Panic button for Tigers?

I’m worried. I’m really worried. The Tigers have shown me nothing so far that they are going to be jostling for a top 4 spot at the end of season or, at this stage, even a top 8 finish. At the moment the Tigers look more interested in jostling for space between each other in the defensive line to allow opposition ball runners free passage.

Our defence….. woeful!

Our attack……Non-existant!

I’m a staunch Black and Gold fan and to see the Tigs put in the type of defensive efforts they have in recent weeks is causing my T.V some serious pain. We show no go forward, no ball security, no discipline and no defensive resilience. And the list of problems to make matters worse is getting longer, for example; the lack of an established full-back is hurting us big time! We are lacking someone to add that extra spark and sniff out a hole, ala, Billy Slater. Mitch Brown’s release has proven very costly.

We have a knuckle headed wet dick prop in Matt Groat! His defensive errors have been schoolboy and his laziness around the ruck has caused me to rupture several blood vessels; the Neanderthal is probably better suited to sorting screws.

Ummmm? What am I here for?

A supposedly world class back-rower, which cost us $500 big ones, in Adam Blair, whose performances have so far shown to be worth no more than a cheese sandwich. His laziness surely wouldn’t have been tolerated at Melbourne, so I don’t understand why it is here. On Monday night he had a total of 6 hit ups and was largely AWOL in defence, compare this to Gareth Ellis’s 16 hit ups and a bezillion tackles and the dickhead has a frickin large case to answer. No wonder Gareth wanted out of the Tigers early, if Blair could comand more than a player who plays his arse off every time he’s on the paddock, then why should he stay?The problems don’t end there. What the hell is going on with Ayshford? FIVE frickin missed tackles on Monday night, most of which led to some points. Last year he was one of the games leading players for line breaks, now he is the line break for opposition teams. Their steaming through him!

This is the life bro! let's get Billy and Smithy to the tigers, it's choice!

And what about that cat Moltzen? He was getting a lot of underserved kudos at the end of last season. He was, and still is, a 50/50 prospect under a high ball, a 30/70 prospect in defence and has no where near the pace that everyone thinks he has. Monday night confirmed 2 out of three; he missed 7 tackles and could not gain a blade of grass on Jarrod Croker who ran the length of the field for a meat pie. He also tried picking up a rolling ball at pace and failed spectacularly. Who the hell does he think he is? Matt Bowen!

Things have to turn around fast, but it doesn’t look like it will be this weekend. Souths have an army of huge thugs who will make our guys emulate the feats of Lachlan Coote on Greg Inglis.

Shit! is this how small blokes tackle?

Things are grim boys. Real grim.

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  1. The Senior

     /  March 28, 2012

    We need everyones favourite Robert Lui.He could be relied upon to kick a few heads.(practise makes perfect,and he excells in that department)

    Lote is back.One game on how many off?

    No fullback,no halfback,not impressed with the hooker so no hope.Front row is a shambles,one 2nd.rower is firing and the centres are watching their own tryline as opponents score at will.

    Only one way to go now.hopefully in an upward direction.

    The game against Parramatta should be a beaut.

    • Mr Brown

       /  March 28, 2012

      One of your best el señor! The frighting truth of your reply is that yes, we were better off with that head kicking wally Lui, and the Parramatta side is bound to win a game soon, it will probably against us!

  2. Mr Eldridge 2.0

     /  March 28, 2012

    You blokes sound like the supporters of a team who were given early season favoritism!
    Theres miles to go yet and I can’t see Teflon Tim allowing the drowsy approach continue much longer.
    Keep Benji fit, get a catch-and-pass halfback to complement him and stick some TNT under your pack. There’s the tactics for ya Timmy.

    And you’ve still got the Persian rake to return!

    • Mr Brown

       /  March 28, 2012

      What are your thoughts on that former Melbourne axe, now tiger’s phony Blair?

      • Mr Eldridge 2.0

         /  March 29, 2012

        Like a lot of former Storm forwards, he hasn’t played to anywhere near the same level as what he did under Bellamy as yet, let’s hope for the Brown’s sake that he’s not a due outside of Melbourne’s structured environment!

  3. Not stressing the Tigers ‘plight’ just yet – far too used to the years of pain and the rollercoaster ride that comes with being a Tigers fan, inclusive of the baffling, extraordinary and heartache inducing style that comprises a ‘typical’ 80 minutes of Tigers footy. 2005 was a case in point, as they seemed like also rans mid season, before stringing wins together and well we know the rest.

    No doubt though that ironing out positions, structuring attack and most certainly making some tackles would help! Another big, experienced forward may be worth considering to help the young pups too (let big Willie run amok on and off the field?), while i don’t think Blair is that bad but he’s got to stop infringing and going for the ‘lights out’ big hit so often when merely completing the tackle would prevent the try being scored.

    • Your observation of Blair’s shoulder charging is spot on! I demand tackling! Not chicken winging, not traffic watching, not shoulder charging….tackling! Sheens needs to fire a Portuguese rocket striaght up his arse!


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