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Mon 30 Aug: SL: Warrington Wolves v St Helens KO 19:45 (TV)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Warrington Wolves
      12
    • St Helens
      9

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9 minutes ago, Cheshire Setter said:

I hope Ashton gets a chance for the season now. Lineham is a Price favourite but he's been pedestrian for a while.

Is Ashton fit then, ridiculous he's not in the squad if he is.

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1 minute ago, Cheshire Setter said:

James Bentley is the biggest pansy of an enforcer I think I've ever seen. I'll bet Saints are glad he's going to Leeds.

He’s not an enforcer. He’s a good player but a right liability at the moment. Wingfield waiting in the wings and with Batchelor, Matautia et al on the books, I am not to fussed he’s leaving.

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Two exciting games on TV today, for very different reasons.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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2 minutes ago, Waynebennettswinger said:

On balance of the whole game he was asking for it.
 

If he pegs it down a notch he can be a really good player, maybe Agar can help with that but he has to take some responsibility himself.

It's a balancing act but by the end the Wire players were distracted trying to wind him up which only worked in Saints favour.

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Really enjoyable game. Shows when you have sides who aim to play rugby league rather than prevent it from being played. Dodd and Williams' tries were both outstanding.

Our best performance of the year by a distance. We had a rough spell before half time but I put that down to excellent Warrington play rather than us being poor.

We plan to run Welsby at 1 next year, but I wonder if Lomax to full back and Welsby / Dodd as half backs may be better.

Finally, well done to James Bentley for keeping up his incredible record of being sin binned in each game since return from injury. It's quite something.

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Stonking Game - Loved that Brian Carney quip pre-game about Eddie Jones

"Eddie Jones thinks Rugby League players need to be fitter to play Rugby Union. We've had a magician in the house now we have a comedian" - Quality !

That said, these sides will meet again in the playoffs, when Warrington may have a full deck of cards to play with. They are a mercurial side that as the end of the first half showed do not need that much posession to put points on the opposition. St Helens are the most consistent side in the league but when its a one-off game I would put money on Warrington.

That said, having a good coach helps, and that Steve Price interview with Jenna Brooks brought to mind the word Clueless... It will not be a problem for Warrington next year though.

 

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Think we will see these two square off in the playoffs. Another great game and atmosphere . Didnt think only Wigan wouldnt brick it tonight but if Wire win next week they can rotate and rest.  

Saints looked disgustingly good . Only Catalan it seems can stop 3 in a row. 

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11 minutes ago, THE RED ROOSTER said:

Stonking Game - Loved that Brian Carney quip pre-game about Eddie Jones

"Eddie Jones thinks Rugby League players need to be fitter to play Rugby Union. We've had a magician in the house now we have a comedian" - Quality !

That said, these sides will meet again in the playoffs, when Warrington may have a full deck of cards to play with. They are a mercurial side that as the end of the first half showed do not need that much posession to put points on the opposition. St Helens are the most consistent side in the league but when its a one-off game I would put money on Warrington.

That said, having a good coach helps, and that Steve Price interview with Jenna Brooks brought to mind the word Clueless... It will not be a problem for Warrington next year though.

 

They had  more of the possession in the first half and Saints made considerably more tackles so that comment makes no sense. When they had a lot less in the second half they failed to score a point. 

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24 minutes ago, THE RED ROOSTER said:

That said, these sides will meet again in the playoffs, when Warrington may have a full deck of cards to play with. They are a mercurial side that as the end of the first half showed do not need that much posession to put points on the opposition. St Helens are the most consistent side in the league but when its a one-off game I would put money on Warrington.

To be fair Saints were missing the best halfback in the league over the past few years too.

30 minutes ago, Chris22 said:

Really enjoyable game. Shows when you have sides who aim to play rugby league rather than prevent it from being played. Dodd and Williams' tries were both outstanding.

Our best performance of the year by a distance. We had a rough spell before half time but I put that down to excellent Warrington play rather than us being poor.

We plan to run Welsby at 1 next year, but I wonder if Lomax to full back and Welsby / Dodd as half backs may be better.

I thought we were poor in the last 10 mins of the first half as much as anything. A couple of poor kicks, a few bad last tackle options and a bit of overplay, though that's to be expected from young halves. Last tackle D was poor consistently through the game too.

Lomax is a better all around ball player and better at organising and decision making in attack so is the obvious half. Welsby is good at finishing 3 v 2s but has a more limited range of options. He's also probably a bit more dangerous in broken play and has a bit more speed (and the potential for more) so I'd say he's better suited to fullback.

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Decent level of game that.... Definitely a step up from what has been served up previously this season. And a lot better than what you see from the Mid-table mediocrity like Hull FC, Castleford and Huddersfield. 

A bit of a return to the SuperLeague quality of years gone by.

More of this needed, please. 

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1 hour ago, Davo5 said:

Lineham has been poor 

I think poor is a compliment.

Anyhow that's probably why a failed coach was the only one stupid enough to give him a contact next year.

Young Kershaw went well today for wakey but we are getting rid and replacing him with that lump.

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Saints have so many qualities to admire but the play acting and wind up tactics from guys like Bentley are typical of modern day rugby league and they’re class leaders. Makinson really embarrassed himself chasing the ref asking for a red card for Lineham, after Coote went down with a style Tom Daley would’ve been proud of. 

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Well I really enjoyed that match between nail chews. I thought we were going to give it away at the back end of the first half. Halftime came just on time for Saints. Gave us a chance to get our heads back together. Most fun try of the game was Percy's but the best was Dodd's. Glad to get what had become a monkey off our back anyway. Good to see a big turnout by Saints fans but Wire away is always a good event even if the results haven't been so good of late. 

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