17 for tonight v Wakey

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by Southern Softy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:26 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:30 pm
Southern Softy wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:45 am
If you are a prop and don't pass, then you need to make vast quantities of yards and punch (not literally) holes into the opposition defence, which isn't the case with Byrne at the moment.. Don't see why he can't be coached into being a prop who looks to make the ball available - our other props do.
As for French in the centre - it's more a case of making the most of Hardaker. He's been our standout player in these matches at full-back, much more so than when he plays in the centre. French, as I said, would be dangerous wherever he plays - on the wing - in the halves or centre - loose-forward even (if ball-playing loose-forwards ever come back) - depends where there is somewhere we can fit him in. A specialist centre is always best - Gildart, for example (and I'm not suggesting that he doesn't play when he's fit) but Zak does more for the team at full-back and if Faz can do well at centre where he's never played before than why not French?
French to loose if ball playing from that position returns?

Heard it all now, will stop responding because it’s getting silly.
Must remember that for the future.

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by widdenoldboy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:56 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:06 am
Nobody has mentioned smithies yet...... outstanding tonight from the young man...... never stopped hitting up and tackling like his life depended on it...... this lad is a starter and no way a sub( he only seems to give daft pens when he comes off the bench)......
Yeh, good points, starting seemed to focus him on playing the full game and not have the pressure of being an impact sub.

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by fozzieskem » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:00 pm

mjdodge13 wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:59 pm
josie andrews wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:53 pm
mjdodge13 wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:36 pm
I can only think Hastings is on his way to Aus.
Why?
That’s what Jon Wells was eluding to on the after match analysis. I’m not saying it’s true but it’s unusual for sky sports to mention rumours.........I hope he’s just clutching at straws
Skys "team" always mention rumours christ on a bike they had warrington all but relegated before the Leigh game, this after one match.

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by jaws1 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:50 pm

Caboosegg wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Zak has had an okay match vs Leigh and a good game vs Wakefield and suddenly he better than French at GB?

Zak has played well but it's to early to say he deserves the spot of the season, especially when French for better or Worse was our main focus of attack from FB.
Did Zak say he was full back for 4 weeks before Leigh match or did I hear it wrong

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by morley pie eater » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:44 pm

What this thread shows, if we didn't know it already, is how we all see different things in a match.

Some maybe watch and confirm their own prejudices (Matty Smith suffered from this, he was slagged off even when he was MoM). Others criticise players who seem to be doing exactly what the coach asked. "He needs to offload more", but we outperform Wire who do many more offloads than us - surely that's the coach's choice?

Against Wakey, I thought Byrne looked a better player than we saw last season. He looked hungry for work and hit the line at speed. He looks bigger than Partington, Smithies or Havard, and I see potential for him to join Singo and Bullock as true front row men. Others saw a poor performance :?

My men of the match (difficult to choose between them) would be Hardaker, Bibby, Isa, Faz and Partington.

Like with Byrne, I see early signs of Partington kicking on from a good 2020 season with a couple of lovely short passes to other forwards. A 21st century Brian McTigue or Douggie Laughton?
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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by Caboosegg » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:23 pm

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by Caboosegg » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:25 pm

jaws1 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:50 pm
Caboosegg wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Zak has had an okay match vs Leigh and a good game vs Wakefield and suddenly he better than French at GB?

Zak has played well but it's to early to say he deserves the spot of the season, especially when French for better or Worse was our main focus of attack from FB.
Did Zak say he was full back for 4 weeks before Leigh match or did I hear it wrong
What does that have to do with it, French was on extended leave course we would have someone standing in at fullback to train.
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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by josie andrews » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:52 pm

Was waiting for this & as soon as Chester starts coming out with this sort of stuff, & he always does regularly when he loses, mentions the disciplinary, the disciplinary are then gonna double, triple, quadruple etc be looking at this, which imo was an innocuous tackle & every other Wigan Warriors player!
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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by fozzieskem » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:27 pm

josie andrews wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:52 pm
Was waiting for this & as soon as Chester starts coming out with this sort of stuff, & he always does regularly when he loses, mentions the disciplinary, the disciplinary are then gonna double, triple, quadruple etc be looking at this, which imo was an innocuous tackle & every other Wigan Warriors player!
Perhaps Chester should concentrate on getting a win sometime soon instead of moaning, quite how hes still in a job is beyond me as that team doesn't seem to be listening to him anymore.

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Re: 17 for tonight v Wakey

Post by Firestarter » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:53 am

Chester obviously wasnt watching the same game as me.......Isa’s tackle was 100% accidental...... Fifita was at it all night and never even got a caution as far as im aware
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