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#21 Birchy

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Jun 2 2010, 12:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Granted, my SL experiences aren't a wide as most, but I have seen the odd game - in the pub, at the mates houses etc. So I accept my knowledge on all things SL probably isn't as deep as uours.

However, seeing what I have and seeing the standard of players that have made the transition from Championship to SL with any kind of permanence and maintaining a regular slot in SL, i.e. Danny K, Karl Pratt, JR, Ritchie Whiting, they came across to me as having that bit extra! Ovious skills/pace/build for their position that would easily identify their ability to develop and dominate a position within a SL team.

Maybe their "noticeability" was because those they were playing with weren't the same quality as the collective unit of players we have now. You've mentioned 8 players in your post you identify as SL possibles. I think that as a unit we are very effective and illustrates the old addage that " the sum of the collective is greater than that of the individual parts".

Some of those players you mention have already had a crack at SL and failed. Coady has indeed played SL, but I'm not sure he'll figure in Leeds longer term plans.
It's a mute point Tex and it matters not really whether I think our players are or are not SL ready/capable.
I think we have a great squad with some cracking lads in it. Daryl has got a team ethic going and I think that is reflected when you look at the MOM threads posted this year - they are so varied and no one player dominates.
For the 1st time in years I'm happy with the squad we have and it's reassuring to see the coach/BoD are looking to keep improving


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#22 Bob Crowther

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE (Birchy @ Jun 2 2010, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well this thread has been really interesting, I thought some people might say its too early to think about this. I reckon we could do with cover for our centres if coady goes at the end, and i agree we need another tony tonks style knuckle dragger!


Fully agree, Birchy. Although Morrison has done some sterling work,I still think that he is a bit lightweight. There is also the question of will good old Stu be donning the shirt next year?. A couple of brick **** houses will not come amiss, ie; Catalans style.

#23 BridFlatCapper

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:59 PM

Not sure who it would be but I wouldn't mind seeing a ball handling loose forward who would be capable of plugging a gap at stand off if Briggys was injured or suspended. Not that I have a problem with the lads who have played 13 this season as they have all done decent jobs just a personal opinion that it would be nice to have a specialist loose forward.

#24 Paul Gibbins

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE (Bob Crowther @ Jun 2 2010, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fully agree, Birchy. Although Morrison has done some sterling work,I still think that he is a bit lightweight. There is also the question of will good old Stu be donning the shirt next year?. A couple of brick **** houses will not come amiss, ie; Catalans style.


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#25 Phil Stone

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (Paul Gibbins @ Jun 3 2010, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why what have you heard to make you think Stu won't be here?

I guess Stu will have to call it a day at some point but hopefully he's still got a few more seasons in him yet. It would be prudent to plan ahead but i'm sure we will know, and more importantly DP will know when he's playing his last season so we can pay tribute to an outstanding player and captain.

#26 Rob Hemmi

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (BridFlatCapper @ Jun 2 2010, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure who it would be but I wouldn't mind seeing a ball handling loose forward who would be capable of plugging a gap at stand off if Briggys was injured or suspended. Not that I have a problem with the lads who have played 13 this season as they have all done decent jobs just a personal opinion that it would be nice to have a specialist loose forward.

That was the plan with danny Allan I reckon pal, but don't think he's been at all impressive
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#27 Birchy

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Rob Hemmi @ Jun 3 2010, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was the plan with danny Allan I reckon pal, but don't think he's been at all impressive


I agree for me he has been the biggest disappointment. How about briggs at 13, and kain/finn scrum half half back?

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#28 petesmithfan

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:22 PM

Im not sure we should write Danny Allan off just yet, Ultimately we may have to. He came with big wraps and surely he cant have turned poor overnight maybe their are things not right that we are dont know about lets hope the coach can work on him.

Having said that it would be interesting to see Briggs at lose, though not sure he has the size.

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#29 Matt J

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

Danny Allen made his starts at Leeds at stand-off, for us he's player LF, centre and I believe second row, so maybe just a case of him finding his prefered position.

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#30 Bob Crowther

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE (Paul Gibbins @ Jun 3 2010, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why what have you heard to make you think Stu won't be here?


Of course Stu will be here next year Paul, and hopefully for many more seasons. He is like old wine is the lad. Maturing every season, but lets face it, he is the veteran of the team and will, at some stage, be a first class addition to the backroom staff.
Last two seasons, has played some of his best rugby. Credit to the game.

#31 BridFlatCapper

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE (Rob Hemmi @ Jun 3 2010, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was the plan with danny Allan I reckon pal, but don't think he's been at all impressive

Yes mate I guess thats what we were looking for with Danny. When Danny has played he has been steady away and done well but nothing earth moving. I think maybe we were too over optimistic when he signed thinking we may have a fresh new Kevin Sinfield style player fresh out the box. Never know bit more coaching from DP and the staff you never know how he might progress from a personal point of view cant see him at 13 though in a specialist role.

Edited by BridFlatCapper, 05 June 2010 - 09:56 AM.


#32 Matt J

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (BridFlatCapper @ Jun 5 2010, 10:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes mate I guess thats what we were looking for with Danny. When Danny has played he has been steady away and done well but nothing earth moving. I think maybe we were too over optimistic when he signed thinking we may have a fresh new Kevin Sinfield style player fresh out the box. Never know bit more coaching from DP and the staff you never know how he might progress from a personal point of view cant see him at 13 though in a specialist role.


I hope he takes the 13 shirt next season, stronger for a season at York.

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#33 jamescolin

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (Matt J @ Jun 5 2010, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope he takes the 13 shirt next season, stronger for a season at York.

I think we have to consider next year now. I reckon that Stu will retire and Jesse will not be with us. We also need a bustling heavy weight prop. I reckon Jesse goes and Senior comes in. Whatever- but sadly I feel Jesse with his talent will be elsewhere by next season.

#34 Rob Hemmi

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 07:06 AM

For any club Reading this jesse, is rubbish, he can't tackle, catch, run or any basic skill, and he's staying at fev because we don't want him playing poorly for any other club
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