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Craven keighley bound ?

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Anywhere near as in dont get too excited??

 

Best guess yet I reckon. I suppose with budgets squeezed next year for all the championship clubs (and I suppose ours will be tighter than most), marquee signings will be out of the question. My guess ?   KP will talk his brother into leaving the grotty sun baked suburbs of Catalan for a carefree existence in the leafy lanes and green pastures of the heavy woollen - and don't forget, you lot started it. ;)

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Jamie Peacock

Christ I hope not! Not that I've anything against him, it just amazes me how the Whinos get him to stand up let alone run about. My lads team played Stanningley a few weeks back and Mr Peacock was there, poor sod had trouble moving. (mind you they had just lost to Huddersfield the day before :biggrin: ) 

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Christ I hope not! Not that I've anything against him, it just amazes me how the Whinos get him to stand up let alone run about. My lads team played Stanningley a few weeks back and Mr Peacock was there, poor sod had trouble moving. (mind you they had just lost to Huddersfield the day before :biggrin: ) 

Yes, when SL has done with him I don't think Mr Peacock will have a lot more to offer. Maybe that is the case with quite a few players who try and make the drop to Championship rugby to get a couple more seasons in the game before they hang up their boots. After playing and training at such an intensity for so long their body has had all of the resilience knocked out of it. We've seen it with a few players.

 

To get back to the original theme of the thread, I don't comment because I don't know why James Craven has been apparently out of favour this season, but you have to say that he can't have much reason to want to stick with the club in the face of other offers this year, as he has done in the past. If he is going I wish him luck, and will be sorry to see him go. For me he is a better Full Back than anyone we have seen playing in that position for the Rams this season.

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Put us all out of our misery - who is it?

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Yes, when SL has done with him I don't think Mr Peacock will have a lot more to offer. Maybe that is the case with quite a few players who try and make the drop to Championship rugby to get a couple more seasons in the game before they hang up their boots. After playing and training at such an intensity for so long their body has had all of the resilience knocked out of it. We've seen it with a few players.

 

To get back to the original theme of the thread, I don't comment because I don't know why James Craven has been apparently out of favour this season, but you have to say that he can't have much reason to want to stick with the club in the face of other offers this year, as he has done in the past. If he is going I wish him luck, and will be sorry to see him go. For me he is a better Full Back than anyone we have seen playing in that position for the Rams this season.

 

 

FWIW JC has been very appreciative of the way that the club stuck by him this season. He had a great number of personal and professional problems about which they were very supportive.

 

Sadly, reduced budgets have meant that the deal he was offered was lower than this season (as it has been with many players) and his agent has persuaded free-spending Keighley to offer him more, allegedly.

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Put us all out of our misery - who is it?

 

 

We've only ever made one outstanding signing from Bradford, but I am too modest to reveal who that was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOR - Just who would be a marquee signing?

So long since we had one I'll be damned if I can remember what thy look like WR. Apart from some of those already mentioned, the best I could come up with (and the extent of my realistic ambitions) would be Chisholm from Leeds, Crookes or Platt from the Bulls, Clare from cas, Potts from the dogs, Saxton from fev and any number of players we obviously couldn't afford. Given we can't afford to keep JC, I rather think I'm being overoptimistic. TBH I'm not expecting too much and I think I'll not be disappointed - I doubt I'll be much different from many other supporters at better placed clubs than ours.

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We've only ever made one outstanding signing from Bradford, but I am too modest to reveal who that was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:angel:

 

You ARE Johnny Wolford then - respect. :yes:  :preved:

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You ARE Johnny Wolford then - respect. :yes:  :preved:

 

 

If only!!

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Christ I hope not! Not that I've anything against him, it just amazes me how the Whinos get him to stand up let alone run about. My lads team played Stanningley a few weeks back and Mr Peacock was there, poor sod had trouble moving. (mind you they had just lost to Huddersfield the day before :biggrin: ) 

Didn't stop us signing Nick Fozzard when he was quite clearly struggling with injuries

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We've only ever made one outstanding signing from Bradford, but I am too modest to reveal who that was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:angel:

I agree, Willie Walker was a real character.

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Didn't stop us signing Nick Fozzard when he was quite clearly struggling with injuries

 

 

It's a long-standing Dewsbury tradition, surely?

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Leon Pryce is a player I have heard is signing for next season so I have heard

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GOR - Just who would be a marquee signing?

 

So Wilsden - which of our new signings do YOU think will be our best acquisition ? :angel:  

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So Wilsden - which of our new signings do YOU think will be our best acquisition ? :angel:  

 

 

Come on Grumpy, you're not John Humphries you know. Answer the question!

 

 

 

:rtfm:

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Leon Pryce is a player I have heard is signing for next season so I have heard

Well if you have heard it twice Kelsy the Bulldog it must be true!

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Come on Grumpy, you're not John Humphries you know. Answer the question!

 

 

 

:rtfm:

Would it help if I gave you an example of past marquee signings BSJ. John Langley in the seventies, Eddie Rombo and Les Holiday in the Norman Smith era, and the last ones would have been Francis Maloney, Wozza and Darren Rogers. Not saying we haven't had a few other gooduns though (Maun, Powell, Epati, Buchanan, craven etc.), but they weren't as high profile. Is your mysterious fullback either Jamie Ford or Stuart Reardon by the way ?

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GOR - I am still getting over the shock of you using the term 'Marquee Signing' and 'Michael Platt' in the same post!

I hope that after all the opinions expressed and advice given on this Forum over the last few years, our Fans regard

the efforts and committment to secure 2 players to cover the half back positions as 'Marquee' signings.

Leon Pryce would be a 'Marquee Signing' but I am afraid we would need at least 5 Numbers + the Bonus Ball on the Lottery

to even consider offering a Deal!

Also, your 2 guesses for the mystery player are both wrong.

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Would it help if I gave you an example of past marquee signings BSJ. John Langley in the seventies, Eddie Rombo and Les Holiday in the Norman Smith era, and the last ones would have been Francis Maloney, Wozza and Darren Rogers. Not saying we haven't had a few other gooduns though (Maun, Powell, Epati, Buchanan, craven etc.), but they weren't as high profile. Is your mysterious fullback either Jamie Ford or Stuart Reardon by the way ?

 

 

Fair enough GOR. All decent signings.

 

I look back with nostalgia to the days when players could slide down the league gracefully bringing their skills and attributes to "lesser" clubs such as ours. i reckon that the rigours of modern day RL are too great to allow this to happen in the same way - when players are (or should be) on the verge of retirement then they turn out to be pretty well shot. Fozzard and Epati are but two examples of such in recent times, and we did sign many a player on  his way down who turned out to have a permanently gammy leg or arm; so many in fact that I am always suspicious of any player who makes such a move nowadays.

 

The full back who I understand may join us (many a slip etc.) will be unknown to most of us but I understand brings with him a lot of potential. He would certainly not fit into the category of someone on his way down - in all probability quite the opposite.

 

As I get older I have to persuade myself to enjoy the present season as much as possible though, we never know what the future might bring.

 

 

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