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Its limited because it looks at a relatively short period of time, its convenient because it suits your position to only compare with a period of time when Rochdale been poor. Its sets the bar far too low, imho. If we are talking about making the club stronger lets not kid ourselves that the best a non twinned Rochdale can do is represented by the last couple of years.

If you know as fact that his only responsibility is to Rochdale, fine. If its an assumption its a pretty big one.

Im interested that you think this twinning system is going more stable in terms of players. My understanding is that instead of registering upto 4 players in advance and choosing from them clubs will now choose 5 but from a potentially unlimited pool of dr'd players. It sounds to me to have the potential to be far less stable, particularly if the head coach retains some responsibility to the SL club for the development and fitness of ALL the dr'd players.

It is not a big assumption to make. His job as Head Coach of Rochdale is to make them as strong as he possibly can. To do that he will need a squad of around 25 players. He can use up to 5 players from a pool of 8 that aren't in St Helens' matchday 17. He doesn't have to pick all 5, but looking at Rochdale's squad from last season I wouldn't be surprised if he does, and whats the problem with picking better players if he has them available?

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The 8 players I think who most likely to go to Rochdale will be Shaun Magennis, Nathan Ashe, Carl Forster, Danny Jones, Joe Greenwood, Ant Walker, Jordan Hand & Adam Swift.

All but 2 of those have already got some 1st team experience at Saints so I would guess that having 5 of them in the Rochdale line up would undoubtedly strengthen their team, and unless there's an injury crisis i'd imagine they would spend extended spells over there.

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am i right in saying we at haven will get saints first teamers not in the 18 man squad and rochdale will get the u19,s who arent playing , would be better for saints if they where playing against quality champ teams rather than in champ1

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It is not a big assumption to make. His job as Head Coach of Rochdale is to make them as strong as he possibly can. To do that he will need a squad of around 25 players. He can use up to 5 players from a pool of 8 that aren't in St Helens' matchday 17. He doesn't have to pick all 5, but looking at Rochdale's squad from last season I wouldn't be surprised if he does, and whats the problem with picking better players if he has them available?

Sorry to labour the point but unless you've seen or heard something I haven't it still seems a sizable assumption. Yes his job as Rochdale coach is as you describe but if he also has a 2nd job with Saints then a potential conflict arises. There will almost certainly be times when best for Rochdale is not what is best for saints.

No problem with Rochdale picking the best players available to them, with one proviso. The selection & availability of said players is determined soley by considereation of Rochdale's best intetests. i.e. Rochdale can select the same 5 players week in week out even if that means some saints players go weeks or months without a game or find players who perform well 'moved' ti haven to get a higher standard part way through the season.

Has the max of 8 been confirmed anywhere? It would be an improvement if so.

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Sorry to labour the point but unless you've seen or heard something I haven't it still seems a sizable assumption. Yes his job as Rochdale coach is as you describe but if he also has a 2nd job with Saints then a potential conflict arises. There will almost certainly be times when best for Rochdale is not what is best for saints.

No problem with Rochdale picking the best players available to them, with one proviso. The selection & availability of said players is determined soley by considereation of Rochdale's best intetests. i.e. Rochdale can select the same 5 players week in week out even if that means some saints players go weeks or months without a game or find players who perform well 'moved' ti haven to get a higher standard part way through the season.

Has the max of 8 been confirmed anywhere? It would be an improvement if so.

From reading the press release, Talbot no longer has a job at St Helens. He was Coach of their now defunct Under 20s, and has been strongly recommended to Rochdale.

I could be wrong but it seems to me that his only job will be to do whats best for Rochdale, with the help of Matt Calland.

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i think to everyone else gav it looks like st helens have appointed him & calland

In the press release it says that St Helens recommended him, not actually appointed him.

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At the end of the day mate SuperLeague talent will end up in SuperLeague, weather Saints pick it up themselves or Oldham discover them first.

Tom Lineham came right through York's scholarship before moving to Hull without York seeing a penny (other than the obligatory friendly of course).

The way I see it, is that both Championship divisions are going to see an influx of SuperLeague quality kids next year, plus loads more kids that have come through the SuperLeague environment, and both divisions will be much stronger for it.

How are the Championship clubs going to be better? If the SL youngsters are of such high quality and are going to improve the CC as you say why do the SL clubs see the Championship as a better standard for them to play in? Seems contradictory to me.

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Newtown Jets have had a partrnership with the Roosters for three or four years now.

Two weeks ago it did this for their club:

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If the dual reg. of 5 Saints players, the expertise of their ex U20s coach, the involvement of Matt Calland and the opportunity to learn and develop on and off the field delivers the same for us, I'm prepared to give it a shot. If this had been put on the table at Whitebank, they'd've ripped saints' arm off.

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How are the Championship clubs going to be better? If the SL youngsters are of such high quality and are going to improve the CC as you say why do the SL clubs see the Championship as a better standard for them to play in? Seems contradictory to me.

Because the Championship is a better standard for them to play in. The best Championship players blended with an influx of those that were not quite good enough for SuperLeague will see some very good teams next year.

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What?

if u believe st helens did'nt put talbot in as rochdale coach then i thought i'd try my luck selling you some magic beans lol

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if u believe st helens did'nt put talbot in as rochdale coach then i thought i'd try my luck selling you some magic beans lol

They didn't. He was recommended.

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Yes you would.

chris hamilton would......but there'd be no fans left to watch a feeder team

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chris hamilton would......but there'd be no fans left to watch a feeder team

It wouldn't be a feeder team.

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yeah but it is...rochdale is going to be used to bring through st helens kids...that makes them a feeder team

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yeah but it is...rochdale is going to be used to bring through st helens kids...that makes them a feeder team

No it doesn't. Rochdale still need to find 20 players of their own to compete.

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No it doesn't. Rochdale still need to find 20 players of their own to compete.

And when you have 6 of your own players injured and Saints need three or more of the loanees for their team, you won't be able to fulfill your fixtures. You will be a feeder team.

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the newtown jets still has to find its own players.....they are still the roosters feeder club though

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And when you have 6 of your own players injured and Saints need three or more of the loanees for their team, you won't be able to fulfill your fixtures. You will be a feeder team.

Matt Calland is Head of Youth Development. Sounds to me like they will have players coming through to cover such a scenario.

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