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Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:14 pm
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Cherry_Warrior wrote:
We have replaced irreplacable players before. Bateman would be a loss but not the end of the world. There are plenty of second rowers out there who graft and score a lot more tries....... SOL on the other hand....


Both at the same time on the other hand......
Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Posted by Pieman on Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:44 pm
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Bigredwarrior wrote:
Both at the same time on the other hand......


lockers just signed a 2 year contract?
Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:34 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:34 pm
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Pieman wrote:
lockers just signed a 2 year contract?


He didn't. He signed a contract to finish his playing career at Wigan with no end date. Could hang his boots up after next season.
Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:38 pm
Posted by Finfin on Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:38 pm
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The policy of writing into contracts that players can move to the NRL, although well intentioned, needs reviewing.
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Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:21 pm
Posted by Grimmy on Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:21 pm
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Finfin wrote:
The policy of writing into contracts that players can move to the NRL, although well intentioned, needs reviewing.

That would be an excellent incentive for him to have moved to one of our competitors in the meantime. Being a stepping stone to the NRL is a good reason for top UK players to sign for Wigan.
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Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Posted by The Whiffy Kipper on Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:45 pm
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Grimmy wrote:
Being a stepping stone to the NRL is a good reason for top UK players to sign for Wigan.
If that is the case then why isn't the team full of them :THINK:
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Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:01 pm
Posted by Pieman on Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:01 pm
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He didn't. He signed a contract to finish his playing career at Wigan with no end date. Could hang his boots up after next season.


1 year with an option for the second
Re: Bateman interview
Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:10 pm
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The Whiffy Kipper wrote:
If that is the case then why isn't the team full of them :THINK:


Williams, Tomkins, Gildart, Davies, Burgess etc
How much do you think they would cost if you had to buy them from a rival club?
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Re: Bateman interview
Post Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:50 am
Posted by hatty on Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:50 am
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Williams, Tomkins, Gildart, Davies, Burgess etc
How much do you think they would cost if you had to buy them from a rival club?

Theirin lies the problem, we believe that we have superstars when they clearly are not. Good players they are yes but don’t get good mixed up with superstar.
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Re: Bateman interview
Post Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:07 am
Posted by bazdev on Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:07 am
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hatty wrote:
Theirin lies the problem, we believe that we have superstars when they clearly are not. Good players they are yes but don’t get good mixed up with superstar.


At SL level they are superstars, who would you swap them for from Superleague?
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