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@ElleryHanley said in Our 1 to 5...:

@Tigerboy said in Our 1 to 5...:

  1. Abbey/Mbye/?
  2. JAC
  3. Momi
  4. Talau
  5. C.T - due to experience notches Nof

Wing backup: D.N, Dylan Smith, Scolari/Wilson means the cupboard is pretty bare

Centre: Jennings, Cini.

Anybody got the list of new juniors (and posi)

I am hoping you are right Tigerboy re JAC.

That backline you have listed is basically our best case scenario at this point: JAC comes plus Abbey regains form after two knee recons (unlikely, but here’s hoping)

Re Scolari…agree he is a prospect, but he is not eligible for NRL this year?

If Scolari is not on a development contract already the club has 3 options:

  • Trial and train;

  • Development contract (but can’t play until June 30);

  • Top 30 (unlikely);

Would be great if they give the younger ones like he and Riszk, Wilson etc a go at the 9s to see how they perform.

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@finnzo said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

He is 24 I reakon there is at least 4 more years of decent footy in him

OK - but still pretty average imo. Souths aren’t real keen to keep him.

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@momo_amp_medo said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@diedpretty said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

@tiga4eva said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

A question I pose without being narky or sarcastic. If South’s have to pay some freight for Johnston or Gagai or both. Should we let spite stop us from picking up a bargain? South’s will offload them eventually, some Club will grab these guys on the cheap. Interested in you guys opinion

I’m coming around to that idea as well - i reckon we take both - AJ for 3 years and Gagai for 2. Screw Souths over for some costs and pick both up for around 800k. If Madge can get Gagai back to somewhere near his best it adds pace and a bit of class to the backline. I think our forwards will hold their own against most sides this season. Only concern really will be the no.9.

That would be great outcome for our backline provide we screw down the $s and get Rabbits to field substantial amount of the deal.

I don’t think we need to spend the dollars - there is a heap of young talent coming through that will fill the void over the next year or so. Save and spend the money where we need it. An average winger /fullback coming to the end of their careers is not going to win us a comp.

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@Sausagesorcerer It’s a good sign for speed when you see so many diving and missing after a player has gone. You can’t teach speed and you can’t teach tough. He seems to have both.

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@Sunnycoast_tiger said in Eight rookies to keep an eye on in 2020:

Reece Hoffman and Jake Simpkin are the ones to watch.
Max Burey could to a dark horse a very good player.

Burey a very good player.

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Agree - Cini, Madden & Felix Smith with Dillon the pick of our youngsters.

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Some very good prospects here - I would suggest Madden and Cini the picks although I must admit I haven’t seen too much of the others mentioned? https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2020/01/09/eight-rookies-to-keep-an-eye-on-in-2020/

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@gallagher said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@Thaiger said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

Hopefully the young players such as Wilson, Scolari, Cini (defence needs to improve), Talau and Dillon are given a go. We don’t have the answers in the top grade. For example, we know what we will get with Nofoaluma. scores a try, lets two or three in and gets run down from behind. Wouldn’t nit be nice to see a young winger in the clear and go the full distance?

It may have only been Jersey Flegg but I’m very excited about Tommy Talau this year. The first few games there were a number of times he attracted 2 and 3 players down the right hand edge & put Scolari away who used his raw speed and aggression to beat the cover and score regularly.

I think that as a forum we are probably a bit impatient as we have been waiting for years but a lot of these players including the above and Wilson, Cini, Dillon, Smith, Fenn etc are going to bigger and hopefully faster as most are 19 and not 20 until next year but they should develop and grow at this stage of their lives.

Realistically with the exception of Talau, these players should hit their straps in the big grade in 2021 but certainly could get some experience at the top level this year.

It’s just a matter whether the club and fans can recognise and wait for this.

It’s also a matter if these players kick on.

Yes of course. However, over the past few years I haven’t seen this much investment in younger players so I remain hopeful we are on the right track. Not all will make it but we have at least given ourselves a chance. Well done to Dave Warwick and recruitment for giving it a crack.

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@pawsandclaws1 said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

Hopefully the young players such as Wilson, Scolari, Cini (defence needs to improve), Talau and Dillon are given a go. We don’t have the answers in the top grade. For example, we know what we will get with Nofoaluma. scores a try, lets two or three in and gets run down from behind. Wouldn’t nit be nice to see a young winger in the clear and go the full distance?

It may have only been Jersey Flegg but I’m very excited about Tommy Talau this year. The first few games there were a number of times he attracted 2 and 3 players down the right hand edge & put Scolari away who used his raw speed and aggression to beat the cover and score regularly.

I think that as a forum we are probably a bit impatient as we have been waiting for years but a lot of these players including the above and Wilson, Cini, Dillon, Smith, Fenn etc are going to bigger and hopefully faster as most are 19 and not 20 until next year but they should develop and grow at this stage of their lives.

Realistically with the exception of Talau, these players should hit their straps in the big grade in 2021 but certainly could get some experience at the top level this year.

It’s just a matter whether the club and fans can recognise and wait for this.

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Any news of a trial or announcement yet of Jersey Flegg squad before Christmas? Looking forward to watching the new player talent pool this year with some exciting additions. Assume Lamkins is hoping to keep that winning feeling from second half of 2019 that he had going.