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Yes and he had the people inside him creating twice as many opportunities….

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I agree with others that this thread is particularly frustrating and, at times, tedious while at the same time strangely adictive….
To be honest, I would much rather a separate thread for each rumoured player, not this 1100 page marathon. Why do we have one gigantic thread and does anyone agree with me?

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I have another signing suggestion, what about Tommy Makinson? Golden boot winner, good finisher, good defender, and has more pace than Nofoaluma and Thompson.

Yes, why not? Apparently, he wants to test himself in the NRL and we have a tradition of successful Englishmen.

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✔️ Dave Bolton was the best of his era.

And what about Scott Prince?

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Not sure where you have been during all of this, but if you don’t believe that there was a continuos barrage of different theories by all the so-called journalists , commentators, and the public.
You must have been off the Planet,
Brent Read has ran so many guesses that he must have had trouble in remembering just what what his official opinion actually was…

The silliest Theory, was from the crowd that were convinced that Gold Bar Benny was on his way to Concord( or wherever our Home is this week)
That was never going to happen, but that story was being pushed all over the place

We were only ever linked to 2 coaches Bennett and Madge. What planet are you living on? What different theories are you talking about. It was one consistent story. Ivan meets with Penrith, asks for a release, Tigers say no, Cleary signs for 2021, tigers speak to Bennett/Madge, madge signs, Cleary released. Don’t try to re write history now.

For God’s sake, let it go.

I think that everyone needs to take a chill pill,
and a good lay down.

Um, lie down?

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Excuse my ignorance everyone but I am a little confused. The Canada Bay Council and State government are combining to build a new centre of excellence on the old Concord Oval site. This will be a multi-purpose facility with provision for football, club Rugby and the Wests Tigers training facilities. Where will the Tigers play the majority of their home games once the facility is completed - Concord Oval or the Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta? I am not quite clear on whether the new facility will include a home ground or not. Have I got the name right for the new Parramatta Stadium?

To add my penny’s worth, I’d like to see one home game at Leichhardt, two at Campbelltown and one in the country. Being an ex Balmain Tiger supporter, I have a nostalgic attachment to Leichhardt Oval. I can remember sitting on the hill during many packed Sunday afternoon games and absolutely loving the atmosphere of the place, however, it was a Saturday night game this season that convinced me that ‘the old girl’ has just about passed her use by date. Maybe it’s my age, but being forced to stand on the hill in bitter cold for the duration of the match, having to to wade through swarming people to the disgusting underground toilets and being asked to pay $30 for these ‘pleasures’ really sapped my enthusiasm. Obviously, losing a critical game against St. George didn’t help either but, seriously, I cannot see the value in this, especially when there is only one game offered for the price (another issue).

It is hard to get really excited about the COE excellence when it is so far off but, if it lifts the overall standard of the Wests Tigers as a progressive, professional organisation, with better facilities for players and fans, then I’m all for it. Actually, I think the club needs something like this to ensure it’s survival.

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I’ve just checked that list and there’s not much of interest. Obviously Pangai, George Jennings, Ethan Lowe, Brian Kelly and maybe Jason Oram….

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Role model and ornament to the game imo he is not.

Maybe the best full back in the past ten years, maybe not - I won’t go into that.

I was referring to his recent work ethic, professionalism and affability when talking with the media. Earlier in his career he was a total pain in the butt with his milking of penalties and bating of his opponents. The master of gamesmanship. But back on topic, greatest fullback or not, he should not be playing in the Grand Final.

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I think hero is a strong term for a player that holds themselves above the rules and has no respect for his opponents.

Milks penalties, dives to get blokes sent to the bin, uses his boots (and studs) to kick out at players while taking a kick or trying to prevent them scoring.

I can think of a few one word descriptions of Slater, but will stick with grub

Sorry, perceived hero.