WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Pauli back ?

Board index Super League Wakefield Trinity Pauli back ?

Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:47 am  

User avatarPopTart wrote:
PopTart User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:10 am
Posts: 13073
Location: wakefield
Eastern Wildcat wrote:
I get the point totally PT, regarding Jordy and his size, and you could probably add Bachelor in that same category. But then doesn't that take you to the old adage, that physique wise a young rugby league forward doesn't normally mature up until their mid 20's anyway.

I was talking with an ex Wakefield player of the 70's and early 80's yesterday, Paul McDermott, who played quite a bit at 13, but wasn't the biggest, and he was saying just the same.


Paul MC is a perfect example.
He always had the skills but was nudged out by big lads earlier in his career.
He was one of my favourites back then.

It's a sad fact that sized does matter in Rugby League these days. It goes against someone like Annakin who has a heart appropriate to a WWE size player but can't always match it against the big lads.
Crowther I feel isn't quite like that. He's actually quite a big lad and has a big heart too. I think with age he will fill out more and also grow his technique because of it. In my opinion he will make a very good super league player, he just isn't the complete package yet.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker - Buddha
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:19 pm  
Eastern Wildcat Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:55 am
Posts: 2737
Nice bloke too.

He's helped my lad develop his rugby league facebook page, and gain a better profile, not to mention the tag rugby side he has just put together for "Euro Tag"
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:04 pm  

User avatarKettykat wrote:
Kettykat User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:07 am
Posts: 569
I look back to Richard slater who played for us many moons ago and reminds me very much of Crowther, Fantastic club man and could play well above his weight because he had the heart of a lion.
Weight is a great advantage only if you have the desire to use it
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:08 pm  

Fishermanscap Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Posts: 1946
Kettykat wrote:
I look back to Richard slater who played for us many moons ago and reminds me very much of Crowther, Fantastic club man and could play well above his weight because he had the heart of a lion.
Weight is a great advantage only if you have the desire to use it


Indeed. It only really matters at International level imo where every aspect matters, at SL level it would help but you can get by.
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:44 pm  

RWB wrote:
RWB Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Posts: 212
If Crowther had England/Hirst's size he'd probably be a world beater. Good hands and makes a lot of tackles, does get dominated at times when taking settlers in but I don't really consider that to be his role in the team.
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:34 pm  
Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2002 11:01 pm
Posts: 7840
Location: Standing on the heads of Giants
RWB wrote:
If Crowther had England/Hirst's size he'd probably be a world beater. Good hands and makes a lot of tackles, does get dominated at times when taking settlers in but I don't really consider that to be his role in the team.

Haven't people said this time and time again about little guys. Remember everyone saying if you could put Billy Conway's heart in Andy Kelly,s body ... etc
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as me.

WTRLC 2012 to 2014 "The wasted years"

Magic Weekend "Whipping Boys" 2013, 2014 & 2015

2017 - The year the dream disappeared under Grix's right foot.

2018 - The FinniChezz Bromance

2019 - The return of the Prodigal Son.

2020 - There is no Plan B
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:35 pm  

User avatarPopTart wrote:
PopTart User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:10 am
Posts: 13073
Location: wakefield
That's partly the mentality of the little guy that makes it in a big guy sport. Plenty of little guys have no heart.
When you get a big guy who is a competitor you get an Andy Farrell.
Kelly did ok for himself and if he'd been more aggressive would probably have lost something else.
It's the way it is.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker - Buddha
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:47 pm  
Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2002 11:01 pm
Posts: 7840
Location: Standing on the heads of Giants
Kettykat wrote:
I look back to Richard slater who played for us many moons ago and reminds me very much of Crowther, Fantastic club man and could play well above his weight because he had the heart of a lion.


Aye. Chose to go to Fev!
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as me.

WTRLC 2012 to 2014 "The wasted years"

Magic Weekend "Whipping Boys" 2013, 2014 & 2015

2017 - The year the dream disappeared under Grix's right foot.

2018 - The FinniChezz Bromance

2019 - The return of the Prodigal Son.

2020 - There is no Plan B
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:24 pm  

User avatarEarly Bath wrote:
Early Bath User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:53 pm
Posts: 2950
Location: Lymm
PopTart wrote:
I'm starting to think we would have been better just playing Sau in the second row.


As a Salfrd fan (here in peace) I agree - don`t think he figures in Watsons plans but I agree he could be useful in the second row.

Makes sense now to make the loan swap for good!
Re: Pauli back ? Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:48 pm  

User avatarKettykat wrote:
Kettykat User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:07 am
Posts: 569
Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo wrote:
Aye. Chose to go to Fev!

Most players move on ,think we got five or more years out of him before he moved on ,but more importantly not only his tackling technique but his heart would put most of our team to shame at the moment .Yes we are lacking grunt up front which is understandable with the injuries but our defence is laughable, too many players grabbing and not getting stuck in ,hasting should have been snapped in two when running through us at Will on Sunday.Until we get our players bending the opposition in the tackle we will always be up against it .
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: coco the fullback, Kettykat, upthecats and 48 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to Wakefield Trinity


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
5,073,05447378,2284,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and fixtures and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
Please Support RLFANS.COM


YOU HAVE RL FIXTURES OFF
RLFANS Recent Posts