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Re: Squad 2024 : Sat Dec 23, 2023 8:25 pm  
He mentions in his interview that he lost his son last week. I don’t don’t know anything about his son but if has been ill over the last season that Will probably be why He Didn’t have a good season at Cas. Understandably so. May be after the very sad Passing of his son he feels he can now Give one more season to the RL game And that club is us. Heartfelt love to him and his wife and family if their son had passed away.
Re: Squad 2024 : Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:38 pm  
Faxlore wrote:
He mentions in his interview that he lost his son last week. I don’t don’t know anything about his son but if has been ill over the last season that Will probably be why He Didn’t have a good season at Cas. Understandably so. May be after the very sad Passing of his son he feels he can now Give one more season to the RL game And that club is us. Heartfelt love to him and his wife and family if their son had passed away.


Credit to him putting on such a brave face such a short time after. Hopefully things get easier for him over the coming months.
Re: Squad 2024 : Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:16 pm  
Good luck to Gareth and Fax. Brilliant signing, well done to him and the club :)
Re: Squad 2024 : Sun Dec 24, 2023 9:32 am  
With all he's achieved in the game playing for his for his home town club was the last honour Gaz could achieve and the only club he would have pulled a shirt on for.

It's been on the cards for a while now and was rumoured to be going to happen when the new shirt was launched with him wearing it.

There's no big mega money involved just a big heart and a big commitment.

There's been odd stand out performers such as Martyn Ridyard who at this sort of age have shown what class and experience can do for a side both on and off the field and Widdop is a step or 2 up from him.

Let's hope he can stay fit and do the same for Fax.

Welcome aboard Gaz and all the best to you and yours. :thumb:
Re: Squad 2024 : Sun Dec 24, 2023 4:14 pm  
Very sorry to hear about his son passing that is terrible for him and his family to go through. Personally i think he could be a very good signing as long as he can stay fit. I think he got scapegoated at Cas playing in what was one of the worst Cas sides i have seen. That is no excuse for the part he played for them but i think there was bigger problems down the lane last year than him. And from a playing point of view for us one of the issues that Grix mentioned on a number of occasions last year was someone stepping up and leading the side around the park plus i think his kicking game should benefit us because ours last year left a lot to desire. All that said i do agree that we need strengthening in other areas too.
Re: Squad 2024 : Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:39 pm  
Brandon Moore gone- while I'm happy to have Inman and O'brien as hookers, Moore has been a fantastic servant to the club, and in his pomp was probably the best hooker in the division. Don't know if it's injuries but seems to have lost his zip out of dummy half over last couple of seasons- his defence remained fantastic. He will be an excellent signing for another championship club - could see him ending up at Bulls,Batley or even Fev who are still very light on numbers.
Re: Squad 2024 : Tue Jan 09, 2024 9:42 pm  
Glad he went out having a deserved winners medal but absolutely the right decision.
Re: Squad 2024 : Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:17 am  
This should give Inman more game time he needs. Also Obrian is a far better hooker for him to learn from.

Hope this frees up money to bring in some where we are lacking
Re: Squad 2024 : Wed Jan 10, 2024 12:11 pm  
hooligan27 wrote:
This should give Inman more game time he needs. Also Obrian is a far better hooker for him to learn from.

Hope this frees up money to bring in some where we are lacking

Exactly,a very good early read from Finny on a potentially difficult situation.
Re: Squad 2024 : Wed Jan 10, 2024 12:44 pm  
To start with he has been a fantastic servant to the club and the ex-players commenting about him shows the type of guy he is and like Ilkley says at his best he was the top hooker in this division. That said there really isn't any room for sentiment in pro sport and I think a big chunk of Fax fans were already bemoaning that Inman was not getting picked over him last season. My take on it is that it was a big mistake for him to be made captain and this seemed to coincide with his form dropping off that along with him having to add minutes to an already ridiculously tough role by playing as a hybrid loose was as crazy as it was bizarre and Grix certainly did him no favors in that regard. Last season certainly looked a season too far for him but Grix had to stick with him as he couldnt be seen to drop his captain ddespite having two players in the squad whom we looked a lot better as a team when they were on the pitch.

The Bradford game and the squad number had rumors flying about and you can't blame him for seeking a release. On the plus side for Fax there is no doubt that Brandon was one of the biggest earners in the team and it frees up some money to look to strengthen in areas that we need it. I still don't think the Inman fan club will be that excited when the season starts as O' Brien is a genuine 80 minute hooker and will have no problem playing a full game at a high level if needed. I also think this sees Finn put down a statement that there won't be favorites in the team like we saw in Grix's reign but only time will tell in that regard but its a good start.
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