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Wakefield Wildcats v St. Helens

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  1. 1. Who will win?

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wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to see a Wakey win here, so I'm tipping them to win by 8

ALthough I need Saints to smash them ideally!

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wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to see a Wakey win here, so I'm tipping them to win by 8

ALthough I need Saints to smash them ideally!

Agree with you KT - said the same to a Wakey fan outside the ground last week - it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Wakey come out with a win.

But I think, in all honesty, if Wakey play like they have last two/three weeks they'll get punished. Saints are much quick with the ball and we saw how tired and how they struggled against an expansive game v Cas.

Therefore, Saints by 22

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Agree with you KT - said the same to a Wakey fan outside the ground last week - it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Wakey come out with a win.

But I think, in all honesty, if Wakey play like they have last two/three weeks they'll get punished. Saints are much quick with the ball and we saw how tired and how they struggled against an expansive game v Cas.

Therefore, Saints by 22

Is that because Ben Thaler is the referee?

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Trinity for mine. Something seems very wrong at Saints (did they put too much into beating Wigan or they are saving themselves for the semi?) just now, and if Trinity have one of their good days they'll win by a few.

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Is that because Ben Thaler is the referee?

Nope, it's because Wakey always seem to perform well against Saints. Alright, they're all at KR but still they can put up a fight. Although, last two meetings at Belle Vue have resulted in 18-42 and 10-42 losses for Wakey.

Earlier this season:

Saints 22-16 Wakefield

Last season

Saints 20-22 Wakefield

2008

Saints 34-30 Wakefield

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Yes always easy money to be won when Wakefield play at Knowsley Road as a few members on here have benefited over the years.

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Four weeks ago Kear said that the three up coming games (HKR, Hull & Cas) would define the season for Wakefield. One win out of three ought to mean he knows the play offs are gone so we shall see if the time has come for some youngsters to get a hit out.

If Kear goes with the 'same old same old' then Saints will cruise to a win I reckon. Some fresh faces might give Wakefield enough of a lift to be competitive. I can't see the point in giving Demetriou, Leo_Latu, Kirmond a shirt as they won't be at Wakefield next year. A couple of others need a week off to contemplate their career choices for 2011 as well I reckon.

Saints already have some good youngsters on the rise so ought to win by 3 scores at least.

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Trinity for mine. Something seems very wrong at Saints (did they put too much into beating Wigan or they are saving themselves for the semi?) just now, and if Trinity have one of their good days they'll win by a few.

I agree playing at Trinity is never a picnic for the Saints. I think the last couple of weeks has shown that yes the kids are alright, but they have probably played more games than they bargined for with more kids on the field at the same time than they anticipated. The last 2 weeks we've been really short of bodies especially in the pack.

No Cunningham, No Fozzard, No Flannery, No Fasavalu, we have lost some high impact players, the kids are very professional and have good strength but there is no kid that brings an impact and with Roby on from the start we lose that impact of a change, that means we can usually change the pace of a game. So we are very consistent but don't seam to get that roll on that we have previously. Wilkin is back but he looks very tired and it's going to take some weeks to get his match fitness up.

Last week he was so slow getting back into the line after making a tackle the ref failed to notice he was running back from behind the quins defence at a tap restart.

I think the Leeds game more than wigan took it out of Saints, in the Leeds game we lost 3 players during the game and there were verious other knocks and bumps. Also Eastmond is looking out for the season so we are down a half back, which means trying another person at half back. It's going to be touch and go whether we can beat Leeds, I was much more confident even after the loss to Leeds than I am now.

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Trinity appear to have got some consistency going of playing OK one week and awful the next. There were awful against Cas so this week should see an improvement!

As I said before in other pre match threads, if the opposition attack down the middle then it will be a close game. If, as any decent side should, they exploit the weakness on the wings then Saint will win very comfortably. Trinity have not got their act together with a sliding defence and often the opposing wing can run in without a finger been laid on him. Unfortunately the players are not that bright so this opportunity will raise it

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Normally when I think Saints are wobbling, they prove me wrong, but I'm not sure their backbone is as strong as it used to be, and they've done well to come away with close victories the last few weeks. Going to Wakefield won't be easy this week I don't think, as at the moment Kear is trying to develop them into a tough side to beat, which is the last thing Saints need right now, as they usually get a few soft tries due to their speed around the ruck off the back of errors.

So, a squeaky clean performance by the Wildcats (with a few scary moments thrown in as usual) and a Wakefield win to get back on the play-off trail, and put some pressure on the Saints for a top 4 finish.

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Normally when I think Saints are wobbling, they prove me wrong, but I'm not sure their backbone is as strong as it used to be, and they've done well to come away with close victories the last few weeks. Going to Wakefield won't be easy this week I don't think, as at the moment Kear is trying to develop them into a tough side to beat, which is the last thing Saints need right now, as they usually get a few soft tries due to their speed around the ruck off the back of errors.

So, a squeaky clean performance by the Wildcats (with a few scary moments thrown in as usual) and a Wakefield win to get back on the play-off trail, and put some pressure on the Saints for a top 4 finish.

Given what I've seen of Saints recently I'd probably have backed wakefield at home, but after reading this thread Wakefield seam to be off the boil also. I imagine it's going to be one of those Sunday afternoon games where there will be some silly errors, quite a bit of dropped ball and a tight game with the home side winning with ten to go and some panic stuff by Saints to try and win it at the death, but it will be too little too late.

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No problems, we are used to pressure games, and with the injuries we have i still predict a saints win, by 12 at least

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They have the additional motivation of 2nd place to aim for now as well I suppose. I would be surprised if they won comfortably, but they still have plenty of been there done that players.

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They have to win today. Losing to Salford blew us 1 shot at second it has to be "carpe diem" mentality now.

Wakey away seems to be a bogey team for us in recent years & given what I have seen the last few weeks we could be shocking. Lets hope the good week off the field has rejuvenated the players.

COME ON YOU SAINTS

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I don't think this game will feature predominently on radio Leeds so can anyone at the game let me know how Keiran Hyde gets on? Sky Sports News say he's due to make his debut. A baptism of fire for him but as a former Bull, and an apparent talent, any reviews would be welcome. Ta.

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I don't think this game will feature predominently on radio Leeds so can anyone at the game let me know how Keiran Hyde gets on? Sky Sports News say he's due to make his debut. A baptism of fire for him but as a former Bull, and an apparent talent, any reviews would be welcome. Ta.

:lol: Scores the first try!

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44 6 is taking a big bite out of the points difference deficit for 2nd, with 3 easy fixtures to follow next Saturday's game...

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It's 50 now, also moving Wakefield closer to the Crusaders pts difference...could be important at the end of the season.

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44 6 is taking a big bite out of the points difference deficit for 2nd, with 3 easy fixtures to follow next Saturday's game...

thats what i think exiled, next week is a 4 pointer..if saints win then i can see them getting 2nd regards piling up the points with bulls and cas here and crusaders in north wales..if wolves win then 2nd is theirs and we should settle for 3rd..cant see us losing 2, to give leeds a chance

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Well there you go, the first 30 minutes was as I thought, a few errors and a tight game, then my prediction was made to look stupid by some good attacking play from Saints.

Makes 2nd look more possible but there is still a 36 points difference, meaning we need to beat Warrington by 18 next week to grab 2nd. I can't see that happening next week so regardless of the score line I think warrington will still be 2nd come the end of next week. (and I'm sticking to that prediction as if my predicting qualities show anything, they show that exactly the opposite will occur).

Come on the Saints!!!!!!

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That will do nicely.

Gutted I am gonna miss next week. Cant even get text updates as tickets for theatre :(

Ah well at least I can record it.

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