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Depends on what we've got planned for the rest of the quota spots, if the either of the Tom Burgess or Luke Thompson signing rumours are true this makes a bit of sense.

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Agree Christopher. People need to remember the game is in a financial crisis too. We don’t have mega bucks to splash. Bodene has gone well to date and fitted in really well. It will be a cheap deal stiffens our pack and leaves whatever we have spare for a good prop and maybe a 6 though I feel a 6 will be a bit off yet

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Would much rather any one of our young back rowers got all of Thompson's minutes. Same with Donaldson. Two complete garbage players. Play the kids.

To waste a quota spot on Thompson is absolutely criminal.
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Bang wrote:
Would much rather any one of our young back rowers got all of Thompson's minutes. Same with Donaldson. Two complete garbage players. Play the kids.

To waste a quota spot on Thompson is absolutely criminal.



Donaldson, Garbage?

Give over.

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Several months ago I would probably have agreed that we should be giving the kids a chance.
But as it stands now the likes of Donaldson in particular have proved their worth this season.
Whilst Thompson might not be the star we are looking for I do see the merits in having him around.
He can do the hard graft and won`t take a backward step or be intimidated like perhaps the younger blokes might.
As for Donaldson I wish we had a few more like him who week in and week out puts his body on the line.
Playing alongside experienced players will do no harm to the development of the kids going forward and takes some of the pressure off them in the meantime.

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I think that's the context we should consider. Leeds are trying to fill the club with good role models BECAUSE they are trying to develop the young lads through, not because they're trying to block them.

They will have a plan - there is almost universal consensus on here that another prop is necessary, and rumours the club is on the hunt. What we can't afford to do is have any complacency because we lifted the CC this year - the squad still needs development if we are to become the top side in SL again.

I am looking forward to next season already; I feel we have a much better foundation than we've had for a number of years. Probably not the finished article yet and we'll have to see just how financially exposed Leeds has been to COVID compared to the likes of Saints and Wigan. But if we're winning more than we're losing, and playing good stuff along the way with the young talent developing, happy days.

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Bodene Thompson has earned a contract with us imo his effort has been first class if we've offered him a 3 year deal i can get why people might be moaning but I believe it's just a year extension til end of 2021 season ( even a two year deal isn't the end of world I don't think) he takes up a quota spot yes, but we still have a spare quota spot to use if the right overseas player become available for us to try and sign. But with the Rumours we might be looking at a English born Prop such as Luke Thompson or Tom Burgess who we've been rumoured with i have no problem with B.Thompson getting a contract he can cover our back row if we were to have some injuries can also play a bit of middle handy player to have for me.

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Trebor1 wrote:
Agree Christopher. People need to remember the game is in a financial crisis too. We don’t have mega bucks to splash. Bodene has gone well to date and fitted in really well. It will be a cheap deal stiffens our pack and leaves whatever we have spare for a good prop and maybe a 6 though I feel a 6 will be a bit off yet

Cheap? He will be well paid as a 1st Team member.
As for remembering a financial crisis why waste the money & s Quota spot on a grafter when we have plenty already?
Quota spots should be for quality players Thompson isnt one.
As for needing role models Gale T.Briscoe Prior Ava Dwyer Leeming Myler Sinfield as DOR are all role models hpw many 32yr old role models fo we need?
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Yes I think there’s a very good chance he’ll be a pretty cheap signing salary wise, he’s hardly an overseas superstar nor is he in the peak of his career.. In my opinion of course, happy to be proven wrong however.

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Cheap? He will be well paid as a 1st Team member.
As for remembering a financial crisis why waste the money & s Quota spot on a grafter when we have plenty already?
Quota spots should be for quality players Thompson isnt one.
As for needing role models Gale T.Briscoe Prior Ava Dwyer Leeming Myler Sinfield as DOR are all role models hpw many 32yr old role models fo we need?


All good points though for me if we're going to upgrade then a replacement needs to be a significant improvement. Marginal gains are all well and good but would they outweigh the disruption? The role model argument shouldn't apply. Like you say, there should be plenty already
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