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Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Posted by christopher on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:27 pm
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So what’s everyone’s expectations for 2020?

To be honest after watching Warrington tonight I actually feel we’re in a better state than them at the moment (I thinkthere fans would agree TBH) and you could argue the same for Castleford, I think we would have beaten both of tonights playoff teams.

Anyway, I’ll be happy with a top 5 finish with some more of the younger players playing a few more games, I really hope McLelland makes the step up, looked very classy against Leigh at the weekend.
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Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:44 pm
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christopher wrote:
So what’s everyone’s expectations for 2020?

To be honest after watching Warrington tonight I actually feel we’re in a better state than them at the moment (I thinkthere fans would agree TBH) and you could argue the same for Castleford, I think we would have beaten both of tonights playoff teams.

Anyway, I’ll be happy with a top 5 finish with some more of the younger players playing a few more games, I really hope McLelland makes the step up, looked very classy against Leigh at the weekend.


Warrington will be up there next season. They've turned into something of a mess recently bar the one game at Wembley but you can't have that much quality in the side and lose that many games. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they won the LLS next season with Widdop and Austin in the halves, Gelling and Matty Ashton in the centres. If they sign another prop they'd be my shout for trophies. Potentially, but they clearly have similar demons to Saints when it comes to big games.

It'll be interesting to see how much you improve next season. Your form improved dramatically but you were still easy beats for Saints even with a few rested so I'm not sure how much of that run was the other teams having gone on holiday mentally. Feels daft given your recent form, but it does feel like Agar is ultimately a mistake. He's got a response from the team, but it's got echos of Solskjaer at United about it, I can't see you being top 5 next year. But I'd like to be wrong, you have been missed, the league does seem to be lacking something and I think that's a genuine threat from Leeds in the play offs. It would also be good to see Hull also string a bit of consistency together next season with their new signings and for them to be a force as well. It'd be nice to have the top of the league as competitive next season as the bottom was this year.
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Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Posted by christopher on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:54 pm
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Warrington will be up there next season. They've turned into something of a mess recently bar the one game at Wembley but you can't have that much quality in the side and lose that many games. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they won the LLS next season with Widdop and Austin in the halves, Gelling and Matty Ashton in the centres. If they sign another prop they'd be my shout for trophies. Potentially, but they clearly have similar demons to Saints when it comes to big games.

It'll be interesting to see how much you improve next season. Your form improved dramatically but you were still easy beats for Saints even with a few rested so I'm not sure how much of that run was the other teams having gone on holiday mentally. Feels daft given your recent form, but it does feel like Agar is ultimately a mistake. He's got a response from the team, but it's got echos of Solskjaer at United about it, I can't see you being top 5 next year. But I'd like to be wrong, you have been missed, the league does seem to be lacking something and I think that's a genuine threat from Leeds in the play offs. It would also be good to see Hull also string a bit of consistency together next season with their new signings and for them to be a force as well. It'd be nice to have the top of the league as competitive next season as the bottom was this year.


I think it will depend on two things for us, whether we get a couple of more players in and if the younger players kick on, I think my point about Warrington is that as a Rhinos fan I’m happier with how we’ve finished than I would be if I was a Warrington supporter if that makes any sense?

Widdop will make a difference but I’m not at all convinced about Austin it’s probably unfair as he’s been injured but he does have a bit of flat track bully about him.

I don’t think Agar is the long term solution for us but I do think he’s the right man for next year although I would like to see Ryan Carr appointed as full time assistant.

Saints will be interesting next year a new coach could go either way
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Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 am
Posted by Trebor1 on Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 am
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Warrington will be up there next season. They've turned into something of a mess recently bar the one game at Wembley but you can't have that much quality in the side and lose that many games. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they won the LLS next season with Widdop and Austin in the halves, Gelling and Matty Ashton in the centres. If they sign another prop they'd be my shout for trophies. Potentially, but they clearly have similar demons to Saints when it comes to big games.

It'll be interesting to see how much you improve next season. Your form improved dramatically but you were still easy beats for Saints even with a few rested so I'm not sure how much of that run was the other teams having gone on holiday mentally. Feels daft given your recent form, but it does feel like Agar is ultimately a mistake. He's got a response from the team, but it's got echos of Solskjaer at United about it, I can't see you being top 5 next year. But I'd like to be wrong, you have been missed, the league does seem to be lacking something and I think that's a genuine threat from Leeds in the play offs. It would also be good to see Hull also string a bit of consistency together next season with their new signings and for them to be a force as well. It'd be nice to have the top of the league as competitive next season as the bottom was this year.


Decent post that. Agree with a lot of it.

My expectations for Leeds are to push for playoffs and I think that's what the club should be aiming for. We are not a million miles from Cas or Salford as a squad.

As Christopher rightly says it will depend on if they manage to bring in another quality prop and halfback. Whether Agar is the man to get us winning trophies again leaves a big question mark but I will get behind him. Be interesting if things go wrong how long he will last though.
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Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:01 am
Posted by tad rhino on Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:01 am
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we are as good as most in one off games. whether we can do it over a season is anyone's guess. def need a few more in
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Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:22 am
Posted by christopher on Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:22 am
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we are as good as most in one off games. whether we can do it over a season is anyone's guess. def need a few more in


The total opposite to Saints then :-)
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Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 am
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after the recent relegation haunting seasons I will be happy to be challenging for top 5 with no threat of the drop . I am being realistic by thinking we wont be challenging for top 2 for awhile yet and when we eventually do I don't think we will be winning 8 GFs and all the other trophies like in the glory period weve recently witnessed .
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Re: Expectations for 2020
Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:08 am
Posted by rollin thunder on Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:08 am
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This season i was hoping for 6-7 and being in play off contention.

So 8 was ine place out, but unfortunately fighting threat of relegation.

4-5 and in the play offs next season to make up for last two awful seasons. Want nothing less.
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Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:13 am
Posted by Fallon on Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:13 am
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I have no idea what to expect from Leeds anymore so I pretty much expect nothing right now.

In terms of what I would like to see that is realistic, avoid relegation, be in the mix for a playoff spot, not lose to a lower league team in the cup and see the youngsters progress. All should be realistic but honestly, who knows.
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Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:15 am
Posted by christopher on Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:15 am
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Fallon wrote:
I have no idea what to expect from Leeds anymore so I pretty much expect nothing right now.

In terms of what I would like to see that is realistic, avoid relegation, be in the mix for a playoff spot, not lose to a lower league team in the cup and see the youngsters progress. All should be realistic but honestly, who knows.


I think (well hope) they might surprise us a bit next tear, one thing Agar does seem to have brought in is a lot of team soorit, but that only gets you so far...
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