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Quicker we get Tommy to centres for next year and get Kei into the bubble the better.

Our younger ones need experience so we should bite the bullet now. These 2 are our best prospects.

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For God’s sakes - professional footballers that let the ball bounce and show no urgency. So basic and yet very few are prepared to risk dropping the ball. Sorry - just annoys me and I do hope he’s alright.

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@weststigerman said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@clontarfkid said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@weststigerman said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

This thread is funny, last week everyone was raving about signing Saab, after 1 game he’s terrible.

The fact he wasn’t playing first grade should have been the first hint he has deficiencies in his game. However, he has size and speed which can’t be taught, just needs a good coach, the right attitude and needs to be fitter.

Hes not playing 1st grade because he has 2 better wingers in front of him,yet Saab doesnt concur
When given his opportunity,I didnt see any hunger or comittment to anything tbh regardless of his supposedly natural athletism.It was invisible,and so was he
We dont have many NRL wingers,but at this stage with this attitude hes not for me unless some turnaround is evident in future games
Mitc Moses 2.0 without the talent…so far

He wants to leave because he doesn’t like the travel, not to do with playing NRL.

Too early to write him off IMO, he’s 19, I still remember Lawrence’s defensive deficiencies at that age. I’d much rather give him the opportunity and hope he improves with a change of clubs rather than someone like Scolari who doesn’t have the physical attributes to ever be more than an average winger in today’s game.

Yes I see what you are saying but when are we going to learn with our signings? We don’t need Saab - we have Kei and even Bradley with the right attributes. Jennings is big and how is that working out for us?

Someone who signs a contract, then decides they don’t like travelling - says it all for me. I don’t care if he’s 19 - poor attitude and it showed last night - didn’t show any killer instincts at all. There is no doubt there is talent there but it’s far too early to tell.

I wish him well but for mine I don’t think we should sign him.

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Have to wonder - so many raps from people about Saab begging for his signing. Here is a kid that has signed a contract and then apparently complaining that he wants to rid himself of the travel.

If that’s not a red flag - maybe Mary knew what he was doing!

Meanwhile - apparently we don’t have much talent? #kei

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@swag_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@hobbo1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I like Koroibete and is obviously a huge step up. But isn’t he a little on the short side?

He’s dropped a yard or two of pace as well

Would still be easily the fastest in our squad.

I’d take you up on that. There are plenty of players in our squad who are much quicker than you think. Kei and Nofa are not slow. Throw in some younger ones and I think you will be surprised.

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@tiger_one said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Did they change the cut off window for player movements

It’s been put back till 3 August.

Check out: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-and-clubs-25m-apart-in-funding-fracas-20200604-p54zot.html

Is that why the NSWRL are sitting on their hands about resumption of training and some sort of comp for CC and JF players?

They could at least provide an update - I hear JF players from St George, Easts etc are now playing union. Whoever is in charge of running the NSWRL they are completely asleep at the wheel. If it’s a problem being caused by V’Landys and the NRL, then at least come out and say what the issue is but you’ve also had plenty of time to have scenarios in place.

I find it extraordinary that these young players and others are being left completely in the dark. They aren’t training as groups and there is no word what comp or when they will be able to start playing again. Disgraceful.

Massive kudos to the NRL to get it back up and running. Complete thumbs down for not having back up plans for those that aren’t in the bubble so that when restrictions were lifted, there were options available. Communication lines are virtually non-existent - heads should roll.

Rant over!

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@Jedi_Tiger said in Wests Tigers Team v Cowboys Rd 5:

mi d you if Jennings serves up another crap performance like the titans game even i am prepared for him to not see fg again

I’m not into bagging Jennings personally of course. Don’t know him and I bet he is a really nice guy.

BUT from a football perspective - watching him jogging back when that 40/20 v Titans occurred and not willing to attack the high ball makes me wonder where his head is. There was nothing passionate about it so why not give a kid a chance who would give anything for a shot and we have quite a few.

I can’t believe someone like Hoffman hasn’t been called up unless of course he is injured.

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Moh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Can someone shed some light on why we’re after Farnworth? Every game i’ve seen of him he looks bog average. Looks all hype like Zac Lomax.

This x100.

Really hasn’t showed anything, not a whole lot to him.

Within the club, in the centres, I’ve liked what I’ve seen of Matheson Johns.

Johns was one of the standouts in the preseason trial. Really hard runner of the ball.

Have to agree.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TheDaBoss said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Sunnycoast_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@iofthetigers said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Dragons are going hard for Tom Dearden, he is contracted until 2021. Milford pulled the Broncos pants down by taking up his option for another year so they need to offload players or backload to be able to keep youngsters. The Tigers have requested talks with Flegler (under contract until 2021) & are also interested in Farnworth but he is waiting to see what the Broncos can offer.

Thomas Flegler would be great, I would leave Farnworth at Brisbane. Would like to see what Bradley, Abbey, Kei, Scolari have to offer first.

Same, im excited for kei and scolari

we have a lot of talented juniors coming through

They’re a while away and we need a winger pretty desperately. Out of those 4 Kei is the only one I’m super excited for

I’m also most excited by Kei. Loved what of the little bit I saw. Big and scored plenty of tries. He’s definitely the pick for me.

Bradley - is tall and scored quite a few tries in CC and then lost a bit of confidence possibly end of the season. He deserves a chance. On a development so I suspect he does have considerable talent but need it brought through.

Abbey - sounds good and just needs to get through injury.

Scolari - needed this year in CC and JF in my opinion. Height (180cm?) is now an issue so I’m not convinced he’ll be a winger. Speed, aggression, toughness, heart and defence - massive tick.

Hoffman - has played rep and looked the goods in opening game v Saints JF. Could be the smokey to play NRL this year.

All have talent but again - Kei is the one. Sadly, with Covid, the others may have to move on or wait a year or 2 at least to come through.