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by EagleEyePie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3592

Re: Just a feeder club

I am sorry but that is nonsense. There is no issue with signing a 26 year old Bateman or equivalent in any position if the player Wigan sign is of the standard he is. That is in fact the point I am trying to make. We didn't keep young wingers when Martin Offiah became available either. Who did Gary...
by EagleEyePie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3592

Re: Just a feeder club

The reasons the signings like that aren’t worthwhile is they are short termism. An easy option that clubs used in the past with overseas players who then stopped the progress into the first team of home grown players. Largely because few clubs could be bothered with an academy set up because they d...
by EagleEyePie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3592

Re: Just a feeder club

Regarding point 3 in your post I think that does matter. It’s another version of signing over the hill overseas players. They just started out here first that is all. For years we complained about how easy it was for clubs to sign overseas players near the end of their careers who may have once bee...
by EagleEyePie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3592

Re: Just a feeder club

This is just daft as a policy, and "I don't want you back because you left" seems quite childlike. Imagine if Farrell had a season ending injury and we desperately need a back rower. Bateman is available and wants to return to the UK. Wire are the only other realistic competitors and no other top p...
by EagleEyePie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3592

Re: Just a feeder club

If a player leaves they should stay left,to me this is the greatest club in the world and you leave it at your peril but for some reason Lenegan seems to think that by offering a way back when things go wrong is the right way,it isn’t and I do t care who you are. The child like comments of “well I ...
by EagleEyePie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Rushton
Replies: 22
Views: 2533

Re: Rushton

The lure of the NRL was always going to be hard to resist. Even if Super League had equal financial strength to the NRL we would lose players due to the quality of life players can experience over there. The fact that there's a considerable gulf in finances too means Super League is at a real disadv...
by EagleEyePie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Cas v WIGAN
Replies: 74
Views: 6178

Re: Cas v WIGAN

We can't keep relying on the young props to carry us through games. Top Super League sides should have at least a couple of props who are established, top quality players. Last season and at the start of this we've been relying on youngsters who aren't really at that level yet. They are without a do...
by EagleEyePie
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Wigan Warriors will have a big pack in 2020, says optimistic Ian Lenagan
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

Re: Wigan Warriors will have a big pack in 2020, says optimistic Ian Lenagan

Gildart can play right centre. It's where he played at the end of last year and his form there got him into the England side when he was originally overlooked. The issue with him there wasn't that he wasn't suited to that side (his defence was outstanding and he created some good tries), but that at...
by EagleEyePie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Wigan Warriors will have a big pack in 2020, says optimistic Ian Lenagan
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

Re: Wigan Warriors will have a big pack in 2020, says optimistic Ian Lenagan

EEP regardless of size id take Faz over other SL 2nd rowers any day of the week So would I, and he runs above his weight too, as did Bateman, which is why those two together was never an issue. I'm not sure about Isa on the opposite side though. He's got a great work rate and never seems to get inj...
by EagleEyePie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Wigan Warriors will have a big pack in 2020, says optimistic Ian Lenagan
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

Re: Wigan Warriors will have a big pack in 2020, says optimistic Ian Lenagan

It's great that we're looking for a bit more size in the pack but we also have to make sure the players are not only big but mobile and athletic. Tony Clubb is bigger than Luke Thompson but who would you rather have in your side? I think the issue over the years is that our more consistent forwards ...