Sooooooooooo Close!

The Cats are getting closer to where they want to be, all they need is a little more luck on their side. They nearly upset the Lions, and almost beat the Eskies, it's just a matter of time when they turn the corner. They are playing better week to week, and can still make the playoffs with a couple of wins, as the Argos and Als are not burning up the field any. Even Maas looks more comfortable, and Lumsden will get even better with more experience! I feel that when things turn around, the will be the beast of the east!

yeah a little more time like next year maybe!

td-maker The Cats are getting closer to where they want to be, all they need is a little more luck on their side. They nearly upset the Lions, and almost beat the Eskies, it's just a matter of time when they turn the corner. They are playing better week to week, and can still make the playoffs with a couple of wins, as the Argos and Als are not burning up the field any. Even Maas looks more comfortable, and Lumsden will get even better with more experience! I feel that when things turn around, the will be the beast of the east!
Right on TDM! Most of us were aware at the start of the season that success wouldn't come over night. We're still seeing steady improvement and like yourself, I'm prepared to wait for it.

Darn right success won't come overnight---and it certainly hasn't. This isn't the first bad season the Cats have had. They've had several now and I think it's past time that fans could expect more from the organization. They aren't even close to being a .500 team!! and that's just to be competitive. I don't even want to think how far awat they are from actually contending for the Cup.

The fans have already shown a whole lot of patience with this team. How much longer before they start to put some wins on the board? The rest of 2007? Next year too?

The Als are getting stronger too (Calvillo is getting the new offence down, Chu is back, Payton is getting used to the CFL, etc.). The Argos are just a few weeks away from having Bishop back. The Cat's window of opportunity is shrinking.

An Argo-Cat fan

Why does everyone think Bishop is the blue team saviour... he looked good in what a game and a half??

LMAO, Best in the EAST? please tell me your kidding. Good teams put teams away when they have the chance, look at Winnipeg and B.C. we did that. As long as the Bombers are in the EAST, the Tiger Cats will never be "BEST" in the East, maybe second best at most.

Seems to me that we put the Bombers away, when they ventured into Ivor Wynne!

Bring on the Argo's! This team is very close to "flowering" into a successful contender...

(Barney) Darn right success won't come overnight---and it certainly hasn't. This isn't the first bad season the Cats have had. They've had several now and I think it's past time that fans could expect more from the organization. They aren't even close to being a .500 team!! and that's just to be competitive. I don't even want to think how far awat they are from actually contending for the Cup.

The fans have already shown a whole lot of patience with this team. How much longer before they start to put some wins on the board? The rest of 2007? Next year too?


The Als are getting stronger too (Calvillo is getting the new offence down, Chu is back, Payton is getting used to the CFL, etc.). The Argos are just a few weeks away from having Bishop back. The Cat’s window of opportunity is shrinking.


The changes made this year, of course, should have been made in year one of Bob Young’s takeover, but they weren’t.

I give credit to this man who admittedly had little football knowledge for what he has done this year. It is THIS YEAR that MUST become year one in his projected 5 year plan.

This being the case, he is off to a fairly good start with a young team who with a few more changes now or in the off season, WILL become a contender. They already have the nucleus of a good football team and most of their losses have been close.

You’re right Barney, in that the fans have been very patient, but unfortunately, if they plan to stay on the band wagon, they will have to continue to be patient.

You’re also right about the improvements occurring on the other teams in the league and, of course, life won’t get easier as we try to chase these teams for the odd win which may or may not happen.

The Hamilton Tiger Cats had to go back to basics this year to get where they eventually want to be, and they’re showing steady (slow) improvement.

The owner, management and players are all in the middle of a learning curve at the moment as they do their best to improve.

I’m staying with them, convinced that our day will come.

Great post, I totally agree.

It is true that it looks like the rest of the division is improving but there are many other factors that could affect their performance for the rest of this year and the next.

Injuries are certainly one factor that can ruin a team's expectations for a season, just ask the ____s. For example, if Kevin Glenn or Anthony Calvillo get injured, their respective teams are in a world of trouble, more so Winnipeg than Monteal. And who knows how much longer A.C. is going to continue playing? And who is going to step up for Winnipeg when Milt retires after this season?

Out of all the teams in the East, and maybe in the league, the Ticats seem to have the most solid young prospects and Canadian depth at vital positions. So that can only help our chances.

It is true, the five year plan seems to have started back at year one again, but I propose changing it to a three year plan, because I honestly don't think the team is that far away from contending. Especially with the parity in the league which will be further emphasized under the new salary management system.

  • paul

I am not sold on Bishop. Period.

I don’t see the East as “improving,” to be blunt. The Bomber defence has been gashable, the Argos are in pivot limbo, and the Als are just starting to look like the contender I expected with the hot streak they’re on.

All teams in the East have QB questions past their starters. I kinda like the fresh question we have, but that’s just me. LOL :wink:

Saskatchewan looks dangerous. Right now they are the best team in the league, IMHO. That being said, the Cats do have a window. If Maas can’t lead the Cats through it, maybe Jesse can knock the window frame down!

Oski Wee Wee,