This is why Im so interested in Wigan Williams coming, as he seems to play a running style of game.Woodgers wrote:Because if the hooker doesn't go himself, he prefers to pass the ball to Jack. Or it could be a coach directive, your guess is as good as mine.
As I said 3 weeks ago, we are a team of ball carriers. So if you look at the way we set up with the ball and play, we're mostly trying to break teams down with strong carries rather than ballplaying ability. That's why I suggest that the player Ricky LEAST wants with the ball in hand is Williams, he's his least threatening carrier and Hodgson has the keys to run the team so takes whatever option he wants which doesn't seem to be Sam (and probably won't be Aiden either).
I said this week I don't have a horse in this debate, if all Ricky wants from his halfback is to do his job defensively and put the odd decent kick in (even though Wighton and Hodgson seem to be preferred on those now too) then he might as well switch to Sezer. I'm not overly fussed. But clearly people have a massive agenda against Williams and nitpick at him for every single thing even when he has a solid game and is helping to contribute to 2nd on the table at this point in time. He's a halfback who is used to handling multiple times a set and steering a team around the park, that's his game that got him this far in RL, now all of a sudden when he is the preferred half in an NRL side that is doing well he hides from handling the ball and wants to play completely differently? I'm not buying it. He's not getting the ball even when he wants it and my guess only is that it is Hodgson making that choice more than anyone else.
I think Stuart plans to play Hodgson as an organising half at #9, and effectively have two running 5/8s at first receiver.
Will be interesting to watch.
EDIT Sorry, I see you made this point later in the thread, too. So yeah, Echoes.