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@tigeress said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tcat I see reports that we have signed Luciano Leilua !!!

I see we have this signing"rumour" in another discussion:stuck:grin:

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@Tcat I see reports that we have signed Luciano Leilua !!!

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@balmain-boy I suggested a flag…but we got the key ring instead☺

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@2041 said in How Can the Tigers build a Top Class Roster:

Start with juniors. The only way to have a successful roster is to have players who are performing above what they’re getting paid. You can cheat (paying dodgy and unspecified “unders” to players inside the cap and topping up outside it), be consistently successful at identifying talent others have missed, or bring your own talent through and get value out of it before it gets too expensive. Option 1 isn’t available to most clubs, option 2 is hard to repeat (though it’s pretty important). So it has to be 3. When you have the core of a good team and lots of it isn’t too expensive you can add external signings to be difference makers. Without the good, cheap core you’re always chasing quick fixes. Hello Gold Coast Titans.

It’s tough to take when good young players leave but ultimately when they get to the point where they need a full market value contract they aren’t as useful any more. Players will always chase the money but If a player commands a million a year he is actually generally pretty replaceable - provided you don’t waste the money. A million dollars in a nine million salary cap gives a lot of options.

What puzzles me is how many people on here take it for granted that the Tigers have been producing a lot of juniors and it’s now time to try something else. We haven’t been producing juniors, not for years. Tedesco, Brooks and Moses all debuted at least five years ago. Think how many good young players the better clubs have debuted since then. We’ve had Addo-Carr and who else? Marsters? And how many “proven first grade” players have we signed in the same period?

We let the majority of our “good” juniors go to other clubs…of course once they want to go there’s generally nothing we can do about it, and us poor long suffering fans/members.( I still haven’t resigned yet) have to accept, but we are not happy,
I would like to see all clubs have to bring through and retain a certain % of juniors then surely we would all be on the SAME level playing field !

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@Westigerth Well said, some of your points here are exactly what the rest of us are thinking or believe. Thank you for your insights Westigerth😁

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@2005magic said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigeress - I think a recent article somewhere hit it on the head- our last foray into high priced contracts for players- Reynolds, Matulino and Packer- was and is a disaster due to inadequate diligence at the precontract assessment stage- inadequate or non existant medicals, price way over equivalent contracts, too long a period for ageing players and rushed, panic buying. I’m glad the WT board is a bit wary and wanting greater assessment this time with Mitchell if it goes ahead.

I agree with what you have said here, and I too am glad the board is checking this bloke out as we do not want to look like an incompetent badly run outfit any longer…

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@OzLuke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigeress said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@OzLuke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigeress said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@2041 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TillLindemann said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE

Jennings really is a curious case. Leading try scorer one year, the next year doing his best impression of an elderly disabled sloth.

No wonder Bennett didn’t stand in his way. He knew.

Disturbing that Bennett knew but Madge didn’t.

We needed a body to stick on the wing. Souths didn’t. Paying too much for duds from other clubs is the price you pay for not producing enough juniors.

True, and I was pro the signing when it happened. Jennings has just been bitterly disappointing.

WE have been bitterly disappointing☹

look at the duds that melbourne have picked up to fill a hole and they end up looking amazing…cheyse blair anybody?

I’m still trying to figure out what is the problem with Wests Tigers…if we do end up signing Mitchell will he turn out like some of the high paid players we have sitting in reserve grade …😐

potentially…but there’s always the what if he turns out to be the best player the club ever had?

I guess so…but why haven’t the others, they had the same chance ?

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@OzLuke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigeress said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@2041 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TillLindemann said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE

Jennings really is a curious case. Leading try scorer one year, the next year doing his best impression of an elderly disabled sloth.

No wonder Bennett didn’t stand in his way. He knew.

Disturbing that Bennett knew but Madge didn’t.

We needed a body to stick on the wing. Souths didn’t. Paying too much for duds from other clubs is the price you pay for not producing enough juniors.

True, and I was pro the signing when it happened. Jennings has just been bitterly disappointing.

WE have been bitterly disappointing☹

look at the duds that melbourne have picked up to fill a hole and they end up looking amazing…cheyse blair anybody?

I’m still trying to figure out what is the problem with Wests Tigers…if we do end up signing Mitchell will he turn out like some of the high paid players we have sitting in reserve grade …😐

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@2041 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TillLindemann said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE

Jennings really is a curious case. Leading try scorer one year, the next year doing his best impression of an elderly disabled sloth.

No wonder Bennett didn’t stand in his way. He knew.

Disturbing that Bennett knew but Madge didn’t.

We needed a body to stick on the wing. Souths didn’t. Paying too much for duds from other clubs is the price you pay for not producing enough juniors.

True, and I was pro the signing when it happened. Jennings has just been bitterly disappointing.

WE have been bitterly disappointing☹

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@gallagher said in Roosters pull Mitchell’s contract offer:

@momo_amp_medo said in Roosters pull Mitchell’s contract offer:

‘Scarred’: Tigers stall on big money move for Mitchell

Basically the article indicates that the Board is weary on committing up to $1M a season on one player following Packer, Matulino and Reynolds failures.

Keen to have him on board but only after a comprehensive review - assessment process to determine he could/ would fit in with the Clubs current approach to coaching and rigorous of training under Madge.

Just common sense isn’t it?

Yep nothing wrong with being cautious, after the disastrous decisions that have been made in the past - maybe we are learning after all👍