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#3020957 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by johnh1 on 26 October 2014 - 10:52 PM

I'd agree but my original post [although it was not abudantly clear] was talking about current options and particularly aimed at a Zak Hardaker vs Joe Burgess debate.

My view is that given the squad, Charnley and Hall should be the wingers. I think that Hardaker would be great on the bench to cover a variety of positions.

#3020766 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by johnh1 on 26 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

If there was anyone to take Charnley's position it would be Joe Burgess, surely? A guy who has played wing all year and has come up big in some of Wigan's most important games...not that I particularly think Charnley needs replacing...

But surely Burgess plays on the left wing and Charnley on the right. Keep them on their respective wings. For me, on the right, it is Makinson ahead of Charnley, and on the left, Hall over Burgess. But isn't it great to have these options?

#3020586 You might not agree, but

Posted by johnh1 on 26 October 2014 - 09:23 AM

Tompkins is a liability under the high ball, there are times that he looks completely lost with his non attempts at defusing the ball and letting it bounce, he is a sensational player and does most things with aplomb but I fear that in a tight match this part of his game could lead to our undoing.
When one considers two coaches he had at Wigan in Kris Radlinski and Steve Hampson were two of the best of all time in their positioning and catching of the ball I would suggest Sam will never improve in this department.
Hardacre at No 1 and Sam at 7 for me.

The first word of your comment makes the rest of it irrelevant. Why people can't spell his name correctly is beyond me.

#2934677 Shaun Wane should be England coach

Posted by johnh1 on 25 May 2014 - 02:01 PM

Powell or Wane. Either would be a much better bet than McNamara.

#2930238 The new Featherstone Rovers Head coach is..............

Posted by johnh1 on 16 May 2014 - 09:21 AM

Good luck to Andy from a Salford fan. Looking forward to Rovers being in Super League sometime very soon.

#2921614 sheffield

Posted by johnh1 on 26 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

No. I think it means that a school will be built there!

#2900219 16/03/14 - Castleford Tigers v Hull FC KO 3.30pm

Posted by johnh1 on 16 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

Take one RL hotbed, add an excellent coach, keep the best young players away from the bigger clubs, sort your spine out... 5 from 5.

And take on loan a cracking player who kicks goals for fun. Why oh why did Salford let Marc Sneyd go. We need him back. Well done Cas from a Salford fan. It must be great being a Cas fan at the moment.

#2893529 Blackpool RLFC

Posted by johnh1 on 05 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

I was at that John Player Trophy final and it was a brilliant atmosphere with all the neutrals supporting Blackpool. They even looked like winning at one stage.

#2891005 dr quack

Posted by johnh1 on 01 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

People will continue to criticise him. That's ok. He is a breath of fresh air for me, he says what he thinks and he gets things done. Three weeks in to the season and we have won two and lost one. That's good by our standards. There will be plenty of time in the future for Salford fans to say 'told you so'. So let the critics have their say whilst they can.

#2882655 Reasons to be Cheerful

Posted by johnh1 on 17 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

Fantastic post Vikingstorm. This is The Greatest Game and some of our own fans need to realize this. What a great opening weekend. Even if Sam B goes to Union, he will be replaced by someone just as good. Your team are top of the league, and mine (The Red Devils) have made a great start. The two Grand finalists from last year are in the bottom half of the table. This should be a great season.