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Firstly Boden Thompson is not a never have been, has played at a good level in some good teams. Players can transform from ok to great and back again when they are at different clubs with different coaches. Lets give the lad a chance.
Secondly saying they havent played in 6-9 months is the clubs fault is ridiculous, no one had played in 4.5 months. Please have realistic expectations during a global pandemic
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They cant physically do 80% of the games. They have to be brought thru gradually especially forwards.


Agreed, but what they could do is play half the remaining games and play roughly half the minutes in those games. With no relegation there isn’t a better time to play the kids.
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Agreed, but what they could do is play half the remaining games and play roughly half the minutes in those games. With no relegation there isn’t a better time to play the kids.
I think this may well happen and hopefully the coaching team will target games for them to be used in.
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I think this may well happen and hopefully the coaching team will target games for them to be used in.


Agar says exactly that and explains why they went for Bodene Thompson and it makes a lot of sense.

Relying on kids and not using a full squad when the fixture list is goimg to be very heavy on the players is IMO irresponsible.

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LeedsLurch wrote:
Firstly Boden Thompson is not a never have been, has played at a good level in some good teams. Players can transform from ok to great and back again when they are at different clubs with different coaches. Lets give the lad a chance.
Secondly saying they havent played in 6-9 months is the clubs fault is ridiculous, no one had played in 4.5 months. Please have realistic expectations during a global pandemic

No, what's being said is that by oct/Nov there will have been 2-3+ months of rugby, they should definitely be introduced before then. Of course nobody is blaming the club for 5 months of not playing, but someone suggested they'd get there chance in oct/Nov massively extending their lack of match practice!!! Please have a reasonable grasp as to whats actually being said.

Also, what good teams has thompson played in?
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I dont think Thompson is good enough for Leeds but i do understand with Ward, Donaldson and Mellor out for a while we probably do need an experienced body and there wont have been many available. Hes a solid pro who wont let us down.

Personally id prefer the kids to be given a chance but i also realise its impossible for them to perform every week.

Its a fine balance but ultimately if Leeds are to be successful again the kids have to come thru and be held accountable to perform at a high standards.

Agars presser today he said the kids will be given a chance soon so lets hope he carries that thru.
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Strange but two weeks ago in the Yorkshire Post and RL press both Leeds and Huddersfield said there was ‘no way’ are we going to sign any Toronto player.

Not having a go but that’s a U turn at a speed worthy of our PM.....
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fartown since 1961 wrote:
Strange but two weeks ago in the Yorkshire Post and RL press both Leeds and Huddersfield said there was ‘no way’ are we going to sign any Toronto player.

Not having a go but that’s a U turn at a speed worthy of our PM.....

So our circumstances have changed and we'v changed our mind, so what?
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fartown since 1961 wrote:
Strange but two weeks ago in the Yorkshire Post and RL press both Leeds and Huddersfield said there was ‘no way’ are we going to sign any Toronto player.

Not having a go but that’s a U turn at a speed worthy of our PM.....
Nothing new here many times Hetherington has said Leeds have no interest in signing xplayer.One of the most famous ones was Ali Lauitiiti was asked if Leeds were interested GH said very good player but we will be signing him.The following day he signed for Leeds.
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So what exactly was it that Bodene did that Sam Walters couldn’t have done?
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