Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 306 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 ... 31  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:23 am 
100% League Network
100% League Network
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 29725
Location: The Corridor of Uncertainty
Judging by how Kear’s used Bustin less and less since he arrived it suggests to me that he’s on his way. I agree he’s got potential but has he improved much since he signed? He’s ok going forward but IMO he lacks agility in defence. Some moan about Crossley in this way but Bustin is much worse. Bustin is 22 and I personally would keep him.

As for the others Kirk keeps improving and I’d definitely keep him. Peltier is ok but can be a defensive liability. Magrin doesn’t offer much.

If Green is let go with Magrin and Bustin and we bring in Hirst that leaves us a bit short IMO. Foster needs to step up, maybe Scurr too.






"If you start listening to the fans it won't be long before you're sitting with them," - Wayne Bennett.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:24 am 
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 8:47 am
Posts: 5827
I'd be disappointed to lose Green as he has some real aggression. Agree overall out props have been disappointing. Crosskeys been caught out in defence numerous times. Maybe lowering his minutes might address this. Peltier runs are eye catching, but he's come up with a lot of errors this year.

I'd keep Bustin. He's only 21 and I think he's been mis-used in that we seem to play him in scorching hot days and wonder why he fatigues.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:40 am 
100% League Network
100% League Network
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 29725
Location: The Corridor of Uncertainty
I think this season Bustin has been picked when we’re down to the bare bones. That’s just happened to be times when it’s been red hot so he’s been unlucky. Despite that he does look to be carrying too much weight. It’s frustrating because he’s got potential.

Peltier’s ball security is a problem as is his defence. He’s worth a place because of the impact he brings off the bench.

Like I said, at our level nobody is perfect and for me Green is worth keeping. Shame he’s gone.






"If you start listening to the fans it won't be long before you're sitting with them," - Wayne Bennett.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:48 am 
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:46 pm
Posts: 326
Nothus wrote:I'd keep Bustin and just get him in better shape. He's only 22, that's far too young to be writing him off as a prop imo.


This exact post could have been made 12 months ago.
Hes done nothing in those 12 months to improve his shape / fitness.
Leage 1 is his level along with Magrin

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:06 pm 
100% League Network
100% League Network
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 29725
Location: The Corridor of Uncertainty
RagingBull wrote:This exact post could have been made 12 months ago.
Hes done nothing in those 12 months to improve his shape / fitness.
Leage 1 is his level along with Magrin


Given his age I'd give him another year to sort himself out. I suspect Kear's patience has run out.






"If you start listening to the fans it won't be long before you're sitting with them," - Wayne Bennett.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:28 pm 
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:27 pm
Posts: 5436
Location: Bradford
I'm always willing to forgive props for a lack of agility to some degree. Those of you who still watch the SL games on Sky will have recently seen Luke Thompson cost St Helens a try because of a poor read and being slightly flat footed in the defensive line. Proof that it happens to the best of them.

Writing off a player at such a young age is madness imo. Especially if Kear is thinking of bringing in Keegan Hirst, who I can guarantee you will have the exact same issues that we have with our current props. I think Hirst might even have worse hands than Peltier.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:56 pm 
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:50 pm
Posts: 750
Nothus wrote:I'm always willing to forgive props for a lack of agility to some degree. Those of you who still watch the SL games on Sky will have recently seen Luke Thompson cost St Helens a try because of a poor read and being slightly flat footed in the defensive line. Proof that it happens to the best of them.

Writing off a player at such a young age is madness imo. Especially if Kear is thinking of bringing in Keegan Hirst, who I can guarantee you will have the exact same issues that we have with our current props. I think Hirst might even have worse hands than Peltier.

Keegan Hirst is well below the level of player that we need at the club, and is certainly not a like for like replacement for James Green.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:04 pm 
100% League Network
100% League Network
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:55 pm
Posts: 6939
Location: LS9
Keegan is solid and dependable no doubt which will appeal to JK, but I think the noise I'd make on his signing would be 'meh'.






//www.twitter.com/pumpetypump

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:12 pm 
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:56 am
Posts: 334
beefy1 wrote:Keegan Hirst is well below the level of player that we need at the club, and is certainly not a like for like replacement for James Green.


Majority of Wakefield fans don't have anything negative to say about Hirst. That's good enough for me.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Signings 2020
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:29 pm 
Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:36 am
Posts: 198
I thought Hirst was off to fax... that’s why he’s there on loan now he’s making the move permanent next season

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 306 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 ... 31  Next





It is currently Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm

Retro.rlfans.com is no longer supported, we suggest that you try www.rlfans.com or i.rlfans.com or m.rlfans.com

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bull on a canary, Bulls4Champs, Bullsmad, Downbutnotout, faxcar, FevGrinder, Fr13daY, Highlander, Johnbulls, Mr Dog, scorchingdick and 144 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


It is currently Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,955,6201,83277,8194,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
TODAY 19:30
WSL
CASTLEFORDW
v
YORKW
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)





19

.