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RE: Fittler's Team Merger List
It’s very noticeable that Fittler did not make any mention of Roosters merging. I am sick of overpaid NRL has-beens like Fittler and Andrew Johns thinking that they are wise Gods of the NRL. What right have they to make these comments?
RE: Warren Smith
I wonder whether the majority of commentators were quite disappointed tonight. They thought they were going to see a a team fall apart due to the the team’s supposed lack of discipline, culture and whatever else they could think of to bring down the Wests Tigers. Good on you Madge you are certainly on the right track.
RE: Alex Johnston Contract Discussion
After remembering a situation which occurred in my life I have done a complete turnaround on my thinking with regards to Johnston’s imminent signing. Many years ago I applied for a professional position where there were quite a number of applicants. The boss of the section where the job was located didn’t attend the interview which was conducted by his superior. Anyway I got the job and on my first day I met the section boss whose first words to me were “If it was me I wouldn’t have selected you”. I was taken back back by his words and did not respond. Instead I felt this great motivation to prove him wrong. I worked hard and was very happy in this job which I carried out for almost 10 years.
The point I am making is, do not under estimate the talents of Johnston as a future Wests Tigers fullback. Unlike Mitchell, who is a very impetuous and at this stage unstable person, Johnston seems to a quiet laid back fellow who puts his mind to his work as well as consistently putting his body on the line, If, as I am sure, he has the will to succeed he will at 24 years of age serve Wests Tigers very well in the future.
Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler shred Wests Tigers
Rugby league legends Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler have launched scathing attacks on Wests Tigers over their 40-6 annihilation at the hands of the Sydney Roosters.
Fittler even went as far as hammering the Tigers with the following extraordinary remark: “They should be walking around giving every person that came here their money back. What a bludger of a day.”
Those were the crushing words of the Roosters and Penrith Panthers great as Luke Keary, James Tedesco, Brett Morris and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves propelled the Tricolours to victory at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, making the wet conditions look sunny and dry.
“The one thing the fans demand is you try and you try for the full 80,” Fittler said during Nine’s coverage.
“It doesn’t look like the Tigers are doing that.”
Johns slaughtered the Tigers repeatedly throughout the match but perhaps saved his most heated spray for the first try of the second half.
Keary received the footy from Waerea-Hargreaves at halfway, dummied and pierced a gap between Luke Brooks and Joey Leilua, fended off Daine Laurie and popped a flick pass to Morris, who crossed for a 47th-minute try.
Johns exploded. “Well they started the set a metre out from their own line, the Roosters, and the Tigers let them roll up field. They didn’t compress their defence up or fly out of the line to put pressure on the Roosters,” Johns said. "Then on the fourth play they go wide and the defence was way too passive, on their heels. "Playing on someone like Keary, if he gets on the outside of you he just puts you to bed.
"There’s just no urgency whatsoever in the key areas for the Tigers.“Really disappointing that set of six defensively.”
Fittler asked Johns if he thought the Roosters’ sliding passing game made the Tigers panic - and the triple Dally M Medal winner reignited his tirade. “Look at the outside defence, Freddy. They’re all back and passive, which gives Keary time,” Johns said. “When the ball went out the back to Keary, Joseph Leilua should’ve been in his face and smashing him outside in. He was a metre behind Luke Brooks and sitting on his heels and then they went straight into slide mode. You just can’t be so passive when you’re playing a team with so much attack and speed.”
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RE: South Sydney's Latrell Mitchell in hot water
"As a club, they’re supportive of everything that we’re doing.
"No doubt the club, myself and Graham Annesley will be chatting about why those decisions weren’t adjudicated at that moment in time, in what they should have been.
“We have the technology to make those decisions at that moment in time, they need to be made in the correct manner.”
RE: South Sydney's Latrell Mitchell in hot water
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has revealed he plans to follow up the NRL over a number of controversial moments during his side’s loss to South Sydney.
Maguire’s frustrations come on the back of two separate incidents involving South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell, who is facing a four-week ban for a high shot on winger David Nofoaluma that occurred during the first half
Mitchell, who was placed on report for his incident with Nofoaluma at the time, found himself in hot water again, when he appeared to kick forward Luke Garner late in the second half of the match.
But Mitchell’s incident with Garner went unnoticed at the time and South Sydney, who were trailing by eight points, moments later received a penalty as the momentum in the game shifted.
Tigers coach Michael Maguire (Getty)
Maguire after the match said it was a “massive” momentum changer as he called on the NRL to look at more ways for the bunker to intervene. The Tigers coach also pointed out that he felt Mitchell made contact with the sideline when had the ball just moments before the incident with Garner occurred.
And today he doubled down on his comments, revealing he plans to follow up on Saturday’s incidents with NRL head of football Graham Annesley.
“Yeah definitely [we will speak with the NRL],” Maguire told Triple M
RE: Dally M Votes Vs Souths
LM should have no points just for the fact he was a massive grub all night
Burgess would be my pick.
Reynolds a close second
Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12:01 AM
Latrell Mitchell has surged into the outright lead in the Dally M Medal leaderboard but his status will be threatened by a potential suspension.
Mitchell received three votes for his efforts in helping Souths overcome the Wests Tigers in extra time on Saturday but could have points deducted unless he can prove his innocence over a contrary conduct charge for lashing out with his boots at opposing forward Luke Garner.
RE: Gerrard Sutton
A video from reddit on Latrell’s grubbiness: https://streamable.com/7l474l
Anyone got V’Landys email?
The video also says plenty about the touch judge/s. We had no chance.
Wests Tigers youngster Asu Kepaoa has suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Saturday’s heart-breaking loss to South Sydney.
Kepaoa went down late in the game and will meet with a surgeon on Monday to begin what is typically a 6-9 month recovery process.
RE: Random thoughts post game
Tamou needs to be punted …monumental arm grab that led to Gagai scoring .
Brooks still a headless chook on there line …4 repeat sets and nothing
Roberts is a myth
Cody Walker needs a smack in the mouth
And finally are we really that I’ll disciplined that we’re on a 7 to 2 repeat set flogging …I don’t think so .
Six again against Wests Tigers Sutton strikes again.I would like to know our win loss ratio with this guy officiating.
I wonder what advice/intelligence Badger gives them on different referees. Probably zero.
If he told the truth then our players would not want to turn up.
Round 6 charges: Mitchell facing three charges.
Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12:34 PM
South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell is facing a four-week suspension for striking Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma, and fines for two separate incidents involving Luke Garner in the Rabbitohs dramatic golden point win.
Mitchell has been served a grade 2 dangerous contact (head/neck) charge for collecting Nofoaluma in the face with a backhanded forearm as he looked to defuse a long-range Tigers raid. He made contact with Nofoaluma as he kicked inside for Daine Laurie to score.
The Rabbitohs fullback is facing three games out if he takes the early plea to the Nofoaluma charge, or a month out if he challenges the ban and loses at the judiciary.
A suspension would rub him out of crunch clashes against the Titans, Raiders and Storm.
The Nofoaluma incident was the first of several flashpoints in a tense clash that also saw Mitchell served grade 1 dangerous contact and contrary conduct charges on Garner.
The Tigers were left fuming by Mitchell’s second-half clash with Garner in which he appeared to strike out at him with his boot to shake the back-rower’s grip after his cover tackle.
Garner turned to TV cameras immediately afterwards and indicated Mitchell had made contact with his head.
Mitchell is facing a $1600 fine for the 63rd-minute incident if he pleads guilty due to 20 per cent loading from prior offences, or $2100 if he fights that charge unsuccessful.
The dangerous contact charge stems from Garner’s 44th minute try that put the Tigers ahead, in which Mitchell slid into him afterwards as he grounded the ball.
Garner and Mitchell engaged in some slanging after that incident, with the same $1600 punishment in store for the latter unless he successfully appeals it.
The NRL Bunker cleared Mitchell of lashing out at Garner with his boot at the time, with no penalty awarded for either incident involving the back-rower.
Tigers coach Michael Maguire was unhappy when asked if he expected the Rabbitohs No.1 to face sanction over the flare-up.
“I think Garns ended up copping a boot there at one stage, technology in the game can refer to that,” Maguire said.
"I’d like [the Garner incident] to be dealt with straight away, who knows where the game could have gone with that?
“I do not understand why we don’t use it.”
Garner was also placed on report for a dangerous tackle but not charged, while teammate Zane Musgrove is also facing a $1500 fine for his grade one, careless high tackle on Mark Nicholls.
South Sydney's Latrell Mitchell in hot water
‘Terrible look’: South Sydney’s Latrell Mitchell in hot water as Tigers coach Michael Maguire fumes
By Marc Churches.
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire has urged the NRL to consider more bunker intervention after South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell appeared to get away on two missed calls during the Tigers’ 18-14 loss to the Rabbitohs.
Mitchell, who had already been placed on report for a late shot on David Nofoaluma earlier in the match, avoided conceding a penalty after he appeared to strike Tigers second-rower Luke Garner with his leg.
With the Rabbitohs trailing by eight points midway through the second half, Mitchell produced an incredible individual moment by making it out of the in-goal before racing down the sideline as the Tigers looked to continue applying pressure.
The Rabbitohs received a penalty shortly after Mitchell’s moment of madness, which wasn’t to the liking of Maguire, who was left upset that his side didn’t get the ball back when it appeared Mitchell attempted to kick Garner, while also making contact on the line during his in-goal effort.
Latrell Mitchell appears to kick Luke Garner (Fox)
The Tigers coach said it was a “massive” momentum changer as he called on the NRL to look at more ways the bunker can intervene.
“You look at moments in the game where the ball comes down there in the corner and I’m sure there was a foot that touched the white line and the technology in the game, I think ‘Garns’ ended up copping a boot there at one stage, technology in the game can refer to that,” Maguire told reporters after the match.
"We end up down the other end and we get a penalty against us.