Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:10 pm

The other point on the coaches pick him thing

Who else actually is there? Tommy is played in the halves and is too old - we dont actually have another 9 outside of a teenager
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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by josie andrews » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:48 am

Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:48 pm
I agree with other people Powell is always going to split fans because he is a "non special" player. That doesnt mean he is bad by any stretch but he will never turn a match on its head .

Im getting a little fed up of this "coaches like him" argument too, he's dependable, he trains well, no problems off the pitch, comes across incredibly level headed and gives you 100% effort every match OF COURSE THEY LIKE HIM! it does not make him a "great" player

put it this way why has Wane not included him in the England set up? coaches rate him so highly? just not as high as a nearly 35 year old with 500 matches in his legs, Wane coached him for years so that rate highly soon went once give the choice of other hookers. He just isnt at the sharp end of hookers in the league .

Problem is people who are his fans want you to believe he is better than he is
his critics want you to believe hes worse than he is

the true answer is he is somewhere in the middle
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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by ddtftf » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:39 am

He averages 50 tackles a match plays for 80 minutes and doesn't miss tackles also 100% effort every game and i think is getting better at going for the line when its appropriate. He may lack a bit of pace but makes up for it with his all-round game

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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by Fujiman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:11 am

ddtftf wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:39 am
He averages 50 tackles a match plays for 80 minutes and doesn't miss tackles also 100% effort every game and i think is getting better at going for the line when its appropriate. He may lack a bit of pace but makes up for it with his all-round game
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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by The booze hound » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:55 pm

Does a job, but he ain't a top hooker.

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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by Wes » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:16 pm

I think he’s SoL’s successor for captain.


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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by CheshireWarrior » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:48 pm

Wes wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:16 pm
I think he’s SoL’s successor for captain.


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I'm hoping Lam might consider a 'leadership team' for 2021?

Farrell (1st choice), Hardaker, Powell, Bateman and Smithies (long-term/future) are all solid and consistent in their own right and surely 5 heads are better than 1.

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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by Wormburner » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:40 pm

Wigan fans sure have gotten used to mediocrity in the last 10 years, Not Wigan standard in a month of Sundays
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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by NICKYKISS » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:38 am

I keep reading and keep hearing that his attack isn’t good enough, he isn’t dangerous enough, creative enough etc.

Top try scoring hooker in Superleague-Sam Powell

Top assist making hooker in Superleague-Sam Powell (joint)

He’s turned in to a top player for my money. He’s tough as they come, his work rate is huge, he’s a leader, has a great engine and his attack has come on leaps and bounds. I do t think Lam has improved many players but Powell is twice the player under him.

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Re: Powell wants to finish career at Wigan

Post by pedro » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:15 am

3rd highest tackling hooker after houghton and mcshane
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