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NEWS: Saints sign Symons
Marching On (IP Logged)
26 March, 2018 19:56
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St.Sinner
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
St.Sinner (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 12:43
A good signing or another one taking up cap room while playing in the Wanderers?

 
saintsfella
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
saintsfella (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 12:48
Gives us options for a style of play. Donít expect him to make most first team squads but brings a reliable defence, go forward ball off first phase and decent hands from 7ís. I personally think he adds more than Stephenson, Hutchinson and Nafi (in centres) does so think itís good business. Although I am ready for a backlash as that opinion will be unpopular!

 
tedge
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
tedge (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 12:54
You have to think this is a "squad" signing to replace anticipated leavers which could include Stephenson and Hutchinson, though possibly not Tuitavake who doubles up as a winger.

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 12:57
It seems Boyd likes big lads

 
herbie85
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
herbie85 (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 13:01
Think it's a shrewd signing. I don't think our midfield options have been this good in years as they will be for next year

 
acl saint
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
acl saint (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 13:07
In Boyd we trust!!!

 
tedge
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
tedge (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 13:14
Recruitment seems to be nearing its end although a genuine no. 8 would be welcome and another lock. Second row options, IF the departure rumours turn out to be right, would appear to be choices from Lawes, Ribbans,Barrow, Ratuniyarawa and Moon.Who will replace Day as caller if he leaves ?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
Neil-H (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 13:26
Watching the Canes on Saturday Boyds current 12 is a big ball carrying lump with decent hands

 
Walks11
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
Walks11 (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 15:00
My only concern is that he has moved around a few times without emerging as a regular first team player elsewhere. What do we see that would elevate him beyond that? Or is he a back up signing

 
St.Sinner
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
St.Sinner (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 15:03
Quote:
Walks11
My only concern is that he has moved around a few times without emerging as a regular first team player elsewhere. What do we see that would elevate him beyond that? Or is he a back up signing

Thatís what I was thinking!

 
saintsfella
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
saintsfella (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 15:18
I would suggest a back up to Luther so we can replace like for like if Luther gets injured and play the same game plan. Currently we have to switch styles and play with a lighter distributer 12 in Francis Stephenson or hutch

 
Harpole Saint
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
Harpole Saint (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 15:22
Remember Luther came to the saints having moved around a tad, but if given the chance we might have a Luther mk2

 
acl saint
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
acl saint (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 16:39
Quote:
Harpole Saint
Remember Luther came to the saints having moved around a tad, but if given the chance we might have a Luther mk2

I hope heís better than Luther.
I was hoping Luther is one of the leavers!!!!

 
BrianB
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
BrianB (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 17:52
perhaps they are both back ups to Francis.

 
andysaint
Re: NEWS: Saints sign Symons
andysaint (IP Logged)
27 March, 2018 19:28
Quote:
St.Sinner
Quote:
Walks11
My only concern is that he has moved around a few times without emerging as a regular first team player elsewhere. What do we see that would elevate him beyond that? Or is he a back up signing

Thatís what I was thinking!

So has Francis.

Provides good cover which will be needed I am sure. Plus another strong ball carrier who hopefully can straighten a line and break a tackle.


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