Players who never reached their potential

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Re: Players who never reached their potential

Post by Geo. » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:34 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:24 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 9:37 am
Silentio wrote:
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For me, it's Owen Craigie. A totally insane talent with all the skills who was killing it in first grade at age 17.

He could score the winning try, kick the winning goal or create something out of nothing. A real pleasure to watch on his day.

Sadly, off field pressures and injuries limited what he achieved.
Still remember the night we came from 24-0 down against Newcastle at Ctown. Craigie beat them on his own. One of the best individual performances I have ever seen.
First time I ever gave up on us , turned over 10 minutes later expecting 36-0 ........ :sign:
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Post by jirskyr » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:38 pm

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Also Jacin Sinclair - so much potential sadly
He was my first reaction.

When he came onto the scene, I thought Sinclair could have been one of the real Tigers greats. I think the club thought that too.

Him and Tim Brasher in the same backline - amazing talent.

Set the wayback machine:

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:39 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:34 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:24 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 9:37 am
Silentio wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 9:19 am
For me, it's Owen Craigie. A totally insane talent with all the skills who was killing it in first grade at age 17.

He could score the winning try, kick the winning goal or create something out of nothing. A real pleasure to watch on his day.

Sadly, off field pressures and injuries limited what he achieved.
Still remember the night we came from 24-0 down against Newcastle at Ctown. Craigie beat them on his own. One of the best individual performances I have ever seen.
First time I ever gave up on us , turned over 10 minutes later expecting 36-0 ........ :sign:
peaheart..
I should give up on us more often , look at the results

Oh so the other player that never reached his potential was Geo

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:51 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:38 pm
Boonboon2 wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 1:01 pm
Also Jacin Sinclair - so much potential sadly
He was my first reaction.

When he came onto the scene, I thought Sinclair could have been one of the real Tigers greats. I think the club thought that too.

Him and Tim Brasher in the same backline - amazing talent.

Set the wayback machine:
Was a shining light in some poor seasons #thanksAlan.
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Post by TigerSkins » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 4:00 pm

Taniela Tuiaki (aka - TNT) - best tank on the wing ever.
Simon Dwyer - wow poor kid, I had him down as a Kangaroo 2nd row hands down, and the Tigers would have been one of the most feared clubs to come up against with Dwyer still playing,
Jacin Sinclair - an aggressive centre with size and speed this kid could have been anything.


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Post by InBenjiWeTrust » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 4:06 pm

Dwyer, Tuiaki, Moltzen, BMM, Akauola, Sironen

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Post by Geo. » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 4:44 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:39 pm
Geo. wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:34 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:24 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 9:37 am

Still remember the night we came from 24-0 down against Newcastle at Ctown. Craigie beat them on his own. One of the best individual performances I have ever seen.
First time I ever gave up on us , turned over 10 minutes later expecting 36-0 ........ :sign:
peaheart..
I should give up on us more often , look at the results

Oh so the other player that never reached his potential was Geo
Karlos Finiga..already posted...

I sat through back to back 50 point floggings against the Rorters and Dragons and have never given up on us peaheart..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 25 Oct, 2018 12:17 am
OK I was wrong
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 22 Nov, 2018 12:13 am
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Post by happy tiger » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 4:55 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 4:44 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:39 pm
Geo. wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:34 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:24 pm


First time I ever gave up on us , turned over 10 minutes later expecting 36-0 ........ :sign:
peaheart..
I should give up on us more often , look at the results

Oh so the other player that never reached his potential was Geo
Karlos Finiga..already posted...

I sat through back to back 50 point floggings against the Rorters and Dragons and have never given up on us peaheart..
Cmon watching Nick Graham defensive efforts v Saints were wonderful memories

Geo = Karlos Finiga :lol:

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Post by Born tiger » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 4:59 pm

Jacob Miller

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Post by Harvey » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 5:48 pm

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Jacob Miller
Was going to name him and a few others. Blake Lazarus , Murdoch-Manila, Mullaney & Obeid Kharwin.

I think the award goes to Mitchell Moses. Never has reached his potential and given his attitude, never will.

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Post by formerguest » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 5:52 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:38 pm
Boonboon2 wrote:
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 1:01 pm
Also Jacin Sinclair - so much potential sadly
He was my first reaction.

When he came onto the scene, I thought Sinclair could have been one of the real Tigers greats. I think the club thought that too.

Him and Tim Brasher in the same backline - amazing talent.

Set the wayback machine:
Coached against a few of those boys running around in the video from the nineties and surprised Sinclair got that far carrying the weight of such a big head and time not stroking his ego.

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Post by eyewonder » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 7:43 pm

damian kennedy for all those magpie tragics- couldn't he bust a tackle

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Post by bbobb » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 8:20 pm

Dean Collis - burst on to the scene but never kicked on.
Chris Lawrence - Injuries have cruelled him but could have been an origin lock for 10+ years
Bronson Harrison - amazing talent although he never reached his full potential
Matt Groat - Huge Wraps on him but could never reach the level

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Post by Balmainbred » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 8:36 pm

Dennis Bendall.

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Post by Demps » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 10:54 am

I've watched NRL my whole life and to keep it short...

Krisnan Inu, Jarryd Hayne and more recently..... Our own Moses Mbye.

All the talent in the world but just seem to coast through games and never kick into gear and try their best..

Frustrates me.
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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 11:27 am

Demps wrote:
Sat 01 Dec, 2018 10:54 am
I've watched NRL my whole life and to keep it short...

Krisnan Inu, Jarryd Hayne and more recently..... Our own Moses Mbye.

All the talent in the world but just seem to coast through games and never kick into gear and try their best..

Frustrates me.
Yeah you can add Frank Pritchard to that list. Devastating player on his day but would rarely put in, except when it was against us of course :roll:

For us, I think Craigie would be the standout. Immense talent, all the skills, but lazy and very inconsistent. Others would be Collis & Ayshford for similar reasons. Laurie couldn't cope with the demands of football and life in general. If he had kept his head he could've been anything! Tuiaki & Dwyer for the tragic reasons already mentioned and Lawrence & Galloway for persistent injuries at inopportune times.

I agree with the person who mentioned Moltzen also. Injuries were very unkind to him and he just didn't have the same confidence playing after so many setbacks, but you could see that he did have a lot of skill and speed underneath his uncertainty.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 11:53 am

Demps wrote:
Sat 01 Dec, 2018 10:54 am
I've watched NRL my whole life and to keep it short...

Krisnan Inu, Jarryd Hayne and more recently..... Our own Moses Mbye.

All the talent in the world but just seem to coast through games and never kick into gear and try their best..

Frustrates me.
Its funny some players have that look that they aren't trying , probably Mark Waugh is the greatest example modern day Australian sportsmen

I suppose the issue was (As Mark Waugh put it ) that they made it look so easy when they did get it right

Maybe that was their top gear ........

Its the blokes who waste it on the booze , don't give up the bungers , don't work hard at training etc that are the annoying ones

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Post by fergiefurr » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 12:05 pm

For us Dean Collis and Bronson Harrison I feel were let down by poor coaching at crucial stages of their career.

Collis was stuck on the right side where he had John Morris feeding him no ball for 3 years. Guy had the skills to be a first class center.

Bronson was woefully misued by Sheens. Went from being a 16 year old playing U/18s for NSW in the centers to playing first grade prop within 3 years. If he was kept as a wide running backrower would have been a great asset for us from 2008-2014.

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