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Offline Boxer

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on: 13 Oct 2006, 08:07:49 PM
DR has gone on record as saying he dosent have any plans to sign anymore players before the start of next year.  This I apprecaite may be down to budget constraints but what do people think about our chances if we go with the same squad as last year  (albeit at this stage without Leafa who it has to be said is only possibility of returning)

Would we be competitive with Castlford and Widnes?

Widnes have signed some decent backs in Toa Koa Love , Kirk , Grix and Kain.  To add to Moran Dodd Nanyn & Blanchetc.  On paper they look quite a bit better off than last year IMO.

Castlford are still unknown at this stage but I suspect that they will retain 5 -6 from this year and put a competitive team together.

Leigh look like they will struggle - half their team have gone and no coach at this stage we can discount them.

As alway its down to money and i suspect revenue is down quite a bit on last years but a couple of good signings would be a boast to take us to the next level in 2007.  we did well but lacked a little bit in the big games.

Wilkes and Nanynn  would do but it seems no signings to be made.


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Reply #1 on: 13 Oct 2006, 08:15:04 PM
2  maybe  3  signings  to  give  us  a  strong  chance  assuming  leafe  comes  back.

If  not  then  its  going  to  be  very  tight  again  and  an  injury  crisis  might  blow  our  chances.


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Reply #2 on: 13 Oct 2006, 08:23:22 PM
DR's living in cuckoo land if he thinks that the current squad is strong enough to top NL1 next season.  We'll still be very strong at home but will struggle when we come up against the stronger teams on their own grounds.  I'm not talking about extensive change, but one or two players in key positions to improve the quality of our team.  A top drawer half back and another strong running prop would do me fine.


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Reply #3 on: 13 Oct 2006, 09:10:03 PM
we will always struggle against widnes ,cas away as they wilkl struggle at our place....its the rochdales and york(this season) away we need to win to be top 2 ...thats what cost us this year...i think if we get leafa back then we should go after nanyn(widnes have just signed 2 new centers) and wilkes.. maybe a prop but thats it 2 or 3 new signings is all we need to be top 2

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Reply #4 on: 15 Oct 2006, 08:01:43 AM
we have to strengthen the squad with 3/4 players if we want home advantage in next seasons play offs, we do have a  squad at the moment on the day capable of beating any team in the league,,,but we will suffer with injuries(hopefully not as many as last year) and to keep the momentum and pressure on widnes/castleford we will need to get these players on board rapid


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Reply #5 on: 15 Oct 2006, 06:20:48 PM
Apparently  we  have  1st  choice  of  Wilkes  and  I  for  one  would  love  to  see  him  back  at  the  club.  Nanyn  would  be  another  as  would  Tandy.

If  we  could  capture  the  signatures  of  these  3  plus  maybe  1  more  quality  signing  then  our  chances  next  season  would  increase  dramatically.

If  however  DR  keeps  the  same  squad  then  I  still  think  we'll  be  up  there  but  its  going  to  be  very  tight  between  us,  Widnes  and  Cas


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Reply #6 on: 15 Oct 2006, 07:13:28 PM
IMO we need a quick half back to partner duffy a forward or 2 and possibly a new winger
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Reply #7 on: 15 Oct 2006, 07:42:33 PM
So is DR & the BOD pulling the wool about no new signings or are we going with what weve got?


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Reply #8 on: 15 Oct 2006, 08:10:20 PM
dana wilson from leigh would be a great captuer, a prop in the mould of fats, not on the quota and could replace fats when he hangs up his boots
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Reply #9 on: 15 Oct 2006, 09:25:48 PM
according to leigh fans he (dana wilson) could be leaving aswell  so id try and get him along with mick and oliver


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Reply #10 on: 16 Oct 2006, 06:49:20 AM
What postion does he play? (Dana Walker)
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Reply #11 on: 16 Oct 2006, 02:44:27 PM
prop forward very strong hard runner


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Reply #12 on: 16 Oct 2006, 10:11:26 PM
with the siginings that cas and widnes have made we definatly need some top quality signings or we will really struggle
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Reply #13 on: 17 Oct 2006, 02:45:11 AM
the club no this it happend every year other club strengthen and we dont and we suffer year after year cos we do nothing about it

its that simple marras


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Reply #14 on: 17 Oct 2006, 12:27:29 PM
these are the signings of the clubs who i think will make the top 6 in 2007
cas signings
awen guttenbeil (ex nz warrior in current kiwi tri nation squad)
james king (sl experiance with leigh)
micheal wainwright (sl experiance with wakefield)
stuart donlan (played in challenge cup with hudds this year sl experiance also with hudds)
kirk dixon (sl experiance with hull)
liam higgins (sl experiance with hull)
peter lupton (re-signed with cas sl experiance with london leeds hull cas)
andy henderson (re-signed with cas good nl1 player)
ryan clayton (sl experiance with cas and salford)
tom saxton (sl experiance with cas and wakefield)
chris charles ( sl experiance with salford good goal kicker)

cas rumoured signings
danny brough
ryan mcgoldrick
craig huby
paul king
gray viane
micheal shenton
adam fletcher
richard fletcher
luke dyer
paul white

widnes signings
toa khoe love (top sl player with warrington bradford hull)
andy kain (voted nl1 young player of the year 2005 sl experiance with cas)
lee doran (good nl1 player with rochdale)
scott grix (solid full back at nl1 with halifax and leigh)
andy kirk (good nl1 centre with halifax)
dean gaskell (sl experiance with warrinton and good nl1 winger with leigh)
mark smith (good nl1player re-signed with the club)
jordan james (not the best but experianced)
aaron summers (again not the best but will do a job)
dennis moran ( sl experianced with london and wigan and good nl1player)
damien blanch ( sl experiance with cas good winger whatever league)

rumoured signings
gavin dodd ( wil do a job)
oliver wilkes (destructive in nl1)
tere glassie (strong running second rower)
paul noone ( experianced sl with harlequins and warrington)
ryan tandy (good nl1 prop)
david allen ( will do a job)
ian watson ( proberley got one of the best kicking games in nl1)
barrie mcdermott ( very experianced)
gary hulse ( wil do a job)

other teams signings
halifax
lee greenwood (proven try scorer)
richard varkulis ( good nl1 centre)

doncaster
joel penny ( we know what he can do)
john okul (strong running prop)

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