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Vikings sign Paul Johnson from Hull FC


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#1 League Express

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:41 AM

Widnes Vikings have continued their recruitment for the 2014 Super League season, by signing Hull FC prop forward Paul Johnson on a one-year contract.

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#2 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

Be good to see him make a real impact. He's been about a while now. Maybe going to Widnes will help him get his career back on track.

#3 Saint Toppy

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

Johnson always looked a decent prospect coming through the juniors at Saints but unfortunately for him his lack of size & strength hampers him at 1st team level. He simply doesn't have the frame to be a good prop or the pace & skill to be a good back rower.

 

He'll make a good squad player at Widnes but isn't really going to improve their team



#4 Old Frightful

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:10 PM

Johnson always looked a decent prospect coming through the juniors at Saints but unfortunately for him his lack of size & strength hampers him at 1st team level. He simply doesn't have the frame to be a good prop or the pace & skill to be a good back rower.

He'll make a good squad player at Widnes but isn't really going to improve their team

About right I reckon. He's a big hearted and very committed player, one who perhaps one or two of the players still on Hull's books could learn a lesson from, but simply isn't big enough to make any impact in the forwards.

Best of luck to him in the future.

                Lee Radford rang me the other week....I knew Hull FC were a bit desperate but I had no idea it had got that bad.





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