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#1 mark richardson

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

http://www.swintonli...sh-watkins.html

Hope Hulme is as good as his dad,Mills proves us all wrong and has a season like his dad and that Kash reveals the potential he gave a glimpse of a few years ago and turns out as good as his brother! Keep it in the family.

#2 PaulT

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

...And Callum Watkins scores for England as I read this! :lol:

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#3 PhillH

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

Very happy to see Mills back on board. While his contribution in the early part of 2012 was disappointing, towards the end of the season he was far more effective. Hopefully Steve McCormack has now worked out how to get the best out of him and it will be his good form that continues into 2013.

The squad still needs an Adam Walker type (or two) joining him to give a competitive front row.

The other two definitely have potential, but the Championship will be a step up. They might prove good enough, only time will tell.
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#4 Furryenzo

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Agreed about adam walker. Bit of an unsung hero last year, made a real impact in our front row, scored a fair few tries as well. I imagine with the Warrington connection we will be seeing more of Glenn Riley also.
Im only smiling because `no-one`'s found the bodies yet.

#5 PhillH

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

I remain to be convinced on the supposed benefits of the "partnership" - its very noticable that several of the most promising young Warrington players from last season have preferred to join other clubs rather than be part of it. eg Brooke Broughton, who has gone to Doncaster.

The forward line up still needs serious reinforcement.
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#6 GLENNGARY

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

Philh, the Warrington youngsters you have quoted as moving on could be surplus to Warringtons requirements. According to our meeting at Swinton Legion Dual reg. players will be paid super league contract wages by Warrington. Any player leaving to go to championship clubs would be stepping down to semi-pro wages I can't see them doing that, but there again i might be wrong.

#7 mark richardson

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

I dont think theyll have any rubbish replacements either! Its fair enough not being convinced about the partnership its all new and could be a disaster a roaring success or fair to middling,but Warrington dont do poor players .

I agree about our forwards ,we need some more big uns. Adam Walker would be great but I fear too expensive. PJ surely must be a target for us.

#8 PhillH

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Philh, the Warrington youngsters you have quoted as moving on could be surplus to Warringtons requirements. According to our meeting at Swinton Legion Dual reg. players will be paid super league contract wages by Warrington. Any player leaving to go to championship clubs would be stepping down to semi-pro wages I can't see them doing that, but there again i might be wrong.


Matty Blythe hasn't stepped down to semi-pro wages, but he's gone to Bradford on a one-year loan. That instance is easier to live with, as the player is taking a chance of first team rugby elsewhere in Super League - that's obviously something Swinton Lions cannot offer.

What is disappointing in my eyes is to see young players that fall into the bracket of too old for the new academy set up chosing to leave Warrington and join other sides in the Championship, ahead of being part of this partnership with Swinton.
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#9 marshy1

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

There could be a number of reasons why players have left Warrington for other clubs. It could also be that our coaching team has already identified the players who they want on dual reg next season and it didn't include any that have moved elsewhere. I get the feeling you are angling at fashioning a problem that may not exist.
This has to be given time to see if it will be of benefit to Swinton.

#10 Furryenzo

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

In relation to PJ, can we afford his wages anymore?
Im only smiling because `no-one`'s found the bodies yet.

#11 lions4eva

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

Bemused by the re-signing of Mills. People are saying near the end of the season he looked much better, but he was still terrible IMO.

#12 BROADEDDIE

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

the reason a lot of players are leaving SL clubs, they have been told they are not required and advised to find another club, they do not have a choice in the matterlets hope some of these "cast offs" make it and come back to haunt thier original clubs

#13 wayne_r

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

I have to say I too am not a fan of Mills - he just did not do enough often enough for me - sorry but thats my - I do hope he proves me wrong in the coming season.

Does anyone have any news on Morty - or have I missed something ?

#14 bigtony

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

I have to say I too am not a fan of Mills - he just did not do enough often enough for me - sorry but thats my - I do hope he proves me wrong in the
Does anyone have any news on Morty - or have I missed something ?

i believe morty is off to oz with dale

#15 marshy1

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

I have heard similar.

#16 duffymoon

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

Higson signed for Leigh according to Twitter

#17 parky

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Phil Joseph it appears is having trials with Widnes.

#18 Furryenzo

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Im not going to get all doom and gloom at this point, but I hope mac has something up his sleeve, because the way I see it, at the moment we have a very skinny squad that I wouldnt say has anywhere near the quality of last years. And there is relegation this year in case anyone forgot...

Edited by Furryenzo, 05 November 2012 - 01:09 PM.

Im only smiling because `no-one`'s found the bodies yet.

#19 bigtony

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Im starting to fear for swinton, only 16 players signed up and pre-season already underway a lot of the better players will be signed up by now.

#20 kitey

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

Hurst gone to Broncos on months trial




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