Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

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Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by westerbeast73 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:34 pm

So Sky bet have Cas joint 4th to win the Grand final with plenty of other teams at 12/1. Hope we can have a season free from injuries this Year to be honest. If the starting 17 stay fit we can beat any team on the day.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by gateman » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:52 pm

for me, we do look to have a stronger squad but as you say keeping players fit is the key to winning trophies with any luck at all we will not suffer the amount we have done over the last couple of years

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by Tigers1926 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:58 pm

We're due a season with the usual injuries instead of the catastrophic injury list of the past couple of seasons. 🤞

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by nottinghamtiger » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:20 pm

Is we can keep Evalds, Trueman, Richardson, McShane and Watts fit for most of the year, I think we have a decent chance.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by True-supporter » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:24 pm

Squad not big enough in the forwards, and ageing squad. Mid table at best

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by nottinghamtiger » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:51 pm

True-supporter wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Squad not big enough in the forwards, and ageing squad. Mid table at best
You don’t need a pack full of international forwards - that’s been proven year after year. Teams who win grand finals have a couple of top forwards and others who are reliable and consistent.
Successful teams have their best players in the spine at full-back, half backs and hooker. We have Evalds, Trueman, Richardson and McShane, with O’Brien who can slot into three of those positions if needed. That spine gives us a chance of competing, but whether we can catch the likes of Wigan and Saints I’m not too sure.
I think we’re a bit behind the spine of French/Hastings/Field/Powell at Wigan (though I don’t think Powell is that good) and Coote/Lomax/Fages/Roby at Saints.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by old cas lass » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:06 am

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:51 pm
True-supporter wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Squad not big enough in the forwards, and ageing squad. Mid table at best
You don’t need a pack full of international forwards - that’s been proven year after year. Teams who win grand finals have a couple of top forwards and others who are reliable and consistent.
Successful teams have their best players in the spine at full-back, half backs and hooker. We have Evalds, Trueman, Richardson and McShane, with O’Brien who can slot into three of those positions if needed. That spine gives us a chance of competing, but whether we can catch the likes of Wigan and Saints I’m not too sure.
I think we’re a bit behind the spine of French/Hastings/Field/Powell at Wigan (though I don’t think Powell is that good) and Coote/Lomax/Fages/Roby at Saints.
Need the forwards to get us on the front foot to make room/space for the likes of macca, Evalds, trueman and Richardson to work their magic.
I generally don’t do predictions cos I can’t see into the future.
So I’ve no idea where any team will finish.
All I can say is, Wigan saints possibly Leeds will be in the top 5.
But who knows.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by nottinghamtiger » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:14 am

old cas lass wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:06 am
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:51 pm
True-supporter wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Squad not big enough in the forwards, and ageing squad. Mid table at best
You don’t need a pack full of international forwards - that’s been proven year after year. Teams who win grand finals have a couple of top forwards and others who are reliable and consistent.
Successful teams have their best players in the spine at full-back, half backs and hooker. We have Evalds, Trueman, Richardson and McShane, with O’Brien who can slot into three of those positions if needed. That spine gives us a chance of competing, but whether we can catch the likes of Wigan and Saints I’m not too sure.
I think we’re a bit behind the spine of French/Hastings/Field/Powell at Wigan (though I don’t think Powell is that good) and Coote/Lomax/Fages/Roby at Saints.
Need the forwards to get us on the front foot to make room/space for the likes of macca, Evalds, trueman and Richardson to work their magic.
I generally don’t do predictions cos I can’t see into the future.
So I’ve no idea where any team will finish.
All I can say is, Wigan saints possibly Leeds will be in the top 5.
But who knows.
I’m not convinced that’s true in the modern game. It seems to be the full-back and wingers who get the team in the front foot rather than the middles.
The number of very average forwards with multiple grand final and cup wins shows that you don’t need a group of top players - just players who are low on errors and do the simple things consistently.
The game these days is all about the spine. You can put average players around them, but if you have the best four players in those pivotal positions then you stand a chance of winning trophies.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by Piquad1 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:41 am

I'm not too sure where we'll finish this season. Some clubs are building slowly but look good on paper. As stated if we can have some luck on the injury front we'll give it a go.coyf

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by westerbeast73 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:51 am

Think Cas need to concentrate on some set moves within the opposition 20. We've been camped on other teams try lines a lot and come away with no points. keep the penalty count low aswell as you dont need good forwards to get you up the field when Cas give away a stupid penalty and you can kick yourself up the field.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by heritage1926 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:54 am

I think 4th favourites is somewhat fair.

Seeing alot of Cas fans getting nervous regarding other teams signings. But I think we have a well settled team that just needed a few tweeks. Some teams have gone all out and spent some silly money in a climate that is risky.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by tigerfeat » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:00 am

I'd rarther have Cas squad than most others but it all depends on keeping down the injurys that have cost us dear last three year
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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by nottinghamtiger » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:12 am

heritage1926 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:54 am
I think 4th favourites is somewhat fair.

Seeing alot of Cas fans getting nervous regarding other teams signings. But I think we have a well settled team that just needed a few tweeks. Some teams have gone all out and spent some silly money in a climate that is risky.
I still think we’ve made the best signing in Niall Evalds.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by MrRugby123 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:29 am

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:12 am
heritage1926 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:54 am
I think 4th favourites is somewhat fair.

Seeing alot of Cas fans getting nervous regarding other teams signings. But I think we have a well settled team that just needed a few tweeks. Some teams have gone all out and spent some silly money in a climate that is risky.
I still think we’ve made the best signing in Niall Evalds.
Agreed proven quality super league, couldn’t ask for much more.

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Re: Cas joint 4th to win grand finsl

Post by westerbeast73 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:58 pm

What's your thoughts on Evalds deal if it's only 1 Year as reported before.

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