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Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Posted by REDEOD on Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:36 pm
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Natural hookers:

Lunt - too injury prone
Lee - simply not good

Makeshift/cover for the 9 role:

Addy - not a hooker & not SL standard regardless of position
Lawler - not a hooker
Atkin - the best of the makeshift options, but still not as good as any natural 9. Should be a starting 1/2 back IMO.

Any option that is a natural in the role (& is better than Lee) will be a positive addition to what we’ve been seeing for the majority of this season.
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Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:00 am
Posted by Mr. Zucchini Head on Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:00 am
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No7.David.Bishop wrote:
I have said this on another website,

McShane

Roby

Dwyer

Parcel

Clarke

Hookers that are killing and terrifying teams with there runs from dummy half. This has been our problem all season and has cost us points IMO. But that idiot Sheens still sticks other players there that are NOT natural hookers. Lets hope Ford has sorted this when that pile of trash goes :SHOOT:


Dwyer is the perfect example of why there is more to being a hooker than running from DH. He is a liability at times. Way too erratic.
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:15 am
Posted by Dave K. on Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:15 am
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Has Craig Harrison not got any available hookers, as he seems your main source of recruitment, now that he big pal will be in charge of recruitment.

Minikin
Ryan
Hadley

All looking like signing next year and all on Craigs books.
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 am
Posted by des lawson on Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 am
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Dave K. wrote:
Has Craig Harrison not got any available hookers, as he seems your main source of recruitment, now that he big pal will be in charge of recruitment.

Minikin
Ryan
Hadley

All looking like signing next year and all on Craigs books.


Ive heard the same dave,alex mellor who we were both interested in has signed for leeds.
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:27 am
Posted by Dave K. on Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:27 am
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des lawson wrote:
Ive heard the same dave,alex mellor who we were both interested in has signed for leeds.


I don't know much about Mellor, he looked good against us at Magic, but then you and I would have that game.

Tough to recruit this year, with Toronto likely to come up and Wigan and Leeds looking to spend some money, we are a bit fortunate that we have some quota spots and think thats why we are getting our recruitment done early.

I think Hadley and Abdul are good signings, plus Lui if he still comes (Which looks unlikely now).

Cunningham would also be a very good signing for you, if he wants a move back North.
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:58 am
Posted by des lawson on Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:58 am
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Dave K. wrote:
I don't know much about Mellor, he looked good against us at Magic, but then you and I would have that game.

Tough to recruit this year, with Toronto likely to come up and Wigan and Leeds looking to spend some money, we are a bit fortunate that we have some quota spots and think thats why we are getting our recruitment done early.

I think Hadley and Abdul are good signings, plus Lui if he still comes (Which looks unlikely now).

Cunningham would also be a very good signing for you, if he wants a move back North.


Huddersfield fans seem sorry to see him go,as you say he was good at magic,but who wasn't for them.
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:11 am
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:11 am
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Saw the title of this thread and thought it was about a new ITV drama series. :lol: :lol:
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:53 am
Posted by barham red on Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:53 am
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Hooking should be all about distribution, decision making and tackling in that order

The likes of Roby & clarke have it all in abundance, you can probably get away with 2 of the 3 but our current makeshift incumbents have 1 at best.

The galling thing is we knew at the end of last season the likelihood was that Lunt (our only real hooker) was going to miss large chunks of the season and maybe all of it based on prognosis so Sheens not having a hooker was all of his own doing.

If we'd had a recognised hooker playing we'd have won more games by now an likely still been in the cup.
Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am
Posted by Gallanteer on Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am
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HDM claim we want a swap deal - Lunt for Parcel and Leeds are up for it. We need to free an overseas spot though.

Junior on loan to York - probable precursor to releasing him.

Lunt fit but not selected last week - now obvious that we don't want to get him injured so this deal can go through quickly.

It's a swap I'd accept but I don't see what Leeds get out of it (apart from lthe fact Parcell must be on a bigger wage).

Also this swap rumour has been going on for a few weeks before Smith came on board - wonder what he thinks about it?
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Re: The Hooker conundrum
Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:40 am
Posted by Raggytash on Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:40 am
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Crazily good deal for you boys. Much better hooker than Lunt is right now. You're gonna be twice the team you are now with Parcell at hooker and Quinlan back. Add in the Smith factor and I reckon you've all got good reason to be excited about the rest of the season.
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