Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

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PorterjohLam
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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by PorterjohLam » Sun May 17, 2020 2:37 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:09 am
I always thought Darrell Goulding was very underrated. I saw him as a very solid and reliable centre. Great defence, could score tries but loved setting his wingers up. Never going to get mentions in the same sentence as Renouf, Carmont etc but I’d say he’s on par with Gildart, if not better overall, who seems to be one of our favoured centres in recent times.

Did he get moved from wing to centre or centre to wing?
Was it under Wane he fell out of favour?
Goulding went wing-centre IIRC. Not sure he ever fell out of favour, wasn't he injured? Good player though for sure.

pedro
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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by pedro » Sun May 17, 2020 3:24 pm

he was a centre who played wing then went to centre, he was injured so left and didnt last long at HKR was it? Hes Wanes son in law isnt he? Retired at 27
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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by medlocke » Sun May 17, 2020 10:08 pm

Danny Ellison and Willie Peters where vastly Underrated players

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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by pedro » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 am

Ellison was no good for me, Peters was class
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PorterjohLam
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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by PorterjohLam » Mon May 18, 2020 2:00 pm

Yes, seen a few 2000 games again recently, Peters with the ball has a bit of Bevan French about him (perhaps not as quick though)

The booze hound
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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by The booze hound » Mon May 18, 2020 4:05 pm

Amos Roberts looked almost unstoppable in the period leading up to his injury.

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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 pm

The booze hound wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Amos Roberts looked almost unstoppable in the period leading up to his injury.
That period where he was on fire was the best I’ve ever seen a Wigan player for a run of games.
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by pedro » Wed May 20, 2020 11:35 am

If he hadnt of got injured, he would have walked the MOS
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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by Barney841 » Wed May 20, 2020 11:26 pm

pedro wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:35 am
If he hadnt of got injured, he would have walked the MOS
Maguire knew how to get the best out of him.
Always remember that half a length try he scored against Warrington. Awesome!

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Re: Underrated/Left-Field Wigan Teams

Post by the pieman » Thu May 21, 2020 2:59 pm

some other names i would chuck in as under-rated

Sam Panapa - saw the WCC game from Anfield on a clip earlier this week. Steady as you go every week, and covered more than 1 position
George Carmont - when he signed i think everyone was very underwhelmed - how wrong we all were :)
Ged Byrne - visual technician - hard as nails and again utility value
Ian Potter - workhorse and would tackle anything

many of the props i have watched since i started in 82 could fall into that category - Brian Case, Ian Lucas, Paul Prescott, Andy Coley etc. They did a job for the team but were never going to grab the headlines. Similarly with the 2nd row ie Ian Potter as mentioned above, Ian Gildart, Phil Bailey, Harrison Hansen, Mick Cassidy. all grafters who gave their all for the team, and are missed when they arent there

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