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wayne_r

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  1. Fantastic result, well done team and coaching staff...…………..buzzing for the York match now.
  2. Yes a great performance as a team but also some exceptional individual performances as well, for me jack Hansen had a truly great game. Our halfbacks worked really well and the forwards competed with a much bigger pack and more than held their own. I think had in not been for key decisions going against us it would have been an awful lot closer. One thing is for sure Toronto knew they had been in a match. Lets hope that level of intensity can become the norm for the team and we will finish well above the relegation zone.
  3. I don't think any Swinton fan would support a name change to Manchester and certainly not a relocation, which history has shown doesn't work. It is however a great pity that the MR bid wasn't successful after all. albeit before my time there were three clubs in Greater Manchester - Swinton, Salford and Broughton Ranger (plus Oldham & Rochdale off course). Broughton Rangers moved to Belle Vue and only lasted a few seasons...........
  4. Yes and its live on Sky for you Wolfpack fans
  5. Some interesting signings for both our teams - losing Lawton is a surprise as he was starting to establish himself in team, Williams seemed short of match fitness at his last game (against Batley) after injury - he is big and strong and was well regarded by the Batley fans (from his time there). So you now have Oscar Thomas (who I was sorry to see leave) and we have Lepori from you guys...………..hope all our respective signings do well us both. Haven't heard any rumours about Manchester as mentioned by Glemiln ?
  6. I think on this occasion I think Lion Heart 59 is being a tad pessimistic because the team played really well against Toulouse at home and only narrowly lost - I think the key is containing the Toronto pack which I thought dominated in their match against Toulouse in Blackpool. Roll on Sunday...……...
  7. Thought Mike Ratu had an excellent game today - first match back after his injury.
  8. Oh well wrong again - I don't see how comment about radio Manchester reflects on Swinton - or is it just me being negative all the time.........yes let put it down to that. Actually it was a pity Rampant Lion 59 wasn't able to respond to Coolie enquiry earlier. So are we getting regular coverage now from Radio Manchester - hopefully asking this isn't negative ?
  9. Happy I could brighten your day with a laugh...………:)
  10. So l have a follower on this and other sites - didn't realise my opinion was that interesting or even annoying - so yes I am a Swinton supporter, yes I am a season ticket holder and yes have supported Swinton since I was 10 and am 62 this year - so I think my opinion and analysis is objective and I am entitled to give an opinion about team selection as is everyone else...……….but what the heck I am flattered that my post has generated such interest from two people at least
  11. Not sure how we managed to win that match today...………….a very important win as we all know. Can't for life of me understand why Thomas has been put out on a season long loan to Rochdale - so we have no halfback options, also it seems to me that the DR lads are always picked over our own squad members regardless - so no place for Kenga or Shelford. Sorry but Paisley isn't a centre - obviously he tries hard but shouldn't be in that position. Can't imagine Dewsbury will play as badly next week as they did today - thought they missed Sykes and gave away too many penalties - and made some poor choices, which let us back into the game.
  12. We never feature on Radio Manchester - their focus is Salford, Warrington and Wigan - oh yes when those three aren't playing then its Leigh...……..
  13. wayne_r

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    No consolation for your loss today - but you have a player with lots of potential in Thomas - do not know why we have let him go - I hope he does well for you and himself...………..
  14. As a Swinton fan reading posts on your page, Batley, Dewsbury, Rochdale I think all our clubs have the same problem - small budgets and therefore cannot sign the "quality" players needed - so in Swinton's case we have and continue to rely on DR for certain key positions - which is far from ideal. Members of the squad then go out on loan as they cannot get into the team. I see the DR players in the team whether they merit it or not, which cannot be right. We gambled on signing some older players this season - due to their availability and cost ( I imagine) and that hasn't worked out due to injuries, the younger players don't get selected when the DR players are available. I cannot see an end to the constant struggle to stay in the division - but York seem to have a business model that works and you get decent crowds - so maybe it can be done...……...
  15. Honestly as a Swinton supporter we saw too poor sides yesterday - yes Swinton got the win - but didn't fill me with any confidence for the rest of the season and clearly Rochdale with a new coach are still work in progress. Good luck to both our sides for the rest of the season.
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