George Burgess

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George Burgess

Post by Woody1989 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:45 pm

https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/george ... -1-9896195

I'm amazed, we've actually made a move for him.

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Re: George Burgess

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:48 pm

Woody1989 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:45 pm
https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/george ... -1-9896195

I'm amazed, we've actually made a move for him.
Would be a huge signing if it comes to pass certainly exactly the type of signing the fans need the cynic in me says this talk is coming out around season ticket renewal time
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Re: George Burgess

Post by Woody1989 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:10 pm

Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:48 pm
Woody1989 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:45 pm
https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/george ... -1-9896195

I'm amazed, we've actually made a move for him.
Would be a huge signing if it comes to pass certainly exactly the type of signing the fans need the cynic in me says this talk is coming out around season ticket renewal time
True, no doubt there's stiff competition for him as well. Definitely what we need to bolster the pack, fingers crossed this comes off.

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Re: George Burgess

Post by Barney841 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:12 pm

Stops thinking the balls a bar of soap and we’ve got a cracking prop.
Clark, bibby, hastings, Burgess and maybe french would get my faith back for IL and KR if all of its true.
Still shy of a hooker but that would be definitely be an improvement on recruitment

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Re: George Burgess

Post by medlocke » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 pm

Barney841 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Stops thinking the balls a bar of soap and we’ve got a cracking prop.
Clark, bibby, hastings, Burgess and maybe french would get my faith back for IL and KR if all of its true.
Still shy of a hooker but that would be definitely be an improvement on recruitment
Would a Hooker be needed if Powell keeps on improving like he is, I was no fan of his under Waney but to be fair he is currently playing some good rugby league football

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Re: George Burgess

Post by Woody1989 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:36 pm

medlocke wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Barney841 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Stops thinking the balls a bar of soap and we’ve got a cracking prop.
Clark, bibby, hastings, Burgess and maybe french would get my faith back for IL and KR if all of its true.
Still shy of a hooker but that would be definitely be an improvement on recruitment
Would a Hooker be needed if Powell keeps on improving like he is, I was no fan of his under Waney but to be fair he is currently playing some good rugby league
I was no fan of his either (quite the opposite actually) but he has improved massively under Lam.

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Re: George Burgess

Post by southportcdm » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:43 pm

Great to see us actually making a serious effort to make such a singing. The type of signing we used to make years ago, well done to all concerned. If we get George he'll be a real season ticket booster and he's a real monster of a player.

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Re: George Burgess

Post by NICKYKISS » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:14 pm

medlocke wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Barney841 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Stops thinking the balls a bar of soap and we’ve got a cracking prop.
Clark, bibby, hastings, Burgess and maybe french would get my faith back for IL and KR if all of its true.
Still shy of a hooker but that would be definitely be an improvement on recruitment
Would a Hooker be needed if Powell keeps on improving like he is, I was no fan of his under Waney but to be fair he is currently playing some good rugby league football
The only side of his game ever in doubt has been his ability to run the ball. He’s now doing that on the back of a front row that sometimes struggles to punch holes in defences. Bring in George Burgess to play with Clark, Bullock, Flower etc and we’d see further improvements due to the space they’d buy the likes of Powell. I’d be loathed to sign a hooker with Burrouh and Roden waiting in the wings also. I like the pair of them and them working under Powell is a good thing for me.

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Re: George Burgess

Post by Wes » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:52 pm

medlocke wrote:
Barney841 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Stops thinking the balls a bar of soap and we’ve got a cracking prop.
Clark, bibby, hastings, Burgess and maybe french would get my faith back for IL and KR if all of its true.
Still shy of a hooker but that would be definitely be an improvement on recruitment
Would a Hooker be needed if Powell keeps on improving like he is, I was no fan of his under Waney but to be fair he is currently playing some good rugby league football

Couldn’t agree more, turning into a cracking player.


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Re: George Burgess

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:53 pm

I think this would be a game changing signing for us. Great to see how widely this has been reported, and that even the coach has commented on it. Bring it on. As ever with recruitment, it is only when you have the full picture that you know if we are in credit or not.

If we end up with...

INs - Hastings Burgess Clark Bibby French

OUTs - Williams Tautai Hamlin Sarg various young lads

Plus, the emergence as stars of the very near future of Smithies, Partington, Byrne and Havard.

I would be delighted with that as a proposition.

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