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Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:49 am  
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The opposite of disappointing players… this is about players who arrived at the club with no fanfare of expectation .. but who surprised you and became a favourite

Three for me:

New Years 1984 saw a young scrum half debut (I think at Leigh)

Nigel Bell

A few years later a young Aussie full back trialled after playing ( I think) at Ackworth

Chris Perry

2004 and an influx of players including a journeyman from Widnes, debuted at full back and looked awful

Jason Demetriou
Re: Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:01 pm  
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Paul Sykes arriving halfway through the 2012 season.
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Re: Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:14 pm  
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Liam Finn is the obvious one of recent times.

But we’ve had plenty of guys who were almost unheard of or bit-part players elsewhere that did well for us and went elsewhere and blossomed too, sometimes to international level. Players like Michael Jackson, Mike Forshaw even Ryan Hudson fit the bill. Then you’ve lads like Jason Golden who we signed from York, payed a pittance but he left everything on field every week. Hardly missed a tackle all season.
Re: Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:51 pm  
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There are so many of them wouldn’t know where to start.

Kyle Amor.

Kershaw

Fifita

No, not enough days left on this earth to finish the list.
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The opposite of disappointing players… this is about players who arrived at the club with no fanfare of expectation .. but who surprised you and became a favourite

Three for me:

New Years 1984 saw a young scrum half debut (I think at Leigh)

Nigel Bell

A few years later a young Aussie full back trialled after playing ( I think) at Ackworth

Chris Perry

2004 and an influx of players including a journeyman from Widnes, debuted at full back and looked awful

Jason Demetriou


I might be wrong but People always had high hopes for Belly right from his Eastmoor days. I remember a mate of mine telling me that his schoolfriend had signed for Trinity and that he was really good player. This was pre my active supporting days.
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Re: Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:33 pm  
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Lets hope morgan smith becomes a supprise success
Re: Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:00 pm  
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Lets hope morgan smith becomes a supprise success


Why, have we signed him?
Re: Surprising players Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:40 pm  
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Why, have we signed him?

So ive been told nothing official
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So ive been told nothing official


Fev fans seem to think so.

Think he's a useful signing as both a back up 6,7 or 9 with the hope he might take one position permanently, he's only 24.

Plus:

He's played SL for Warrington and London.

Good defensively.

Good kicking game.

Cons:

Not yet proved to be capable of controlling a game, lacks some creativity.

This is according to Fev fans, I don't know myself.

Was definitely a hot property as a youngster, so Applegarth must see something if we have signed him.

Truth is it's time for Lino to take charge so controlling the game shouldn't be his job.
Welcome aboard, good to see an English HB at the club, it's been a while.

For those moaning about past it Gale, well you can't moan about this lad, he's the polar opposite of what Gale is now.
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