These are either the worst kept secrets or somebody else will bounce us with extra incentive, extra donkey or a bigger bag of sprouts. Believe nothing til you see it in print.Me? Keeping my powder dry for fear of getting called out again. One thing I would proffer; who's to say that Eagles wanted to keep these players anyway, regardless of going full-time or not? Does Aston still regard all 10 as being in his plans if they had been prepared to stay and go pro? Much as I'd love to see new faces, I'd also back the club in being cautious that they are still in good touch, not joining to see out their time. Beware of the old adage ' be careful what you wish for'. Good Lord, listen to me, siding with the board, whilst hedging my bets on which ones we have approached/signed.
I think it all depends on how we start; they get a couple of scores on us and we're chasing it. If it's a vlose first half, we could come on strong in the second half. If, as a few Fev fans say, they're blooding youngsters then we need our forwards to lay it on early. Don't think they believe it'll be a runaway win like the last couple of visits, there'll be 10/15 in it either way. Leatherbarrow ran the 2nd half last week, now's his chance to get on a run.
Maybe this isn't the right thread to bring this up but here goes; despite all my, and fellow supporters', moans about the way the season has turned out, whilst just looking at the website checking on signings and injuries, it struck me that for all the complaints, our points difference for 26 games is -124, the lowest against of all the bottom 5 teams, which works out on average less than 5 points a game. That's no disgrace, and really proves that we do have a good defensive attitude.
Thought the Brambani move had been shot out of the water by so many on another thread Graham!! Thought Hardman was the rumour, not heard about the other 2. Bring 'em on if they strengthen us. Happy that Leak has committed, always gives everything, and Shaun's had a good year as well, not just with his opening burst of tries, but he's made a few with good handling skills.
I re-state that I have no personal axe to grind with Kevin Nicholas, I re-state that I have been for him as mush as agin him when he has come in for some ear bashing from other fans. I have agreed with him to draw a line under the matter on a different trend, and would suggest that any criticisms always be made in a proper, unabusive manner. We all, including Kevin, post our feelings and they are just that, not threats of assassination!!