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Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 2:54 pm  

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Have copied this idea from the Wire board where they are going nuts over signing Inglis.
How would our top 10 stack up?
Don't need to have had stella careers for us, more about the gravity and excitement of the signing.

My picks in no particular order,

Danny Buderus (anybody ever signed an Ozzy and NSW skipper before?)

Peacock - made all the difference

Webb- was current kiwi international in his prime

Tony Carroll- as above.

Ali Lau- as above

Ellery Hanley - collosus of the game

Keith Senior- was very sought after at the time

Iestyn Harris--all class and best British half I've seen

Tom Briscoe - was Hulls best player and International class when we signed him

Adrian Vowles- hadn't he just won Man of Steel when we signed him?

This choice is from mid 90's onwards when I started watching league and playing at school.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 2:58 pm  

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Vowels won the MOS 99 and signed for us in 2001, about 18 months past his best.

We signed Hanley in 91 didn't we?
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At least he'd lose his virginity.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm  

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Charlie Sheen wrote:
Vowels won the MOS 99 and signed for us in 2001, about 18 months past his best.

We signed Hanley in 91 didn't we?


Thanks for the info

Had to include Hanley though as it puts the Inglis signing into context, ie) a player of magnitude with a good few years left in them.....
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 3:14 pm  

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Gary Hetherington
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 3:20 pm  

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jarol wrote:
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Like it. Thinking outside the box...
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 3:24 pm  

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King Monkey wrote:
Maybe a spell in prison would do Graham good.

At least he'd lose his virginity.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 3:33 pm  

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jarol wrote:
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But was that signing that exciting at the time...?
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 3:34 pm  

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Charlie Sheen wrote:
Kevin Sinfield


Wouldn't qualify as came through the academy..
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Thu May 21, 2020 10:22 pm  

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Gareth Ellis has to be up there too for me.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 am  

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Schofield?

Craig Innes was a great signing, and a very good player.
#frostiesbitches We know who you are.
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