We thought we'd do something different on the Wests Tigers Podcast this week - a video podcast!
For the first time in Wests Tigers Podcast history you can not only hear us but see us too (good heads for radio? You be the judge).
As the NRL action remains suspended at the moment we thought we'd look back at the past and run through what we believe to be the biggest triumphs and tragedies in Wests Tigers history.
What the club got right and what the club got wrong.
We hope you enjoy this special edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast with Eddie Otto and Joel Helmes.
This week on the Wests Tigers Podcast we look at these unprecedented times in both our society and the game of Rugby League.
Episode 0062 of the Wests Tigers Podcast though starts with an autopsy of what was an incredibly disappointing Wests Tigers performance against the Newcastle Knights at Leichhardt Oval.
What went wrong? Why didn't the Tigers turn up to play? Where does the team go from here with the season now suspended indefinitely? We try to answer those questions this week.
While across the wider game, we look at which clubs are in danger of folding? Can the game come back this year and if it does, what will the competition look like?
And we announce some new concepts for the Wests Tigers Podcast moving forward without our weekly fix of NRL.
Its strange times both across the World and in NRL land as the Covid-19 dramas continue to have a significant impact.
This weekend we see NRL games played for the first time without fans in attendance and that includes the Wests Tigers clash with Newcastle at Leichhardt Oval.
This week on the Wests Tigers Podcast we take a look ahead at that game, as well as wrapping up the Tigers somewhat clunky win over the Dragons at Wollongong last Sunday evening.
Also on the podcast, we discuss the possibility of a Benji Marshall statue being erected at the new Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence at Concord, good idea? Let us know what you think about this concept on the Wests Tigers Podcast Facebook page.
We also discuss the latest on the Harry Grant swap deal and we take a look back at the round one results from our Wests Tigers Podcast Fan Tipping Competition.
All that and more on this week's edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast with Eddie Otto and Joel Helmes...
What seems like the longest off-season in NRL history is finally over with the Wests Tigers officially back in action on Sunday evening.
The Tigers travel to Wollongong to take on Paul McGregor's Dragons and we preview that match on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast.
Should Corey Thompson have beaten out Adam Doueihi for the fullback role? Is Elijah Taylor the best man to wear the 13 jersey and how will Josh Aloiai go after being chosen as a starting prop alongside Alex Twal? These are just some of the questions we try to answer this week.
We also give our round one NRL tips, remind our listeners about their last chance to get into the Wests Tigers Podcast 2020 NRL Tipping Comp (at least from round one) and play another round of Buy, Sell or Hold.
And Eddie pulls out an interesting trivia question too.
It's another big edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast for you.
It's the final countdown! The 2020 NRL season is less than a week away and the Wests Tigers are ready to do battle with the Dragons next weekend.
This week on the Wests Tigers Podcast we look back at the Tigers victory over the Warriors in the last trial of the pre-season.
Joel and Eddie also discuss the lingering trade deal between the Wests Tigers and Melbourne involving Paul Momirovski and Harry Grant and look at whether Joey Leilua was justified in describing himself as the best centre in the game.
The majority of Wests Tigers Podcast Facebook followers who recently voted in a poll we're running aren't Wests Tigers 2020 members, we look at why aren't more supporters aren't signing up.
We also look at the overwhelming support shown by our followers for the re-signing of Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire.
And we look back at our 2019 predictions and cast an eye to the future naming our predicted NRL top eight, grand finalists and wooden spooners.
Don't miss this BIG edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast!
We're inching closer to the NRL season kick-off with the Wests Tigers in final preparations for their trial match with the Warriors in Rotorua.
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast we look at that clash, including discussion around some of the positions that remain contentious in the Tigers line-up for round one.
Now that charges have been dropped against Josh Reynolds we look to try and work out how the former Bulldog can make a bigger contribution to our team in 2020.
What about Russell Packer? Medical retirement certainty or potentially a key ingredient in the Wests Tigers pie this year?
Steve Roach reckons Wests Tigers need an enforcer to make the Top Eight in 2020, we look at whether Zane Musgrove could be that man.
And listen in for a round of Buy, Swap and Sell and some Wests Tigers trivia too!
The Wests Tigers have finally been back in action at the 2020 NRL Nines tournament and there are trial matches just around the corner too!
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast, we discuss the performance of the team in Perth and look at just how important, or unimportant the 9s tournament really is.
Eddie and Joel also look at Matt Eisenhuth and try to answer the question - where does he fit into the team in 2020? Discussion about Matt came up on our radar after there was an Instagram post that seemed to allude to him moving on from the club, potentially to rugby union.
We also look at the signing of Adam Doueihi and the clearing Josh Reynolds by the NRL to play in Round One.
Also on the agenda is the possible makeup of the team for Round One, the frustrations around the proposed trade deal with Melbourne Storm and Eddie's slight frustration with CEO Justin Pascoe.
And a reminder to join our 2020 NRL Tipping Competition too!
All that on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast.
The 2020 NRL season is just around the corner and things are looking up at the Wests Tigers.
On this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast we discuss the proposed move that will see the Wests Tigers loan centre/winger Paul Momirovski to the Melbourne Storm, in return the Tigers would get the services of young Storm hooker Harry Grant for the coming season.
We also look at the recent signing of Joey Leilua and look at whether it wasn't such a bad thing that we didn't get Latrell Mitchell.
And we name our potential round one NRL Wests Tigers team too.
Don't miss this edition, our first for 2020, of the Wests Tigers Podcast!
Will he? Won't he? We have the latest on the Latrell Mitchell contract saga on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast.
Joel and Eddie also play a game of Buy, Hold or Sell on issues such as the new NRL rules for 2020, the future of Russell Packer and whether Michael Maguire will again hand the Wests Tigers captaincy to Moses Mbye in the new season.
There's also discussion around the new Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence and the Brydens Podcast hosted by new Chairman, Lee Hagipantelis.
And we go down memory lane with a look back at some of the Wests Tigers players that made only a small contribution to the club - literally playing five or fewer games.
Don't miss this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast!
The Wests Tigers 2020 NRL campaign has commenced with a host of players returning for pre-season training.
Will the boys who are already on the training paddock soon be welcoming Roosters superstar Latrell Mitchell to the fold?
We discuss the latest on the Latrell saga on this edition of the podcast.
Download or hit play for a look at the likely signing of Luciano Leilua from the Dragons, and the recent re-signing of several young up and coming Wests Tigers players in recent times including Alex Twal, Luke Garner and Tommy Talau.
And on the agenda this week is a look at the recent announcement that Lee Hagipantelis, boss of Brydens Lawyers, the Wests Tigers major sponsor, as the club's new Chairman.
While listen in for you to be a chance to be part of the Wests Tigers Podcast!
All that and more on this edition of the Wests Tigers Podcast with Eddie Otto and Joel Helmes...