Who else do we need?

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by Sharlotiger » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:23 am

I did ask how many had gone on to be regular SL players lol. Thought Luis was now at Widnes?

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by Fumper27 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 am

Sharlotiger wrote:I did ask how many had gone on to be regular SL players lol. Thought Luis was now at Widnes?
Think “not many” is the answer you wanted!!!

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Post by dettoriman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:49 am

It's irrelevant what we need. We won't be signing anyone else of huge quality. And I would rather not waste our time signing squad players and put some faith in the youth set up.

In an ideal world.

We need David Fifita. Tom Johnstone both who are now tied to long deals at Wakey.

As well as a ball playing top quality back rower/loose. In the Ben Currie mould.

And get shot of Rankin and Ellis and sign Jackson Hastings as Luke Gales replacement long term

We aren't gonna get them. Or anything close to that quality.

We've just made a huge song and dance about someone who's been playing reserve grade in Aus lately.
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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by HuddsTigers » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:08 am

Sharlotiger wrote:I did ask how many had gone on to be regular SL players lol. Thought Luis was now at Widnes?
Apologies, I read it as how many had gone on to be SL players at Cas or moved on elsewhere in Powell’s time.

In terms SL regulars. Zip.
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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by gateman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:09 am

All we wont is a Millionaire who wants to throw his cash away, then we could start writing our shopping list , till then we are CAS we do things on the cheap beating some of the richer teams on the way, would I support any one else not bloody likely

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:33 am

dettoriman wrote:It's irrelevant what we need. We won't be signing anyone else of huge quality. And I would rather not waste our time signing squad players and put some faith in the youth set up.

In an ideal world.

We need David Fifita. Tom Johnstone both who are now tied to long deals at Wakey.

As well as a ball playing top quality back rower/loose. In the Ben Currie mould.

And get shot of Rankin and Ellis and sign Jackson Hastings as Luke Gales replacement long term

We aren't gonna get them. Or anything close to that quality.

We've just made a huge song and dance about someone who's been playing reserve grade in Aus lately.
I agree with most of your post mate but I think Blair was a terrific signing and will be a big success he played most of last year as starting centre for the best team in the nrl I've not seen much of the melbourne games this season but I know theve got a really talented young centre who's name escapes me who I presume theve decided to go with this season and they usually run into salary cap problems so had to off-load players

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:27 am

I was critical of John wells for not having signed a centre before the start of the season and sure enough we've being all over the place on one side of the field chopping and changing players but you can't fault the signings and the fact we've spent cash to get players not something most clubs do these days

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by Mysterio » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:43 am

dettoriman wrote:It's irrelevant what we need. We won't be signing anyone else of huge quality. And I would rather not waste our time signing squad players and put some faith in the youth set up.

In an ideal world.

We need David Fifita. Tom Johnstone both who are now tied to long deals at Wakey.

As well as a ball playing top quality back rower/loose. In the Ben Currie mould.

And get shot of Rankin and Ellis and sign Jackson Hastings as Luke Gales replacement long term

We aren't gonna get them. Or anything close to that quality.

We've just made a huge song and dance about someone who's been playing reserve grade in Aus lately.
Unfortunately this is dead true.

Personally I’d bring Westerman home. He’s a Cas / Powell player through and through and would load up our pack with another forward who is big and can more than play at the line.

We still need a wing man, although Minikin may well return to form. Either way, we need another outside back.

Peanut will go even better with a settled triangle of players/moves. Including gale.

As per usual, we’re 2/3 players away from being a true threat, when everyone is fit and healthy.

On Blair, I’m worried. IS he that good?

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Post by RonnieGibbs'forearm » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:46 am

dettoriman wrote:It's irrelevant what we need. We won't be signing anyone else of huge quality. And I would rather not waste our time signing squad players and put some faith in the youth set up.

In an ideal world.

We need David Fifita. Tom Johnstone both who are now tied to long deals at Wakey.

As well as a ball playing top quality back rower/loose. In the Ben Currie mould.

And get shot of Rankin and Ellis and sign Jackson Hastings as Luke Gales replacement long term

We aren't gonna get them. Or anything close to that quality.

We've just made a huge song and dance about someone who's been playing reserve grade in Aus lately.
Unlikely we will get anyone else this season true, unless it's Thomas Minns or another Craig Harrison player.
Blair is a good signing though (providing his ankle injury is fully recovered). You can't sniff at a player who has played 1st grade at Melbourne and won minor premier titles. Plenty of players have had spells in reserve grade in Aus and come over here with much less 1st team experience but still been quality: Millo, Jesse, Rangi to name a few.
Millo will be on his way either end of this year or next. There will be those you mentioned too along with Maher, Aston, either Egodo, Minikin or Gill. So we will guaranteed be recruiting 1-2 more players for next season who should be a decent quality.
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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:56 am

Agree about matautia he needs to play full-back and when gale comes back you will see the best of him I didn't mean we should rest on our laurels there is work still needed to be done to improve the side
Think Blair will be a big success but we will see when the lad starts playing

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by fords » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:59 pm

Casmoley wrote:
SREGITSAC wrote:Very good honest interview with Wells on Tigers TV about recruitment and the process they are going through looking at requirements up to 2022

You wouldn’t like to be minikin or Egodo listening to that interview. Can’t see much of a future at Cas for either.
What's been said like ?

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Post by RonnieGibbs'forearm » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm

fords wrote:
Casmoley wrote:
SREGITSAC wrote:Very good honest interview with Wells on Tigers TV about recruitment and the process they are going through looking at requirements up to 2022

You wouldn’t like to be minikin or Egodo listening to that interview. Can’t see much of a future at Cas for either.
What's been said like ?
Wells says Blair is the new starting centre. He has not come to bring competition for places.
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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by Tigerade » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 pm

It's a bit like fantasy football on here. "Get rid of Mr X and sign Mr Z". "We need 3 more players" blah.blah.blah.

There's something called the salary cap in rugby league that prevents you from having a shopping list of players. Time for a few supporters to get in the real world.

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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by lurcher » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:52 pm

dettoriman wrote:It's irrelevant what we need. We won't be signing anyone else of huge quality. And I would rather not waste our time signing squad players and put some faith in the youth set up.

In an ideal world.

We need David Fifita. Tom Johnstone both who are now tied to long deals at Wakey.

As well as a ball playing top quality back rower/loose. In the Ben Currie mould.

And get shot of Rankin and Ellis and sign Jackson Hastings as Luke Gales replacement long term

We aren't gonna get them. Or anything close to that quality.

We've just made a huge song and dance about someone who's been playing reserve grade in Aus lately.
and you know this? no you don't and i'm telling you you will be surprised.
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Re: Who else do we need?

Post by The Firm » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:21 am

lurcher wrote:
dettoriman wrote:It's irrelevant what we need. We won't be signing anyone else of huge quality. And I would rather not waste our time signing squad players and put some faith in the youth set up.

In an ideal world.

We need David Fifita. Tom Johnstone both who are now tied to long deals at Wakey.

As well as a ball playing top quality back rower/loose. In the Ben Currie mould.

And get shot of Rankin and Ellis and sign Jackson Hastings as Luke Gales replacement long term

We aren't gonna get them. Or anything close to that quality.

We've just made a huge song and dance about someone who's been playing reserve grade in Aus lately.
and you know this? no you don't and i'm telling you you will be surprised.
I hope he is as he is probably exactly right with what we need!

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