The signing is an ex player, not Mullally or The Chapelhow’s though. A good back rower currently plying his trade in the north east is what I hear 😉
I presume that will be sam Wilde?
Hope it’s not a winger, we already had 4 outside backs outside of the 17 in a 21-man squad and have a winger out on loan as well. Really ideally needs to be a prop.
I agree MT I would rather it be a prop however if cross is going Salford he will need replacing as none of the rest other than Hatton are really good enough to replace him outside the 17 especially with how we use our wingers bringing the ball out.
I presume that will be sam Wilde?
Talking to his Dad recently, he's now joined the Police force.
If Deain is bound for Salford, congratulations but we will see him at our level next year on loan. Hope he stays with us 🤞
That’s right Paulie. But he won’t be on the line of duty in the north east.
Cross is our best top try scorer and winger I hope we can keep him
Cross is our bear top try scorer and winger I hope we can keep him
Me too. Looks very much as if it would be a short FT career if the reorganisation goes through.
Important that we set out our future signings early and that they are attractive signings. Plenty of beef up front to save our backs having to drive out as they have to atm.
This is a splendid opportunity for Adolph Cape and Wires Willy to release their demons… Im a betting man an I will put good money on the pair of them being nowhere near the Albion on the 9th.
I don't think anyone will turn up to hurl abuse, but think the feel about the club has certainly took a turn for the worse in the past few weeks. A few improved performances mid season look like they merely papered over the cracks.
The club has been battered from pillar to post for about 5 straight seasons and no sign of it bottoming out. I'll be honest, this was the 1st season I've not had a season ticket for about 15-16 years, I based this decision on the covid situation. I had every intention of going back once the situation improved, but I guess like a lot of people, going becomes a habit and haven't been back yet. When it comes to getting a season ticket for next year its very much going to be a mental battle between wanting to stay loyal to the club and not wanting to throw good money after bad. Really people should be buying tickets because they enjoy going, but come on now, I don't think anyone can say they've had much enjoyment in going in the past few years.
Certainly a lot of work to be done by the club to win the fans back. For me the big disappointment this season was the very familiar feel that the squad was too small and lacked quality. We've also had the very familiar situation of high profile players missing for large chunks of the season. See Hanbury, Cahill, Marsh, etc, etc, etc. We just never seem to learn. With the drop off in support, will be interesting just exactly what the club's plans are going forward. For the 1st time in a long time, I think we're at a bit of a crossroads as to whether we climb back up to be a top championship / lower SL club or do we simply drift off as so many other clubs have been allowed to. One thing we've always clung onto in difficult financial periods is the thought that our support will always see us rise back up, not sure we can 100% guarantee that now?
Confirmed it’s Sam Wilde we’ve signed.
Decent signing, but do we really need another second rower?
Is it for this season? I would say we do, Dwyer hasnt featured for ages and we only had 1 forward on the bench.
We absolutely do need a second rower even if not quite as desperately as a prop and Sam Wilde is a good signing. Happy with that
Shame about Cross, says in the MEN Salford are leading the chase for him from a number of clubs. I often see him training in DW in St Helens. If you look at the size of his arms and legs compared to many others in the squad and the pace of him, he looks like an athlete. Shows what can be done by a part time player that puts the work in and it looks like he's going from Blackbrook to Super League within 3 or 4 seasons.
Happy for Deon, thoroughly deserving of making the step up. Salford get some stick on here but they’ve appeared in 2x finals in the last few seasons.