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Dear Mods, how has this got to 5 pages already when it’s premise is about how good it would feel to inflict physical violence against people? Really?

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@bptiger said in Wests Tigers V Souths - Live Game Thread:

After watching the replay this morning I think young Harry over played his hand last night he kept the ball too close to the ruck and made it easy for the south’s defence. He was much better when he came back on I think Madge had some words with him .

And, so he shoud have.

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@Tcat said in We need a new captain:

@JoshColeman99 said in We need a new captain:

@Tiger-Tragic said in We need a new captain:

@rah53 said in We need a new captain:

Of the current players available to play, I’d give captaincy to Reynolds, but his hanging the leg out on Graham puts him in the naughty corner. If it wasn’t for that incident, he communicates with the refs quite a bit.
So, I’d then pick Aloiai. I reckon he’s got it in him to be a leader for the future. I’d say Grant, but we don’t know what his future is after this year.

Seriously? Reynolds? He’d be the last one I’d choose. When are people going to see past his “energizer bunny” antics and realise he is a very, very ordinary player?

Being captain ain’t always about how good you play on the field. There’s a lot of things that are more important for a captain

Reynolds is a leader and a motivator. He may not be the best player, but his other attributes have the ability to lift a team. Mbye basically runs out of the tunnel first and that’s about it.

Mate, he might seem motivational to you, but the best attribute of being a leader, in my opinion, is to lead by example through superior skill levels,courage, reliability, and consistently high standards. You should be THE BEST or among the elite members of your team. Reynolds is not that person.

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@Sart0ri said in 321 vs Souths rd9:

3 LL
2 Garner
1 AD

Yeh I’d go with them. Can’t quite figure out the points Lawrence is getting though. He’s an honest plodder these days, at best.

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@willow said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

I think he could very well do with a spell to be honest. I’d move Benji to 7 and see how he and Reynolds go next week.

On ABC Grandstand, Matt Elliott was adamant Brooks is a 6, not a 7. In fact, he said, we’ve got a team full of 6’s. Brooks, Reynolds, Douehei, Marshall, Mbye.

When can we see Brooks given a go at 6? No idea who the 7 would be btw, we don’t seem to have one.

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@Moh said in Wests Tigers V Souths - Live Game Thread:

@Spud_Murphy said in Wests Tigers V Souths - Live Game Thread:

18-10 is pretty good considering our injuries and everything going against us. What really hurts is that we would most likely have won that game with all things being equal, possibly last week as well.

All I know is I’m getting really sick of having to talk about the referees every week. Their increasing influence on whether we can even compete in a game or not is bordering on criminal. I honestly don’t know what the club has done to tick them all off so much. Something needs to be done about it, someone needs to call this out publicly, something needs to change, otherwise what’s the point of us even being in the comp anymore.

Yup, it’s driving me away from the game - and the worst thing is the media make absolutely no mention of it. It’s just, oh yah the Tigers, they tried but they’re just not good enough. You never hear our games disected and analysed fairly, ever.

That LM coat hanger on Reynolds… the similarities between that and what BJ did is uncanny, yet the commentators made no mention of it and the refs, of course, didn’t even look at it.

It’s seriously bizarre.

I agree and said similarly last week, so this is just more of the same from the officials with regard to WT. It shows clearly when I say that Henry Perenara has probably been the most “fair” ref for us this year. That’s a pretty low benchmark.

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@Spartan117 said in Wests Tigers V Souths - Live Game Thread:

That was both courageous and inept .

I switched off at 18 zip.

lol. Me too.I had visions of it being 30 - 0 or something like that. So, 18 -10 is respectably inept.

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@rah53 said in We need a new captain:

Of the current players available to play, I’d give captaincy to Reynolds, but his hanging the leg out on Graham puts him in the naughty corner. If it wasn’t for that incident, he communicates with the refs quite a bit.
So, I’d then pick Aloiai. I reckon he’s got it in him to be a leader for the future. I’d say Grant, but we don’t know what his future is after this year.

Seriously? Reynolds? He’d be the last one I’d choose. When are people going to see past his “energizer bunny” antics and realise he is a very, very ordinary player?

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@GNR4LIFE said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

Interesting to think the guy he’s replacing could be his long term centre partner.

Yes, I think Tommy Talau is a centre, more than a winger, but the fact he has been so effective on the wing shows he is a young man of great talent and potential. I hope Reece turns out similarly. Good luck to both of them.

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@boonboon said in Harry Grant:

Another consideration is how long does Bellamy last at Storm - If Craig leaves at the end of next year then it is all up in the air at the Storm - No Smith, No bellamy and it will mean significant changes

If Grant is able to negotiate a contract beyond a return to Melbourne, it’s really important, right now, that he sees WT as a place where he can be successful.

We’ve all seen what he can do for the team and we, as fans, love it. More importantly, Harry has to love it too if he’s to consider staying, given the chance.

The kid can seriously play and will command big $ in the next contract. So, it won’t come down to $ alone.

It would be the best indicator yet that the Madge vision is supported by the leadership and management of the club, most importantly in terms of recruitment, retention and infrastructure to support professional athletes.

Lots of hypotheticals, I know.