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In Topic: Whinging Aussie.

29 July 2015 - 06:29 PM

Everyone loved Gary Thornton even though we flirted perilously with relegation during nearly every season he was in charge. He had a very responsible full-time job with a nationwide telecoms company. Karl Harrison was also popular, despite running his new kitchen fitting company through the day.
Can't see any difference between either of the above examples and Kear doing a bit of part-time punditry for Sky and a very limited bit of extra coaching with Wales.

In Topic: Rab C

27 July 2015 - 06:19 AM

Nice to see that through all the rubbish you can still raise a laugh! Keep your finger in the dyke Kev.

No need for smut on this forum, some under-18's post on here. From a moderator too!

In Topic: I thought they were the next great thing!

26 July 2015 - 10:41 PM

Thinking about players who looked like legends in the making in their first couple of years only to disappear or plateau. A couple that come straight to mind for me are Simon Haughton at Wigan in the 90s and Joe Westerman.

Haughton burst through in about 94/5 and could run like a train. He a GB international at 20 and scored tries for fun as a back rower. I thought this guy was destined to be a world class player within the next 2-3 years. Then he just seemed to hit the wall and disappear.

My prediction for Joe Westerman was well wide of the mark. At 18/19 at Cas I thought 'wow, this guy could be anything he wants to be' off-load, kick, score tries. He is a good player now but he looked like the next Paul Sculthorpe or Malcolm Reilly - I thought England would be building a team around him over the next decade.

I am sure there are many others out there that got us all excited.

Simon Haughton's 'fall from grace' was dramatic. IIRC he left Wigan for RU when his form at Wigan dipped, and he ended up back in RL with Oldham in the mid 00's - where he made no impact whatsoever.

In Topic: 2016 Recruitment

26 July 2015 - 10:12 PM

Very glad to have Rowe and James Brown on board for next season. Both were excellent once again today. Said this before, but Brown is one of the most naturally gifted forwards I've seen at our club. His physical strength is unbelievable.

In Topic: Leatherbarrow kicks the Dogs to Victory

26 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

NEW! Ulugia 'Instant Hero mix'! - just add rugby ball and Karl Pryce for immediate results.