Sun May 26, 2019 11:39 am
Brick with eyes wrote:We are now reaping what we sow.
The kids coming through are just products of ‘The Shaun Wane Wrestling Academy’ No flair , no zip , no skills , but can wrestle ! You can’t blame Adrian Lam for the hand he’s been dealt
Sun May 26, 2019 11:43 am
Father Ted wrote:Aren't Wire utterly fantastic?
They've won everything forever. Though they do make finals, trouble is they keep losing them.
To suggest IL/Rads have a worse record than Wire is quite something!
Can IL and Rads improve, of course. They are watching the same games we are and probably coming to the same conclusions. They know where we need to strengthen and will do it.
Sun May 26, 2019 11:45 am
Sun May 26, 2019 11:50 am
muttywhitedog wrote:I would add Manfredi to that list too. Harsh maybe, but his injury record means we are always short in his position, and paying someone not to play.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but to see Josh Charnley lined up against Hankinson yesterday made me realise what a poor decision it was not to take him back.
Sun May 26, 2019 6:05 pm
WARRIOR5 wrote:And yet still haven’t won the league in the majority of their fans lifetimes. Easy to start crying on forums when things aren’t going our way and forget the success the regime you’re criticising has brought us.
As for Gelling he has moments of brilliance and moments of sheer stupidity. And most fans on here moan when we re-sign players. (Then again when we don’t).
We’re also rumoured to be getting a very good Aussie halfback next year too. So put your toys back in the pram!
Mon May 27, 2019 7:30 am
Mon May 27, 2019 7:59 am
Tricky Dicky wrote:We need an injection of at least 4 new players, inclyuding 2 marquee level signings.
I think we need a right centre, a half, a hooker and a big aggressive prop who can play long minutes.
Tue May 28, 2019 9:16 am
Bigredwarrior wrote:I think we need much more if I’m honest. I’m taking it for granted that Williams has gone so for next season I’d say we need to prioritise a 6, 7, 9 and 3 props and we’re gonna have to make use of the marquee rules if we’re hoping to challenge for honours. After that we need a naturally right sided second row and centre but I can’t see how we could bring in 8 players. Huge overhaul required though.
Tue May 28, 2019 9:43 am
Tue May 28, 2019 10:08 am
post wrote:If we keep Sarginson, Leuluai goes round again and we lose Williams, Escare, Clubb, Tautai and Lockers then we at least 2 half backs and 2 props as a bare minimum.
Ideally we would need 3 props, 2 halves and a second rower.
Next year our team could look like this:
1 - Hardaker
2 - Manfredi
3 - Sarginson
4 - Gildart
5 - Burgess
6 - Atkin
7 - Hastings
8 - PROP
9 - Leuluai
10 - Bullock
11 - Greenwood
12 - Farrell
13 - Flower
14 - Clarke (Prop)
15 - King (Hooker)
16 - PROP
17 - Isa
With the rumoured signings, we still need another 2 props with those props needing to be ones that regularly make 2 drives a set, 150m a game, 35 tackles plus and long minutes.
I’d look to swap Craig Hall for Hankinson, Hall is a free agent at the end of the season and might be good back up. I’d also look at that Will Lovell from London Broncos, big right sided second rower, could be a good project signing.