Buying a player, even a generational talent like Ponga, is not the answer. The Knights signed him on spec, paying overs at 600K per season. He now wants 1.5M per season - not when this contract expires, but now. So if the Tigers luck out, i.e. find the next Ponga, it looks like you get 2 years before his manager comes looking for more $$, assuming he hits the ground running, which we’d obviously like him to do. The “excess to requirements” players like Matterson and the junior Kangaroo players that we are currently signing are more the way to go (in my opinion).
Ground wise, I’d love us to be such a success that we fill ANZ, but realistically, perhaps a move to the revamped SFS may be more in line with our level of success. While we are waiting for the upgrade to finish, if we continue to play at BankWest, I suggest any home fixtures vs Parra get moved somewhere; playing them there is ludicrous.
Let’s all be honest, none of us are going anywhere (Tigers for life!), if we were, we would have left by now and be sipping lattes and banging on about Sonny Bill (not realising he left the Roosters years ago).