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Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:52 am  
Or thane wrote:
Great deal for him, he'll play week in week out against massively experienced men. This will be great for him, and we have a 2 week notice recall on him. Hopefully this will be good for him long term and we re-sign him. If not it is a good opportunity for him to further his career. Hopefully he develops more and we keep him long term.


Glad that 2 week recall is in place. This way he gets more game time at a better level than reserves and is playing week in week out if he is good enough. Learning off Sean Long will do him no harm either.

Sensible move for both I think, I’m yet to be convinced he’s to be a long term half back for us, this should help show either way.
Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:29 am  
Alffi_7 wrote:
Glad that 2 week recall is in place. This way he gets more game time at a better level than reserves and is playing week in week out if he is good enough. Learning off Sean Long will do him no harm either.

Sensible move for both I think, I’m yet to be convinced he’s to be a long term half back for us, this should help show either way.


If he can return in 2 weeks we have nothing to lose.
Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:39 pm  
I don’t think Dean will get a game at Wire this season. The 2 week recall is a bit of spit and polish on the boot.

He clearly isn’t going to get a game because he looked way off the nerve to grasp a game after that initial promising first game.

Haze even with his smaller frame shown huge bollox against Salford. Salford did target him in defence, but you can only blame the unit either side of him for not assisting him.

Dean is behind Haze at this time.
Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:01 pm  
We'll see how he goes, if he really is a special player he will light it up in Featherstone and we can bring him into the first team.

We've had a lot of players who have a lot of hype on here, leave and people say they will come back to haunt us but they never do much elsewhere.
Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:28 pm  
I hope this move goes really well for Riley Dean. He needs to play and he needs to set a performance standard that will allow him a career as a professional rugby league player. From what I've seen I think he has the talent for it, just needs to learn to control games IMO. This is a good chance for him and if he is playing well then we have the option to recall him.
Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:10 pm  
Sad to say but I think it unlikely that either Longstaff or Dean will make our team. Still, the club has kept them on and they have another full year to kick on. A first team birth at HB is more difficult to secure than BR for obvious reasons, but nevertheless Longstaff has I think got a loan to Salford whilst Dean is at Fev. At least the club has produced two decent prospects from the Academy and seems to be going from strength to strength atm.
Re: Riley Dean : Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:07 pm  
sally cinnamon wrote:
We'll see how he goes, if he really is a special player he will light it up in Featherstone and we can bring him into the first team.

We've had a lot of players who have a lot of hype on here, leave and people say they will come back to haunt us but they never do much elsewhere.


Andy Ackers is a Warrington Academy player who was released as not good enough, by Wire.
Re: Riley Dean : Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:40 am  
Boss Hog wrote:
Andy Ackers is a Warrington Academy player who was released as not good enough, by Wire.


I don't think that is resounding evidence of Warrington overlooking a top quality player. Before his good 2022 season at Salford (aged 28) he's been through Swinton, London and Toronto.
Re: Riley Dean : Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:50 pm  
Boss Hog wrote:
Andy Ackers is a Warrington Academy player who was released as not good enough, by Wire.

How long do you keep persevering with an academy player.
He’s proven to be a late developer, unfortunately hindsight doesn’t often play a massive role in recruitment.
It’s took many years for Ackers to pull his finger out. He’s playing well, and in favour with Shaun Wane, but he’s way behind the best form of Clark, and I wouldn’t swap Walker for him.
Bottom line is, Ackers has proven an extremely poor and costly investment. One good season from him and only 3/4 years left to offer, would also be poor investment.
I won’t lose any sleep over letting Ackers escape from our academy, I am however gutted we never got Sam Tomkins in it.
Re: Riley Dean : Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:24 pm  
Wires71 wrote:
I don't think that is resounding evidence of Warrington overlooking a top quality player. Before his good 2022 season at Salford (aged 28) he's been through Swinton, London and Toronto.


Yes, Ackers has had to do it tough after he left Wire by playing part time for Swinton and then moving to London to play there.

He played well for London, and he did enough for Wire to then offer him a number of trial games for us.

He was then rejected by Wire on a 2nd occasion as not good enough.

Ackers left London and joined Toronto and helped them to gain promotion to Super League, where he played in a team that wasn`t up to scratch and were totally outclassed. It can be difficult to play in a team that is being beaten every week as we saw last season at Warrington with some of the displays from our players, for most of the season.

Just because Ackers has been selected to play for England at the age of 28, doesn`t mean that his game has miraculously improved, it is more the fact that he was playing in a Salford team that was beating top teams, and hence getting noticed.
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