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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Posted by Quickening on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 pm
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Does anyone know how much of the cap he roughly takes up?

I just don't see why people rate him so much. He rarely ever seems to make a break, prone to errors, isn't particularly fast or strong, passing/decision making is very mediocre at times, tendency to run around in circles.

He reminds me a little of Sam Tomkins pre- injuries but without the blistering speed, and half the rugby brain. He is fairly allusive but doesn't have the power, acceleration to take advantage of it.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Posted by morrisseyisawire on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:52 pm
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Posted by Fatbelly on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Posted by Quickening on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:57 pm
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morrisseyisawire wrote:
It's not my style, nor in my nature, to be rude but you are an absolute d*ck, a waste of oxygen and as useless a collection of atoms as has ever slunk out of the oceans.


What are you crying about? If you want to win trophies, fullback is a massively important position. And Ratchford lacks that quality in the final third with his decision making and execution to make the difference against quality sides. He isn't the same league as the likes of Brett Hodgson, Sam Tomkins before he went to the NRL, Hardaker at Leeds, Barba etc.

Obviously if he isn't on big money is not as much of an issue. But we could certainly do better if he is.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Posted by Smiffy27 on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 pm
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Quickening wrote:
Does anyone know how much of the cap he roughly takes up?

I just don't see why people rate him so much. He rarely ever seems to make a break, prone to errors, isn't particularly fast or strong, passing/decision making is very mediocre at times, tendency to run around in circles.

He reminds me a little of Sam Tomkins pre- injuries but without the blistering speed, and half the rugby brain. He is fairly allusive but doesn't have the power, acceleration to take advantage of it.



Very interesting Quickening.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Posted by Shazbaz on Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:04 pm
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He has 1 bad game in months!! what's your real name 'Richard Head?
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:06 pm
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Quickening wrote:
Does anyone know how much of the cap he roughly takes up?


Not as much space as the space between your ears.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Posted by Quickening on Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:08 pm
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He has 1 bad game in months!! what's your real name 'Richard Head?


Which was his bad game? I am going off watching him over the last couple of the seasons. He just seems prone to errors, is indecisive near the opposition try line, and gets puts on his back a lot when bringing the ball up.

What is is you think he excels at?

Just my opinion. I think Lineham, Charnley and Goodwin have all been comfortably better in our backline than Ratchford this year. But it wouldn't surprise me if Ratchford on the most money.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Posted by WireWireWire on Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 pm
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Bit harsh lads. You can disagree but no need for the name calling. Ratchford does have his weaknesses. He does run around like a headless chicken, he does come up with silly mistakes, and although he can throw a good pass to put a winger in he can also have a case of nopassitus until he's ran himself down a blind alley.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Posted by morrisseyisawire on Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:15 pm
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Utter nonsense. Ratchford has been second only to Barba at full back this season and whilst Barba has decided to take his ball home Stef has maintained his form.

Yes, he has faults but who name me a player who doesn't.

I maintain, Mr Quickening, you Sir are an ar*e of the highest order.
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