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 Gav Wilson

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I think it is time G Thornton started to tell Hull ,if players are not willing to put the effort in then we should not be taken them  on just to keep them match fit,because at the moment the only benefit is to Hull and not to the Knights.

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I think it is time G Thornton started to tell Hull ,if players are not willing to put the effort in then we should not be taken them  on just to keep them match fit,because at the moment the only benefit is to Hull and not to the Knights.

said this from day 1. unfortunately gt will have no say on the matter!!!!!

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Surely GT must have the final who he want's on D REG?

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I think it's more who hull have for him than him being able to choose who he wants.

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said this from day 1. unfortunately gt will have no say on the matter!!!!!

 

He has no say on who Hull make available, but GT is the one that picks the team, no one else.

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Saw the dvd yesterday of Tuffour's try on Sunday, hope Hull FC coach Peter Gentle gets to see

it as Jamie Shaul's effort was embarrassing & Jason Crookes effort was even worse, should not be

picked for either team based on that incident alone....

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It would seem very evident that some Knights players are being passed over to accomadate the DR players which surely undermines the efforts of the Knights contracted players,can't see that been of benefit to the cause.

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It would seem very evident that some Knights players are being passed over to accomadate the DR players which surely undermines the efforts of the Knights contracted players,can't see that been of benefit to the cause.

 

That is not happening. Gary Thornton picks what he thinks is the strongest team, regardless of weather they're DR or not.

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That is not happening. Gary Thornton picks what he thinks is the strongest team, regardless of weather they're DR or not.

By all means pick the strongest team,with all 17 players singing off the same hymn sheet giving everything for the knights cause.I"m afraid theres one or two (its there for all to see) who just don't give a monkeys.Suppose when you"ve just signed a 2 year deal with your  club,your in the comfort zone.One or two things happened out there in the Donny game that for me were unforgiveable.For me its upto Peter Gentle and GT to sit down and thrash this dual reg thing out because its blatantly obvious that certain players are not prepared to give there all.

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That is not happening. Gary Thornton picks what he thinks is the strongest team, regardless of weather they're DR or not.

 Totally agree that GT should be picking his strongest available team,he's the one that see's them in training each week.wether they are DR or not,but on that showing on Sunday the DR players were found wanting.

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As I see it, the problem with our DR 'candidates' is no different to anyone else's.

The coach selecting the team has no crystal ball to tell him whether he will get 100% from a particular player on match day or whether said player will adopt a Big Time Charlie attitude and simply go through the motions.

Given a couple of matches it then becomes transparent.

Ask yourself a question - if you were a second row on the verge of being selected for a Super League side, would you go hammer and tongs for a side you are basically guesting for and risk injury that might rule you out of a big breakthrough at the highest level ? Food for thought...

Does five tries in 2 first team games alter a player's mindset? Honest answer - more than likely !

Put yourself in the coaches shoes - Hull offer you their young prop Wilson for next week. Do you select him ?

Come on, Mark Aston's not daft, listen when he talks about DR... Ask another question -how do the Eagles attract, and then keep, players of the quality of Togagae, Yere and Taulapapa ? How is it done ? Could the Knights do it ?

I'd worry less about DR and start chasing one or two players who may well commit to the cause - a certain young back row forward comes to mind, who is currently playing very well just down the road..

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At the start of the season, we were under the impression we'd have the services of Paul King, Matt Nicholson, Clark Thompson, Russ Dale, Chris Green, Josh Bowden, Adam Sullivan & Jack Aldous to choose from in the front row. We ended up with Stenchion, Aldous & Potter last week. There lies the major problem.

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I second that, no strength up front, not big enough not fast enough.someone give kingy a ring asap.

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I'm sure the coaching staff and the club are well aware of it. Although being aware of it and being able to do anything about it are two different things.

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well if G T picks players who he knows are not committed to the cause (D R ) maybe it's time for him to go. however i would expect his hands will be tied as he makes no secret of his dissliking of dual reg.

bottem line is people will watch a bunch of tryers but not somebody going through the motions

scrap DR now. if SL don't want there youngsters, make them free agents,and if they make the grade they can pay a transfer fee.i think that used to happen in the good old days before sky ruined our great game.

rant over

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well if G T picks players who he knows are not committed to the cause (D R ) maybe it's time for him to go. however i would expect his hands will be tied as he makes no secret of his dissliking of dual reg.

bottem line is people will watch a bunch of tryers but not somebody going through the motions

scrap DR now. if SL don't want there youngsters, make them free agents,and if they make the grade they can pay a transfer fee.i think that used to happen in the good old days before sky ruined our great game.

rant over

 

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eh ?

 

Its a Bingo term. You filled my 'RL Meltdown' card in one fell post.

 

 

Sky didn't ruin our great game, they made it infinitely better. The good old days wern't actually that good at all, especially for York. Dual-Registration needs looking at I agree, but it doesn't necessarily need scrapping. And York have one of the best Head Coaches they have had in living memory, he certainly does not need to go.

 

May I suggest a nice cup of tea and a sit down?

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Got to agree with Deano,that GT has to got to sit down with the Hull coach and ask him which players want to come to the Knights and prove not just to us that  we are here to keep fringe players fit but want to play at Hull at Super League level,because there not performing at Super League grade!!

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Did we not play our best game and have our best win without DR players?

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Did we not play our best game and have our best win without DR players?

your not wrong there.so why carnt we still do it.

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your not wrong there.so why carnt we still do it.

No size, power, runners or offloads fix them 4 items and we'll be ok.

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