Tigers Michael Maguire’s work, board meeting, review, Tim Shins

The future of under-fire West Tigers coach Michael Maguire could be decided in the next fortnight as the club will review the mid-season.

Michael Chamas of Nine and The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Tigers football boss Tim Shins will conduct a review of the first half of the season and, in doing so, make a recommendation to the board on how the football department should proceed.

The Tigers, who have not played in final football since 2011, are looking forward to another season of barrels without September action, sitting 15th on the ladder with just three wins.

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The club’s losing streak did not improve on Saturday night, after the Maguire men allowed a 12-0 lead against South Sydney before losing 44-18.

“We didn’t score until last night,” Shins told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“Last night’s score hurt us when we were ahead at half time. I know the boys are disappointed. Maj. Disappointed. After 24 hours I am not ready to comment on what we will or will not do.

“There’s always speculation going on. I won’t make any specific comments about the coach. It’s a moment for us to stop and hold our breath and then make a recommendation. There’s a board meeting next month.”

The Tigers have upcoming matches against Manly, Canterbury and Warriors.

The Sydney Morning Herald claimed in an earlier report that the club hoped it would receive double-digit competition points within the half-mark of the season.

They are in second place with only six points.

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Maguire avoided the ax last season when reports surfaced that the club was on the verge of loosening him.

The club has undergone a disappointing 2021 season-end-review with the Tigers finishing 13th with just eight wins from 24 matches.

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