Completely off topic and not Tigers related however more to the point, rubbish sports media related. Almost all recent media surrounding Shaun Johnson had him to the Dogs as a certainty and would be announced any moment. Nek min officially signs with the Warriors on a 2yr deal that not a single person saw coming except for maybe Warriors insiders. Not even my kiwi mates who are absolute die hard Warriors fans saw it coming. Point is journos really know absolutely nothing unless it’s fed to them through internal leaks from clubs or whispers from fans.
Linking this scenario back to the Tigers to avoid it being completely unrelated, why do the heavy hitters at the Tigers feel it’s necessary to openly declare love and interest in any and all signing prospects? How often has declaring open intentions ended with us looking like the class clown with egg on our faces? Why can’t we just zip it and let the process unfold in the shadows like smart clubs seem to do? You rarely if ever hear Melb, Roosters or Riff come out and openly declare their love and intentions to sign anyone.
Tigers hierarchy need to seriously think hard about how they conduct their player negotiations to avoid us looking like bumbling idiots when we fail to get our man. For once I’d love to read that we were the secret smoky to swoop in under the radar and snap up some awesome talent.