@Thaiger I’d say the good recruitment guys look at training, attitude and game day stats to work out the best potential. Haven’t seen that from the Tigers recruitment guys so far. Probably need some fresh ideas in the recruitment and retention department. At the moment it’s the definition of insanity i.e. doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
@TheDaBoss I hope you’re wrong mate. Not that the Tigers need motivation for this game. The fact Paul Gallen said he’d be embarrassed if they didn’t beat the tigers should highly motive the team. That comment is disrespectful to the opposition. I hope the Tigers belt them like a red headed step son!
@balmain-boy maybe we were watching different games. Most of the flegg forwards are over 6 foot tall and weigh at least 100kgs. Size isn’t an issue. Apart from 12 minutes where they conceded 18 points our boys were on top. Our team looked half asleep possibly because it was 8am AEST. The first Warriors try came from a kick. The second Warriors try was off the back of a 50/50 penalty for holding down on about their 4th tackle. BS penalty imo. Then ordinary goal line defence from us led to a soft try. The third try was caused by bad left edge defence. They were chasing the game from there and their kicking game was really bad throughout and they didn’t look organised. This is because they didn’t have their regular half, goal kicker and organiser plus losing their fb early in the first half didn’t help. They had to reshuffle their backline and only had 3 on the bench for the bulk of the game. So with all that going against them most sides have all the excuses to get belted by the Warriors at home. Yeah they lost the game but they scored the same amount of tries and almost won the game on the last play. These kids have heart and don’t give up. Would love to see the bulk of them developed instead of going to other clubs or on the scrap heap at 20. I believe if the Wests Tigers put some time and energy into this group we could produce a big number of NRL players. The talent is there but is the development and the coaching?
@TheDaBoss devastating loss in the end. The boys showed plenty of heart after a slow start to fight back and nearly pull off a great win. Losing Dillion with a suspected broken hand in the first half didn’t help. Also our regular goal kicker and half was out injured. The Warriors were good early on and our defence especially on the edges was not great in the first half. We’re still a chance for 8th spot. Just need the Raiders to beat the Dragons 87-0!
They had an up and down year but apart from a few games this season, they were in every game. They only needed a few wins in the close games and would have been competing for the top 4. Oh well that’s footy I guess.
Good luck in the future to all our Jersey Flegg boys. Hopefully the tigers hold onto the majority and continue to develop them into NRL players.