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Keith T

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In Martyn Sadlers column today in the Rugby League Express he is pointing out that Widnes don't have a game next weekend due to Leeds playing in the World Club Challenge. He adds that there is nothing to stop Widnes sending up to Town, Kevin Brown, Ben Cross, Rhys Hanbury, Sean Briscoe plus one other to play against Sheffield. The dual registration rules allow for this to happen!!!!!

I think it would cause a few apoplexies if it did!!!

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Would we argue right now for this game ? Teams are really pushing the envelope .

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some criticise the DR system as it may stop the permanent players getting game time but the simple fact is our creative players aren't creating anything at the moment so something as to be done.

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With them all being signed on Duel Reg ( apart from overseas and Hock) I wonder WHO gets the final decision on who plays and when.

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i would possibly take a couple of the half backs but the likes of briscoe i wouldnt take over carter.

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The DR is not the answer for this league we have our fair share at the rams and you don't know who your gonna get week by week. Overseas players don't count as it against there visa application so you can count Cross, Hanbury out . At the rams the only guy we've had that's any quality is the guy from up there Donaldson. After watching prem sport on Thursday I think we will beat your neighbours but it will be a really hard struggle. Ps if your short of a player we will lend price he's the worst player I've ever seen in a rams shirt everything going for him but his heart

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I can't see that there would be too many arguments if we were to take an ex-England international with 100+ SL appearancesto his credit though, just to help us out mind you. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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I would like to think Charlton will play fair in a situation like this and not ###### about with the spirit of DR

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Aye It's turned out to be total self preservation ... Join the party !

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I think even with a oood stand off we still dont have enough pace and power in the centre to take advantage of him at present??.

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mossop will be back on sunday whos arguably the best centre at the club. i would also swap calders onto the other wing to bring him into the game a bit more.

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One thing we most certainly do have is power in the centres, what we may be lacking is guile and the ability to actually get the ball into the centres enough. Over the past few seasons we have not used our 3/4`s anywhere near as well as we should have, and that for me is mainly down to the half backs and the likes of Stack not being used out wide enough.

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I would take some persuading to go and watch if we did take the 5 mentioned as I think we would be no better than Swinton. I'd rather watch our players lose if I'm honest. That's just my view of the situation and I respect everyone doesn't share them. If it was last match of the season and we needed a win it would be a hard one for the club but I'd rather not have 5 players who won't play for us again.

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i think we can all be safe in the knowledge that we wont be doing that. it was just a hypothetical situation

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TBF youve got to take your hat off to the coaches they havent jumped on the bandwagon and are using young lads from Widnes who are filling in positions due to injuries in the squad. If the team was downn to its bare bones in certain positions then I dont think nayone can critise a coach for opting to play widnes players - normally if a club was in that situation you would go out and get a loan deal for a month (which is costly). Using duel reg players when you have a fully fit squad is totally different though and I think Workington are currently doing it right

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mossop will be back on sunday whos arguably the best centre at the club. i would also swap calders onto the other wing to bring him into the game a bit more.

Not sure he will be after talking to him last week. Ligaments

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charlton has said in todays paper that we arent going to be using anymore dual reg players than we have been. so thay will mean that the haven and barrow fans can sleep easy tonight, as it was obviously causing a large concern to them, as what town are up to is clearly more important than there own teams struggles

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Not sure he will be after talking to him last week. Ligaments

thats a blow if he is missing.

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