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Re: KPP

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sheepsteeth wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:28 pm Batty at 13 for a week will be good to see.
Yes, and keep KPP happy in the second row, he may not leave if nothing has been signed. That’s all he wants to do develop his game as a second rower.
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Re: KPP

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I doubt he plays much second row once Smithies is back & Batty/Faz make up the second row.
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Re: KPP

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wgwr1999 wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:38 am I doubt he plays much second row once Smithies is back & Batty/Faz make up the second row.
Oh yeah, forgot about Smithies! 😟
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Re: KPP

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The choice between a brilliant 21 loose forward & a brilliant 21 year old second row.

It's a nice problem to have.
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Re: KPP

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It's one hell of a good problem to have having so many back rowers who would make near enough any SL starting team

May be controversial but I'd happily see Batty leave if it meant KPP staying long term. He hasn't been half the player he was pre Oz for whatever reason.

A back row of Faz KPP and Smithies is exciting as owt but I don't see Bateman or Smithies being a bench type player. Both play big minutes
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Re: KPP

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Blackpool_Pie wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:22 am It's one hell of a good problem to have having so many back rowers who would make near enough any SL starting team

May be controversial but I'd happily see Batty leave if it meant KPP staying long term. He hasn't been half the player he was pre Oz for whatever reason.

A back row of Faz KPP and Smithies is exciting as owt but I don't see Bateman or Smithies being a bench type player. Both play big minutes
How long do you reckon Faz has?
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Re: KPP

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If we really want to keep KPP the first job is to keep him to his existing contract (if he won't sign another). Secondly, this season and next, allow him enough game time in the backrow to develop his game further. If things are going well next season we offer him a new contract and, if he's happy, he'll sign. There's no benefit to us in letting him go at the end of this season and who knows what the squad situation will be next season. If Batty decides he wants to move again or he or Faz pick up a serious injury or lose form, KPP could be in a much stronger position. If he's already signed to go to the NRL we can't do much about that but he should see out his existing contract. He's got lots of talent, let's give him the time to show that he can displace Batty, Faz or Smithies. I personally think that KPP, Faz and Batty (at 13) with Morgan on the bench would be our best combination now. Hopefully we can try this combination in the next few weeks. The worst decision would be to let him leave early. A few quid, from a transfer fee, in Mr Lenagan's pocket won't help the squad next season.
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Re: KPP

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southportcdm wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:24 pm If we really want to keep KPP the first job is to keep him to his existing contract (if he won't sign another). Secondly, this season and next, allow him enough game time in the backrow to develop his game further. If things are going well next season we offer him a new contract and, if he's happy, he'll sign. There's no benefit to us in letting him go at the end of this season and who knows what the squad situation will be next season. If Batty decides he wants to move again or he or Faz pick up a serious injury or lose form, KPP could be in a much stronger position. If he's already signed to go to the NRL we can't do much about that but he should see out his existing contract. He's got lots of talent, let's give him the time to show that he can displace Batty, Faz or Smithies. I personally think that KPP, Faz and Batty (at 13) with Morgan on the bench would be our best combination now. Hopefully we can try this combination in the next few weeks. The worst decision would be to let him leave early. A few quid, from a transfer fee, in Mr Lenagan's pocket won't help the squad next season.
I'd imagine any fees go straight back into the club.
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Re: KPP

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I take your point Caboosegg but I didn't mean that Mr Lenagan would actually pocket the cash, more that the club having a bit of extra cash wouldn't make it more likely that we'd sign another player.
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Re: KPP

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Wandering Warrior wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:45 am
Blackpool_Pie wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:22 am It's one hell of a good problem to have having so many back rowers who would make near enough any SL starting team

May be controversial but I'd happily see Batty leave if it meant KPP staying long term. He hasn't been half the player he was pre Oz for whatever reason.

A back row of Faz KPP and Smithies is exciting as owt but I don't see Bateman or Smithies being a bench type player. Both play big minutes
How long do you reckon Faz has?
He's 32 in a few days. I can see him easily making another couple of years
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