The press conferences are getting monotonous. If we fix this and do that we can compete with the top 8 teams. Bulls#t. Let’s be honest. This squad is not going to get any better and is never going to compete in a way that will see us play finals. I don’t know what the answer is, I’m not the coach. I’m just a fan that sees every other club improving and yet we stay the same underperforming ever to finish ninth team of plodders. Next year looks like this year to me. Hard to get excited. Make it end.
Glad to see a WT’s coach make a hard call on dropping a star player. The ice is broken and the message sent if you don’t perform you’re out. I hope the message is received and acted on because I’d really love to see Brooks make the same leap that Moses has in his game. It’s been a long time coming. Looking forward to seeing BW at 7. Will be interesting to see if he calls the shots or just plays.
Seemed like a good interview to me. Acknowledges things aren’t great on field but points to the future. It’s hard to accept poor performance and results and I’m one that struggles with that and wants to get critical. I think he is a good administrator, not perfect. He would do himself some favours with the fans if he was more visible and spoke honestly like he did in that interview and without the fluff.
There’s truth in much of what is being said here. I work for a company that has a good culture. I’ve been there 13 years as a result. It comes from leadership and values that are aligned to a purpose that defines why we are in business. It puts a focus on its people and what matters most to its customers. A guy by the name of Simon Sinek said, “People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it”.
So what is the Tigers purpose? Why are Tigers fans so loyal? Clearly we aren’t all buying what the club is doing at the moment but stay loyal for why we are doing it. Finally we have leadership that is serious about a vision. Culture takes time to make and break. We just need to break the culture we have that is not delivering success and create an environment that allows a culture of success to develop. A huge task that is helped when winning.
In my organisation, After a difficult business trading period, the CEO made a point of setting a new purpose. He wanted employees to come up with the purpose statement that underpinned our values which came after. There were workshops and everything you’d expect to get people engaged and land on a final statement but 10 years later once we turned that corner the purpose statement has survived even under a new CEO. If you get it right people do invest in it and it sets the business up for success because people can see how their efforts contribute to that success and are held accountable. I reckon get the players to come up with the purpose and values so they own it.
@cochise I lived in Melbourne till I was eight and we moved to Sydney at the end of 1971. I was a mad Hawthorn fan and everyone said I needed to follow St George because they were a winning team. Back then they had won what 11 grand finals in a row? I followed the Dragons but in the early 70’s they weren’t winning so I wasn’t impressed. I kind of followed the Sharks oddly enough because I liked their jumper colours but they lost the GF in 1973 so I was on the lookout for a club to follow. A kid at school gave me a Magpie jumper to wear playing school footy so I followed the Magpies oblivious to their recent playing history at the time but I knew they’d won grand finals. That was it for me. I followed them until the merge and always lived in hope. I tried to follow other teams but always looked for news stories on the Magpies so I knew I’d become an institutionalised Magpie fan. I was happy for the merge because I had big hopes. I never tasted success as a Magpie fan and was stoked with the Tigers GF win in 05. I’ve still never experienced season to season success or regular finals appearances as a fan so I’m easy to please when we win but forever frustrated with our inconsistency and mismanagement. Nevertheless I’m always hopeful and that goes for this Sunday against the team I ditched in 1973. We have a great coach and the bones of a winning team. Win or lose this weekend I’m a rusted on Tigers fan!
Was out tonight so just watched the game. As always, when we are meant to win we find a way to lose. Maguire says he is sick and tired of the ups and downs and inconsistency. Well, so am I sick of seeing Jennings let us down in the clutch moments. Madge has to own his selections like players need to own their performances.
@GNR4LIFE my hypothesis is that everyone on this forum is a rusted on Tigers supporter whether you came from the West’s or the Balmain side of the fence. Year on year we hope for the best from our team but we don’t have a history of success and we are annually frustrated and disappointed. Personally I don’t accept mediocrity but despite trying in the last years of the Magpies, I don’t seem to be able to support any other team. We all process the idea of mediocrity differently hence the diversity of views. The thing we have in common is that we have invested in supporting this team for so long, and we want to see them play well and have success. We take it personally when the team performs poorly and head office make poor decisions. We have to defend our team when we reveal we are Tigers supporters and sometimes that hurts. I can’t accept mediocrity but somehow I can’t walk away from the team. I would have to walk away from the game but I love the game so I hang in there. I live in hope that one day we get it together.