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Injuries/Suspensions : Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:03 am  
Really tough start to the season with injuries and Suspensions. Not sure if there where any incidents during the game last night were players could be up for any disciplinaries to further add to the list.

Backs-

Holmes- (wishing him all the best, only named him as he's a player who we thought would start the season until the devastating news)
Blackmore - Knee?
Taufua- Hia/Concussion
Gaskell - Hamstring

That you would say would be your Starting FB, Wingers and Halfback.

Forwards-.

Scurr- Knee?
Baldwinson- had long term injury
Doro- Ankle Ligaments
Okoro- Broken Jaw
Peposhi- Sternum
Arundel - ?
Davies- (I think the Wigan Reserves game will count as his 2nd game so will be back fot Fax)

Safely say at least 6 of those are in the 17 and starting.

To come in-

Corey Johnson (picked up hia playing reserves for Leeds)
Fulton
Ott

Have we got any Reserves or Academy players who could step up?

Dom Waites? Centre/SR
Will Oakes- Winger (not been given many opportunities)
Mackenzie Scurr? Outside back
Jamie Gill? Prop
Sam Akroyd? Half Back
Jaden Barraclough

There all blows, but Gaskell will be a blow as without him our attack looks clunky, to predictable and slow. Need some quality cover in the halves, and some speed and energy within the whole squad.
Last edited by BullRaider on Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:33 am  
Arundels wife is having a baby according to EOC so should be back for Fax. Haven't seen Taufua incident but with the MRP handing out bans like confetti, wouldn't be surprised to see him banned.

Johnson should be back and hopefully Davies. Desperately hope Fulton is here in time.

Looking like something below for Fax I reckon

McGowan
Myers
Arundel
Gill
Jowitt/Taufua
Lilley
Johnson
D. Smith
Souter
Lawrence
Fulton?
Butler
Hallas

Davies
Harvey Wilson
Greene
Appo
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:36 am  
All seems to have gone quiet on Oakes, he didn’t look in great shape though so is he struggling for fitness/carrying injuries?

Baldy will be like a new signing, it seems like an eternity since he was last playing and he was one of best forwards when he got injured, hope he can rekindle some of that form in 2024. Ott would be handy player for the Fax game if the paperwork can be sorted on time but it would be a tough ask for him to come in for Gaskell in the derby.

If we ever get to a position when they’re all fit, that side will be a handful.
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:05 pm  
BullRaider wrote:
Really tough start to the season with injuries and Suspensions. Not sure if there where any incidents during the game last night were players could be up for any disciplinaries to further add to the list.

Backs-

Holmes- (wishing him all the best, only named him as he's a player who we thought would start the season until the devastating news)
Blackmore - Knee?
Taufua- Hia/Concussion
Gaskell - Hamstring

That you would say would be your Starting FB, Wingers and Halfback.

Forwards-.

Scurr- Knee?
Baldwinson- had long term injury
Doro- Ankle Ligaments
Okoro- Broken Jaw
Peposhi- Sternum
Arundel - ?
Davies- (I think the Wigan Reserves game will count as his 2nd game so will be back fot Fax)

Safely say at least 6 of those are in the 17 and starting.

To come in-

Fulton
Ott

Have we got any Reserves or Academy players who could step up?

Dom Waites? Centre/SR
Will Oakes- Winger (not been given many opportunities)
Mackenzie Scurr? Outside back
Jamie Gill? Prop
Sam Akroyd? Half Back

There all blows, but Gaskell will be a blow as without him our attack looks clunky, to predictable and slow. Need some quality cover in the halves, and some speed and energy within the whole squad.


That looks a good summary for those of us who struggle to keep up with it all. Thank you.
I think Moss is still with us, but he is recovering from an injury picked up in pre season. Souter got ten minutes last night, so that may be a problem, especially as he’s just returned from suspension.
There doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of faith in the younger/reserve players. Apart from those you’ve mentioned, Jaden Barraclough looks to be knocking on the door, and as a left field call, there’s a lad in the Reserves called Waldimar Matahwa who looks very promising.
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:13 pm  
I'd rather we gave some of these young lads a chance instead of loaning somebody in for a week or so and then they're gone again. Ott is in the country and training with the squad so I assume he is match ready and is just waiting for the green light on his visa. Fulton will be here within a couple of weeks according to EOC at the fans forum and should be ready to slot straight in as he has done a full pre-season with Manly.
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Sat Mar 16, 2024 5:27 pm  
dddooommm wrote:
I'd rather we gave some of these young lads a chance instead of loaning somebody in for a week or so and then they're gone again. Ott is in the country and training with the squad so I assume he is match ready and is just waiting for the green light on his visa. Fulton will be here within a couple of weeks according to EOC at the fans forum and should be ready to slot straight in as he has done a full pre-season with Manly.

We are also forgetting Corey Johnson who can play half or hooker also
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:44 am  
Silver Bullitt wrote:
That looks a good summary for those of us who struggle to keep up with it all. Thank you.
I think Moss is still with us, but he is recovering from an injury picked up in pre season. Souter got ten minutes last night, so that may be a problem, especially as he’s just returned from suspension.
There doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of faith in the younger/reserve players. Apart from those you’ve mentioned, Jaden Barraclough looks to be knocking on the door, and as a left field call, there’s a lad in the Reserves called Waldimar Matahwa who looks very promising.


Yeah I forgot about Jaden Barraclough, he's been named in a few squads. I spoke to Dan Moss dad, Steve last night and apparently Dan has now been given the all clear to start full training again. He's a talented lad would just need a run of games, will definitely bring something different to Lilley and Gaskell. So if he's offered a contract Moss could be the cover, he's a natural Halfback so can utilise Jowitt elsewhere as well.
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:26 pm  
BullRaider wrote:
Really tough start to the season with injuries and Suspensions. Not sure if there where any incidents during the game last night were players could be up for any disciplinaries to further add to the list.

Backs-

Holmes- (wishing him all the best, only named him as he's a player who we thought would start the season until the devastating news)
Blackmore - Knee?
Taufua- Hia/Concussion
Gaskell - Hamstring

That you would say would be your Starting FB, Wingers and Halfback.

Forwards-.

Scurr- Knee?
Baldwinson- had long term injury
Doro- Ankle Ligaments
Okoro- Broken Jaw
Peposhi- Sternum
Arundel - ?
Davies- (I think the Wigan Reserves game will count as his 2nd game so will be back fot Fax)

Safely say at least 6 of those are in the 17 and starting.

To come in-

Corey Johnson (picked up hia playing reserves for Leeds)
Fulton
Ott

Have we got any Reserves or Academy players who could step up?

Dom Waites? Centre/SR
Will Oakes- Winger (not been given many opportunities)
Mackenzie Scurr? Outside back
Jamie Gill? Prop
Sam Akroyd? Half Back
Jaden Barraclough

There all blows, but Gaskell will be a blow as without him our attack looks clunky, to predictable and slow. Need some quality cover in the halves, and some speed and energy within the whole squad.


EOC and the board are getting a lot of flack online and on the terraqce on Friday which I feel is very harsh given the current predicament. The post above shows exactly how difficult it is at the moment with the players missing and whilst its easy to say "just sign some props", if there isn't any in our budget willing to come and sign, what exactly is the club supposed to do?

Out of the players missing, I reckon a dozen of them would be a shoo-ins to be in the regular starting 17 so we really are patched up at the moment.

Holmes
Blackmore
Taufua
Gaskell
Baldwinson
Fulton
Davies
Scurr
Doro
Okoro
Johnson
Ott
Arundel

Going forward, I expect we will also pick up some players who will either add quality to the starting line up or squad depth, especially after Easter which is when most of the SL clubs start re-evaluating their own positions.
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:47 pm  
Did the “just sign some props” brigade not see the 2 young loanees from Wigan & Wire? They did well for us, but I’m certain that once our own props come back we’ll send them back to their parent clubs with thanks
Re: Injuries/Suspensions : Mon Mar 18, 2024 1:59 pm  
tbh ... its just been unfortunate :/ ... injuries happen but they've happened when the season is just starting
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