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Re: Squad 2020
Post Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 am
Posted by Gallanteer on Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 am
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Whilst we wait for a potential final signing, what's the thought on Captain?

Tomkins was a complete disaster. Too many times we saw the team, hands on hips behind the sticks just not talking to each other - a Captain should be rallying the troops at moments like that, not stood around like strangers.

Suggestions from me would be Hauraki, Linnett or Lawler.
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Re: Squad 2020
Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:58 am
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:58 am
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Gallanteer wrote:
Whilst we wait for a potential final signing, what's the thought on Captain?

Tomkins was a complete disaster. Too many times we saw the team, hands on hips behind the sticks just not talking to each other - a Captain should be rallying the troops at moments like that, not stood around like strangers.

Suggestions from me would be Hauraki, Linnett or Lawler.



For me, it has to be someone vocal. Those 3 you mention don't come across as the vocal types.
Re: Squad 2020
Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:56 am
Posted by Gallanteer on Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:56 am
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LifeLongHKRFan wrote:
For me, it has to be someone vocal. Those 3 you mention don't come across as the vocal types.


They probably haven't given them a chance in that respect - look at Mick Vella.

The obvious candidate is homecoming boy Abdul but I don't think new players should immediately be made captain - they have to earn it.
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Re: Squad 2020
Post Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Posted by Mild Rover on Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:49 pm
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I don’t put much weight on captaincy tbh.

However, depending on when he arrives, maybe SKD?

His record is bound to command respect and he got good reviews for mentoring young players at Newcastle, I think.
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Re: Squad 2020
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Posted by Rubyred1 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 pm
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Time is Ticking now. Do we really think we can pull off a recognized well known Half back at this late stage?
Re: Squad 2020
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Posted by eastul105 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:26 pm
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I don't think there's any rush tbh we've enough to start the season see how we go
Re: Squad 2020
Post Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:23 am
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:23 am
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With the team we have assembled, its no wonder we are one of the favourites for relegation.
Re: Squad 2020
Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Posted by Wharfedale on Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 pm
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Squad coming along nicely, Tony Smith is being patient wanting the right half-back. Not sure who will make the best Captain, anything better than Tomkins. He couldn't commit to moving a few miles over the Penninies to Beverley but can quite happily drag his family to France. Or needs Sam to look after him?
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Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Posted by StanTheMan6 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:32 pm
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With Tony Smith biding his time looking at halfbacks it got me thinking who might become available should they not feature much for their contracted side.

McLelland on loan from Leeds perhaps (Lui, Gale and currently Myler)
Atkin on loan (Brown and Lolohea). Appreciate that one is maybe highly unlikely

Any other British halfbacks that spring to mind that may be options if not getting game time outside of those already discussed?
Re: Squad 2020
Post Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 am
Posted by Davetherobin on Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 am
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The fact we was considering Jared sammut means they maybe thinking of moving somebody on ... and the fact we have turned down dec Patton means we are looking for a decent player higher up the market although I would of said Patton may have been a short term fix untill Lewis gets more game time... any rumours on any more players coming in I’d be happy if we got that young half from Leeds him and Lewis in a few seasons would be a great half back pairing
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