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Wigan have snared the Melbourne Storm trio. Who can stop Wigan?


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#81 Hannibal

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (dallymessenger @ Jul 19 2010, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wigan have replaced their current imports with far better ones

proven performers

even better is they know the coach and respect him so theyll perform

can only make wigan stronger

thats if you actually care about on field results
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Shallow mate, very shallow.

I'll put it down to you being a result of the poor Australian education system.



#82 Hannibal

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (Northern Exposure @ Jul 19 2010, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Classic.

Only in Wigan can their krank fans dupe themselves into thinking that import a 'better class' of Christmas turkies be preferable on bringing through their 'world beating ™' youth setup.

As for making no sense, that really is the pot calling the kettle black.



See you in 3 months when your side bottle it.

I'm not duping myself into anything.

I don't want them, and I don't feel myself up at the thought of any random Australian.

Isn't it time you went back to watching union?

#83 Hannibal

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (Northern Exposure @ Jul 19 2010, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's basically 3 of his mates on an elongated holiday.


Look at Dallas Johnson. Awesome at the Storm - ###### at Catalans.

Yeah, agreed, I mean look at Greg Eastwood.

Fat and useless in Australia, and erm.....er...fat and useless in England.

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#84 Brigg Rover

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:26 PM

Nice quote from Richard Agar he said "that's a bit cocky from Wigan, we will use that as motivation this week." wink.gif

#85 Hannibal

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

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Nice quote from Richard Agar he said "that's a bit cocky from Wigan, we will use that as motivation this week." wink.gif

What's a bit cocky?

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:47 PM

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I don't care about the result, I pay for two teams to entertain me. If both teams deliver than I'm happy and the result is just a by product.

I've done enough winning to last most RL fans a lifetime and beyond, its nice to let someone else to have a go at worrying about results.


so as long as wigan play exciting football with local players but lose their games, you are happy?

i pay to watch my team win every game

it must be an australian thing i guess, wanting our teams to win

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:12 PM

Hoffman is class, Finch is decent but can be frustrating. Lima is a journey man, so it wouldn't surprise me if he struggled.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:52 PM

I also think coaches sign players what they can bring off the field.

Many of the Storm boys have said that Finch has been a brilliant guy to have around the club since he arrived - he's a real joker/character who lightens things up a bit.
Hoffman is first class in every respect.
Don't know much about Lima, but I'm sure Maguire does.

I imagine he's signed them because he thinks they'll be a good 'fit' for Wigan, off the field as well as on it.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:43 AM

Dallas Johnson has struggled in a struggling side with a coach who doesnt seem to know his ###### from his elbow to be fair.. to compare that to Hoffman who will be playing in a strong team with a coach that knows how to bring the best out of him is unfair IMHO.

Hoffman should succeed.. if he does not he will be arguably a bigger flop than Johnson who could have played his best RL ever and still be looking a bit rubbish.. offlaods only work if people are there, big tackles only work if you follow it up with another 4 etc etc..

Finch.. will do a job, it is a shame there isnt ayoungster to jump in here but i would rather thake him than riddell if i were a wigan fan, i think he will add more and is a better fit into the Leuluia (sp) tomkins mix if tommy moves to 9..

lima.. again will do a job, and will hopefully help to bring on some newere prop forwards.. the youngsters may well be a couple of years away from becoming props, farrell etc are second rows at the moment size wise and need ot bulk up.. getting someone like Lima will help give them the year or so to do this and learn off him.. he has a 3 year contract but by the 3rd year would expect him to be coming off the bench in a few games but not much more as the other payers come thorugh.. better they learn off him than Coley FFS!

#90 dallymessenger

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:51 AM

reading michael maguires column in big league magazine i always knew he would be a good coach
the way he explained the modern game was brilliant

shane flanagan has taken over from him and in comparison hes a major dud, and hes the current cronulla coach

wouldnt surprise me to see nrl clubs chasing him

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:02 AM

I remain puzzled by some of the suggestions on here that these are duds. I was reading my Gillette year book last night only to discover that Hoffman and Lima both played in the 4 Nations LAST YEAR. Unless I picked up the wrong book we seem to have -
in the blue corner McGuire, Australian and Kiwi selectors and in the red corner NE, Lee and BS
It's not easy.

#92 Wendall

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:39 AM

Who will get released from Wigan

I reckon Fat Feka, Mr Average Carmont and Fatty Riddell.



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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:08 AM

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I remain puzzled by some of the suggestions on here that these are duds. I was reading my Gillette year book last night only to discover that Hoffman and Lima both played in the 4 Nations LAST YEAR. Unless I picked up the wrong book we seem to have -
in the blue corner McGuire, Australian and Kiwi selectors and in the red corner NE, Lee and BS
It's not easy.


under maguire i can see wigan winning lots of trophies

#94 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:28 AM

What about the salary cap at Wigan?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Jul 20 2010, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about the salary cap at Wigan?


With Riddell, Feka, Phelps and Bailey likely to leave, Coley and Fielden rumored to be offered reduced deals and Deacan retiring into his coaching role you'd like to think there is plenty of room as has been covered at length in the numerous threads.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:44 AM

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What about the salary cap at Wigan?

What about it?

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#97 Lee

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Jul 20 2010, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I remain puzzled by some of the suggestions on here that these are duds. I was reading my Gillette year book last night only to discover that Hoffman and Lima both played in the 4 Nations LAST YEAR. Unless I picked up the wrong book we seem to have -
in the blue corner McGuire, Australian and Kiwi selectors and in the red corner NE, Lee and BS
It's not easy.


Kiwi's must be short on props then biggrin.gif

I've merely offered my opinion that you have equal or better on 2 of the signings, i've conceded that Hoffman could be a good signing for you, therefore allowing you to spend on better quality.

You forgot your very own Hannibal of the red corner list but i think for differing reasons


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#98 Hannibal

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

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What about the salary cap at Wigan?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

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Three great signing for Wigan, especially when you consider the highly paid dross being shipped out / paid less to make room for them.

Wigan are strong in 2010 and will be even stronger next year.

These are the sorts of overseas players we want in SL, not the likes of Feka and Phelps.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

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What about the salary cap at Wigan?

They are now using melbournes expertise in that area laugh.gif
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