Where will the Wests Tigers finish in 2019?

Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by Daza06, Dec 16, 2018.

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Where will the Wests Tigers finish in 2019?

  1. 1st to 4th

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  2. 5th to 8th

    29.0%
  3. 9th to 12th

    38.7%
  4. 13th to 16th

    25.8%
  1. simmo05

    simmo05 Juniors

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    Patience is required for Liddle. Who here can honestly stomach us playing farah, only for liddle to leave and become an origin class hooker at melbourne when smiff retires? Remember how we all feel about ado carr!
     
  2. Tiger05

    Tiger05 First Grade

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    My opinion is that it should be Liddle's spot to start the season. Worst case we play Liddle off the bench. It's such a key position and we need someone better than Robbie in that spot. If Liddle isn't good enough though we are in a bad spot because we have to recruit someone to fill that role.
     
  3. stryker

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    I have my doubts Liddle will make it as a regular first grader in 2019. He has something...but will that be enough? Im yet to be convinced.
     
  4. Tigerm

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    Agree, we didn't bring RF back just for his 300 games, we had no real options for a 9. Liddle just looks to fragile, though I hope he can make it.
     
  5. Vic Mackey

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    Alot of people were saying this about Benji back in the day
     
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  6. Das Hassler

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    That's right....repeat reconstructions it was looking like his career was going to be over before it got started. The big difference with Liddle and Benj though is the job description.
     
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  7. macnaz

    macnaz Moderator Staff Member

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    He'll be sweet . He already has WAY more skill and ability then the nsw 1 trick pony Cook(run fast allover the place) His shoulder has been ok for the last half of 2018 so until and if it ever happens again he will be one of the NRL's best hookers.
    Yes i know its time to deliver but lets not lose him before he does.
    I guess you need to watch the lower grades and Isp to see the real stand out players because this kid is super good !
     
  8. stryker

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    Hope so man, ive only seen him in first's and he hasnt impressed. Everyone in the club raves about him. Certainly time to stepup.
     
  9. gordsy

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    Liddle won't go to Melbourne. They have Smith for two years and a young bloke who they already have big wraps on.
     
  10. Shredder

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    Regardless, I would like to see us add some depth at hooker.

    At the end of this year presuming Robbie goes, we have one specialist.

    Not enough for the squad and that is ONLY if Liddle ends up playing 80 mins (which I doubt he will).

    We are short two hookers I think.
     
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  11. Vic Mackey

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    We’ve signed Penriths ISP hooker Soni Luke who has been training with first grade during pre season. Highly rated juniour was MOTM in the 2015 NYC Grand Final. Had a few injuries and moved on to try his luck elsewhere.
     
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  12. Shredder

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    Ah cheers Vic I didnt see that one
     
  13. Vic Mackey

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    He's on a second tier contract so dont think anything was announced about it. With us still only having 28 in the squad he could be updated if needed. I havent seen much of him but know 2-3 years ago there was a bit of hype around him. They've got him doing the full pre season so must have impressed someone. Hopefully he's not another Manaia Cherrington and fizzles into nothing

    soniluke.jpg
     
  14. Shredder

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    He doesnt have much size if Brooks looks like a giant next to him, but like you said, he must have impressed someone.
     
  15. The Rosco

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    Yeah . . . looks like he ain't had a kebab in a long time.
     
  16. simmo05

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    Who did we have as hooker before farah? Was it Darren Senter?
     
  17. Fordy20

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    Senter in 2004. Benny Galea for a bit in 2005 before Farah took over
     
  18. Vic Mackey

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    Yep Senter and Robbie Mears shared it for a few years. Mears would come off the bench with Dazz shifting into the 13.
     
  19. Das Hassler

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    A few minutes before the fulltime hooter of the 05 GF they panned to Sheens and Senter standing near the bench....as happy as he looked there was also an umistakable look of "damn ...just one more year!"
     
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  20. macnaz

    macnaz Moderator Staff Member

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    Robbie was only 12 months or so younger then Liddle, waited his turn and the rest was history.
     

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