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3 hours ago, Copa said:

What’s he like then?

Very talented.  His short kicking game is very good as his his running. He also has a very decent passing game... always at the top end of the try assist stats.

His defence is always pretty good as well.

So you you would think hs was a good all round half... well not quite as he hasn't got the organisational skills or communication to boss a game. He really needs an organisational half alongside him to shine.

With Wighton doing unexpectedly well in the 6 shirt for Canberra this year this is an interesting signing as I am not sure they would be a good half back pairing as they are too similar.

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Yeah it's an interesting one. I assume Canberra saw Wighton going back to fullback, but that spot seems covered now...as do the centres. So does Ricky Stuart intend to turn Williams into a 7? I think Williams is classy, but I can't see that going real well... 

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He's talented but is a little one dimensional and needs to develop more strings to his bow. He certainly needs to improve his organisational and playmaking skills. Hopefully playing in the NRL and against better defences will see him do this. I'm not sure how he will get on but he will have an excellent mentor in Stuart.

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he is Richard O'brien in Rocky horror... he runs to the left, then steps to the right... every time! (pretty much, well not every time but even my 11 year old can pick it when watching on tv).. I think he could make a good player at the moment there are a fair few flaws and weaknesses that need ironing out. IMHO

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1 hour ago, Moove said:

He's a superb tackler...

 

This was so funny..... I remember someone here suggested it was a deliberate dive to get out of the way! 

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Not to move this off topic but every Leeds fan should now be praying this opens the door for them to sign Aidan Sezer, who will be a far better (and dare I say slightly cheaper) option than an ageing James Maloney. 

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2 hours ago, Moove said:

He's a superb tackler...

 

Me on my deathbed, whispering: there's just one thing I've never understood

Family: what's that grandad?

Me: what the &#%$ George Williams was doing in that tackle

***Dies***

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Good move for Williams , good move for England I’d reckon . Maybe wrong just looking in but he seems to be in a bit of a comfort zone  , and this move will really push him on and challenge him to improve his weaker areas and hopefully make him a better all round  player which he’ll need to be in a key position in a league where you need to be on every week 

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2 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Good move for Williams , good move for England I’d reckon . Maybe wrong just looking in but he seems to be in a bit of a comfort zone  , and this move will really push him on and challenge him to improve his weaker areas and hopefully make him a better all round  player which he’ll need to be in a key position in a league where you need to be on every week 

It will be an excellent outcome for England if he can develop his all round game. I agree about the comfort zone thing too, he has barely kicked on in the last couple of years. That is more of a slight on that Super League standard than anything else.

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Interesting reading that Lam has a one year deal , and Hastings as a one year get out clause . So not really a stable long term outcome on the face of it and we’ll be back here next summer 

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3 hours ago, Dunbar said:

Very talented.  His short kicking game is very good as his his running. He also has a very decent passing game... always at the top end of the try assist stats.

His defence is always pretty good as well.

So you you would think hs was a good all round half... well not quite as he hasn't got the organisational skills or communication to boss a game. He really needs an organisational half alongside him to shine.

With Wighton doing unexpectedly well in the 6 shirt for Canberra this year this is an interesting signing as I am not sure they would be a good half back pairing as they are too similar.

Agree with most of that, except that his short kicking game is not very good.


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27 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Agree with most of that, except that his short kicking game is not very good.

Really????

I would say that’s one of his strongest assets, even in the short in goal areas in SL

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8 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

Really????

I would say that’s one of his strongest assets, even in the short in goal areas in SL

I agree.  If I had to name one stand out aspect of his game I would say short kicking.

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An English five eighth in the NRL...

 

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Talent is secondary to whether players are confident.

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Given the way the Wigan youth teams are coached to match the style of the first team, he could probably do with a bit of variety.


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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I would say if all the current sl halfbacks had a foot race he would prob just win it by a nose.

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the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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Canberra seems like as good a place as any for him, other English lads have gone well there. Echoing what's been said above, I'm not convinced he's got the kind of organising game to be paired with Wighton, he seems to need that pressure off him.

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5 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

I would say if all the current sl halfbacks had a foot race he would prob just win it by a nose.

Even if his chest is 5 yards back!

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1 hour ago, wackojacko said:

Canberra seems like as good a place as any for him, other English lads have gone well there. Echoing what's been said above, I'm not convinced he's got the kind of organising game to be paired with Wighton, he seems to need that pressure off him.

The NRL halfs are usually very structured in their play, the one high profile 6 who more than most plays it of the cuff and plays what he sees in front of him is Cameron Munster, I can see that style of play is in Williams, if he learns and prooves to be half as good as Munster that will be a big improvement on our present British No 6's.

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12 hours ago, JohnM said:

Agree with most of that, except that his short kicking game is not very good.

Oh my god, you just 100% confirmed everything I thought about you all along. Thank you so much. 

You complete and utter charlatan. Grand final, anyone?

You useless troll.

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7 hours ago, Leeds Wire said:

Oh my god, you just 100% confirmed everything I thought about you all along. Thank you so much. 

You complete and utter charlatan. Grand final, anyone?

You useless troll.

I still have the advantage over you, though. 

1. I'm not in Leeds, thank goodness. 

2. I'm not an incoherent Warrington groupie. 

3. I know what I am talking about. 

4. Charlatan. Isn't that rather a big word for a 7 year old? Where'd you learn it? 

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