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Philm

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2016 03:38 PM
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In Topic: Vikings sign Houston

02 December 2015 - 01:30 PM

The article in Monday's League Express says "He was one of the Knights' most consistent players in 2015, making only three errors in 22 game sand finishing the season with a 95 per-cent tackle accuracy while making 1,743 metres from 196 carries."

 

The website  www.totalfootystats,com.au shows in 2015 he made an average of 36.5 tackles a game equating to 0.64 a minute.


In Topic: Bottom four 2016

24 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

I concede the "sneaked" point entirely. 100% hands up, and hope that other posters will equally be hauled over the coals on grammatical errors that are just not the point at all.

 

 

From what I can see the criticism regarding your post about Widnes "sneaking" into 8th place was not of a grammatical error but rather a spurious interpretation of the facts.


In Topic: Bottom four 2016

24 November 2015 - 08:00 AM

Ifs buts and maybes. Thought you were better than that

Fair point. Parky will be telling us next that if Widnes had not conceded a try in the last 20 seconds away to Warrington they would have finished 8th this year.  I looked it up.  It was as close as that.


In Topic: Jack Owens

29 October 2015 - 11:57 AM

That's the point. You can debate whether he's right or wrong but Denis Betts doesn't seem to rate Owens, Gilmore or Craven so it's not as if Widnes are being plundered for their top young talent as identified by the club.

And they're all 21+ so not kids anymore (which isn't to say they won't improve of course).

If it was Gerrard and/or Whitley leaving then that would be different.

Widnes are just now seeing the youngsters come through from when the club re-entered SL so I think they are hoping that this group will be an upgrade on the Academy products from the Championship days.

Fair point.  It would probably be true to say that Owens and Craven in particular have been "fully blooded" in terms of the Widnes first team but for whatever reasons have been found wanting by their coach.  So presumably whatever the circumstances eg no promotion and relegation or no fear of relegation etc the players would still be in the same position in respect of their first team game time and their position in the "pecking order" at the club.


In Topic: Jack Owens

29 October 2015 - 10:05 AM

The most interesting thing about all this is that apparently St Helens want to sign players who cannot get into the Widnes team.