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2020 Squad

Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:21 pm

Ok so a Challenge Cup Final win so some silverware but ultimately a club with our resources should be aiming for top spot and a GF win.
More to the point, our style of play has been nothing short of clueless. If we are to be held in the same respect as Wigan. Saints and Leeds then our mindset needs to change.

Our pack needs an overhall with too many living off previous seasons accolades.

Ratchford, Clark, Austin and Philbin - Superb
Akouala, Charnley, BMM, Cooper, Currie and Hughes - Decent even if inconsistent.

The rest have been very underwhelming. Our priorities need to be a couple of new props, a centre, and to be more ruthless with our underperforming players. Other than Widdop, our recruitment looks very poor compared with others which is what worries me.

Re: 2020 Squad

Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:11 pm

To properly review this I reckon you need to know how long each of the current squad are contracted, it’s not something i know.

Re: 2020 Squad

Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:14 pm

Have you watched many games?!lineham has been one of our best prop forwards!!

Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:22 am

Superblue wrote:To properly review this I reckon you need to know how long each of the current squad are contracted, it’s not something i know.


Ratchford - 2020
Lineham - 2021 (was originally up this year but extended)
Charnley - 2022 (was originally up in 2020)
Austin - 2021
Hill - 2021
Daryl Clark - 2023 (was originally up in 2020)
Cooper - 2020
Currie - 2020
Hughes - 2022
Murdoch-Masila - 2020
Jason Clark - 2020
Patton - 2020
Philbin - 2021 (was originally up this year but extended)
King - 2021 (was originally up this year but extended)
Akauola - 2021 (was originally up this year but extended)
Livett - 2020
Walker - 2021
Mamo - 2021 (was originally up this year but extended)
Davis - 2020
Johnson - 2021
Burrell - 2021
Robson - 2020

Ashton - 2022
Widdop - 2023
Kibula - Edit - November 2020

Thewlis and Dean I don't know.
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Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:36 am

We need props. Hill and Cooper are 32 an 31 respectively, they are only going down hill from now on. Philbin has really come on but Akauola has been hit and miss and doesn't do the minutes whilst Tasi was an absolute waste of a jersey.

Loose forward has been a problem for a few seasons, Jason Clark gives us nothing going forward.

We're missing one or two centres. Toby King may still develop (he's 23). Burrell is a salary-cap-free gamble, no certainty that he'll make the transition and not necessarily as a centre. Ashton may move towards the middle but he needs to show that he can step up / time to develop.

Currie needs to regain some form next season or move on, he's most likely taking up a big chunk of the cap.

The rest is down to coaching.

Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:07 am

With Widdop and Austin you'd hope the shackles will come off...they better had. A bloody good attacking centre is needed and J Clark to become droppable whilst he remains. Saying all that if we don't sign one hard nosed quality prop that leads by example then we're knackered. That should be a huge priority.

Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 am

ratticusfinch wrote:With Widdop and Austin you'd hope the shackles will come off...they better had. A bloody good attacking centre is needed and J Clark to become droppable whilst he remains. Saying all that if we don't sign one hard nosed quality prop that leads by example then we're knackered. That should be a huge priority.

Don't you think J Clark is droppable enough already?!

Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 am

Droppable in the eyes of Mr Price.

Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:09 am

ratticusfinch wrote:Droppable in the eyes of Mr Price.

;-)

Re: 2020 Squad

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:31 am

I find it amusing that all hopes and dreams of success are being put on Biscuit Shoulders shoulders
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