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wayne_r

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  1. I agree and I know Keighley had a poor run in to the start of the season but they played well on Sunday and were by far the better side - lots of local rivalry as well when it comes to the play offs
  2. I think after yesterday's result ( and last week's loss) we can have no illusions as to how difficult this league actually is. The team were unable to threaten Keighley at all and it showed how much Hansen brings to the team as he was sorely missed. Putting Rush straight into the team was the wrong decision - for me I would have put Abram at scrum half and Hayes at full back. Keighley targeted Abram with the high kicks and got their first try out of it - I remember talking a friend is an Oldham fan he said that was his only criticism of Abram - was his size and said he was always targeted in the Championship........ Gregson was well marshalled also and being behind a pack that wasn't on top on narrow pitch, meant their was little room for carving any openings. I hate seeing four forwards on the bench - but what do I know ? Again some strong individual performances but the team just weren't there as a unit yesterday, Richard Lapori's eye looked like he had been in a boxing match - I hope he is ok, looked pretty bad from where I was sitting. This league is difficult because its possible to score fifty one week and then get turned over the next............
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    2022 squad

    I think we are ok for forwards but I agree our half backs need to click and click every game - I think we lost the game against North Wales because we didn't do anything with ball in hand and North Wales sliding defence easily handled our attempts at attacking their line............
  4. I prefer to use this portal but as Mark says most people use twitter and facebook, etc ...........anyway after yestedays defeat to North Wales I think we maybe quiet for some time...........unfortunately North Wales hadn't read the script and they were the better team and deserved the win. Of course that now allows us to focus on the league............
  5. I am sure I have posted on here before about Water Sheddings and as a Swinton supported I looked forward to visiting the ground even though we didn't with that many matches - the atmosphere was tremendous - as they say the good old days.
  6. A pre - season round robin with Oldham, Rochdale and Swinton would be great - from my perspective as a Swinton fan, hope it happens.
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    Next season

    Players and coaches, in my opinion it has always been a case of the relationship being more important that the actual tactics, clearly Ridyard has joined Oldham because Littler is now your coach and I am sure it will work out well. I don't think any of us can say why players from Oldham have decided to join Swinton it maybe contract money it maybe other factors but all I can say is lets hope our respective teams do well and both make an immediate return to the championship
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    2022 squad

    hopefully get some friendlies played before season starts proper
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    Next season

    That's true - so the games between our two clubs will be all the more interesting
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    Next season

    We have taken some of your player but you have taken our old coach - so we are probably even in relegation squad stakes
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    Next season

    "Oldham relegation squad from Heywood Road" - that's not very friendly
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    2022 squad

    Well I think Lloyd is much better as a 2nd rower than a centre, he has done a great job for the team but for me he should be in the pack - I do agree Cox did play well when he played in 2nd row last season..............
  13. the 1895 cup is a very poor relation to the challenge cup - played in front of a near empty stadium - heaven forbid super league team supporters should get to the ground to watch both matches ! They didn't even have the video ref in place for the 1895 cup final - obviously not important enough................
  14. Could not agree more - I hate the fact that there is seeding so it is a an obvious conclusion that the final will be between two super league teams - probably from the top half of the super league table. If all the teams were in draw as it used to be - heaven knows maybe some of the super league teams would knock each other out in the early rounds and leave a pathway for a lower division club - but that's a pipe dream as the powers that be would die at the thought of two lower division teams making the final. If a super league team draws a lower division club well then can always put out their reserve team .........in the past the difference between top and bottom of the league was as great as it is between full and part time teams...............
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    2022 squad

    Really, pleased that Jack Hansen is staying at the club, although he was already on a two year deal, but he could have left with a transfer fee........so only one more spot open in the squad - anyone any suggestions ?
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    2022 squad

    yes I would agree with Mark - he did look sharp around the play the ball and didn't get enough match time, I am sure he will do well for you
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    2022 squad

    Also even though Louis played as prop forward he has tremendous pace
  18. Thanks for your comments Storm - I can't wait to see Lewis playing for Swinton.
  19. I certainly agree about Mr Rimmer - but the RFL leadership has been so poor for so many years now - I think the rot set in when Maurice Lindsay became chief exec.......no doubt Wigan fans would disagree - but we would not get any Wigan fan posting on championship or league 1 notice board would we
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    2022 squad

    I guess our coach must see potential in the players - we will found out once the season starts - its good to have something to talk about and ponder
  21. well I hope he doesn't shout as loud a Stuart used to - I thought at times he would burst a blood vessel - already looking forward to our derby matches next season
  22. I agree with Mark's comments - playing behind a beaten pack is very hard, apart from one game ( I think) Ridyard played every game and played the full 80 mins - he showed tremendous commitment, I also don't think the half back partnership worked that well. All history - I too think he will be a good signing for you guys, will also encourage other players to join the club.
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    2022 squad

    I see Martin Ridyard has joined Oldham - I hope it works out for him, I guess he has gone because Stuart Littler is the new Oldham coach, means of course we need to recruit half backs - does anyone know if Jack Hansen has / will resign ?
  24. Trust the RL to impose stupid travelling rules...............I think it must have affected the preparation - all the best for next season - but you will have beat Leigh I imagine.
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