To me the Eels have got a hide not releasing him. Regardless of timeframes, they have taken our best player from 2019 who still had 2 years left on his contract. Now they want to stop this kid coming early to us, at the same time lessening what he can earn this year. Come on Eels - a bit of dignity please!
Please, no knee j**k reactions. Can’t believe people are saying swap Luke Brooks for Josh Addo Carr. Luke Brooks is vital to us going forward. He is a talented half or five eight. I am keen to see how he goes this year behind an ever improving pack. We need Addo Carr, but not at the expense of Brooks.
Did anyone see the interview on Channel Nine? Mitchell said if he had signed with the Tigers, he probably would have regretted it straight away. We have a poor perception with players at the moment, but I feel that the loyalty shown by players who are here at the moment will pay off in the end. The administration should stick to its commitment to be a proud club who only purchase players who genuinely want to be here.
The recruitment Gods are not smiling on us at the moment. Hoping we get JAC, but not holding my breath. Perhaps this is just the chance for some young guys, such as Abbey to take their chance. What a great story it would be if he can overcome his injuries and show how good he is. The highlights I saw, thanks who posted it, are impressive. Remember Tedesco had a heap of injuries for ages and look where he is now.
Who knows?? - again we are due for a bit of luck with all of this.
I think Pascoe is incredibly important to this club going forward. He has worked really hard to get us financially stable, to attract sponsorship dollars and to improve our facilities - ie the Centre of Excellence. As far as recruitment goes, the club was left reeling when 3 players kept everyone guessing for 6 months or so as to whether they were going to re sign - Woods, Tedesco and Moses. Pascoe has responded with the recent Mitchell debacle that the club will not be chasing players that don’t want to be here. If, as suggested, players who have left us are talking the club down, then that harms recruitment of new players. This will change. I really believe in Karma. I can see players who love this club and have knocked back offers from others to stay - ie Thompson, Twal, Garner. Pascoe has given the club stability - now we need to continue to build positive club culture.
The first two ara a prop and second rower which Wests tigers don’t need, the other Jake Trueman is a 20 year old utility who plays half, five eight and hooker and from his highlights appears to be a handy player. I really don’t understand why Wests Tigers who could need a 5/8 , hooker don’t pursue UK players like this.
Looks the goods and is wearing the right colours as well
I agree - strong , fast and looks like he reads a game well. Would love to see him at Wests.
Good signing - a real look of purpose and good decision making coming from management. Went through the forwards we have for 2020 - our depth is growing and some real young talent there. I am looking forward to seeing if young Talau can step up as we still look a little thin in the backs.
I think the club has shown strength in pulling the contract. It is a statement saying we are a first grade club and we are not going to be manipulated by players and/or player managers. Latrell had ample time to sign on what was an excellent deal that could have set him up for life. If we had have stayed whimpering around, almost begging him to sign, we would have been an embarrassment and the message to other players would have been you can treat the Tigers like crap, because they are desperate. Well done Madge and Pascoe and whoever else was involved with the decision to pull the contract.