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25/07/14 - St Helens v Widnes Vikings KO 8pm


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Poll: Who will win? (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. St Helens (4 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  2. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Widnes Vikings (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

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#21 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

It is always a shame when injuries play a big part in any team's season. I remember one year when Saints - clearly the best team at the time - lost pretty much all their props and thus fell short in the play offs.
This may not be the time to make this point, but in Walsh's long term favour surgeons work wonders with broken bones and he does not particularly rely on speed on foot (rather speed of thought). Wishing him all the best.

Edited by Exiled Wiganer, 26 July 2014 - 08:26 PM.


#22 Futtocks

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Walsh, when he's been fit, has been the spark that lit up St Helens in a way that hasn't happened for several years.He made them play like, well, St Helens, instead of the somewhat uninspiring outfit we've seen in recent seasons.

 

Absolutely the best of luck to him in his recovery.


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#23 Saintslass

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:06 PM

Walsh, when he's been fit, has been the spark that lit up St Helens in a way that hasn't happened for several years.He made them play like, well, St Helens, instead of the somewhat uninspiring outfit we've seen in recent seasons.

 

Absolutely, and on Friday night with his return from the back injury that impact was again immediate.  We just looked like a team that could score great tries.  And some of his own plays have been just great to watch. 

 

He has now had a full ankle reconstruction but with compound fractures apparently the risk of infection is high, even some time after the break has occurred, so it'll be a long slow road to recovery for him.  Hopefully with no complications. 



#24 RSN

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:02 AM

well that was a real anti-climax after last week, still it could be worse we could be barrow


We're more sustainable, test the time of 20 years and wor will see who holds up. Let's see who assets match up.

#25 Viking Warrior

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

it must be easier in the third tier being on reduced wage bills and such barrow are a dead duck who's only brush with success came via blatant cheating for which they were docked 29 points


"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.



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#26 Saintslass

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:10 PM

Walsh, when he's been fit, has been the spark that lit up St Helens in a way that hasn't happened for several years.He made them play like, well, St Helens, instead of the somewhat uninspiring outfit we've seen in recent seasons.

 

Absolutely the best of luck to him in his recovery.

The club has now confirmed that he snapped his fibula.  He will be out of action for between four and five months.  In theory at least, he could be fit and ready to go for next season, barring any complications obviously.  That's good news for him and for us too.  Although obviously it would have been better news for him and us if he hadn't broken anything in the first place!



#27 Scubby

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

It looked shocking when I saw it last night on SL full time. All the best to the guy. Big rehab schedule in time for next season. Saints really up against it for the run in.