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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    This. He can't play in the CC final.

    If it's a wet September/October, he'll do a job for them. His best rugby has been in the wet weather
    To be honest, I think hell make them a better team. Individually hes not the best but theyve now got someone to sit behind the ruck and take them round the field which frees Clark, Austin, Ratchford, Currie etc up to just play what they see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tez the Saint View Post
    To be honest, I think hell make them a better team. Individually hes not the best but theyve now got someone to sit behind the ruck and take them round the field which frees Clark, Austin, Ratchford, Currie etc up to just play what they see.
    But hes now so pedestrian and predictable that I just cant see it other than a desperate backward step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    But he’s now so pedestrian and predictable that I just can’t see it other than a desperate backward step.
    To be honest a couple of the Warrington fans I know are just happy that they’ve got an alternative to Patten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Matty isn't daft is he?
    A few of the more mature posters (readers) on here may remember Brian Hogan, his ex wife was a friend of my wifes so we met a few times. He wasn't daft either, he told me that he would stay at a club for a couple of years then "engineer" a move and get a cut of the transfer fee for agreeing to move to and from the clubs.
    I knew Brian very well. I didn't think he was that smart, somebody probably gave him the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    I knew Brian very well. I didn't think he was that smart, somebody probably gave him the idea.
    I knew Brian Hogan from Parr Central schooldays, he was one of the hard cases in that year. I didn't think he was too smart either but I should imagine he got sport orientated Savvy later in his career.

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    The Matty Smith one, if true, is a desperate signing for them. He got shipped out of here for a kid and he can't get a game for the dragons. He was poor for us and that was a few years ago. I could be wrong and he could be just what they are missing but if you're making signings like that at this time of the season what message does that send to your current players? Not really something a coach does who's confident in what he's got. On the other hand we went with the inexperienced kid last year and it didn't do us much good.

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    It could be true because he’s definitely back in the north west

    I saw him shopping in Tesco with his missus this afternoon. I didn’t enquire about the rumour however as he was on the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by retro74 View Post
    It could be true because he’s definitely back in the north west

    I saw him shopping in Tesco with his missus this afternoon. I didn’t enquire about the rumour however as he was on the phone
    Rumour? There's pictures of him training with Warrington? It's on the BBC website? That's as confirmed as it needs to be.

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    I think he will help wire, decent player Matty and good to see him playing

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    Warrington, Wigan, saints, list goes on real loyalty ultimately he will always be seen as a failure and will end up probably on a a average 30k per annum doing a boring job. Well done

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    Probably wiping Wilkins backside for 3 per hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by col81 View Post
    Warrington, Wigan, saints, list goes on real loyalty ultimately he will always be seen as a failure and will end up probably on a a average 30k per annum doing a boring job. Well done
    Quite a good salary. I know decent people who would be made up with that.

    As I know the lad, I think your post is way out of line. Matty is a good lad, from a decent family with a professional attitude & a good work ethic.

    Not like he's won nothing. Along with a Lance Todd trophy & a match winning performance in dreadful conditions at the DW against New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tez the Saint View Post
    To be honest, I think he’ll make them a better team. Individually he’s not the best but they’ve now got someone to sit behind the ruck and take them round the field which frees Clark, Austin, Ratchford, Currie etc up to just play what they see.
    I think you're right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    I think you're right
    A friend of mine met some of his family years ago, i never have personally but was told they are a very polite hard working family

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    Quote Originally Posted by col81 View Post
    Warrington, Wigan, saints, list goes on real loyalty ultimately he will always be seen as a failure and will end up probably on a a average 30k per annum doing a boring job. Well done
    300 + top level games, couple of Grand Final wins, Challenge Cup winner, Lance Todd trophy winner, England international. Some failure.
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    I still think there was an argument for keeping Smith match fit and giving him game time towards the end of last season as Richardsons performances started to drop and we needed some experience.

    I bear him no ill feelings, seems a good lad and I wish him the best but i'd like to know how Warrington manage their cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Quite a good salary. I know decent people who would be made up with that.

    As I know the lad, I think your post is way out of line. Matty is a good lad, from a decent family with a professional attitude & a good work ethic.

    Not like he's won nothing. Along with a Lance Todd trophy & a match winning performance in dreadful conditions at the DW against New Zealand.

    A failure indeed. You're another clown who needs kicking off here, parody account or not
    Completely agree, he got us to a Grand Final on his own one night in a semi final against Warrington by grubber kicks on a really wet surface keeping them on the back foot all night., funny how so called fans forget times like that. He has always been an uncomplaining professional who can always say to critics "show us YOUR medals" He's got plenty . Maybe never a star, but a damn good professional who always had the respect of his peers

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    Quote Originally Posted by col81 View Post
    Probably wiping Wilkins backside for 3 per hour
    They can compare trophies from professional sport.

    Pray tell, how many winners medals have you got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Quite a good salary. I know decent people who would be made up with that.

    As I know the lad, I think your post is way out of line. Matty is a good lad, from a decent family with a professional attitude & a good work ethic.

    Not like he's won nothing. Along with a Lance Todd trophy & a match winning performance in dreadful conditions at the DW against New Zealand.

    A failure indeed. You're another clown who needs kicking off here, parody account or not
    You're absolutely right, they're all massive Saints fans, I once saw Smith in the Saints end at Huddersfield when he was playing for Wigan, obviously keeping a low profile..

    He's never come out and said anything bad about the club, never come across as cocky or arrogant. If people have issues with him making money out of Saints, well who's fault is that for drawing up the contracts..

    As you say always been professional, and always put the effort in.. when I hear he's signed for Wire, I don't feel any anger towards the decision

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    I was critical of him as a player from when he re-joined us a bit further up and questioned the signing with the wolves but what col put is a load of rubbish

    Matty is a mate of a few mates of mine. Don't know him personally but met him a few times and he's a good bloke. Nobody can argue with his achievements either. For me though he was a good fit for Wigan at the time and doesn't really suit us or Warrington. I'm not taking back what I put earlier but it's just my thoughts on him as a player now. Nothing to do with him as a person or his past achievements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tez the Saint View Post
    300 + top level games, couple of Grand Final wins, Challenge Cup winner, Lance Todd trophy winner, England international. Some failure.
    Spot on, never really my cup of tea and probably past it now but certainly not a failure and also a very nice bloke.

    Col81 is obviously a captain of industry, running his empire from a 2 bedroom semi in Blackbrook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulscnthorpe View Post
    You're absolutely right, they're all massive Saints fans, I once saw Smith in the Saints end at Huddersfield when he was playing for Wigan, obviously keeping a low profile..

    He's never come out and said anything bad about the club, never come across as cocky or arrogant. If people have issues with him making money out of Saints, well who's fault is that for drawing up the contracts..

    As you say always been professional, and always put the effort in.. when I hear he's signed for Wire, I don't feel any anger towards the decision
    I agree. I never even felt less of him when he signed for Wigan. Some folk on here tore him to pieces. It was unbelievable. We got rid of him (TWICE!) prior to him signing for Wigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by col81 View Post
    Warrington, Wigan, saints, list goes on real loyalty ultimately he will always be seen as a failure and will end up probably on a a average 30k per annum doing a boring job. Well done
    Keyboard Warrior alert !!!

    Please put the keyboard down, take your headset off, open your action man curtains and tidy your room before your mum gets home or else it’s no internet for a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by col81 View Post
    Warrington, Wigan, saints, list goes on real loyalty ultimately he will always be seen as a failure and will end up probably on a a average 30k per annum doing a boring job. Well done
    Yes, lots of keyboard rubbish here, when he lost his place last season at Saints he did a fantastic job of coaching our younger players. He did lack that creativity for what Saints wanted but you can't fault his temperament.

    When he retires he will probably end being a car salesman selling new BMW's with a private reg plate for those lost souls types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulscnthorpe View Post
    You're absolutely right, they're all massive Saints fans, I once saw Smith in the Saints end at Huddersfield when he was playing for Wigan, obviously keeping a low profile..

    He's never come out and said anything bad about the club, never come across as cocky or arrogant. If people have issues with him making money out of Saints, well who's fault is that for drawing up the contracts..

    As you say always been professional, and always put the effort in.. when I hear he's signed for Wire, I don't feel any anger towards the decision

    As he played for TWO great sporting clubs Everton and Saints I'd expect nothing but him being a nice bloke, had he played for the RS before taking up RL he probably would have had his head inserted up his own rectum like the majority of that clubs employees and its supporters.
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