1. Round 5 Edition OUT NOW:

    The Round 5 issue of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine and match programme for is out now!

    This week it's Penrith v Canberra so we look at the competition leaders with second rower Kurt Capewell, while we also share the story of the birth of the Glebe Dirty Reds, and as always, the full program for the coming weekend's action across NRL, NSWRL and QRL with a wrap-up of the weekend just gone.

    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 5 - READ NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Rumours (signings, sackings & other stuff)

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

  1. Fordy20

    Fordy20 Juniors

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,552
    Likes Received:
    726
    Interesting that Josh and Joe are the same age. I thought Joe was older because of his accomplishments. With Brisbane paying a chunk of his wages for the next two years, he'll be better value than paying $600k a season for Aloiai
     
    Shredder and Vic Mackey like this.
  2. Tigerm

    Tigerm Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    1,975
    Already been answered.
     
  3. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    21,596
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Curtis Sironen...who knows. The guy hasn’t got near his potential. With his skill set and physique he should be the first backrower picked for NSW by now.

    At 27 and having played NRL for 9 years it’s unlikely he’ll reach that. Injuries have played their part, he’s only played 125 games which averages about 13 games a year. TBF his 2019 was by far his best in which he played 22 games.

    A specialist right edge forward which is what we’re after but he still doesn’t get me excited. Is it an improvement on Garner? Maybe, slightly, see what happens.
     
    BrotherJim05 and super_coach like this.
  4. BrotherJim05

    BrotherJim05 Bench

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Once upon a time Tigers were the worst club for injuries in the history of NRL. It cost Sheens his job in 2012, and Potter in 2014. I honestly think Potter could have gotten us into Top 4 if we weren't ass ravaged with all those injuries to the point we had back rowers playing on the wing.

    That seems to have completely changed, by most club's standards we are doing pretty well with managing injuries and keeping our players on the field. If we could do the same for Sironen then I have no doubt he could be a quality player. He would immediately be our most experienced 2nd rower and apart from Luciano he would be our best - in other words he would walk into the starting 13.

    I think it would be amazing for morale seeing Sironen come back to Tigers and kill it. There is so much bitterness floating around with ex-Tigers players...there is no way it can be helping our recruitment efforts. Seeing Sironen in a Tigers jersey and genuinely saying how much the club has changed and how happy he is will be a massive leap forward for our club.
     
    ghoti, Shredder, Choiboi and 4 others like this.
  5. super_coach

    super_coach First Grade

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,004
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    My only concern signing guys like Roberts and Joe O is we are once again signing players who are coming off average year with the hope they can re discover their old form at Tiger Town. From experience not many players reverse the slide, especially at a club in yet another rebuilding phase.

    I like the way we are signing plenty of young quality kids for our junior ranks, but every club is doing it and very few convert, although Penrith showed you can have massive success going down this path.

    I guess we will be stronger next year, but top eight is still going to be a struggle
     
  6. Tigerm

    Tigerm Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    1,975
    LL, HG seemed to do OK, Robert’s isn’t that much of a risk but surley high reward if it works, bit hard to say about Joe O, he’s on 25, the broncs were an absolute basket case last year under Seibold. I would be keen to see a JA for CS happen and DL be released from Penrith?
    I think we have the makings of a good team.

    just a side note, Jimmy mentioned our Indigenous pathways initiative was impressive, I hope he is a good mate of JAC, could be handy attraction as he has said he was interested in this sort of thing. If we still want him:smiley:
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
  7. super_coach

    super_coach First Grade

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,004
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    We have not had much success in kick starting careers in the past. Harry and Lucy always were on the way up. Anyway fingers crossed all our signings turn out to be diamonds
     
    Tigerm likes this.
  8. WA Tiger

    WA Tiger Juniors

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    859
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
  9. Disillusioned Tiger

    Disillusioned Tiger Juniors

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2020
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    220
    Talk of JA being fined on Monday if he doesn’t turn up to training, then sacked if he doesn’t turn up Tuesday. Isn’t this what he wants? Why not just fine him every week until he starts mowing the grass?
     
  10. Tigerm

    Tigerm Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    1,975
    Yes, seems a bit strange after all that was said, I would of thought that they fine him everyday he is required until he comes, as he shouldn’t be allowed to go Manly so easily.
     
  11. super_coach

    super_coach First Grade

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,004
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Last year they justified Matterson’s release by saying it gave them cap space to sign AD and Lucy. This year with Garlic Sauce they will probably say it freed up cap and a roster space to sign maybe Joe O. Personally, I think you have to put your foot down and say enough is enough and refuse any release and get a message out there that we are not walk overs.

    Although it is not that simple in reality, you can’t afford to get offside with player management groups because it could come back to bite you
     
    Tigerm likes this.
  12. WA Tiger

    WA Tiger Juniors

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    859
    I’m liking the look of Joe O ..I just wish I could find some playing footage of him and that I had watched the Broncos more last year to check him out ..there was some footage of him on you tube with his wife’s breast cancer and he strikes me as a lovely bloke with rock solid support around him...He's been through hell with that and now he’s got every reason to be a lot more mature with his kid as well and a supportive environment at WT ...I get the impression when you get on the outer with Seibold it’s a cold place of no return...also I remember seeing Aloiai getting bounced around when trying to run at the big boys..I don’t think that’s going to happen with Joey O ...Hes big
     
  13. BrotherJim05

    BrotherJim05 Bench

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Joey O is quality. I've rated him for years but he was held back with injuries and then Seibold's diabolical tenure as head coach. It's also difficult to stand out in a forward pack with players like Haas, TPJ, Lodge etc. He has the size and potential to become an Origin regular - I have ZERO doubt he will excel under Madge
     
  14. Tigers Tale

    Tigers Tale Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    414
    Channel 7 news says Walters will not be releasing JO....take from that what you will.
     
  15. Pezz70

    Pezz70 Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    977
    Likes Received:
    679
    You don’t necessarily need a back but you do need a backrower capable of filling in at centre at the very least. We had no one. Capewell was a prime example of this for QLD, a backrower capable of playing in the centres made Gutherson look ordinary in the first game
     
    gordsy likes this.
  16. gordsy

    gordsy Juniors

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    725
    The backrower who can play at centre ala Lawrence is spot on. But all the armcahir experts who say Paps should have been picked on the bench are the same cretins who would have been back on the bench had we lost due to being bashed up middle
     
  17. WA Tiger

    WA Tiger Juniors

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2019
    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    859
    Give it a fkn rest mate ...I would have picked paps and just found a spot for him like Freddy did for others. coming on fresh in the second half , how could u not and who cares what others would or wouldn’t do..
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
    Tiger05 likes this.
  18. Das Hassler

    Das Hassler Juniors

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    1,831

    I don't believe that for a second...they need him gone and they're just bluffing to try and reduce their cut of his '21 /'22 salary
     
    WA Tiger likes this.
  19. BrotherJim05

    BrotherJim05 Bench

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Unless it's a direct quote from Walters I wouldn't be too worried about it
     
  20. The Silverdale Phantom

    The Silverdale Phantom First Grade

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2019
    Messages:
    5,836
    Likes Received:
    5,977
    kidnap the f**ker.
     

Share This Page