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Do players care about their club?

Post by madoqua » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:03 pm

We all know about Johnno, Backy and selected others who were forever Tigers.

I would argue that most players will play where the most pennies are and don't really care where that is.

I think that we all cheer on people sometimes who would play for anyone, and our perception of how they feel about our club is different to ours.

Football teams without an British name on the pitch are a good example. Why do we bother???

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Post by unohoo » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:26 pm

I hope you are not overlooking players like Rowntree, Cockerill, Garforth, Lloyd, Ellis, the Deacons, Will Johnson, or any of the others of the mass of players that have stuck with the club or come through the academy.

And when was the last time a player left because they "didn't want to play for Tigers"?

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Post by champanzie » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:47 pm

yeh well said unohoo.....

every time tigers sign a player they just say i am just privilaged that i will be playing for the tigers. look at the way the players reacted to losing in tkiwers in may. if they didnt care about the club they wouldnt be heart broken as we seen the tigers players were.
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Post by Iain » Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:42 am

My enduring image of last season was Alex Moreno going berserk after a last minute try early in the season. He is essentially a journeyman, and has played for many a club on his way. By logic he shouldn't be that passionate. I think thats evidence enough of whether players care about their clubs.

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Post by Tigers rock » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:48 pm

I think plyers that come to the tigers do mean it when they say i am so glad i am playing for them bla bla bla. We are one of the best teams so i can see where they are coming from. Anyway The deacons ellis bemand chuter rowntree have l stuck to tigers and when they first came to the tigers ibet they said i am so glad i am playing for these bla bla bla etc etc

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Post by Headers » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:40 pm

Its a fair point and somtimes do you think the club cares about the players or do they want results at any cost , and some player that should stay ie Ross Broadfoot what a tallent why let him go , instead we buy another has been :?
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Post by Tigers Tiger » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:03 pm

Any player who has made it to Tigers 1st team level doesn't necessarily care about Tigers, but cares about winning above everything else. If they didn't they would be like every other club player, it is that that makes them great, combined with natural skill.
If they seem upset, it is usually personal anger, not upset for the Tigers.

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