One of the National Rugby League’s perennial laughing stocks has today finally made an effort to steady the ship.

After years of appalling performances both on and off the field, the Wests Tigers have pulled the trigger and sacked the entire board.

Chairman and hat enthusiast Lee Hagipantelis as well as aspiring TV star and CEO Justin Pascoe have both departed the club, with Hagipantelis of course threatening to withdraw his law firm’s sponsorship dollars.

The bombshell move will see the egotistical powerbrokers at the club turfed out for someone who actually epitomises what it means to be part of the Wests Tigers community – the Furston guy.

Catapulted into the spotlight nearly 10 years ago, the Wests Tigers fan become a Wests Tigers personality after famously sledging North Queensland and Maroons Halfback Johnathan Thurston for capitulating on a cold night at Leichhardt Oval.

After an underwhelming performance from one of the games greats, the fan became the ‘Furston Guy’ after mercilessly heckling the playmaker and receiving some airtime on one of the nation’s most respected news publications – Brown Cardigan.

Quickly entering the Eastern seaboard’s consciousness, the Furston guy became the most respected voice from inside the realms of Leichhardt Oval – which reportedly made him the logical replacement for the likes of Pascoe and Co.

It’s now hoped that the Furston guy’s appointment might be the shot in the arm the club needs to avoid a third straight wooden spoon.

He was contacted by The Advocate for comment but was reportedly having a schooner down at the Bald Rock Hotel and was unavailable for a chat.

More to come.


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