2020 Squad

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by GarryP » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:40 pm

I hope Junior comes through pre season and gets fit. He had a bad injury and was in a bad way for weeks. It would be good if he could have an influence in a few games for us. Last season either way?

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by mart0042 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:52 am

GarryP wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:40 pm
I hope Junior comes through pre season and gets fit. He had a bad injury and was in a bad way for weeks. It would be good if he could have an influence in a few games for us. Last season either way?
Most players knowing its their last hurrah play exceptionally well. Then we clamber for them to get a new contract and it all goes bits up.

I'd like to see a clear plan from the club and let us know they are retiring and we can give them a season long send off. Benny deserved one and it would have been nice for him.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Tyke123 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:11 am

Just listened to Forty 20 on youtube and Scohfield has us down as finishing 4th!
With driving momentum being lost from Millington and Moors and questions about their fitness I think 4th is questionable.
Also the partnership of the halfbacks may not click from day one of the season.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:17 am

I'd have us 3rd if nothing happens injury wise to the two half -backs
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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Tyke123 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am

tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:17 am
I'd have us 3rd if nothing happens injury wise to the two half -backs
With a relatively injury free season the lost punching power of the mentioned forwards a centre whats lost his cutting edge with age and a new (but promising) half back what has to settle in, its a fight for 5th for me.
I do hope I'm proved wrong and 3rd would be exceptional in my eyes.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by heritage1926 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 am

There are a good half a dozen players in the squad who can't afford injury hit seasons, otherwise they have to be moved on.

I would also absolutely take a top 5 finish right now. This season could be the most competitive yet.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by gateman » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:59 am

we are stronger than last season the players we have brought in are arguably better than the ones released we have had two seasons without a specialist have back , worry over Moors regaining his fitness Millington one of the best signings over recent years is another year older same goes for shenny but any luck on the injury front a top five place is achievable

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Mucky1978 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:59 am

3rd or 4th for me.
Richardson Feki and Griffin all improve is.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:10 pm

i dont think some teams will make as much improvement as there fans think ...Hull and Cas i think will improve a lot from last season
Saints
Wigan
Cas
Hull
would be my prediction
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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by MrRugby123 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:12 pm

Think we’ve got a great squad, one more “big” signing away from challenging saints and Wigan. Gonna be a fight between cas, Hull, Warrington and Leeds for places 3-5 this year. Catalan will always drop off and I don’t think Salford will replicate what they did last year unfortunately for them.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:57 pm

MrRugby123 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Think we’ve got a great squad, one more “big” signing away from challenging saints and Wigan. Gonna be a fight between cas, Hull, Warrington and Leeds for places 3-5 this year. Catalan will always drop off and I don’t think Salford will replicate what they did last year unfortunately for them.
You’ve got to factor in James Maloney with Catalans.
He’ll paper over the coaching weakness that is Steve McNamara in the way Sinfield did at Leeds. He’ll run that team on the field, in training and probably socially too. I remember seeing an interview with one of the NSW players who joked that the only thing he didn’t do was read each player a bedtime story. In terms of influence, he’ll make more difference than SBW on his team.
Saints have the unpredictability of a new coach. The players bought into Holbrook, but they’ll be disappointed to see him leave and it’s going to be hard for a new coach to fill his boots. The players are professionals, but we all know that when you lose a good boss, it’s hard not to compare the new boss and start lose faith in him/her.
I’m going for a top 5 of:
1. Wigan.
2. St Helens.
3. Warrington
4. Castleford.
5. Hull FC.
But I think it will be a close-run battle between us, Warrington, Hull FC and Catalans and any of those teams could finish anywhere between 3rd and 6th. As always, injuries will play a massive part in the success of any of the clubs, from top to bottom.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by westyorkylad » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:16 pm

Interesting that nobody thinks the Rhinos will be in contention.

Granted Agar has all the coaching ability of McBananna, but they have got some class players and the additional of Gale could be the catalyst they need, think its going to be an interesting top 8 to be honest...............

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Mysterio » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:23 pm

I too think Leeds will flirt with the very top at some point this coming season, but fall away into 6th.

Yet again we'll be going into the season without a gem at full back. I'm very surprised at Daryl allowing this to happen; the fullback is always the jewel in his tactical crown and if we DID have a high quality bloke there I'd definitely fancy us for a tilt at silverware.

Unless the coaching team are devising a new attacking structure involving tight plays at the ruck etc.
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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:26 pm

westyorkylad wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Interesting that nobody thinks the Rhinos will be in contention.

Granted Agar has all the coaching ability of McBananna, but they have got some class players and the additional of Gale could be the catalyst they need, think its going to be an interesting top 8 to be honest...............
Forwards not good enough in my opinion.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:31 pm

Mysterio wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:23 pm
I too think Leeds will flirt with the very top at some point this coming season, but fall away into 6th.

Yet again we'll be going into the season without a gem at full back. I'm very surprised at Daryl allowing this to happen; the fullback is always the jewel in his tactical crown and if we DID have a high quality bloke there I'd definitely fancy us for a tilt at silverware.

Unless the coaching team are devising a new attacking structure involving tight plays at the ruck etc.
I think we’ll regret either choosing not to make an offer or missing out on Alex Walker.
Unfortunately the income that Salford will have generated from getting to the GF probably means they won’t be as financially desperate, so Evalds is probably a no-go too (for now),
It’s an odd one - it’s as if we are waiting for a top full-back to become available. Every player we sign to play there seems to be a short-term fix. Meanwhile, Wigan sign Bevan French to play on the wing (maybe).
Tony Gigot isn’t signed anywhere yet, is he? I’d take him in a heartbeat.

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