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Makes interesting reading, especially about some clubs offering pound notes which they may well find hard to come by.

On the subject of wanting another prop, what do people think of Nicholson? He impressed me when he played for the Rams last year and then went to York this season. Presuming they are relegated would he want to play in Championship 1 next year?

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It will be interesting to see who signs who for next season. I wonder which club " blow us out the water"

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It will be interesting to see who signs who for next season. I wonder which club " blow us out the water"

 

Well it wasn't Dewsbury, that's for sure. I have it very good authority that a number of players have signed up for next season on reduced terms; the money from the RFL to championship clubs next season will be reduced so no increases in budgets are expected.

 

i strongly suspect that a lot of the rumours regarding the scale of offers available for next season can be laid firmly at the feet of agents worried that they may also see a fall in income.

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The club have announced those players who have signed on already and we are aware of some who are definitely leaving (Wally). Also no doubt after next sunday there will be further announcements coming at greater pace, so could we start a sticky for "2014 - ins and outs"?

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Makes interesting reading, especially about some clubs offering pound notes which they may well find hard to come by.

On the subject of wanting another prop, what do people think of Nicholson? He impressed me when he played for the Rams last year and then went to York this season. Presuming they are relegated would he want to play in Championship 1 next year?

Nicholson is rumoured to be joining Fev, Fred. However, if that doesn't transpire I'd take him like a shot. Interesting to note that Kear wants another 'pivot' despite having Black, Leatherbarrow and Leak already on board. I wonder if Danny Grimshaw could be that man? I'd certainly welcome his signature, and heard a few whispers that we're interested.

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Nicholson is rumoured to be joining Fev, Fred. However, if that doesn't transpire I'd take him like a shot. Interesting to note that Kear wants another 'pivot' despite having Black, Leatherbarrow and Leak already on board. I wonder if Danny Grimshaw could be that man? I'd certainly welcome his signature, and heard a few whispers that we're interested.

 

Agreed that Grimshaw would be a decent acquisition. Remember he was considered to be good enough for Featherstone not very long ago, and with Hunslet's future in this division not so sure, he might be a decent catch.

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An excellent signing if we can keep him fit. Can play stand off or loose forward, and would give us an extra dimension ball in hand.

With his vastly improved defence I think we could also play Black in the 13 shirt.

Saying that I'd probably also sign Ash for another season if he wants to carry on playing, although he might not be first choice any longer. Still a decent squad player to have, with Batley in his blood.

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We need to get leaky signed up for next season

Him and anthony nicholson seen as george and paul are roumerd to be going to fev&fax&by the sounds of it dane manning is coming back but i know roumors aint always true but with them going full time then its a high possibility,i dont really know about a strike centre could be hard to find,but another pivot must mean tom is going so to fill hia role grimshaw,or even take a chance one another student or someone playing at ametur like we have with alistar&al,theyve both been good so why not take won on trial?

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Well it wasn't Dewsbury, that's for sure. I have it very good authority that a number of players have signed up for next season on reduced terms; the money from the RFL to championship clubs next season will be reduced so no increases in budgets are expected.

 

i strongly suspect that a lot of the rumours regarding the scale of offers available for next season can be laid firmly at the feet of agents worried that they may also see a fall in income.

Read it again BSJ it says teams currently outside the play off positions , that rules out the top 8 , that rules out Dewsbury

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Even going on JK's successes in bringing on good youngsters, I think we need to be careful about giving him too much to do in welding together another side. IMO we need to sign a couple of established players who can slot in and know what it's all about and can get us out of the traps. Re Black at 13, not big enough, would prefer another good 2nd row man and play Applegarth at 13, I know we're going to be top-heavy with halves and hookers but that's how it is. Anybody heard if Leary is staying,and what about young Whitmore, are we shipping him back to Oldham, both good youngsters who for one reason or another never got in the frame. 

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leary is looking to stay again...whitmore is prob gonna be gone.good player but a bit ecstatic for me.I heard rowe is rumored to go fax and heard also potts oof to fax too.

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leary is looking to stay again...whitmore is prob gonna be gone.good player but a bit ecstatic for me.I heard rowe is rumored to go fax and heard also potts oof to fax too.

Rowe has re-signed for next year.

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leary is looking to stay again...whitmore is prob gonna be gone.good player but a bit ecstatic for me.I heard rowe is rumored to go fax and heard also potts oof to fax too.

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need another monster like rowenator,makes yards and plays with grunt,good offload needs someone with him at all times when the big man gives it need a player coming off his shoulder,need a good centre and think the signing of leatherbarrow might help blacks game with a good hooker need to get that ball passed about

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More ecstatic players, that's what you need! Followed by ecstatic supporters, of course.

 

 

 

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Well heard on grape vine there swapping players with a player for rowe and ootts is done deal.he always punches holes but not enough support also new hb will offer more I think

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Well heard on grape vine there swapping players with a player for rowe and ootts is done deal.he always punches holes but not enough support also new hb will offer more I think

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Well heard on grape vine there swapping players with a player for rowe and ootts is done deal.he always punches holes but not enough support also new hb will offer more I think

? Manning??

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? Manning??

Apparently manning is a done deal because their off full time but he doesnt want to risk loosing his job and then getting dropped,what ive heard!

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yeah might be!I would defo rather keep rowe and speaking to him a few times loves it here and would not want to move but the green eyed monster might reer its head.

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Absolutely no way that Dane Manning will be returning to our club in the forseeable future. No such thing as a 'swap' deal at our level, either. Rumour mill gone absolutely crazy.

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What's this about Rowe,why would a player leave when he just signed a contract for next year

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What's this about Rowe,why would a player leave when he just signed a contract for next year

Perhaps someones messin with our minds man ;)

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