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    Quote Originally Posted by 58er View Post
    Fully agree with you, his last 4 games have earmarked him as one of the best props in the game.
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    Just imagine how good he could be if he was as skillful as Jammer ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Nah - for me both Greenwood and Savelio have shown since leaving that we called it right.

    Bentley is looking very much like the real deal, though.
    Agree on both counts. Greenwood and Savelio both thought they were the complete article and wanted to jump straight to the NRL before proving themselves and that was their undoing, nothing to do with the clubs handling of them it was their own lofty ambitions.

    Being fair, Greenwood has landed on his feet at Wigan with a GF win under his belt but Savelio (“the new sonny Bill Williams” according to his agent) has been more like Kenneth Williams
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    Quote Originally Posted by tilly2006 View Post
    Pre lockdown (especially the Cas game) we looked as though we weren't playing for the coach. I think Jammer has been a massive influence since coming back and could be the missing link between coach & players. Carney mentioned how Graham was coaching Grace from the side line after his first stint. The guy never shuts up for the full 80 minutes, must be great to play alongside.
    I'd agree with this. For me the players hadn't bought into his methods, all the wrestling and slowing things down and he doesn't come across as someone who makes easy connections with others, wanting to force his ideas through, just a guess. Whereas Jammer seems to be the opposite. Clearly buys into the club in every way, leader for sure and an obvious affinity with the other players. He has their respect while I'm not sure the coach had earned it. The turnaround for me has been led by Jammer, without him we'd still be struggling big style.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Nah - for me both Greenwood and Savelio have shown since leaving that we called it right.

    Bentley is looking very much like the real deal, though.
    I always liked Greenwood. His games gone to s*** since he returned from Oz but i would have signed him back in a heartbeat over Joel Thompson if i thought his attitude was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackbit View Post
    He reminds me of Fairleigh, hard.
    Think he looks more like Major Chip Hazard from the Commando Elite - Small Soldiers Movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    I always liked Greenwood. His games gone to s*** since he returned from Oz but i would have signed him back in a heartbeat over Joel Thompson if i thought his attitude was right.
    Thing with Greenwood for me is, he never seems to run his size or weight. He is a unit. But more often than not he doesn’t run with enough conviction for me. I know a few Wigan fans who think the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Meister View Post
    Think he looks more like Major Chip Hazard from the Commando Elite - Small Soldiers Movie
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    I thought Aaron Smith had a good game. Its not easy filling Robys boots and he likely never will, but he’s a lively 9. He always looks switched on around the ruck, on shoulders, and ready for any offloads to get second phase attacks going. I thought he played well yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    I thought Aaron Smith had a good game. Its not easy filling Robys boots and he likely never will, but he’s a lively 9. He always looks switched on around the ruck, on shoulders, and ready for any offloads to get second phase attacks going. I thought he played well yesterday.
    He already looks better than most 9's in SL. Yesterday I would put him in my top 3 with Coote and Bentley

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    It did crack me up when Kenny Edwards was having a little go at Warmsley haha! When Engy scored, Edwards came flying in from the side with a shoulder, Engy gets up, smiles and lobs the ball at him. Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    I always liked Greenwood. His games gone to s*** since he returned from Oz but i would have signed him back in a heartbeat over Joel Thompson if i thought his attitude was right.
    I just don’t think Greenwood has the mentality of a top player. When he’s on it he’s outstanding, but too often he’s just passive and the game passes him by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    I just don’t think Greenwood has the mentality of a top player. When he’s on it he’s outstanding, but too often he’s just passive and the game passes him by.
    Yeh fair comment pal
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    I thought Aaron Smith had a good game. Its not easy filling Robys boots and he likely never will, but he’s a lively 9. He always looks switched on around the ruck, on shoulders, and ready for any offloads to get second phase attacks going. I thought he played well yesterday.
    Just keeps on making the same mistake of putting his head in the wrong place and getting whacked.

    I like Smith and think he will go on to be our future starting 9 , but i just dont want his brain to be a pile of smashed mince before hes 30 either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    I just don’t think Greenwood has the mentality of a top player. When he’s on it he’s outstanding, but too often he’s just passive and the game passes him by.
    I always see him in not having enough aggression for his size, Bentley at 5' 9" can show him what's required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkers89 View Post
    Just keeps on making the same mistake of putting his head in the wrong place and getting whacked.

    I like Smith and think he will go on to be our future starting 9 , but i just dont want his brain to be a pile of smashed mince before hes 30 either.
    Not a lot he could do about that one - the elbow dropped down on top of his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Not a lot he could do about that one - the elbow dropped down on top of his head.
    True, but he does seem to get a lot of head knocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintMCMXCIV View Post
    Thing with Greenwood for me is, he never seems to run his size or weight. He is a unit. But more often than not he doesn’t run with enough conviction for me. I know a few Wigan fans who think the same.
    I didn't see what the fuss was about before he left. Occasionally he'd run a good angle near the opposing try line but that was about it. One of the most over-rated players of his time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    Not a lot he could do about that one - the elbow dropped down on top of his head.
    No way he could have avoided that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    I always see him in not having enough aggression for his size, Bentley at 5' 9" can show him what's required.
    According to Saints website, he has grown 2" since we signed him??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    No way he could have avoided that one.
    Yeah, had a few last night where he was checked over, 2nd top tackler also..

    I'm not sure if he'll be good enough for our next permanent hooker, however at this stage in his career he's doing well and I'm more than happy to see how he gets on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DD View Post
    I didn't see what the fuss was about before he left. Occasionally he'd run a good angle near the opposing try line but that was about it. One of the most over-rated players of his time.
    I'm with you Dave, I think he got a lot of support from people suggesting Wilkin was hindering his development..

    I'm not suggesting for a minute he is, but always looks a bit soft going into tackles, with zero aggression or fight in him

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulscnthorpe View Post
    Yeah, had a few last night where he was checked over, 2nd top tackler also..

    I'm not sure if he'll be good enough for our next permanent hooker, however at this stage in his career he's doing well and I'm more than happy to see how he gets on.

    He's learning from the best anyway

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    It was good to hear Woolf say that Dodd will get a run out in the next couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DD View Post
    I didn't see what the fuss was about before he left. Occasionally he'd run a good angle near the opposing try line but that was about it. One of the most over-rated players of his time.

    Problem was he had a few good games at left 2nd row then Cunningham decided to play him almost exclusively at right 2nd row. Looked half the player. Seemed to have potential but bang average how, can only hope he’s taking up as much salary at Wigan as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    According to Saints website, he has grown 2" since we signed him??
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