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OMG.....how could I forget about Jacksons awful displays, must be an age thing, long term memory good, short term memory ######, he's in my 3 now just behind Billy Platt.

Yep what a rapid demise !

To be fair lavalu was great in his first year in cahoots with the rest of kiwis as was Beattie in his; I remember in his first match against Halifax (friendly) he was superb. I guess after the first year sides have got you worked out more ?

Haven't named anyone from present squad as of course they are all brilliant ! ;)

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Talking of Keighley , the home game at the end of the season was awesome . We ripped them up for 50 with great rugby and Jimmy battered Andy Eyres and was pointing at the scoreboard as they were being sent off !!

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Yep what a rapid demise !

To be fair lavalu was great in his first year in cahoots with the rest of kiwis as was Beattie in his; I remember in his first match against Halifax (friendly) he was superb. I guess after the first year sides have got you worked out more ?

Haven't named anyone from present squad as of course they are all brilliant ! ;)

Jacko had a great career but was spent when he arrived. If anything the guy was the best hooker the counties produced in years he had it all, passing game, aggressive defence and his kicking game was something nobody in the pro game ever seen and someone decided to turn him into a prop forward!

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Not sure i should include CC as he wasn't very happy about his treatment by Jam Free !

haha cc, he'll come and find you

This is ever so hard to pick top 3 and bottom 3.

Top 3 - Jimmy P, Shane Varley, Kenny Kerr - Easily chuck another 20 or so top contenders for second and third spots - The only one that could never be in doubt is Jimmy P - what a player.

Bottom 3 - Yeah if going off hype and then who were rubbish - Lordy (can't have done much of a medical injured when he came), Wood & livett.

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My top 3 would Mulligan, Pickering & Kitchin with an honourable mention for David Baildon. If he'd played in one of Walshy's teams, he'd have been unstoppable.

Bottom 3 is hard. Lots of players have been a bit out of their depth but, as someone else pointed out, it needs a bit of context. so in relation to expectation, tony Smith, Scott Brown and Butch Fatnowna.

Baildon was class in not the best side. While Greg Brake????? Although not is same league, tried his best in poor side, going back to Bamford/Turley era??? Sure h&a will put me right.

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Maybe a bit harsh on Livett? After all he was thrust into the top level of RL straight from amatuer, so he ain't going to shine.

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What about most unfulfilled promise? The two that immediately spring to mind are Wear and Walsh. But had a bit of magic but for one reason or another it was wasted.

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Stuart Cash , not his mate Livett . At least Livett got on the pitch and had a dig ! I never seen Cash out of his civvies.

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yeah Cash never played, which was strange as he was in the same barla rep backrow as john allen who went on to be our best player in super league

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Yep bizarre . John Allen , now there was a player loaded with natural talent .

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Jacko had a great career but was spent when he arrived. If anything the guy was the best hooker the counties produced in years he had it all, passing game, aggressive defence and his kicking game was something nobody in the pro game ever seen and someone decided to turn him into a prop forward!

Can't disagree with any of that, it's just he was awfull for us and that's the point of the thread.

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You can't knock Ryan Campbell to me the lad put it in when he was asked in a couple of spells at town and was unlucky with injuries! No where near as bad as some of the tripe we have had

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You can't knock Ryan Campbell to me the lad put it in when he was asked in a couple of spells at town and was unlucky with injuries! No where near as bad as some of the tripe we have had

Gotta agree there. And whoever said Lavulavu was decent when he first came. . . . Well I must have been on my hols!!

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Forgive me if he's been mentioned already but big Okesene is way up there for entertainment value and getting stuck in !! Then I seen him doing the bins ! Good old hitro .

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Gotta agree there. And whoever said Lavulavu was decent when he first came. . . . Well I must have been on my hols!!

Well I didn't say it but I thought when he first come him and JT both played well. It didn't last long though!

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Tani and jt did start off quite good but then it appears nights out and such became part and parcel unfortunately which should be the case! I mean it took jarrad stack about 2 months to settle and he hasn't looked back and it's a privelidge to watch that lad captain our team!!

Special mentions limmer and sione for sure they were class players and the jam even asked about getting limmer back last season shows how good he was,

Was reading on Wikipedia on players careers and apparently Richard Henare didn't even play for town, ha, well I remember his 2 fingers salutes at us fans when he was in a town shirt and also a swinton shirt,

Mattyaki mafis son or nephew plays or played for South Wales too!!

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Steve Arnold was another cr ap player who never looked like a rugby player.

We were nearly Warringtons A team at that time - Arnold, Mafi, Close, Whitter, Thurstfield off the top of my head. Maybe we were ahead of our time!

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This is true Ross oreily brought them all didn't he, he had the Steve McCormack type role but for town

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I don't think anyones mentioned lewty yet? He was one who actually got better and better

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I trust a Barrow fan can join in here. The three I "hated" the most when they played against Barrow (so therefore they must have been good) are Paul Charlton, Boxer Walker and James Pickering. Some of the forwards Town produced (Particularly in the 1960s and 1970s) were fearsome and it must have been very difficult for any team going up to Derwent Park in those days knowing that even if they won it was going to hurt :).

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The late 1970's pack of Jim Mills, Alan Banks, Eddie Bowman, Les & Peter Gorley and then Billy Pattinson were awesome at times and could dish it out.

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Jacko had a great career but was spent when he arrived. If anything the guy was the best hooker the counties produced in years he had it all, passing game, aggressive defence and his kicking game was something nobody in the pro game ever seen and someone decided to turn him into a prop forward!

Spot on marra jackos best season at haven in my opinion was 2008 matty and sicey where injured for 2nd half of the season so jacko and chris smith where the hookers then and he was outstanding that was the year we won at leigh and fax in the play offs before we got tonked at salford

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