Here we go again! Let’s give a big message to any aspiring young player, do not go to Wests Tigers, they prefer slow, old has-beens, so you up-and-comers do not get a go. The Club talks about building a culture, so why go back to the old tried and failed AGAIN.NO to Mansour!!!Let’s build a culture that gives us the reputation of giving good up-and-coming players a fair go!.
This is so true. I don’t think the club could be so stupid as to sign Mansour on any terms. I’ve lost count of the young backs we have coming through but we are certainly starting to put a fair few roadblocks up. A 3 year or even 2 year contract would have these players looking elsewhere ASAP after a few games this year after they have had a chance to play CC or JF.
They are NOT going to learn anything from Mansour being at the club. As I have posted elsewhere, most of our younger players don’t get anywhere near NRL training (mostly go to Liverpool) unless they are on a development contract or 16 or 17 showing some sort of promise. This has been going on for years and not one thing has been done about it. Ridiculously they don’t even get to meet them either during or post season events unless they win an individual award. (If it’s a cost thing, why not at least give them a chance to pay to go to a presentation evening and meet their heroes?).
Having played a number of sports many years ago, I can testify that by encouraging first graders particularly in their elite competitions to mix and share with lower/younger grades, creates massive goodwill and excellent club culture.
Clearly this strategy is not a priority at Wests Tigers.
There is plenty of talent at JF level believe me - we just need to look under the hood. Mansour is NOT an option.