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Where will the Tigers finish in 2019?

Minor premiers
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Top four
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No votes
Top eight
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No votes
Bottom eight
2
50%
Bottom four
1
25%
Wooden spoon/least wins
1
25%
 
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Wests Tigers 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 29, 2018, 9:39 am

Wests Tigers: 2019 Round 1 predicted team

NRL.com's predicted Round 1 team:

1. Moses Mbye
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Mahe Fonua
4. Esan Marsters
5. Corey Thompson
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Robbie Farah
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Ryan Matterson
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Josh Reynolds
15. Michael Chee-Kam
16. Matt Eisenhuth
17. Alex Twal

Other squad members: Josh Aloiai, Oliver Clark, Tyson Gamble, Luke Garner, Jacob Liddle, Sam McIntyre, Chris McQueen, Thomas Mikaele, Paul Momirovski, Zane Musgrove, Robbie Rochow, Dylan Smith

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/12/29/wes ... cted-team/
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Post by Sid » December 29, 2018, 11:21 am

That’s a stinker of a lineup, still can’t believe they finished higher than Raiders this year
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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by Coastalraider » December 29, 2018, 11:40 am

Damn that’s a horrible squad.

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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by dubby » December 29, 2018, 11:41 am

It's a solid team. No worse than others. Better spine than us

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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 29, 2018, 11:53 am

Sid wrote:
December 29, 2018, 11:21 am
That’s a stinker of a lineup, still can’t believe they finished higher than Raiders this year
It is hard to believe, but they were, indeed, better than our team. But you'd have to tip them for bottom four next year with that line up.
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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by -PJ- » December 29, 2018, 1:40 pm

dubby wrote:
December 29, 2018, 11:41 am
It's a solid team. No worse than others. Better spine than us

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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by gergreg » December 29, 2018, 3:24 pm

Pretty average squad on paper, the same as last year. But they were able to over achieve last year, even factoring the game they were dudded against the Broncos and I think there was one other.

I thought Brookes had a pretty good year with a significant improvement in his defence. Overall they were pretty boring to watch and defended well enough to win more than they should. There's really no reason why they can't repeat that defensive mindset with Maguire but they need to be able to score more points and I can't see where those points come from.

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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by dubby » December 29, 2018, 7:59 pm

Cleary had them defensively focused early on, but they couldn't maintain it. That's poor coaching.

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Post by gergreg » December 30, 2018, 9:06 am

I dont think the coach can really be blamed for their lack of success, their roster was/is one of the weakest in the competition.
The only option Cleary had was to restrict the opposition to 10 points or less, then scrambling for points themselves through gritty play. A few injuries and a few undeserved losses didn't help.

Edit. I don't think the change in referee interpretation (back to wrestling) helped them either.

There is no doubt that Cleary handled his departure poorly. The tram still had a finals chance with a few rounds to go but the players phoned it in. I think they knew he was leaving.
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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by dubby » December 30, 2018, 9:13 am

I agree gerg.

The raiders and tigers are so similar.
Both promise a lot
Both have potential.
Both have die hard, long suffering supporters.
Both like attacking flair
Both are inconsistent.
Both promise you heaps but rarely deliver
Honestly, supporting the raiders and tigers is like kissing your cousin.

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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by edwahu » December 31, 2018, 11:47 am

Bottom 4. They have the same problem as us, nobody decent wants to go there and not many want to stay.

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Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Post by -TW- » January 3, 2019, 11:23 am

Wests Tigers forward Michael Chee Kam has been charged with assaulting an Uber driver

Wests Tigers forward Michael Chee Kam has been charged with assaulting a ride share driver after a night out in Bondi over the weekend.

Chee Kam, 26, and an 18-year-old man were allegedly standing on Campbell Parade at around 10.30pm when a 26-year-old Uber driver approached in a vehicle and was allegedly punched repeatedly through a window.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/news/wests ... 7930c443c7

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/03/wes ... h-assault/

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