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Posted by Cokey on Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:59 pm
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London will go down and Sean O’Loughlin will probably pick up the trophy as normal.

Only Wigan and Leeds have grand final winning mentality.
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Posted by wrencat1873 on Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:25 am
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Have a look yourself. 20, 30 50 plus games for several players. Grace, Pauloand Richardson, there were plenty of players with decent numbers of games under their belt.

It was a reserve squad but saints reserves are not young kids fresh out of school. As someone else has said they are all first team players therefore Holbrook broke no rules.


Most have first team experience but they are not all FIRST CHOICE players, by some distance.
No rules were broken and Saints are in the Luxury position of being able to "throw" pretty much all of their remaining fixtures (until the play offs) but, deliberately fielding a heavily weakened side, whether within the rule or not, isn't great for the game.
Peacock at Leeds was positively salivating at the thought of the Saints side that Leeds would face in the week before the cup final.
He couldn't contain himself.

Again, in cup final week, it's usual to see some dramatic changes but, with 7 games left, they were disrespecting their opposition and the comp in general.
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NSW wrote:
London will go down and Sean O’Loughlin will probably pick up the trophy as normal.

Only Wigan and Leeds have grand final winning mentality.


I think you’re right though as a fan of a championship club I’d love it if London stayed up.

Just think they’ve got too much to do even if everyone around them is losing.

Hopefully I’m wrong.
Posted by infamous grouse on Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:55 pm
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IF London beat Saints reserves today, things suddenly get very, very interesting.
Depending on other results, there could be just 2 points separating the bottom 5 clubs.

Is there a conspiracy theory here, in that Saints - a side already just about holding the LLS are deliberately "helping" London ?

I know they have an important semi final coming up but, with all due respect to Halifax and taking into account Saints utter domination of SL this season, making 9 changes for todays fixture being disrespectful of their opposition ?



Assuming that Saints beat Halifax they will be playing Leeds the weekend before the Wembley trip.

The players who featured in the game against London will most probably be called upon again
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Assuming that Saints beat Halifax they will be playing Leeds the weekend before the Wembley trip.

The players who featured in the game against London will most probably be called upon again



Indeed
As I said in a previous post, Peacock was absolutely salivating at the prospect of his side, playing the same (or weaker) 17 players in that game.
In sport, we're used to seeing multiple changes in the week before a big final and just about every side does this without question.
However, has ANY RL side rested 9+ players for a regular season game.

Wigan played Trinity a few seasons back with a heavily "injured" side, which was also apparently hit with a mystery virus but, at lease Wane tried to hide the fact that he didn't want to field his strongest available 17.
Saints on the other hand, just used the "squad system" to put out their reserves.

Still looks mickey poor form but London certainly aren't complaininig
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infamous grouse wrote:
Assuming that Saints beat Halifax they will be playing Leeds the weekend before the Wembley trip.

The players who featured in the game against London will most probably be called upon again


Whilst they’ll make changes I don’t think it’ll be quite as many as the London game (maybe 5/6) . A slight difference is that it’s a Thursday night game so would be a 9 day turnaround instead of the 6 day turnaround between the London and Halifax games and like I mentioned previously with Saints’ fixtures vs Halifax and potentially the Wakefield game not being particularly close/competitive then think they’ll want to avoid being too undercooked going into Wembley.
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