How should we line up next season?

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Wiganer Ted
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by Wiganer Ted »

josie andrews wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:05 am Why are we putting King with French? Why not Wardle?
Because King's best form was at right centre, they then moved him to left centre where he didn't want to play and his form disappeared.
Wardle apparently prefers to play left centre.
josie andrews
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by josie andrews »

Thank you Ted 😊
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Wigwambam
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by Wigwambam »

Field
French
Wardle
King
Marshall
Cust
Smith
Singo
Powell
Byrne
Farrell
Bateman
Smithies

Subs havard Cooper O'Neil Ellis.....
widdenoldboy
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by widdenoldboy »

Lots of rumours so interesting times....

On our non-fed bunch,
French and Field are box office.
Miski, Mago and Ellis have been underwhelming, need more from them.
Cust, decent season but we need more from him.
Isa - this is his last season?

A good few props waiting in the wings, I'd like to see Wood given a bit of game time, if he can make the same sort of yards then we'd have another gem in the making. I'm sure that Hill and Nsemba will have game time.

I'd hope that O'Neil get more opportunities or we'll lose him.
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by moto748 »

Yes, I'm really looking forward to next season, and it will be great to see some of Hill and Nsemba, and maybe a few more. I hope that Tom Forber can step up, too.
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by josie andrews »

Does Isa count on overseas quota? He has been in England since forever!! He signed for Castleford in 2011
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But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage. #18thMan
ian.birchall
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by ian.birchall »

Front to back probably best.
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Barney841
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by Barney841 »

Isn’t it funny how most people are putting O’Neil in ahead of Powell.
It’s not a dig just an observation
Exiled Wiganer
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by Exiled Wiganer »

This is my “should” rather than the likely team… I am assuming Bateman is still here, or if he goes we find a good replacement for him…

Field - French - King - Wardle - Marshall - Cust - Smith
Cooper - O’Neill - Havard - Bateman - Faz - Smithies
(Mago - Byrne - KPP - Ellis)

I am really happy we retained French and delighted that we go into the new season with some centres. It’s been a while.
the pieman
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Re: How should we line up next season?

Post by the pieman »

i think most will agree on the starting backs - seems pretty simple. What it does give us though is some flexibility too with Thornley / Miski not even mentioned. Thornley can cover the centres / wing if someone injured or needs a rest. We also have the ability to move French to FB and Field into the halves (wasnt 100% convinced by it myself last season, but it is an option)

onto the pack and looks like we have some good depth there again with the ability to rotate the props around especially.

Cooper, Singleton, Ellis, Havard, Byrne and Mago for impact
Powell / O'Neill and poss Cust if we are struggling could rotate hooker
Faz, Bateman (subject to rumours), KPP, Smithies, Isa, Shorrocks in backrow
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