Joe Burgess to Salford

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Nezza Faz
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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by Nezza Faz » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:08 am

moto748 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:25 pm
I'm sure we have youngsters who can step in on the wing if needed? Hanley? Also Bibby and Gildart have played wing.
Gildart on the wing would be a terrible waste of the only 'quality' centre we possess !

A bit risky letting Burgess go especially with Manfredi's injury track record. I hope IL's not scrimping squad monies on Latics' rescue bid ???

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by nathan_rugby » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:21 pm

moto748 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:25 pm
I'm sure we have youngsters who can step in on the wing if needed? Hanley? Also Bibby and Gildart have played wing.
Can probably count on one hand the number of times Gildart has played wing for the first team.

Bibby played wing at Salford. Second option probably French to Wing and Hardaker back to FB? But that moves a key strike player to wing.

Not got line of sight on the next young wingers coming through.
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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by CheshireWarrior » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:54 pm

If Joe Burgess's departure to Salford is confirmed and its the club decision not to extend his contract, I think its very encouraging news! Excellent decisions by Lam/Radlinski!

Oliver Gildart is far too talented to play on the wing! Bevan French would be a try scoring machine, he offers too much going forwards at FB to play on the wing though!

If we dont make any major signings, Jake Bibby could do the job on the wing, this would depend if Oliver Gildart leaves at the end of the season though.

I do think there is a question over Dom's injury history (should he become injured again). We certainly need a '3rd' option.

Marshall and Manfredi are certainly more consistent than Joe Burgess and hopefully it will free up a chunk of the salary cap. Not a huge loss on form from 2019 onwards IMO!

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by pearsy » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:57 pm

What's all the talk of Gildart to the wing if the rumours are right about him off down under

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:43 pm

Think its a good move for Burgess,if he listens he could well regain that early form under Watson that he does seem to have lost since return, even with his scoring record.

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by First Try Tickle » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:16 pm

Its a shame to lose Budgie, but you cannot keep someone like him just as cover.

If he does go then I'm sure there are kids coming through who could manage on the wing. Hanley has played every position except for prop and then the likes of Lavin who plays second row.

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by Tricky Dicky1 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:46 am

we have Bibby, plus a couple of young lads could play wing as cover if needed.

Im sure Hankinson could even cover there.

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by nathan_rugby » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:05 pm

Tricky Dicky1 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:46 am
we have Bibby, plus a couple of young lads could play wing as cover if needed.

Im sure Hankinson could even cover there.
Hankinson could play there? Based on what?

He can’t even make the squad in his natural position and you’re talking about wing.
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Tricky Dicky1
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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by Tricky Dicky1 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:41 pm

Based on cover / squad depth.

You cant pay someone Budgys wages to sit in the stands or to play at Swinton on Duel reg as there is no reserves next year.

There will be several players moved on who have nowhere to play next year due to no reserve league.

This has already started

Escare, Navarette, Budgy, Shorrocks, Wells to name a few

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Re: Joe Burgess to Salford

Post by Gerrumonside » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:57 pm

Quite often see teams struggling when playing centres on the wing - no way Hankinson can do it and even Gildart struggles positionally when asked to in the past.

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