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  1. Old Time Tiger

    Old Time Tiger Juniors

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    See in the Telecrap today:
    Funny if it was a case of Woods to Dogs to play with his mate Klemmer but it was Klemmer that the Dogs were trying to offload.
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  2. Tiger05

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    Interesting news on Robbie. Canterbury could probably use him.

    The thing is if that comes from the Telecrap it's likely to have come from their get on the piss and create a story for tomorrow meeting.
     
  3. Old Time Tiger

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    Well not a Tiger yet but a good read anyway.

    http://www.qrl.com.au/news/2017/09/14/tyson_s_gamble_pays_.html
     
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  4. Clifferd

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    Hopefully he can put pressure on Brooks
     
  5. Tiger Ted

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    Somebody ought to put pressure on the b grade impostor Brooks.His had it to easy thus far whereby his continued to hold down a 1st grade spot over the last 4 yrs by continuing to display a total lack of ability to manage
     
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  6. Tiger Ted

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    .....,a team around the park.

    If Brooks doesn't finally aim up in '18 & consequently we aren't able to find a competent game manager within our ranks we will have Buckleys of playing finals footy !!!
     
  7. BrotherJim05

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    Said this a million times but I'll say it again, Brooks has been playing like shit for so long because he's always been playing alongside an inexperienced half and a beaten pack.

    Next year he will have neither, Reynolds is not the type of half to interfere with Brooks' organisation + our pack will cut it with the best next year. I'm confident we will see a more mature and composed Brooks next year and once we get on a role his confidence will skyrocket brining him back to his best.

    And if he doesn't...well we have a rookie pushing for a spot and a club legend who can slot straight in.
     
  8. Vic Mackey

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    From my limited viewings of Gamble and from speaking to a couple of people who watch QLD Cup he is very much a running half. He doesn't appear to be the type of guy who organises a team. I don't think he'll put pressure on Brooks, moreso Reynolds. Benji would be more likely to put pressure on Luke.

    However the common theme seems to be the thought that he can, and will, handle first grade.

    I wonder if he might be an option at center or even bench utility/hooker?
     
  9. Ron's_Mate

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    NRL grand final 2017: North Queensland Cowboys tyro Te Maire Martin to face Melbourne Storm after knocking them back twice
    Adrian Proszenko
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    September 24 2017 - 6:00PM

    Te Maire Martin has knocked back Melbourne. Twice.

    The first time was when he was still at Wests Tigers, unable to crack it for an NRL game because he was behind Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses in the pecking order. When the joint-venture club baulked at triggering an option in its favour - $110,000 seemed too much at the time - Martin was given the chance to leave. His options were St George Illawarra, where his idol was playing, Melbourne, North Queensland and Penrith. Believing his best chance of getting a first grade game was at the foot of the mountains, he headed west.

    "I had real close talks with my manager about what was best for me and who I could learn from," Martin said.

    "It was between Melbourne, the Cowboys and Penrith. At the time it seemed a clearer path to go to Penrith. That's how it happened, but I ended up at Cowboys and I'm stoked I came up."

    The Cowboys finally got their man, but not before the Storm had another dip. Martin had fallen out of favour at the Panthers and the southerners were after a replacement for the departing Cooper Cronk.

    However, the chance to learn from Johnathan Thurston resulted in him heading to Townsville instead of being on the other side in Sunday's grand final.

    "It was just the thought of Johnathan Thurston being here. I'm still in the early stages of my career and who better to learn off than the best player in the world," Martin said.

    "That's what it came down to."

    The plan was to learn from Thurston. Within a week of his arrival, he was replacing him.

    "I was just going to come up here, learn off JT and play Q Cup," he said.

    "I was playing reserve grade anyway, so it was going to be playing reserve grade but learning off the best player in the world every week at training. I was just trying to be a sponge. It's unfortunate he got injured and that opened up a window for myself.

    "The week I came up Greenie (Cowboys coach Paul Green) sat me down and said 'we won't play you this week, we'll let you go through the game plan and we'll play you next week.'

    "That's how it worked out."

    The move was a timely one. Thurston's season-ending injury occurred within a week of Martin's arrival. He has subsequently played a dozen games for the Cowboys en route to the unlikeliest of grand final appearances.

    "It's crazy to think I was playing reserve grade not so long ago," he said.

    "I got an opportunity to come back here and I haven't looked back. It's been the best time of my life."

    Replacing arguably the greatest player the game has seen is no small feat. But even Thurston has been impressed with how seamlessly the 21 year old has fitted into the side.

    "He's been great since he arrived at our club," Thurston said.

    "He's not overplaying his hand, he's been doing his job and that's what we expect of anyone who pulls on the Cowboys jersey."

    The Junior Kiwis star showed a glimpse of his potential when he scored the opening try against the Roosters on Saturday night. Showing all the class of the man he replaced, Martin dummied, sliced through the gap and stepped the fullback to put his team in front.

    "It all went really fast, I can't really explain how it went.," he said.

    "I blinked and was at the tryline. I think the defence was worried about the boys I had outside me, I had some x-factor out there with Coops (Gavin Cooper) and Justin O'Neill and Antonio Winterstein they were worried about.

    "That left me a gaping hole I had to take."

    Before he had even played a first-grade game, Martin was offered a train-on spot with the Kiwis on a tour to England. He may well get a chance to cap a grand final appearance with New Zealand selection after Kieran Foran pulled out of the World Cup.

    "If it happens I'd be stoked, but I'm more worried about the Cowboys jersey at the moment," he said.

    "I'll focus on the Cowboys and if I do a good enough job that help out my chances of getting there."

    This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...knocking-them-back-twice-20170924-gynpzh.html
     
  10. Crazyperpman

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    Well done to Liam. A good clubman, champion bloke and nowhere near as dumb as he tried to let on.

    FORMER WESTS TIGERS FORWARD LIAM FULTON COACHES CAMPELLTOWN CITY TO HISTORIC GROUP 6 TITLE

    LIAM Fulton admits he’s “no super coach”, but the former Wests Tigers forward did a sterling job to lead the Campbelltown City Kangaroos to their first Group 6 title in 33 years this season.

    Just two years after being beaten by 100 points, Campbelltown City capped off one of league’s most remarkable turnarounds to beat favourites Thirlmere in last weekend’s decider.

    The 22-point triumph was the dream introduction to first grade coaching for Fulton, but he has revealed he received plenty of influential support along the way.

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    Campbelltown City Kangaroos win the Group 6 first grade premiership against Thirlmere Roosters
    “Any time I had any coaching questions I called Todd Payten,” Fulton grinned about his former Tigers teammate, who is now an assistant coach at North Queensland under Paul Green.

    “I would have spoken to him every single week and he was always happy to chat and go over some game plans.

    “He told me some plays and a lot of the time it worked.

    “I was quite shocked myself in some of the set pieces that worked, but the players were good enough to put them on.”

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    2005 premiership winner Liam Fulton inspired Campbelltown City to a drought breaking title
    A week has passed since Campbelltown City’s premiership, but the shock hasn’t worn off for Fulton.

    “I still don’t know how we did it — I’m shocked,” he said.

    “Most of the players hadn’t played many finals before and even the guys we purchased hadn’t had too much success in the competition either.

    “I think our front-rower Aaron Sweeney was the only won who had won a Group 6 comp.

    “But we turned up to play, worked hard and got the job done.

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    The victory was 33-years in waiting for the Kangaroos
    “I really enjoyed it. I got brushed by Parra as a junior and Wests gave me a start out there, so it was just good to give back to the community.

    “The best they had finished in the last 10 years was fifth, so you could imagine there were a lot of happy people around.”

    As for coaching Campbelltown City again next season, Fulton said: “I’m not sure yet, we’ll see what happens.”
     
  11. Tiger05

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    Go Liam. Always one of my favourite players.
     

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