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#21 Wendall

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Jun 28 2010, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very true, the evans twins will not be far off.

forget the burgess twins (where are they now?????)


Wires future is bright......yesterday the new golden age of Warrington beat leeds U20's 94 - 6

now thats a BRIGHT future


Look at our side though compared to Leeds who did not have a hope in hell of matching Wire for talent!!! biggrin.gif

Wolves

Jordan Burke, Chris Fleming, Rhys Evans, James Mendieka, Rhys Williams, Gareth O'Brien, Richie Myler, Garreth Carvell, Jon Clarke, Mike Cooper, Jack Cooper,James Laithwaite, Liam Hulme

Subs: Gavin Williams, Ben Evans, Ryan Duffy, Sam Caslick




#22 1976PMJwires

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jun 28 2010, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Look at our side though compared to Leeds who did not have a hope in hell of matching Wire for talent!!! biggrin.gif

Wolves

Jordan Burke, Chris Fleming, Rhys Evans, James Mendieka, Rhys Williams, Gareth O'Brien, Richie Myler, Garreth Carvell, Jon Clarke, Mike Cooper, Jack Cooper,James Laithwaite, Liam Hulme

Subs: Gavin Williams, Ben Evans, Ryan Duffy, Sam Caslick


yes indeed, but 3 returning from long term injury.

17 tries scored in total

#23 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Jun 28 2010, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yes indeed, but 3 returning from long term injury.

17 tries scored in total

Does anyone have the Leeds team from yesterday to compare, that's still 4 first team players with plenty of experience in an u20's team.I was talking to Chris Clarkson after their recent game against wakey u20's when Charlie leano destroyed them, it was literally men v boys.
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#24 1976PMJwires

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:12 PM

Wolves

Jordan Burke, Chris Fleming, Rhys Evans, James Mendieka, Rhys Williams, Gareth O'Brien, Richie Myler, Garreth Carvell, Jon Clarke, Mike Cooper, Jack Cooper,James Laithwaite, Liam Hulme

Subs: Gavin Williams, Ben Evans, Ryan Duffy, Sam Caslick



Rhinos

Tom Bush, Reuben Haile, Aston Wilson, Joel Gill, Jimmy Watson, Jack Carvill, Tom Carroll, Matty Nicholson, Mark Wool, Matty Syron, Clayton Stott, Jared Stewart, Chris Clarkson

Suns: Liam Hood, Brad Singleton, Colton Roche, Ben Parkinson


#25 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Jun 28 2010, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wolves

Jordan Burke, Chris Fleming, Rhys Evans, James Mendieka, Rhys Williams, Gareth O'Brien, Richie Myler, Garreth Carvell, Jon Clarke, Mike Cooper, Jack Cooper,James Laithwaite, Liam Hulme

Subs: Gavin Williams, Ben Evans, Ryan Duffy, Sam Caslick



Rhinos

Tom Bush, Reuben Haile, Aston Wilson, Joel Gill, Jimmy Watson, Jack Carvill, Tom Carroll, Matty Nicholson, Mark Wool, Matty Syron, Clayton Stott, Jared Stewart, Chris Clarkson

Suns: Liam Hood, Brad Singleton, Colton Roche, Ben Parkinson

So we had 2 lads who have played a handful of first team games against a team that included 3 full internationals.
Don't know if the future is that bright for Warrington, do you?
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#26 1976PMJwires

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Jun 28 2010, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So we had 2 lads who have played a handful of first team games against a team that included 3 full internationals.
Don't know if the future is that bright for Warrington, do you?


Thanks for clearing that one up.

Still think it's a positive for Wires.



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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Jun 28 2010, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for clearing that one up.

Still think it's a positive for Wires.


I'd be tempted to try Joel Tomkins in the centres - we are already strong in the back row and he's looked very good when played there.

Leon Pryce would be a better centre for England than pretty much any other alternative in my opinion.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:44 PM

I doubt Bridge will be missed in the four nations.
There is not an English player from stand off to full back that is better than the opposite player they will face from NZ or Australia.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Jun 28 2010, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I doubt Bridge will be missed in the four nations.
There is not an English player from stand off to full back that is better than the opposite player they will face from NZ or Australia.


So do you think they will fear Eastmond?



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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jun 28 2010, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So do you think they will fear Eastmond?

Probably more than Bridge.
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#31 boxhead

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jun 28 2010, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So do you think they will fear Eastmond?


I dont think the word fear is in the mindset of teams from downunder.
Respect maybe but fear is not a word that an NRL player would think about.
Eastmond has done what at top level at this point of his career?
He is around the same ability as Matt Bowen a couple of years ago.


#32 Walter

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Jun 28 2010, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So we had 2 lads who have played a handful of first team games against a team that included 3 full internationals.
Don't know if the future is that bright for Warrington, do you?


I think you need to check out the performances that we have been putting in week on week before you say that the future isn't bright.

The lads that did the damage yesterday are the same lads that have been producing the goods all season long, and most of them are still 17 or 18 years of age.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:29 PM

Gleeson has been playing very well after his ticking off and being dropped, and would as ever do a good enough job for England. It wouldn't weaken the team at all.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

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Gleeson has been playing very well after his ticking off and being dropped, and would as ever do a good enough job for England. It wouldn't weaken the team at all.

Yep, wouldn't think twice about puting Gleeson back in there. Like with Pryce, we shouldn't just be resigning players to the scrap heap just because they have lost their spot once. We simply don't have enough quality players to be able to do that.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

I would welcome Gleeson and Pyrce in the centre position.

For me they are talented players who (on there day) are a handful for anybody.

It's the coaches job to get them ready for the BIG games, plus their own pride and passion for the game.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Jun 28 2010, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Strong opinion MrPosh

Who would you have instead????

Bridge has been a form player of Super League this season, plenty of players, ex players and SKY people been talking him up.

Quite a few. You are quite right that it is important to pick with form and also players that play there for their clubs, but I would put several ahead of Bridge in terms of talent.

I would like to see Pryce play at centre, but I'm not sure that he can do that effectively if he's not doing that for his club - I still feel it's his best position. Likewise Joel Tomkins, who looks to have all the necessary attributes, but I see Wigan fans feel he should stay in the second row.

I might be a minority, but I really like Clubb at Quins and I think that Lee Smith is a better option than Bridge (as I'm sure would be Callum Watkins) - especially if Widdop is going to be full-back. Add in Gleeson and the fact centre is meant to be Tom Briscoe's best position and I think Bridge should be quite a way from the team.

Also, the fact that he originally chose Ireland should rule him out of selection permanently.
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#37 Wendall

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Jun 28 2010, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would welcome Gleeson and Pyrce in the centre position.

For me they are talented players who (on there day) are a handful for anybody.

It's the coaches job to get them ready for the BIG games, plus their own pride and passion for the game.



Don't you think its a bit like the England Soccer team, trotting out the same under performers year after year just because we have nobody else coming through?

I would prefer we blood some up and comers, maybe some of the Huddersfield backline?

Centre is a position we have not much depth at all.



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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jun 28 2010, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you think its a bit like the England Soccer team, trotting out the same under performers year after year just because we have nobody else coming through?

I would prefer we blood some up and comers, maybe some of the Huddersfield backline?

Centre is a position we have not much depth at all.



Yes it is like the Football team, but 1-5 we can't compete with the Kiwis or Aussies and IMHO Pyrce and Gleeson are the better options.

I guess its all about opinions.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Jun 28 2010, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quite a few. You are quite right that it is important to pick with form and also players that play there for their clubs, but I would put several ahead of Bridge in terms of talent.

I would like to see Pryce play at centre, but I'm not sure that he can do that effectively if he's not doing that for his club - I still feel it's his best position. Likewise Joel Tomkins, who looks to have all the necessary attributes, but I see Wigan fans feel he should stay in the second row.

I might be a minority, but I really like Clubb at Quins and I think that Lee Smith is a better option than Bridge (as I'm sure would be Callum Watkins) - especially if Widdop is going to be full-back. Add in Gleeson and the fact centre is meant to be Tom Briscoe's best position and I think Bridge should be quite a way from the team.

Also, the fact that he originally chose Ireland should rule him out of selection permanently.

Is this serious?

So when asked for a list of players who you would put at 3 ahead of Bridge, you go with:
Pryce
J Tomkins
Clubb
Smith
Watkins
Briscoe

Most of those players don't even play right centre, yet you would have them in ahead of a player who has made that position his own and has had a couple of decent games for England in that position already.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Jun 28 2010, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quite a few. You are quite right that it is important to pick with form and also players that play there for their clubs, but I would put several ahead of Bridge in terms of talent.

I would like to see Pryce play at centre, but I'm not sure that he can do that effectively if he's not doing that for his club - I still feel it's his best position. Likewise Joel Tomkins, who looks to have all the necessary attributes, but I see Wigan fans feel he should stay in the second row.

I might be a minority, but I really like Clubb at Quins and I think that Lee Smith is a better option than Bridge (as I'm sure would be Callum Watkins) - especially if Widdop is going to be full-back. Add in Gleeson and the fact centre is meant to be Tom Briscoe's best position and I think Bridge should be quite a way from the team.

Also, the fact that he originally chose Ireland should rule him out of selection permanently.



Firstly you've got issues with Bridge leaving your beloved Bradford

Since he left he has improved year on year after injury after injury and made the Centre spot his position.

We both agree we would like to see pyrce in the centre.

Lee Smith over Bridge not sure, Smith is a winger / FB for me.

Callum Watkins over Bridge..... WCC thats enough said

Tom Briscoe agree 100%, but thats one for the Future (is he ready to play centre v's Aus and NZ)

Gleeson like you we agree (pies would back this up, he deserves his place back)

and I'm sorry you are being pathetic if you think Bridge shouldn't play for Eng because he played for Ireland.




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