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Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:51 am  

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Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:25 am  

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hatty wrote:
It’s already happening :)


Sorry to hear that.

The £100,000 was in fact for Joe Lydon

We paid £540,000 for two players from Widnes who should have cost us nothing in transfer fees!
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am  

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Anyone know Offiah’s 100 metre times?
I actually think there are wingers now that are as fast as him. In his day their was only a small amount of players with pace but now they are in abundance. Tom Johnstone was Yorkshire junior sprint champion and is good over the full distance. I bet Bevan French will be another that even though they don’t stand out like Offiah it’s because their are loads that are quick over the 100.
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:36 am  

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Wigg'n wrote:
Dwain Chambers?

I think Dallas beat Oudenryn in a race too, in the 90s. Darren Albert was probably quicker than Dallas though after Dallas' hamstring injuries.

Josh Ado-Carr is ridiculously quick, can't think of anyone in SL faster than him currently.


I remember there being a young lad at Widnes who was rapid, remember a match where he covered Dallas for pace pretty handily. Can’t for the life of me think of his name, couldn’t of had much of a career.
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:00 am  

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I remember there being a young lad at Widnes who was rapid, remember a match where he covered Dallas for pace pretty handily. Can’t for the life of me think of his name, couldn’t of had much of a career.


Maybe Nicky Royle mate? He was rapid https://twitter.com/WidnesRL/status/1248173921691631616
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:06 am  

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Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:29 am  

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Dads caught Royle, Dallas, Albert and Sampson were all fast for the era, still think offiah was the fastest
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:09 pm  

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Offiah was at his quickest in his Widnes days.
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:35 pm  

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ChrisA wrote:
Offiah was at his quickest in his Widnes days.


You'd expect him to have slightly more pace in his younger days though.
Re: Martin Offiah - Fastest Player? Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:48 pm  

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Offiah was fast but not as fast as he is made out to be. A lot of the tries he scored came from his abilty to swerve and run on an arc whilst sprinting. When Offiah was tight to the touch line with no room to run on an arc, he was run down a few times, once by Kevin Iro.
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