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Sun 25th Sept: Ch SF: Leigh Centurions v York City Knights KO 14:00 (Premier Sports)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Leigh Centurions
      60
    • York City Knights
      15

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  • Poll closed on 25/09/22 at 13:30

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2 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Think Premier Sport might be having a word going forward about competitiveness of this division if they are to keep showing it.

It's only really when teams play Leigh it produces huge blowouts. Been some decent games this season.

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On 24/09/2022 at 14:14, Harry Stottle said:

Yes that is my worry also, I cannot recall letting in any tries with our opponents camped in our own 20 though, when we have been scored against they seem to be from a distance.

Dewsbury Rams scored from inside 20 against Leigh. Admittedly Leigh then went onto score 60 unanswered....😁😁

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" How would this Leigh team go in Super League?"

Well this team wouldn't cos 75% of them would have to leave.

Leigh's squad will look massively difference next season and will probably include a lot of the Toulouse lads from this year, as is always the case with these promoted teams.

Hard to judge how good they are as they are playing against part-time players with SOO and international players, saying that they've played some good stuff still but will be a different matter next year.

Don't forget they were going to finish in the top 6 in their last SL season.

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10 minutes ago, Anonymouse said:

Full Time skilled Pro Atheletes are gonna generally destroy any part time team with lads that work shifts etc week in week out. Its totally unballanced and a poor spectator sport for neutrals tuning in .

Was having this conversation with some people at work in the week. it's a particularly hard sell for the sport saying, "yeah well, its a playoff semi final right, but they're full time international athletes, and our blokes are probably at work at their actual job right now then play at the weekend."

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35 minutes ago, Fevrover said:

It's only really when teams play Leigh it produces huge blowouts. Been some decent games this season.

But seeing as how the product is based on getting to SL I cant sell that as a broadcaster if it’s a foregone conclusion.

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5 minutes ago, daz39 said:

" How would this Leigh team go in Super League?"

Well this team wouldn't cos 75% of them wouldn have to leave.

Leigh's squad will look massively difference next season and will probably include a lot fo the Toulouse lads from this year, as is always the case with these promoted teams.

Hard to judge how good they are as they are playing against part-time players with SOO and international players, sayign that they've played some good stuff still but will be a different matter next year.

Don't forget they were going to finish in the top 6 in their last SL season.

Bit harsh that. If they keep, say, Ipape, Asiata, Lam, Ferguson, Amone, O'Donnell, plus one other, that's a chunk of players who would probably start at most SL teams, they would probably keep Chamberlain, Charnley, Mellor, Smith, Wardle, maybe Sidlow from their current domestic players, it will then be down to how good their recruitment from elsewhere will be, but they already have the makings of a good SL starting 17, depth will be the question mark. They might struggle to be as good next year as this because theyw on't be able to recruit overseas to fill the gaps, but in my view this Leigh team is miles ahead of their 2021 SL team.

Where they have been lucky this year is with injuries, they have led a charmed life in that respect (perhaps partly down to playing against players with less physicality), they are unlikely to be that fortunate over a SL season.

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5 minutes ago, The Phantom Horseman said:

Bit harsh that. If they keep, say, Ipape, Asiata, Lam, Ferguson, Amone, O'Donnell, plus one other, that's a chunk of players who would probably start at most SL teams, they would probably keep Chamberlain, Charnley, Mellor, Smith, Wardle, maybe Sidlow from their current domestic players, it will then be down to how good their recruitment from elsewhere will be, but they already have the makings of a good SL starting 17, depth will be the question mark. They might struggle to be as good next year as this because theyw on't be able to recruit overseas to fill the gaps, but in my view this Leigh team is miles ahead of their 2021 SL team.

Where they have been lucky this year is with injuries, they have led a charmed life in that respect (perhaps partly down to playing against players with less physicality), they are unlikely to be that fortunate over a SL season.

At least 5 of their line up this afternoon won't play, that is a big chunk of their first choice, they will have to replace them and that won't be easy going by the quality of the players they will lose, will super league quality players want to play for Leigh if there are other options? they haven't seemed to want to in the past, i can't really see establised super league players leaving their clubs for Leigh, yes they have a good squad but this season they have relied on expensive foreign signings to batter part time clubs, even with only 7 of them the level of opponent is going to be miles ahead....

 

Anyway York have just scored - Well done to the part-timers!!!!

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2 minutes ago, Northern Eel said:

It’s been a cracking season for York. Get your chin up and forget about this. 

Good advice. 👍

In fact, that advice applies to  more than York fans. 😀😀

"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution."

Albert Einstein   (Fat chance on THIS forum)

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56 minutes ago, YCKonstantine said:

penalty for what? whats the point even playing 

 Keep the faith. Wigan thumped Leeds in 1992 yet where were they both yesterday?

"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution."

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7 minutes ago, daz39 said:

At least 5 of their line up this afternoon won't play, that is a big chunk of their first choice, they will have to replace them and that won't be easy going by the quality of the players they will lose, will super league quality players want to play for Leigh if there are other options? they haven't seemed to want to in the past, i can't really see establised super league players leaving their clubs for Leigh, yes they have a good squad but this season they have relied on expensive foreign signings to batter part time clubs, even with only 7 of them the level of opponent is going to be miles ahead....

 

 

I think only 4 of today's team wouldn't be available and rumour suggests that they have already signed three from Warrington. I agree it would be very tough for them to get enough depth and a bad bout of injuries would hit them hard but they might be able to muster enough to at least avoid relegation which is so hard in that first year (all this assuming they get promoted of course!).

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