimal talent.
We are a team with alot of youth and some inconsistent experienced players.
We are a team with minimal impact players.
We are a team that lacks consistency.
While it hurts we DO NOT have the team to compete every week.
What we do have is a coach trying to install hard work grit and determination. And we are seeing that in quite a few players.
What we have is a super positive recruitment process which is unearthing alot of talent.
what we have is positive for and against which is something I can’t remember having for a long time.
What we have seen is some of the best performances a tigers team has shown in the last ten years in terms of grit, defence and determination.
Lets all be honest we are the average toiler at the moment and we are fighting for consistency.
Lets keep things i perspective we are fighting for an 8th spot but more importantly we are trying to build and identity let it happen there will be speed bumps.
RE: Maguire Signs Until End of 2023
For me this is excellent news. For the first time in a long time I can see a future.
- Firstly he is recruiting youth and tonnes of it. We really as a club fell off a cliff after we lost the ‘Big 4’ and really struggled to introduce, value or maintain our junior pathways. Madge is investing heavily in these pathways and is rebuilding the brand holistically.
- We are aiming for big fish and even though we haven’t landed anyway we are in there swinging. While we didn’t land LM and we may not land AC we are in the running which is something we had failed to do for a fair while. Superstar talent at an appropriate age.
- Removing the soft underbelly. While many think madges hard-nosed approach turns players off I would ask are they the players you want. For me im sick of being bullied in the middle, I’m sick of being all flare and zero substance. I agree last season was a failure but I also think there were some signs early that we were heading in the right direction we just couldnt maintain it. We will better this year for it.
- As many have mentioned i just want a period of stability. MAdge is locked in, and you know he will work hard, Hartigan and that storm lad are here, The COE is coming soon a lot of positives. Hopefully, we can turn it around on the field.
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
The last few pages have pretty much done me in this forum. I literally know what he did. I literally saw what it did to a family. I watched how long it took an amazing young woman to put her life back together. I know about the amount of physical attacks. I know that above that there was the isolation from family and friends, the emotional disintegration of self confidence and belief. I know about then years of abuse. This 4 times bullshit is a joke he is a predator. He agreed to quit rugby league as it was his lawyers way of getting him further out of the spotlight and out of a jail term yet here he is.
I just pray that those that think he has done his time etc dont have female children.
Anyway on that note im done here
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
jesus can we not be so biased. Thommo is nowhere near the skill set of paps. Paps is younger faster and has room to grow. Thommo has played for years and should be the best he can be. Is he good yeah he is ok. Is he a game-breaker… no. does he make mistakes he shouldn’t … yes, is he all heart… of course.
But please if you think ct is better the pap your having a laugh
RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
This chat is next level funny. We have constantly complained about over paying players. The forum has lost it more times then I can remember. Now we want to pay 500k this year, 600k next year for a dude that cant crack south’s backline. Next level funny. For every one saying other teams will get ad, where are they they are free to negotiate as we are. Thats right nobody’s biting on that kind of contract for someone so unproven.
Added to that u pay a mil for mitchel because he has done it all and proved himself on the biggest stages, ad for half his price hasnt cemented a first grade spot.
Now I like ad think his handy but im not paying him the same amount for him when i can get a.proven wrecker in by.
RE: Never been so proud
Momirovski on our right instead of BJ would have made a difference. We need to get rid of the non thinkers and the borderliners.
cant disagree more Joey is what we have needed for a decade. I dont condone what he did but the passion and aggression mean we arent walk overs anymore.
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RE: Hastings signed for 22/23 *Official.
I really don’t get the negativity as we say when we best and understrength team you can only play whats in front if you.
We really won’t know how he goes until he gets in the grind but I for one am hopeful. He seems to have time and quite often that’s not something you can teach.
RE: What could have been done
I think there were a few issues today. Firstly the constant reshuffle, you can see we struggle to adapt to change.
Adding the mauler will make a difference imo. Let’s jtj to move back to centre. Tommy t needs to go back reserves and work on consistency.
I feel like seyfarth may deserve a starting spot I just can’t decide who for.
6 is a big issue, Walters looked a few yards behind the pace. Mbye has been a good link man but we need another kicker playmaker.
Again a big issue is our centres not getting early ball. The last two weeks douhei has not got a ball early and he is good enough to do.work when he gets it
And the most controversial choice is liddle. I don’t think he can play 80mins. Every game he makes and absolutely inexcusable mistake. I think he has played ok of late and less time.could maybe help with mistakes. If not off to reggies like to.my to work on consistency.
I’m a Jimmy fan but I doubt he is a starter by years end. I love his energy and leadership and think its needed but our young bulls need more time.
We probably lose against souths and if we lose any more after that personally I think we blood the young lads and see a What we have
RE: NSW Cup Team List: Round 13
i hope BJ goes well in the forwards. I think he has probably realised he has lost some lateral movement and is a bit of a liability in the one on one situations created in the centres. If he can develop an engine he sure runs hard enough and can be damaging enough in the back row.