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Re: Bateman

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josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:30 am
fozzieskem wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:43 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:24 pm

True but I’ve seen a lot of great prospects who don’t make it to the top.
Indeed
There have been a lot who have too!
And generally the ones who do are the ones who knuckle down, work hard, and battle for their place rather than those who think they are ready for the NRL after 3 or 4 good games!
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Re: Bateman

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Shaun1967 wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:30 am
josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:30 am
fozzieskem wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:43 pm

Indeed
There have been a lot who have too!
And generally the ones who do are the ones who knuckle down, work hard, and battle for their place rather than those who think they are ready for the NRL after 3 or 4 good games!
Exactly!
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
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
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Re: Bateman

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josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:30 am
fozzieskem wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:43 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:24 pm

True but I’ve seen a lot of great prospects who don’t make it to the top.
Indeed
There have been a lot who have too!
There have but the percentage is low compared to those who don't.
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Re: Bateman

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Charriots Offiah wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:55 am
josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:30 am
fozzieskem wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:43 pm

Indeed
There have been a lot who have too!
There have but the percentage is low compared to those who don't.
We lose a great many very good players to the game because they can’t get game time & the old saying ‘we can’t keep them all’.
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
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
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Re: Bateman

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josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:37 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:55 am
josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:30 am

There have been a lot who have too!
There have but the percentage is low compared to those who don't.
We lose a great many very good players to the game because they can’t get game time & the old saying ‘we can’t keep them all’.
We do but not many make it to the top. Many find a level lower than Wigan.
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Re: Bateman

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josie andrews wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:52 am
Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:35 am I would rather keep KPP over bateman - i wouldnt be too upset to see bateman leave at the moment he doesnt look like he will rediscover his pre NRL form
Me too, plus French. KPP insists that he has two internationals in front of him for second row & that would be the only reason he left Wigan! Two internationals one who is 32 the other almost 29, KPP 21!
I spoke with KPP today. He said he does have huge NRL ambitions. And he would never play for a SuperLeague club other than Wigan.
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Re: Bateman

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The booze hound wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:16 pm
josie andrews wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:52 am
Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:35 am I would rather keep KPP over bateman - i wouldnt be too upset to see bateman leave at the moment he doesnt look like he will rediscover his pre NRL form
Me too, plus French. KPP insists that he has two internationals in front of him for second row & that would be the only reason he left Wigan! Two internationals one who is 32 the other almost 29, KPP 21!
I spoke with KPP today. He said he does have huge NRL ambitions. And he would never play for a SuperLeague club other than Wigan.
I hate to be cynical. Kpp seems like a really nice lad and has huge potential, but he shouldn't say things like that. If he struggles in the NRL and doesn't get a renewal, doesn't play much and ends up out of contract, he will come running to the SL looking for a club and if we are strong in his position(s) and/or don't have room on the cap for him, he will definitely go to another SL team if he has to
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He has always said to me anyway, that he would see his contract out at Wigan. Whether he does now depends on how pushy his agent is!
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
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
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Re: Bateman

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Whether he does is down to KPP . Agents can only advise . IMO if he goes South before he has learned his trade properly he might have to play for another Superleague club when he comes home early doors. The NRL doesn't have a great record with project players

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Re: Bateman

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Charriots Offiah wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:23 pm
josie andrews wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:37 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:55 am

There have but the percentage is low compared to those who don't.
We lose a great many very good players to the game because they can’t get game time & the old saying ‘we can’t keep them all’.
We do but not many make it to the top. Many find a level lower than Wigan.
same as saints and leeds
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