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2020 season

Tigerm

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How crazy has this season been?
After R13
Titans - 8 pts
Cowboys - 6 pts
Broncos - 6 pts
Bet only diehard Titan fans were tipping this:D
 

magpie_man

Juniors
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How crazy has this season been?
After R13
Titans - 8 pts
Cowboys - 6 pts
Broncos - 6 pts
Bet only diehard Titan fans were tipping this:D

The Titans have the skeleton of a good roster and some very good signings on their way for next season - it wouldn't surprise me at all if they are thereabouts next year.
 

Tigerm

Bench
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For me, a top 8 spot is lost this year.

So looking at the other end (the wooden spoon). I have looked at us (10 pts) and current spoon contender, the Bulldogs (4 pts). Our F/A may become a big issue.

R14-
WT v Dogs - a bad result here could give us cause for worry.
R15-
WT v Roosters
Dogs v Warriors
R16-
WT v Panthers
Dogs v Raiders
R17-
WT v Manly
Dogs v Titans
R18-
WT v Rabbits
Dogs v Manly
R19-
WT v Storm
Dogs v Rabbits
R20-
WT v Eels
Dogs v Panthers

Of course other teams are in contention as well as results, but it seems it is going to be close.
 

Fordy20

Juniors
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For me, a top 8 spot is lost this year.

So looking at the other end (the wooden spoon). I have looked at us (10 pts) and current spoon contender, the Bulldogs (4 pts). Our F/A may become a big issue.

The game against the Knights showed how quickly points difference can turn around. We really need the win next week and potentially another so we don't have to rely on other teams being worse in order for us to avoid the spoon.
 

Ron's_Mate

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Back on the bus ... with more beer: Maguire tries lighter touch in bid to reverse Tigers' fortunes
By Christian Nicolussi
August 11, 2020 — 6.32pm

Senior Wests Tigers players told coach Michael Maguire about the need to lighten the mood and enjoy each other's company more after the weekend's heavy defeat, starting with a few extra cartons of beer on the bus back from Newcastle.

Maguire was composed after the 44-4 drubbing against the Knights on Saturday and refused to launch into one of his dressing-room tirades. He instead asked the players what they thought was needed to turn the club's fortunes around.

At least one senior player made it known COVID-19 had made it difficult for the players to socialise, and training had become a grind.

Others said they were determined to keep training as hard as ever, but wanted to better use the limited time they had together away from the field.

Knowing it was Chris Lawrence's 250th NRL game and Benji Marshall's 250th in the club's colours, some of the players asked Maguire to stock up on a few extra cartons of beer to make the long trip home more enjoyable.

Smiles were on faces again on Tuesday as Maguire kept it light-hearted with a series of games.

The usual noise about Maguire being too hard on the players has resurfaced on the back of a couple of disappointing defeats to the Knights and the Warriors.

Andrew Gray, the club's high-performance manager, has spotted no red flags with the players when it comes to workloads.

Maguire has certainly not lost the dressing room, and was said to have taken on board a lot of the feedback that spilled out from his players underneath McDonald Jones Stadium.

Prop Russell Packer said Maguire opening the floor to the players was not a sign of a coach under pressure.

"Madge has definitely not run out of answers, he's an experienced coach who has won premierships here and in England,'' Packer said.

"We're in a tough hole at the moment. The boys need to fight our way out of it. We have a must-win game this weekend against Canterbury. All our energy needs to be on this game.''

Packer said COVID-19 had taken its toll on everyone and ''the status quo changed in terms of social interaction''.

Adam Doueihi was overcome with emotion at half-time, and again at full-time, against the Knights. Packer was one of the first to console him.

"Obviously with all the stuff that happened over in Lebanon, he's proud of his heritage and he was pretty emotional during the week,'' Packer said.

"I guess it all came out with him at the end of the game. I noticed him alone, he got emotional, I didn't say anything to him, I just let him know I was there.

"This game brings out a lot of emotion in people, and it can be compounded with unfortunate events and really sad situations happening around the world.''

Maguire has rushed Jacob Liddle back into the No. 9 jersey. Maguire told the Herald just last week the hooker, who overcame a ruptured ACL, ''had been extraordinary with the way he'd gone about his rehab''. Josh Reynolds is likely to replace Liddle when he needs an inevitable spell against the Bulldogs.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/ma...-reverse-tigers-fortunes-20200811-p55kpl.html
 

Tigerm

Bench
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Back on the bus ... with more beer: Maguire tries lighter touch in bid to reverse Tigers' fortunes
By Christian Nicolussi
August 11, 2020 — 6.32pm

Senior Wests Tigers players told coach Michael Maguire about the need to lighten the mood and enjoy each other's company more after the weekend's heavy defeat, starting with a few extra cartons of beer on the bus back from Newcastle.

Maguire was composed after the 44-4 drubbing against the Knights on Saturday and refused to launch into one of his dressing-room tirades. He instead asked the players what they thought was needed to turn the club's fortunes around.

At least one senior player made it known COVID-19 had made it difficult for the players to socialise, and training had become a grind.

Others said they were determined to keep training as hard as ever, but wanted to better use the limited time they had together away from the field.

Knowing it was Chris Lawrence's 250th NRL game and Benji Marshall's 250th in the club's colours, some of the players asked Maguire to stock up on a few extra cartons of beer to make the long trip home more enjoyable.

Smiles were on faces again on Tuesday as Maguire kept it light-hearted with a series of games.

The usual noise about Maguire being too hard on the players has resurfaced on the back of a couple of disappointing defeats to the Knights and the Warriors.

Andrew Gray, the club's high-performance manager, has spotted no red flags with the players when it comes to workloads.

Maguire has certainly not lost the dressing room, and was said to have taken on board a lot of the feedback that spilled out from his players underneath McDonald Jones Stadium.

Prop Russell Packer said Maguire opening the floor to the players was not a sign of a coach under pressure.

"Madge has definitely not run out of answers, he's an experienced coach who has won premierships here and in England,'' Packer said.

"We're in a tough hole at the moment. The boys need to fight our way out of it. We have a must-win game this weekend against Canterbury. All our energy needs to be on this game.''

Packer said COVID-19 had taken its toll on everyone and ''the status quo changed in terms of social interaction''.

Adam Doueihi was overcome with emotion at half-time, and again at full-time, against the Knights. Packer was one of the first to console him.

"Obviously with all the stuff that happened over in Lebanon, he's proud of his heritage and he was pretty emotional during the week,'' Packer said.

"I guess it all came out with him at the end of the game. I noticed him alone, he got emotional, I didn't say anything to him, I just let him know I was there.

"This game brings out a lot of emotion in people, and it can be compounded with unfortunate events and really sad situations happening around the world.''

Maguire has rushed Jacob Liddle back into the No. 9 jersey. Maguire told the Herald just last week the hooker, who overcame a ruptured ACL, ''had been extraordinary with the way he'd gone about his rehab''. Josh Reynolds is likely to replace Liddle when he needs an inevitable spell against the Bulldogs.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/ma...-reverse-tigers-fortunes-20200811-p55kpl.html
All makes a bit of sense.
 
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Apparently we're trying to ship off Mbye at half fare. f**k if anyone wants to take him at $400K I say jump on it.

Paying him $400K to play for someone else is better than $800K to play for us.
 

Ned Kelly

Juniors
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546
Apparently we're trying to ship off Mbye at half fare. f**k if anyone wants to take him at $400K I say jump on it.

Paying him $400K to play for someone else is better than $800K to play for us.

As everyone knows he is a really nice guy but at that kind of coin I should feel excited when he gets the ball or at least think there is a good chance something exciting is about to happen.

The only player that creates excitement is on loan to us and currently injured.

Josh Reynolds is also a nice guy but if he is not going to be playing 1st grade then the money we have left after paying half their wages could be well spent.
 

Fordy20

Juniors
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Apparently we're trying to ship off Mbye at half fare. f**k if anyone wants to take him at $400K I say jump on it.

Paying him $400K to play for someone else is better than $800K to play for us.

Maybe we can do it as part of a player swap with the Titans. Maybe take Mitch Rein off their hands for next year for some hooker depth in case we miss out on Grant and Liddle breaks himself again.
 

BrotherJim05

Bench
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Even if we clear out the dead wood (Mbye, Reynolds, McQueen etc), I just don't feel confident that anyone wants to come to Tigers.
 

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