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Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Posted by Jumpin Jiminy on Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Brendan Elliot is OK but just OK. He is no Blake Austin nor a Tuimoala Lolohea. But then again, Leigh Centurions is not a Warrington Wolves nor a Leeds Rhinos quality team.


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Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Posted by HXSparky on Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:04 pm
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
Personally I don’t think these short term signings, at this stage of the year, should be allowed. Fair enough if someone comes in on a 1 or 2 year contract, but Brendan Elliot and Todd Carney are only here to the end of the year.

When clubs points are reset for the middle 8’s, it makes round 1-23 pointless.


I agree. There should be a point in time when new signings aren't allowed. The potential for promotion or relegation shouldn't be a catalyst for teams to knee-jerk signing players (no doubt at stupid prices) to help them at this point in the season. That was a good aspect of franchising, but so, so easy to stop happening with our current setup as well.
Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:58 am
Posted by luke ShipleyRed on Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:58 am
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HXSparky wrote:
I agree. There should be a point in time when new signings aren't allowed. The potential for promotion or relegation shouldn't be a catalyst for teams to knee-jerk signing players (no doubt at stupid prices) to help them at this point in the season. That was a good aspect of franchising, but so, so easy to stop happening with our current setup as well.


Even though my club have done just this with the Todd Carney signing. I agree. I think that by the beginning of June no one should be allowed to sign players for that season. And any new signings should be for the following year. The players/squad who have got you to where you are should be the ones to determine your fate.

I'm actually surprised at this moment though, that there has been a whole lot more of these short term signings. Given the up in the air nature of RL at the moment. And the proposed new structure.
Although I don't feel it will come in next year, given the lack of negotiations between SL and the other clubs. Or sky, who still have a contract for 3 years with the current structure. The longer it takes, the less likely it will happen.
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Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:47 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:47 am
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I too am suprised there haven’t been more signings, perhaps the clubs near the bottom feel there is a good chance Super League 2019 will have 14 teams.
Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Posted by Trinity18 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:33 pm
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Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:16 pm
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Another short term signing purely for the middle 8’s, making a mockery of the regular season.
Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Posted by Willzay on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:43 pm
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Bore off with the "makes a mockery" malarkey. Leeds made a mockery of the regular seasons winning two grand finals from 5th.
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Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Posted by Ste100Centurions on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:51 pm
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
Personally I don’t think these short term signings, at this stage of the year, should be allowed. Fair enough if someone comes in on a 1 or 2 year contract, but Brendan Elliot and Todd Carney are only here to the end of the year.

When clubs points are reset for the middle 8’s, it makes round 1-23 pointless.

It all started with Wakey in 2015 who replaced virtually half their team !
It is the nature of the beast I am afraid, bottom of SL want to stay up for the finances, top of Championship want to go up for the finances & glory of promotion !

I would be unhappy if Leigh did not try to strengthen at this time, even if the horse has already bolted !
Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:51 pm
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
Personally I don’t think these short term signings, at this stage of the year, should be allowed. Fair enough if someone comes in on a 1 or 2 year contract, but Brendan Elliot and Todd Carney are only here to the end of the year.

When clubs points are reset for the middle 8’s, it makes round 1-23 pointless.

It all started with Wakey in 2015 who replaced virtually half their team !
It is the nature of the beast I am afraid, bottom of SL want to stay up for the finances, top of Championship want to go up for the finances & glory of promotion !

I would be unhappy if Leigh did not try to strengthen at this time, even if the horse has already bolted !
Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:50 pm
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Willzay wrote:
Bore off with the "makes a mockery" malarkey. Leeds made a mockery of the regular seasons winning two grand finals from 5th.

But at least we did it with the squad we’d had all year. It has happened in the playoffs, Andrew Johns played for Warrington on loan as did Adrian Morley with Bradford. The deadline for new signings should be mid June IMO.

Many on here would like to see the top 6 playoffs back, I’m not one of them as I agree if you don’t finish in the top 4 you don’t deserve a shot at the grand final.
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