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  1. 39 minutes ago, Tex Evans Thigh said:

    Like Matty Russell or Cunningham? I agree, good job they've avoided those types of player.

    Really disappointed with this squad, it needed refreshing with a big name or two, given it's an old squad, they'll probably be worse than last season. Home form going to be key.

    Or Gigot, or Springer....

  2. 20 minutes ago, The Phantom Horseman said:



    Out of interest how would our Leigh contributors have compared Gee to Hellewell, who has rejoined us at Fev?

    Am guessing Gee would be seen as the bigger loss judged by the comments above, have seen a fair bit of Hellewell at centre (including his stint for us) but not at back row.

    I'd have kept Hellewell of the 2, particularly at championship level where with decent service he'll score plenty tries(he scored in almost every game for Leigh in 2020 before covid).

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  3. 12 minutes ago, The Blues Ox said:

    Fax announce Matty Gee from Leigh. Opinions Leigh fans?

    Given the papar thin squad we ended up with half way through last season we already look a lot better than we did depth wise with at least 3 more signings to come in.

    Decent signing for championship, real workhorse forward. Always gave 100% for us last year.

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  4. 16 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

    Looked a eally good forward who didn’t look out of place in Superleague,strange decision to let him go.

    From Matt Shaws reports it looked like we did offer him a full time deal but possible he's opted to go PT with York with one eye on life after rugby. Personally I'd be happy to have him stay but he's not that big of a loss with the players we've been picking up. I'm more concerned about what our outside backs and hooking options will look like considering there isn't a wealth of options available 

  5. 1 hour ago, Angelic Cynic said:

    I suppose what is missing from the press report is why the convicted individual went not guilty and argued the case.

    Who the victim was.The extent of the damage;given the requirement for intention or recklessness.

    Still,if the Featherstone Rovers followers are using the defence of old news not being important,then perhaps previous success by certain Super League clubs should be ignored when it comes to their power grab.

    Disgraceful that the owner of any club should breach Covid regulations,and then breach the criminal law,within such a small timeframe.

    Disgraceful that this forum should be accused of being anti-Leigh,when we have allegedly been anti-Fev,all along.

    Perhaps we are just sick to the back teeth,of the great and good decision makers, giving the sport never-ending bad publicity.

    There again human nature doesn't seem capable of improving...

    It may be a bigger story...depending on the identity of the Audi owner.

    Was also disgraceful that Bernard Guasch would publicly imply corruption within the referees and threaten to boycott future grand finals, don't believe I saw your outrage on that thread though. Funnily enough that particular thread barely made the second page of comments before it tumbled down off the front page of the forum. 


  6. 9 minutes ago, RigbyLuger said:

    I get it's "old" but why hasn't any other RL journo published it, or ignoring it like the Davies case. 

    Same reason why barely anyone has touched the story about Guasch threatening to boycott GF's, they don't want to bite the hand that feeds them.

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  7. 27 minutes ago, The Blues Ox said:

    It will be interesting to see Newcastle's signings as from rumours it seems to be a mix of good Championship players and ambitious younger SL players who want regular game time. For Leigh it seems at the moment they are bringing in older end SL players who may no longer be hungry for success.

    The current average age of Leighs 7 announced players to date is 28, hardly a retirement village and the oldest in Tomkins has just come off a pretty good run of form to the SL GF. 

    Ben Reynolds - 27
    Joe Mellor - 30
    Adam Sidlow - 33
    Jai Whitbread (Quota) - 23
    Joe Wardle - 30
    Sam Stone (Quota) - 24
    Joel Tomkins - 34

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  8. 3 hours ago, glossop saint said:

    I know it's a forum and we need something to discuss but it always confuses me how people often want Fages to move back to France. He showed great courage and confidence to move over to England at a young age to make a career from the game, and has developed to be a very good player and win multiple titles. Whilst it might be nice for him to have the option to move back as far as I know he hasn't ever mentioned this. He wouldn't necessarily have his pick of clubs but he has a very strong CV and I suspect wants to continue to do what is best for his career and for him, not just running back home at the first opportunity. He's not from Yorkshire. 

    Agree completely, the more French players scattered throughout the league, the closer the national team will be to bridging that gap to the top 3/4 International teams. NZ isn't successful just because the Warriors play NRL, it's the 4/5 players at every NRL team, likewise for Tonga.

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  9. 31 minutes ago, The Daddy said:

    I'm not suggesting it is a conspiracy, I just think it's poor refereeing, I was just shocked that the try was awarded

    The title of the thread suggests otherwise. This is just another in a long line of threads that show, much like the rest of the wider country/world, people care more about who said something rather than what they said. 

  10. 15 minutes ago, David Dockhouse Host said:

    Interesting read.

    Seems that there's no toilets, no pubs, no parking and poor links to public transport. Not the promising move I initially thought it was 

    Looking on Satellite view on google maps will give a good view of the space(or lack of) available. It's a ground that would be more suitable for Swinton than Salford. I do really sympathise with Salford fans because they are between a rock and a hard place.

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  11. 2 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

    Would seem odd for Salford City to move if it was so easy to expand though surely?

    That's exactly why they are moving, I drive past it on my way to work every day and it's a tidy enough little ground for championship but it's pretty much maximised the space available on the land as it is, it's sandwiched between 2 roads, a housing estate and a primary school. It's also in a bit of a public transport dead zone in Salford with not a lot in the way of parking either, the below guide gives a fairly accurate account of the area in terms of what to expect for away fans.





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  12. 6 minutes ago, Hull Kingston Bronco said:

    I don’t know what’s been more enjoyable. Showing resilience to beat the small town club with its oddly needy, tiny fanbase in tricky circumstances? Or watching their advocates drive themselves mad unpicking decisions in a match they still contrived to lose gainst a side with most of its spine missing, 15 fit players by the end and where the referee did his level best to walk them to the win with random, one-sided sin-bin calls so you could have a shot against 11 men.

    On balance, the latter 😂😂😂

    A fitting comment from a fan base that threw a smoke bomb on the pitch interrupting their own conversion. Stay classy.

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