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Swinton sell Hankinson to Wigan

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1 hour ago, Mark said:

https://swintonlionsrlfc.co.uk/news/lions-strengthen-squad-hankinson-departs/

 

Massively impacts on our squad for the rest of the season, although it does show the talent is there at the championship levels. Lets hope he is as big a success as Chris Atkin has been 

 

 

Lets hope for Wigan that indeed it shows there is talent about. There is no talent left lying down in Emergency Ward 10.

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Should have swapped him for the sargemeister general 

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1 hour ago, EastLondonMike said:

Never seen him play, or heard much about him. Potential?

Judging by the article, Wigan weren't the only club chasing him, so he must have something.

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Potentially in the Wigan squad for the Saints game too.

Edit. Just watched some highlights on youtube where he's playing 6. So looks like he can play a bit also.

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1 hour ago, EastLondonMike said:

Potentially in the Wigan squad for the Saints game too.

Edit. Just watched some highlights on youtube where he's playing 6. So looks like he can play a bit also.

Yes, he’s made the squad. Will be interesting to see how he goes.

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When he was at Barrow he played centre and stand off, also a great goal kicker and also a great bloke.

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For all the talk you get around there being a need for young players, seemingly like this lad, needing a reserve grade in place when they’re between age groups, what would that potentially do to the player pool for clubs like Swinton should the reserve competition be a stand-alone League? 

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1 hour ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

For all the talk you get around there being a need for young players, seemingly like this lad, needing a reserve grade in place when they’re between age groups, what would that potentially do to the player pool for clubs like Swinton should the reserve competition be a stand-alone League? 

Translation please?

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1 hour ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

For all the talk you get around there being a need for young players, seemingly like this lad, needing a reserve grade in place when they’re between age groups, what would that potentially do to the player pool for clubs like Swinton should the reserve competition be a stand-alone League? 

Very valid point, some clubs are that dependent on DR, it would be questionable how they would survive unless those clubs developed their own player pathways 

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26 minutes ago, TMF said:

Translation please?

If a reserve grade is put in place, what would that do to the player pool for Championship and League One Clubs? This lad has gone down to come back up, with a reserve League in place, where do Swinton’s squad come from?

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Oliver, before you go any further. Please tell me why the Super League clubs can't afford a reserve team?

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1 minute ago, TMF said:

Oliver, before you go any further. Please tell me why the Super League clubs can't afford a reserve team?

What are you talking about? I’ve not mentioned cost at all, just that there are calls for a Super League reserve grade. I then questioned what that would do to the player pool. Nothing to do with cost. 

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Without clubs like Swinton the likes of Hankinson and Chris Atkin who have been passed up by SL clubs could well leave the game altogether. Atkin is now in the England Knights squad and killing it at Hull KR in Super League.

You can argue reserves would have bought them a bit of time at SL clubs but I'm not so sure. 

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7 hours ago, DavidM said:

Should have swapped him for the sargemeister general 

Wigan probably couldn't find the extra cash required.

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9 minutes ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

What are you talking about? I’ve not mentioned cost at all, just that there are calls for a Super League reserve grade. I then questioned what that would do to the player pool. Nothing to do with cost. 

You haven't answered the question. Why haven't the Super League got a reserve grade as you call it? What would that do to the player pool?  It would mean for young players a progression from amateur, to semi professional,  to full time professional, to international level. You admit there are calls for a Super League reserve grade. So i will ask again, why is that not happening?

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23 minutes ago, DEANO said:

Greed

Oh FFS. 🙄

 

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I hope a fee was involved, Champs clubs need to stick to their guns and get cash in return. Loaning players is all well and good , especially when your desperate but £££ is king and the more the SL clubs get away with attracting the better players from Champ clubs without having to put their hand in their pocket the poorer the game will be.....

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5 hours ago, lifer said:

When he was at Barrow he played centre and stand off, also a great goal kicker and also a great bloke.

Well as goal kicker should help him keep in the squad. Probably and sadly he will get injured on debut. This seems to be the way of the world these days.

When fit Wigan need 3 centres to chose from, as opposed to 1 for the most of the season. So let's not give away Sargison. 

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3 hours ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

For all the talk you get around there being a need for young players, seemingly like this lad, needing a reserve grade in place when they’re between age groups, what would that potentially do to the player pool for clubs like Swinton should the reserve competition be a stand-alone League? 

Hmm..

Full on reserve grade to play against Swinton-type clubs playing against each other? In a regional 2nd (or 3?) tier comp?  

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40 minutes ago, wonderofwood said:

I hope a fee was involved, Champs clubs need to stick to their guns and get cash in return. Loaning players is all well and good , especially when your desperate but £££ is king and the more the SL clubs get away with attracting the better players from Champ clubs without having to put their hand in their pocket the poorer the game will be.....

You obviously didn't bother to read anything from the article on the Swinton site.

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10 hours ago, TMF said:

You haven't answered the question. Why haven't the Super League got a reserve grade as you call it? What would that do to the player pool?  It would mean for young players a progression from amateur, to semi professional,  to full time professional, to international level. You admit there are calls for a Super League reserve grade. So i will ask again, why is that not happening?

He doesn't need to answer the question, no matter how many times you demand it of him. He wasn't talking about the financial aspect of running a reserve team, that was your discussion point, he was asking a simple question: if SL clubs had reserve teams, and therefore kept hold of more players instead of releasing them aged 19, what would be the knock on effect on Championship clubs?

The answer seems pretty obvious tbh. SL clubs would need to keep more players to fill their reserve teams, so wouldn't release them aged 19. Championship clubs no longer have the option of signing players released by SL academies, and invariably don't have academies themselves, so they dip into League 1 to find replacements. League 1 clubs then find themselves short of players, and they dip into the community game to find replacements. The community clubs, already lacking in playing numbers, find themselves even shorter but have nowhere else to go to fill the gaps.

And then, of course, alongside that you'd have to consider the quality of the reserves league. Would it be stronger than the Championship? If not, would the players actually benefit from playing in the reserves or are they better off playing at a higher level with a Championship club? If it is stronger than the Championship what impact does that then have on that league and the clubs within it?

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