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Re: McNally released
Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Posted by maurice on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:47 pm
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Unfortunately I think you are right. He will also see it as what he did last year saved the club. He obviously saw last years performances coupled with no middle 8s, with at the very least Toronto still in the League and decided to keep his money in his pocket regardless of player welfare.

I agree on the Leigh fans even when Beaumont created the big rivalry always good people to come across and that first game at LSV was fantastic the atmosphere was brilliant


Not a bad assumption on 2018, we had too many new faces with the wrong attitude signed by a bloke with no affinity to the club who was given free reign to do so by the bloke providing the cash.
A number of the squad had no respect for the badge or the comp and their lifestyles showed that personally I would have fekked them all off in Feb.
I also believe he is taking a sabbatical this year but I have also heard we have an owner in waiting looking on as to how we perform as a club this season - we host MUFC Women and under 23's at the ground - its amazing the money that now walks into the stadium - the joys of being a RL fan eh
Re: McNally released
Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:15 am
Posted by thepimp007 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:15 am
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maurice wrote:
Not a bad assumption on 2018, we had too many new faces with the wrong attitude signed by a bloke with no affinity to the club who was given free reign to do so by the bloke providing the cash.
A number of the squad had no respect for the badge or the comp and their lifestyles showed that personally I would have fekked them all off in Feb.
I also believe he is taking a sabbatical this year but I have also heard we have an owner in waiting looking on as to how we perform as a club this season - we host MUFC Women and under 23's at the ground - its amazing the money that now walks into the stadium - the joys of being a RL fan eh


Indeed! On the face of it the squad was good enough in my opinion to better Toronto and London. He obviously had loyalty to Jukes and maybe wanted to save face by not getting rid of Cunningham early as it would show he made a mistake employing him to start with.

Its really good to see your team assembled this year with a heartbeat of Leigh in it. Also depending if you do dual reg with Saints and what players you may get you could be a dark horse for that 5th spot too in my opinion
Re: McNally released
Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am
Posted by Bulls Boy 2011 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am
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Indeed! On the face of it the squad was good enough in my opinion to better Toronto and London. He obviously had loyalty to Jukes and maybe wanted to save face by not getting rid of Cunningham early as it would show he made a mistake employing him to start with.

Its really good to see your team assembled this year with a heartbeat of Leigh in it. Also depending if you do dual reg with Saints and what players you may get you could be a dark horse for that 5th spot too in my opinion


Hard to disagree with any of that. People shoot me down when I say I think Leigh have recruited quality. They’ve done a Bradford in terms of recruiting players from the area or at least ones who have Leigh in their hearts (Ridyard, McNally, Pownall etc). They will be a tough team to beat. Really looking forward to the Bradford v Leigh games again!
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Re: McNally released
Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:57 am
Posted by Nothus on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:57 am
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They still need a lot more players imo. That squad is nowhere near big enough and dual reg can only help so much. It's also risky to rely on dr players because there's no guarantee that they'll be available week in week out.
It's a long season and this is a very tough league, I don't think Leigh will make the top 5. I think it's a building process for them now, just like it is for us really. Aim to finish as high as possible and just go from there. Boom and bust is a fool's game.
Re: McNally released
Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:05 am
Posted by Greg Florimos Boots on Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:05 am
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Their backs look decent but their forwards look mid championship level at very best and a 20 man squad is not going to cut it. They are probably at least 7 players away from even thinking about top 5.

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Re: McNally released
Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Posted by Bullseye on Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm
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As we all know dual reg and loans are all very well until they’re recalled. We had a slim possibility of staying up in 2017 but that was utterly scuppered at Easter when we had all our dual reg and loanees recalled. We never recovered.

I think Leigh will surprise a few early on in the season but the lack of depth will be their undoing. Mid table at best I think but given how bleak things looked a couple of months back that isn’t bad at all.
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Re: McNally released
Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Posted by Alan on Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm
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Signing announced by Leigh today. A lot of good things said about Andrew Chalmers, John Kear & Stuart Duffy, by Gregg and John Duffy. :CLAP: :CLAP:

https://leighrl.co.uk/wp/blog/2019/01/1 ... g-mcnally/
Re: McNally released
Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:25 am
Posted by gunners guns13 on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:25 am
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If we (leigh)finish in the top half of the league then that is a very good season considering were we were a couple of months ago and if we're very lucky with injuries we could finish in the top 5 but I would be surprised,but u never know just like who thought London would go Toronto in million pound game and win..its sport and anything's possible
P.S good luck to yourselves this year because a strong Bradford is good for rugby and ur supporters deserve to be at the top table the way u've backed the team these last couple of years :CLAP:
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