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Where we finished by year.

Rich102

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Was looking at our previous finish positions and found it interesting.
Below is where we finished each year:
1995 10th of 20 J Monie
1996 11th of 20 J Monie
1997 7th of 10 J Monie / F Endacott
1998 15th of 20 F Endacott
1999 11th of 17 F Endacott
2000 14th of 15 M Graham
2001 8th of 15 * D Anderson
2002 1st of 15 * D Anderson (Dally M coach of the year.)
2003 6th of 15 * D Anderson
2004 14th of 15 D Anderson / T Kemp
2005 11th of 15 T Kemp
2006 10th of 15 I Cleary
2007 4th of 16 * I Cleary
2008 8th of 16 * I Cleary
2009 14th of 16 I Cleary
2010 5th of 16 * I Cleary
2011 6th of 16 * I Cleary
2012 14th of 16 B McClennan / T Iro
2013 11th of 16 M Elliott
2014 9th of 16 M Elliott / A McFadden
2015 13th of 16 A McFadden
2016 10th of 16 A McFadden
2017 13th of 16 S Kearney
2018 8th of 16 * S Kearney
2019 13th of 16 S Kearney
2020 10th of 16 S Kearney
2021 12th of 16 N Brown
* Denotes top 8 finish.
 

JJ

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I was going to say the very definition of mediocrity - but it's worse, it's flat out poor - we've only finished above the halfway mark in 5 seasons - 02, 03, 07, 10, and 11... :(
 

Blair

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2018, we were an Edrick Lee forward pass call away from finishing equal first on points, and fourth on f/a.

2015, Johnson went down mid-season as we were sitting fourth, we didn't know how to win without him.

2017, Roger went down in round eight, ditto, we looked lost without him.

1995, do some basic maths and not have a TVNZ reporter doing her job properly, and, well, you know.

1996, we sacked our inaugural coach, setting a haunting precedent, when we should've kept improving on a pretty good first year in a bloody tough competition.

2009, instead of 'we did it for Sonny' we got a capitulation.

2001, we were still recovering, structurally, from the poorly managed last few years.

2004, we demanded our young star, of PI-background, to state 'footy means more than family' He left.

2005, in hindsight, Tony Kemp shouldn't have taken charge of a competitive NRL side. We deserved better.

1997, we turned our back on the ARL, which had just 'five minutes ago' granted us a massive favour by letting us join their competition, to sign with a media company's version of it.

1998 (or '99?) we sold out to Tainui who didn't seem up to running a successful NRL club.

2012, our really good side from the last few years was suddenly handed an untested coach.

2014, Cappy should've started Chad, not TL, in the halves, in our must-win last game at Penrith.

2007, how far would we have gone in the finals if we hadn't lost in-form Manu and Jerome in the last round win at Penrith?

2010, we had a life in the finals, but for a Tigers royal stuff-up in the last defensive scrum of their final against Easts. Cleary was seconds away from pressing 'send' on a 'see you at training' SMS to the team.

There'd be variables in every season.
 
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JJ

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I guess teams like Melbourne and Easts either minimise the variables, or just don't make excuses?

Remains a real issue of culture, was good for two brief periods...
 

Rich102

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Fun? You call that fun?
Great graphs.
Clearly shows John and Daniel were the high points, Ivan was a plateau and it's a slide downhill from there.
 

Tongue

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This is a fun graph to show how we've been tracking. The blue line is our win/loss record, the orange line is our for-and-against.

View attachment 53986
Yes, I did this last night on excel, as, well, what else is there to do in lockdown. The last 10 years have been dire really.
You'd think the first 10-15 years would be a solid base to build from. Not to be.
You'd think after the first 10-15 years there'd be an extensive local talent base. Not to be.
Every year of the last 10 years has been a re-build year.
 

Rich102

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I think the demise f the under 20 competition has cost us dearly.
I was hoping Gus coming on board with the 'pathways' brief was going to help.
 

Manu Vatuvei

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2018, we were an Edrick Lee forward pass call away from finishing equal first on points, and fourth on f/a.

2015, Johnson went down mid-season as we were sitting fourth, we didn't know how to win without him.

2017, Roger went down in round eight, ditto, we looked lost without him.

1995, do some basic maths and not have a TVNZ reporter doing her job properly, and, well, you know.

1996, we sacked our inaugural coach, setting a haunting precedent, when we should've kept improving on a pretty good first year in a bloody tough competition.

2009, instead of 'we did it for Sonny' we got a capitulation.

2001, we were still recovering, structurally, from the poorly managed last few years.

2004, we demanded our young star, of PI-background, to state 'footy means more than family' He left.

2005, in hindsight, Tony Kemp shouldn't have taken charge of a competitive NRL side. We deserved better.

1997, we turned our back on the ARL, which had just 'five minutes ago' granted us a massive favour by letting us join their competition, to sign with a media company's version of it.

1998 (or '99?) we sold out to Tainui who didn't seem up to running a successful NRL club.

2012, our really good side from the last few years was suddenly handed an untested coach.

2014, Cappy should've started Chad, not TL, in the halves, in our must-win last game at Penrith.

2007, how far would we have gone in the finals if we hadn't lost in-form Manu and Jerome in the last round win at Penrith?

2010, we had a life in the finals, but for a Tigers royal stuff-up in the last defensive scrum of their final against Easts. Cleary was seconds away from pressing 'send' on a 'see you at training' SMS to the team.

There'd be variables in every season.

Roger's injury was 2016. 2017 was sort of a mini-2015, Shaun got injured just as we were looking ok (although not as good as 2015).

2007 and 2010 are underrated seasons because we didn't do well in the finals. In each case we actually did worse the following season, but people remember those seasons better because we made a run in the finals. 2010 took an absolutely bizarre set of circumstances for us to be eliminated in round 1. 2007 as you say we were really unlucky to lose Manu and Jerome.

In retrospect Cleary did amazingly well with those 2007 and 2008 teams in particular. We finished 4th with Witt/Rovelli/Fien/Gatis running the show. Cleary had a real knack of squeezing solid performances out of journeyman players but then he also tended to hamstring himself by relying on those types of players and on negative gameplans.

2018 was so recent yet so easily forgotten too. A bizarre season where as you say, we could easily have finished first equal.
 

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