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@stevied said in Your Favourite All Time Tigers or Magpies Player:

@yeti said in Your Favourite All Time Tigers or Magpies Player:

As a kid, Len Killeen, Joe Walsh, Keith Outten and Bob Smithies were my favourites. A bit later, Geoff Starling could have been anything but his career was cut very short by illness.
Loved Pringle, Hemsley, Roach and Pearce and Ellery. For the Wests Tigers, Benji would be my favourite I guess.

So you would have been watching the 69 win keenly. I was too young to watch but I do remember hearing of it vaguely on my dad’s car radio…

Alas, I didn’t actually watch the game! Mum and dad took us on our first trip to the Snowy Mountains. Had a great time, but missed the game!

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As to Dennis Bendall - he was probably the best ‘ankle high tackler’ I have ever seen. Absolutely scythed them down.

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As a kid, Len Killeen, Joe Walsh, Keith Outten and Bob Smithies were my favourites. A bit later, Geoff Starling could have been anything but his career was cut very short by illness.
Loved Pringle, Hemsley, Roach and Pearce and Ellery. For the Wests Tigers, Benji would be my favourite I guess.

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@bbobb said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@the_third said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Where’s the video @happy_tiger? Many come back from hammy’s some even from dislocated hips and bung shoulders. He is not a shadow of the 2 Qld props you mention.

One of Bons old videos …and I’m talking Woods when he 1st come into grade …he ain’t worth a pinch of pee these days As a 19 year old in grade Woods was amazing

A lot of it comes down to attitude. It’s been mentioned by a few people who know him personally that he only sees footy as a job. He doesn’t really have a love for it.

And I blame stats for a lot of Woods follies …he became almost addicted to his stats looking good

I’m not defending Woods for what has happened since about 2013/14 but he was a beast of a prop early on

I don’t really understand the hate for Woodsy. Yes he moved on but as I recall he always gave everything he had even after he signed for the Dogs.

In terms of his career, I never saw him as the intimidating prop that threw fear into the opposition (think Klemmer or Marty Tapau). He was a prop with a high work rate, good tackle efficiency with some good footwork at the line who could pop a ball. That’s it. He was never going to be the inspirational leader that people talk about.

In some respects, the captaincy was his downfall as he tried to do too much hence we saw the reversing into the line and too many ineffective hit ups. He seems to be a simple guy that just needed to be clear on his job (25+ tackles, 20 hit ups, 90% tackle efficiency and the odd offload per game).

For the right price, I would have him back as I think he’d excel under a coach like Madge.

I think you are right. Woods would go well under Madge. However, even if he was available, he is not what we need at this time. We have heaps of workers. We need to unearth another Tapau or JWH.

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@OldMagpie said in Waits Setu:

@TieDye said in Waits Setu:

Apparently this guy has impressed , is learning a lot from E.T and has a team first attitude.

He’s learning a lot from ET…, that’s a worry!

Why do you say that? ET has some great qualities as a professional footballer. He works incredibly hard to maximise his abilities, he has always held very high standards in his behaviour on and off the field, and is considered a leader among his team mates. If those standards aren’t worthy of a young fellow to emulate, I am not sure what is.

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Marsters was pretty good 2018. I agree that he was pretty poor this year.
But yeah - our centres do suck.

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I like Happy’s team except for Suli.
Would prefer Marsters (on 2018 form).
Anyway, each to their own. That’s a pretty good forward pack to be honest. Awesome back row!

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I am OK with this signing. Hope he surpasses expectations.

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At the end of the day, Maguire’s neck is on the line. If he can’t take this club to a finals berth in the next couple of seasons, he will be back at Centrelink.
So if he reckons AJ is going to improve this team, I’m happy enough to see how it plays out. I’ve always thought he was an OK footballer.