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#1 morty

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

rumours have it hes left Swinton...unhappy with being used on the wing ????

have we still got his phone number ?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

rumours have it hes left Swinton...unhappy with being used on the wing ????

have we still got his phone number ?

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#3 soss

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

Can we afford him? I would imagine he will be snapped up and I like Haney at full back but we do miss Andy's attacking play and pace.

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#4 morty

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

sorry Mike but Andy is a better fullback IMHO :rolleyes: . Not saying Haney isnt a decent solid player and always gives 100%

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#5 off the wall

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

didnt play yesterday. give him a bell holty.

#6 soss

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

sorry Mike but Andy is a better fullback IMHO :rolleyes: . Not saying Haney isnt a decent solid player and always gives 100%

I agree. I didn't say Haney was better, however he is a good replacement who can do the job. Ballard comes at a cost as does any player of his level. If it was as easy as just signing players no matter what the cost then yes.
Barrow have a budget to work to and I feel if we are to bring anyone in I would like to see a forward. I'm sure Holty balances his team with skills and cost and as far as the fullback position is concerned I'm happy with Haney..

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#7 RIGGY

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

Not been in the side for quite a few weeks. Sorry to see him go but Richie Hawkyards form at the moment would have kept him out of the full back position.
Good luck Andy

#8 Baaarrow

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

He left Barrow due to travel issues.

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#9 Gus Tyson

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

get him in the centres, not alot of other options

#10 barrowbob

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Sign him!

#11 Baaarrow

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

He left Barrow due to travel issues !!!

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#12 LocalRugby

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:36 AM

get him in the centres, not alot of other options

Ballard would be a great player to have in the centre for us ! if he could put his travelling issus behind him then he would definetly be a boost to the team !

on the travelling, isnt there a few out of towners in the current team who live down his way... ??

#13 soss

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

We wouldn't be able to afford him...

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#14 Gus Tyson

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

according to barrow raider skid, with a team full of locals, our salary will be low, we only have a few out of towners so should easily be able to accomodate a player of ballards stature!

#15 soss

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

Take it from me he would not come here on pay as you play..

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#16 soss

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

Having said that; if Holty pulls a rabbit out the hat I would not be upset to be proven wrong but my experience says he would want a contract that we couldn't really afford.

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#17 RSN

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

according to barrow raider skid, with a team full of locals, our salary will be low, we only have a few out of towners so should easily be able to accomodate a player of ballards stature!


Local players are cheaper than out of towners, does that mean we could afford the wages Ballard would want? That's a different question entirely.

#18 off the wall

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

think our squad needs improving now. at least we wouldnt be taking a gabble with already knowing ballys game.
i see andy brachek is out for 6 weeks at fax due to a fractured eye socket.