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#1 steve56

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

Bit of a blow here,Radio York reporting this morning that Luke Hardbottle is now staying in Aus and won't be joining us this season.

Edited by steve56, 08 February 2013 - 08:28 AM.


#2 ala

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Can't say i blame him who the hell would want to come back to england as things stand, big loss for the Knights

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Notice that Ryan Esders has left Batley. I'd have him back and play him at Loose Forward.

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#4 ala

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

Notice that Ryan Esders has left Batley. I'd have him back and play him at Loose Forward.


Left under a cloud, but would be worth trial at loose if he was wiiling to come back.

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#5 Shadow45

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Get Esders back, but never, ever, ever play him at centre, get him in at loose forward

#6 Gav Wilson

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

Notice that Ryan Esders has left Batley. I'd have him back and play him at Loose Forward.


I'd rather play Tyler Craig if I'm honest.

Fair play to Luke though, and good luck to him!
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#7 BIG IAN

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

Yes get ryan back, big powerfull and knows where the try line is. Hatrick against swinton last time he played for us.
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#8 Shadow45

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

I'd rather play Tyler Craig if I'm honest.

Fair play to Luke though, and good luck to him!


Can't we send young Tyler out on DR to a SL club like Fev to gain experience?

#9 Gav Wilson

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

:D
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#10 thundergaz

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Can't we send young Tyler out on DR to a SL club like Fev to gain experience?


You should have linked up with us😄😄😄. But on a serious note I doubt their is anything stopping York linking up with a champ one team. Also I don't know why keighley have linked up with c@s they would have got better players off you guys 😄😄😄

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

You should have linked up with us. But on a serious note I doubt their is anything stopping York linking up with a champ one team. Also I don't know why keighley have linked up with c@s they would have got better players off you guys


Thats a bit harsh, Gaz. Now let me think of the guys we had from Cas on DR who really gave it a go, er, er, wait a minute, er, ah, oh yes, I knew there was one - John Davies. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

Big Ezo fan but I'd rather see us bring Ty Craig on, personally..

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

Hardbottle will be a massive loss but yeah cannot blame him staying in Australia instead of coming to England.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

Heard a few weeks back he was staying in Aus , think his other half got a job too good to turn down , shame really them kids a decent player but we will survive !!!!!!!!
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#15 thundergaz

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Thats a bit harsh, Gaz. Now let me think of the guys we had from Cas on DR who really gave it a go, er, er, wait a minute, er, ah, oh yes, I knew there was one - John Davies. :rolleyes:


It wasn't meant in any bad way mate just a bit of fun. Like the post i replied it to.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

I'd rather play Tyler Craig if I'm honest.

Fair play to Luke though, and good luck to him!

I've played with and against Tyler plenty of times but to even compare him, at this stage in his career to potentially one of the best loose forwards in the division is ridiculous.
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#17 Gav Wilson

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

I've played with and against Tyler plenty of times but to even compare him, at this stage in his career to potentially one of the best loose forwards in the division is ridiculous.


Where did I compare him to Ryan Esders?

Thats twice you've snapped at me today, Chill out bro! ;)
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#18 HunsletJosh6

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Where did I compare him to Ryan Esders?

Thats twice you've snapped at me today, Chill out bro! ;)

Bit sensitive there mate.....no snapping intended. :ph34r:

You said you'd rather play Tyler than Esders no? There's some level of comparison in there by default surely?

Seriously though the best deal for Tyler is a season of consistency in the 21's. The Hardaker route is a perfect model for anyone that joins the pro scene a little later on in their junior careers
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#19 Gav Wilson

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Bit sensitive there mate.....no snapping intended. :ph34r:

You said you'd rather play Tyler than Esders no? There's some level of comparison in there by default surely?

Seriously though the best deal for Tyler is a season of consistency in the 21's. The Hardaker route is a perfect model for anyone that joins the pro scene a little later on in their junior careers


Ah he'll be reet!

Money is tight is more my point, I would rather play a back-row three of Scott, Golden & Craig rather than spend money on a very temperamental (although very good) player.

Just my opinion though!
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

You get 2 loose forwards for the price of one with Esders.