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Re: Sam Lisone : Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:09 pm  
Eastern Wildcat wrote:
It's not the end of the world no,but IMG could be looking atthe league placings. Another fight near the bottom, which would mean 5 seasons in a row, could go against us. However a top 6 finish, added in with the completed east stand, and a fresher looking north stand, could make a difference. Remember 7 of our defeats last year were within a converted score, and points wise, we were closer to the play offs than going down. It really is fine margins. That bit of extra quality in the regular first teamers, could make all the difference.

I think we got lucky with Murphy, Hall and Taufua coming in for Johnstone and Toupou, so personally, those key replacements are for Miller, Fifita, Batch and Arona. I think all the other exits were really back up squad members.

Get it right for those 4 I listed, and I think we'll go OK, but as each player signs for someone else, the talent pool potentially drops a little.

Is it like those unfortunate kids at school that in PE gets picked last perhaps?


I'm loving the idea of a top 6 finish but, it would be one hell of an improvement, especially given the number of high earners that have gone and not yet been replaced.
Hope you're right though :thumb:
Re: Sam Lisone : Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:29 pm  
vastman wrote:
Said that earlier myself. As NRL teams start to train, some with new coaches, some well known players are suddenly no longer wanted. Why rush, it's not like we won't be able to put out a reasonably competitive team even now, we certainly won't be dragging some bloke out of the pub to make up the numbers.

Our other big advantage is our expectations. We will want to finish top six but it's not the end for us if we don't. So our coach can take a few on the chin to work out who is and isn't working and rectify it. This is far easier with slots still free.

We are not building to win the comp this season, we are hopefully laying down foundations to do it in the future.


Unlike last season then, cos that's exactly what Lineham looked like when he returned against Leeds!! I honestly thought that night that we'd been a player short and found some fat bloke in a pub to wear the shirt.
Re: Sam Lisone : Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:20 pm  
Fordy wrote:
Unlike last season then, cos that's exactly what Lineham looked like when he returned against Leeds!! I honestly thought that night that we'd been a player short and found some fat bloke in a pub to wear the shirt.


Lad had just come back from a leg injury he was out for a couple of months with and from what I heard he came back early before he was match ready as we were struggling for wingers at the time. A bit harsh tbf.

He did look fitter at Fev.
Re: Sam Lisone : Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:31 pm  
wrencat1873 wrote:
I'm loving the idea of a top 6 finish but, it would be one hell of an improvement, especially given the number of high earners that have gone and not yet been replaced.
Hope you're right though :thumb:


I was trying to put a positive spin on things, contrary to what some believe, I can be.

Had we have won 4 of those 7 that we lost by a single score, we would have finished level on points way with Salford, who made the play offs. Also 5 of those came against sides that finished in the play offs. To me, that is an indication that we're not that far off. Could it be that bit of better game management we lack, or fitness. It is fine margins, and can that better calibre
of player, bridge that gap, and get us there.

Only time will of course tell
Re: Sam Lisone : Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:06 pm  
Regarding Leeds singing Lisone:
dboy wrote:
He looks to be carrying quite a few extra pounds.

Wasn't Dave Fifita also carrying quite a few extra pounds too?
You Wakey fans seemed quite happy with him performance wise despite his excess baggage and I'm sure that Lisone will be a great impact prop for Leeds too whilst not being on Fifita's wage either too
Didn't Carter say that Fifita was the highest ever earner in Wakey's history?
Not a bad wage for a fatty then :wink:

dboy wrote:
Time will tell, but just like Magoulias, he may be a bullet dodged.

If you think that you've dodged a bullet by not signing Lisone then you now need to dodge machine gun fire as you've signed Proctor :lol:
Re: Sam Lisone : Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:18 pm  
The Chin's Back wrote:
Regarding Leeds singing Lisone:
Wasn't Dave Fifita also carrying quite a few extra pounds too?
You Wakey fans seemed quite happy with him performance wise despite his excess baggage and I'm sure that Lisone will be a great impact prop for Leeds too whilst not being on Fifita's wage either too
Didn't Carter say that Fifita was the highest ever earner in Wakey's history?
Not a bad wage for a fatty then :wink:

If you think that you've dodged a bullet by not signing Lisone then you now need to dodge machine gun fire as you've signed Proctor :lol:


You never know which way it`s going to go with overseas signings or any signing for that matter, I've learnt to reserve judgement and not to make myself look silly, I remember Shabino and the gang over on your forum claiming Tetavano was going to be head and shoulders the best prop in the league when you signed him, he instantly made your pack the best in the league.

What I would say is that I think we have one of the best track records in the league recently of getting these sort of signings right when it comes to picking the right player.
Re: Sam Lisone : Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:33 pm  
As an aside Andrew Fifita has retired so we were never going to get them both here next year.
Re: Sam Lisone : Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:55 pm  
The Chin's Back wrote:
Regarding Leeds singing Lisone:
Wasn't Dave Fifita also carrying quite a few extra pounds too?
You Wakey fans seemed quite happy with him performance wise despite his excess baggage and I'm sure that Lisone will be a great impact prop for Leeds too whilst not being on Fifita's wage either too
Didn't Carter say that Fifita was the highest ever earner in Wakey's history?
Not a bad wage for a fatty then :wink:

If you think that you've dodged a bullet by not signing Lisone then you now need to dodge machine gun fire as you've signed Proctor :lol:


I'm not aware of Carter ever revealing anyone's pay status, though I would imagine the captain of the club Miller, would have been on more.

Regarding Lisone, I quite clearly said "time will tell" and the same goes for Proctor.

Lisone does look badly out of shape on the pic being used about his signing, that's indisputable.
Re: Sam Lisone : Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:10 pm  
Funnily enough, reading through the Titans forum, they seem pleased to be rid of Lisone, a few fans on there mentioning Jai Whitbread!
Re: Sam Lisone : Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:11 pm  
The Chin's Back wrote:
Regarding Leeds singing Lisone:
Wasn't Dave Fifita also carrying quite a few extra pounds too?
You Wakey fans seemed quite happy with him performance wise despite his excess baggage and I'm sure that Lisone will be a great impact prop for Leeds too whilst not being on Fifita's wage either too
Didn't Carter say that Fifita was the highest ever earner in Wakey's history?
Not a bad wage for a fatty then :wink:

If you think that you've dodged a bullet by not signing Lisone then you now need to dodge machine gun fire as you've signed Proctor :lol:

D Fifita was just above 100,000 £ your tea ladies are on more than that .How much is it costing you to rent the Stand on the cricket ground side .You got to rent it because it does not show on your bank balance when you see how much you are in det Remember a R U team called Wasps are you any were near there yet
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