Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Carlisle1921

Sam Hopkins

Recommended Posts

Cant do out about anybody who doesnt want to play for Town . Just lets focus on the ones that do . . All them  Players  Penky Hopkins and if rumours are true Tickle . Sign for Rochdale . At the end of the season they will have to rebuild .because they will be to old .  Where Town with all the youngsters  .will be in a far better position . 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, silverfox said:

Cant do out about anybody who doesnt want to play for Town . Just lets focus on the ones that do . . All them  Players  Penky Hopkins and if rumours are true Tickle . Sign for Rochdale . At the end of the season they will have to rebuild .because they will be to old .  Where Town with all the youngsters  .will be in a far better position . 

Time will tell I guess . I don’t really know what to expect from this season tbh . There’s more unknowns , but then again the tried n tested didn’t work so it’ll be interesting how we go and how Chris puts his stamp on things . I’m not overly confident tbh and will just see how we go and hope we get some early momentum . And I worry about injuries and strength in depth but I guess that’s the game , and the teams who are luckiest in that regard and can absorb them best will prevail . We’re due a change of fortune but then if life was like that ...!

Edited by DavidM
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I’d rather be where we are now with majority of local lads and hopefully ffmm for a final swansong and Danny Tickle, because the work he did all year was tremendous and he would be a great pro for young lads to learn from. For whatever reason we never really got to see the best of Hopkins, good luck to the lad.

However the season pans out I think we’ll see a committed team who will play some good stuff, whether we’ll have the power in the pack to be serious contenders we’ll have to wait and see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we’ll know before March is out - 4 home games out of the first five are absolutely crucial . Take all of those and you’ve got confidence to build on 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree with you. But if rumours are tru and we do lose tickle. That is a HUGE amount of experience to try and replace. I'm enjoying seeing what CT is doing to the club and have every confidence in his ability as a coach. Just worry about lack of experience when we get to big games vs newcastle, doncaster, barrow etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Town Army said:

Give me Hanley Dawson and Connor Fitzsimmons over Hopkins all day long.

Not breaking news I know , but I was talking to a mate from down that way and he was saying Dawson and O ‘ Brien are just outstanding . Brilliant signings for us he said 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DavidM said:

I don’t really know what to expect from this season tbh

I am seeing  it as a rebuilding  season.  After sunday I think theres a few components still to add. That may change in the next few weeks but as it stands it's a squad building and development season I.M O

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, town4me said:

I am seeing  it as a rebuilding  season.  After sunday I think theres a few components still to add. That may change in the next few weeks but as it stands it's a squad building and development season I.M O

Aye that’s fair enough at present . Someone rightly mentioned committed before and it seems Chris is valuing that and pulling together with hard work above all else , which is fair enough , and he’s got a bit of a clean slate to work with so I’m looking forward to seeing how he moulds the side and how they take to what he wants 

Edited by DavidM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In fairness I think Haven were treating last season as a rebuilding year but with locals over-achieving and an excellent team spirit they deservedly won the league. Im not saying we will do the same but that has got to be what we are aiming for

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We played sunday without our first choice hookers and still nearly pulled it out of the bad, Blaine did well.

With regards to hopkins he wasnt interested once Toronto didnt want him and came up with his pal penky for a pay cheque unfortunatly and didnt get to those heights he had previously had which was unfortunate as he would have surly been our number 8 now.

I trust thorman will be scouring the market for a prop or 2 as he has been bang on so far for me and I think we will take some beating.

Hope tickle stays also but if he needs to be closer to home and cant committ hist like bug Perry let him go with our best wishes.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, town4me said:

I am seeing  it as a rebuilding  season.  After sunday I think theres a few components still to add. That may change in the next few weeks but as it stands it's a squad building and development season I.M O

Totally agree.

This squad will compete but may just lack experience in the bigger games but Chris is putting in place players with the right attitude and ability that are young enough to be with our club for many years to come.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, havenhater said:

Whitehaven were not too dissimilar to us and went all the way why cant we? 

I agree. Likes of Bruie, Doran, Forber and Scholey are experienced. Got young lads who are hungry for their spot. Seems to be a better season than we've had for w bit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, havenhater said:

Whitehaven were not too dissimilar to us and went all the way why cant we? 

Hope your right but we will need better luck this season with Injuries.

I do think though that this will be a tougher league to win compared to last season.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bang on , we have had season after season of injuries to our key players , this above anything is the thing that keeps holding us back . 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Cumberland Sausage said:

Hope your right but we will need better luck this season with Injuries.

I do think though that this will be a tougher league to win compared to last season.

Agreed 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Havenfan13 said:

Hopkins has signed for Rochdale today 

Signed yesterday wasn't overly impressed with the reputation he came with. Can't fault he always put his hand up even when not at 100%. Good luck to the lad. We move forward UTT

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was hopkin great? No. Was he the future for Town? No . If any of us could get a job in carlisle for the same money as  a job that meant travelling to Manchester would we take it? Yes we would .   We move on .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...