I’m a fan or Elijah Taylor’s workload in defense, but have lost my marbles soooooo many times when he lingers in the play the ball (often on 1 knee). Just so obvious to the refs, even when he’s not actually interfering. At least 1 penalty a game he costs us from this. Just get on your feet and square at marker for crying out loud.
I’m ok with or without his signing.
I think he is an outstanding player who has realized his potential this year and has played very consistently. He’ll only get better at 5/8th.
It does sound like inflated money, but that’s what you’d have to pay to get him out of Canberra.
Considering we had more than that money on the sidelines for most of the year, I don’t think its crazy to invest that much in a player of his calibre. I Hope we have a crack at him.
I mean c’mon guys Mbye is on what $800k. Now that’s overs for what he has delivered.
I would gladly pay an extra 200-300k to have Wighton over Mbye.
Solid defender, strong ball runner, bit of mongrel, versatility and now showing the right attitude - basically just hit his prime and he has delivered week in week out.
He’s the type of player the Tigers need and I wouldn’t care if he cost us over a million.