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@avocadoontoast said in If Madge fails.....:

@Tigerbuck63 said in If Madge fails.....:

@OldMagpie said in If Madge fails.....:

If we don’t make the finals this year and Madge fails in the first 6 rounds next year, he will be gone anyway. It’s nice to hear Madge continuously repeat over and over at the presser’s how we are building something special and making us feel warm and fuzzy inside. The reality is, by round 6 next year, he will be shown the door. Don’t be fooled by Hagipantelis talking up extension contracts,thats just pumping up his tyres so he can do something with the current bunch of misfits (excluding our young up- and- comers)we have.

I think that Madge will be given the opportunity to see out his contract until next season, Extension well it all depends how we perform next season i am sure there will be a mid season review.

At the same time there should be a CEO review as both positions should be measured together. Lots of the over paid player contracts were also on his watch as well and needs to shoulder some of that blame.

I like Madge however i don’t want to see a Public dressing down of the players again in front of the camera’s, do that after the game or debrief next day after reviewing footage or at the selection meeting.

Stability we do need a long term coach like Sheens however the players also need to feel valued, lets hope he can deliver and have his contract renewed.

Administrators/Coaches/Players all need to lift there standards if we are ever to be a Top 4 team consistently.

Lastly we need a goal kicker and a different Captain next season, think there will be some current players with contracts on the open market after this season.

If he’s going to be extended it will be this year. It would be an unnecessary distraction for the club going into 2021 without knowing who the coach will be the following year.

Good point lets see what happens the remaining rounds.
Right now personally up until last game i would be stating good chance, after last game not so sure, most importantly would like to see who intends retaining and shopping around, Cheers.

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@Twmba_Tigerman said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

Not a bad side considering the tigers circumstances. Twal and Grant are a given and would come straight into the side. This would impact on Mybe who in my opinion is not a player that deserves run on but can contribute from the bench in covering a number of positions, just as Qld SOO was using him. After this week time for Madge to move on and relinquish the captain role from him and bench him as a permanent number 14.

Great post about Mumbai but he somehow always finds himself in the starting team covering some position. Note also Benji is listed as Captain this week…
Agree this season way is playing is basically a bench player and team would be better off if he was taking MCK position on bench for rest of season.

We should also find out about Brooks at 5/8 and see how he performs although i think that he has used his lifelines up over many seasons now and is part of the issue we don’t play finals being half back.

Our forwards should match there’s and packer will bring a bit of mongrel lets hope he stays on the park? New Centre pairing will be interesting.

So odds are us @ $2.35 with line +3.5 $1.95
Last time we played them let in too many points and were targeted BJ/Nofo side don’t think that will happen again, could sneak a win but will be close.
Good omen both Marshall/Lawrence playing 250 games, boys will want a win.
Not getting hopes up Top 8 unless we string 3 in a row.
Will always watch with interest - Go Tigers…Like the side.

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@OldMagpie said in If Madge fails.....:

If we don’t make the finals this year and Madge fails in the first 6 rounds next year, he will be gone anyway. It’s nice to hear Madge continuously repeat over and over at the presser’s how we are building something special and making us feel warm and fuzzy inside. The reality is, by round 6 next year, he will be shown the door. Don’t be fooled by Hagipantelis talking up extension contracts,thats just pumping up his tyres so he can do something with the current bunch of misfits (excluding our young up- and- comers)we have.

I think that Madge will be given the opportunity to see out his contract until next season, Extension well it all depends how we perform next season i am sure there will be a mid season review.

At the same time there should be a CEO review as both positions should be measured together. Lots of the over paid player contracts were also on his watch as well and needs to shoulder some of that blame.

I like Madge however i don’t want to see a Public dressing down of the players again in front of the camera’s, do that after the game or debrief next day after reviewing footage or at the selection meeting.

Stability we do need a long term coach like Sheens however the players also need to feel valued, lets hope he can deliver and have his contract renewed.

Administrators/Coaches/Players all need to lift there standards if we are ever to be a Top 4 team consistently.

Lastly we need a goal kicker and a different Captain next season, think there will be some current players with contracts on the open market after this season.

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@Hangonaminute said in Brooks itching to reclaim No.7 jersey:

Imo Brooks has got 8 weeks to show why he should be our no7.
If there’s no improvement we MUST shop him around.

Sick of hearing him talk about what he needs to do then go out and not do it.

Agree there could not show if off the bench last few games, given another starting chance this time at 5/8 see how that goes, think he knows is running out of chances to impress coach, long term deal or not…

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@TYGA said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

@JoshColeman99 said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

@bigsiro said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

@GNR4LIFE said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

@bigsiro said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

Seriously can someone please just bloody rig it so that Maguire can go on a ridiculous spending spree and get away with it?!
I honestly don’t care if in three years time we get found out for deception and get points docked - even retrospectively!!
Just for Chrissakes get some decent players and a bloody kicker Madge!!!

Argh ive taken angry pills tonight. Sorry!!!

Remember that time we signed Mbye and thought we were moving up in the recruitment world.

Ha! That’s funny cos Yes I do!
What the hell happened to Mbye?
He actually was not actually this bad before!

I don’t think anyone knew Mbye was on massive dollars though. For the right price he’s a good signing, was going well for bulldogs at fullback, started well for us there then start of 2019 he couldn’t catch a ball. The rest of his game at fullback is quite good

You must be watching different games to me. Mbye has been the same for the last 6 years. I watch plenty of dogs games he was the same inconsistent, occasional blinder but poor defence and lax attitude I know Dogs were cheering to let him go to us. It was a panic buy as was Packer, Matulino, Reynolds. He was always at best a utility as at the Dogs James Graham did the ball playing.

We’re stuck with the player and the deal best case is bench utility or gone.

Think he did have a good half season when 1st signed.
Problem is on top $ does not have to worry if dropped or not unless looking for a new contract. Played poor this year only aimed up in 2 games and his goal kicking is a good indication of his overall game, gets some great ones from the sideline and misses the sitters. I am surprised not dropped however do like the new centre pairing, he always seems to find a way to be included in the team…

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@Cairnstigers said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

@weststigers said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

@Hangonaminute said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

Anyone got any inside info on Garner?

Is he carrying an injury?
Not happy?

Something is up because he’s half the player he was

A few on here are happy that Garner got dropped, but he’s be entitled to feel disappointed in my opinion.

Played 80 minutes. He made 46 tackles and missed 2. 10 hitups for 87 metres.

Luciano played 80 and made 9 hitups for 83 metres…33 tackles with 1 missed.

Don’t understand Madge’s issue with Garner.

Madge was always Garner drop someone after last week’s performance 💥💥
Luciano scores tries and is more likely
I think Pierce will pepper our debutant and Talau which is a worry
I hope they are up to it in defence
I am also hoping our young guys unleash some magic
We need another Blore moment from our newest edition

If you watch the Highlights from the game you will see Garner’s defense on more than one occasion lead to them scoring.
He seems to be in and out of the team and i think Madge might be thinking that might be a player to move on unless improves although did resign him.

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@TYGA said in Wests Tigers Team v Newcastle Rd 13:

Mbye had to be dropped. I like what Madge is doing but you can’t put up with poor form from your captain.

Well not surprised Madge found a new position for him, i do hope that both centre’s perform so he is not back there the following week and dropped.
He will have to work extremely hard this week something i am afraid he might not be use too, his defense usually is solid so i give him a tick there.
Back up option is Walters, Harry did look like needed a rest.

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Thanks for the insight after the game the night prior.
Seems the same old rhetoric in reality he just could not have the ready to perform and a few selection decisions that has forum members questioning.
Agree needs a turnover of senior players to make changes and has another year on his contract to make things happen, alas not this year.

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@Russell said in Daley says Tigers need to ‘move on’ stars:

@Tigerbuck63 said in Daley says Tigers need to ‘move on’ stars:

@Aesopian said in Daley says Tigers need to ‘move on’ stars:

@avocadoontoast said in Daley says Tigers need to ‘move on’ stars:

@TYGA said in Daley says Tigers need to ‘move on’ stars:

@avocadoontoast said in Daley says Tigers need to ‘move on’ stars:

Once our chances of playing finals are over (probably now), I’d give Mbye a go in the halves. Couldn’t be any worse than what we have, and if he is, then at least we’ll know not to try it next year.

I would drop him and make Benji captain for the remainder of the season. As captain he is more inconsistent than anyone. You can’t drop Brooks and Marshall for the same issues and give Mbye a free pass. Message has to be sent.

Oh i’m not saying it as a way of promoting him in some way. I’m just saying that with the season gone the difference between finishing 10th of 12th is inconsequential. We might as well take the time to try some new things in preparation for next year. Just my opinion.

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Ye of little faith!!!

Exact same position as 2005 with 8 rnds remaining. Yes, weirder things have happened as history suggests.

Throwing in the towel now and simply giving up is no option and I believe the players feel the same.

This is not the 2005 side, if you think we can win 5/8 games and maintain for and against, hope other teams lose games expected to win, your dreaming.
If we finish where we are now 10th that what the expectation would be.

No…that is your expectation.

Not mine, nor a few others on here.

We all have different views i just prefer to live in reality, Great you all have this optimism and if it prevails i will be the 1st to congratulate you on having such high expectations. Only time will tell, Cheers Coach lol

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@Russell said in breathe:

@Tigerbuck63 said in breathe:

@supercoach said in breathe:

Where I agree with the post, that what we are getting is what you would expect from our squad, given the class of player we have at our disposal, but…this is nothing new, all our weaknesses have been there for a long long time and nothing much seems to be happening to rectify the problem. Goal kicking,speed, the spine and a forward leader have been out Achilles heel for years.

I guess attracting players to the club is our major problem and how do you fix that is anyone guess, but paying massive overs is probably the only possibly way.

Next year without some miracle recruitment we will be in even a bigger hole…very hard to be upbeat and positive

Lets also put last nights game into perspective, what’s the main reason we are all so disappointed - We lost again to a team that we were expected to win by +13.5
This is the story of our club most years, compete hard against the better clubs fall just short, win a couple with upsets, and play poorly against bottom teams that eventually determine our fate of not making the 8 again.

Yes our Roster is improving but we still have the same players over many seasons now that can’t take us to the next level.
Brooks, Marshall, Mybe, Reynolds, Nofo , Garner, with no recognized hooker.
The coaches spray at half time is non inspirational, we were in front.
So it now comes down to having a spine and game management, forwards i think are better, and dare i say it again but a better coach.

You must have lived a sheltered life if you played RL and never got a spray when you were in front.

No Russell i did’nt it was more about the game plan, were we achieving it, should we alter, who do we need to target, plus as Captain i use to talk as well and valued others players input. It was about the Team performance not individuals.
sadly we have a captain that does not talk nor he listens, Cheers.