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Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:28 pm  

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I had heard rumblings about this but i was under the impression it was for next season? Still, could be wrong.


Same, I heard its for next season as he will be out of contract.
Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:05 am  

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For all he is integral to us now, I would be disappointed if he were our lead 13 next year. We need to be better than that - that's not a sleight on him, just on eye on our future progress.

If Cas want him now, pay up. If they want him next year, then that surely is a lack of ambition on their part.
Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:15 am  

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I agree with vastman very rare Brad Walker is ready now for the 13 shirt good skills
Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:52 am  

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I suppose typical Joe Westerman if true.
He’s been good for us so prefer him to stay.
He’s one of our better forwards!
Surely would have to be replaced if it’s true!
Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:17 am  

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I must be watching a different Joe Westerman because I just don’t get what everyone sees in him. Let him go and give Crowther the thirteen shirt. Use his wages on a decent hooker.


There are two things that have conspired to make this so.

1: I think his quality of play and general attitude has been far better than any of us expected. Certainly in my case.

2. The general standard of play from the rest of the team has so deteriorated in the last 18 month, it means that even an ageing Westerman still looks a level above.

What I suspect may have happened is an all-mighty bust-up amongst the players and Westerman has found himself isolated and this is not the first time in his career.

What we as fans can’t always see is that a good player doesn’t always fit the team. Now I know it was a fag end game against a week HKR but it was the only game last season where we looked anything like the free-flowing Trinity team of 2017/18.
Westerman didn't play, but Fifita played in that game.

Pure speculation but two huge egos, go figure.

That said no idea if true, no excuse for last week etc etc but if he wants out then bye-bye as I agree he’s nowhere near that good that we need to make him a special case.
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Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:38 am  
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vastman wrote:
There are two things that have conspired to make this so.

1: I think his quality of play and general attitude has been far better than any of us expected. Certainly in my case.

2. The general standard of play from the rest of the team has so deteriorated in the last 18 month, it means that even an ageing Westerman still looks a level above.

What I suspect may have happened is an all mighty bust up amongst the players and Westerman has found himself isolated and this is not the first time in his career.

What we as fans can’t always see is that a good player doesn’t always fit the team. Now I know it was a fag end game against a week HKR but it was the only game last season where we looked anything like the free flowing Trinity team of 2017/18.
Neither Westerman or Fifita played in that game.

Pure speculation but two huge egos, go figure.

That said no idea if true, no excuse for last week etc etc but if he wants out then bye bye as I agre he’s nowhere near that good that we need to make him a special case.


I agree with most of the post but Fifita did play against KR. He started at Prop. Sorry to be picky. :wink:
Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:15 am  

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I agree with most of the post but Fifita did play against KR. He started at Prop. Sorry to be picky. :wink:


Sorry I meant they didn't play together, that was the point I was trying to make, fail on my part :oops:
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Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:17 am  
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vastman wrote:
Sorry I meant they didn't play together, that was the point I was trying to make, fail on my part :oops:


Ah, yes I get what you mean now and falls in line with the rest of the post. I should have clicked on really. I think you might be right though, two egos in one team.
Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:38 am  

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Can't see it.
Cas don't need him and it's the wrong time for them to be signing anyone anyway.
And we need him.


Must admit you'd think so but stranger things have happened.
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Re: Rumour Mill Westerman Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:55 am  

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If it is true and he goes we will not get a fee but we will save on his salary. I got the impression from a report in the papers that he was fed up with the teams attitude being questioned because he believes they are better than last season’s team.

If he left now why would no fee be involved he is under contract with us
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