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#21 Piggy's mate

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:59 PM

Has Saxton signed? I have always admired him and he has a fantastic offload game..........Hmmm where did we put that 30 grand?


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#22 elppaxr2i

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

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#23 Piggy's mate

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:01 AM

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#24 dydo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:25 AM

Who is the big Tongan that has signed ? Did I hear something earlier in the year ??

Uaisele

#25 oldrover

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

No one in the forwards or the back row we have is above 30 years old with most in their early to mid 20's - ample playing time with years ahead of them

 

Unless there is a mass exodus we havent been privvy to which i think is not expected and if it happens would disappoint a lot of supporters i cant see where everyone will fit in thats rumoured to be coming in, there appears to be a lot of blokes who are going to be sat twiddling their thumbs and get frustrated for me

maybe JB is doing what DP has done at his new club. at least 2 players for every position.


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#26 dydo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

That's him ! I have a feeling if Chisholm is coming from Leeds that him or the Tongan may be replacing Hardman at full back.....they are both extremely quick

Hoping we keep Hardman , and maybe use him in the centre ?

#27 elppaxr2i

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

with smeaton back to full fitness and Worthington I think you probably have two of the best centres in the competition there both have more speed and great footwork so barring injuries these two will be nailed on 3 & 4

Smeaton full fitness? His leg was in a brace at the last game as well as limping around the pitch

 

There still looks a long way back for him thats if he comes back at all, think thats why we might see some experimental changes with the centre posisiton, think uaisele will go in there personally



#28 jamescolin

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

Always liked Hardman but think you might have a point about him at fullback. Couldn't seem to catch a ball against Batley from high kicks. Is quite effective at centre but we are now well covered in that department. It will be interesting to see what the new season line up is. The directors say there is to be an announcement re signings. Is the RL Express item it or are more to come?

#29 bromleybulldog

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

What size squad are Rovers going to run with next year??

Four from Batley plus Roche, Nicholson, Chisholm, the Tongan bloke...

Must be some money around at POR



#30 bromleybulldog

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

and forgot Cording as well....



#31 saddleworth

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

We require a top class fullback, IMO. someone who will "run the ball in" at the opposition. Hardman better at centre. Hepworth is not a replacement.



#32 dydo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

We require a top class fullback, IMO. someone who will "run the ball in" at the opposition. Hardman better at centre. Hepworth is not a replacement.

True would be nice to have another classy fullback like bibby or Collins in this current squad and yes heppys a great player , but definately not at full back .

#33 dydo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

I think that is all that's missing......it looks like a pretty formidable side being put together with a great backline, a huge set of forwards and a mixture of clever classy halfbacks who can score points...plus 2 or 3 formidable goal kickers and quality backs ups waiting in the wings.

A young Joe Lydon would kill 2 birds with one stone for us ha ha

#34 jamescolin

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:05 PM

So what do you reckon now. Kain and Ellis at hooker with Moore and Finn at half back. If Briggs comes back will it be him and the Tongan at centre or will Briggs play loose forwrd. There are so many permatations possible now we also have Mellors (is he stopping}, Worthington, Hepworth etc. The mind boggles at the backs and the forwards possible combinations. Taking the Batley imports into account what would your team be?

#35 jt

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

Don't think Kain will be hooker the Batley player will be replacing Kaye at hooker with Ellis

#36 jamescolin

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:38 PM

I know everybody says that England is on his way to Warrington but isn't he under contract until 2014. Are they leaving it to the end of the contract so we don't get a fee?

#37 Robin Evans

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

No
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#38 plug

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

i got told england could have played last few games of the season but warrington asked us to not play him for extra cash giveing his shoulder more time to heal but only rumour !!!

#39 dydo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:05 PM

Don't think Kain will be hooker the Batley player will be replacing Kaye at hooker with Ellis

I too think Moore and Ellis will rotate at hooker , Kain and Finn 6/7 . Is Briggsy staying ?

#40 jt

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:14 PM

I too think Moore and Ellis will rotate at hooker , Kain and Finn 6/7 . Is Briggsy staying ?


I was thinking more of Flanaghan and Ellis. Think Moore was coming in for Finn but as we know Finn didn't want to leave so we will have to see




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