@jadtiger How about Less Asbestos Than Leichhardt Stadium?
Posts made by shane2801
RE: How often do you watch NRL?
The game has become that boring that I only watch WT and Wests Magpie games in full. I do not watch any other game unless I have sports bets involved. These game I tape and fast forward through the first 4 hitups of each side. I can get through a game in 20 mins.
RE: What Is The Answer?
I mention it because I think it’s a real possibility unless the club turns itself around Russell. If the NRL are serious about getting rid of a Sydney club by 2022 then unless the ass falls out of Cronulla or Manly, we are a real possibility. We are nomads already.
Personally I think if anyone should go, then it should be NZ.
The one thing that will save us is success. Where will that come from? Maquire is a good coach but we need the cattle. How can we attract this? Unless we have a boom of great junior talent about to break through I am concerned.
What Is The Answer?
I left this post till this morning as last night my head was so far gone it wasn’t even funny. I didn’t think we would make the 8 this year anyway but there are some very worrying aspects of our game and club at present.
I will break my post into 2 parts… The now and the future.
Last nights loss hit me a little differently than the usual losses we have. Last night, for the first time made me fear for the future of the WT a little.
Penrith played their worst game I think I have ever seen them play and we still got rolled. Even through the darkest days of supporting the Magpies (1999) I have never seen a worse attacking side than we have at present. We have absolutely nothing. We were never scoring a great try last night. We were never scoring a great try last week. Even against Manly & the Warriors we scored most of out tries from lucky kicks.
I have never seen a side get a better rub of the green than Wests Tigers did last night. Yet we still couldn’t take advantage. I think our defence really improved. Seeing Josh Reynolds along with Corey Thompson were the only stars of a very short highlights reel. I am also unsure of why all the hate on Mbye? There are more than half the squad playing way worse.
Fonua tries hard but is too slow, and his size should give us more yards but doesn’t.
Marsters is a reserve grade centre and shouldn’t be there. It’s as plain as that with him.
Marshall is way past it and is now only a plodder. Doesn’t offer much anymore and is one of many that just stifles play.
Luke Brooks - How many more years??? Enough is enough
Packer - Tries hard but looks as if the fire is gone.
Farah - See Marshall
Mataulino - See Packer
Taylor - Defends ok but again nothing in attack. Not playing well enough and would not make a run on side anywhere else bar the Titans.
Jennings - Battler
Chee-Kam - See Taylor (minus the defence bit)
Garner- He is only in the side because we are low on class.
Corey Thompson, Twal, Aloiai, Reynolds and Mbye are our only decent players. Matterson, Mikele and Momorovski still unprovan in my eyes.
Not sure how much of an impact Nofo, Lawrence will make upon their return.
We are very low on class in the club and this is why most of the above players are named week in and week out. Last year we all shook our heads most weeks after seeing the same plodders being named even after poor performances. There was no-one better to replace them. The same goes for this year.
I cannot see any of our juniors pressing for a first grade spot this year so what we see at present is it for 2019.
This leads me into my second part of thread. The Future…
This club has a losing culture and has done since it’s inception. Even during 2005 the start to our year wasn’t great. We found something that no NRL side could compete with in that second half of the year. We could score points from anywhere and nearly have a guaranteed 6 points per try thanks to Richards. What happened in 2006,7? 2010,11 was solid but that’s pretty much it. I may have missed one or two other seasons we went ok. My memory isn’t the greatest.
My point is that in 19 years, along with the Warriors we are the most under achieving club. All those poor years have brought a losing culture into the club. A culture that I truly cannot see us getting rid of anytime soon. A huge shake up would be the only way. and by this I mean re-location. If this happened I would stop following but I cannot see any other way things will change over then next couple of years.
We will clear out alot of dead wood at the end of this year but then what? Who can we attract? Apart from us paying way overs for anyone of any class why would they come here? We will never be in a position to sign a current star at the peak of their game as there is no attraction. We will only ever pay overs for a player who’s best days are behind him. While the Storm bring in plodders and turn them into stars, our culture within the club does the opposite. Adam Blair???
Our good juniors never stay long term as the attraction of other clubs are always too enticing or we are too stupid to realize their potential. Addo-Carr wasn’t ready for first grade apparently.
While this thread is one of huge negativity I open this thread up to all of us to share our views on our future. Tell me what I may have missed? By all means optimism is very welcome but if I am 100% honest with myself I do not see anything changing. Because of this we may find ourselves in the firing line of re-location unfortunately.