@hugh1954 mate I’m with you - I’m full of bravado every week but our fearless positive talk is about as silly as signing, … i don’t know, someone as old as Tim Mannah
Jesus! I go on a holiday to China for three weeks and come back to this:
Couldn’t connect to forum in China - thank the lord for that!!!
Our retention and recruitment is, and has been for years, absolutely disgraceful. I’ve said it time and time again. Forumers want to bash me for it - well prove me wrong! Tim Mannah!!! - you are kidding me right?
DWZ - very astute purchase - except for the wrong club! WHY CANT WE EVER CLOSE THE DEAL ON THE PLAYERS THAT WE NEED!!
MAN, China wasn’t far enough away.
And another season turns to crap- oh that’s ok, we’re in a rebuild.
I’m a tad frustrated as you can tell. Maybe I need a holiday!
Had a beer with a bloke before Melbourne game - supposed to be good mates with Farah. Could be garbage / could be true, but he said the current group were very tight - for what it’s worth.
But if it is true - keep Maguire, sack the pretenders.
@Russell geez , you must have a happy life ! Seriously , you guys are the worst fans . I’m passionate too , but you guys are just disloyal and lack conviction. I would hate to have been in a trench with you mate . Say something constructive for gods sake
I think you will find that posting respectfully will result in a return or respectful posts.
Buzz said on Controversy Corner tonight that Storm tried to shop him around to all 15 clubs in DEC, even offering to cover $80K.
Happy to see him to get his opportunity. I thought he looked electric and was great for them the other night.
Tedesco actually credits the Blues camp for helping with the change in his (running) technique, he said it on the Matty Johns show about a month or so ago.
Also another point to consider is, wouldn’t both those clubs have far more superior training facilities than us?
Teddy doesn’t give Wests Tigers credit for anything. He would rather we were wiped from history than have to re-live that he came through our system.
I reckon, anyone who says he’ll do a LeBron is kidding themselves. It was a one way trip when he left.
The guy certainly is revisionist. As in he apparently always was a passionate Roosters supporter, same with his family etc., even though he grew up in Camden, but his junior side had Roosters colours. Apparently. Then he’s fab mates with Miniciello all of a sudden because they went to the World Cup together for 6 weeks, even though he’d spent the previous 7 years in the Magpies/Tigers system.
Screw him. I get it, he wanted to be in a better side and more success - I can understand the allure. But it’s heartless and soul-less to me and that will forever dent my opinion of him. The real legends of the game in my eyes are the ones that stick with what they’ve got and make their home team better, not join a cherry-picked team of blokes on great wickets.
They are a soulless glamour club the Roosters, I reckon my old Granny would be embarrassed how the core values of her side has changed, being an old Paddington girl back in the days when it was far more working class and much of Sydney was poor. Even when you look at membership - Roosters are clearly one of the most successful clubs of the membership era and they have the third-lowest 2019 membership, ahead of only Manly and Titans! They are 6K behind Tigers and 16K behind Rabbits!
And honestly - who are the Roosters players that have the long-standing admiration of the league? Pretty much nobody of the last 10 years. Perhaps Mitch Aubusson simply because he’s an honest footballer with a slightly limited skillset, but just plays hard wherever they put him. If the Roosters were full of Aubos it would be a different thing, but they aren’t, they are full of nonsense self-motivators like Cronk, guns for hire like Tedesco and arrogant lairs like Latrell.
There you go, unexpected anti-Roosters rant over.
You’ve brought me to tears. So beautifully written
Imagine having 2 tigers play for origin
No thanks. I’d rather they concentrate on Wests Tigers. There is still a lot of work todo and our depth isn’t that great.
I think this is a pretty selfish opinion. Good luck to any player in origin contention.
@Kul re my first point: I’m scrolling down from post to post- I’ll be on post 58 of 80 for example and then without me doing anything I’m in post 79 of 80 - and I didn’t touch anything!! Then I have to manually scroll back to find the last post I read
A couple of issues I’m experiencing:
The concern for me is that whilst I agree that we are improving in general, there is no improvement in our ability to close out a game. I was there last night and from about the 50 minute mark our attack changed significantly. We stopped throwing the ball around and went back to that grinding style of play. We were protecting the lead and we basically stopped playing footy. Imo we need to develop a mindset that we keep playing for 80 as opposed to getting to a lead and shutting up shop. Good effort but so disappointing