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George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:58 am  
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Thank christ Wire came in with an offer Williams couldn't refuse when he came back from the NRL.

Offered little to nothing in attack last night other than his daft 'goose stepping' that we'd seen far too often over the years and a few grubber kicks that sailed into touch. He's the kind of player who tends to have a decent game one in every six matches, which for the coin he's on just isn't worth it.

Some of this can be attributed to the lack of talent around him, especially in the pack but what do you expect when you're paying top dollar for 2-3 players and the rest are on peanuts.

Reminds me of the Barrett days at Wigan when the squad was top heavy paying a few players well over the odds leaving three quarters of the squad to fight for what's left of the cap.

Anyway, back to Williams..... dodged an expensive bullet there, Cust played him off the park.
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Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:23 am  
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Put Williams in our team and he would look as good as ever.
Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:27 am  
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Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:29 am  
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Quite happy with Cust


So am I. Thought his distribution last night was tremendous.
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Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:35 am  
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George's problem for me is ego. The way he treated Wigan on his return from Aus demonstrated a hugely inflated sense of his own importance. I've seen quite a bit of Wire this season, and have yet to see anything from him that would justify that.

He drifts in and our of games, doing the odd good thing. Which is exactly what he used to do at Wigan. He made more of an effort at Canberra, but that's likely because he knew that nothing less would be tolerated ... which indicates to me that he's capable of a lot more than he's delivering.

Someone compared him to Trent Barrett. I couldn't disagree more. Barrett made a poor team look better than it was by taking games by the scruff of the neck and winning them virtually on his own. I've never ever seen George Williams do that.

He's not the kind of player who would, because he's one of these who seems to think that simply being on the field justifies his salary.

We've had several of these at Wigan in recent times. Thankfully, they're all now someone else's problem.
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Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:36 am  
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Put Williams in our team and he would look as good as ever.


We couldn't afford him unless we offloaded players.
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Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:42 am  
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Williams gave us good service and he is a good player but his agent must be a magician to have pulled his marquee contracts out of his hat. He is worthy of being paid to a level of a top 5 player at any superleague club but when you hear he’s probably the highest paid player in the league, it just makes you think that George must get his agent a decent Christmas present.
Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:59 am  
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MattyB wrote:
We couldn't afford him unless we offloaded players.


It's not hard to imagine that his "cap value" wouldn't be too far off what we paid Zak. His real world salary tho, is something different.

I've never bought into the Williams hype as he's essentially a HB with great footwork, but holes in the rest of his game. That isn't an issue when you've got Tomkins outside you, delivering killer balls. When you need him to be that player however, it all unravels.

That being said, his benefit to Wigan with all the dispensations we'd have got, made it an attractive option.
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Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:54 am  
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I'll hold my hand up: when GW was on the point of leaving Canberra, I said, it would be just awful if he ended up at Warrington or Leeds. A sentiment shared by many Wigan fans at the time, I'm sure.

But nowadays, I'm much more relaxed about it! :lol:

And, as I've said before, I like Cust. He is a half, not a dummy-half as some keep insisting for some reason, and after a slightly shaky start in SL, I think he is improving week on week, and can be a good player for us for years to come. We have a pairing with real potential with him and Harry Smith.
Re: George Williams Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:25 pm  
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Cust and Smith as a pair look to have real potential as for Williams he needs to get his head sorted given he’s likely to be the starting half for England in a few months time
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