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Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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zim wrote:
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
We've seen Bennett make the wrong choice plenty of times.
So said his ex wife.

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BJ wrote:
October 30, 2019, 4:00 pm
zim wrote:
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
We've seen Bennett make the wrong choice plenty of times.
So said his ex wife.

And Wally Lewis ?

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Hastings was always going to be good.
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julian87 wrote:
October 30, 2019, 1:58 pm
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
I was wondering if they were resting some players from the Nines, as Coote over Tomkins was also odd. Looks like Tomkins isn't even in the squad.

You can chalk me up as concerned. Not only Hastings but Widdop, who has been well and truly revealed as a fraud since moving to the Dragons.

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julian87 wrote:
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
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Jackson Hastings is a pom? :shock:
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I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little concerned about GW cutting it in the NRL, but our recruitment team have been spot on with the other English recruits so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Jackson Hastings is a pom? :shock:
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Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:52 pm
julian87 wrote:
October 30, 2019, 1:58 pm
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
I was wondering if they were resting some players from the Nines, as Coote over Tomkins was also odd. Looks like Tomkins isn't even in the squad.

You can chalk me up as concerned. Not only Hastings but Widdop, who has been well and truly revealed as a fraud since moving to the Dragons.
Very odd opinion on Widdop. At times at the Dragons he was close to the best half in the game.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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julian87 wrote:
October 31, 2019, 7:05 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:52 pm
julian87 wrote:
October 30, 2019, 1:58 pm
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
I was wondering if they were resting some players from the Nines, as Coote over Tomkins was also odd. Looks like Tomkins isn't even in the squad.

You can chalk me up as concerned. Not only Hastings but Widdop, who has been well and truly revealed as a fraud since moving to the Dragons.
Very odd opinion on Widdop. At times at the Dragons he was close to the best half in the game.
He led them to one finals series didn't he? With a pretty good roster of talent around him.

He has his moments but over a season he's way too up and down for me to rate him in the top tier of halves.

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julian87 wrote:
October 31, 2019, 7:05 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:52 pm
julian87 wrote:
October 30, 2019, 1:58 pm
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
I was wondering if they were resting some players from the Nines, as Coote over Tomkins was also odd. Looks like Tomkins isn't even in the squad.

You can chalk me up as concerned. Not only Hastings but Widdop, who has been well and truly revealed as a fraud since moving to the Dragons.
Very odd opinion on Widdop. At times at the Dragons he was close to the best half in the game.
Agreed. He can be a bit hot and cold but if George turns out to be as good as Widdop we'll win a comp in the next 2 years. He doesn't have to be sensational. We nearly won the comp with Aiden Sezer halfback ****.

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England lacked a bit of composure in the halves and had a terrible kicking game at 1. Williams doesn't always execute but he does look like he always has time. He's also a danger with the ball in hand. Widdop and Hastings weren't. I would have gone with this for the next game:
1. Widdop
6. Williams
7. Hastings

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Widdop is a very good footballer imo
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Botman wrote:
October 31, 2019, 10:06 am
Widdop is a very good footballer imo
Yeah, me too. Single-handedly carried a rubbish dragons outfit to wins over the last five or so years. You ask any dragons fan and they'll tell you he's their only shining light.

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Hazza wrote:
October 31, 2019, 9:36 am
julian87 wrote:
October 31, 2019, 7:05 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:52 pm
julian87 wrote:
October 30, 2019, 1:58 pm
Hazza wrote:
October 30, 2019, 8:15 am
Anyone else not slightly concerned Bennett selected Jackson Hastings hb in front of George? Or does George have an injury I'm not aware of?
I'd say it's to do with Hastings being a halfback and Williams a five-eighth honestly./
I was wondering if they were resting some players from the Nines, as Coote over Tomkins was also odd. Looks like Tomkins isn't even in the squad.

You can chalk me up as concerned. Not only Hastings but Widdop, who has been well and truly revealed as a fraud since moving to the Dragons.
Very odd opinion on Widdop. At times at the Dragons he was close to the best half in the game.
Agreed. He can be a bit hot and cold but if George turns out to be as good as Widdop we'll win a comp in the next 2 years. He doesn't have to be sensational. We nearly won the comp with Aiden Sezer halfback ****.
Yeah, Sezer is a solid halfback. Won't lose you games but not likely to win one for you either. Williams looks like the opposite. Might not always work for him but he'll constantly be testing the opposition defense.
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3 things are certain in life. Death, taxes and Widdop looking like a million dollar player for the first eight weeks of the season.

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Which is what England lacked. They didn't manage to throw much at Tonga.

I've seen Widdop play well but I don't watch him closely. I'm not convinced Wayne is much of a judge anymore, given evidence at Souths and the weird England squad.

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When does Mr. Williams arrive?

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The last Great Britain Test is 16 November. Then he needs a month’s break, presumably. It’d be nice to think he was here for at least some time before Christmas but that might well be impracticable.
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Why did you say impracticable as opposed to impractical?

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Azza wrote:
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Why did you say impracticable as opposed to impractical?
It's the impracticable way of saying impractical.
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Azza wrote:
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Why did you say impracticable as opposed to impractical?
Because impracticable was a word that encapsulated what I was intending to say.
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greeneyed wrote:
Azza wrote:
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Why did you say impracticable as opposed to impractical?
Because impracticable was a word that encapsulated what I was intending to say.
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His indolence is inefficacious.

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Azza wrote:
October 31, 2019, 2:59 pm
His indolence is inefficacious.
That isn't a sentence, it is a list of words.
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greeneyed wrote:
October 31, 2019, 3:14 pm
Azza wrote:
October 31, 2019, 2:59 pm
His indolence is inefficacious.
That isn't a sentence, it is a list of words.
It means you're terrible.

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Impracticable is a perfectly cromulent word.
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Yes it is.
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Don't embiggen yourself Steven.

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The Rickman wrote:
October 31, 2019, 10:08 am
Botman wrote:
October 31, 2019, 10:06 am
Widdop is a very good footballer imo
Yeah, me too. Single-handedly carried a rubbish dragons outfit to wins over the last five or so years. You ask any dragons fan and they'll tell you he's their only shining light.

Never fails to surprise me the players people choose to rate and not rate.
I watched the game yesterday with a special view to whether I was missing anything with Widdop. Nope - he's still useless. Amazes me how people will back a player because the media tells them they're a star.

Williams will surely get a go next week.

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Roger Kenworthy wrote:
November 3, 2019, 2:43 pm
The Rickman wrote:
October 31, 2019, 10:08 am
Botman wrote:
October 31, 2019, 10:06 am
Widdop is a very good footballer imo
Yeah, me too. Single-handedly carried a rubbish dragons outfit to wins over the last five or so years. You ask any dragons fan and they'll tell you he's their only shining light.

Never fails to surprise me the players people choose to rate and not rate.
I watched the game yesterday with a special view to whether I was missing anything with Widdop. Nope - he's still useless. Amazes me how people will back a player because the media tells them they're a star.

Williams will surely get a go next week.
Yeah, don't rate him. I also think Hastings' game is not suited to this kinda level; watching footage of him from this season shows me his danger is more running, and we all know how much better ball runners look over in the UK.

From what I've seen of Williams so far, like Hodgson his game looks to be better built for the standard of football played in Australia. Time will tell if he can transition well.

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Which one? Allen?

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