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Really like the way our mods intervene to ensure standards are maintained on the forum . Just one thing - prematurely closing threads because of one person’s desire shouldn’t happen. Latrell thread still had a heartbeat imo.

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How nice to read Leilua talking our club up. So refreshing. I know my frustrations are borne out of continuing to hear people talk negatively of my club. To hear him say he told his brother the WestsTigers are are great club is so pleasing to hear

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@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ll tell you another thing about Madge. There’s not another coach in the nrl could have got us to within a whisker of playing finals footy.
To those who think we can’t win the gf in 2020, did you also have that opinion in January 2005?

2005 had a golden crop coming through.

A ball playing Origin class FB.

A great, big, winger in Richards.

A top class GK.

One of the best halves pairings of the decade.

If you can see all that being possible in our 2020 backline, then I’d suggest you rush down to the TAB.

LOL, don’t need more fertiliser for the garden Ellery 😂
Well.? Did you think they could do it in 2005?
Gotta admit I honestly thought they were the snowball in hell personified, that is until , I think it was round 15 against the Broncos. Broncos had racked up a decent score but late in the second half the Tigers played like they hadn’t played all season.
I’m just saying it’s far too early to write them off before the first ball is kicked.

2005 we also had a Kangaroo class young 9 coming through. 2020 we have…no 9.

Not being negative, I just hope people’s expectations are realistic and we do not get a dozen ‘sack Madge’ threads a week.

IMO , with a few injuries in the backs, we could finish bottom 2.

But it will not be the fault of the current coach.

I’m just saying… in January 2005 truth is none of us could have expected the year to end the way it did. The whole story reminded me of an American football movie called “The Replacements.” The only thing missing was the smoke hanging out the side of Pat’s mouth.
The 2005 grand final victory is spoken about in the inner west in legendary terms. Not because the Tigers had the best team but because they didn’t. But each player knew their job.

Everyone knew their jobs but we had the most exciting footballer possibly ever, with an incredible ability to create something out of nothing. We had marquee talent. People doing their job + marquee talent = success.

Who was the marquee talent that we bought in 2004?

What does it matter when they were bought, developed or shipped in? We had marquee talent and we won a comp. we won’t win another without it. Maybe Talau will do what Benji did - who knows? But at present we have money but can’t attract marquee talent so ‘come on Talau‘

Steve, there’s an old saying… cometh the hour, cometh the man. Players became legends that year mate and we didn’t mind running 13th the next year because, we’ll because we were still celebrating mwahaha!!

Yep can’t argue! Hope a few step up

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@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ll tell you another thing about Madge. There’s not another coach in the nrl could have got us to within a whisker of playing finals footy.
To those who think we can’t win the gf in 2020, did you also have that opinion in January 2005?

2005 had a golden crop coming through.

A ball playing Origin class FB.

A great, big, winger in Richards.

A top class GK.

One of the best halves pairings of the decade.

If you can see all that being possible in our 2020 backline, then I’d suggest you rush down to the TAB.

LOL, don’t need more fertiliser for the garden Ellery 😂
Well.? Did you think they could do it in 2005?
Gotta admit I honestly thought they were the snowball in hell personified, that is until , I think it was round 15 against the Broncos. Broncos had racked up a decent score but late in the second half the Tigers played like they hadn’t played all season.
I’m just saying it’s far too early to write them off before the first ball is kicked.

2005 we also had a Kangaroo class young 9 coming through. 2020 we have…no 9.

Not being negative, I just hope people’s expectations are realistic and we do not get a dozen ‘sack Madge’ threads a week.

IMO , with a few injuries in the backs, we could finish bottom 2.

But it will not be the fault of the current coach.

I’m just saying… in January 2005 truth is none of us could have expected the year to end the way it did. The whole story reminded me of an American football movie called “The Replacements.” The only thing missing was the smoke hanging out the side of Pat’s mouth.
The 2005 grand final victory is spoken about in the inner west in legendary terms. Not because the Tigers had the best team but because they didn’t. But each player knew their job.

Everyone knew their jobs but we had the most exciting footballer possibly ever, with an incredible ability to create something out of nothing. We had marquee talent. People doing their job + marquee talent = success.

Who was the marquee talent that we bought in 2004?

What does it matter when they were bought, developed or shipped in? We had marquee talent and we won a comp. we won’t win another without it. Maybe Talau will do what Benji did - who knows? But at present we have money but can’t attract marquee talent so ‘come on Talau‘

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@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Herb-Gardener said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I’ll tell you another thing about Madge. There’s not another coach in the nrl could have got us to within a whisker of playing finals footy.
To those who think we can’t win the gf in 2020, did you also have that opinion in January 2005?

2005 had a golden crop coming through.

A ball playing Origin class FB.

A great, big, winger in Richards.

A top class GK.

One of the best halves pairings of the decade.

If you can see all that being possible in our 2020 backline, then I’d suggest you rush down to the TAB.

LOL, don’t need more fertiliser for the garden Ellery 😂
Well.? Did you think they could do it in 2005?
Gotta admit I honestly thought they were the snowball in hell personified, that is until , I think it was round 15 against the Broncos. Broncos had racked up a decent score but late in the second half the Tigers played like they hadn’t played all season.
I’m just saying it’s far too early to write them off before the first ball is kicked.

2005 we also had a Kangaroo class young 9 coming through. 2020 we have…no 9.

Not being negative, I just hope people’s expectations are realistic and we do not get a dozen ‘sack Madge’ threads a week.

IMO , with a few injuries in the backs, we could finish bottom 2.

But it will not be the fault of the current coach.

I’m just saying… in January 2005 truth is none of us could have expected the year to end the way it did. The whole story reminded me of an American football movie called “The Replacements.” The only thing missing was the smoke hanging out the side of Pat’s mouth.
The 2005 grand final victory is spoken about in the inner west in legendary terms. Not because the Tigers had the best team but because they didn’t. But each player knew their job.

Everyone knew their jobs but we had the most exciting footballer possibly ever, with an incredible ability to create something out of nothing. We had marquee talent. People doing their job + marquee talent = success.

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@teddy23 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@2005magic said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I think we should try hard to get AD & AJ to improve backline. If we have to pay overs so be it. Once we can improve and get into the finals hopefully we can turn perceptions around and not be paying overs and disrespected by both clubs, player managers and players.

I find it incredible we have been pushing the final 8 last few years and coming 9th at seasons end, yet the troika of clubs, managers and players think less of us than Titans and the others regualrly below us.

Do you really think that AJ and Doueihi will really take this squad deep into the finals or even in the finals in general?

Well probably deeper than 9th

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Latest story (rumour) I just saw on Zerotackle is Johnston and Douehi to Storm for Addo-Carr.

If this is true, we might as well pack and go to Perth. Can’t get elite, can’t get average, can’t get youth (outside our own nursery). Becoming embarrassing if this happens

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@Cultured_Bogan said in Wests Tigers Sign Luciano Leilua till 2022:

@matchball said in Wests Tigers Sign Luciano Leilua till 2022:

@AnnandaleTiger said in Wests Tigers Sign Luciano Leilua till 2022:

“I wasn’t really feeling it over there”

Is the most interesting remark for me

Look at the coach. Hardly inspire confidence being led by him.

Beat me to it mate. Mary couldn’t coach grass to grow.

Well to be fair CB, no one can at the moment

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@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There also has to be some objectivity about where the club is at presently and where it has come from.
Blind Freddy knows that to be successful on the field you need to be financially sound off it. You can’t have one without the other. So to be so dismissive of those improvements as if they are insignificant, stinks of someone with a cross to bare rather than someone who wants to discuss things rationally. Blanket blaming is a cop out and identifies nothing - “the club” we have at the moment is nothing like “the club” it was 5 years ago and nor are the people making the decisions.

I don’t have a cross to bear at all. Why would I? I’m a supporter of the club and I want us to be successful. It’s something i’ve invested significant time and money in throughout my life. However, i’m also going to call it as I see it and until we start to see some success on the field I won’t be satisfied.

I agree with you completely!

We could be the best financial club in the competition and that doesn’t mean anything until it translates to result on the field.

For too long have we said things will be better next year and its not, now here we are in January and we already have people saying we are building for next year, or we are signing up all the best juniors and we have to be patient. I was patient when we had the last crop of “best juniors” coming through and that got us nowhere, even when we had them a couple of years into their careers we still missed the finals. I was here when people, including myself, were saying the independent board would deliver results, it didn’t.

I am just as excited as anyone about the juniors we have attracted, but I am ready for us to see improvements on the field now, not in 1-2 years time. I will still be here no matter what, I’ll be in my seats at all grounds and travel to Tamworth no matter what. For those saying to be patient and having a go at people who want improvements now, we are allowed to be sceptical because for the last 9 years all this club has shown is failure.

Great post! Critical appraisal is not negativity. Impatience after so many years of failure and more than occasional embarrassment is warranted.
I love the tigers, will be at most games as usual but I am absolutely and totally sick of excuses and ‘next year’ mentality. In fact the club is in agreement - they have said many times that missing the top 8 is unacceptable.
Pascoe alluded to signing speed - let’s see it!

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@TieDye said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

I think AJ would be the best option , rate him on wing… where would thompson go

Penrith apparently