Blake Austin in 2015

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Re: Blake Austin in 2015

Post by happy tiger » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 10:51 am

Off field everything looks rosy

On field , so far we have lost Gavet and Austin and replaced them with Kevin Naiqama and a player I'd never heard of before we signed him


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Post by Demps » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 10:57 am

Sucks.

He had 1 year @ the tigers?

He is a player that oozes class on and off the field.
Massive loss.
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Post by Sabre » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:01 am

OFFICIAL
Wests Tigers release Blake Austin

Wests Tigers have today confirmed that the Club has agreed to an early release for Blake Austin.

Austin’s manager has made a number of approaches to the Club over the last few weeks and confirmed as recently as early last week that Austin had agreed to play with another Club in 2016 and 2017.

Austin’s release follows the announcement that James Gavet will be joining the Brisbane Broncos with Wests Tigers Head Coach Jason Taylor wishing both Austin and Gavet the best of luck at their new Clubs.

“On behalf of Wests Tigers I’d like to thank both Blake and James for their efforts while here at the Club and wish them well at their new Clubs,” said Taylor. “Both players have made it abundantly clear that they saw their future elsewhere and therefore we had no hesitation in granting their release.

“We understand that Wests Tigers supporters will be disappointed in their decision but it gives the Club an opportunity to review the playing roster for the coming years,” he said. “We’re committed to building a strong Club for the future and need to be sure that the players join me on this journey.”

Austin played 19 games for Wests Tigers during the 2014 NRL season.
http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2014 ... tin_0.html

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:03 am

happy tiger wrote:Off field everything looks rosy

On field , so far we have lost Gavet and Austin and replaced them with Kevin Naiqama and a player I'd never heard of before we signed him
Off season has only just started. Seems that the manoeuvring that happens between campaigns now is becoming more frequent. That's why I reckon the NRL should just bite the bullet and have two transfer windows: off season and the month of May to allow clubs/players to negotiate moves for signings that didn't work out.
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Post by happy tiger » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:07 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
happy tiger wrote:Off field everything looks rosy

On field , so far we have lost Gavet and Austin and replaced them with Kevin Naiqama and a player I'd never heard of before we signed him
Off season has only just started. Seems that the manoeuvring that happens between campaigns now is becoming more frequent. That's why I reckon the NRL should just bite the bullet and have two transfer windows: off season and the month of May to allow clubs/players to negotiate moves for signings that didn't work out.
Totally agree about the transfer windows

We finally pick up a bargain basement buy that has worked out and he's gone before we get the true benefits


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Post by Tiger In The Gong » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:11 am

Weak decision.

The only reason he would make it abundantly clear he wants to play somewhere else is because of the way the rest of his so called team mates dogged it last year. You could see it in the last six games, he couldnt even look them in the eye. His on field performance backed the coach. Once Potter was gone Blake was a dead man walking.

Pathetic management of the situation, its the others who should have been shipped off to Canberra.

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Post by Sabre » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:17 am

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Post by genoshan » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:20 am

Guy oozed class. Typical of our management style. How we let this guy go is beyond me. He was heads and shoulders our best player when the rest of the team had given up last year.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:24 am

genoshan wrote:Guy oozed class. Typical of our management style. How we let this guy go is beyond me. He was heads and shoulders our best player when the rest of the team had given up last year.
Could have been a future captain. He'll do well in Canberra, good luck to him.
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Post by 851 » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:25 am

The key to me is this.
On behalf of Wests Tigers I’d like to thank both Blake and James for their efforts while here at the Club and wish them well at their new Clubs,” said Taylor. “Both players have made it abundantly clear that they saw their future elsewhere and therefore we had no hesitation in granting their release.
Taylor wants commitment,these two couldn't give him the 100% he wants,so whilst not ideal,it is probably a great decision.
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:28 am

851 wrote:The key to me is this.
On behalf of Wests Tigers I’d like to thank both Blake and James for their efforts while here at the Club and wish them well at their new Clubs,” said Taylor. “Both players have made it abundantly clear that they saw their future elsewhere and therefore we had no hesitation in granting their release.
Taylor wants commitment,these two couldn't give him the 100% he wants,so whilst not ideal,it is probably a great decision.
Could you really blame him though? Probably dirty at the way Potter was treated and the efforts of some of his team mates late in the year as well.

I do agree though that if he felt his future laid elsewhere, you don't want someone who doesn't want to be here.
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Post by happy tiger » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:36 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
851 wrote:The key to me is this.
On behalf of Wests Tigers I’d like to thank both Blake and James for their efforts while here at the Club and wish them well at their new Clubs,” said Taylor. “Both players have made it abundantly clear that they saw their future elsewhere and therefore we had no hesitation in granting their release.
Taylor wants commitment,these two couldn't give him the 100% he wants,so whilst not ideal,it is probably a great decision.
Could you really blame him though? Probably dirty at the way Potter was treated and the efforts of some of his team mates late in the year as well.

I do agree though that if he felt his future laid elsewhere, you don't want someone who doesn't want to be here.
The problem is that Taylor has basically said that Moses is a better prospect Austin

I haven't seen that yet in any of Moses's performances at NRL level

And now if Moses doesn't take the next step , we have no back up plan bar Moltzen

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Post by barra » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:37 am

Can't agree with this. What a shame, would have liked to see him stay and play in the centres and there will be massive serve of egg on face if he goes great in the ACT as well.

Saying that, I can't blame Blake for wanting to leave as he was made to stand in line behind a dinosaur to start with, then a kid. Wouldn't fill you with confidence in the club.

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Post by Tiger In The Gong » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:43 am

Sabre wrote:Image

The first words out of his mouth are Mick Potter. Its very deliberate wording. As i said in the earlier post he was gone once Potter was gone.

His mistake? Being loyal to a guy who plucked him off the scrap heap and gave him a go.

No room for loyalty at the Wests Tigers, only little cliques.

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:53 am

Mick potter f'D him around a bit too. Had him playing several positions.

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Post by Sabre » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 11:57 am

tig_prmz wrote:Mick potter f'D him around a bit too. Had him playing several positions.
Pretty harsh and unjustified to say Potter "F'd" him around.
Injuries meant he didn't really have much choice.

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Post by Irvine » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 12:27 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Irvine wrote:
Tigers4ever wrote:I hope JT agrees with most Tiger supporters about Blake. Will be interesting to see.....fingers crossed. :D
What has JT got to do with it ? Mayer agreed to Austin going to Canberra before JT got here.

Ohh I see the grub can now blame JT...good thinking.
Actually Irvine , Mayer said the complete opposite

He said he had a contract and would see it out
I am surprised Happy. You of all people being in the Tedesco camp must know by now that what Mayer says and what Mayer does are never the same thing.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 12:34 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
851 wrote:The key to me is this.
On behalf of Wests Tigers I’d like to thank both Blake and James for their efforts while here at the Club and wish them well at their new Clubs,” said Taylor. “Both players have made it abundantly clear that they saw their future elsewhere and therefore we had no hesitation in granting their release.
Taylor wants commitment,these two couldn't give him the 100% he wants,so whilst not ideal,it is probably a great decision.
Could you really blame him though? Probably dirty at the way Potter was treated and the efforts of some of his team mates late in the year as well.

I do agree though that if he felt his future laid elsewhere, you don't want someone who doesn't want to be here.
And its not JT's fault for what happened before he got here. He gets here and for whatever reason there's a guy who isn't committed. Taylor had no other choice. Its his first yr, he doesn't want to risk having players who are going to half arse it.

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