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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:41 pm  
I watch a lot of the academy and Nicholson is one of the best prospects I’ve seen come through for a long time - a backrower with pace, footwork, a passing game. For me, he’s better than Smithies was at that level.

Time will tell how well he goes at first team level but there’s no denying he’s a huge loss to the club, regardless of the reasons why.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:42 pm  
As good as Nicholson may be, and according to your fans he is clearly quality. But I doubt he'll go on to be as good as Harris or Sculthorpe who were pinched after coming through our academy. Is there a club(with a poor academy by the way)that has 2 future MOS taken from them?
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:34 pm  
Moe syslak wrote:
As good as Nicholson may be, and according to your fans he is clearly quality. But I doubt he'll go on to be as good as Harris or Sculthorpe who were pinched after coming through our academy. Is there a club(with a poor academy by the way)that has 2 future MOS taken from them?


Pinched? I thought you sold them for a transfer fee?
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:52 am  
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Pinched? I thought you sold them for a transfer fee?

Some cash. Chris Morley and £300k.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:20 am  
Moe syslak wrote:
As good as Nicholson may be, and according to your fans he is clearly quality. But I doubt he'll go on to be as good as Harris or Sculthorpe who were pinched after coming through our academy. Is there a club(with a poor academy by the way)that has 2 future MOS taken from them?




Pinched/Taken sounds like you should have notified the police if this is happening to your young players.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:22 am  
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Pinched/Taken sounds like you should have notified the police if this is happening to your young players.


Sounds like a certain Mr Aki was around Warrington at the time
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:00 am  
Moe syslak wrote:
As good as Nicholson may be, and according to your fans he is clearly quality. But I doubt he'll go on to be as good as Harris or Sculthorpe who were pinched after coming through our academy. Is there a club(with a poor academy by the way)that has 2 future MOS taken from them?


So, 2 players in 30 years?
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:20 am  
Moe syslak wrote:
As good as Nicholson may be, and according to your fans he is clearly quality. But I doubt he'll go on to be as good as Harris or Sculthorpe who were pinched after coming through our academy. Is there a club(with a poor academy by the way)that has 2 future MOS taken from them?


betts, faz, long and tomkins were all taken from us
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:32 am  
[Gareth] wrote:
Sounds like a certain Mr Aki was around Warrington at the time


Legend in his own lunchbox is Mr Aki, is he still around or has he been sectioned.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:16 am  
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Some cash. Chris Morley and £300k.


Exactly, I’d settle for that for Nicholson and Longstaff. Not a comparable argument by your fellow supporter, please educate him/her.
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