2021 - Tigers go on a 5 win streak mid year, with us ending up at 3rd overall heading into finals, hopefully a Leichhardt Oval home game so I can finally make the trip from the NT to the wonder of the world for my first time.
LETS GO TIGERS!
From Jack Blyth , zero tackle…
Cant wait till he’s proven wrong…
McInnes’ decision to join the Sharks is the latest blow to the Tigers’ often criticised recruitment and retention program.
The Tigers were desperate to fill the void left by the departure of Harry Grant at hooker when the right player became available and McInnes certainly fit the bill.
The club has missed out on signing stars like Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr in recent years and let stars James Tedesco, Aaron Woods, Mitchell Moses and Ryan Papenhuyzen join other clubs.
The Tigers have been accused of being doormats for the rest of the competition with players both unwilling to join the club and unwilling to stay there.
The club currently has Jacob Liddle, who has had a history of long-term injuries and Billy Walters, who is returning form a knee injury as their hooker options.
Tigers and New Zealand coach Michael Maguire is keen to lure Brandon Smith from the Storm, but he is one of the most sought after signatures in the game, so it will be difficult for the club to land him.
With Moses Mbye stepping down from the captaincy McInnes would have solved the No.9 and leadership holes at the club, but now it is back to the drawing board.
The Tigers have now missed out on three hooker targets in Harry Grant, Blayke Brailey and McInnes, but they may have another crack at Brailey now that his future at Cronulla is uncertain.
Hahahaha this makes me laugh… pathetic media bashing us
There’s a lot of optimism on this forum this preseason but I don’t really see it. I like what Madge is doing in well priced athletic young players everywhere but we’d have one of the worst rosters in the league. Not bad players, most would make NRL squads, but no elite talent anywhere. Madge has cleaned the squad out a fair bit and I expect more short term pain for all that. I hope the new players work out and doueihi and mbye moving positions again, but there’s really nothing yet to suggest we’re competitive this year. I think next year is when I expect us to compete. This year anything above 12th would be a pretty good job by Madge. Again, I think we’re doing the right things it is just going to take more time overcoming cleary’s squad so I’m hoping the right players show promise this year and we’re finally able to recruit quality players with money to spend to start lifting this team. For your own wellbeing, I’d encourage you just to look at the other NRL teams and think objectively about how many of our players would add much to other teams. I only really think brooks, twal, nofo, tamou, Luciano would attract much interest from other clubs. Maybe I’m forgetting 1 or 2 but most teams have better lineups.
Although I agree with this post … “worst roster” should not be part of the narrative.
In my assessment We are still a mid table side which will struggle because our spine is not settled, no established goal kicker and we are lacking in back row/ lock quality & experienced player.
There are more questions than answers about this side and that is not a good look.
But saying that I have hopes and am looking for improvement on last years efforts and that eventuates than we are just couple of good players away from the finals.
Idk about worst roster, but the spine is bottom 3.
Just off the top of my head, I’d take our spine over Dragons, Broncos, Bulldogs, and probably Titans and cowboys.
Titans …yeah right …lol
I’d only take Brimson from their spine
And Fogarty …glasses everyone …remove your WT’s glasses before you comment on the Forum please
27 year old journeyman who only made his debut last year? I just genuinely think we have better
Well he outplayed Brooks in 2020 …based on that form …we have a winner
A lot of halves played better than Brooks in 2020. But at the same time his ability was restricted ( in my view )
He has a lot more ability than what he showed in 2020 and you’re kidding if you think otherwise
And Fogarty will just get much better with that forward pack in front of him
Go and support the Titans then, you’ll see Brooks run laps around Fogarty.
I think this week the FG side should wear a Magpies jumper like the reserves do and if the team is struggling then a Cattledog call needs to resonant around the ground.
I’m a Balmain supporter and I agree somewhat on this, something significant needs to be done, more than a black armband.
Although I believe that they should play their best game just for Tommy, let’s see a cricket score!
If we lose Tommy will be haunting them
I dont care how many on here are prepared to bag me out bigtime,but I have always learnt that in my playing days “experience will lead the way”…Mbye,Tamou,Brooks, JTJ and BJ will help hone the skills of the young group in the squad,and will all go above and beyond to help this team and Madge make the finals this year…Madge has had a lot to do with the JET in previous coaching contract and I can see him really finding his form that made him an origin sensation…
For all the ones on here that want to criticise players,there are excuses for most of our highly played players such as Packer,Mbye,JR when he was here …injuries and personal problems affect all of us.these guys are no exception,if Mbye and JTJ are fully fit we will see why they could command the big dollars they were paid…put all the crap aside,get behind what Madge is trying to do and most of all have faith in our team…we will make the finals this year,I do have faith…
You might have faith …money where you mouth is speaks heavily
Where do you want me to put the money…tab odds of making the 8 or further…?? I will be glad to back the team to make the finals this year…cheers mate…
I’m with you, I don’t normally bet, but I am having a dabble for top 8 this year?
Not sure if we’re able to post this here but I’ve already made my top 8 bet!
Madge first coach sacked
Was saying it all last year, and from the garbage dished up today, this year will be no different
Maguire is a dud, biggest myth in the game
Sack the players not the coach