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@happy_tiger said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

@avocadoontoast said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

@Lidcombe_Magpie1 said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

Compare him to Tedesco and Slater and tell me you wouldn’t take him…

I would take a chance on him for a 2 year contract

His notoriety would pay his contract in gate takings alone

The bloke is a complete peanut and he hasn’t played the game in 8 years. He would only bring us bad publicity.

And a winger as well …don’t compare to fullbacks

Hmmm… 92 tries in rugby (Super rugby and international) mostly at fullback, I think you can compare that to most current NRL fullbacks

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Compare him to Tedesco and Slater and tell me you wouldn’t take him…

I would take a chance on him for a 2 year contract

His notoriety would pay his contract in gate takings alone

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@Madge said in Pre-season 2020:

@Lidcombe_Magpie1 said in Pre-season 2020:

@TheDaBoss said in Pre-season 2020:

yesterday there was a christmas sale on at Concord Oval, and some tigers players were there

anyone go and get some goss??

ET and AT were there both looked fit and well didn’t say to much, a few supporters there.

The only big news at Concord yesterday was that The final round of the Sydney Shute Shield rugby 7s was played there yesterday and the West Harbour Pirates won the 7s Championship. Big plus for the club and a very long night was had celebrating the win and the last game at Concord. You think its hard as a Tigers supporter, Wests Rugby last won a 1st grade premiership in 1929…

Who is AT?

Alex Twal

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@TheDaBoss said in Pre-season 2020:

yesterday there was a christmas sale on at Concord Oval, and some tigers players were there

anyone go and get some goss??

ET and AT were there both looked fit and well didn’t say to much, a few supporters there.

The only big news at Concord yesterday was that The final round of the Sydney Shute Shield rugby 7s was played there yesterday and the West Harbour Pirates won the 7s Championship. Big plus for the club and a very long night was had celebrating the win and the last game at Concord. You think its hard as a Tigers supporter, Wests Rugby last won a 1st grade premiership in 1929…

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@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cqtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

All this had me thinking about who I was most happy about as a signing from another club.

Wests Tigers: I got excited about Terry Hill coming over.

Nostalgia
Balmain: really excited when Neil Pringle signed.

Western Suburbs: I thought Bob Lindner was a beaut.

Ellery Hanley covers two of those questions , but when we got the fantastic four of Farrar , Thomas ,Gillespie and Ryan they were good days

As for the WT’s , the thought of Tuqiri and Tuiaki was exciting but Hodgson wins out as that stage it looked like we may have become related through marriage

You forgot Langmack as well

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@2005magic said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@2005magic said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If any such thing happened and we did have extra funds within cap I’d pay out McQueen or Packer and use the remaining funds to get a young up and comer.

Why ? The forwards , especially the front row has no leader ! Just sit in Packer . He had a bad year . He was good last year and the years before .
McQueen’s in his last year so , who cares . How much are you gonna save 150k maybe ? How’s that worth it ?

Packer is on his last chance- if injured fair enough, if sulking- p*** him off. Send signal WT is not a retirement home. Yes, payout would have to be negotiated (also with McQueen too) but we would have some ground for reduced payout if proven he is sulking. McQueen has openly had an offer tabled from ESL for this season onwards- hopefully he can take up the offer and see a few more years out in England. I;m pretty sure no NRL club will offer new contract for him.

Perception- we wonder why big name players and managers regard WT as not a serious club. Bad player performance and attitude not acceptable in the big boy clubs… Those guys are rapidly weeded out elsewhere- contract or no contract.
Seriously
People complain when Players they want to break a contract yet it doesn’t seem to be a problem to them when they want to get rid of a player. All Players and teams should honour contracts eg Matterson should have, unless by mutual agreement eg Marsters

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Hahaha

Just been there

Not much to see there

Lol

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@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@In_Like_Flynn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@SeanT said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@In_Like_Flynn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

So now we can get back to normal transmission post LM and JAC discussions, who realistically is on the market, not, would’t it be nice to have so and so, but who is off contract or being shopped around. I’m also thinking about whats in the UK and also rugby (a Koribeti or a Jordan Petaia style player)

I’m thinking that the cupboard is looking very bare at the present for fullbacks, hookers and centres
Any thoughts on the subject

It is but put it inot perspective.
2 have gone to penrith,holmes has returned are the only confirmed transfers. I havnt seen offical confirmation on croft and Scott from Melbourne.

There are no decent off contract players at all. We are chasimg players who have a year still to go. Yoir not going to get a good result like that. I really wish the Nrl jusg have the b***s and save that a contract must be followed and if a player wangs to leave early they have to be on the same salary or less thanthey are currently on. It will get rid of alot of the rumours and c**p thag is going on. Most of the players would stay most likely.

I just posted this on another thread

“The NRL needs to bring in mandatory contract completion for both players and clubs”

That won’t stick in a million years. Mental health cards would be played left, right and centre. I wouldn’t put it past some players to claim they are sucidal.

Of course there will be some exceptions, health and family etc. But I agree but for people like Matterson, Moses, Mitchell and Masters I don’t think that would apply. There needs to be an independent assessment before players are granted a release. As for the clubs only the fans my be suicidal if a bad player is purchased… Lol

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TigersBusDriver said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@851 Don’t think we’ll be giving up on Liddle just yet. He’s due back in the early rounds of 2020. I’m afraid one more lengthy injury and it’ll be time for him to go sorry to say

He’s not back in the early roundS. He might be back towards the end of the year.

I heard (not sure where) that he was returning to training in the next few weeks and would be ready early in the season

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@WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Tigers continue to reshape their roster with a number of key signings and re-signings. The club will soon announce the recruitment of Luciano Leilua to fill the void left by the departure of Ryan Matterson. The Dragons had at one point contemplated a Leilua-Matterson swap, although the latter instead returned to Parramatta.

The Tigers have exacted some revenge on the Eels with the signing of young gun Stefano Utoikamanu, who is expected to make his NRL debut next season. Utoikamanu has signed with the Tigers for three years from 2021, but they will accommodate him immediately if he is granted an early release.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/big-brother-shaquai-beats-latrell-in-securing-his-footy-future-20191122-p53d7s.html

I think that this may be some part of the deal to release Matterson to the Eels.

If this is the case I think we got out of it very well