I was at Orana Park the day Benji first played there for Wests Tigers and my family was mesmerized by this skinny kid who absolutely killed it.
My Dad (who was terminally ill at that time) said to me “well, I won’t be there to see Benji’s last game, but I was there for his first!”
My family will be there Sunday to honour his 300th - we’re doing it for Dad too!
I’m not aware of any rumblings to move Pascoe.
In fact, the club was doing everything possible to ensure that he returned on board after his suspension to keep things going, the finances were going well, memberships on the up, the COE is financed/approved and on its way etc etc.
Any reference to Cleary appears to confirm that Pascoe was blindsided as was everybody else.
Any question about player discontent doesn’t sit with the CEO necessarily, it shoots to the heart of someone/or more with agendas who choose to play things out in some sort of media kangaroo court - when in fact this year, most info to be believed comes only out of Concord when and if they confirm things.
Actually, Wests Tigers are media specials, our fans are most vocal/passionate so we sell papers, have website hits, have massive TV ratings - so anything remotely concerned with us goes off big-time.
Just my twopence worth.
This forum is my first port of call to get the low down/goss/news on all things Wests Tigers.
When you’re here regularly, you get to know who interests you, what to sort of believe, who is fun, and (maybe) who to even scroll past./
Either way, in my opinion, this forum remains the BEST football supporter forum of any NRL club - so HUGE thanks to all those who Admin, those who look after the actual mechanics of the place and to ALL the POSITIVE Wests Tigers fans who make this place sing!
It’s an anxious time being a Wests Tigers fan, being reliant on the media for any idea of what’s happening in the potential player transfer market.
The so-called facts are a mix of wishes, guesses, click-bait, and pretty much agendas of faceless men (aka player agents) who are pushing their interests for individual players.
Sure just mention Wests Tigers. Everyone knows we are player needy. Everyone knows we are sitting ducks for all the promises in the world. Everyone knows we are ripe for the picking.
So what’s the real story?
Well that’s the thing - we fans must trust our management to lead us along the path of salary cap limits, player mix and all round squad quality.
But gee-wiz, it’s still an anxious time being a Wests Tigers fan.
How can we on this forum really give a true performance assessment of Pascoe (or anyone for that matter) in an admin position within the Wests Tigers admin, without knowing the inner workings of the club, day by day, the requisite KPIs etc, contractual obligations etc etc.
We might have opinions.
Butt that’s all they are - opinions.
Nothing of benefit one way or the other, except open a negative box - just think of Doust at Saints .
The onus is on our Wests Tigers board (to whom Pascoe answers) to evaluate his performance.