Will the Wests Tigers make the 2018 finals?

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Will the Wests Tigers make the 2018 finals?

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Re: Will the Wests Tigers make the 2018 finals?

Post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:39 am

Geo. wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 9:23 am
I dont get it when the Queens lose there last 3 they will be stuck on 28 after our 3 victories we will be on 30..what does f/a have to do with it..?
F/A will have F/A to do with it

Don't count Brisbane in just yet , they have had a lot of tough games recently and having to win last night's game twice will have taken it's toll

I won't be surprised if the Roosters flog Brisbane next week


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Post by Spartan117 » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:42 am

Brisbane win makes Tigers job harder: Cleary
Author Chris Kennedy Timestamp Fri 17 Aug 2018, 07:53 AM


https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/17/bri ... an-cleary/

A big win to eighth-placed Brisbane over the Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night has made the equation for the ninth-placed Wests Tigers simple: win or perish.

Coach Ivan Cleary said while he didn't watch Thursday's game due to a charity commitment, he was checking the scores and with his club now – at least temporarily – two wins adrift of the finals zone, Saturday's Leichhardt Oval clash against the out-of-form Dragons becomes even more of a must-win.

"It makes our job a little bit harder but the good news for us is we play twice before they play again so the ball's in our court – starting with the Dragons [Saturday] night," Cleary said at a scheduled media session on Friday morning.

"Their win has put a bit more of a gap between us but we do play twice before they play so the ball's in our court [but] we've got to win the first game first."

A win over the Dragons would keep the club within a win of Brisbane before a Thursday night round 24 meeting with Manly at Campbelltown.

Cleary wants Farah to stay

Even with wins in both, the Tigers would need to make up a 44-point gap in for-and-against in those two games to move ahead of Brisbane. If they did so, they would move into eighth spot before Brisbane next take the field in a tricky visit to face the in-form Roosters at Allianz Stadium next Saturday.

Cleary wasn't buying into the notion the injury-troubled Dragons are out of form as he readies his side for the do-or-die clash.

"The Dragons have been really good all year. Obviously the last few weeks they've had a few losses but that happens to every team," Cleary said.

"We're on the other side of the coin, we've won four out of the last five so the boys have got a bit of confidence and since Robbie [Farah] and Moses [Mbye] came into our team we've had a few games together now and think those combinations are growing.

"We had a few injuries as well, Benji [Marshall] was out for a while and he's been a key to our team.

"I just think most teams will go through a difficult part in every season... through that middle part of the season it wasn't great for us but we sort of climbed out of that and we're playing better right now."

The loss of five-eighth Gareth Widdop (shoulder) is a blow for the Dragons, with Origin prop Paul Vaughan (ankle) also still sidelined but Cleary said utility Kurt Mann would ensure the team is still dangerous.

"Every side goes through injuries, you can't expect to go through a season with everyone there," he said.

"They're chock-full of internationals and Origin players. Kurt Mann himself has played a lot of football in different positions in that team and I'm sure they'll bring a good game [Saturday] night."

Wests Tigers v Dragons - Round 23

Cleary gave a wry laugh when asked if he was surprised Dragons coach Paul McGregor now finds himself under pressure despite his side having led the competition for most of the season.

"Nothing surprises me," he said.

Pressed on whether coaches had to laugh at the current intense interest around the future of several coaches, including his own reported interest from Penrith, he added: "You don't always laugh... you've got to take it for what it is. You've all got to fill content somehow."

"[I'm] just really focused on an important game [Saturday] night, it's an exciting game, there's a lot of buzz around for the game. It's a good one to be part of."

With veteran hooker Robbie Farah this week indicating his desire to stay on one more season, Cleary confirmed he was hopeful of having the long-serving No.9 locked in for 2018 sooner rather than later.

"It's a sensitive one because when guys get to that stage of their career they're still trying to work out whether they do want to keep going," Cleary said.

"I'd love Robbie to stay on if he wants to, he's showing signs that he does so hopefully we can sort that out."

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Post by Geo. » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:53 am

Wait a second Cleary wants Farah locked in for Penrith...???
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by NT Tiger » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 12:50 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:53 am
Wait a second Cleary wants Farah locked in for Penrith...???
Sneakey, isn't he?
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Post by weststigers » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 1:33 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 9:23 am
I dont get it when the Queens lose there last 3 they will be stuck on 28 after our 3 victories we will be on 30..what does f/a have to do with it..?
I’m assuming we lose to Souths

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Post by TigerSJ » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:06 pm

Didn't the bunnies look disinterested for most of that game last night? Apart from 15 mins in the second half, their attack was woeful and in D they were spectators. How does that happen? Makes you wonder if they are just physically and mentally tired from the couple of big games prior. I wonder what the stats on Walker were - he didn't want to run at all.

To me, they looked like a team that didn't want to win.

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Post by old man tiger » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:13 pm

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Didn't the bunnies look disinterested for most of that game last night? Apart from 15 mins in the second half, their attack was woeful and in D they were spectators. How does that happen? Makes you wonder if they are just physically and mentally tired from the couple of big games prior. I wonder what the stats on Walker were - he didn't want to run at all.

To me, they looked like a team that didn't want to win.
No one in the top 8 wants to play the mighty :sign:
Roosters will try to throw the game next week too, only to be foiled by the broncos getting food poisoning from Unca Wayne's first attempt at throwing a BBQ.
On a serious note was anyone else disappointed in the refs yesterday, they only scored once or twice?!

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Post by TCL » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:37 pm

old man tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:13 pm
TigerSJ wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:06 pm
Didn't the bunnies look disinterested for most of that game last night? Apart from 15 mins in the second half, their attack was woeful and in D they were spectators. How does that happen? Makes you wonder if they are just physically and mentally tired from the couple of big games prior. I wonder what the stats on Walker were - he didn't want to run at all.

To me, they looked like a team that didn't want to win.
No one in the top 8 wants to play the mighty :sign:
Roosters will try to throw the game next week too, only to be foiled by the broncos getting food poisoning from Unca Wayne's first attempt at throwing a BBQ.
On a serious note was anyone else disappointed in the refs yesterday, they only scored once or twice?!
Scored twice, allowed Sims to stay on after a professional foul. So they did well - consistent if nothing else.

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Post by old man tiger » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 3:42 pm

TCL wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:37 pm
old man tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:13 pm
TigerSJ wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:06 pm
Didn't the bunnies look disinterested for most of that game last night? Apart from 15 mins in the second half, their attack was woeful and in D they were spectators. How does that happen? Makes you wonder if they are just physically and mentally tired from the couple of big games prior. I wonder what the stats on Walker were - he didn't want to run at all.

To me, they looked like a team that didn't want to win.
No one in the top 8 wants to play the mighty :sign:
Roosters will try to throw the game next week too, only to be foiled by the broncos getting food poisoning from Unca Wayne's first attempt at throwing a BBQ.
On a serious note was anyone else disappointed in the refs yesterday, they only scored once or twice?!
Scored twice, allowed Sims to stay on after a professional foul. So they did well - consistent if nothing else.
I guess I've come to expect more.

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 4:23 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:53 am
Wait a second Cleary wants Farah locked in for Penrith...???
Sharp Geo... Sharp

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 5:12 pm

Spartan117 wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:39 am
Unfortunately the Broncos win may have been the nail in the coffin regardless of the Dragons game
When both teams were running onto the field last night the Broncos looked much bigger and stronger on average and thought that the Bunny smallies would have a hard time controlling them.
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 TCL » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 5:44 pm

old man tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 3:42 pm
TCL wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:37 pm
old man tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:13 pm
TigerSJ wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:06 pm
Didn't the bunnies look disinterested for most of that game last night? Apart from 15 mins in the second half, their attack was woeful and in D they were spectators. How does that happen? Makes you wonder if they are just physically and mentally tired from the couple of big games prior. I wonder what the stats on Walker were - he didn't want to run at all.

To me, they looked like a team that didn't want to win.
No one in the top 8 wants to play the mighty :sign:
Roosters will try to throw the game next week too, only to be foiled by the broncos getting food poisoning from Unca Wayne's first attempt at throwing a BBQ.
On a serious note was anyone else disappointed in the refs yesterday, they only scored once or twice?!
Scored twice, allowed Sims to stay on after a professional foul. So they did well - consistent if nothing else.
I guess I've come to expect more.
:D we all have but, with the refs it's an up hill battle.

Unless one team is significantly dominant, most outcomes are impacted by a refs call. Refs should be ruling by the rules. None of this interpretation or let the game flow business.

Yes it will be a wistleathon for a while but teams will adjust. Maybe I'm wrong but to me discretion is subjective and rules are objective. Can't have subjectivity in a game that is a measure of physical and mental ability.

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Post by old man tiger » Fri 17 Aug, 2018 6:06 pm

TCL wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 5:44 pm
old man tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 3:42 pm
TCL wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:37 pm
old man tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:13 pm


No one in the top 8 wants to play the mighty :sign:
Roosters will try to throw the game next week too, only to be foiled by the broncos getting food poisoning from Unca Wayne's first attempt at throwing a BBQ.
On a serious note was anyone else disappointed in the refs yesterday, they only scored once or twice?!
Scored twice, allowed Sims to stay on after a professional foul. So they did well - consistent if nothing else.
I guess I've come to expect more.
:D we all have but, with the refs it's an up hill battle.

Unless one team is significantly dominant, most outcomes are impacted by a refs call. Refs should be ruling by the rules. None of this interpretation or let the game flow business.

Yes it will be a wistleathon for a while but teams will adjust. Maybe I'm wrong but to me discretion is subjective and rules are objective. Can't have subjectivity in a game that is a measure of physical and mental ability.
They started and I don't believe they saw it through, will make it even harder next time as players and coaches will know thy aren't serious.

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Post by hodgo » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 5:04 pm

the nz loss gives us a slim hope

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Post by Newtown » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 6:04 pm

The only chance is if either or both Warriors and Broncos lose their final two matches we win ours by good margins.

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Post by hugh1954 » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 6:33 pm

No chance all we can do now is hope for top recruits in our poor areas ie centre, wing, 2nd row

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Post by diedpretty » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 7:24 pm

All we had to do was win yesterday in a must win game and we are one game behind 3 teams . Honestly this team just can't handle pressure - we win the pressure is on Saints, Broncos and Warriors - what do we do - fold - no heart in this team.

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