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Wakefield Sunday. : Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:33 pm  
Will Farrell and Bateman play Sunday, what team do you think will turn out as Wakefield is a hard place to visit.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:14 pm  
Ashton Bears wrote:
Will Farrell and Bateman play Sunday, what team do you think will turn out as Wakefield is a hard place to visit.


Same 17 as Wire except Powell for Shorrocks.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:19 pm  
Itchy Arsenal wrote:
Same 17 as Wire except Powell for Shorrocks.

Powell’s out for at least 3 more weeks. O’Neill is available though.

Peet indicated on his interview that they’ll give Bateman another week. He also hinted on not playing Faz.

Tommy working with a specialist on his calf.

No mention of Thornely I don’t think he’ll play again this year.

I say this every week but I’d like Cust 9 Field 6 French 1. We looked so much more dangerous with that spine. French didn’t get a pass in the first half on the wing and his yardage carries aren’t great.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:23 pm  
Any update on Havard?

Injury didn’t sound too serious but don’t think Peet will take any risks.

Hope to see young Halsall get another run out.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:35 pm  
Enfield St wrote:
Any update on Havard?

Injury didn’t sound too serious but don’t think Peet will take any risks.

Hope to see young Halsall get another run out.

4/5 weeks and he’s already missed 2.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:00 am  
Ashton Bears wrote:
Will Farrell and Bateman play Sunday, what team do you think will turn out as Wakefield is a hard place to visit.


Think Will Farrells filming a movie somewhere… I’ll see myself out
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:08 am  
WWste wrote:
Think Will Farrells filming a movie somewhere… I’ll see myself out

Yep and here’s your coat :D
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:27 am  
Feels like a dangerous game - it isn't a glamorous fixture and the Wigan players are probably sick to death of Belle Vue with this being the third visit this year. These loop fixtures are really uninspiring particularly when they're against teams at the bottom end. They need to put that to one side and keep their eyes on the prize of the top 2 and Old Trafford as Wakefield seem to have improved their form.

I agree with NSW (and I've been repeating myself all year as well) - still think we'd be better going with French at 1 and Field at 6. Would be interesting to see how Cust goes at 9 in a run of games although I have a feeling that there may have been an prior agreement between Cust and the club that he would be played at 6 and not at 9. I'm in the halfway house with Powell - he does a lot of good things for us and is a defensive machine but sometimes you think we could get more attacking spark from that position.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:55 am  
MadDogg wrote:
Feels like a dangerous game - it isn't a glamorous fixture and the Wigan players are probably sick to death of Belle Vue with this being the third visit this year. These loop fixtures are really uninspiring particularly when they're against teams at the bottom end. They need to put that to one side and keep their eyes on the prize of the top 2 and Old Trafford as Wakefield seem to have improved their form.

I agree with NSW (and I've been repeating myself all year as well) - still think we'd be better going with French at 1 and Field at 6. Would be interesting to see how Cust goes at 9 in a run of games although I have a feeling that there may have been an prior agreement between Cust and the club that he would be played at 6 and not at 9. I'm in the halfway house with Powell - he does a lot of good things for us and is a defensive machine but sometimes you think we could get more attacking spark from that position.


Apologies to pick on your post to view my thoughts on the Cust to 9 debate, I was getting frustrated with so many previous posts on the subject but didn't get chance to reply and now I have, yours is the one that has reminded me to reply


Pre game Friday we were in the local Chop House early on and an ex poster from here (ABP) was in and he was very concerned about the game.
Keeping it simple we said 2 things
1/it's always more nervous against a rival like wire/saints because you dread the thought of losing to them more

But
2/ When discussing the game and before we knew the team we said to him play Shorrocks at 9, French wing and Field FB
Plan should be to take them in down the middle for half an hour, and then do exact same thing again, and again, and again, because we would dominate in this area and tire them out.
We then Said Cust to 9 and it also gives us the ability to then "change it up" with Field at 6 and French at FB with slight change in centre I.e. KPP moving there and Bibby wing etc.
We didn't discuss Magos introduction, but that, along with changing things up around the 55min Mark changed the game

But

To change the game does disservice to the hard work and platform first 50mins or so and no way would Cust for example be able to play as he did last 20/25 in the first 20/25
He found that space etc due to the hard work in the first 50/55
Also, I would rather go that way, than start with Miski and play French at 1 and Field at 6 and then figure out how to take players off to mover Field to 1 and French to Wing, doesn't seem as easy and or provide a change up
I believe that was Peets game plan and it worked a treat

Moving forward, is it an option, absolutely

But O'Neil, and subsequently Powell when he returns start the game every week for me.
Re: Wakefield Sunday. : Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:09 pm  
Jukesays wrote:
Apologies to pick on your post to view my thoughts on the Cust to 9 debate, I was getting frustrated with so many previous posts on the subject but didn't get chance to reply and now I have, yours is the one that has reminded me to reply


Pre game Friday we were in the local Chop House early on and an ex poster from here (ABP) was in and he was very concerned about the game.
Keeping it simple we said 2 things
1/it's always more nervous against a rival like wire/saints because you dread the thought of losing to them more

But
2/ When discussing the game and before we knew the team we said to him play Shorrocks at 9, French wing and Field FB
Plan should be to take them in down the middle for half an hour, and then do exact same thing again, and again, and again, because we would dominate in this area and tire them out.
We then Said Cust to 9 and it also gives us the ability to then "change it up" with Field at 6 and French at FB with slight change in centre I.e. KPP moving there and Bibby wing etc.
We didn't discuss Magos introduction, but that, along with changing things up around the 55min Mark changed the game

But

To change the game does disservice to the hard work and platform first 50mins or so and no way would Cust for example be able to play as he did last 20/25 in the first 20/25
He found that space etc due to the hard work in the first 50/55
Also, I would rather go that way, than start with Miski and play French at 1 and Field at 6 and then figure out how to take players off to mover Field to 1 and French to Wing, doesn't seem as easy and or provide a change up
I believe that was Peets game plan and it worked a treat

Moving forward, is it an option, absolutely

But O'Neil, and subsequently Powell when he returns start the game every week for me.


Great post - you've changed my view on that one. I hope we still retain that option to switch Cust to 9 mid game in the future though - either with Miski or Leuluai on the bench along with the three front rowers.
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