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@Fade-To-Black said in Peter V’landys:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Peter V’landys:

I’m intrigued by his wish for a 2nd Brisbane team. Has he given any indication of whether this team will be an addition or at the expense of an existing Sydney team? I hope it is not at the expense of the Titans.

Why not though? Titans offer zero to the comp.

The Brisbane market could accommodate at least two teams playing in Brisbane per weekend (I include the GC).

There is an enormous talent pool on the Northern NSW coast. We need to offer an opportunity for these players to play NRL with a local team. Having three teams around the Brisbane - GC further dilutes the Bronco talent pool and we can move into the schoolboy rugger ranks which are strong in these areas.

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I’m intrigued by his wish for a 2nd Brisbane team. Has he given any indication of whether this team will be an addition or at the expense of an existing Sydney team? I hope it is not at the expense of the Titans.

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@cochise said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@gallagher said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@cochise said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@gallagher said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@cochise said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@gallagher said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@cochise said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@gallagher said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@cochise said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@gallagher said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

@Jedi_Tiger said in ANZ Stadium Rebuild Cancelled:

the club lives in sydney

The NRL can’t make decisions based on us. There’s only been 5 gfs with both teams from Sydney in the NRL era.

You haven’t noticed how Sydney centric V’landy’s is? I highly doubt the Grand Final leaves Sydney.

Your probably right, but I bet he knows he had a great bargaining chip and the govt know he’s bullish enough to move it at least once.

I actually think we will get a couple of redeveloped grounds out of it and the Grand Final will stay here.

Oh I agree. He’ll get what he wants and hopefully that helps us.

The problem is, where do you do these redevelopments? just like the problems we have as a club with there not being one ideal location, each of the locations proposed for these redeveloped grounds have issues too.

Brookvale- one tenant

Campbelltown- would have multiple tenants but the Wests Tigers would need to commit the vast majority of their games there and I see that as unlikely

Penrith- one tenant

Kogarah- would need to convince Sharks or maybe Sydney FC to play games at the ground and St George need to play in Woolongong as well.

Wherever clubs and councils want modern stadiums. If they can’t agree then they won’t get anything. Penrith and Brooky look the most likely. Darcy Byrne has signaled his grand vision so that crosses them off. If Wests don’t want a full-time move to Campbo and saints /Cronulla can’t agree then they get nothing aswell.
Upgrades like Campbos last one shouldn’t be entertained.

I really think these new or refurb grounds should be multi tenant grounds, that rules out Penrith and Brooky. Campbelltown is a good option because it would have multiple tenants if the Wests Tigers can be convinced to play the majority of games there. The other idea is to joint with the bulldogs and push for the Liverpool proposal.

But how many multi tenant grounds are there that need developing? Liverpool would be a great option, maybe towards the new airport.

If we are smart and form an alliance with the dogs for a new stadium then there is one. A stadium for Cronulla and St george is two, I would consider Brookvale due to its unique geography. Campbelltown could be considered an option with multiple tenants as well with the a league.

I really think we would be stupid to not partner with the dogs for the Liverpool option. I think we were stupid not to really push for Bankwest to be at Liverpool.

Would people be happy with sharing a stadium in Liverpool with the Bulldogs?

The Illawarra is a league stronghold and Wollongong Stadium is perhaps the best of the boutique grounds in GMR. Why would St George Illawarra even consider co-locating with the Sharks? To me, the southern/southwestern ground which should be upgraded is Wollongong Stadium.

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@Russell said in Your Team vs Titans Round 4:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Your Team vs Titans Round 4:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Your Team vs Titans Round 4:

Someone has to do the defence in the middle period. From what I have seen, it isn’t going to be Musgrove. Horses for courses, new rules and new game.

Jennings saved a try when he put the big Sharks’ winger over the sideline after he caught that cross field kick. Thompson wouldn’t have made that tackle. It is a case of a bigger man required for the task.

I like Thompson but as was explained to me by a former lower grade coach, he is the player who csptains ISP. He relieves in the NRL when required.

Not saying he would have Paws but Thommo didn’t have any trouble with Taumalolo.

Thommo has done some really good things for WTs including that tackle. Jennings has worked really hard to lose weight and regain his pace. He also provides stability under the high ball. Maguire has preferred him for a reason but it will be a contested spot for the year.

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@Geo said in Four new suburban stadiums or grand final will go:

@gallagher said in Four new suburban stadiums or grand final will go:

@Geo said in Four new suburban stadiums or grand final will go:

@gallagher said in Four new suburban stadiums or grand final will go:

@Geo said in Four new suburban stadiums or grand final will go:

@Snake said in Four new suburban stadiums or grand final will go:

The club needs to advise there membership base if they are planning to walk away from there inner west/ western/ north western Sydney areas and make Campbelltown there home ground …that’s not an issue but there is a need to know … you can not ask for memberships to be pledged and not be transparent …
The sooner the better !

What do you mean by walk away…?

The COE for Wests Tigers is being built in Concord…that wont change…

Where they play if it were to be 1 Ground…Campbelltown, Bankwest, ANZ, Leichhardt or Timbucktoo will be a while off should even these upgrades get done…

Also most Clubs have various home grounds and all take home games to various other places in a season…

Why does playing at different grounds for home games divide the supporter base as you claim…?

I’m not sure about dividing the supporter base but we’ve used 5 grounds as our Sydney home ground now. Dont you think that is ridiculous?

Not if it brings in the cash…

Thats a good argument for playing at the stadiums. But we lose money getting 10k at the suburbans, which we regularly do.

The suggestion is move to 1 Stadium… said that …being BankWest, ANZ, or a redeveloped Campbelltown or Leichhardt…the Suburbans won’t be as they are if they are redeveloped…seems the issue is now is that the One could be Campbelltown we have already have questioning of renewals of memberships if that ends up being the case…

I don’t see a problem playing at ANZ BankWest WestsSFS or Timbucktoo in one season…if it brings in revenue for just playing there…

This is a long way off anyway…

To and from our home at Woolooware means driving, walking or running past Sharks. The taxpayer money spent on that ground to improve its facilities has been substantial. I wonder what the formula is for successful funding?

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@cochise said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@cochise said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@cochise said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@Tigerlily said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@helmesy said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

Got a young man in the family who’s about to hit the dating scene? They should watch it so they can be educated about some of the less than scrupulous types in the world who use their looks and sex to hook young men.

That door swings very much both ways male/female no matter what the sex of a person pond scum is always going to be pond scum…

In a male dominated environment , we often overlook character flaws in men. This whole issue is sad and I blame Cleary because we didn’t need a 5/8 of Josh’s calibre. He should be playing NRL at the Dogs.

What does Cleary or the fact he is playing with us have to do with this issue?

He shouldn’t be at the club full stop. He is here due to Cleary’s inability to recruit well. I do not like our club being associated with this matter. No lack of respect to Magpie fans but Balmain Boys don’t cry, we lick our wounds in private. Seek counselling by all means but I find this episode distasteful.

Mate, him being at the Tigers has nothing to do with it and your post was just a swipe at multiple people who have nothing to do with this situation and even worse a swipe at the victim of it. If you would be upset in this situation then I think it says more about you than those involved.

Cleary deserves a swipe because who doesn’t believe the money couldn’t have been better spent?
Bringing this to national television for whatever motivation is poor form.
Deal with this where mechanisms are available to assist both parties in a positive forum. I say both parties (not just victim) because two individuals need help.

This has nothing to do with the money we are spending on him, it is totally irrelevant to the thread. This story has not effected the Tigers in any way, we were barely mentioned in the story. If I was in Josh’s position and I was approached by 60 minutes for comment with the knowledge that the girl involved was being paid to discuss this is issue, there is no way I would want that story going to air without my right of reply being heard. Knowing the lies this woman is capable of I would not give her a free swing on National Television.

A she said/he said back and forth on national television will not assist in the healing of both parties.

If we are not getting value for money from him then there is an issue and blame should be with the coach at that time.

Sir Alex Ferguson was so successful at Manchester United due to his uncanny recruiting ability which took into account many facets of a potential recruit.

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@cochise said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@cochise said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@Tigerlily said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@helmesy said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

Got a young man in the family who’s about to hit the dating scene? They should watch it so they can be educated about some of the less than scrupulous types in the world who use their looks and sex to hook young men.

That door swings very much both ways male/female no matter what the sex of a person pond scum is always going to be pond scum…

In a male dominated environment , we often overlook character flaws in men. This whole issue is sad and I blame Cleary because we didn’t need a 5/8 of Josh’s calibre. He should be playing NRL at the Dogs.

What does Cleary or the fact he is playing with us have to do with this issue?

He shouldn’t be at the club full stop. He is here due to Cleary’s inability to recruit well. I do not like our club being associated with this matter. No lack of respect to Magpie fans but Balmain Boys don’t cry, we lick our wounds in private. Seek counselling by all means but I find this episode distasteful.

Mate, him being at the Tigers has nothing to do with it and your post was just a swipe at multiple people who have nothing to do with this situation and even worse a swipe at the victim of it. If you would be upset in this situation then I think it says more about you than those involved.

Cleary deserves a swipe because who doesn’t believe the money couldn’t have been better spent?
Bringing this to national television for whatever motivation is poor form.
Deal with this where mechanisms are available to assist both parties in a positive forum. I say both parties (not just victim) because two individuals need help.

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@cochise said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@Tigerlily said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@helmesy said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

Got a young man in the family who’s about to hit the dating scene? They should watch it so they can be educated about some of the less than scrupulous types in the world who use their looks and sex to hook young men.

That door swings very much both ways male/female no matter what the sex of a person pond scum is always going to be pond scum…

In a male dominated environment , we often overlook character flaws in men. This whole issue is sad and I blame Cleary because we didn’t need a 5/8 of Josh’s calibre. He should be playing NRL at the Dogs.

What does Cleary or the fact he is playing with us have to do with this issue?

He shouldn’t be at the club full stop. He is here due to Cleary’s inability to recruit well. I do not like our club being associated with this matter. No lack of respect to Magpie fans but Balmain Boys don’t cry, we lick our wounds in private. Seek counselling by all means but I find this episode distasteful.

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3 Marshall
2 Brooks
1 Grant

Walters not far behind Grant

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@Tigerlily said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

@helmesy said in Reynolds ex girlfriend to speak on 60 minutes:

Got a young man in the family who’s about to hit the dating scene? They should watch it so they can be educated about some of the less than scrupulous types in the world who use their looks and sex to hook young men.

That door swings very much both ways male/female no matter what the sex of a person pond scum is always going to be pond scum…

In a male dominated environment , we often overlook character flaws in men. This whole issue is sad and I blame Cleary because we didn’t need a 5/8 of Josh’s calibre. He should be playing NRL at the Dogs.