Shorrocks leaves the club

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Charriots Offiah
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morley pie eater wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:50 pm His performance in the win at Warrington was outstanding. Good luck to him.
And his tackle on Knowles on GF was fantastic.
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Good luck Joe

i personally think its the best choice for his own career. Stay at Wigan and be a squad member (albeit a valuable one) or move to guarantee 1st team game time (or as good as). he may not win the same number of trophies by moving, but he will be playing a lot more regularly, and fair play to him for that

His versatility was his biggest asset, but equally his biggest downfall as he hasnt been able to hold down a regular position in the team (rightly IMO) due to competition and better players in his key position
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the pieman wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:27 am Good luck Joe

i personally think its the best choice for his own career. Stay at Wigan and be a squad member (albeit a valuable one) or move to guarantee 1st team game time (or as good as). he may not win the same number of trophies by moving, but he will be playing a lot more regularly, and fair play to him for that

His versatility was his biggest asset, but equally his biggest downfall as he hasnt been able to hold down a regular position in the team (rightly IMO) due to competition and better players in his key position
Spot on.
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he's an awkward size for a rugby league player as hes a bit too slow and big to be a back but not quite got the size needed to be a forward.
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The perils of being seen as a "utility player" - reminds me of Lee Gilmour.
It's a shame that we didn't try harder to keep him - a real 100% player who will be missed. Hope we don't regret it when injuries come (as they are bound to do) next season. Wish him well at Salford.
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Southern Softy wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 3:27 pm The perils of being seen as a "utility player" - reminds me of Lee Gilmour.
It's a shame that we didn't try harder to keep him - a real 100% player who will be missed. Hope we don't regret it when injuries come (as they are bound to do) next season. Wish him well at Salford.
I think the difference with Gilmour was that we used him in a few positions but clearly he was a second rower and a fabulous one at that (sadly he proved that elsewhere), whereas Shorrocks is an out and out utility IMO. I don’t think he has a specialist position or at least he wouldn’t have made one his own here.
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Shorrocks was excellent at LF in the academy, combining well with Harry Smith. I always had my doubts as to whether he would bulk up enough to hold down a regular spot in the first team and I think at the end of the day the lack of size to break tackles at first team level seems to have handicapped his career.
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He was excellent against saints in the good Friday Derby.Good luck for the future 👏
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Always liked him, good luck to the lad.
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Shorrocks won us the easter derby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxxTYAN5Ths&t=414s

100% underrated player.
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