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Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:30 pm  
Bill Sonny wrote:
absolutely, i cringe at thinking our props could be Mossop/Prescott/Taylor/Dudson

not that these aren't fantastic players, just can't think that with the lack of experience, we'll get absolutely battered up front


We just need one experience prop. If only we had someone who we could have offered a new deal to who would have been like a new signing now he is fit.... hmmm....

Our pack will be flipping awesome in 5 years time if we keep them together. Other than Hill, we have the 4 best youngish prop forwards in the comp IMO.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:23 am  
Odem wrote:
Our pack will be flipping awesome in 5 years time if we keep them together. Other than Hill, we have the 4 best youngish prop forwards in the comp IMO.


Genuinely intrigued to hear who these four are? Mossop I can accept but if this list includes Dudson and Flower infront of Harrison and Cooper (and that's just two from Warrington's supposed oap pack) I really worry for your mental health.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:30 am  
Paul Youane wrote:
Genuinely intrigued to hear who these four are? Mossop I can accept but if this list includes Dudson and Flower infront of Harrison and Cooper (and that's just two from Warrington's supposed oap pack) I really worry for your mental health.

Taylor is one. Prescott and Dudson I'm not too sure about. They're good but I can't see either getting in a GB team.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:59 am  
When fit Prescott IMO is a better player than Mossop. He seems to have more speed and has very good hands for such a big prop forward. The problem with Prescott is his injury record, I may get laughed at but I think if he gets a year or two with minimal injuries he will be the best Britsish prop excluding Burgess and Graham.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:40 am  
Odem wrote:
We just need one experience prop. If only we had someone who we could have offered a new deal to who would have been like a new signing now he is fit.... hmmm....

Our pack will be flipping awesome in 5 years time if we keep them together. Other than Hill, we have the 4 best youngish prop forwards in the comp IMO.


Lets see how Fielden gets on at Huddersfield...I would of been gutted had we handed him anything other than a pay as you play type contract.

I hope he does well for himself at Huddersfield but just don't think Wigan could take another gamble on him.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:11 pm  
DP_wwrlfc wrote:
When fit Prescott IMO is a better player than Mossop. He seems to have more speed and has very good hands for such a big prop forward. The problem with Prescott is his injury record, I may get laughed at but I think if he gets a year or two with minimal injuries he will be the best Britsish prop excluding Burgess and Graham.


I agree he could be potentially, but it really depends on his injuries (obviously) and how the other good young props develop - Hill, Harrison, Mossop, Taylor, Watts, Dudson, Patrick, LMS etc etc; if those guys really hit their potential quickly they could be pretty special too. Obviously Graham and Burgess are still a ridiculous distance in front of all of these, with Crabtree etc still doing well too.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:19 pm  
Don't see where the worry comes about re props.
SW has named seven in his 25 man squad and as far as it looks five of them are 6'3" or over. Those five look like Mossop, Precott, Taylor, Dudson & Crosby.
Our first five props on the team sheet would probably be Lauaki, Mossop, Prescott, Taylor & Dudson.
The inexperience thing is being a bit overdone I think.
Lauaki is 28/9, Prekkie 27 next season. Then there's Mossop who's 24 next time followed by Dudson and Taylor.
It's not their age that's against them but size is so much to their advantage. Flower and Crosby complete the prop numbers and Dom is around 6'3" where Flower maybe maybe more like 5'11".
The sheer size of these guys should put us on the front foot and give us the go forward we need. SW knows this and to me this sized pack coming together is not a coincidence but been well planned.
We have a very experienced back row in H, Hock & Lockers.
Altogether our pack for next year looks formidable and having looked at the Saints and Leeds line ups I do think we have better forwards than they do.
Wire will again have a good pack and they to me will run us close.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:38 pm  
Prop doesn't overly worry me either. The experience might not be great but the quality is just fine as is the depth.

There's enough experience in that back row to compensate IMO via Lockers, Hansen and Hock(although he seems to have the mental age of a 9 year old).

My main issue is a lack of strike in the centres and a lack of depth in general in the outside backs. A dynamic hooker/halfback on the bench wouldn't go amiss either.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:20 pm  
No problem whatsoever with the props no one close to over the hill and lots of improvement to come.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 : Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:35 am  
Seems to have gone very quiet re Gaz Hock. Anybody know if the move is deffo off?
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