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#1 duffymoon

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

Gone to St Helens on loan.

#2 Blue Monkey

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

Nothing surprises me anymore - the game's getting dafter everyday.

 

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#3 TIM THE LION

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:50 PM

Only in rugby would the rules be set up so that you could take players from a clubs first team line up at will for the whims of the S/L clubs. Rules set up to keep the unfashionable clubs where they are. Red Hall you are and always have been a joke.

Edited by TIM THE LION, 30 May 2013 - 07:50 PM.

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#4 dummy scissors

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

More extremely unhelpful disruption to the team.



#5 duffymoon

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

Good win for Keighley tonight against Workington! It's getting really tight at the bottom.

#6 mark richardson

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

Workington lost at home to Doncaster last weekend too.

#7 PhillH

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:09 AM

More evidence of one of the reasons why the approach taken to partnering this season is not a formula for sustained improvement on the field.

 

Also noticeable that Gary Chambers stated he only had 17 players available for selection last week.


Edited by PhillH, 31 May 2013 - 08:10 AM.

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#8 LOYALION

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

More evidence of one of the reasons why the approach taken to partnering this season is not a formula for sustained improvement on the field.

Also noticeable that Gary Chambers stated he only had 17 players available for selection last week.


Took you time Phillh!
We are suffering from injuries at the moment as you know, similar to other clubs and as we has in previous seasons. Would you suggest we bring in more players from other clubs?

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#9 PhillH

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

Took you time Phillh!
We are suffering from injuries at the moment as you know, similar to other clubs and as we has in previous seasons. Would you suggest we bring in more players from other clubs?

 

Its a tough physical sport, injuries happen and this shouldn't come as a surprise. Suspensions also happen.  As do peaks and troughs of form. Coaches need options, to allow them to vary tactics to suit the opposition / conditions / etc.  Players ought to know that if their standards slip there is a threat of being dropped - in some cases that's the most effective way to get the best out of them.  There are many reasons why its important to have a strong squad with some depth.  The job of getting the best from a squad is complicated enough, without having to factor in the needs of another club to whom Swinton Lions has made itself subservient.

 

All the more reasons why its preferrable to have a greater emphasis on boné fide Swinton Lions players, rather than trying to cobble together a side from an absolute bare minimum number of players under contract and too heavy a reliance on players whose first loyalty is to Warrington.


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#10 Bryce

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

Its a tough physical sport, injuries happen and this shouldn't come as a surprise. Suspensions also happen. As do peaks and troughs of form. Coaches need options, to allow them to vary tactics to suit the opposition / conditions / etc. Players ought to know that if their standards slip there is a threat of being dropped - in some cases that's the most effective way to get the best out of them. There are many reasons why its important to have a strong squad with some depth. The job of getting the best from a squad is complicated enough, without having to factor in the needs of another club to whom Swinton Lions has made itself subservient.

All the more reasons why its preferrable to have a greater emphasis on boné fide Swinton Lions players, rather than trying to cobble together a side from an absolute bare minimum number of players under contract and too heavy a reliance on players whose first loyalty is to Warrington.


What?! Wait a minute...we've got a partnership with Warrington?!

#11 dummy scissors

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

One good thing about this latest departure is that Martin Ainscough is due to return to stand off which will please me.



#12 marshy1

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:29 PM

Its a tough physical sport, injuries happen and this shouldn't come as a surprise. Suspensions also happen. As do peaks and troughs of form. Coaches need options, to allow them to vary tactics to suit the opposition / conditions / etc. Players ought to know that if their standards slip there is a threat of being dropped - in some cases that's the most effective way to get the best out of them. There are many reasons why its important to have a strong squad with some depth. The job of getting the best from a squad is complicated enough, without having to factor in the needs of another club to whom Swinton Lions has made itself subservient.

All the more reasons why its preferrable to have a greater emphasis on boné fide Swinton Lions players, rather than trying to cobble together a side from an absolute bare minimum number of players under contract and too heavy a reliance on players whose first loyalty is to Warrington.

Does the same reasoning ring true with Leigh now they have taken a second dual reg from Wigan.?

#13 LOYALION

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:49 PM

Its a tough physical sport, injuries happen and this shouldn't come as a surprise. Suspensions also happen. As do peaks and troughs of form. Coaches need options, to allow them to vary tactics to suit the opposition / conditions / etc. Players ought to know that if their standards slip there is a threat of being dropped - in some cases that's the most effective way to get the best out of them. There are many reasons why its important to have a strong squad with some depth. The job of getting the best from a squad is complicated enough, without having to factor in the needs of another club to whom Swinton Lions has made itself subservient.

All the more reasons why its preferrable to have a greater emphasis on boné fide Swinton Lions players, rather than trying to cobble together a side from an absolute bare minimum number of players under contract and too heavy a reliance on players whose first loyalty is to Warrington.


Sorry. Nothing we dont already know or you havent said before!

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#14 juliancaine

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



#15 PhillH

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:12 AM

Sorry. Nothing we dont already know or you havent said before!


Merely answering a question that you've posed before!
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#16 LOYALION

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:04 PM

Merely answering a question that you've posed before!


Dont think you did !

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