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Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:37 pm  
There's certainly question marks over a couple of players fitness-wise. It looks better than this year on paper - but I thought we looked OK to go for 2022 and we know what happened there.... MacDonald is the only new first choice in the backs but the pack looks a lot more tasty. The other big difference is that our squad is bigger. While a lot of the new boys are unknown quantities at least we don't look one injury away from disaster, except maybe at halfback where we still look very light on. We also shouldn't have to flog any of the forwards to death.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Mon Dec 12, 2022 2:55 pm  
batleyrhino wrote:
It pretty much picks itself:

Myler
Fusitua
Newman
MacDonald
Handley
Austin
Sezer
Oledzki
Leeming
Tetevano (last lap)
Martin
Bentley
Smith

Sangare
Lisone
O’Connor
Gannon
Thats what i would go with.I expect Holroyd to push hard for a place upfront.I also think like others Gannon will be rested more this year so McDonnell is the obvious choice to then fit in.I cant believe yu didnt have Olpherts in your 17 lol
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:49 pm  
Oledzki out for 12 - 14 weeks after an operation on a shoulder injury he's been carrying since the back end of the SL season, and Hooley out for up to 12 weeks for an injury sustained in training. Nothing we can do about the latter, but can't get my head around how we can lose a prize asset for at least the 1st month of the season on the back on an injury we new about in September or before.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:18 pm  
ArthurClues wrote:
Oledzki out for 12 - 14 weeks after an operation on a shoulder injury he's been carrying since the back end of the SL season, and Hooley out for up to 12 weeks for an injury sustained in training. Nothing we can do about the latter, but can't get my head around how we can lose a prize asset for at least the 1st month of the season on the back on an injury we new about in September or before.

Mik probably wanted a shot at the England team (unlike Lomax who played the GF then pulled out). In hindsight he didn't really get a crack and could have had it earlier.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:30 pm  
Maybe. Or could be a case of trying physio first before plumping for the op when that failed.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:45 pm  
Surely he`s been having physio on it for most of last season anyway and should have expected it needed an op once the World Cup was over.
That being the case 12-14 weeks plus getting match fit would make him available at the latest start of March end of Feb if lucky.
If we`ve waited until now it doesn`t make sense.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:07 pm  
Seth wrote:
Mik probably wanted a shot at the England team (unlike Lomax who played the GF then pulled out)

this, i'd rather as a club we didnt force him to get the op if it meant him missing out on the international selection he fully deserved
not his fault Wane preferred to pick his old mates
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:25 pm  
Neruda wrote:
this, i'd rather as a club we didnt force him to get the op if it meant him missing out on the international selection he fully deserved
not his fault Wane preferred to pick his old mates

World Cup or not, leaving it another four weeks to have the operation is counter productive. Mik wanted to play in the WC and the club respected that - no problem. Leaving it till weeks after the end of the comp does us no favours.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:34 pm  
ArthurClues wrote:
World Cup or not, leaving it another four weeks to have the operation is counter productive. Mik wanted to play in the WC and the club respected that - no problem. Leaving it till weeks after the end of the comp does us no favours.

I see your point but i doubt anyones delayed it for no reason, most likely the op was had as soon as it became clear it was necessary? unless someones said otherwise?
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4 : Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:39 pm  
The Ghost of '99 wrote:
How about...

1. We agree with Bradford to take Walker on a season long loan.

2. At the same time a couple of highly rated academy players will go there on similar loans.

3. And then in a couple of weeks time in an entirely unconnected development we will announce that we're going to Odsal for a pre-season friendly.

4. And a couple of weeks further on we could announce some sort of "strategic partnership" for Rugby League in the Leeds Bradford area with our foundation tipping a bit of money into developing the game in Bradford's area.

Hahahahahaha

https://www.therhinos.co.uk/2022/12/14/ ... nitiative/
The Ghost of '99 wrote:
How about...

1. We agree with Bradford to take Walker on a season long loan.

2. At the same time a couple of highly rated academy players will go there on similar loans.

3. And then in a couple of weeks time in an entirely unconnected development we will announce that we're going to Odsal for a pre-season friendly.

4. And a couple of weeks further on we could announce some sort of "strategic partnership" for Rugby League in the Leeds Bradford area with our foundation tipping a bit of money into developing the game in Bradford's area.

Hahahahahaha

https://www.therhinos.co.uk/2022/12/14/ ... nitiative/
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