Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

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ancientnloyal
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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by ancientnloyal » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:33 pm

The thing is with French... he had his chances in the NRL and why didn’t anyone pick him up? Scoring 3 against Catalans isn’t the same as scoring 3 against Souths... NRL looking to him? In the future you could argue someone will get to be a squad player but not a first team wingman/fullback.

I may be wrong but Aus has soo much talent those who are bottom can with the GF a few years later... like the NFL... same can’t be said with our Super League


Hope we keep Gildart and build a team around Smithies
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me tbh

I’ve seen Ellery Hanley, Martin Offiah and been dragged to Wigan games since memory... absolutely lucky!

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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by ancientnloyal » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 pm

You could argue that Ian Lenagan has gambled in getting these top players in the hope of more bums on seats (and profits)... if we lose Gildart and we get to 2021 I doubt Hank and Bibby will be first choice. Hankisnon being dual reg says it
all.

My worry are our forward pack. Flower and Clubb, our stalwarts, will need to be replaced. Navarette and Bullock... more Bullock... would be the “new” Clubb/flower to accompany Burgess. Partington and Byrne haven’t disappointed have they.

The clincher though, is Morgan Smithies.

Build a team around this kid at all costs.

Hanley... Bell... Edwards... Farrell... oloughlin... we’ve not had many captains in MY time who is the next? 2019 has thrown smithies into the ring. A long-standing captain... we have had 2 in 20 years... 2! That’s how it should be. The next 10 years should be a Wigan kid
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me tbh

I’ve seen Ellery Hanley, Martin Offiah and been dragged to Wigan games since memory... absolutely lucky!

josie andrews
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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by josie andrews » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Sam Powell may be the next Wigan captain 😊
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.

moto748
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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by moto748 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:43 am

josie andrews wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Sam Powell may be the next Wigan captain 😊
I heard the bookies had stopped taking bets.

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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by josie andrews » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:24 am

moto748 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:43 am
josie andrews wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Sam Powell may be the next Wigan captain 😊
I heard the bookies had stopped taking bets.
?? Don’t understand your response!
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.

Wiganer Ted
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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by Wiganer Ted » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 am

Josie, I think he means Sam Powell is the massive favourite to be captain that the bookies aren't taking any bets on him being the next captain. Not that they were taking bets in the first place, just a figure of speech.

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Re: Recruitment/Retention Drive For 2021

Post by josie andrews » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:02 pm

Wiganer Ted wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 am
Josie, I think he means Sam Powell is the massive favourite to be captain that the bookies aren't taking any bets on him being the next captain. Not that they were taking bets in the first place, just a figure of speech.
Ah, right. Sorry I appeared to be a bit thick there 😂😂
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.

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