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Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:57 pm
Posted by Saint Simon on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:57 pm
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now lets be serious for a minute, amusing insults aside, why do you think signing Lockyer would propel into the top three? also, doy ou honestly think that any player would take a pay cut just so they could be the same side as Lockyer?

if i where stll plaing an i got offered £95k a season to play at Wigan with Lockyer or £105k a season to play at Wakey with Brough, Wakey would secure my signature.

Lockyer ain't god, neither was Barrett, some fanas need to come back to reality

But for the same money you would play with Lockyer. Signing Lockyer would probably pay for itself in increased gates and shirt sales etc. so as a business decision, as well as a playing one (get sam to learn off THE master) it makes sense.
Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:10 pm
Posted by wigan_knight on Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:10 pm
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As anyone else heard the rumour were looking at a dewbury player ?

I forgot his name
Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:16 pm
Posted by Cruncher on Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:16 pm
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But for the same money you would play with Lockyer. Signing Lockyer would probably pay for itself in increased gates and shirt sales etc. so as a business decision, as well as a playing one (get sam to learn off THE master) it makes sense.


Agreed.

Quite a few people don't want someone like Lockyer because they feel we'd be better signing a talented youngster - like Myler.

I'd never object to us signing Myler, but we've already got a number of talented youngsters. One thing we HAVEN'T got is a dominant midfield intellect; an experienced leader and playmaker who can direct the team around the field. Lockyer could undoubtedly provide this. I know he's a veteran, and I know he'd command a big wage (though, at his age, not quite as big as some are suggesting), but if he was available we'd be barmy not to go for him.

People are attaching great significance to this idea of having a settled halfback parternship for four or five years. There's no doubt this is desirable. But is it manageable? Even if we signed Myler right now and slotted him in alongside Sam, there's no guarantee they'd both still be here in two years time. Anything can happen in sport. You can plan the future to a certan extent, but I don't think you can afford to plan it at the expense of the hear and now.

More important than anything at Wigan, after appointing a coach who's able to coach the modern game, is to appoint a skilled halfback who knows how to control his team and open defences.

And as SS says, think of the positive spin-offs for Sam. Throughout life, masters and apprentices have formed very effective working partnerships. Rarely have two apprentices together achieved anything like the same success.
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Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:16 pm
Posted by GB Lion on Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:16 pm
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As anyone else heard the rumour were looking at a dewbury player ?

I forgot his name


Stevo??


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Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:58 pm
Posted by GingerWiganer on Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:58 pm
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wigan_knight wrote:
As anyone else heard the rumour were looking at a dewbury player ?

I forgot his name


Dont you meen the Doncaster lad thats just signed for Leeds?

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Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:03 pm
Posted by wigan_knight on Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:03 pm
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No mate

Was told its a forward from dewbury.
Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:03 pm
Posted by Neil_A on Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:03 pm
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wigan_knight wrote:
As anyone else heard the rumour were looking at a Jewsbury player ?

I forgot his name


James Wood? :shock:
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Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:08 pm
Posted by inside_man on Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:08 pm
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http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,865 ... 66,00.html

Mason not coming over then, not that i though he ever would. Japanese RU though?
Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:09 pm
Posted by [Gareth] on Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:09 pm
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http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25643217-5018866,00.html

Mason not coming over then, not that i though he ever would. Japanese RU though?


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Post Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:11 pm
Posted by ABP' on Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:11 pm
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inside_man wrote:
http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25643217-5018866,00.html

Mason not coming over then, not that i though he ever would. Japanese RU though?


Benji Marshall was almost certain to go to Japan at the begining of this season but managed to get an improved deal at Wests..Surpise, suprise.
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