Positives

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nottinghamtiger
Luke Gale
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Re: Positives

Post by nottinghamtiger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm

I think our recruitment has been better this year. Everyone questioned the signing of Griffin at the time it was announced, but he was far better than any of our back-rowers last year. Likewise, Olpherts looks better than I expected. In Danny Richardson we’ve bought one of the best goal kickers in Super League, and that alone might win some games we would otherwise lose with Mata’utia etc rotating the kicking duties.
I think we’ve got a squad to compete and if we get into the play-offs and have most of the players fit in September/October then we have a shot. But it will require us to be more-or-less injury free and on form and other clubs to be plagued by injury and/or out of form.

SuffolkTiger
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Re: Positives

Post by SuffolkTiger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:19 pm

Good thread - we need it...!!

In no particular order:

- we travel to Catalans in English type weather
- Magic Weekend is back in Newcastle
- we still have DP at the helm
- we have the squad to compete for top 5
- if managed well, the amount of off contract players in November presents a brilliant opportunity to transform the squad
- we have plenty of players that the top clubs would love to have
- our support is still the envy of many

Let's see how we go.

braytontiger
Brad Davis
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Re: Positives

Post by braytontiger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:56 pm

lurcher wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:51 pm
braytontiger wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:07 pm
Hoping we’ve a dynamic half back pairing
Fingers crossed we’ve some new fridges in the bar to make the carlsberg bearable.
I’m likely to save some money on not following the team every week.

After that I’m struggling
store them in the freezing portakabins. :D
The problem been those freezing portakabind turn into greenhouses in the summer🍺🤮

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corvusxiii
Dean Widders
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Re: Positives

Post by corvusxiii » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:29 pm

I thought the effort was great against twp and the two tries were super but the other 79 minutes were dull, dull, dull. This worries me because last season there were extended periods of numbness with ball in hand and I'm hoping cas attempt touse the ball a bit more this time round.
To finish last in the Tour de France, first you must finish.

classycas57
Dean Widders
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Re: Positives

Post by classycas57 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 pm

I'm positive in that we will get beat in the first game

gateman
Luke Gale
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Re: Positives

Post by gateman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:03 pm

classycas57 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 pm
I'm positive in that we will get beat in the first game
get down to the bookies mate on Monday CAS were two to one on you might get six to four Toronto

Hepworth7
Dean Widders
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Re: Positives

Post by Hepworth7 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:42 pm

gateman wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:03 pm
classycas57 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 pm
I'm positive in that we will get beat in the first game
get down to the bookies mate on Monday CAS were two to one on you might get six to four Toronto
Best be quick because the odds will be shortening,you can still get Evens Toronto with a six point start and the only reason for that is the total lack of interest,but if you fancy it get on now
Be almost 10/11 the pair once the squads are a announced.

Piquad1
Dean Widders
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Re: Positives

Post by Piquad1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 am

Like a lot on here you support cas because it's in yer blood.

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old cas lass
Malcolm Reilly
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Re: Positives

Post by old cas lass » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:26 am

Piquad1 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 am
Like a lot on here you support cas because it's in yer blood.

That is so true.
It’s in the DNA.

tigerfeat
Kevin Ward
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Re: Positives

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:04 am

Hepworth7 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:42 pm
gateman wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:03 pm
classycas57 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 pm
I'm positive in that we will get beat in the first game
get down to the bookies mate on Monday CAS were two to one on you might get six to four Toronto
Best be quick because the odds will be shortening,you can still get Evens Toronto with a six point start and the only reason for that is the total lack of interest,but if you fancy it get on now
Be almost 10/11 the pair once the squads are a announced.
I backed Toronto plus 8 after the friendly think plus 6 about right now
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have
Vince Lombardi

on side
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Re: Positives

Post by on side » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:57 am

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm
I think our recruitment has been better this year. Everyone questioned the signing of Griffin at the time it was announced, but he was far better than any of our back-rowers last year. Likewise, Olpherts looks better than I expected. In Danny Richardson we’ve bought one of the best goal kickers in Super League, and that alone might win some games we would otherwise lose with Mata’utia etc rotating the kicking duties.
I think we’ve got a squad to compete and if we get into the play-offs and have most of the players fit in September/October then we have a shot. But it will require us to be more-or-less injury free and on form and other clubs to be plagued by injury and/or out of form.
It's easy to be positive before season kicks off let's see how positive you are about recruitment five games in. Got a feeling you will have a different view

tigerfeat
Kevin Ward
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Re: Positives

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:32 am

Matthew Shaw in writers predictions got us to finish 9th...
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have
Vince Lombardi

nottinghamtiger
Luke Gale
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Re: Positives

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:20 pm

on side wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:57 am
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm
I think our recruitment has been better this year. Everyone questioned the signing of Griffin at the time it was announced, but he was far better than any of our back-rowers last year. Likewise, Olpherts looks better than I expected. In Danny Richardson we’ve bought one of the best goal kickers in Super League, and that alone might win some games we would otherwise lose with Mata’utia etc rotating the kicking duties.
I think we’ve got a squad to compete and if we get into the play-offs and have most of the players fit in September/October then we have a shot. But it will require us to be more-or-less injury free and on form and other clubs to be plagued by injury and/or out of form.
It's easy to be positive before season kicks off let's see how positive you are about recruitment five games in. Got a feeling you will have a different view
I’m usually a positive optimist with foresight, and a negative pessimist with hindsight.

AstralPancakes
Sean Rudder
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Re: Positives

Post by AstralPancakes » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:44 pm

tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:32 am
Matthew Shaw in writers predictions got us to finish 9th...
I think with a bit more luck on the injury front, we can finish above Huddersfield, Hull Kr, Wakey, Toronto and probably Salford. Could even go the whole way in the challenge Cup.

Piquad1
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Re: Positives

Post by Piquad1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:37 pm

Win/lose/or draw we will still follow the Tigers because it's what we do. Come Sunday we'll all be chomping at the bit and get the season off again. Expectations are always high that's the FUN. COYF

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