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@happy_tiger said in Adam Doueihi:

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@happy_tiger said in Adam Doueihi:

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@happy_tiger said in Adam Doueihi:

@momo_amp_medo said in Adam Doueihi:

@happy_tiger said in Adam Doueihi:

Could this be Doueihi next destination

http://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/rugby-league/dumped-wallabies-coach-joins-roosters/ar-BBZgamL?li=AAgg0Zv&ocid=ASUDHP

Happy to see him go. Some of you lovers should merry the guy.

Not a lover …I’m just happy to have a one night stand after 8 dry years as a WT’s supporter

I’m not sold , but if we aren’t writing 2020 off , we need a few signings in key positions asap

And well get them … but not on someone else’s terms.

Well we might not, but for me this is the point. That is the definition of integrity, applying your own terms, your own standards and values.

Do we want to do things on other people terms, to meet their agendas. I would liek Doueihi here, he seems a talented player and very versatile, but on our terms, not Souffs.

If the Tigers miss out on him becuase he cant meet our terms. Im OK with that.

If we win a wooden spoon and still have our integrity …

You dont think they can do two things at once? We cant sign players on our terms? We cant win AND have integrity? What a miserable world that would be.

Then you question our pride and our future …many words mean much to many …what’s more important

Where the hell did I question anyones pride or future?

I meant all fans will question our pride and future …is finishing 16th and having your integrity intact more important than our pride going down the drain by finishing last

Why are you so damn negative about everything lately? I don’t get it. Have a little faith in this re-build. It’s obviously happening in a completely different way to previous years. We might come last - but we just might be a whole lot more competitive than last year. It’s gonna be an awfully long season if you’ve given up already.

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@Madge said in Injury Update: 2020:

Don’t know if there is any truth to this but someone on the facebook fans page said that Musgrove and Leilua got injured During the opposed training session against the dogs, knee and ankle.

Sounds about right sadly.

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@avocadoontoast said in We need a recruitment 'win'...:

@MtWarrigalTiger said in We need a recruitment 'win'...:

Hooker anyone?

No thanks mate, I’m just gonna have a quiet night in.

Home delivery?

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A solid acquisition.

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@avocadoontoast said in Best Trainers:

@patwalker said in Best Trainers:

No surprise that Lawrence is up there. The ultimate professional. Personally i see him as an obvious choice for captain.

Unless there are a number of injuries I can’t see him in the 17.

I’ll second that.

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@Thaiger said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@Ponyo said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@JD-Tiger said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@Madge said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

Ryan Garner (winger) and EJ (prop) were doing a Q&A on an Instagram page. One of the questions asked was, who are the hardest players to stop at training. Answers were: Zane Musgrove, Tom Mikaele and Mavoni Taifua.

I gotta do some reading, whos the last guy? Havent heard that name before.

I think you mean Mavoni Tuifua, JD
You’ll see him in Flegg/CC this year.

Musgrove, Mikaele, Tuifua, Seyfarth, Utoikamanu, Twal, Aloiai, EJ Toeava,
Garner, Leilua 2/3 spots left. I’m happy,
we’re building nicely, I’m very pleased.

I’ve seen him play quite a bit last year. Very scary!

At first I thought the same. But he looks like a bit of a big bully - which is fine, until he gets amongst others the same. I’m assuming he was off the bench constantly? Hoping he can come on nicely, but he’s nowhere near 1st grade surely.

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@colinbh said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

I just watched a couple of Samoa games. BJ left a lot to be desired in the defence department. He is very hard to contain, but his defence was ordinary.

I think Madges “School of D” seemed to be absorbed by the squad last year. BJ might need to take his place in the front of the class this year.

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@TonyTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Geo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Werent AJ and Gagai offered up way before Doueihi was? Saying Doueihi isn’t good enough for Souths backline seems pretty ignorant.

Ignorant? Wayne Bennett, the master “man manager” told Doueihi he wasnt good enough for Souffs backline. Its a statement of fact. Why do you think it is possible that the Tigers can sign him despite the fact he has more than a year to go on his contract?

Ignorant?

You don’t think it has anything to do with the fact a 20 year old kids pathway is being blocked by higher profile /paid players? Seems obvious that they couldn’t get any takers for AJ and Gagai and can’t have them playing in CC. Just resigned Walker, they have their long term half in Reynolds and now Latrell. Where do you want this “Unproven” kid to prove himself?

Not at all. If he is better than Burns, AJ, Gagai, or Campbell Graham, I expect him to try to push himself into the team. Why cant they have AJ or Gagai playing CC if Doueihi is good enough? Did we have Reynolds and Packer in CC?

This "unproven"kid (not 20yo, almost 22, almost the same age as LM) is on $600K. You dont think that is why Bennett is pushing him out? But we should leap to Souffs aid and pay him $2.4M over 4 years? This “unproven” kid cant force himself into a spot in the Souffs backline and they have to pay him $600K, you dont think THAT is why Bennett is pushing him out?

Nah sorry I honestly don’t see it that way. I see a kid that has filled every position for that Souths team when hes been asked while biding his time behind Reynolds, Walker and Inglis.

Mate Im with you. Kid can play, fantastic utility value, some value at fullback, zero experience at 5/8. I’d have him at Tigers, just not for $2.4M

Yeah I’m not responding to his price tag, I was just pointing out the fact I don’t think it’s lack of talent that keeps the kid from getting a starting spot at Souths.

You’re right Wayne ‘cares’ is…

Still seems fishy that Wayne cares so much to sign and resign other players in Doueihi’s position…

I’m not sure where the Wayne cares bit comes from but I don’t think Doueihi considers fullback his best position, again it’s just a position he was thrown into after they tried AJ there with no luck.

You could go back and look at Doueihi’s rise to the top grade and label him an accidental Bunnies player in any position. He may become a test player by accident as well?

I’m not sure where your going with this? I was simply stating that I don’t think Doueihi is being pushed out because he isn’t good enough? Geo said it’s strange that Wayne is giving his position away but I’m not sure that is his position because he was only put there again because someone else on the team couldnt
do the job.

Wayne is giving his position away to appease the new sook on the block (Latrell).
If we are any chance of securing a player like JAC then we need to hold funds in reserve, not blow it on a Jack Of All Trades.
Corey is more in the Tedesco mould than Doueihi so let’s show some patience and ready ourselves for the JAC showdown - guns are 10 paces.
Also, quality players will be released by clubs to be cap compliant and will be forced to pay freight.
In the meantime lock in BJ, he adds to passion and mongrel we need, I see him as John Hopoate#2. (They were exciting times, until the finger was unleashed)

Wayne Bennett needs a little fireman to constantly walk behind him to put out his pants.

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I’ve read some good points on both sides of the argument. Tough decision to be made when we’re talking dollars. And I guess that what it comes down to. I think every club would like to have him, but he’s a classic example of a player being worth significantly different amounts based on their needs. Across the board, we’re probably more needy than most and therefore, are likely to offer more. It must be a headache for Madge & Pascoe & crew trying to balance what we need whilst keeping in mind the fact that the club has been burnt so much in the past with poor choices and price tags. Sometimes though, you just have to take a chance. Invest early and believe you can bring the player up to the payment level. The alternative is to have a Matterson/Moses like situation. We all want players contracted on the right coin. They need to invest in the club as much as the club needs to invest in them. Can Madge bring out the best in Doueihi? Probably yes. Do we pay overs to get him? Probably should at this point. Will we do that? Probably not. Madge seems to be pretty comfortable with our current FB. I can’t decide. But thats why I fix leaking showers for a living.