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Oliver Russell : Sat Mar 16, 2024 3:57 pm  
Since I heard that we are rumoured to be signing him for next season I have made a point of watching him play and I have to say that I don't know why ??
He looks very average at best as he doesn't seem to create very much at all, either with ball in hand, or with his kicking game, or am I missing something ??
Surely if we are aiming for Super League top 6 then we can do a lot better than him ??
Re: Oliver Russell : Sat Mar 16, 2024 4:16 pm  
FIL wrote:
Since I heard that we are rumoured to be signing him for next season I have made a point of watching him play and I have to say that I don't know why ??
He looks very average at best as he doesn't seem to create very much at all, either with ball in hand, or with his kicking game, or am I missing something ??
Surely if we are aiming for Super League top 6 then we can do a lot better than him ??

Top 6 is a journey, its not happening immediately, unless we have a Leigh type season. Slowly improve positions to get to a point where you have good enough depth to compete in the top half regularly.
Re: Oliver Russell : Sat Mar 16, 2024 4:37 pm  
FIL wrote:
Since I heard that we are rumoured to be signing him for next season I have made a point of watching him play and I have to say that I don't know why ??
He looks very average at best as he doesn't seem to create very much at all, either with ball in hand, or with his kicking game, or am I missing something ??
Surely if we are aiming for Super League top 6 then we can do a lot better than him ??


I must admit, he's OK from what I've seen but nothing special.

Didnt Ellis say when he first came, he'd like to be in a position to bring in maequee players.

Personally, if we were, I'd like to see us bring in a real top quality half.

Only time will tell.
Re: Oliver Russell : Sat Mar 16, 2024 5:32 pm  
All the shuds team are underperforming.
Re: Oliver Russell : Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:56 pm  
Russel was much better last year so maybe the comments came during pre season. Not many Shudds guys have shone yet this year but they have managed a couple of wins. Be interesting to see how they fair next week v Hull FC in t'cup.
Hull looked inept today v Leigh. Very sad to see.
Re: Oliver Russell : Tue May 21, 2024 12:46 pm  
Rumours that Huddersfield are now looking to send him out on loan, wonder if we have enquired,
Re: Oliver Russell : Tue May 21, 2024 1:11 pm  
Dr Dreadnought wrote:
Rumours that Huddersfield are now looking to send him out on loan, wonder if we have enquired,


Last I heard he was going to Hull FC on loan, but that was a couple of weeks back.
Re: Oliver Russell : Tue May 21, 2024 1:16 pm  
They specifically said we wasn't when the news first came out as they only had 2 other half backs but maybe its gone on too long without him playing.
It would be good to see him playing along side Lino now.
Re: Oliver Russell : Tue May 21, 2024 2:03 pm  
If you watched the try time podcast fixing Hull, they discuss who they would sign for them. The players available are pretty average with all the better ones been the ones we have signed. Russell was very highly rated but Watson doesn't play him and he is very frustrated I think. He never gets a decent run out and I feel he is a player with a point to prove.

Ste Mills hasn't got anything wrong up to now so if Powell and Mills rate him at least give the lad a chance.
Re: Oliver Russell : Tue May 21, 2024 2:09 pm  
homme vaste wrote:
Last I heard he was going to Hull FC on loan, but that was a couple of weeks back.


Huddersfield said they wouldn't release him whilst still in the CC. Does look like FC are favourites to get him. If Gale is going to be prone to having on going groin problems we may be looking, Huddersfield originally said that they wanted him to play in SL but as he is off contract at the end of the season they may now not be so fussed. If the rumours about him joining us next season are true, it would make sense to me to get him in earlier and let him work with Gale as something of a mentor
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