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@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@jirskyr said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tony-soprano said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@WeststigsRdaBest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@WeststigsRdaBest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Elderslie_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Telegraph reporting that the following players were farewelled last night
1 Chris LAWRENCE
2 BENJI
3 Elijah TAYLOR
4 Matt EISENHUTH
5 Dylan SMITH
6 Robert JENNINGS
7 Oliver CLARK
8 Chris MCQUEEN
9 Harry GRANT

WHOSE COMING
1 TAMOU
2 STEFANO
3 MOMO ???
4 JAC ???
5
6
7
8
9
Looking at the presentation to Benji & Chris last night it looked like all the squad was there a lot of young and unfamiliar faces amongst them photos were taken and should appear on the WT’S website

I know we have a few development said guys coming into the 30…kei and Bradley not sure who else tho

Kei isn’t confirmed yet. Bradley, Cini, Madden and Simpkin are all listed to be in our top 30 next season

We’re also reported to be losing Garner so could open up another spot

Damn having both Cini and Bradley in our 30 doesn’t sound great

Absolute joke Cini and Bradley anywhere need the 30

Pretty sure it’s in their contract, to go to Top 30 when development is over.

Its an aspect of the development contracts I really don’t like, it means you have to drop players from your squad every year to allow the players on development contracts to move up.

I agree but it also means clubs are less likely to churn through juniors if they have to make more commitment, give it a properly thought-out plan.

I.e. if you take on a development you’ll want to be fairly sure about it.

And then if it works out for both player and club, I assume it’s very valuable to have invested 2-4 years in a development player, in your system, even if they weren’t originally a junior.

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@tony-soprano said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@WeststigsRdaBest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@WeststigsRdaBest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Elderslie_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Telegraph reporting that the following players were farewelled last night
1 Chris LAWRENCE
2 BENJI
3 Elijah TAYLOR
4 Matt EISENHUTH
5 Dylan SMITH
6 Robert JENNINGS
7 Oliver CLARK
8 Chris MCQUEEN
9 Harry GRANT

WHOSE COMING
1 TAMOU
2 STEFANO
3 MOMO ???
4 JAC ???
5
6
7
8
9
Looking at the presentation to Benji & Chris last night it looked like all the squad was there a lot of young and unfamiliar faces amongst them photos were taken and should appear on the WT’S website

I know we have a few development said guys coming into the 30…kei and Bradley not sure who else tho

Kei isn’t confirmed yet. Bradley, Cini, Madden and Simpkin are all listed to be in our top 30 next season

We’re also reported to be losing Garner so could open up another spot

Damn having both Cini and Bradley in our 30 doesn’t sound great

Absolute joke Cini and Bradley anywhere need the 30

Pretty sure it’s in their contract, to go to Top 30 when development is over.

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I like the bit where they use Adam Blair as an example of how WT culture wasn’t good enough. The bloke might have trained the house down but he was substandard for his contract with us, and never did any better anywhere else.

Turns out he had a much simpler job at Storm - run off Cronk, support Inglis, wave to Billy Slater and do what Cameron Smith told him.

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Interesting to me how blokes like Mikaele and Twal are locked in for next year, however guys like ET and Huth are on the outer.

Huth and ET turned the match last night when they came on the field, and I can only respect blokes who dig in all efforts all game. Huthy for example, second week in a row 1-1 strip to give us a chance to turn the match.

I respect ET for being a machine and not slowing down even when his head has been split. If he was 10 kg heavier he’d be a walk-up starter every match.

Best of luck bro

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@innsaneink said in WT v Eels Foxsports stats:

@Russell said in WT v Eels Foxsports stats:

@Kazoo-Kid said in WT v Eels Foxsports stats:

We are the first team in NRL history to concede 26+ points in 10 consecutive weeks.

Big deal.

Its a very big problem… But you apologists keep sweeping it under the carpet

I think it’s fair to say the defence became a real problem at the back end of the year.

Whether or not it’s 9 games or 10 games in a row with bad defence, that’s probably the part that has people indifferent.

Any match over 20 points you are more likely to lose, so 26 isn’t even a benchmark.

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@voice_of_reason said in A Rugby League record to the WT:

It’s a meaningless (although undesirable) stat given how the game has changed this year.

The new rules heavily favour the team in possession and momentum snowballs resulting in higher scores. I’d suggest a high percentage of games this years have seen >40 points scored. Just this week there’s been 48, 42, 68, 42, 66 and 52 points.

9 defensive efforts in a row of 26 points is not great, but it turns out that 10 in a row is unacceptable!

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@the_third said in Scouting...:

is it still this guy?

https://weststigersforum.com/topic/26991/david-warwick-wests-tigers-recruitment-manager

Also it was mentioned somewhere that we now use a ranking system (program0 to identify talent and recruit from that. not sure where I read that though, bit reminded me of Moneyball and what Des used to work out Tolman was the best prop in the world

I think it’s Ronald (Warren) McDonnell again? He’s come back as recruitment manager since he left Doggies.

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@cochise said in Joseph Leilua joins Wests Tigers:

@jirskyr said in Joseph Leilua joins Wests Tigers:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Joseph Leilua joins Wests Tigers:

Living away from home for employment for significant periods does wonders for anyone with predispositions to mental illness, or even those who don’t.

Seclusion, coping mechanisms in substance abuse, working and living with the same people (some of which you can’t stand,) 24/7, erosion and loss of relationships/friendships.

Just because they get paid well, doesn’t render them immune from these problems.

Agreed and also, most people aren’t watched by several hundred thousand people when they go about their job. So for other workers who might live away from home from periods, yeah it’s tough, but then you add the constant scrutiny of being a professional footballer, it’s an added level of stress.

And especially this year with them having virtually no contact with the outside world. They are still in a lockdown, so they spend all their time at training, the games or at home. That is no way to live.

Did you read the Brett Morris comments today, he said he’s dying to get out of the bubble and rejoin the real world. His comments were in relation to Origin 2020 being after the GF.

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@gallagher said in Tigers should be heavyweights:

Rick Waydes real name is Frederick? Well I’ll be buggered.
I’m more worried as ever knowing that Wests board run the show and the CEO position is a nothing role.
Things aren’t going to get better folks.

Doesn’t it kind of cruel your arguments against Pascoe if you don’t even know for sure what his role is? I asked you previously to give some details about what he’s done wrong or poorly, you didn’t respond.

I’m not for or against Pascoe specifically, I just don’t understand folks who go around criticising people and calling for them to be sacked when they don’t even know what their job responsibilities are.

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Unfortunately, also, a large number of teams have fallen away since mid-season. I think COVID has made it hard for many rosters to stay consistently competitive every week.

Let’s all be honest, apart from Storm, Roosters and Penrith, no other side is remotely close to their better form. Raiders are probably 4th. Parramatta have been on the slide for months. Knights, Rabbits and Sharks just doing enough to stay in the 8, but not within a mile of the Top 3.