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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Posted by SaleSlim on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:29 pm
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Salford 52-6 Swinton

Comfortable win for Salford and a few new faces given a run-out in our first (of only 2) pre-season friendly.

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Evalds
Chamberlain
Sa'u
Welham
Bibby
Luis
Hastings
Dudson
Lussick
Mossop
Jones
Turgut
Flanagan

Interchange: Griffin, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Johnson, Olpherts, Davies-Aspey, Wellington

Props and wingers did 40 minutes each and our main men (Lui, Hastings, Sa'u) etc came off after 55-60 minutes. Steady performance with some pretty slick handling at times against an admittedly limited Swinton outfit. Don't think we learnt anything new from what we know already in that our first 17 looks pretty strong but we'll rely heavily on our spine which is up there (IMO) with some of the best in the division. And we obviously won't be able to cope with a big injury list with such a small squad. Whether we have the firepower up front to lay the platform for Lui & Jacko to run amok remains to be seen. Kopczak will be a big loss and some of the younger lads will need to step up. We could also do with a bit more pace in the backline as we're lacking a but in that dept.

Sio, Lawton, Wood, Tomkins and Murray to come into the squad still and Adam Walker in March will beef things up a little. In theory a lighter pack capable of playing big minutes should benefit us with the rule changes but I guess time will tell. Wigan up next and I'd imagine they'll play a strong team prior to their SL opener with Saints the following week.

One big plus was a debut for 16yo hooker Connor Davies-Aspey, a product of our foundation. The kid looks about 12 and took a couple of big hits but made a few cracking breaks and his distribution was excellent. We don't get to see many youth products breaking through at Salford so hopefully the kid has a big future in front of him if managed properly.
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Posted by vastman on Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:55 pm
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Looking at the team sheets the Hull fans should be much happier. Wakey pretty much full strength whilst Hull still missing a few and plenty more youngsters playing.


Why should we have won by 79 points like in a real game :roll:

I’m gutted snd I doubt Chester can sleep at night :CRAZY:
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:56 pm
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Starting 9 Wood didn’t play. Ashurst, Tupou, both starting half’s brough Nd Miller and also fifita sat out the second half with some young lads like Crowther and batch playing good minutes through the 80. Fringe players like baldwinson, Reynolds, annakin and Hirst getting good runs. Both teams were testing out their depth. I think it proved useful to both teams but it isn’t any indication to how either clubs season will go.

I found parts a little frustrating from a wakey perspective in that we dropped a lot of ball and gave a number of last tackle penalties away putting ourselves under pressure unnecessarily but there’s things to work on and plenty per season to go yet. I think both coaches will be fairly happy tbh. Looking forward to round 1 I have to say. Should be a good trip out to London and with another 2 friendlies wakey should be ready to hopefully put a marker down.


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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Posted by vastman on Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 pm
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ThePrinter wrote:
If you want to give them all a run then arrange more friendlies, duh!


Why, it’s a friendly who cares about the result it’s a glorified training session or at least that what Leeds fans say about the Boxing Day game.

If you knew owt about the game you’d know that all the coach wants is to give every player some match fitness nothing more.

Next thing you’ll be telling us Leeds beating donny is a sign of intent. You really are silly at times.
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 pm
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Why, it’s a friendly who cares about the result it’s a glorified training session or at least that what Leeds fans say about the Boxing Day game.

If you knew owt about the game you’d know that all the coach wants is to give every player some match fitness nothing more.

Next thing you’ll be telling us Leeds beating donny is a sign of intent. You really are silly at times.


Who said anything about the result? Nobody, so you’re whinging about something nobody said.

It was a discussion about match fitness and how many subs to use, given the reduction in interchanges this year then it’s a genuine question whether teams should be looking at playing starters a bit longer than just 1 half of rugby in the warm ups.
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Posted by vastman on Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 pm
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Who said anything about the result? Nobody, so you’re whinging about something nobody said.

It was a discussion about match fitness and how many subs to use, given the reduction in interchanges this year then it’s a genuine question whether teams should be looking at playing starters a bit longer than just 1 half of rugby in the warm ups.


Well you did actually. You said Radford would be happier. Seeing as Trinity won by two tries then clearly the only thing that could make Chester less happy than Radford is that we didn’t win by enough. It’s you whose attempted to change tack since then not us.

So If this is not the case please explain what you meant in your opening post - I ask you straight out, why would Radford the coach of the losing team be happier. Remember these are your words not mine.
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:37 pm
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Well you did actually. You said Radford would be happier. Seeing as Trinity won by two tries then clearly the only thing that could make Chester less happy than Radford is that we didn’t win by enough. It’s you whose attempted to change tack since then not us.

So If this is not the case please explain what you meant in your opening post - I ask you straight out, why would Radford the coach of the losing team be happier. Remember these are your words not mine.


Never mentioned Radford, said Hull fans, learn to read.

And saying the losing team would be happier only proves that I don’t deem the result important. Completely opposite to what you’re trying to claim and nothing to do with the post I made about playing more friendlies which is the one you went off on one about it.

Basically what’s happened is that you’ve seen me say a team who played Wakefield will be the happier and just seen red and soiled yourself and gone off on one.
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:39 pm
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ThePrinter wrote:
Who said anything about the result? Nobody, so you’re whinging about something nobody said.

It was a discussion about match fitness and how many subs to use, given the reduction in interchanges this year then it’s a genuine question whether teams should be looking at playing starters a bit longer than just 1 half of rugby in the warm ups.



I love how you question Trinity's warm up schedule and pontificate about how many players they should use ??
Surely Chester and his staff have worked out what they want from each of their players and the side as a whole in preparation for the forthcoming season ?? and the fact that YOU think they may not be doing the right thing is quite incredible :shock:

If you pm me your contact details, I will personally ensure that they are passed on to Mr Chester and I'm sure that he will be grateful :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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wrencat1873 wrote:
I love how you question Trinity's warm up schedule and pontificate about how many players they should use ??
Surely Chester and his staff have worked out what they want from each of their players and the side as a whole in preparation for the forthcoming season ?? and the fact that YOU think they may not be doing the right thing is quite incredible :shock:

If you pm me your contact details, I will personally ensure that they are passed on to Mr Chester and I'm sure that he will be grateful :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Whilst Printer may be fishing, surely the point of these boards is to talk about the games and in large part to question players or coaches decisions. To be fair to Printer it’s a legitimate question, however I would imagine the coaches will be ramping up the game time for individuals in each friendly. I’d not be bothered about what my team did in any friendlies about from the last one before the season starts. That I would imagine you want as your most intense one without getting to full intensity so you don’t get injuries.
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:13 am
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wrencat1873 wrote:
I love how you question Trinity's warm up schedule and pontificate about how many players they should use ??
Surely Chester and his staff have worked out what they want from each of their players and the side as a whole in preparation for the forthcoming season ?? and the fact that YOU think they may not be doing the right thing is quite incredible :shock:

If you pm me your contact details, I will personally ensure that they are passed on to Mr Chester and I'm sure that he will be grateful :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


So I take it you and everybody else on the Wakefield board never question his starting 17? Never say Player X should be picked instead of Player Y? Because that’s the exact same thing, debating lineups which is one of key discussion points of the board.

It was a genuine question about how to go about the introduction of fewer interchanges. Looks like some teams are still running with the large number of subs in warm up games as they do every year, interesting that Leeds have gone different and have picked only 6 in their warm up games so far, presumably so player are doing longer minutes.
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