2020 Squad

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Mysterio » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:54 am

RonnieGibbs'forearm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:07 pm
If last night did not make it clear we are short of a top class half back then I don't know what will.
We have little threat of spark/pace in the middle third so defences read us easily and we cannot create over laps. Mcshane offers little from dummy half, Trueman lacks pace and power against sturdy defenses and we have no other actual creative pivot at 7, 9, 13 to help him out.
This.

Has Daryl’s judgement been wavering with signings...
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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by betts21 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:21 pm

I think rankin playing behind Richardson and truey next year will hopefully having them pull some gaps and spaces for him hopefully a fully fit macca and oneil to rotate and get us some threat around the ruck and then hopefully we will get some decent beall out wide.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by gateman » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:56 pm

will we see Moors again ?? he suffered a very bad injury and is getting no younger, Millington as been one of our best signings but years of rugby are taking there toll, a top class prop to go with Watts would be on my shopping list

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by RonnieGibbs'forearm » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm

gateman wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:56 pm
will we see Moors again ?? he suffered a very bad injury and is getting no younger, Millington as been one of our best signings but years of rugby are taking there toll, a top class prop to go with Watts would be on my shopping list
Take it as you will but Moors said his recovery will be complete this year and he will be ready to begin pre season with the rest of the first team. That was after the Hull FC game.
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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by heritage1926 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:41 am

gateman wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:56 pm
will we see Moors again ?? he suffered a very bad injury and is getting no younger, Millington as been one of our best signings but years of rugby are taking there toll, a top class prop to go with Watts would be on my shopping list
Moors said he was doing everything he could to get back fit and ready for the start of the new season.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Swagger » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:42 am

So.... Gale departure confirmed. Richardson is a done deal but can't be confirmed until after GF.
So how is our 17 shaping up next year??

For me I would play Pete from the bench he gives us so many options as a utility back we can fill the other 3 spots with forwards.

Rankin (if confirmed) defensive position needs to improve

Eden
Shenton
Blair
Feki

Richardson
Trueman

Watts
McShane
Cook
Holmes
McMeekan
Milner

Jesse
Smith
Millington
Pete

Moors
Massey
Foster
Clarkson
Hepi
O'Neill
Ellis?
Turner
Clare
Olpherts
Peachey
Storey
Carr

If Minikin and Maher have gone this is pretty much our squad if Rankin gets confirmed as staying.
What do we need?
I would love a true full back but not sure we can afford any from the NRL. Would love Evalds but doubt he would come to us.

Then depending what Millo and Moors do I would love a number 10 to start with Watts and play Cook from the bench.

Are we happy with this squad?

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:50 am

From what I've seen of Griffin he's impressed me a lot hed defo be in my 17
If Edens the no 2 and not Olpherts id be happy with the squad
Richardson will put Rankin in lots of gaps id be ok with him at full back next season as long as we got are eyes focused on a very good full back to come in at a latter date
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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by heritage1926 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:18 pm

I knew George was the youngest of the Griffin brothers, but didn't realise he was still only 27! not even in his prime yet. Good business.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by duke street 10 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:18 pm

Not sure why we aren't looking at someone like Brad Abbey(?) at Canberra, i think somebody posted something about him a while back.

The kid has pace to burn,and his 1st team options look limited if that Chanze fella has got a new deal and Canberra could move Wighton to full back as 2nd choice with Williams cluttering up their backline options.

Obviously transfer fee and quota space would come into it. But we need some speed through the middle!

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by fords » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:03 pm

Swagger wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:42 am
So.... Gale departure confirmed. Richardson is a done deal but can't be confirmed until after GF.
So how is our 17 shaping up next year??

For me I would play Pete from the bench he gives us so many options as a utility back we can fill the other 3 spots with forwards.

Rankin (if confirmed) defensive position needs to improve

Eden
Shenton
Blair
Feki

Richardson
Trueman

Watts
McShane
Cook
Holmes
McMeekan
Milner

Jesse
Smith
Millington
Pete

Moors
Massey
Foster
Clarkson
Hepi
O'Neill
Ellis?
Turner
Clare
Olpherts
Peachey
Storey
Carr

If Minikin and Maher have gone this is pretty much our squad if Rankin gets confirmed as staying.
What do we need?
I would love a true full back but not sure we can afford any from the NRL. Would love Evalds but doubt he would come to us.

Then depending what Millo and Moors do I would love a number 10 to start with Watts and play Cook from the bench.

Are we happy with this squad?
Can you tell Milo and Moors to hurry up and decide before its too late to bring people in to replace them.....

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Swagger » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:30 pm

Swagger wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:42 am
So.... Gale departure confirmed. Richardson is a done deal but can't be confirmed until after GF.
So how is our 17 shaping up next year??

For me I would play Pete from the bench he gives us so many options as a utility back we can fill the other 3 spots with forwards.

Rankin (if confirmed) defensive position needs to improve

Eden
Shenton
Blair
Feki

Richardson
Trueman

Watts
McShane
Cook
Holmes
McMeekan
Milner

Jesse
Smith
Millington
Pete

Moors
Massey
Foster
Clarkson
Hepi
O'Neill
Ellis?
Turner
Clare
Olpherts
Peachey
Storey
Carr

If Minikin and Maher have gone this is pretty much our squad if Rankin gets confirmed as staying.
What do we need?
I would love a true full back but not sure we can afford any from the NRL. Would love Evalds but doubt he would come to us.

Then depending what Millo and Moors do I would love a number 10 to start with Watts and play Cook from the bench.

Are we happy with this squad?
My bad. I missed George Griffin too.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Nobody » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:42 pm

If Richardson signing is true we need to be patient and give two young half backs time to bond and learn each others game. If it pulls off and we can hold onto both of them I think we may have something special for years to come.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Swagger » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:09 pm

Nobody wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:42 pm
If Richardson signing is true we need to be patient and give two young half backs time to bond and learn each others game. If it pulls off and we can hold onto both of them I think we may have something special for years to come.
Agreed. Could be very exciting for sure. Just need to change it up a little in our attack as defences have figured out our play

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by betts21 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm

duke street 10 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:18 pm
Not sure why we aren't looking at someone like Brad Abbey(?) at Canberra, i think somebody posted something about him a while back.

The kid has pace to burn,and his 1st team options look limited if that Chanze fella has got a new deal and Canberra could move Wighton to full back as 2nd choice with Williams cluttering up their backline options.

Obviously transfer fee and quota space would come into it. But we need some speed through the middle!
I'd imagine the hard part would be gettin Abbey a visa due to the lack of games he's played so far.

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Re: 2020 Squad

Post by Mysterio » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:05 pm

Saints fans fair opinion is that Richardson won’t ever make it there. I ask the question why is he therefore only good enough for us (if that is the case)

Just a question...!

I’ve not been overly impressed or fearful whenever facing him tbh.

Millington or moors; why don’t we just be bloody straight with them and tell them we need more now than they can offer.

I mentioned relegation earlier: I bet we’ll be in a struggle next year. Just a feeling I want shut of ASAP!
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