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#1 E.S.O

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:26 PM

Now we've had a look at the whole squad, barring injured players, what would be your team for the first league game?

I'd go with:

Thackeray

Barnett
Yere
Ropati
Taulapapa

Lindsay
Brooks

Howieson
Cook
Stringer

Szostak
Corcoran

Green

Subs:
Hepworth
Barlow
Exton
Haley

This is presuming Alex Rowe gets a ban, I think his disciplinary was today.

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#2 Eagletarian

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 23 2010, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now we've had a look at the whole squad, barring injured players, what would be your team for the first league game?

I'd go with:

Thackeray

Barnett
Yere
Ropati
Taulapapa

Lindsay
Brooks

Howieson
Cook
Stringer

Szostak
Corcoran

Green

Subs:
Hepworth
Barlow
Exton
Haley

This is presuming Alex Rowe gets a ban, I think his disciplinary was today.


You are a bit short of Backs in the Subs, I'd have Woodcock instead of Haley......
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#3 E.S.O

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Feb 23 2010, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are a bit short of Backs in the Subs, I'd have Woodcock instead of Haley......

Yeah, was thinking that, or maybe McDonald.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 23 2010, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now we've had a look at the whole squad, barring injured players, what would be your team for the first league game?

I'd go with:

Thackeray

Barnett
Yere
Ropati
Taulapapa

Lindsay
Brooks

Howieson
Cook
Stringer

Szostak
Corcoran

Green

Subs:
Hepworth
Barlow
Exton
Haley

This is presuming Alex Rowe gets a ban, I think his disciplinary was today.


Who are you having kick the goals? With no Woodcock or Coleman, doesn't that leave Mitch?!

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#5 wings beneath my feet

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:47 AM

10 tries you won't need a kicker but most of them will be under the sticks anyway so jack can do it! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:20 AM

Barnett v Worrincy could be interesting......
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Feb 24 2010, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Barnett v Worrincy could be interesting......



Barnett won't get near him Yere's back!!! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 23 2010, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is presuming Alex Rowe gets a ban, I think his disciplinary was today.


http://www.therfl.co...tem.php?id=1606

One match. You have to be a rich SuperLeague club to get leniency with this sort of offence.

I'd go with:

Woodcock

Thackeray
Yere
Ropati
Taulapapa

Lindsay
Brooks

Howieson
Cook
Stringer

Szostak
Corcoran

Green

Subs:
Hepworth
Barlow
Exton
McDonald

Edited by tim2, 24 February 2010 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (running-eagle @ Feb 24 2010, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who are you having kick the goals? With no Woodcock or Coleman, doesn't that leave Mitch?!


Mitch, or even Tangi. Tangi kicked at Barrow last year.

My team would be:

Woodcock
Taluapapa
Ropati
Yere
Barnett
Lindsay
Brooks
Howieson
Cook
Stringer
Szostak
Exton
Green

Thackeray
McDonald
Barlow
Hepworth

Edited by Basil Exposition, 24 February 2010 - 12:43 PM.

2010 - Where it all begins again......

#10 E.S.O

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE (running-eagle @ Feb 24 2010, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who are you having kick the goals? With no Woodcock or Coleman, doesn't that leave Mitch?!

Mitch, Tangi and Brendon can all kick goals.

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#11 E.S.O

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (Basil Exposition @ Feb 24 2010, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mitch, or even Tangi. Tangi kicked at Barrow last year.

My team would be:

Woodcock
Taluapapa
Ropati
Yere
Barnett
Lindsay
Brooks
Howieson
Cook
Stringer
Szostak
Exton
Green

Thackeray
McDonald
Barlow
Hepworth

Would you want to tell Ged he's not in the team? biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:58 PM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 24 2010, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mitch, Tangi and Brendon can all kick goals.


I'm sure there are others than can kick too, just risky going without a 'recognised' goalkicker against a good Fax side.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:15 PM

Don't forget about Jack. wink.gif
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#14 wings beneath my feet

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:25 PM

There seems to be a theme here about Johnny not being in the team - mood as changed in the last few weeks - but I think it's right - might give him the impetus to pick his speed up and occassionally off load

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE (wings beneath my feet @ Feb 24 2010, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There seems to be a theme here about Johnny not being in the team - mood as changed in the last few weeks - but I think it's right - might give him the impetus to pick his speed up and occassionally off load

Baffling.

The only reason he's not in my team is because Ashley Thackeray played a blinder at Oldham, and if he doesn't retain his place he's going to wonder what he has to do, no relfection on Jonny.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 24 2010, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Baffling.

The only reason he's not in my team is because Ashley Thackeray played a blinder at Oldham, and if he doesn't retain his place he's going to wonder what he has to do, no relfection on Jonny.


You could argue the same for John Coleman, his Goal Kicking and Try were pretty important contributions in the Oldham game.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Feb 24 2010, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could argue the same for John Coleman, his Goal Kicking and Try were pretty important contributions in the Oldham game.

His goal kicking is top notch from what we've seen so far, his try was a walk in. He doesn't contribute enough in my opinion, certainly not to get in the team ahead of Menzie or Tangi.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 24 2010, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
His goal kicking is top notch from what we've seen so far, his try was a walk in. He doesn't contribute enough in my opinion, certainly not to get in the team ahead of Menzie or Tangi.


I didn't positively say that John Coleman should be in the team, I argued that your analysis was comparable....A good performance was put in by both players. By the way it is very early days to claim John doesn't "contribute enough". He has stepped up a few leagues to put himself in contention for the outstanding Eagles!!!.....I do believe you should consider fielding a recognised Goal Kicker, they do put points on the board.....PS Well done for starting this thread.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Feb 24 2010, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't positively say that John Coleman should be in the team, I argued that your analysis was comparable....A good performance was put in by both players. By the way it is very early days to claim John doesn't "contribute enough". He has stepped up a few leagues to put himself in contention for the outstanding Eagles!!!.....I do believe you should consider fielding a recognised Goal Kicker, they do put points on the board.....PS Well done for starting this thread.

No disrespect to John Coleman at all, like you say he has stepped up a few leagues, but I wouldn't call his performance at Oldham a good one, particularly defensively. He is a good goal kicker, but to kick goals someone needs to score the tries, and that's why Menzie and Tangi must start in the centres. I suppose in hindsight, presuming he's fully fit, Woodcock will have to start to cover the goal kicking base, but this would be extremely harsh on Thackeray.

You've contributed a few times to the thread now Eagletarian but still not posted your 17! Let's 'ave it biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:06 PM

I think the 17 which the coaching team deem to be the most reliable, fit and contain the ability to rise to a scorned 'Fax side who will be out to put right the last 3 consecutive defeats by the Eagles.

Calland will have targeted several, but I think Tubbs and the team will have some aces up their sleeves and folks like Ged, Sam, Mitch and Jack will have a point to prove.

So my 17 will be the ones selected on the day wink.gif






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