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Post by bobby » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Is it just me, or is Rankin not up to it. I don't see him contributing much at all. Just wondered what everybody thinks.

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Post by RonnieGibbs'forearm » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:10 pm

bobby wrote:Is it just me, or is Rankin not up to it. I don't see him contributing much at all. Just wondered what everybody thinks.
Too early to completely write him off but last night made me worry. He is obviously not a first choice stand off for a top 4 side. Defensively had me concerned.
I was fairly happy with the signing and think he is a decent squad cover but maybe we might need to try and get the Gale dispensation used if possible.

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Post by heritage1926 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:20 pm

Defence was very worrying, constantly going high and being knocked off. Major red flag for me. Teams will target him now.

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Post by old cas lass » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:21 pm

His one on one defence was awful.
And the forward pass right at the end arghhhhh.

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Post by tigerfeat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:29 pm

It is what it is were a top half back short and a top centre short you can cover over that in which Powell is a expert or you can bring those kinds of players in when you can

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Post by tigertragic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:47 pm

bobby wrote:Is it just me, or is Rankin not up to it. I don't see him contributing much at all. Just wondered what everybody thinks.
Apart from the swift pass that made Shennies second try....

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Re: Rankin

Post by Oldcasman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:03 pm

Wow we are running true to form Rankings second game and the knifes are out,for gods sake give the guy a chance .

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Post by steadygetyerboots-on » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:08 pm

It’s tough on any half who operates on our right side attack to be fair. They get hardly any ball in positions where they could do any damage. We load up on our left & it’s obvious. That’s one of the reasons we struggle in big games.
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Post by dude » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Might be able to judge him if we give him the ball. If we attacked right at all it would help our left side be more dangerous. Cant complain too much though being 2 from 2

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Post by lidds » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:10 pm

I think he will go really well, be nice to have a good running half who also has good hands. Remember he was brought in at the last minute and has played 2 SL games with us.

Showed some good understanding to quickly get over to the left and link up for shennys 2nd

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Re: Rankin

Post by cogito ergo sum » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:55 pm

I just watched the game back and specifically watched Rankin. Did much more good stuff than getting credit for on here!

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Post by jackknife » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm

After watchin last nights game i think i think its Robert's turn to start 6 and move Rankin to bench or even drop him out


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Post by Dez » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:16 pm

WoW. Jackknife you certainly live upto your name.

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Post by Ladytiger » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:34 pm

And on last nights display you think Roberts deserves to start and drop rankin to the bench or drop him.. god how fickle are you give rankin a chance his defence against Catalans was fantastic needs time to gel with the team

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Re: Rankin

Post by TheSheriff » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:58 pm

Oh good, this seasons scapegoat has been found. :roll:

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