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9 minutes ago, Anonymouse said:

spanishknight I'm sure will confirm a good size York pack dominated towns forwards but it was a big strong forster who almost single handedly turned york over in their games .

True.

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3 hours ago, Anonymouse said:

still say more size is needed , stevie and tom all heart but again look a forster , drives up the middle 2 or 3 hanging off him , doubles the yards and has power to turn and off load as he is creating gaps , thats where sheer size and power comes in .

Dawson . Wilkes?

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58 minutes ago, GMcKeating said:

Dawson . Wilkes?

dont know too much about Dawson but he is said to be big and decent , Wilkes is big and good but a bit aged compared to the forwards donny and york have signed from the 2 Hull teams  , do they both play big minutes all season ? hopefully yes , realistically no .

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49 minutes ago, wonky said:

Joe Ryan is a big unit as well

very young but a decent prospect , may find it hard going against the experienced big lads at Bradford , Oldham and york etc , one for the future 

 

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14 minutes ago, Anonymouse said:

so was Joseph .

So was Joseph what??  Just what spurious comparison are you trying to make? Wilkes is the consummate professional who would still be at Barrow had they not made him a derisory financial offer for this season. Ollie has a point to prove and he'll be doing it in a Town shirt. 

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30 minutes ago, snoopdog said:

Your opinion and comparison on Hock and Forster really shows that you haven't a clue what your talking about.

Stick him on ignore, makes this forum a much better read. All he posts is negativity and makes out all our players are comparatively worse than most other teams, especially the jameaters, strangely.

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8 hours ago, Anonymouse said:

so was Joseph .

It seems to me that you trying to have a go reference us needing some size and overlooked that we had signed Wilkes & Dawson that you are now diverting attention & going back to the signing of Joseph to get a dig in. 

If basing this on fact then Wilkes played 27 games last year. Dawson 17

Scholey played 17. Curwen 17. 

So the ageing Wilkes wheeled his Zimmer out more than 3 lads alot younger.

 

 

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Wilkes is the kind of player who’s been there and done it that every side looking to progress needs . Wise head , leads by example and knows what it takes at this level . Age means a lot less nowadays in rugby , stay fit and he’ll be a pack leader for us . We’ve certainly got more options than last year in the middle , where we were lacking depth and impact , so should have better rotation meaning guys should be spelled better anyway 

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1 hour ago, donald said:

For once I'm wrong confirmed he's signed for fev all about the coin i suppose

Oh Donald wheres ya troosers lad youve got a large dollop of egg on ya fyas with this one.Another haven exclusive bites the dust.

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1 hour ago, donald said:

For once I'm wrong confirmed he's signed for fev all about the coin i suppose

And it’s a lot nearer , and they’re really pushing the boat out , and are assembling a top squad to challenge the top of the championship ... and we never knew if there was much in it anyway !

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wow talk about an over reaction , i simply meant joseph was the biggest and best prop and hope for last season but unfortunately in his first home game and league 1 opener he got an injury scoring a try and is why the forwards were then left light for weeks . 

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Hock would have been an expensive quick fix. I'm happy with the forwards we have signed but i would like to  see another prop for some strength in depth 

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I also stand by my comments of Forster being a far better acquisition in this league than Hock , Carl has youth and determination in bucket loads , is every bit as strong , keeps his cool and would be a fraction of the cost . It was never going to be Hock in any case but I still say it was the better and more sensible comparison for this league .

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The question we need to ask is this .The Club are in the midst of a long term rebuilding plan , they have said they would like to be Creditor free by the end of the year . Therefore we are not really looking for promotion yet. Signing Hock would be pointless , he is the type of player that would rip this league up , but unless you are looking to go up i wouldn`t push the boat out yet .   

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14 minutes ago, Anonymouse said:

I also stand by my comments of Forster being a far better acquisition in this league than Hock , Carl has youth and determination in bucket loads , is every bit as strong , keeps his cool and would be a fraction of the cost . It was never going to be Hock in any case but I still say it was the better and more sensible comparison for this league .

Tough to make a like for like comparison because Hock has never played in this league . He may have caused the same or more problems for teams at this level , having plied his whole career way above this standard . I guess we won't know now , but he's achieved more than Forster so it's tough to say he wouldn't have been as much a talisman 

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