Past prop forward recruitment

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Stanfax » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:59 pm

Regarding Boyd - was told by some of my Wire friends (long story!) that on the bus back from a poor performance at Hull that he had a right go at a number of younger players. Tamati is supposed to have asked him to leave it, and when he didn't he put him on the floor of the bus. Can't verify it but hope it was true!

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:09 pm

Stanfax wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Quite good friends with Nicky Kiss who played in that game as a very young hooker. Hodkinson told him that he was going to sort out one of the opposition to get him sent off and to keep well away. Nicky inadvertently got caught up in it and got his marching orders. Sat in the dressing room all he could think about was half time and what Hodkinson was going to say to him...
One of the most memorable games in 56 years of watching Wigan, Stan. I think it's still available on YouTube.
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Stanfax » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:04 pm

It certainly is!

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:25 pm

I was also at the 11 a side game. I think Goodway stood on Cullen as he was walking off, which prompted Cullen’s attack. Goodway was always one of my favourite players - he had such talent, but was also capable of massive sulks.

I am pretty happy with where we are propswise, as long as Burgess either steps up or retires. Bullock, Singleton and Havard form a very strong unit. I have my doubts about the smaller ones, but they do a job. Mitch Clark is a conundrum, as he has all the physical attributes, but lacks something. In that sense he reminds me of Luaki and the inaptly named Wrecking Ball. During Wane’s time, I think we erred in not looking for (or keeping in Scott Taylor’s case) genuinely big lads. I put this down to Wane’s own experience, and looking for converted second rows to hit the ground rather than dent the line. So, we ended up with the likes of Clubb and Flower.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by moto748 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 pm

Is this the "I've got nothing to complain about right now, so let's dig up something from the past to complain about" thread? :lol:

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Firestarter » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:41 pm

moto748 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Is this the "I've got nothing to complain about right now, so let's dig up something from the past to complain about" thread? :lol:
No moto its the ive got nothing to moan about and im showing my age by bringing up the good old days thread
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by nathan_rugby » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:25 pm

moto748 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Is this the "I've got nothing to complain about right now, so let's dig up something from the past to complain about" thread? :lol:
No, its a genuine question. Why has our prop forward recruitment probably been our least successful area.
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by moto748 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:20 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:41 pm

No moto its the ive got nothing to moan about and im showing my age by bringing up the good old days thread
Ha! I'll bet you're younger than I am! :lol:

But much more knowledgeable about Wigan's past history than me, I'm sure.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Firestarter » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:24 pm

moto748 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:41 pm

No moto its the ive got nothing to moan about and im showing my age by bringing up the good old days thread
Ha! I'll bet you're younger than I am! :lol:

But much more knowledgeable about Wigan's past history than me, I'm sure.
to be fair i seem to remember more between the early 80s and 90s than i do between 2000-2020........ probably coz it was all new at first and wigan wernt much good when my dad first stsrted taking me
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by morley pie eater » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:03 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:41 pm
moto748 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Is this the "I've got nothing to complain about right now, so let's dig up something from the past to complain about" thread? :lol:
No moto its the ive got nothing to moan about and im showing my age by bringing up the good old days thread
:lol: :lol:

I thought it was the "No match this week, lockdown, and not that interested in Wire, Hull, Whinoes or Cats, so let's pass a bit of time talking crap" thread.
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