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Widdop - where should he play?
Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:10 am
Posted by chris2925 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:10 am
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Just read that St George intend to play Widdop at fullback this season in order to bed in his replacement in the halves.

How will that effect us next season if he's not played in the position we are signing him for over 12 months?
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:39 am
Posted by Dezzies_right_hook on Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:39 am
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So is it 100% we signed him as a half. For me his best performances in England shirt ha e been at fb.

Theres scope to move the team around possibly with players leaving etc. Could ratch n Austin be our half back partnership next year? We can experiment I think to find the best combo?
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 am
Posted by Alffi_7 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 am
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Ratch is a far better full back than he is a half back, needs that little extra time and space on the ball.

Had Widdop been staying at St George he’d be playing at 7 - that’s where we should play him, and he can have the greatest influence. I don’t think playing at 1 for a year will affect him too much, and he’s bound to get some playing time at 7 through this season when injuries kick in.
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:44 am
Posted by Captain Hook on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:44 am
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Can you put a little more detail in the Topic Heading... I just assume it's bad news otherwise!
Just my opinions unless it's a FACT, in which case it's a fact.
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 am
Posted by easyWire on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 am
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Captain Hook wrote:
Can you put a little more detail in the Topic Heading... I just assume it's bad news otherwise!


:-)

I was expecting “out for season with ACL injury”... phew!
Re: Widdop - where should he play?
Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 am
Posted by chris2925 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 am
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Panic over - topic heading changed. :-)
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 am
Posted by rubber duckie on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 am
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chris2925 wrote:
Just read that St George intend to play Widdop at fullback this season in order to bed in his replacement in the halves.

How will that effect us next season if he's not played in the position we are signing him for over 12 months?

Do you forget how to ride a bike if you haven't ridden it for 12 months?
Or closer still, do you forget how to ride a Raleigh chopper when you've been riding a BMX?
once a wire always a wire
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 am
Posted by Builth Wells Wire on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:31 am
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I'd leave Patton in the halves.
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 am
Posted by Boss Hog on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 am
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Widdop has been signed as a half back.

Hopefully if there is an opportunity to sign him for the back-end of this season, we will see him playing for Wire in that position in 2019.
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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Posted by Jimathay on Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:15 pm
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Why haven't we put to bed the moving Ratchford from FB debate?

Last season, Ratchford played exclusively at full-back.

He picked up the Harry Sunderland and Albert Goldthorpe medals, as well as a couple of more local awards such as players' player, Warrington Guardian player etc.

He's also 30, so not a youngster that can/should be played out of position to give them much needed game time.

There aren't many better FB's than him right now.

Seems that it's a no brainier we keep him at FB, and the guy that has won the NRL and World Club challenge as a 6, should play 6.
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