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Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:29 pm
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Looking at the new recruits and past performances, one would have to say that the 2018 Challenge Cup finalists Warrington and Catalans, will be the two top teams.

However Leeds under new coach David Furner, -- if he can get the two Tongan fatties Tuimoala Lolohea and Konrad Hurrel, to lose weight -- will certainly be in the extended top group.

St Helens and Castleford will also be competitive in the extended top group.

However Wigan is the big mystery. They have lost three players, two of whom (Samuel Tomkins and John Bateman) are top rank. They have acquired Zachary Hardaker, whose form after two years out is uncertain. They have a new coach, whose experience as head coach is nonexistent. It is hard to think Wigan is going to be as competitive as it has been in recent years.

Then what about Hull FC? I see them as mid table along with Wakefield.

Do you agree?
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Posted by reffy on Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:00 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:

Do you agree?


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Posted by wire-flyer on Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:42 pm
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Wigan always do well bar the odd season
Posted by Grimmy on Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm
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1. St Helens
2. Catalans
3. Warrington
4. Castleford
5. Wigan
6. Leeds
7. Wakefield
8. Huddersfield
9. Hull FC
10. Hull KR
11. Salford
12. London

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Posted by JonnoTheGreat on Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:46 pm
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Catalan and Warrington?? The top sides??? hahaha

Last season will be as good as it gets for Dire for a long time.

Leeds are finished for the time being. Mid table next season which will be an improvement on the season just gone.

Wakey are nowhere near as good as their delusional fans tell you. I don't rate them and they're lucky to even be in Super League given that dump of a 'ground' they have.

The pies, Saints and Cas will be the front runners next season with Huddersfield being dark horses. They've improved greatly under Woolford.
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:32 pm
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Grimmy wrote:
1. St Helens
2. Catalans
3. Warrington
4. Castleford
5. Wigan
6. Leeds
7. Wakefield
8. Huddersfield
9. Hull FC
10. Hull KR
11. Salford
12. London

Saints beat Catalans in the final. Leeds win the CC


I can understand you putting us where you have but to put Hull FC in 9th is bizarre. They will start the season with a relatively healthy squad and their 1st 17 is a match for any team.
Posted by wrencat1873 on Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:11 pm
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JonnoTheGreat wrote:
Catalan and Warrington?? The top sides??? hahaha

Last season will be as good as it gets for Dire for a long time.

Leeds are finished for the time being. Mid table next season which will be an improvement on the season just gone.

Wakey are nowhere near as good as their delusional fans tell you. I don't rate them and they're lucky to even be in Super League given that dump of a 'ground' they have.

The pies, Saints and Cas will be the front runners next season with Huddersfield being dark horses. They've improved greatly under Woolford.
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Is this yet another of your insightful predictions ?
Have you ever been close with any of your previous efforts :lol:

Next season will be similar to last, with the exception of some improvement from Huddersfield and Catalan, who both improved after changing coach (although it did take McNamara some time to get Catalan posting some victories).

You have to fear for London, Salford and KR, who appear to be the clubs in most danger of relegation.

The "extra" play off spot could literally be any of the rest, with Catalan probably squeezing in.
Posted by vastman on Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:47 pm
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JonnoTheGreat wrote:
Catalan and Warrington?? The top sides??? hahaha

Last season will be as good as it gets for Dire for a long time.

Leeds are finished for the time being. Mid table next season which will be an improvement on the season just gone.

Wakey are nowhere near as good as their delusional fans tell you. I don't rate them and they're lucky to even be in Super League given that dump of a 'ground' they have.

The pies, Saints and Cas will be the front runners next season with Huddersfield being dark horses. They've improved greatly under Woolford.


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wrencat1873 wrote:
Next season will be similar to last, with the exception of some improvement from Huddersfield and Catalan, who both improved after changing coach (although it did take McNamara some time to get Catalan posting some victories).


Hard to see Leeds not improving too. We set the bar very low last time. No prediction of where we'll finish yet as I'm holding out some hope of further comings and goings.
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LifeLongHKRFan wrote:
I can understand you putting us where you have but to put Hull FC in 9th is bizarre. They will start the season with a relatively healthy squad and their 1st 17 is a match for any team.

It's one place lower than they finished last year so hardly a massive change. If I've counted right they've lost their last 12 games against teams who will be in SL next year. I appreciate they had a lot of injuries but they still shouldn't be that far off the pace. That's a lot to turn around when you've got Huddersfield finishing the season in great form, Leeds with a new coach and big signings, Wakefield signing Brough, Catalans signing Tomkins and coming off the back of winning the CC......
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