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Well we can laugh about double chins and brown paper bags etc etc but they got him and we didn’t. Oh well JAC is a certainty right?

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@Glenn5150 said in WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2020:

@bigsiro said in WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2020:

I don’t think any of us are pleased with the recruitment.
On the back of 10+ years of failure we really needed to do better in the player market, especially considering the warchest.
Not to say our management didn’t try their hardest.

Frankly, our roster is arguably the worst in the comp and to be honest, one the worst I’ve seen in 40 years I’ve followed Wests/Balmain.

If we finish the dreaded 9th or 10th again it will be because we had some encouraging performances (which are inevitable over the course of a season), and this may once again serve to vindicate the players, management and some fans that we have the right squad and are heading in the right direction. Obviously we all want to win games and compete, but let’s not kid ourselves, every win with this roster is just another chance for us to pull the wool over our eyes and thus walk blindly in a fool’s paradise.

I’d almost rather us finish 15th or 16th and in doing so recognize the need for a serious roster overhaul than go through the emotional turmoil of nearly making it, getting heartbroken again while having to justify our roster at the end of next season.

I am sure the club is aware of the need to overhaul the roster. We are currently stuck with Cleary’s stupid excesses with Packer, Reynolds & Mbye which will start to clear out next year.

True but we also have money now, today, this instant and we seemingly can’t give it away. Can’t just blame locked up money.

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@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Moh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Ponyo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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Haha another week written off nice and early.

Should have asked if any signings this year!

Decade??

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@momo_amp_medo said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@avocadoontoast said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@momo_amp_medo said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@hsvjones said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Moh said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@stevied said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Moh said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

We have all the money but no one wants to come here.

I think we should temper this summation. There were very few off contract players this off season, the majority of players prefer to stay with their current club plus the Tigers need to be selective about their signings, not just grab anyone. Ever the optimist, I think our opportunities will come. We just need to be patient.

Fair, and it’s 100% frustration from my end.

But after Matterson (and letting go of Esan) we really needed a win, and so far it’s been disappointing. Luciano is a good signing don’t get me wrong, but we lack a game breaker and I was hoping we’d get one this off-season.

Still plenty of time to go.

My Biggest Frustration is the fact we released Matterson & Marsters without getting anything back or having replacements in place. I think if we played hardball we would of got something or held off until we had replacements but also understand why we did this.
I think we will regret the Marsters one as he was injured last year and him been fully fit will be back to his best…

We did not get nothing. We received full value of his contract plus 3-4 months of this yers salary which the club would be up for while negotiating a suitable release deal.
So on my maths that’s around +$500k.
Hardly nothing.

i think what he meant is that we released two of our starting first grade players and have been unable to use the money to strengthen our lineup. Leilua is a fine signing but he is not top line. Not meaning to be critical of the club but this offseason’s recruitment (to date) has been a failure.

Yes but the fat lady did not do her performance yet!

Can she play fullback or hooker?

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@fair-dinkum said in Our 1 to 5...:

@Cairnstigers said in Our 1 to 5...:

@fair-dinkum said in Our 1 to 5...:

@4jtigers said in Our 1 to 5...:

@Geo said in Our 1 to 5...:

Surprised we are even bothering in 2020…

We haven’t even played a trial game and the players are being judged already… lol so much negativity

Guess you missed 2019.

Its 95% the same team that failed beautifully last year. Unless they all got stuck into the peptides i doubt they’ve gotten stronger, faster more talented in 4 months.

More spectacular failures on the 2020 horizon. but yeah, need to be more positive, as i hold the pom poms, “Go Tigers, you can do it…this year, or the next, or the next, yay Tigers” 🙄

I don’t know why some people on her bother supporting the Tigers
Complaining year after year yet you are all still here
Put yourself out of your misery and take the leap to follow a team like the Roosters
Then you will have something to Crow about

I get that we are all becoming a little frustrated at our results over the years
But a new season is about to start and some of you have already raised the white flag
You give up to easily and conceed that we won’t make the finals without a ball even being kicked off
I certainly hope our players don’t have the same attitude

I won’t say there is always next year until it is mathematically impossible to make the eight

Ever heard the storey about the “Hare and the Tortoise” or the saying “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings”
Don’t give up until we have 8 teams pass the finish line before us
Try and be proud of your Club
The results will come
Eventually

I don’t know why some people on her bother supporting the Tigers

Im sorry i have no right after spending thousands of dollars on merch, travel, accommodation and tickets, thousands of hours traveling and attending games, events over the best part of 30 years to support the team and expect results. You are correct, i shouldnt care and be passionate about my team to want results. Im sure just having your head strong attitude of positivity will bring about success. I see the error of my ways. With the amazing talent we have on our books we will put in an 80 minute effort each week. Well done to the boys. Its all a fan could ever ask of their team.

I didnt however realise i wasnt allowed to support a team that i want to actually win the competition. My deepest apologies, to the arbiter of what i should think and thank you for putting me on the correct path to thinking the way i should. What was I thinking? daring to want the team ive loved for 30 years to be successful. How dare I. From now on while watching a game ill sing kumbaya and make daisy chains to hand out to orphaned children and whether i like it or not, in the era of professional sports i should be happy just to support a team, its not whether you win or loose its that you continue to loose and lump it year after year, just as long as i remain positive. Got it.

Outstanding!!

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Very sad. Hope all works out for him

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@Tcat said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

I won’t be sad to see this thread end. We tried and missed out now let’s move on.

Mate you’ve stumbled on something. This is better than one the bus.’

WestsTigers - We tried and missed out. We’ll move on!

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@OzLuke said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Tiger_Steve said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@OzLuke said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Tiger_Steve said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

Yep he’s only a boy; he’s not tough; he’s weak as …; yada yada yada

Last bloke who was mentally weak is now tearing it up, will get parra to top 4 and is not far from origin

Who wins?

Not us

still mentally weak and no matter how he plays is an absolute flogbag…

Agree but we lose - again and again and again and again.

Now we hear Souths call in business heavies to secure Latrell and we lose again and again and again

Bloody sick of it to be honest

I am too mate don’t get me wrong, but this kid, no matter how well he plays isn’t right in the head. What’s gonna happen when he gets tired of playing at Parra and wants an extra 100k? Mark my words that will happen and who is going to want him? Guy is damaged.

Yep - at this stage you’re right.

I’m just negative atm because I’m sick of us filling our team with b graders. Every bloody time we get an a grade player it end up in tears!

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@OzLuke said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@Tiger_Steve said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

Yep he’s only a boy; he’s not tough; he’s weak as …; yada yada yada

Last bloke who was mentally weak is now tearing it up, will get parra to top 4 and is not far from origin

Who wins?

Not us

still mentally weak and no matter how he plays is an absolute flogbag…

Agree but we lose - again and again and again and again.

Now we hear Souths call in business heavies to secure Latrell and we lose again and again and again

Bloody sick of it to be honest

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Yep he’s only a boy; he’s not tough; he’s weak as …; yada yada yada

Last bloke who was mentally weak is now tearing it up, will get parra to top 4 and is not far from origin

Who wins?

Not us