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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:29 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:29 am
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Strictly speaking this has little to do with Wakefield, however, with Saints making 9 changes for their fixture against London today, the result could have serious implications for our super league survival.
Although it's not unusual for sides to rest players in the week before (and after) a cup semi final, Saints choosing to make 9 changes for this game could be hugely important towards deciding which club faces the drop.
Having come unstuck just a few weeks ago when they rested 5 players, so many changes and with London fighting for survival almost gifts the 2 points to the opposition and with the LLS almost in their hands, they can easily afford to sacrifice a win.
They say that lightening doesn't strike twice but, for a side to have lost only 2 games all season to make so many changes against the bottom side, who the RFL believe "need" to be in the top flight could their be "dark forces" at work.
Clearly Trinity along with all of the other clubs under threat, still have their future in their own hands, especially as we still have to face London but, are they getting a deliberate helping hand ?
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:36 am
Posted by MKcat on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:36 am
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If we won a few games there would be no problems now.So the replacement players must be decent players to be on the Saints books.
Any updates on the players we are bringing in,re CC statement.
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:43 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:43 am
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MKcat wrote:
If we won a few games there would be no problems now.So the replacement players must be decent players to be on the Saints books.
Any updates on the players we are bringing in,re CC statement.


As I said, they rested 5 players a few weeks back and came unstuck so, it's reasonable to assume that, by resting 9, they will struggle to win.
I'm not suggesting that they are breaking any rules, as all of the players will be from their own playing roster but, they appear to be "throwing" the game, which is certainly against "the spirit of the game".
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:44 am
Posted by 4foxsake on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:44 am
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If we go down we’ve no-one to blame but ourselves. To be quite honest on our current form we deserve it.
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:47 am
Posted by ball-in-hand on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:47 am
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Why do they need to rest players for a cup game against Halifax ?
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 am
Posted by cosmicat on Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 am
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ball-in-hand wrote:
Why do they need to rest players for a cup game against Halifax ?

Agree,
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:35 am
Posted by The Avenger on Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:35 am
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What Sts do is up to them!

I’ll assume that the players selected for the London game are listed in their 2019 SL squad and as such their selection is as valid as any other player.

Maybe they’ll select a couple of Juniors from the Academy but given their superb record of talent production I won’t presume to second guess their judgement.

At the end of the day, Wakefield Trinity are responsible for winning enough points to stave off relegation and shouldn’t be looking outside the club for favours.

Sts are doing what’s best for Sts not trying to manipulate the relegation battle
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:43 am
Posted by trin77 on Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:43 am
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To be fair it's still a decent saints side with a lot of quality players. That would compete with most if not all current sides in SL. I think saints will win fairly comfortably Wakefields fate is in our own hands. We shouldn't be worrying about other clubs or conspiracy theories.
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:48 am
Posted by wotsupcas on Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:48 am
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The Avenger wrote:
What Sts do is up to them!

I’ll assume that the players selected for the London game are listed in their 2019 SL squad and as such their selection is as valid as any other player.

Maybe they’ll select a couple of Juniors from the Academy but given their superb record of talent production I won’t presume to second guess their judgement.

At the end of the day, Wakefield Trinity are responsible for winning enough points to stave off relegation and shouldn’t be looking outside the club for favours.

Sts are doing what’s best for Sts not trying to manipulate the relegation battle

You're correct saints can do what they like but that is a particularly weak squad. They are almost gifting an advantage to London in a tight relegation battle ...for the second time. It's not just us affected and it doesn't sit right with me. I wonder how saints would feel if the boot was on the other foot.
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Posted by Wildmoggy on Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:09 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
Strictly speaking this has little to do with Wakefield, however, with Saints making 9 changes for their fixture against London today, the result could have serious implications for our super league survival.
Although it's not unusual for sides to rest players in the week before (and after) a cup semi final, Saints choosing to make 9 changes for this game could be hugely important towards deciding which club faces the drop.
Having come unstuck just a few weeks ago when they rested 5 players, so many changes and with London fighting for survival almost gifts the 2 points to the opposition and with the LLS almost in their hands, they can easily afford to sacrifice a win.
They say that lightening doesn't strike twice but, for a side to have lost only 2 games all season to make so many changes against the bottom side, who the RFL believe "need" to be in the top flight could their be "dark forces" at work.
Clearly Trinity along with all of the other clubs under threat, still have their future in their own hands, especially as we still have to face London but, are they getting a deliberate helping hand ?


:lol: You are seriously having a laugh aren't you?!! Dark forces?! Were these in existence when we went down to their place twice and conceded over 80 points?!! If I were a London fan and read what you have put i'd be laughing my head off. Whomever goes down will no doubt deserve to do so, including ourselves, we've had weeks to arrest our slump, and haven't apart from 1 game. We've now got lots of opportunities again in the next few weeks to avoid relegation, so if we don't then we only have ourselves to blame.
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