Sad that he is leaving the game and certainly hope he returns to league in the future. He was at Saddleworth school at the same time as me so I've followed his career since he was like 13 years old. Sadly never got to play in the same team as him. Watched him play in 2 oldham school finals in the same evening once wich amazed me as the second match kicked off straight after the first and was for the age group above his. He didn't even look out of breath.
if Featherstone were to get promoted will they still be disillusioned with the system? Let's give it a season at least until we pass judgment on the new structure, though I would say 2 or 3 seasons will be required to draw any real conclusions.
Burgess will be fine. I'm sure he will know he needs to cut out the errors and equally sure wane will be reminding him. As has been said errors can be rectified more easily than a lack of talent can. People are correct to say that we are far to brutal on our young players. look at Kevin Penny, granted he is doing well again now but I would say he would be a better player if Warrington had kept him and worked out the issues in his game.
The roosters will know that they aren't getting the finished article when they sign a 20 year old from SL.
On Edwards it baffles why people think he would be a good coach after so long out of the game. Would need to be an assistant first IMHO. As for the game it really depends on how Salford come together with so many new players, if they click they can beat wire but at home I expect wire to win by a score or 2 in a good game.