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Match Discussion: Round 6 vs Parramatta @ Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Who will win? Round 6: Wests Tigers v Parramatta

  • Wests Tigers 13+

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Wests Tigers 1-12

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Parramatta Eels 1-12

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Parramatta Eels 13+

    Votes: 9 81.8%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .

Pezz70

Juniors
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Winning changes everything.

I believe it is the players who are accountable for their own performances and basically one in particular (who has been here the whole time), we have had too many (good to reasonable) coaches to say otherwise imo. The coaches and certainly the board don't control the effort of what happens on the field, that's on the players, imo.

Do you think we’d be a much better team with say, Nathan Cleary or Cherry Evans type player?

I do agree that we need to make a change in the board, get someone with a bit of footy nous on it, we hopefully wouldn't have then ended up with Sheens back as coach, though I give him credit for the recruitment this season, I thought the forwards he brought in were pretty good. They should have him kept in his role as GM of the footy club. Could use a few more backs though.

BTW, people are starting to call for change, which is great, I hope it happens, not sure why players would play better because of it though? But I do believe it will turn, just don't know when.
Do I think we would be better with a Cleary, DCE type player ? Absolutely, our tackles in the 20 conversion to tries would go up ten fold. We have had no real trouble getting to the attacking zone this season but we cannot score points. Plus, the kicking games of our halves is atrocious, we’re not getting any repeat sets, our kicks aren’t landing anywhere near the corners we’re giving teams a great start to their sets because we’re near on always letting them have the ball 20m out. Papaliis lack of tries this season is a stark contrast to his work at Parra he is just not getting quality ball. Those are the areas halves need to shine.

We’d be in the eight with Cleary. I’d say if we had Hastings this year we’d most likely make the eight.
 

Phil Gould

Juniors
Messages
419
Do I think we would be better with a Cleary, DCE type player ? Absolutely, our tackles in the 20 conversion to tries would go up ten fold. We have had no real trouble getting to the attacking zone this season but we cannot score points. Plus, the kicking games of our halves is atrocious, we’re not getting any repeat sets, our kicks aren’t landing anywhere near the corners we’re giving teams a great start to their sets because we’re near on always letting them have the ball 20m out. Papaliis lack of tries this season is a stark contrast to his work at Parra he is just not getting quality ball. Those are the areas halves need to shine.

We’d be in the eight with Cleary. I’d say if we had Hastings this year we’d most likely make the eight.
I agree with this a lot. That one crucial position, not just underperforming but f@cking up horrendously, saps energy from the whole team. Why put in the hard yards week after week when your efforts are pissed into the wind by the same flop over and over and nothing looks like changing. I have a hunch players like Hastings and Joe O will voice their opinions when something needs to be said and may have rubbed the wrong people the wrong way. Many other players will just stay quiet but won’t play to their potential. There must be dessent in the ranks due to such a lack of accountability from the board right through to the field. The coach was probably the only exception although they’ve sacked so many that the current and maybe future coach are now immune as well.
What will it take to drop Brooks?
 
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I agree with this a lot. That one crucial position, not just underperforming but f@cking up horrendously, saps energy from the whole team. Why put in the hard yards week after week when your efforts are pissed into the wind by the same flop over and over and nothing looks like changing. I have a hunch players like Hastings and Joe O will voice their opinions when something needs to be said and may have rubbed the wrong people the wrong way. Many other players will just stay quiet but won’t play to their potential. There must be dessent in the ranks due to such a lack of accountability from the board right through to the field. The coach was probably the only exception although they’ve sacked so many that the current and maybe future coach are now immune as well.
What will it take to drop Brooks?

Mistakes were up again last week last week.

We’ve got the poorest group of coaches in the game.

Its ok for Robbie to make a rude and disgusted face on the sidelines, but he should be giving himself the uppercuts.

Even that abomination Lee says it’s not Pascoe’s job to do anything footy-related.
 
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Who’s call is it to keep fielding Brooks and who’s was it to drop Hastings?

Tim’s of course.

Although 360 claimed that we were prepared to let Brooks go last year but we couldn’t reach an agreement with the knights as to payout.

Brooksy apparently sought a release 3 times, but one thing he wasn’t prepared to do was to cut his own contract to facilitate the move.

He expected us and/or the knights to pony up.

We wanted Klem so we traded Hastings and the rest is “history”.
 
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There was also “the troubles” between Bateman and Hastings that was widely publicised and the proposition is that Bateman wouldn’t play footy with him.

The press have raised it, but neither the player or the club will comment.

Hastings has publicly admitted he hasn’t been the full quid at times.

I don’t know the details.

But what I do know is that he’s a better half than Brooks.

But given the ineptitude and rubbish the team has served up this year, you’d wonder whether our ineffective, incompetent and bumbling coaching staff would have screwed his game too.

And at the moment, Tim would probably put Hastings at fullback anyway.

The selections to date have been largely experimental and unsuccessful. We are 1 to 2 games behind in Tim’s cut off date to get it right.

The club needs the miracle performance against the eels pretty badly. But If somehow we jag it, it’s got the stench of a one-off.
 
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Even the dog is not happy about wearing the pet jersey @Tigerm.



She’s going to call the rspca on me.

Animal cruelty.

And when we are going for a walk, the other dogs won’t come up and sniff her.

Social outcast of the canine world.

Get @blue bags over to counsel her.
 
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MrBlack

Juniors
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1,378
Come on Tigers fans fire up. i feel an upset coming.

Im jumping on the bus and im sure my Panther bretheren will join me in being a Tiger for a day.

By the days end Robbie and Benj will be chair lifting Sheensy down the streets of Lichhardt.


ohh and BTW, wearing a shit brown jumper and giving years of disappointment has been done before.
 
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Come on Tigers fans fire up. i feel an upset coming.

Im jumping on the bus and im sure my Panther bretheren will join me in being a Tiger for a day.

By the days end Robbie and Benj will be chair lifting Sheensy down the streets of Lichhardt.


ohh and BTW, wearing a shit brown jumper and giving years of disappointment has been done before.

By the days end, the dog will be asking to be taken to the pound.
 

Tigerm

First Grade
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I can not, I must not, I will not watch them live until they show some fortitude, though I do have Kayo for a replay, just in case :D :(
 

Phil Gould

Juniors
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419
I can not, I must not, I will not watch them live until they show some fortitude, though I do have Kayo for a replay, just in case :D :(

I thought I’d take a peek and realised the game is over. Had to check a couple of sites to make sure the nil all wasn’t a mistake. I though the game started at 4 for some reason. Glad I didn’t waste my time. I keep saying to myself I’m done till they drop him but keep looking from the corner of my eye.
 
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