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New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
08 May, 2017 22:34
Best guess? Phil Nilsen for me.
Anybody?
(I'm just thinking aloud here, with Matt moving into more of a community role, we probably need one. Probably wrong! And it's Tuesday tomorrow &#128521winking smiley..



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Spookykid
Re: New Hooker
Spookykid (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 12:33
Has Matt retired? I was under the impression that he was keen to play on?

 
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Re: New Hooker
OldNick (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 12:55
As far as I am aware Matt hasn't retired.

But, looking at my stats and thinking back we had one match this season (Cambridge home) where he was injured and one (Fylde away) when he was rested, following the Penguins match. He was involved in the other 28/30 matches, but only started 9 times - eight of them in rotation with Scott Tolmie, and one (the final match) when Scott Tolmie was injured.

In other words, he was clearly the second choice starter, and we were very lucky that both he and Scott got through the season with minimal injuries.

We lost one of those matches(Fylde away), and having spoken to Scott after he came off having played the straight 80 minutes, he was absolutely shattered. Not having a hooker on the bench, in my opinion, was one of the reasons we lost that match. I note that for the final match RW didn't risk the same thing with only Matt available, and put Willie Priestley on the bench from where he played an important part during Matt's 16 minute absence.

If we are going to get promotion next season, we need to ensure we have two 'first choice' hookers. This isn't a criticism of Willie or Matt at all. They are at opposite ends of their careers, and I am surew we will see more performances from both of them, but in the current game we need two balanced hookers at every game possible.

 
Mick J Shaw
Re: New Hooker
Mick J Shaw (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 14:21
Don't forget Jack Preece has played hooker for Moseley on several occasions

 
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Re: New Hooker
OldNick (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 16:07
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Don't forget Jack Preece has played hooker for Moseley on several occasions

Fair point, but I would hope he would be saved for real emergencies only in that position. As such an excellent '7' the last place I would want to see him is hidden away inside a scrum where he couldn't do hos best job and where 'accidents might happen'.

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 16:08
Jack'll be needed at seven, i'm quite sure.
To come clean, a friend of a friend of a friend with Yorkshire connections told me that he'd heard a vague rumour about a Champ hooker stepping down a level, so I Googled and Twittered, and came up with (after noting RW follows him) Nilsen to Cov.
Almost certainly completely wrong. As usual.



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RichC87
Re: New Hooker
RichC87 (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 16:37
I've got a feeling your bang on the money Kimbo

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 17:31
Have you got a friend of a friend with Yorky connections too? (Sm12)



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richard wilkinson
Re: New Hooker
John Wilkinson (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 18:44
I am saying nothing......

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
09 May, 2017 19:00
The thot plickens...



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RichC87
Re: New Hooker
RichC87 (IP Logged)
10 May, 2017 12:14
Haha, I'm with John, saying nothing

 
Jean H
Re: New Hooker
Jean H (IP Logged)
10 May, 2017 14:20
Does Rowland know you are all picking a new hooker????🏉🏉🏉🏉

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
10 May, 2017 20:39
Picking? No, it's called speculation. Or guessing. Just a bit of fun, and about as scientific and meaningful as guessing the result of the next game.
And to answer your four questions; yes, probably.



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Glass Half Full 1
Re: New Hooker
Glass Half Full 1 (IP Logged)
12 May, 2017 13:40
That hooker we haven't signed has made the Championship Dream Team for 2016/2017...

Wonder if we are back to Jersey pre season?

 
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Re: New Hooker
Peter Redhead (IP Logged)
12 May, 2017 17:43
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That hooker we haven't signed has made the Championship Dream Team for 2016/2017...
Wonder if we are back to Jersey pre season?

12th August I think the pre-season game and yes in Jersey. But need confirmation from the club.

 
richard wilkinson
Re: New Hooker
John Wilkinson (IP Logged)
12 May, 2017 17:57
There is a player announcement scheduled for tomorrow - who? - only a few hours to wait.......

 
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Re: New Hooker
Peter Redhead (IP Logged)
12 May, 2017 20:47
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There is a player announcement scheduled for tomorrow - who? - only a few hours to wait.......

Does this make it Saturdaynewsday?

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
12 May, 2017 22:17
I'm betting not Nilsen...



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richard wilkinson
Re: New Hooker
John Wilkinson (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 08:45
Any day can be newsday, Peter - as long as it's good!

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 08:54
Ha!



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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 09:01
(I really thought this wouldn't be announced until after Leeds' season finishes. If at all!).

Superb signing though - and probably more than any other thus far, a 'statement of intent' in the real sense.



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timdouglas1
Re: New Hooker
timdouglas1 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 09:02
Is Phil here in just a playing capacity, or will he be trying to experience a coaching role as well? Good luck Phil, and welcome to Coventry

 
Mick J Shaw
Re: New Hooker
Mick J Shaw (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 09:20
You was right Kimbo hail Kimbo

 
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Re: New Hooker
Kimbo (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 09:25
Guesswork based on a whispered third-hand rumour ain't nowt to be proud of Mick!



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RichC87
Re: New Hooker
RichC87 (IP Logged)
13 May, 2017 15:27
Didn't see that coming, haha


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