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Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:38 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:38 pm
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So with Hiku going, thats a centre needed seeing as he replaced Evans there. Still think we would be better served putting Ratch there and buying a top full back but then again we need half a new team for next year so anything can happen

Huh?
How many fbs are there better than Ratchford whilst you could make a list as long a Pinnochio's nose of how many centres there are better than him!!
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Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Posted by Wire Weaver on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:56 pm
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rubber duckie wrote:
Huh?
How many fbs are there better than Ratchford whilst you could make a list as long a Pinnochio's nose of how many centres there are better than him!!


I'd say most other fullbacks in the league are better than Ratchford in that position. He can catch a ball, but his positional play in defence is awful. (and yes I did play at fullback). We have shipped in 30 and 40 points in the last two games, that should give some indication. I agree with the previous poster, Ratchford would be far better utilised in centre or halves.
Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Posted by Hatfield Town Wire on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:05 pm
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Do people just post on here to have a pop or to wind rubber Duckie up, he is spot on with his comments about huki. Would will miss him more than we would miss ratchford
Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:08 pm
Posted by Builth Wells Wire on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:08 pm
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rubber duckie wrote:
Huh?
How many fbs are there better than Ratchford whilst you could make a list as long a Pinnochio's nose of how many centres there are better than him!!

He's not even the best Fullback at Warrington
Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Posted by ratticusfinch on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:13 pm
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Yes lets hope the new coach wants a full back who doesn't ponce about ambling from a poor position or thinking he's cool with one handed carries and actively (and shamefully) avoiding one on one tackles. He needs to move away from FB asap - he's a liabilty there.
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:16 pm
Posted by Man Mountain on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:16 pm
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Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:59 pm
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Thanks Hatfield.

Re Ratchford.
He is indeed the most talented player in our team. Is he the ideal fullback?...perhaps not, but the point is...you put your best player in a position where they can get there hands on the ball....centre isn't one of those.
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Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Posted by Alffi_7 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:23 pm
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rubber duckie wrote:
Thanks Hatfield.

Re Ratchford.
He is indeed the most talented player in our team. Is he the ideal fullback?...perhaps not, but the point is...you put your best player in a position where they can get there hands on the ball....centre isn't one of those.


RD, I seem to remember conversations we've had when you've been adamant Ratch has to play at 6 as you want your best players with their hands on the ball - I always argued Full Back gave him that opportunity, you always disagreed!!
Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:39 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:39 pm
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Alffi_7 wrote:
RD, I seem to remember conversations we've had when you've been adamant Ratch has to play at 6 as you want your best players with their hands on the ball - I always argued Full Back gave him that opportunity, you always disagreed!!


I still believe 6 to be the best position for Ratchford to be more specific, but if playing fb as a pivot will put him in a position to get his hands on the the ball, then I relent...!
However I hate his one hand ball carries that heightens a knock on off his own knee than he gets from a forced error.
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Re: Peta Hiku released
Post Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:37 am
Posted by morleys_deckchair on Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:37 am
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ratticusfinch wrote:
Yes lets hope the new coach wants a full back who doesn't ponce about ambling from a poor position or thinking he's cool with one handed carries and actively (and shamefully) avoiding one on one tackles. He needs to move away from FB asap - he's a liabilty there.

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