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As good as it GOT.
Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Posted by xparksider on Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:47 pm
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You only have to watch 'As good as it gets' to realise why we had problems in the team after the core moved on or retired.

Players like Peacock, Mcguire , Burrow, Sinfield, JJB, and yes, Bailey had grown up together, come through the academy and , in most cases, had only ever wanted to play for the Rhinos.

Most could have moved on for more money but, they weren't only playing for money, they were playing for love and pride and for their mates.

That's gone now and it will take a long time, if ever, for a similar group of players to come through the same route.

You can't coach love and pride. It's either there or not. If it's there, then you can harness it and profit from it's benefits, but, you can't even buy it.

Players who come from outside the club are professionals and, as such, will play for whoever is willing to hire them. I'm not saying they're not proud of the club and its heritage but it's not the same pride as someone who once was a 'southstander' .

We've been very lucky to support such a team over the past decade .
Now for a new start.
Re: As good as it GOT.
Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:04 am
Posted by ryano on Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:04 am
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If that is to be a good as it gets then so be it. There isn't a team in the land that wouldn't trade places.
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Re: As good as it GOT.
Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 am
Posted by Ex-Swarcliffe Rhino on Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 am
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The key here is to put in place where the cream of local talent are brought into the team through the academy, wean them on the successes of the previous academy graduates and challenge them to surpass them.

Records are meant to be broken.


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Re: As good as it GOT.
Post Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Posted by MorePlaymakersNeeded on Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:12 pm
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The standard in SL is diminishing across the board. We made two finals this year after being in the middle eights in 2017, so it's not impossible for Leeds to be competitive in 2019 and do the same.

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