Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by Firestarter » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:30 pm

No straw damn us wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:32 pm
I think Smithies will win "rookie" of the year and will be a contender for "young player" of the year. I don't think he's ready for G.B. but could, and probably deserves to be in the England Knights squad.

I don't think he's an O'Loughlin but has a lot of John Bateman traits in him.
thats a good thing coz bateman is better than lockers imo
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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by josie andrews » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:48 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:30 pm
No straw damn us wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:32 pm
I think Smithies will win "rookie" of the year and will be a contender for "young player" of the year. I don't think he's ready for G.B. but could, and probably deserves to be in the England Knights squad.

I don't think he's an O'Loughlin but has a lot of John Bateman traits in him.
thats a good thing coz bateman is better than lockers imo
Bateman used Lockers for guidance & inspiration. That's the player he wanted to epitomise!
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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by Firestarter » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:11 am

josie andrews wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:30 pm
No straw damn us wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:32 pm
I think Smithies will win "rookie" of the year and will be a contender for "young player" of the year. I don't think he's ready for G.B. but could, and probably deserves to be in the England Knights squad.

I don't think he's an O'Loughlin but has a lot of John Bateman traits in him.
thats a good thing coz bateman is better than lockers imo
Bateman used Lockers for guidance & inspiration. That's the player he wanted to epitomise!
fair play josie....... lockers has beena good player but john bateman is something else
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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by widdenoldboy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:14 am

Smithies is getting close though, just like to see him create more or break tackles and he will be the complete player.

The way he lead the Academy v Aus school boys was top class. His attitude, self belief and iron will really got to the Aussies.

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by medlocke » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am

Time for Lockers to step aside and let Smithies make 13 his own

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by moto748 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:56 pm

medlocke wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
Time for Lockers to step aside and let Smithies make 13 his own
I suppose when Lockers does finally hang up his boots you'll be scratching about for a while for something to moan about.

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by medlocke » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:00 pm

moto748 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:56 pm
medlocke wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
Time for Lockers to step aside and let Smithies make 13 his own
I suppose when Lockers does finally hang up his boots you'll be scratching about for a while for something to moan about.
Not really, I'll be good to go

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by morley pie eater » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:00 pm

moto748 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:56 pm
medlocke wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
Time for Lockers to step aside and let Smithies make 13 his own
I suppose when Lockers does finally hang up his boots you'll be scratching about for a while for something to moan about.
"A while"? I'll give him 2 minutes :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by morley pie eater » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:04 pm

It's pointless and wrong to compare players in this way. Lockers has been an all-time great for Wigan, whose name will be remembered with the likes of Jim Sullivan, Eric Ashton, Cec Mountford, Ellery Hanley.

I hope that, in 15 years time, we're adding Morgan Smithies to that long list of Wigan greats.

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Re: Morgan Smithies not Great Britain standard just yet, says Adrian Lam

Post by The booze hound » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 am

medlocke wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:00 pm
moto748 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:56 pm
medlocke wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
Time for Lockers to step aside and let Smithies make 13 his own
I suppose when Lockers does finally hang up his boots you'll be scratching about for a while for something to moan about.
Not really, I'll be good to go
:lol:

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