Mixed feelings here: when I dared to suggest our recruiting hadn't thrown up a 'name' somebody had a go at me, now Flanagan and Allan oops Kain have gone to Hawks, seems like many fans quite fancied them for us, as Kain especially has been long touted. Yes, at the moment both are on the sick list, but there's still 7 weeks before kick-off. Our half backs do look light, unless Grayston is being primed as a stand-in, we did need another half back either to start the season with some experience or as back up because at the moment, 1 bad injury to Cain or Scotty leaves us struggling. Like someone else says though, we still have chance to bring someone in, we won't know til kick off where we stand. I'm sure JK and KN are on it.
Yes Terminator, I do know a bit about SA's background. My comment was not meant to suggest that he wasn't capable, but simply to suggest that JK could turn him into whatever he wants him to be. I did comment on his performance against us at home last season as a full back, and other clubs' fans are also commenting on him as a winger and a centre (except BlueOx, who even had a point!).
You lads down at The Hawks aren't alone in your worries for the season, I'm not as convinced as some of my fellow fans here at The Mount of our improved chances this season. They tell us that the squad will be stronger but I don't see it, especially with the way every other team, yours included, all seem to have brought in a few names, whereas our new guys are of a sameness, but as they say, let's get on the field and see how it goes. Regarding Brown, I thought he was decent on loan for us last season, and I know he was on Kear's radar at the beginning to come from York with Scott but went to Halifax where I thought he would flourish, but like a lot of Fax fans I felt that Harrison really lost his way last season and didn't seem to have time or patience to let Brown come on, aided I feel by a loud section of their fans who couldn't wait either. As it seems that he will be guaranteed a good run as one of your top signings, he'll do well for you. I can see you doing better than you think, as I think you could have a better season than Whitehaven at least. Brennan has promise up front, he didn't get a chance with us last year and like Fax fans, some of ours got on his back from the start, Mauny will see you around, and the grapevine has it that Walmsley from Fev could end up with you, as he's not on Fev's retained list. Not great with the ball but can tackle.
I believe he played full back against us at The Mount last season and scored twice, had a reasonable sidestep even though he was looking quite stocky then. Throughout his time as coach JK has bought as many duffers as can be counted on 1 hand (unfortunately they nearly all came last season) so he must think Ainscough can be coached to be good enough for requirements, so why not as a centre?