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    Quote Originally Posted by Saintgibbo View Post
    Good to see you spreading the love fellas. He wasn’t playing league in Mackay, but Aussie Rules last up.
    You probably don't realise what the feeling was here. he played brilliant for half a season, then once he got an NRL gig wouldn't even catch a ball at the back.

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    Barba looking for a super league move apparently. Was due to play for Valencia in a competition that might not take place now and had a release clause for professional rugby anyway. Despite all his issues still no criminal conviction so could probably be allowed to play. According to the article Castleford, Catalans, Leeds, Leigh, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan all have quota spots available though Id probably rule out Saints and Wigan. If he does come back who do we reckon would take a punt on him? Bearing in mind hed be on a fraction of what he was on for us, though Derek Beaumont might chuck marquee money at him.

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    Stinks of Leigh or Catalans.
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    Can’t see it being Wire, he well and truly burnt his bridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie McWolf View Post
    Can’t see it being Wire, he well and truly burnt his bridges.
    Your lot spent most of 2018 getting all giddy singing about how he was going home, so it would be a nice irony if he wasted his last year or two at Wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie McWolf View Post
    Can’t see it being Wire, he well and truly burnt his bridges.
    Since when can you lot take the moral high ground? He's made for you lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Since when can you lot take the moral high ground? He's made for you lot.
    The signing of a certain Mr Inglis is evidence enough of that, morals tend to go out the window when you are as desperate as they are.

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    It's got Catalan Dragons written all over it
    "The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom." Danny Blanchflower.
    Might have been written by a footballer about football - but never a truer word............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsepho View Post
    The signing of a certain Mr Inglis is evidence enough of that, morals tend to go out the window when you are as desperate as they are.
    I can't work that one out. Surely they must have done a medical to make sure he's still up to it but why would he bother, he's hardly skint and could walk into a job on TV over there. It's not like he has anything to prove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I can't work that one out. Surely they must have done a medical to make sure he's still up to it but why would he bother, he's hardly skint and could walk into a job on TV over there. It's not like he has anything to prove.
    If it's as good as the medical Wigan had done with Burgess, I won't be laughing much

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    Can see him going to Catalans if he was to return.


    The only way he will be back at Saints is as an Opposing player.

    Plus, weve got quality in Coote as shown by winning 2 grand finals because he wants to be here rather than just using us to see out his ban and as a stepping stone.

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    Degsy Beaumont may just go for this. I think Leigh need to make a statement and he may be it. The other utter ended up at Leigh after Cas. His name escapes me but he is at Donny now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    Degsy Beaumont may just go for this. I think Leigh need to make a statement and he may be it. The other utter ended up at Leigh after Cas. His name escapes me but he is at Donny now.
    Rangi Chase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I can't work that one out. Surely they must have done a medical to make sure he's still up to it but why would he bother, he's hardly skint and could walk into a job on TV over there. It's not like he has anything to prove.
    Wasn't his main issue mental rather than physical? He announced he is Bi Polar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    Some people think they know it all and others have the answer. Thanks Dave.
    I might nick that as a signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Div View Post
    Wasn't his main issue mental rather than physical? He announced he is Bi Polar.
    I'm not sure actually, both these are lifted off his wiki page.

    On 15 April 2019, Inglis announced his immediate retirement from the NRL due to ongoing injury concerns.
    In June 2019, Inglis was diagnosed with a Bipolar II disorder, following another stint in rehabilitation for alcohol problems and depression. "To get that diagnosed made me understand things a lot clearer about myself," Inglis said. "When I was in a high, I would train the best, lift the best in the gym, be so good at everything I did. But when I was feeling down, I just shut down and before I knew it, just snap
    Seems to me like a mixture of both. I can't imagine signing for Warrington and living in the North West away from friends and family will do his MH much good although maybe a new challenge is what he needs.

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    On Barba, John Davidson on Twitter reports that he (Davidson) has spoken to the RFL today to clarify the position on Ben in response to the rumours. The RFL have stated that Barba would be refused a Visa for the UK so if SL is the option then it looks like Catalans can be his only destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weetabix View Post
    On Barba, John Davidson on Twitter reports that he (Davidson) has spoken to the RFL today to clarify the position on Ben in response to the rumours. The RFL have stated that Barba would be refused a Visa for the UK so if SL is the option then it looks like Catalans can be his only destination.
    Im not sure hed be denied a visa based on what hes actually been charged with over the years (not what hes actually done). All the RFL could do is refuse his registration and hope that their decision holds up to a legal challenge.
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    I’m not sure he’d be denied a visa based on what he’s actually been charged with over the years (not what he’s actually done). All the RFL could do is refuse his registration and hope that their decision holds up to a legal challenge.
    From what Davidson is saying, you have to play a certain number of games in the last 2 years, since hes not played since 2018 he wouldn’t qualify for a visa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    I’m not sure he’d be denied a visa based on what he’s actually been charged with over the years (not what he’s actually done). All the RFL could do is refuse his registration and hope that their decision holds up to a legal challenge.
    I can't see it either. You don't get denied a Visa for being a ed idiot and I'm very much speaking from experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie McWolf View Post
    Can’t see it being Wire, he well and truly burnt his bridges.
    Like you wouldn't crawl over broken glass to have him in your team.

    The mighty Wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Like you wouldn't crawl over broken glass to have him in your team.

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    But which of their superstars would he replace. He does have one thing in common with Warrington- neither of them have won a SL GF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    But which of their superstars would he replace. He does have one thing in common with Warrington- neither of them have won a SL GF.
    Blake Austin once he realises he never will win a a SL GF at Warrington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Blake Austin once he realises he never will win a a SL GF at Warrington.
    Think he realised it long ago.

    Now he just keeps the pond life happy with a few trick plays and the odd try to cover up for him going missing in the play offs.

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