BIG Announcement Verdict

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BIG Announcement Verdict

Poll ended at Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:55 pm

10/10 Can’t wait for 2020!!!!
1
2%
7-9/10 good news for the Club!
3
6%
5-6/10 ok news
12
24%
2-4/10 underwhelmed
21
43%
1 WTF
4
8%
0 omnishambles
8
16%
 
Total votes: 49

ancientnloyal
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BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by ancientnloyal » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:55 pm

How would you rate today’s epic news?
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me tbh

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by medlocke » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:21 pm

The news was ok apart from Clubb, Just a shame they bigged it and had everyone thinking we'd be signing big NRL stars, In future they need to stop trying to be Billy big bollox and just announce it with no forewarning :D

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by Caboosegg » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:24 pm

Its was good to get an idea for our team next year.

Will the signings pay off next year will tell.

Im hopeful we will see the best of Burgess next year as he obviously wants to go back to the NRL
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by DaveO » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 pm

By big announcement they obviously meant never mind the quality, feel the width.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:11 pm

I think it was fine. It was fun having everything confirmed at once. With clearly more to come, when they explain where we are with Lockers, Tommy p, a new half and the new coach. I think Smithies is the best home grown second row (not lock) prospect we have seen since Betts.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by moto748 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:15 pm

Seeing as some of the people who said Sammut was a Championship player not fit to wear the shirt, before a ball was kicked, are now eagerly awaiting his return from injury like he's a saviour, I'll delay judgement on Bibby and Clark (about whom I know next to nothing) until they've got a few games under their belts.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by nathan_rugby » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:36 pm

Exiled Wiganer wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:11 pm
I think it was fine. It was fun having everything confirmed at once. With clearly more to come, when they explain where we are with Lockers, Tommy p, a new half and the new coach. I think Smithies is the best home grown second row (not lock) prospect we have seen since Betts.
Better than Hock, Hansen, Tomkins and Farrell?
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by nathan_rugby » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:37 pm

moto748 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Seeing as some of the people who said Sammut was a Championship player not fit to wear the shirt, before a ball was kicked, are now eagerly awaiting his return from injury like he's a saviour, I'll delay judgement on Bibby and Clark (about whom I know next to nothing) until they've got a few games under their belts.
The desire for Sammut is more because he’s the best of a bad bunch, not because he’s world class and everybody wrote him off.
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by moto748 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:45 pm

Nobody is saying that Sammut is world-class, nathan. I was just making the point that it's a bit crazy to write players off before they've been given a shot. That doesn't mean that Clark and Bibby are thrilling signings, though.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:48 pm

Better than Hock, Hansen, Tomkins and Farrell?
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Well, Hansen was a limited but well meaning plodder, Hock was a huge talent but squandered it, Tomkins was hit and miss and brought shame on the club. Faz has wrung every ounce out of his talent, and Smithies will need to show the same level of dedication to the cause. For mine, he has more potential if he works as hard. I also exclude true legends who wore 13 like Clarke, A Farrell and Lockers.

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