@Spacecub damn when was that
I think it was from a forumer who said his mate asked Arrow if he would go to Wests Tigers and Arrow replied, “I would rather go to Syria than play for Wests Tigers”
Well that’s just bloody lovely isn’t it. He’s happy to play for a crap team and get the wooden spoon, but abhorred at the thought of coming to us! Why the hell are we so maligned by players all the time? We are far from the worst team in the comp.
Because we don’t stand for anything! I’ve asked the question before, who are we? When we were Balmain, we played at Leichhardt. When were Wests we played at Campbelltown. Wests Tigers play everywhere. We have no home, no tribalism. We are a manufactured commodity who have never planted any roots.
I think the Souths book of feuds is a massive wank, but at least it gives them something. So ill ask again…What the …(fill in the blank) do we actually stand for or represent?
I can tell you 100%, i have spoken to a current 1st grade player, and they feel homeless. The answer when i asked about BankWest is “it’s not our home”. Now thats not to say it can’t be, but by not planting roots anywhere, we will never grow.
This is a great post.
I am in my late 40s and was a Balmain fan all my life, but I’d be happy to give up the whole LO thing / whatever…if it meant we had one home ground.
We need something.
Parramatta finished 80% home wins this season and smashed the Broncs. They have a home field advantage. Manly does. Storm do.
We need one.
Please let’s not ignore rosters when looking at results. No matter where you play and how often if your team is not performing well and your roster is poor you will lose. Why are you not mentioning the Titans with their home ground or Penrith with a great roster and a home ground advantage and they still didn’t make the semi’s.
The Titans? They are not even a real club, that is why I did not mention them. All teams on the GC, all sports, have failed.
If home ground advantage is not real, as you imply clearly, that means Liverpool have no advantage at Anfield I guess?
Home grounds do not equate to success if your team is not good enough in any sport - and you will get beat by better teams at your home ground no matter what advantage people perceive they have.