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Re: McMeekan

Post by blinkstudios » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am

tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 am
Anybody that watched the Nrl matches over the weekend there were a number of players who were going to be at different clubs next year they were still giving it there all
I don't know where it comes from over here that if you've signed for another club for the following year that puts your place in doubt you pick your strongest team every week surely
Mike was the 1st name on the team sheet playing well or not. Will be interesting to see if that's the case now he's leaving.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Fumper27 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:16 am

blinkstudios wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am
tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 am
Anybody that watched the Nrl matches over the weekend there were a number of players who were going to be at different clubs next year they were still giving it there all
I don't know where it comes from over here that if you've signed for another club for the following year that puts your place in doubt you pick your strongest team every week surely
Mike was the 1st name on the team sheet playing well or not. Will be interesting to see if that's the case now he's leaving.
Think the first name on the team sheet most weeks is Nathan Massey. Love him or loathe him, he does what is asked of him and he does it well. I admit he’s not my cup of tea but in Powell I trust...

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Re: McMeekan

Post by sparky49 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am

blinkstudios wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am
tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 am
Anybody that watched the Nrl matches over the weekend there were a number of players who were going to be at different clubs next year they were still giving it there all
I don't know where it comes from over here that if you've signed for another club for the following year that puts your place in doubt you pick your strongest team every week surely
Mike was the 1st name on the team sheet playing well or not. Will be interesting to see if that's the case now he's leaving.
Mike leaving will make no difference to team selection, every player wants to win trophies so he will be up for it, especially if the Challenge cup is still alive.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:10 am

sparky49 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am
blinkstudios wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am
tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 am
Anybody that watched the Nrl matches over the weekend there were a number of players who were going to be at different clubs next year they were still giving it there all
I don't know where it comes from over here that if you've signed for another club for the following year that puts your place in doubt you pick your strongest team every week surely
Mike was the 1st name on the team sheet playing well or not. Will be interesting to see if that's the case now he's leaving.
Mike leaving will make no difference to team selection, every player wants to win trophies so he will be up for it, especially if the Challenge cup is still alive.
Whilst I think that is usually true, Mitch Clark showed it isn’t always. Once he’d signed for Wigan last season, his attitude stank so much Powell didn’t even want him around the club and shipped him out on loan to the Championship (despite us having a lot of injuries to contend with). I don’t think McMeeken will do the same, but it just goes to show that not every player is in it for success on the field.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by bane73 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:27 am

Fumper27 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 pm
bane73 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:28 pm
I wouldn't pick him. I'd pick the players who are gonna be here for next year. Play him off the bench, or, let him go early. He's not staying at cas so let's get the team working together and see what our options are going forward, so to speak.
So, you also wouldn’t play Smith, Moors, etc on that basis? Nose and face spring to mind.
If a player wants away they aren't interested in the club. Smith is average at best... Moors hasn't played for nigh 18 what with covid n injury, neither his fault, let's not get blinkered into think these 3 potential losses arent irreplaceable... They are.
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Re: McMeekan

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:35 am

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:10 am
sparky49 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am
blinkstudios wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am
tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 am
Anybody that watched the Nrl matches over the weekend there were a number of players who were going to be at different clubs next year they were still giving it there all
I don't know where it comes from over here that if you've signed for another club for the following year that puts your place in doubt you pick your strongest team every week surely
Mike was the 1st name on the team sheet playing well or not. Will be interesting to see if that's the case now he's leaving.
Mike leaving will make no difference to team selection, every player wants to win trophies so he will be up for it, especially if the Challenge cup is still alive.
Whilst I think that is usually true, Mitch Clark showed it isn’t always. Once he’d signed for Wigan last season, his attitude stank so much Powell didn’t even want him around the club and shipped him out on loan to the Championship (despite us having a lot of injuries to contend with). I don’t think McMeeken will do the same, but it just goes to show that not every player is in it for success on the field.
As it stands Wigan paid way too much for Clark he's not been able to get into a side who's props can't punch there way out of a soggy wet bag
Still think he did well at Cas can't speak for his attitude tho I don't know him
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Re: McMeekan

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 am

tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:35 am
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:10 am
sparky49 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am
blinkstudios wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 am
tigerfeat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 am
Anybody that watched the Nrl matches over the weekend there were a number of players who were going to be at different clubs next year they were still giving it there all
I don't know where it comes from over here that if you've signed for another club for the following year that puts your place in doubt you pick your strongest team every week surely
Mike was the 1st name on the team sheet playing well or not. Will be interesting to see if that's the case now he's leaving.
Mike leaving will make no difference to team selection, every player wants to win trophies so he will be up for it, especially if the Challenge cup is still alive.
Whilst I think that is usually true, Mitch Clark showed it isn’t always. Once he’d signed for Wigan last season, his attitude stank so much Powell didn’t even want him around the club and shipped him out on loan to the Championship (despite us having a lot of injuries to contend with). I don’t think McMeeken will do the same, but it just goes to show that not every player is in it for success on the field.
As it stands Wigan paid way too much for Clark he's not been able to get into a side who's props can't punch there way out of a soggy wet bag
Still think he did well at Cas can't speak for his attitude tho I don't know him
Did well until he knew he was leaving.
In his first game for us after signing for Wigan, he came off the bench and gave away two penalties, knocked-on and missed a tackle. Powell took him off and he stormed into the dressing room in a sulk and started getting changed. We then had someone else taken off for a HIA with ten minutes to go and Clark refused to come back on. It was a really tight game (we won with a drop-goal)and we really needed him for that last ten minutes, but he point-blank said he wasn’t going to go back out.
No surprise that turned out to be his last game and he was soon playing in the Championship.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Fumper27 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:41 am

bane73 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:27 am
Fumper27 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 pm
bane73 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:28 pm
I wouldn't pick him. I'd pick the players who are gonna be here for next year. Play him off the bench, or, let him go early. He's not staying at cas so let's get the team working together and see what our options are going forward, so to speak.
So, you also wouldn’t play Smith, Moors, etc on that basis? Nose and face spring to mind.
If a player wants away they aren't interested in the club. Smith is average at best... Moors hasn't played for nigh 18 what with covid n injury, neither his fault, let's not get blinkered into think these 3 potential losses arent irreplaceable... They are.
Not having a go pal, just saying that we’ve gotta make use of all available resources. Not playing MM just because he is leaving could be the different between winning a trophy and not. At the end of the day, not everyone will react like Mitch Clark...

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Captain » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:40 pm

Fumper27 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:41 am
bane73 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:27 am
Fumper27 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 pm
bane73 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:28 pm
I wouldn't pick him. I'd pick the players who are gonna be here for next year. Play him off the bench, or, let him go early. He's not staying at cas so let's get the team working together and see what our options are going forward, so to speak.
So, you also wouldn’t play Smith, Moors, etc on that basis? Nose and face spring to mind.
If a player wants away they aren't interested in the club. Smith is average at best... Moors hasn't played for nigh 18 what with covid n injury, neither his fault, let's not get blinkered into think these 3 potential losses arent irreplaceable... They are.
Not having a go pal, just saying that we’ve gotta make use of all available resources. Not playing MM just because he is leaving could be the different between winning a trophy and not. At the end of the day, not everyone will react like Mitch Clark...
For every Mitch Clark, there's also a Greg Minikin, another who knew he was leaving but gave his all every game he played and was arguably one of our better players that season. All comes down to individual player's attitudes.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Flat Capper » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:05 pm

Has this one deffinately been confirmed yet?
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