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@tigermaniac:

It’s been said by many that Potter has 10 rounds to get his house in order or he’s gone. First I must say I’m in the Potter corner, and believe that if he’s given a proper go and injuries are at a minimum, he is the man to take us forward.
But if Potter was to be shown the door, so should others.

I think it’s time to stand up for Lawrence, Blair, Koro, Thompson, Austin & BMM or release them as nothing will change their playing styles

Ava & Sue have gone well, but now is the time we need more. Sorry guys but that’s reality.

Anasta & Moltz know that 2014 is the end of the road.

And finally, if Potter gets the punt, Payten is not the person we should be looking at as our coach. In saying that, I have the biggest respect for Todd, but he’s to green and to connected to be given the coaching role.



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Why do people on here always mention BMM as needing to stand up this year? Didn’t anyone see his form in the second half of last year when he was close to our best forward? He was in absolutely rampaging form and he will improve further this year with the coaching staff putting more emphasis on his defence. I also read that, in the World Cup, he ended up with more metres gained (12.5) per carry than any other forward. Admittedly he was injured over there and I’m not sure how much game time he got but I’m really looking forward to seeing him play this year.

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@Regan:

A mate of mine was working there the night it happen and said this …Blake was talking to her and her boyfriend the boyfriend was at the bar and the women was flirting with him trying to make her boyfriend jealous and at one time was sitting on his lap he leaned over said some think to her thats when she said he put his hand up her dress which was a dress that went just below her knee after that Blake her boyfriend and her spent two hours talking and drinking champagne together at the bar …

Its strange that after he felt her up Blake the boyfriend and her was drinking champagne at the bar for two hours and none of the staff knew that a sexual assault took place and no one called the police

Very Strange

Yes, well, you got this from a mate of yours, eh? Well it seems that the police investigation and the testimony of witnesses led to him being found guilty in court. Yep, guilty as charged and now, even though it may be at the lower end of the scale for sex offences, he is now a sex offender and has been sentenced by the magistrate. I just have this strange feeling that, given that there is to be no appeal, justice has been served and your conspiracy theory is just, well, a conspiracy theory.

Not so strange at all, really

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As for talk of poor attitude to training by BMM, I read that he only returned to training 2-3 weeks ago after he was injured at the World Cup. He ended last season showing some of the potential that he has, especially when given a starting spot. I’d say he is in the Alice Springs squad because he’s a big bloke who needs some minutes under his belt to reach a decent level of fitness.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he was left out of the 17 for the first NRL game but I really hope to see him rampaging into opposition packs as soon as he is fit enough.

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@pHyR3:

looked through the Eels packages and gee wizz they put us to absolute shame. Signed jerseys with the more expensive packages (many named after legends of the club). Their memberships already exceed ours despite only being open to RENEWALS so far (i think) and being on for far less time.

Also read this comment i found on another forum, "I’m curious about the renewal process at other clubs? At Souths, you can sign up to what they call the “rolling rabbit plan”. Basically, once you sign up, your membership is divided into smaller monthly payments which are direct debited each month. This makes it easier for those fans who struggle to come up with the payment in one lump sum.

The big benefit for the club in this, is that once you sign up, you basically agree to be a member until you contact the club and tell them that you don’t want to be a member anymore. This opt out, rather than opt in approach means that when the membership options come out for the following year, those who have signed up to the plan are rolled over automatically. It’s why we already have nearly 10k members after the membership has only been available for a few weeks.

Do other clubs do this? I’m guessing that they don’t because most seem to have started from scratch again. So I guess the next question is, why don’t other clubs do this? It would save them all the work of having to chase previous years members to sign up again and again at the start of every new year. Plus you would have to think it would make it easier for the club financially as instead of receiving the majority of memberships in one massive lump sum and having to dole it out for the remainder of the year, they would be receiving a uniform amount each month throughout the year.

I can’t believe that a lot of other clubs haven’t taken up this method."

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“The Knights have an option rolling renewals too. Knights currently at 7,586”

If WT management are reading this, THAT is the kind of stuff you need to do in order to consistently hit 15k in a bottom 4 year, and 25k in a top 4 year.

I thought we were doing the rolling membership thing but from what you say, I must be mistaken. Oh well, not the first time that I have laboured under a misapprehension.

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@innsaneink:

@Snake:

The debate about numbers of members the Tigers have to others is one side …Weststigers 2 small inadequate grounds that have 2/3rds of the home games …4 games only at an appropriate stadium with all the cons which enables the club to offer mass discounted seating for this limited period . Play all games at the stadium and triple your membership this is as easy as it is,don’t worry the penny is dropping!.

You’d probably lose approx two thirds of our membership base moving to one ground, setting us back several years

While Im not against the one ground idea, and I again have opted for the stadium pkge only over traditional grounds membership ….plenty dont think the way we do

I do!

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@Fade To Black:

@tigersrule4life:

Yeh our ceo said we stopped paying him and its heading to the courts to resolve the issue.

Can’t see how WT are going to get away with paying Sheens anything less than his full contract TBH. Going to court will just waste even more of our money on a hopeless cause.

Lawyers at ten paces - a deal will be struck before the court proceedings begin. Neither side wants the uncertainty of a third party (judge) determining the outcome because the judge could always come up with something that suits neither party.

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Great stuff, I really enjoyed it.

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@Mccarry:

@fibrodreaming:

@rollingstone:

@andrew 474:

I would like to see the nrl come in to our board and tell them they have no choice but to have a new board made up of 2 wests , 2 balmain , 2 independent 1 nrl or we may be taken out of the compatition until it is done , we have great juniors coming through , and mixed with the likes of robbie and co , this rubbish , [automatically edited] fighting , bunch of grubs will destroy this club , the fans should get together and support such a thing , pull the licence or fix the board , we cant go forward with this lot running our club , and please dont think this is something to harm the club its more to save it

Why on earth would you expect Wests Ashfield to accept only 2 board seats when they are single handedly bankrolling the club? They could be put in a position where they are out voted on issues by a majority who bring no funding to the joint venture. No business would finance a club in such circumstances.

I can see a situation where some independent board members were installed simply for their expertise in certain areas but unless they bring some money to the table, they (like Balmain) could not be allowed to out vote Wests Ashfield in finance matters. It’s an old saying but it still holds true; he who pays the piper calls the tune. That is simply a reality of business.[/quote

I couldn’t agree more rollingstone. I shake my head in disbelief when I read about proposals to appoint independent directors to form a majority on the board. I cannot imagine an orgainsation in the world agreeing to provide all the funding for a JV and then allowing itself to be outvoted at board level.

Moreover, why would the NRL tip in money to the WT when it is available within the JV.

I fear some WT supporters, and some board members, don’t live in the real world.

In this real world of yours all our problems are due to money. I implore you to think that assertion through. As Smeg said, good governance is critical. No organisation thrives when there are leaks, ego fights, leaders looking backwards as they try to walk forward… More money will only change the headlines, it won’t stop them.

Success in any form starts with good decision making. I have f’d things up many times in life. Root cause of all of these f’ups was my own poor decisions. We need better decision making. Money will come.

Sorry, Mccarry, the first thing needed to run a franchise in this competition is money. At the moment, the entity supplying all the funding bar sponsorships, memberships etc requires a majority on the board to continue the funding. That is plain good business sense; you can’t have a situation where one entity supplies the money but may not have control over how it is used.

Once the financial situation is settled with agreed board representation, then the club can move forward with some certainty. It seems to me that the partner without the funds and without any prospect of getting the funds, should be satisfied to have any presence on the the board at all. The wailing and gnashing of teeth will settle once the reality of the situation is accepted. It’s just a matter of putting the horse before the cart.

As far as the quality of the directors is concerned, both parties are quite free to appoint better ones if they aren’t satisfied with the current crop. We have no say in this, since membership of the Wests Tigers does not confer voting rights.

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@andrew 474:

I would like to see the nrl come in to our board and tell them they have no choice but to have a new board made up of 2 wests , 2 balmain , 2 independent 1 nrl or we may be taken out of the compatition until it is done , we have great juniors coming through , and mixed with the likes of robbie and co , this rubbish , [automatically edited] fighting , bunch of grubs will destroy this club , the fans should get together and support such a thing , pull the licence or fix the board , we cant go forward with this lot running our club , and please dont think this is something to harm the club its more to save it

Why on earth would you expect Wests Ashfield to accept only 2 board seats when they are single handedly bankrolling the club? They could be put in a position where they are out voted on issues by a majority who bring no funding to the joint venture. No business would finance a club in such circumstances.

I can see a situation where some independent board members were installed simply for their expertise in certain areas but unless they bring some money to the table, they (like Balmain) could not be allowed to out vote Wests Ashfield in finance matters. It’s an old saying but it still holds true; he who pays the piper calls the tune. That is simply a reality of business.