Board index Super League Warrington Wolves Our Glaring Deficiency V2



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 pm 
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:53 pm
Posts: 9093
Location: Somewhere under the salary cap
its our inability to bring in good SL players from the youth setup.

you cant say we haven't tried.... when you go through the last 10 years, we have brought alot of players through.

It just never seems to work out for that long.

Cooper, Patton, Philbin, King, Currie..... thats it really isn't it in the current side ... 3 of those are under pressure as well.... wouldn't even like to list the others.

Do we have any lined up that might make a statement this coming season? I thought Thewlis looked very promising for someone so young in the few glimpses we had of him.






Massive pessimist

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:19 pm 
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Posts: 1990
Sometimes I think the club shows a lack of faith in younger players, certainly in terms of team selection.

Towards the end of last season I was sick to death of seeing the same squads, same starting 17 making the same mistakes. It was stale, unimaginative and blinkered.

Livett posesses potential but gets farmed out to HKR for months on end. Morgan Smith was told he was a hooker and then sold when it didn't work out. Luis Johnson had a stellar debut then disappears. Moran gets overlooked for Tasi. Mamo replaces Jack Johnson.

When we get an injury in the centres we stick Hughes there. Short in the pack? Stick Atkins there and now people are suggesting Burrell rather than blooding a youngster.

Maybe the lack of opportunity means when our youngsters do get first team action they are undercooked or are treated, and feel, like stopgaps.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:41 pm 
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 9:02 pm
Posts: 406
I don’t think we have got the appetite or patience to park the monkey for 5 years, to build a G F Winning team on that basis,

We have become so frantic and frenetic and paranoid about the GF that next year has to be our year, “I want it now” :D

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:39 pm 
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:52 pm
Posts: 28030
Location: Warrington
I went to the launch of the Talent Pathway at Warrington the other week. A very basic presentation and explanation of the setup, then asked all the parents to pay £40 for a Warrington shirt with a number on so they could better identify them. I was speaking to one of the coaches there and he explained they are trying to get Warrington up to the standard of the other top category sides and it's a work in progress. They said they had sessions planned for next year in the school holidays and they have a training session every now and again for players they've already identified. All very vague and distant, even for those in already identified as talented.

Meanwhile a week later, Saints had the best kids from the Warrington, Wigan and St Helens areas, plus lads from Cumbria and Leeds down at Cowley, organised into abillity levels, with the top set told they're being looked at for scholarships and to sign for them as they have the best pathway and a proven track record and would take them to Australia on tour.

Warrington seem to be doing the right things, they just need to put a rocket up it and be more aggressive about it. They've got some of the right players earmarked, but from talking to a few parents, they're likely to miss out on most of them.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:11 am 
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:09 pm
Posts: 13961
morrisseyisawire wrote:Sometimes I think the club shows a lack of faith in younger players, certainly in terms of team selection.

Towards the end of last season I was sick to death of seeing the same squads, same starting 17 making the same mistakes. It was stale, unimaginative and blinkered.

Livett posesses potential but gets farmed out to HKR for months on end. Morgan Smith was told he was a hooker and then sold when it didn't work out. Luis Johnson had a stellar debut then disappears. Moran gets overlooked for Tasi. Mamo replaces Jack Johnson.

When we get an injury in the centres we stick Hughes there. Short in the pack? Stick Atkins there and now people are suggesting Burrell rather than blooding a youngster.

Maybe the lack of opportunity means when our youngsters do get first team action they are undercooked or are treated, and feel, like stopgaps.

To the first sentence...don't you think it's because we are so SL starved that we don't have a honeymoon period to dare blood them?
If we were perennial champions like Wigan, we'd have the nerve to lose the odd title and still have faith in the coaching staff.






once a wire always a wire

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:53 am 
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Posts: 1990
No, RD I don't buy that. Bringing Livett back into the fold last season wpukdn't have been considered a risk and his form @ HKR was good. Instead we persisted with your friend Akuola and J Clark.

Sheer bloody mindedness.

The top teams are always under preasure to win but they manage that and still promote youth. Are you suggesting that we can't have an effective youth policy until the GF monkey is off our back and the preasure off? Hasn't it occurred to you that this is the exact approach iof the last 10 years that has failed and is why we are having the debate?

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 am 
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:26 am
Posts: 14869
If its a case of lack of opportunity, how many more opportunities would Patton, Toby King, Livett, Morgan Smith, Jack Johnson have got at Wigan or Saints and which players would Wigan/Saints have moved out of the line up to make space for them?

Also while we are on this topic - would we have been better off trading for an experienced halfback when Kevin Brown went down, rather than running with Patton for the whole season?






Challenge Cup winners 2009 2010 2012 2019
League Champions 2011 2016

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:19 am 
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:03 pm
Posts: 1291
Location: Warrington
Indeed and if we're going to have an Aussie coach then we need one who is not afraid to drop a fellow countryman. If J Clark performs this season as he did last and doesn't find himself in the reserves then we're in for another poor season in the league.






Ettinghausen's gone ice skatin'

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:58 am 
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:01 pm
Posts: 4104
Location: newton-le-willows
One thing is certain, youth development is the future & not just for Warrington, but for the continuing survival of the game. It may dilute the quality on the pitch at times, but perhaps there should be an agreement between clubs to give more game time at SL level to juniors.
Little Johnny will not be pleased if he does everything he can to get a team place only to find his shirt has been given to an antipodean with a name he can't pronounce ,just to get a quick fix.
Ensuring the future of the game should be more important than bringing in expensive & ,usually, end of career imports.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Our Glaring Deficiency V2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:27 am 
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:36 pm
Posts: 1682
morleys_deckchair wrote:its our inability to bring in good SL players from the youth setup.

you cant say we haven't tried.... when you go through the last 10 years, we have brought alot of players through.

It just never seems to work out for that long.

Cooper, Patton, Philbin, King, Currie..... thats it really isn't it in the current side ... 3 of those are under pressure as well.... wouldn't even like to list the others.

Do we have any lined up that might make a statement this coming season? I thought Thewlis looked very promising for someone so young in the few glimpses we had of him.


Doesn't seem likely. Dean looked decent on debut and Thewlis held his own. But I'd be amazed if either played next season other than during an emergency injury situation. Mamo and the new kid from Swinton will be ahead of Thewlis and Patton (or a replacement) even Jack Hughes, will get the gig ahead of him.

There seems no other obvious contenders to me (although I dont spend much time studying the U19's to be fair)

The Warrington youth system is a puzzler, I'm sure we invest money in to it. We brought Bastian over from Leeds without much success (He went on to do a brilliant job for Bradford by all accounts on a shoestring) and we recently brought over the guy from Cas who has had success there. We have the England Knights coach in charge of our U19's so we seem to be putting decent people in place. we just get zero results.

Is it the club getting in their way, trying to put structures in place that dont work? Is it just a case that Wigan & Saints have the best reputation so they automatically get the best kids going to them? We seem to have enough kids playing the game in Warrington these days at a junior level to see a better return - but we dont.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next





It is currently Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:34 am

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: Alffi_7, Deus Dat Incrementum, Gaz3376, karetaker, lefty goldblatt, Mighty_Wires88, rubber duckie, The Riddler, The Speculator, wire-wire, Wrath and 140 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 Nov 12, 2019 11:34 am
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,976,7271,63877,8824,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
Thu 30th Jan 19:45
SL
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
WARRINGTON
Thu 6th Feb 19:45
SL
WARRINGTON
v
ST.HELENS
Sun 16th Feb 15:00
SL
WAKEFIELD
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 21st Feb 19:45
SL
WARRINGTON
v
TORONTO
Fri 28th Feb 19:45
SL
LEEDS RHINOS
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 6th Mar 19:45
SL
WARRINGTON
v
CASTLEFORD
Thu 12th Mar 19:45
SL
HULL FC
v
WARRINGTON
Sun 22nd Mar 15:00
SL
HULL KR
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 27th Mar 19:45
SL
WARRINGTON
v
CATALAN DRAGONS
Sat 11th Apr 15:00
SL
WARRINGTON
v
SALFORD
Sun 19th Apr 15:00
SL
HUDDERSFIELD
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 24th Apr 19:45
SL
WARRINGTON
v
LEEDS RHINOS
Thu 30th Apr 19:45
SL
HULL KR
v
WARRINGTON
Sat 16th May 15:00
SL
WARRINGTON
v
CASTLEFORD
Sun 24th May 14:45
SL
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
WARRINGTON
Sat 30th May 15:00
SL
WARRINGTON
v
HULL FC
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)





21

.