Olpherts

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Tigersbarmy
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Re: Olpherts

Post by Tigersbarmy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:38 pm

I got slaughtered on here for saying egodo was trash . I never saw him have one good game . Olpherts is a vast improvement on egodo

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Re: Olpherts

Post by Tigerwood posse » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:45 pm

Andrew6666 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:17 pm
All this and he's blind don't forget.....
He is!! 200% truth ... I will swear on anything, it’s a solid Gold fact!! ... just because you don’t believe it, doesn’t make it not true, Hope Powell doesn’t ask him to switch sides or he will have to come clean!!

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Re: Olpherts

Post by Lofthouse Tiger » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:51 pm

So how come you are so in the know yet everyone in RL isn’t?

I don’t doubt what you say as you appear to know but it’s rather odd that the powers that be at Salford and Cas don’t know what you do.

Or do they?

He has had a cracking start to his Cas season, albeit only 2 games but give the guy a chance and some credit for what he has done so far.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by Tigerwood posse » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:00 am

Lofthouse Tiger wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:51 pm
So how come you are so in the know yet everyone in RL isn’t?

I don’t doubt what you say as you appear to know but it’s rather odd that the powers that be at Salford and Cas don’t know what you do.

Or do they?

He has had a cracking start to his Cas season, albeit only 2 games but give the guy a chance and some credit for what he has done so far.
I know because my daughter went out with him for 5 months and guess what, it was discussed numerous times, like you would if you’re a couple, it’s a fact, 100%!! ... she got sick of him screwing around (like sportsman do!!! and why not I guess, I’d do the same if girls were falling over themselves to be with me because I’m a little bit famous), so she finished with him!! ... believe me or don’t believe me, but he knows he’s blind in one eye, but if he sticks to the side he played on last night, he’ll be OK, if he plays on the other, we will see a lot of passes going into touch or hitting him in the side of the head 😂😂😂

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Must be right if Phil Clark ses................! Great home debut keep it up.

Post by The Badger » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:18 am

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cogito ergo sum wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Phil Clark commented that Olpherts was a great signing.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by tigerfeat » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:53 am

Interesting that Bibby looked the better player at Salford Olpherts couldn't get a game last few months
Watching them Friday I glad we got Olpherts same as a lot of Powels signings underwhelming when you first hear about it but often ends up being right
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have
Vince Lombardi

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Re: Olpherts

Post by cogito ergo sum » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:15 am

Barry Mac only has one eye, and he did ok.
I suppose Cas exercised due diligence and Olpherts had a medical. They could have saved the fee and asked the forum.
Nature makes up for these deficiencies, like the fella who had one short leg, the other was a bit longer to compensate!

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Re: Olpherts

Post by MrRugby123 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:48 am

We’ve missed a winger like Olpherts for a few years now, he won us penalties from his strong carries and got us off our line when Wigan pinned us there for the first 10 minutes. Last year we would’ve folded in the first 10 and we would’ve conceded points, I can see a difference in both attack and defence from last year already, hopefully more is to come from us.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by KB80 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:20 pm

Too early to get carried away with Olpherts, but a really good start to his Cas carear. He seems to have been given a big opportunity at Cas and everything I have seen so far suggests he is doing all he can to grasp it.

I think it's clear Powell wanted a bit more punch carrying the ball out from the backs. It's a big part of Feki's hane, one of the strongest parts of Olpherts game, Blair and Matauti aren't easy to put down either.

Hopefully it will give Mcshane, Trueman and Richardson some space to play with around the ruck l, especially as the pitches get quicker.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by Lofthouse Tiger » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:12 pm

KB80 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Too early to get carried away with Olpherts, but a really good start to his Cas carear. He seems to have been given a big opportunity at Cas and everything I have seen so far suggests he is doing all he can to grasp it.

I think it's clear Powell wanted a bit more punch carrying the ball out from the backs. It's a big part of Feki's hane, one of the strongest parts of Olpherts game, Blair and Matauti aren't easy to put down either.

Hopefully it will give Mcshane, Trueman and Richardson some space to play with around the ruck l, especially as the pitches get quicker.
This :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Olpherts

Post by nottinghamtiger » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 pm

I thought Olpherts would be battling with James Clare for a spot behind Eden and Feki, but so far (and it’s early days) he looks like he deserves his place in the first team.
Will be interesting to see what happens when we have Eden, Feki and Olpherts all fit. But competition for places is a good thing.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by braytontiger » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:36 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 pm
I thought Olpherts would be battling with James Clare for a spot behind Eden and Feki, but so far (and it’s early days) he looks like he deserves his place in the first team.
Will be interesting to see what happens when we have Eden, Feki and Olpherts all fit. But competition for places is a good thing.
Nobody signs a 3 year contract to be 3rd or 4th choice. The moment he put pen to paper he was always going to be in contention to be a starting 13 player.
I don’t care wether he’s got one eye,one kidney or one testicle what matters is his ability to deal with it and so far so good.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by nottinghamtiger » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:52 pm

braytontiger wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:36 pm
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 pm
I thought Olpherts would be battling with James Clare for a spot behind Eden and Feki, but so far (and it’s early days) he looks like he deserves his place in the first team.
Will be interesting to see what happens when we have Eden, Feki and Olpherts all fit. But competition for places is a good thing.
Nobody signs a 3 year contract to be 3rd or 4th choice. The moment he put pen to paper he was always going to be in contention to be a starting 13 player.
You’re right of course, but one of either Feki, Eden or Olpherts will have to miss out when (if) they are all fit.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by Tigerwood posse » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:34 pm

I think he’s probably responding to the fact he’s a local lad and so nearer home and no travelling and a big thing is actually playing in front of a Proper crowd, rather than empty stands, it must make players play better.

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Re: Olpherts

Post by HuddsTigers » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:48 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:52 pm
braytontiger wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:36 pm
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 pm
I thought Olpherts would be battling with James Clare for a spot behind Eden and Feki, but so far (and it’s early days) he looks like he deserves his place in the first team.
Will be interesting to see what happens when we have Eden, Feki and Olpherts all fit. But competition for places is a good thing.
Nobody signs a 3 year contract to be 3rd or 4th choice. The moment he put pen to paper he was always going to be in contention to be a starting 13 player.
You’re right of course, but one of either Feki, Eden or Olpherts will have to miss out when (if) they are all fit.
Will be Eden. Feels like Eden is back up left winger and Clare back up right winger - injuries have changed that already. Good position to be in, where we have 4 decent and/or reliable wingers.
In the spirit of the final Blackadder episode - Goooodbyeee!

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