- Saints were not ecstatic when the edict came down to turn the league structures at youth and academy level upside down.
- However, they have "got on with it" and will make it work.
- Rochdale and Whitehaven can have a max of 5 players each week.
- Talbot will have a full time role at Saints as our community coach.
- He says that "in Rochdale we are teaming up with a club with a proud history - we don't want to be seen to be taking their identity off them. They have a big history and a good future ahead of them".
- The article says that Talbot has vowed to get Hornets back where they belong at the first time of asking.
- He has moved training nights from the Pennine mill town to Saints' facilities at Cowley to assist the process.
- He says that a lot of players have come on board because we are based in St Helens.
- He has used Owen Livesey and his contacts to do some judo sessions, which will help with tackle technique.
- He says that an established club like Rochdale should not be in this development division. He will work hard and put all his efforts into getting the club out of it and into the Championship.
I think you can probably expect players like Anthony Walker, Jordan Hand and Nathan Ashe to be made available to play for you. They all played in our friendly against Huddersfield last night and they all impressed.
Sorry it's all a bit long, but I thought you might be interested.