Your cap was stuffed WAAAAYYYY before Ivan got there, atleast he got Benji and Farah back there, and got you guys winning games, besides you had gone into the players market to buy guys that you all (the tigers board) agreed to take on, (Pascoe, Go)Ohh the irony, what about Ivan, had 2 years left on his contract when he took off with our cap completely stuffed to join Penrith
Which were Mbye, Reynolds, McQueen etc, Ivan just got in Packer and Matalino in before hand when he started coz you needed hard nosed front rowers, and you guys had no issues when you were beating the top sides earlier in the year, Luke Brooks even got DallyM halfback off the year.
I don't blame the Tigers for losing out on thier "big4" in hindsight Tedesco would be the only player worth keeping, but thats player managers, being the scum they are. and i'm sure if Teddy stayed he'd have been super successful still, and possibly be your Captain.
But you cannot blame anyone for leaving after the decade of instability the head office, and coaching carousel that went through since sheens got punted.
No coincidence that this all was ivans fault when you guys couldn't lure his son nathan to the tigers thats when all the finger pointing, tantrums and shady deals became the "theme" to Ivan leaving, he still had a few years to continue coaching the tigers, it was only untenable coz you'd all assume that the coach would take off some where else with your best players... who were? Well no one
plus the whole pascoe chest beating, and benny elias publicly calling out the "untenable" garbage, thats when i knew it was utter BS, and now every year you've got players kicking stones to break contracts and the same old line of "we don't wanna be a stepping stone" well Matterson and Aloiai ain't mowing leichardts lawns are they