Squad depth

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Tigersbarmy
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Squad depth

Post by Tigersbarmy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 am

Full back options : Eden , Turner , Matautia , Hodgson , Clare

Winger Options: Olpherts , Feki , Eden , Clare , Carr , Turner , Sanderson

Centre Options : Shenton , Matautia , Blair , Graham , Storey , Foster , Holmes

Half back Options : Trueman , Richardson , Matautia , McShane , Turner

Prop / Loose Forward Options : Watts , Millington , Moors , Massey , Milner , Cook , Griffin , Hepi , Smith , O’Neil , Foster , Hall , Peachy , Jesse sene Lefao

Hooker Options : McShane , Milner , O’Neil , Jinks , Gregory

Second Row Options : Mcmeeken , Jesse Sene Lefao , Blair , Holmes , Foster , Summers , Moors , Millington , Griffin , Martin

What do we all think to our depth ?

Lofthouse Tiger
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Re: Squad depth

Post by Lofthouse Tiger » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:56 am

If all fit then pretty good.

Problem we have is if we have to move players from key positions, McShane for instance to half back, then we are weaker. Whilst we have depth most of it will be out of position.

We are due a good run with injuries and if so we look good.

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Re: Squad depth

Post by tigerfeat » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:06 am

Before the break I thought we were looking the best team good chance of winning one of the two trophys
Be surprised if we do owt when it re-starts hope I'm wrong
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Re: Squad depth

Post by gateman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:11 am

we have shown in the past we can compete with any team if anything with the intruduction this season of Richardson i think we look stronger , bring it on

Piquad1
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Re: Squad depth

Post by Piquad1 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:15 am

Looks good on paper. The proof is in the pudding they say. If we compete we should do ok. But as we all know there's always something round the corner.

MrRugby123
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Re: Squad depth

Post by MrRugby123 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:36 am

Fullback options look terrible, like a previous poster said we looked good before the break but now with a key position missing we won’t do anything.

TonyM
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Re: Squad depth

Post by TonyM » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:48 am

DP spoke out on a recent interview saying he has no concerns with the squad come August/September but once October/November hits when I think there's a chance of 5 games in 15 days it's going to be hell. Take a few injuries, which will inevitably happen, we could have props playing fullback just to field the team. Tony

Tigersbarmy
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Re: Squad depth

Post by Tigersbarmy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:10 am

I’ve heard a lot of good things from young Brad Martin , signed him from Leeds and he’s played for England U19’S , seems to be a big mobile second rower

nottinghamtiger
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Re: Squad depth

Post by nottinghamtiger » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:42 am

If we can’t bring in Evalds early, I think we’ll find someone else for the rest of the year. O’Brien is one option, but Olly Ashall-Bott at London is a good player who won’t be playing again in 2020. There are some players playing in the Championship who would be ideal if we want to bolster the squad this year to get through a congested fixture list - Eddie Battye, Rob Butler, Jonathan Ford, Brett Ferres, Dane Chisholm, Thomas Minns, Junior Sa’u, Jordan Thompson...... not players who would improve our best 17, but I think we will see SL clubs signing a few solid players to get through 2020 whilst they aren’t playing for their current clubs.

tykeneil
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Re: Squad depth

Post by tykeneil » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:44 am

Nice to see the positives of the players that are with us now, training together and will in some format be the ones doing the business over next few weeks.

YES - we still have McMeeken : NO - we do not have Evalds, Evans, Sutcliffe, Ashworth, Bentley, Warrington Fwd,

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Re: Squad depth

Post by heritage1926 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:31 pm

Compare our squad to all other SL teams and we have the deepest.

I look at the likes of Leeds, Warrington, Saints who have good starting 13's, but any injuries and they have no cover, often having to use kids.

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Re: Squad depth

Post by lurcher » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 pm

wouldn't class robbie storey as a centre even though he would give it his all.
one toronto player that would strengthen our cover at half back is joe mellor, always liked him and he's done well in poor teams.
jo brand is eddie warings love child

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Re: Squad depth

Post by gateman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:36 pm

Tigersbarmy wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:10 am
I’ve heard a lot of good things from young Brad Martin , signed him from Leeds and he’s played for England U19’S , seems to be a big mobile second rower
My son and i went to Bradford to watch our second team, him and O Neil were the best two forwards on show

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Re: Squad depth

Post by jackknife » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:55 pm

lurcher wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 pm
wouldn't class robbie storey as a centre even though he would give it his all.
one toronto player that would strengthen our cover at half back is joe mellor, always liked him and he's done well in poor teams.
Wasn't it Robbie Storey playing inside Lewis Carr when he scored all them tries in 2018?
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Tigersbarmy
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Re: Squad depth

Post by Tigersbarmy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:10 pm

jackknife wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:55 pm
lurcher wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 pm
wouldn't class robbie storey as a centre even though he would give it his all.
one toronto player that would strengthen our cover at half back is joe mellor, always liked him and he's done well in poor teams.
Wasn't it Robbie Storey playing inside Lewis Carr when he scored all them tries in 2018?
Yes he was !

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