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#1 alienboy

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

I must admit that I don't know many of the new signings but, on the face of it, there sounds to be alot of young talent in there with massive potential. The down side to this is that most players have a lack of 1st team experience, although playing Super League u20s may have given many the background to make the step up.
Hind sight being a great thing, I wonder if this should have happened 12 months ago. It would have given the squad a year to gain the levels required to compete at a first team level and also identified those that weren't able to do so and there was "nothing to lose" in terms of league position being no relegation.
I realise that logistically there would have been difficulties, i.e. the last coach having a year left on his contract, but signing the young guns we have now a year ago on 1 year deals with an option for a further year would have helped the players development.

#2 grumpyoldram

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

I must admit that I don't know many of the new signings but, on the face of it, there sounds to be alot of young talent in there with massive potential. The down side to this is that most players have a lack of 1st team experience, although playing Super League u20s may have given many the background to make the step up.
Hind sight being a great thing, I wonder if this should have happened 12 months ago. It would have given the squad a year to gain the levels required to compete at a first team level and also identified those that weren't able to do so and there was "nothing to lose" in terms of league position being no relegation.
I realise that logistically there would have been difficulties, i.e. the last coach having a year left on his contract, but signing the young guns we have now a year ago on 1 year deals with an option for a further year would have helped the players development.


Maybe I'm worrying unnecessarily, but we seem to have mainly players, either at the back end of their carreers or at the beginning with nothing much in between. One assumes that the remaining signings and/or loanees will address that.? :blink:

#3 YOUNG UN

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

I would think that your last sentence will prove to be correct. We only have a squad of 20 at the moment and will need at least another 5/6 at least. 3 more players with 4 or 5 years experience at this level, probably a centre and a couple of forwards or maybe a half back and the squad should have a good balance. Looking at the average age and agility of the squad at the moment we shouldn't have much problem with pace and fitness.

#4 Heckler

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

I understand that Bradford have released Phil Joseph. I think he would be a great signing for us either propping or in the second row. Pity Bradford didn't retain him and we could have had him with the link up.

#5 andyram

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

I understand that Bradford have released Phil Joseph. I think he would be a great signing for us either propping or in the second row. Pity Bradford didn't retain him and we could have had him with the link up.

Phil Joseph had a great game against us in the friendly game in January,Bulls fans on their forum was getting very excited about him,would be a good signing at this level,he might go back to Swinton.

#6 Kelsey The Ram

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

I think the squad has come along nicely, I can't see the squad being any bigger than 25 players though.
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#7 Rambo

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

Anyone know if Nicholson has signed?
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#8 andyram

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

Another new signing to be announced in the morning,number 21for the mighty Rams !!!

Edited by andyram, 11 October 2012 - 09:11 PM.





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