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Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:59 pm  
[quote="Septimius Severus"]Another badly kept secret. https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/rugb ... dium=email
Months ago, it was touted Leutele to Leigh and McDonald to Leeds.
The rumour has now come true.
Shrewd bit of business from Leigh in my opinion. Go Well Nene, and thanks for the memories.
Although Nene did well for us in Championship I’m excited to see Leutele stride out for Leigh next season, Macdonalds performances dipped towards the end but maybe as he knew where his future lay , some decent options in the back line with Leutele , Chamberlin , Hardaker and possibly Ferguson in the centre spots with Brand throwing his cap in the ring. Would like to see Hardaker at FB but think O Brien will take that berth
[quote="Septimius Severus"]Another badly kept secret. https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/rugb ... dium=email
Months ago, it was touted Leutele to Leigh and McDonald to Leeds.
The rumour has now come true.
Shrewd bit of business from Leigh in my opinion. Go Well Nene, and thanks for the memories.
Although Nene did well for us in Championship I’m excited to see Leutele stride out for Leigh next season, Macdonalds performances dipped towards the end but maybe as he knew where his future lay , some decent options in the back line with Leutele , Chamberlin , Hardaker and possibly Ferguson in the centre spots with Brand throwing his cap in the ring. Would like to see Hardaker at FB but think O Brien will take that berth
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:02 pm  
Charlie, you will see in other posts my opinion on DB is that he should be applauded for the team and the good times, but his taste in clothing is reflected in the new top. No style, no class. Just make a proper rugby shirt. Personally, I wouldn't be seen dead in it and by the large number of comments I've seen, neither will a lot of other folk. At least he's been forced to back-pedal on retaining our traditional colours. And as I've posted before I don't like the fact that he thinks the fans are only intelligent enough to be consulted for naming the mascot, which I see is inspired by a really tacky programme, The Masked Singer lol. I can imagine Les Battersby will be inside it :)
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:26 pm  
EVVO wrote:
......Leopard or Jaguar, I don't care. I never realised so many RL fans were big cat experts. :D


Evening, Evvo, hope you are well? La jeunesse Madame de Bongseur has a degree in Zoology and seems to know what she tells Bongser to scribble. Who knows, with this new animalian interest, she might actually attend her first RL game next season?!
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:49 pm  
WYSIWYG2 wrote:
Charlie, you will see in other posts my opinion on DB is that he should be applauded for the team and the good times, but his taste in clothing is reflected in the new top. No style, no class. Just make a proper rugby shirt. Personally, I wouldn't be seen dead in it and by the large number of comments I've seen, neither will a lot of other folk. At least he's been forced to back-pedal on retaining our traditional colours. And as I've posted before I don't like the fact that he thinks the fans are only intelligent enough to be consulted for naming the mascot, which I see is inspired by a really tacky programme, The Masked Singer lol. I can imagine Les Battersby will be inside it :)

Graham ,I know in the past your comments on Derek have been very supportive , as for his tastes in fashion , well it all depends on the individual , iremember a pair of purple patent leather shoes I used to wear they had gold buckles ,and my flares were huge , I even wore a pair of leather trousers, so my taste was probably terrible.
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:26 pm  
I have a ready made wardrobe ready to go as a leopards fan so I’m happy
Team looking good
My fav player (Ben) may not get many games this season but it depends how injuries go this time
Everytime we’ve been in SL we have have gone through a lot of players
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:37 am  
Dick Jones wrote:
I have a ready made wardrobe ready to go as a leopards fan so I’m happy
Team looking good
My fav player (Ben) may not get many games this season but it depends how injuries go this time
Everytime we’ve been in SL we have have gone through a lot of players


Going in with 3 quality halves is a very shrewd approach. Ben with either other half will more than hold his own and we will need all three at some point. I thought he was excellent last year and his defence and effort all around cannot be ignored. He is also a reliable kicker as a bonus. There will be a few of our rivals that do not have the strength in depth we have in the halves.
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:44 pm  
Still desperate for props.
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:04 pm  
Vancouver Leyther wrote:
Going in with 3 quality halves is a very shrewd approach. Ben with either other half will more than hold his own and we will need all three at some point. I thought he was excellent last year and his defence and effort all around cannot be ignored. He is also a reliable kicker as a bonus. There will be a few of our rivals that do not have the strength in depth we have in the halves.

Can add O’Brien to the Trio of half backs , admittedly more of a FB but can easily play in the halves should be needed and we have decent cover at FB in Hardaker, agree with coverage that Reynolds brings and as Binosh alludes to we could do with some props
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:26 pm  
Lower Creaser wrote:
Can add O’Brien to the Trio of half backs , admittedly more of a FB but can easily play in the halves should be needed and we have decent cover at FB in Hardaker, agree with coverage that Reynolds brings and as Binosh alludes to we could do with some props


Very true re O’Brien LC. I was completely forgetting that.
Quality prop or two more needed for sure also.
Re: Confirmed 2023 squad : Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:51 pm  
Hardaker on his day is still possibly the top fullback in superleague will be very surprised if he starts at centre , with leutelle being a cert it's up to chamberlain to put a stamp on the other centre spot , O'Brien will be a cracking back up for full back and the halves . We are very fortunate to be in a position to switch hardaker / chamberlain and O'Brien to what suits the team best as the season progresses but I'm sure Zak would have made it clear what his preferred position is
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