Starting XII and Interchange

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Blackpool_Pie
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Starting XII and Interchange

Post by Blackpool_Pie » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:12 am

So how would you line us up, with a fully fit squad to choose from? I'm not asking how you think Lam will set us up. I'm asking how you would go about it.

Would Escare make your side?
What about Lockers?
How about the youngsters who were so impressive when the older heads were out?
What about the new guys?

Blackpool_Pie
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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by Blackpool_Pie » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:19 am

Personally, if it were completely up to me, I'd go with this:

Hardaker
Marshall
Gildart
Hankinson
Manfreidi

French
Hastings

Partington
Powell
Bullock
Farrell
Isa
Smithies

Interchange:
Leuluai
Burgess
Greenwood
Bryne

Woody1989
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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by Woody1989 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:51 am

1. French
2. Manfredi
3. Hardaker
4 Gildart
5. Marshall
6. Sammut
7. Hastings
8. Bullock
9. Powell
10. Burgess
11. Isa
12. Farrell
13. Smithies

14. Leuluai
15. Partington
16. Bryne
17. Greenwood

Personally I wasn't impressed with French's ability at SO when he covered there last season. Don't think Lam will use Sammut but, for me, he'd be a good partner for Hastings.

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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:00 am

Blackpool_Pie wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:19 am
Personally, if it were completely up to me, I'd go with this:

Hardaker
Marshall
Gildart
Hankinson
Manfreidi

French
Hastings

Partington
Powell
Bullock
Farrell
Isa
Smithies

Interchange:
Leuluai
Burgess
Greenwood
Bryne
Hardakee for me best fullback in SL so why move him so this line up is pretty much who I’d pick but what possibly will happen is Tommy in the halves and French maybe on the wing?

I’m not doubting French’s quality but it still puzzles me as to why Wigan signed him in the first place,at the time there was need at other positions to be filled surely?

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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by bertina » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:26 am

Blackpool_Pie wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:12 am
So how would you line us up, with a fully fit squad to choose from? I'm not asking how you think Lam will set us up. I'm asking how you would go about it.

Would Escare make your side?
What about Lockers?
How about the youngsters who were so impressive when the older heads were out?
What about the new guys?
First thing I would go about is starting with X111 not X11. :roll: :roll:

Warrior20
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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by Warrior20 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:56 am

Hardaker
Burgess
Gildart
Bibby
Manfredi
Leuluai
Hastings
Patrtington
Powell
Burgess
Isa
Farrell
Smithies

Bullock
Flower
Greenwood
Clarke

CheshireWarrior
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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by CheshireWarrior » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:07 pm

6. Bevan French
21. Dom Manfredi
1. Zak Hardaker
4. Oliver Gildart
5. Joe Burgess
25. Jarrod Sammut
31. Jackson Hastings
17. Oliver Partington
9. Sam Powell
10. George Burgess
15. Joe Greenwood
12. Liam Farrell (c)
16. Morgan Smithies

7. Tommy Leuluai
19. Joe Bullock
20. Liam Byrne
22. Mitch Clark

This will never be a starting 13 or 17 though! :lol:

morley pie eater
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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by morley pie eater » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:29 pm

1. Hardaker
2. Manfredi
3. Bibby
4. Gildart
5. Marshall
6. Hastings
7. Leuluai
8. Clubb
9. Powell
10. Burgess
11. Isa
12. Farrell
13. Smithies

14. Partington
15. Bullock
16. Greenwood
17. French

Tried to pick on last season's performances ignoring reputation.
Doubts are Bibby as I haven't seen enough of him but he impressed in play-off games, and Hankinson looks a trier but not Wigan standard. Bullock or Flower - I think Bullock edges it and should have some improvement in him. Greenwood hoping he's overcome injury and can regain his previous form.

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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by ancientnloyal » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:01 pm

nice topic, but with Manfredi I’d rather ease him in this year I know he had injury issues and as a professional sports team we shouldn’t have allowances to do this but if managed correctly and his up changes he can grow to be a GB winger at least for a few years. He is talent and worth keeping and being patient with.

As for Hardaker to centre for example I’m of the opinion that we need to keep Zak happy first and foremost he is a genuine quality character and keeping him on side will benefit Wigan for a few years to come


Smithies to captain

Hanley Bell Farrell OLoughlin... decades... 80s 90s 00s 10s... not many captains we should build a new era around this kid.
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me to be honest!

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Re: Starting XII and Interchange

Post by bertina » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:57 am

ancientnloyal wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:01 pm
nice topic, but with Manfredi I’d rather ease him in this year I know he had injury issues and as a professional sports team we shouldn’t have allowances to do this but if managed correctly and his up changes he can grow to be a GB winger at least for a few years. He is talent and worth keeping and being patient with.

As for Hardaker to centre for example I’m of the opinion that we need to keep Zak happy first and foremost he is a genuine quality character and keeping him on side will benefit Wigan for a few years to come


Smithies to captain

Hanley Bell Farrell OLoughlin... decades... 80s 90s 00s 10s... not many captains we should build a new era around this kid.
Smithies to captain ??, don't talk daft.
The kid needs to concentrate on developing his game to its full potential. The last thing we need to do is give him added pressure. I have no doubt he will be a future captain, but not yet.

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