Is no one else sad about losing Thompson? He’s been great for us and still better on the wing than Jennings, imo.
Corey has become a fan favourite and rightly so.he has given this club so much in such a short time. Releasing Corey shows how far we have come and the depth Madge is building.
Hope we do the right thing by Corey and let him leave if he wishes to.will be a sad day but heaps of great memories.
He posted an instagram video from Concord oval with Chee Kam today. Have no connections with him other than social media but he showed a lot of promise and seemed to disappear
is this the rugby union bloke from reds?
Nah,young bloke from Magpies lower grades. Got upgraded to development contract last year and for some reason was never really heard of after that.
Waita Setu was the Reds guy. Don’t think he was successful in getting a contract but happy to be proven wrong
Might not be that simple if we don’t have a “plan B”?
We keep saying it’s an active market, but apart from the young guys we haven’t been active at all.
Excuse my ignorance, but how so?
Obviously we have signed Leilua, signed some good up and comers and re-signed some solid guys. So in that sense we have been active. I guess I just hoped for more star power.
Uncle Nick doing everything he can to help us here…
Tigers boss: If Latrell’s serious about switch, we’ll re-open negotiations
DECEMBER 11, 2019
Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis believes Latrell Mitchell has the opportunity to be part of an exciting new era at the club and confirmed his Sydney Roosters counterpart Nick Politis was supportive of the out-of-favour star moving to Concord.
With Politis and Roosters coach Trent Robinson, according to a NewsCorp report, telling Mitchell on Tuesday that there was no longer the salary cap space to extend his contract after he expressed as desire in an NRL.com interview to remain with the back-to-back premiers, the 22-year-old needs to find a new club.
The Tigers had been the early favourites but withdrew their offer, understood to be valued at almost $1 million per season, after he did not act on it quickly and continued to gauge interest from other clubs.
However, the Tigers made it clear they were prepared to re-open negotiations and Hagipantelis said on Wednesday they were still interested if Mitchell showed a desire to join the club.
“We are actively in the market considering a number of options that are available to us and if Latrell is to be one of those options he is more than welcome to reach out to us,” Hagipantelis said.
“At the moment I don’t think we are under any particular pressure, we have got a really talented and healthy roster but it is an active player market at the moment and we want to make sure we are a competitor in that market.”
Despite the Tigers announcing that they had withdrawn their offer two weeks ago, Hagipantelis said he had remained in contact with Politis about Mitchell’s future at the Roosters, where he remains contracted for next season.
The Roosters have indicated they would release Mitchell for the 2020 Telstra Premiership and Hagipantelis believes Politis would support him joining the Tigers.
“I have spoken to Nick Politis and I don’t have any doubt about that, I am sure the Nick would be supportive of that,” Hagipantelis said.
"Nick has been incredibly transparent throughout this process. He has called me chairman to chairman as a professional courtesy, which I am very appreciative of, and kept us informed.
“Nick has not involved himself in any sort of discussions or negotiations or anything of that kind. It was simply as a professional courtesy to inform me of what the Roosters’ position was.”
We look so desperate…we keep dangling the same carrot, hoping for a different result. We are the only horse in the race and keep making statements…no other club is interested?
-We chased him to Taree. no other club did that.
-We offered him 1 mill a season.no other club did that.
-we told him he we view him as a fullback.no other club did that.WE WANT HIM BUT THE FEELING OBVIOUSLY ISN’T MUTUAL.
Please move on and stop making statements.