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We used to have an ‘exclusive’ alignment with Keebra Park. I believe that has not been changed to being a feeder club for the gold coast titans.
There will always be kids at those schools that other clubs are already alligned to. However improve the relationship as a whole and identify and harness the relations, make clearer pathways through to senior football for Wests Magpies / Tigers and there may be more kids inclined to stay within our catchment area.

It’s all about giving the kids an opportunity.

We are also infiltrating the Westfield sports high. Their teacher / coach of their schoolboys team is our jersey flegg coach.

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We used to have an ‘exclusive’ alignment with Keebra Park. I believe that has now been changed to being a feeder club for the gold coast titans.
There will always be kids at those schools that other clubs are already alligned to. However improve the relationship as a whole and identify and harness the relations, make clearer pathways through to senior football for Wests Magpies / Tigers and there may be more kids inclined to stay within our catchment area.

It’s all about giving the kids an opportunity.

We are also infiltrating the Westfield sports high. Their teacher / coach of their schoolboys team is our jersey flegg coach.

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@pawsandclaws1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TigerSJ said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There are some fans on here suggesting we drop Benji for Madden! I have only seen Madden play 3 or 4 times and in my view he wasn’t anything special in any aspect of the game (including goal kicking). Putting him in the same sentence as Benji is ridiculous. I’ll be surprised if we even keep him.
On another point, our young pack might seem like they have potential, but the games we have lost disappointingly have not been because of our halves, but because our forwards have been convincingly dominated. We have no real leader in the pack, not enough guys who can actually bust tackles or get over the ad line, no genuine ball playing forwards or even guys who can consistently offload. The majority of our pack are one out, vanilla flavoured and very predictable. Until they can poke their bodies through and get a roll on down field our halves and backs will never look good no matter who we have!!

Madden’s game against the Panthers in the trial was quite impressive. I thought his kicking was good, his ability to get repeats sets excellent and the way he directed the team around the field fine. For a young player he did well.

Also called play over the top of Reynolds which is important to note.

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@Tiger_heart said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

I’d like to see what Brooks’s contribution is going to be…he is there for lack of alternatives? Hopefully he’s picked up a thing or two about how and when to kick…

I’m actually starting to think being a ‘game manager’ has actually restricted Brooks skill set as its shifted his focus to playing conservative football.
If he gets back to his eyes up best he could be anything.

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Take the roosters for example. More of their salary cap is spent on the forwards than their backs.
I think the key to any team is if you are going to pay Marquee money for anyone you would want them to be on the top 5 of their position at the least.

The Bulldogs May have a good pack as far as effort goes, but there is a lack of creativity in their forwards. Take the 2012 Bulldogs team for example and that was a different beast. Then even apply that same method to their 2014 team.
Spine
Lichaa
Hodkinson
Reynolds
Perret

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@TYGA said in Harry Grant:

One thing people have forgotten is the form of Brooks and the style of hooker. Brooks can’t play with a dominating hooker who uses the ball. He struggled with Farah and Grant.

He was dominant with Goodinet, ET and Liddle for a short time. He likes shovel or run hookers not ones that read defence and use the ball accordingly. This is Brooks issue not Farah or Grant but it’s a big issue.

You just never know Brooks form may coincide with a lesser hooker at 9. He may play well with Liddle or Mbye.

I tend to think the same here, with Mbye more limited than Grant at DH game plan will surely focus more on the halves to get the players around the park.

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@TigersBusDriver said in Newcastle Team Rd 13:

All I can say is thank God Edrick Lee isn’t there

Edrick Lee hasn’t been there since I think the Raiders game, about the same time they went down hill. Same thing happened last year also when Lee was injured.

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Liddle, available for selection as per the injury report. We just have to get through this game with Mbye/Walters.
Hopefully we see him named in the 21 so he can get a full week with the run on side!

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@Kazoo-Kid said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

@Strongee said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

@Tiger5150 said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

@balmain-boy said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

@Jedi_Tiger said in MaGuire Interview ..BSB..:

look at Parra and newcastle it takes time to turn the titanic around

They’ve both done it MUCH faster than we have. 9 years on and we’re still shuffling around. They get a spoon or two, clear the decks and sign superstars. We’re a joke.

Give Madge a further 2 year extension and let him do his thing.

We still let Cleary and Panthers off way too lightly. We should have insisted he take one of the bad contracts with him to the Panthers or no deal. He screwed our cap for years and we settled for 500k outside the cap. Not good enough.

You have contradicted yourself and therein lies the answer. IMO Potter started the rebuild, Taylor was a speedhump and Cleary drove the bus off a cliff. We are not 9 years on, we are really only 18months on from the nuclear explosion within our organisation that we are recovering from.

The potter clearance was a good one . He messed up by getting Robbie offside . If he had a brain in his head he would have embraced Robbie.
IMO we would have been much further along If we signed someone like hook griffen instead of Taylor . Anyways we are here now , the team has good talent , just missing something . Hopefully Blore or AJ are the “thing “ we are missing . Who knows lol

Potter was smart. He could see Robbie was declining and wasn’t worth a 4 year deal. He was still worth 900K, just not for 4 years.

Um, I’m pretty sure in 2014 Potter resigned Robbie to that 900k 4 year deal. If not him that did the deal he was certainly the coach at the time.

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@Aesopian said in Packer:

@TheDaBoss said in Packer:

whats the matter son is still not in the eels squad

That hit must of sent him back a few dimensions by Packer.

Slimey’s handling of his recovery might not be up to standard. Could be exploring options elsewhere

You guys do know he missed half a season with the roosters due to concussions. I was really concerned for him after that tackle to be honest.
I think the slimes will be taking as long as they need, we don’t wish these sort of injuries on anyone regardless of their character.