Rumours (signings, sackings & other stuff)

Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by madunit, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. super_coach

    super_coach Bench

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,682
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    The media are going to link us to basically any player that is rumoured to be looking for a new home.
    Our forwards look okay except for the no9 but our backline still needs a strike player. Moylan is better than what we have at no1 but he certainly is not worth twice the coin and that is what we would have to pay.

    I would sit back and see what falls into the market place before rushing in and signing a player like Moylan, but my concern is, from the board down to the coach know they have to deliver a top 8 finish in 2020 and they know with our present roster that is going to be a hard ask. So a bloke like Moylan could be a panic buy
     
    axl rose, Tiger Ted and macnaz like this.
  2. Tigerm

    Tigerm Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,882
    Likes Received:
    556
    Except he is a professional sportsman and I think while sport clubs will bend for you a bit (we were talking $1m/season) at the end of he day he does have to play the game.

    I mean if he feels he can't handle it, then he should take a year or so off to see what he really wants to do, maybe professional fisherman or something, you still gotta eat:D
     
    WA Tiger and axl rose like this.
  3. The Silverdale Phantom

    The Silverdale Phantom Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    1,183
    But a good buy. Madge will repair the damage done. He builds players. Look at our pack.
     
  4. Tiger Ted

    Tiger Ted Juniors

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,897
    Likes Received:
    1,290
    I don’t rate Moylan & would b surprised if we were genuinely interested in him albeit if Madge saw an upside in him I’d back Madge in being able to get the best out of him.
     
  5. The Silverdale Phantom

    The Silverdale Phantom Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    1,183
    His family have property, so I doubt he is poor.

    But he is young and maybe is more easily influenced by fools.

    Anyhow imho the Latrell experiment is over.

    He disrespected us and has to pay the price.
     
  6. axl rose

    axl rose Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,803
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    I believe its just Danny Weidler, and considering the Moles 0% strike record it's confirmed.
     
    The unknown likes this.
  7. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    19,650
    Likes Received:
    10,403
    Signing Moylan would push us back 2 years IMO
     
    Legion, super_coach, macnaz and 3 others like this.
  8. sharkman73

    sharkman73 Juniors

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    303
    Please take him from us. Happy to drive him there myself.
     
    super_coach, Vic Mackey and axl rose like this.
  9. Tiger05

    Tiger05 First Grade

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    6,577
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    I'll chuck in some petrol money if you drive him somewhere else.
     
    axl rose likes this.
  10. axl rose

    axl rose Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,803
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Xerri or Ronaldo please. Your backline is overflowing anyway.
     
  11. sharkman73

    sharkman73 Juniors

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    303
    It is, so happy to give you Moylan or Dugan :)
     
  12. Hoofhearted

    Hoofhearted Juniors

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    394
    Telegraph still throwing out the burly

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...l/news-story/eb6030b3f35d4ea03a9cbca4f028752d

    Wests Tigers boss open to reigniting talks with Mitchell
    It was on. Then it was off. But now it seems Wests Tigers remain in the game for Latrell Mitchell after the Leichhardt club admitted they are waiting for a call from the want-away Rooster.

    Dean Ritchie, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    December 3, 2019 6:23am

    Wests Tigers withdrew their rich offer for Latrell Mitchell last week but club chairman Lee Hagipantelis has now declared: “Never say never.”

    While Wests Tigers won’t reopen negotiations, Hagipantelis said they would be prepared to talk if Mitchell approached them.

    The Tigers have the money and salary cap space to sign Mitchell from next season but have moved on from the Kangaroos star … for now.


    “(Wests Tigers CEO) Justin Pascoe said the other day that the offer has been formally withdrawn and the club has moved on,” Hagipantelis said.

    “But it would be remiss of any club not to entertain discussions if we were approached by Latrell. If he came to us, we would have to listen to what he had to say.

    “It would be silly to say that door is permanently closed. I don’t think anyone would say the door has been nailed shut. We wouldn’t shut ourselves off to any opportunities.

    “If Latrell came to us and said he would like to chat, we would chat. As I say, never say never. Latrell’s destiny is in his hands entirely.”

    Gold Coast remain committed to signing Mitchell, while Wests Tigers and North Queensland are carefully monitoring any developments. Rugby Australia won’t be offering him a contract.

    Mitchell is still signed with Sydney Roosters for next season but is highly unlikely to be at Bondi next season.

    “The difficulty is this is a very active player market at the moment and other opportunities are presenting themselves,” Hagipantelis said.

    “If an opportunity presents itself, and the Tigers believe it’s in the best interests of the club, then we will take that opportunity.

    “Contract negotiations are a delicate thing but people need certainty.

    “I’m not imposing any time limits or deadlines but we are actively in the market again and considering our options.

    “There were negotiations (with Mitchell), there were discussions. They have ended and now we’re looking at other possibilities.”

    Hagipantelis said Mitchell needed to escape the pressure and scrutiny to reach his final decision.

    “I think the kid just needs a bit of space and a bit of time,” he said. “He needs as much certainty as the club does.

    “He may or may not have other options available to him. But he will take his time, consider his options and decide what is best for him and his family. I have to respect him for that.”

    North Queensland haven’t lodged an offer for Mitchell but, like Wests Tigers, their interest would be rekindled if he was genuine about a move to Townsville.

    Mitchell had been promised a three-year, $3 million deal with Wests Tigers which included a guarantee to play at fullback.
     
  13. Shredder

    Shredder Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    623
    I might be wrong, but in starting to get the impression that Mr H (no chance of spelling it) isnt involved in recruitment at all.

    Everything that Pascoe and Madge says is pretty much in sync, then Mr H says something else.

    I suspect as Chair his job is to simply sign off on players, not source them.
     
  14. Das Hassler

    Das Hassler Juniors

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    1,069


    But maybe help "sauce" them....Rorters style....that WOULD help with the recruitment
     
    Tigerm likes this.
  15. Shredder

    Shredder Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    623
    Couldnt hurt Fake Im all for anything that gives us a fair, or unfair advantage.
     
  16. Phil Gould

    Phil Gould Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    55
    Matt Moylan, no no no no no.

    Towards the end of last season, the Sharks fans, at home, gave MM a standing ovation every time he did not drop the ball from a kick. All I can say is that he’d better be bloody cheap!
     
    Legion, The unknown and Tiger Ted like this.
  17. gordsy

    gordsy Juniors

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    277
    What does Moylan give us that we don't have apart from maybe an over priced utility player and we don't need or want that. As for Madge could work wonders or change this guy or that crap, I call bullshit, even Bellamy has a list of players that flopped under him, so to just have blind faith that our coach is super human and can do anything with any player is rubbish. Look at Matterson, Packer and others,
     
  18. super_coach

    super_coach Bench

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,682
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    I would give Moylan a very wide berth and if we can’t get someone like Lomax who has a upside..young keen and fast...I would be having a big dip at Brown from Parra to fill Benji’s shoes in 2021
     
    WA Tiger, The unknown and Tigerm like this.
  19. Tigerm

    Tigerm Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,882
    Likes Received:
    556
    yep
     
  20. Hoofhearted

    Hoofhearted Juniors

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    394
    So this is what should happen when a potential new club asks for a meeting!!

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...r/news-story/c0497b883329d87a7f5d310e2649caa1

    Steak lunch convinced Ricky Stuart that Curtis Scott was ready to become a Raider
    Ricky Stuart knew Curtis Scott had the talent to join his club, but his intentions were questioned before locking in his signature. That all changed after the Storm centre sat down with his future coach in the nation’s capital.

    Dean Ritchie, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    December 3, 2019 5:31pm

    After chewing the fat over a good old-fashioned Aussie beer and steak, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart knew Curtis Scott was the right fit for Canberra.

    In a bid to sign the Storm centre, Stuart flew Scott and his father Craig to Canberra to inspect the club’s new $19 million Centre of Excellence in Braddon, which will open early next year.

    They also had lunch at a public restaurant/bar in Manuka, where Scott’s desire to embrace the Raiders’ culture became clear.

    Joining them for the meal were careers, welfare and education manager David Thom, wellbeing officer Andrew Bishop, recruitment manager and high-performance director Peter Mulholland and football manager Matt Ford.

    On Tuesday Scott spent his first day as a Raider to ready himself for a bumper season.

    “We really wanted to have a good conversation to see how enthusiastic Curtis was and we wanted to explain to him and his father what we are about at the Raiders,’’ Stuart said.

    “I could see by Curtis and his father finding the time to come to Canberra to spend some time with us over lunch that they were definitely interested.


    “Curtis is a young man and with correct choices and the right guidance, I believe he can have a very good career, a bright future.”

    Scott, once touted as a possible NSW centre, will need to fight hard to win a place in Canberra’s grand final line-up.

    Jarrod Croker and Joey Leilua are the established centres, although there is a wing spot up for grabs now that Jordan Rapana has departed.

    “I will be putting my hand up this coming year and staying fit and be pushing for a jersey,” Scott said. “That has always been one of my goals. I’ve got to try and focus on staying on the field.

    “I don’t want to pump up my tyres or anything like that. I can go as far as I want but I’ve just got to stay fit and keep working hard. The harder you work, the luckier you get.

    “It’s something I will work towards but first things first, I will get settled into Canberra and train hard in the pre-season.

    “If I’m fit, training well and playing well, I believe I can push for a spot.

    “I have come here with a positive attitude to work hard and try and make this team a little bit better. I’m happy to play anywhere. I will see how things pan out.”

    Asked about Stuart, Scott said: “I have only met him a couple of times but each time we’ve had a chat we have discussed how he goes about his business.

    “That’s how I have been bought up and it’s been drilled into me ever since I was a kid. He is old school and is all about working hard. That’s it.

    “There’s a bit going on. This is my first day now, I’m meeting everyone. I’m just trying to remember everyone’s names. It’s pretty full-on.

    “I haven’t really met anyone but I’d say everyone would be keen. The way they went out last year was disappointing.

    “Me being at Melbourne, I was still feeling for their side. I’m sure they will come back hungrier and ready to go.”
     
    Legion likes this.

Share This Page