Do we ever win a toss???
Posts made by Tiger_Steve
RE: Josh Reynolds gives frank response to 'hit list' as Wests Tigers start ruthless rebuild
If words won grand finals we’d be champions
Succinct and true! Gold comment
RE: Rumour: Tigers sign Tim Mannah for rest of 2019
This Tim Mannah situation is, in my opinion, one of the more serious problems facing our game. A one club player, previous club captain, pillar of the eels community can be let go ‘mid-week’ without so much as a handshake let alone a gold watch. It’s wrong. In fact there’s a lot wrong with it …
Firstly, players and clubs are not rewarded for loyalty. Therefore, fans are not rewarded for their loyalty to long-standing players. There needs to be strong dispensation for one club, or at least long standing, players. Something that encourages a players love of the jersey, the club, the community.
Secondly, rugby league is tribal. I loved the Balmain era of roach, Elias, Pearce, sirinen etc - they were tigers through and through. They were offered better money elsewhere but they stayed loyal to Tigers. Fans stayed loyal to them. It meant something - there was a bond. Today, your hero can be your mortal enemy in the space of 7 days. Ridiculous in my opinion.
Thirdly, there is no importance placed on contracts by either party. This is a really poor example of modern life. Now, not only does your word mean nothing, but your legal responsibility means nothing also. This too is sad and is a poor reflection on modern society.
Lastly, the amount of wasted, splurged and thrown away money is criminal. Clubs are lucky to break even on an annual basis. The NRL and clubs are fighting for limited revenue streams yet it is apparently ok to piss millions away in poor decision making.
I love footy but the game i grew up loving is fast evolving into a corporate disaster. Tim Mannah is an Eel. Always has been and should be till his last day. He’ll be a Tiger by tomorrow I’m sure and I’ll wish him well and I’ll barrack for him but my heart won’t be quite in it. I wonder if his will?
RE: Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire and prop Russell Packer are no longer speaking to each other,
@happy_tiger I agree but so often it seems in the NRL world pettiness and childishness win out over common sense
RE: Fonua gone for extended period
@TieDye thanks ‘champ.’ I appreciate being set straight. Yep I literally have nothing better to do as I sit in a bank in Hong Kong waiting for my wife to finalise a few things. Oh and as far as nothing better to do is concerned - I’m not the one wildly posting on every available thread.
RE: The National Anthem
@TieDye not just ‘blowing in.’ Have been a regular contributor to the forum for a while now. Definitely not racially motivated - why is it that every opinion in society that differs from someone else’s is now branded as racist? Strange really.
I just think it’s interesting someone has to blow up their tyres by promoting their above average income bracket. But that’s just me. Anyway - carry on. I’ll move on to a different thread …