wayne_r

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    Mike Ratu

    ok so which of us have the A team Swinton or Batley...……….please don't say Swinton...…………….
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    signed that many from Rochdale maybe we should be changing our name
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    Challenge cup and New 1895 cup

    How do we think the 1895 cup competition will be kept for - plenty of examples in the past of cup competitions for those of us in the lower divisions only lasting a season or two...………...by having this competition its a recognition by the RFL that the ever widening gulf between SL and non SL teams means that the Challenge Cup will only ever be won by an SL team or perhaps the best team in the Championship...…….sad day in my opinion.
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    Well I do hope Thornley resigns and would like to see a recognised stand off as well...……….
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    2019 Squad and signings

    I do not think George Tyson is on a two year contract and nothing (yet) has been said about him signing on for 2019, would be really sorry to see him leave Swinton, had a great season playing in a team that did not do itself justice all season. His discipline was excellent even when he was the target of some cheap shots from opposition players, scored several exciting tries, turned out even when he was clearly unfit, so for me he had an great season. If you do get him back he would be a real asset...……..there were rumours that he was on his way to Australia - but that may have been fake news.
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    2019 Squad and signings

    I was really sorry to see Richie (and his brother Darren) leave Swinton after we gained promotion, Richie was the captain at the time, probably one of the best full backs we have ever had...…..great competitor. I am sure he will do well and good luck to him and of course Oldham for 2019 season
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    Championship odds

    I have never liked the DR system for all the reasons stated previously, last Season Swinton never had a settled half back pairing due in part to DR, what I would say is that all the players from Wigan who came to Swinton on DR played with passion and were genuinely keen to play for Swinton. It was a good relationship with Wigan. When we DR'd with Warrington, well that was a different story …………..the team was picked by Warrington as far as I am concerned with Swinton being used very much as reserve team. I think York will do well and as Swinton did when they were promoted, York will surprise a few of the established sides in the division. I cannot see Leigh doing anything other than survive, I think Bradford should be shorter odds as well. As for Swinton well just hope they make it to mid table - but again we will have a young squad...……...
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    Great player can slot in at stand off, centre or full back - he was good before he left and by all accounts he has come back even better - hope he does well except when you play us of course
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    2019 squad.

    can't spell "their loss "
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    2019 squad.

    yes I agree he is SL class but has never cemented a place at Salford - there loss
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    2019 squad.

    Do you think Gavin Benion will come back to Hornets now he has been released by Salford ?
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    Gavin Benion has been released by Salford - he would be a great addition to the squad - I guess he would go back to Hornets before Swinton ? We have done really well getting Hatton and Brickhill from Hornets. I was told that Ben White (now back from OZ) has signed for Halifax - if true that's disappointing as he was such an integral part of the team till his sojourn in Australia
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    Also seen the signing of Harry Aronson - looks like he will be a revelation he is strong and fast and l think he has been playing at full back for Keighley , really good addition to the squad as is Rob Fairclough.
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    Really, that's a shame as he was really good for us - good discipline and always a threat with ball in hand...…….but he is still quite young so why not give it a go, I hope he does well over there.
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    oops should have typed "but rather when they were NOT available"
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    Swinton squad news for 2019 season

    I really hope we get a decent pair of half backs because that has been the issue for me last season, relying of DR for those two vital positions was a disaster - not when the DR players were in the side - but rather when they were available. Looks like lots of players are moving around championship clubs, seems like Sheffield have come into money !! Hope we can retain / build a decent squad for 2019.
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    Gareth Hock

    Would have had at Swinton also...……...if he controls his aggression you could build a young team around him.
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    Workington on Sunday

    Well thanks to the RFL we have one last stab at staying in the Championship, even got the luck of the coin toss getting home advantage. Lets hope we can stay up - I am sure it will be a tough, tough match as Workington will be fired up and full of confidence having run Bradford close last week. Several Rochdale fans are coming over to support the Lions, lets hope we get a good turnout of fans and can win.
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    Workington on Sunday

    Well said Rob
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    Swinton v Town final, final, final

    Oh yes I forgot to say the RFL officials ( Mr Rimmer etc) did not stay after the match as I saw them walking to their car which was parked away from the ground...……..cannot imagine why they wouldn't have wanted to stay on after the match. Anyway all the best for next season.
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    Swinton v Town final, final, final

    It was a great game for the neutrals today - I saw the RFL top brass were at the match and got a good telling off from everyone. I am pretty sure with a fully fit squad Workington would have won today - Swinton played as they have all season, some good individuals but not really gelled as team. I think a bit of luck was the difference today - thought Workington scored well worked tries and should have had at least one more had your centre not spilled the ball when trying to pass it - I was really impressed with your full back and stand off and left wing (who looked really pacey). The atmosphere was good and everyone at you club can be proud of your team and your fans. I had heard before the match that Leon Pryce was on his way to Dewsbury - but from what been said here he is staying - which should be good as he has clearly done a good job. All the very best for next season - for both our sides really.
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    Official Club Statement.

    I am sorry I think its a disgrace what is happening - I hope you are able to field a team for tomorrow's game, I agree with all you comments - RFL have shown time and time again they favour certain clubs and treat everyone else with distain. I know it gives Swinton a last chance at survival - but the whole thing has been shambolic - hope at least tomorrow the match is played in a good spirit and if you win good luck in the Championship next season - you will have deserved it. If Swinton win, well I would be happy as it keeps us in the Championship, if we lose it would a true reflection of our season. Here looking forward to a good game - which I am sure it will be …………...
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    Swinton v Town final, final, final

    I think if Leigh go bust and then reform as Bradford did e.g. after the end of the current season they will be treated exactly the same as Bradford - stay in Championship and get points deducted, no way will they relegate Leigh. I too am amazed Leigh were allowed to draft in players for a meaningless game yet yourselves and ourselves both with severely depleted squads for a very important game are not allowed to. Obviously its one rule for some but not others...………….
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    Swinton v Town final, final, final

    Seems like your squad is a depleted as I am sure Swinton's will be - I am sure it will be a close match with both teams probably nervous with what's at stake...………...anyway as they say, may the best win.
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    Million pound game

    Sorry you lost out to London - good luck for next season