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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:33 am  
moto748 wrote:
I can see Halsall going. There's clearly doubts about him, and he's not a kid any more. As for 'ahead of King in the pecking order', I'd turn that on it's head: why the hell, in that case, are we bringing to the club a player who we don't even rate higher that the lad we already have who csn't command a regular spot?


There are two sides to the King argument imo & both have merits.

On the one side, the club have seen something they like with the King deal. After the season we've just had, then there's plenty of reasons to back the decision if he's above Halsall. If say Lam was making this call, I'd be less likely to agree. He's not tho, so in Peet we trust. He sees more of this than we do.

The other side is that King isn't some left field, unknown signing like Ellis, Field or Cust i.e they type of signing that starts with credit in the bank. We've all seen him play vs us. We've seen him on TV for Wire and for Hudds and he's, quite frankly, not been that great. You can't just forget what you've seen and, whilst I do want him to succeed, you can't disagree that there's question marks there.

A lot of the times on here you get accused of making decisions on signings with "the benefit of hindsight". I'll happily say that I like Halsall and that i think he'll be a better player than King. If he leaves, then the we'll regret it. In 3 or 4 years, we'll be asking how we let it happened, especially when there are such limited players getting in before him. Likewise, I'm saying the same now about McDonnell & Nicholson. We'll look back in 5 years and wonder how Partington and Isa got time over these two.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:45 pm  
sergeant pepper wrote:
There are two sides to the King argument imo & both have merits.

On the one side, the club have seen something they like with the King deal. After the season we've just had, then there's plenty of reasons to back the decision if he's above Halsall. If say Lam was making this call, I'd be less likely to agree. He's not tho, so in Peet we trust. He sees more of this than we do.

The other side is that King isn't some left field, unknown signing like Ellis, Field or Cust i.e they type of signing that starts with credit in the bank. We've all seen him play vs us. We've seen him on TV for Wire and for Hudds and he's, quite frankly, not been that great. You can't just forget what you've seen and, whilst I do want him to succeed, you can't disagree that there's question marks there.

A lot of the times on here you get accused of making decisions on signings with "the benefit of hindsight". I'll happily say that I like Halsall and that i think he'll be a better player than King. If he leaves, then the we'll regret it. In 3 or 4 years, we'll be asking how we let it happened, especially when there are such limited players getting in before him. Likewise, I'm saying the same now about McDonnell & Nicholson. We'll look back in 5 years and wonder how Partington and Isa got time over these two.


King has also made a dream team so it’s proven he can perform at a very high level consistently, so there is 100% a case he is given time by the supporters.
In my opinion the best scenario is he’s our third choice centre and also third/fourth choice winger, that will see him get plenty of games next season. If we still plan to use KPP as a centre and sign Wardle then maybe a loan would be better for him.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:27 pm  
Pie_Eyter wrote:
Just this second been told from a pretty solid source that the interest in Bateman from Aus is bang on and he thinks that he wants to go.


His partner is keen to return asap.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:06 pm  
Wonder who's just put a house up for sale?
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:08 pm  
Jukesays wrote:
Wonder who's just put a house up for sale?


Maybe French will buy it
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:22 pm  
[Gareth] wrote:
Maybe French will buy it


You never know :THINK:
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:29 pm  
Jukesays wrote:
Wonder who's just put a house up for sale?


Lee Briers?
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:56 pm  
Wigg'n wrote:
Lee Briers?

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Wigg'n wrote:
Lee Briers?

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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:08 pm  
Been on sale from first of August, I do wonder if that's when Bevans offer was improved. I don't have any issues with that. We can probably fit KPP in on that edge and he brings something different. Plenty cover in the pack for middle so Smithies could also cover that edge.
Definitely interesting times. Next couple of years spine looks pretty settled middle looks strong if the centre's work out it's looking decent.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:13 pm  
I know KPP is going in 2024 but it will at least give us a chance to play him in his best position next year. Shame Matty Nicholson has gone as he would have been next in line - now it looks like we'll need to recruit or fast track Nsemba.
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