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Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 am
Posted by WIZEB on Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 am
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I've got visions of JTP doing those David Byrne dance moves in the video.
Same as it ever was.
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 6:56 am
Posted by Jake the Peg on Thu May 16, 2019 6:56 am
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WIZEB wrote:
I've got visions of JTP doing those David Byrne dance moves in the video.
Same as it ever was.


I have visions of you and the coffee woman sharing a bottle of white lightening on wiv seafront :lol:
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 6:58 am
Posted by Riderofthepalehorse on Thu May 16, 2019 6:58 am
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Jake the Peg wrote:
I have visions of you and the coffee woman sharing a bottle of white lightening on wiv seafront :lol:


Your avin some strange dreams and visions lately Jake.

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Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 7:15 am
Posted by Mr. Zucchini Head on Thu May 16, 2019 7:15 am
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Mrs Barista wrote:


Some of our fans do have a history of writing off new signings before they have had a chance, but this isn't a good comparison.

Tuimavave was an unknown to most people when he signed. Looking down that thread most of the criticisms were based on his lack of first grade games or the fact that he was seen as a utility when we needed a specialist centre. Nobody had much of a idea on him as a player because most had never seen him play before.

I think everyone is pretty familiar with Swift. I've seen him play plenty of times. I know what he is about. I think he is a decent winger. Not a great one, but ok. I don't think he is as good as Faraimo or Ratu. If we didn't have other options for the wing then I would be saying it would be a good move. He would be good backup and would provide a bit of competition to the starters. But when you are trying to maximise the salary cap, I just don't see the point. Now if Matty Dawson Jones was moving on that would be different.
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 7:28 am
Posted by Dave K. on Thu May 16, 2019 7:28 am
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Mr. Zucchini Head wrote:
Some of our fans do have a history of writing off new signings before they have had a chance, but this isn't a good comparison.

Tuimavave was an unknown to most people when he signed. Looking down that thread most of the criticisms were based on his lack of first grade games or the fact that he was seen as a utility when we needed a specialist centre. Nobody had much of a idea on him as a player because most had never seen him play before.

I think everyone is pretty familiar with Swift. I've seen him play plenty of times. I know what he is about. I think he is a decent winger. Not a great one, but ok. I don't think he is as good as Faraimo or Ratu. If we didn't have other options for the wing then I would be saying it would be a good move. He would be good backup and would provide a bit of competition to the starters. But when you are trying to maximise the salary cap, I just don't see the point. Now if Matty Dawson Jones was moving on that would be different.


Decent post, although too far to early IMo to say that about Ratu, he has started well, but still has a way to go, hopefully he will turn out as good as Paul Sterling was. It's a squad game now and he will provide great competition of for the other two, I'm not sure Dawson will do that.

I think we need 4 recognised wingers, this season against Wakey we had 3 wingers out.

I don't see the big deal, no one knows how much he will be on and if this will affect the recruitment of key forwards, Radford and Pearson will have done the numbers and think they can sign 4 forwards plus Swift within our cap, then we have to trust them.
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 am
Posted by scarrie on Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 am
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It's impossible to judge recruitment until we have a clearer picture of who is leaving and staying.
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Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 am
Posted by Mrs Barista on Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 am
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WIZEB wrote:
I've got visions of JTP doing those David Byrne dance moves in the video.
Same as it ever was.

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=600561&start=49
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am
Posted by al283 on Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am
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All of this just shows the complexities & challenges they face in recruitment. I suggest the club are best placed to decide as they know what contracts are in place, what those ooc want, and what newbies are looking for.

I just really really hope this time we get it right, this is our biggest opportunity for squad overhaul for years, decisions made will impact not just next season but the next two as well.
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am
Posted by Dave K. on Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 am
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scarrie wrote:
It's impossible to judge recruitment until we have a clearer picture of who is leaving and staying.


Exactly, winger is least of our worries.
Re: Recruitment 2020
Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 am
Posted by al283 on Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 am
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:lol: Oh and a crystal ball or mystic meg would be really useful acquisitions as well !
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