Interesting upon hearing of the new Wests Tigers logo that their original was based on the old Florida Panthers NHL logo...
So I figured I’d edit their current one to see how it turned out 🐅
Yes, Tom Trbojevic is the games best fullback at the moment, and Nathan Cleary is right there with him as the games best player, but there’s no reason why James Tedesco shouldn’t still be in the argument
In 2019, Teddy had what was considered one of the best seasons of any individual the game has seen, which led him to winning the Dally M medal on 33 points, an average of 1.4 points a game (24 games)
That year Tedesco had an incredible;
- 166 tackle breaks (6.9 pg)
- 18 tries
- 3 forced dropouts
- 13 try assists
- 23 line breaks
- 13 line break assists
- 205 avg running metres
- 68.02% tackle efficiency
Fast forward to 2021, and James Tedesco has the pressure of being the Roosters captain, after co-captains, Boyd Cordner, and Jake Friend retired due to injury, as well as season ending injuries to the likes of Veteran, Brett Morris and Luke Keary
Most players would stumble under all this pressure and having so many key players out for the season, but James Tedesco took up the challenge, recording in 22 games;
- 145 tackle breaks (6.5 pg)
- 9 tries
- 9 forced dropouts
- 22 try assists
- 17 line breaks
- 23 line break assists
- 183 avg running metres
- 81.30% tackle efficiency
That sees him with better stats in 5/8 of the stats mentioned, but nobody seems to acknowledge that because it’s what we expect from him, and considering he was without so many players he had by his side previously, including players like Cooper Cronk and Latrell Mitchell, that’s pretty incredible
Yes, comparing that to the 2021 stats of Tom Trbojevic, Turbo was better in every department except for forced dropouts, but just look at how consistent James Tedesco has been since he won the Dally M fullback of the year for the Tigers, way back in 2016
James Tedesco is a freak, and if you don’t have him in the debate for the games best player, I’d say you’re crazy
17 days ago
🚨Bald Man Take: Munster and Smith Celebration Scandal 🚨
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If you had asked me a few days ago which club I would have picked to be embroiled in an offseason scandal, the Melbourne Storm would have been the last team on my list. However, that is exactly what has happened with Brandon Smith and Cameron Munster being caught on camera near a white substance during their post-season celebration. It’s very disappointing to be talking about this during an exciting Grand Final week but I thought I would make a quick comment.
This is a terrible look for the Storm just days after their most disappointing performance of the season. If there is one thing I would never do, it is question the Storm culture, as they have been the gold standard of excellence for more than a decade now. However, it should be noted that the great players who are responsible for building this culture, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, and Cooper Cronk, never found themselves in a position of this nature.
Munster and Smith need to accept responsibility quickly. Like it or not, they are two of the Storm’s best and most well-known players and with the departures of senior team members Dale Finucane and Josh Addo Carr, the club needs them to step up as leaders now more than ever. Among the rugby league community, Smith and Munster have become icons as classic Aussie larrikins. A viral photo of "Hungover Munster" in the QLD 2020 team photo epitomized this after he reportedly went straight to Origin camp from the Storm's Grand Final celebrations. However, they need to be careful now as that reputation can change to villain very quickly in the court of public opinion. They simply cannot escape their responsibility as role models, and for as long as they are in this League they will be held to a higher standard than many other professions.
With all that said, I am backing the Melbourne Storm to handle this with professionalism (as they always do), and for these two guys to learn from this and repay the club in a big way.
Let’s break down Nick Cotric’s bulldogs contract 🤑
He signed a 3 year deal approximately worth $600K a season - and is currently one of the highest paid wingers in the comp.
Is he underpaid or overpaid - leave your thoughts in the comments 🗣 💭