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Post by jackknife » 20 May 2022, 08:41

Another signing for next year so im told, similar player to Alex Sutcliffe imo both solid enough players but a little on the light side.
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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by Fumper27 » 20 May 2022, 09:19

This was in the Yorkshire Live report that said we’d signed Broadbent

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by Mucky1978 » 20 May 2022, 10:15

Hope not he’s rubbish.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by yellow_t-shirt » 21 May 2022, 23:32

Bang average players leads to a bang average team!

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by heritage1926 » 23 May 2022, 12:15

Very steady player and nothing more. Didn't look anything special at Huddersfield and certainly hasn't at Leeds. I hope this isn't a signing because we've not been able to keep Edwards.

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Post by LeagueLeaders » 23 May 2022, 23:19

heritage1926 wrote: 23 May 2022, 12:15 Very steady player and nothing more. Didn't look anything special at Huddersfield and certainly hasn't at Leeds. I hope this isn't a signing because we've not been able to keep Edwards.
Surely he'd be a replacement for Blair if anyone, but I feel that we've already too many options in the back row as it is. I'd be looking at a halfback that can control a game and a prop that takes three tacklers to stop him. We're lacking this. That said, if Radford goes and buys a big nasty prop it'll just reinforce the "5 drives and a kick" when we're meant to be classy Cas

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Post by FIat Capper » 24 May 2022, 11:23

Your big nasty prop should be used to get you on the front foot with quick play the balls which then opens up the space to spread the ball across the back line.

Wattsy needs using carefully now but he could pass on a wealth of experience to a couple of young guns, eager to stand up to the likes of Walmsley.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by heritage1926 » 26 May 2022, 17:14

Castleford Tigers are set to make Alex Mellor their next signing for 2023 after overcoming competition to sign the Leeds Rhinos forward. Rugby League Live understands Cas have landed the 27-year-old, who is off-contract at the Headingley club at the end of the season.
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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by old cas lass » 26 May 2022, 17:21

Sorry but underwhelming IMO.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by Mucky1978 » 26 May 2022, 17:42

Might as well call us Leeds rejects.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by MrRugby123 » 26 May 2022, 17:45

Not worked out at Leeds but was very good at Huddersfield, hopefully we can see his Huddersfield performances again. Nevertheless it’s an upgrade on Blair who’s absolutely garbage.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by Sharlotiger » 26 May 2022, 18:43

Got to be better than Blair and hope he makes more of an impact than our 2 Leeds reject recruits we got for this season.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by westerbeast73 » 26 May 2022, 19:49

He was injured most of the time at Leeds. Was a good player when at Huddersfield. Can he play centre aswell as 2nd row ?

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by pat » 26 May 2022, 21:48

He had a bad knee injury at leeds leeds would keep him if he was any good.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by Fumper27 » 26 May 2022, 22:06

No necessarily. In a salary capped sport, players are sometimes let go for reasons other than they’re “not very good”.

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Post by Fumper27 » 26 May 2022, 22:06

Not necessarily. In a salary capped sport, players are sometimes let go for reasons other than they’re “not very good”.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by The Firm » 26 May 2022, 22:47

He’s a decent enough player but to me he seems to fulfil the same role in the squad as Sutcliffe does (or should). Obviously more use than Blair but not sure whether he is actually required. Still welcome to Cas, hope he goes well.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by old cas lass » 21 Jun 2022, 18:01

2 and half year deal
Does that mean his 6 month is for the rest of this year.

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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by jackknife » 21 Jun 2022, 18:15

Yes signed with immediate affect
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Re: Alex Mellor

Post by pat » 21 Jun 2022, 18:20

May be in team Sunday

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