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Post by jrtiger » Fri 18 Aug, 2017 11:01 pm

Could we really come away with 2 points this week?? I think this is Ivan's biggest test yet, we never play well against the cocks and while we've been excellent in recent weeks it could fall away against a team we haven't beat in a very long time. Hoping we give it a red hot crack.


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Post by shane2801 » Fri 18 Aug, 2017 11:48 pm

Cant see it Im afraid. Easts have too much to play for
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Post by ricksen » Fri 18 Aug, 2017 11:56 pm

I know we've made it back to the big time when we finally do beat them. Sadly, I don't think it'll be tomorrow.

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Post by Chris » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 12:12 am

Why is this Ivan's biggest test?. For the most part, this is a team he inherited. His biggest test will be round 1, 2018.

Im at that point now where I dont care about any games this year. I've been in off season mode since about round 6 this year. My interest level will be at maximum when we kick off Round 1 next year.

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Post by willow » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 12:19 am

We rarely ever aim up against the Chooks so I'm predicting we won't win. I do live in hope however.


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Post by upthetigers » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 12:34 am

I actually think it will be a closer game than most people expect. Teddy will be wanting to show Latrell that fullback spot is locked up and although he hasn't been that good this year I can see him getting up for this one. But yeah this will be a bigger test. The win against Manly was awesome but they aren't a top 4 team. Even if they do lose I just want them to show some resilience.

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Post by Fraze23 » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 2:27 am

I think they'll be far too strong in the middle for us. I really just hope that they dig in and make the Roosters earn the 2 points. I'm sick of losing to them without them having to get their jumpers dirty.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 4:23 am

Fraze23 wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 2:27 am
I think they'll be far too strong in the middle for us. I really just hope that they dig in and make the Roosters earn the 2 points. I'm sick of losing to them without them having to get their jumpers dirty.
I suppose having them soil their pants in the worse possible manner could be conceived as icing on the cake?
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by Geo. » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 7:38 am

Chris wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 12:12 am
Why is this Ivan's biggest test?. For the most part, this is a team he inherited. His biggest test will be round 1, 2018.

Im at that point now where I dont care about any games this year. I've been in off season mode since about round 6 this year. My interest level will be at maximum when we kick off Round 1 next year.
We passed our biggest test Round 1 this year by smashing Souff's and were top 4 at the end of it didn't we... :?
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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:07 am

If we win, we will be hailed as Giant Killers

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Post by Earl » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:14 am

We can win but I doubt we will. This is definitely not Ivan's biggest test. This club's biggest test has been the way our stars acted this year and how we handled them. Since Ivan got here we have handled this extremely well.

Next year will be interesting. I think Ivan has proven that he is the right person for the job and will be retained longer term but results always matter.

I expect improvement over the next couple of years assuming Ivan remains in charge.

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Post by NT Tiger » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:31 am

Us by 2.
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Post by Tiger Steve » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:45 am

This is not our biggest test. How can a $7 milion cap compete against a $10 million cap? It's not even close to an even playing field. When our cap is fully used for players on our team only plus we have heaps of third party agreements and under the table payments - then when we lay the cocks it will be even and a true test. Hate the Rorters with a passion!
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Post by Chris » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:55 am

Geo. wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 7:38 am
Chris wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 12:12 am
Why is this Ivan's biggest test?. For the most part, this is a team he inherited. His biggest test will be round 1, 2018.

Im at that point now where I dont care about any games this year. I've been in off season mode since about round 6 this year. My interest level will be at maximum when we kick off Round 1 next year.
We passed our biggest test Round 1 this year by smashing Souff's and were top 4 at the end of it didn't we... :?
Touché!

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Post by supercoach » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 9:00 am

Neville no chance

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 9:44 am

This thread should be re-titled 'Do you believe in miracles?'

I guess anything is possible. I really didn't think we would beat Manly last week either, but the Roosters are a step up. Mind you, they have put in a couple of bog average performances this year, let's hope tonight is another one.

Strangely though, I would feel a lot more confident of winning if we were playing Melbourne! Go figure :crazy
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Post by InBenjiWeTrust » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 9:46 am

We can win this game,but will have to minimise missed tackles and handling errors.
They will certainly attack Nofoaluma weaknesses. If we play with never say die attitude we will win :sign:

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 9:51 am

Upsets happen every now and then, 3 favourites so far have gotten up... That increase the chance of an upset in the final 5 games this weekend.
The players will believe they can win, if they do all the little things right and some luck goes our way... Opposition can have an off day, it's not impossible.

Wether it's likely y is another thing

Im sure Iv will have the players believing the result will look after itself if they do it all right

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