I reckon it is bad luck having two players with the same surname who aren’t related at our club
Tbh most of our players seem like bad luck. Every year…
@Lauren Tigers hasn’t made the finals now for eight years? Since 2011, well Balmain made it in 1990, then not again until Wests Tigers did in 2005. I doubt Wests were more successful in the 90s, did they make it that decade? I seem to remember them coming fifth one year in the early 90s?
Anyway, my point is, after the 80s, Balmain, Wests and Wests Tigers have been mostly pretty poor. We had one incredible year (2005), two very good years (2010,2011) but that’s it in the last three decades.
West’s made the top 5 in 1991 and 1992, they made the top 8 in1996.
and Balmain were in the finals 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990.
Put the two together and it is not a bad record.
And if you combine our record with the storm it’s even better. Add in the Broncos and Canberra we dominated the 90’s. Chuck in parra and the dogs we smashed the 80’s.
In short we were separated then why combine balmain and wests when they were separate?
How does this still have legs? I know the irony of me posting about it keeps it going, but honestly why is this a thing? Why do people complain that Johns doesn’t want to work with her? Why does she need to be front and centre for people to be happy about footy commentary? I know who I would rather listen to when it comes to hearing abut football…
Why does Sampson not suffer the same problems that Molan does (despite the rumours with Sampson and Smith)?
Just curious for peoples thoughts…
Because like sand thru the hour glass…these are the days of our lives.
Or neighbours everyone needs good neighbours.
For some reason everyone involved in rl likes to make it a soap.
Most TPAs In the game are not truly at arms length per se, so by the letter of the law are not true TPAs.
The Roosters abuse the liberal-ness of this and get away with it, while other clubs get fined for breaches.
The Roosters brazenness is not even subtle anymore. The Roosters recruit the best players every year. Their roster is already far far superior. An obvious red flag for anyone at NRL.
The running joke of the sombrero is not even funny anymore. The joke is on us.
Obviously this abuse has ruined the competitiveness of NRL - exactly what the salary cap was meant to ensure - and supporters are leaving in droves.
It’s not good for the game.
There is no way that the NRL aren’t acutely aware of this and the Roosters TPA abuses.
Hence, there is only one possible explanation that could explain why; if the power brokers running the game know about it and do nothing, even to the detriment of the game itself.
They must be in on it.
Maybe one day we’ll hear the truth and maybe one day it will all be cleaned up, but until then I just wish we got smarter and it was us exploiting the system and buying the players (and everyone else).
Disagree about the nrl being on in it. They have to be able to prove it. Until someone provides evidence they can do diddle. After the storm, no one will ever be stupid enough to run two sets of books. As long as everyone sticks to handshake deals it’s impossible to prove. If all relevant tax is paid no one will care.
@tigerap Tell that to the staff and players. Ingnorant comment.
We are a professional rl club our money should be spent on pathways to fg. Rmc doesn’t provide fgers. Waste of money. Especially for a club always short of money. Sometimes hard decisions have to be made. Spending money on rmc can be moved to other areas.
Generally where there’s smoke theres fire…grubs mum told me weeks ago the players are filthty about training up till the GF…and Maguires hard nosed attitude…I was constantly hammered on here regarding ivan Cleary…didnt think he was much of a coach…thoughts about Maguire are pretty much the same, yes he won a comp at souths, but gilligan could have coached that team…I then saw him stuff that side
Wow a player runs to his mum and complains about the coach. The mum then complains about the coach to whoever listens. With all this players injuries, he has bleed the club out of 1.5m and this is how he treats the club and fans. Nice of you to tell us what he really seems like. Not really professional from grub…but good of you to mention he is a leak
From our friends at the DT, not a bad run for Cooper Cronk…
Pffft. Hope he complains to the players association about having to train up until the grand final in those 9 years.
9 out of 16. Gee I’d be over the moon if that was for the wests tigers making the 8 let alone the gf