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BulldogBurt

Member Since 10 Nov 2009
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In Topic: Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Yesterday, 04:05 PM

Salford have 3 players suspended and that opens up another can of worms. I was talking to Paterson on Sunday one of the players suspended, he said he was charged with a shoulder charge making contact with the head. He says he didn't make that contact and had a letter from McNally confirming there was no contact . He was still suspended for 3 games. Which seems a tad tough.

Godwin has concussion yet there wasn't a penalty given on Sunday.

The injury list is awful, and Locke really wasn't fit to play yesterday. There are some bad injuries amongst those. I can't fault Salford for requesting the postponement but if I was Hull I wouldn't agree it either. Yesterday there was a number of players making their club debut and in case cases SL debut. We have simply run out of bodies. Losing all 3 hookers is careless


Salford's potential absentees for Hull
Rangi Chase (suspended)
Cory Paterson (suspended)
Weller Hauraki (suspended)
Tommy Lee (injured)
Michael Dobson (injured)
Adam Walne (injured)
Ben Jones-Bishop (injured)
Junior Sa'u (injured)
Josh Griffin (injured)
Jordan Walne (injured)
Jason Walton (injured)
Adrian Morley (injured)
Kevin Locke (injured)
Wayne Godwin (injured)
Liam Hood (injured)
Kevin Locke (injured)


Is Kevin Locke such a crock that he has to go on that list twice? ;)

In Topic: 16 Apr: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

17 April 2015 - 01:55 PM

Flower was public enemy number one, world wide (ish), he lost Wigan a Grand Final (we would have stuffed Saints with a full team).


You expect to hear stuff like this from partisan fans on a debate forum, but I was genuinely surprised to hear Shaun Wane on Boots n All say that Flower had cost his team mates a GF win, the surprising bit being that he added 'we'd have won by 30 (with 13 men)...everybody knows that'(!)

Not sure why I was surprised tbh, he's always come across as a classless oaf so it was true to form.

In Topic: 13 Feb: Leeds Rhinos v Widnes Vikings KO 8pm

13 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

Having seen our squad for this one, I'm just hoping we can be competitive really. We've a few players out who, whilst not individually massive losses to the team, collectively when added to Brown missing, our structure may struggle to deal with their absence. Our squad is quite loaded with backrowers and utility forwards and light on wingers and backs outside the first choice 17.
The only winger in the 19 is Owens and I hope we see Denis try Marsh on the other wing rather than Craven or, as I've seen suggested on another forum, Isa (did they never see his edge defence!)
IMO one of the biggest improvements the vikings have made in our time in SL has been our edge defence, Flynn in particular now makes great choices regarding coming in to cut out the play or hold his position, and against Leeds' stellar backline, this is where I suspect we'll struggle tonight.