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We need options in the threequarters now.

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Not going to knock the team after Sundays heavy defeat. Leigh were hot. But to move on and have another succesful season we need to bring onboard replacements for our suspended members of gamblers anonimous. We were short on troops  before the suspensions now it has to be said we need players with pace. who can score tries. No more duel reg. New Bulldogs please..

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We had a winger who was brought in this season and who was omitted from the squad in favour of a young untested centre playing out of position?

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We had a winger who was brought in this season and who was omitted from the squad in favour of a young untested centre playing out of position?

Yes that was a strange one, particularly when the ''young un'' played part of the game at stand off last week. But , in JK we have to trust.

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Ive stated on here several times since the squad was announced that we are alarmingly short of three quarters, and now its biting us on the backside - question is, are there any about now? still cannot fathom JKs logic in signing so many forwards and leaving the back line so threadbare.

Blackmore, Paterson and Finnigan are our only actual three quarters, the rest are all merely plugging gaps, Bretherton is doing a good job but lacks pace and the go forward a centre should have - just look at the way the Leigh three quarters went on Sunday - weve nothing at all like that.

There is a quality young centre by the name of Shaun Squires who has been firing on all cylinders for Shaw Cross - if he hasnt already been snapped up hes worth a gamble IMO.

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There is a quality young centre by the name of Shaun Squires who has been firing on all cylinders for Shaw Cross - if he hasnt already been snapped up hes worth a gamble IMO.

 

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Another great local talent slipped through our fingers then.

I think he signed for the rams at the back end of wozzers reign without getting a game. After WJ resigned, the lad never figured, and presumably went back to the sharks.

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The thing is, jk obviously knew faal and jc would get a ban, that was so plain to see, so why did he bother playing any of them in pre season & not fetch in two more to fill the gap, why leave it to chance??

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I am guessing but I reckon JK and the club thought any ban would be of just a few games which would not have a detrimental effect on the squad.

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If John Kear has not made preperations for this eventuality then he is not the coach i thaught he was. Everyone who was in the know about the incident was aware of a likely suspension as punishment. Now it has been confirmed the contract monies of the players concerned must be used to bring players to the club who can contribute on the field.

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What about looking to see what amateur players are available as most professional players will have been snapped up by now. Just an idea

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Have to agree with the comment regarding their usage during pre-season, but must also express disgust at the length of time the RFL took to deal with it. They knew almost immediately after the Grand Final, to let it run until the week before the first match shows gross incompetence,but with the RFL, what's new? If it had been dealt with when it was aired, then club and players would have known, and Kear would surely have recruited better in the backs. There must be enough players out there, some not retained at other clubs, to come in, or the other Giants centre Aspinall looked good, and Connor, (no need to play him on the wing after impressing at no.6) why aren't we using them to their fullest now that we have them? I wasn't a fan of DR, still aren't for that matter, but we have to live with it so take advantage. Similarly, now that Mullaley won't be around, Johnson and Fairbank must feature heavily and don't waste Davies either!

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What happened must be laid squarely at the players door. The RFL would have followed due process and cannot be blamed for anything connected to this incident.

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I see Hunslet have acquired Jamal Chisholm is on loan from Featherstone, I'm not sure how good he is, but the one thing he has got is tons of pace, maybe we should put  call in? 

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Cant understand it all the players placing bets ? To the lengh of the bans ? How and were to find what jk says are better players than what we have. Due to season is now underway and find it difficult see were we can find quailty replacements from at this point in the season

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Distantdog, agree entirely that the players are to blame, but it does take 4 months to hold an inquiry with such obvious proof. Batley must have known what was in the wind and had time to cover all bases. It is too late in the day less than a week before the opener against a team that will probably win the title for the RFL to make a decision and for batley to go into the game with a depleted team.

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Distantdog, agree entirely that the players are to blame, but it does take 4 months to hold an inquiry with such obvious proof. Batley must have known what was in the wind and had time to cover all bases. It is too late in the day less than a week before the opener against a team that will probably win the title for the RFL to make a decision and for batley to go into the game with a depleted team.

 

The RFL are at liberty to hold the inquest whenever they want, they make the rules, players should follow them, not break them. None of us know what the proof was, what the timeline was and how it all came to be known, so to point some kind of accusatory finger at the RFL is both too convenient and wrong. Would we have allowed them to take longer if we had played a lesser team in the opener? It is of no consequence to the RFL who we played, what is, is the fact that two of our players broke their rules.

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