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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    The fact I could only name one (which even then is still open to opinion) pretty much confirms your original point, though
    I think it’s because there’s little else to do in Castleford
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    The fact I could only name one (which even then is still open to opinion) pretty much confirms your original point, though
    I reckon Shenton improved a bit after leaving Cas. Maybe just looked better in a better team though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The booze hound View Post
    I reckon Shenton improved a bit after leaving Cas. Maybe just looked better in a better team though.
    Yeh to be fair i defended Shenton myself when others had it in for him in a Saints shirt. Shenton was good against retreating defences. If you lay him a decent platform he was a good wingers centre. Our problem at that time is that we just lobbed him the ball expecting him to create something from nothing and thats not his game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    Yeh to be fair i defended Shenton myself when others had it in for him in a Saints shirt. Shenton was good against retreating defences. If you lay him a decent platform he was a good wingers centre. Our problem at that time is that we just lobbed him the ball expecting him to create something from nothing and thats not his game.
    He was also unfortunate to play in a team that barely passed to the centres and it became clear over his time at Saints and then subsequent success back at Castleford that he was very much a left centre. The right to left plays that Cas won the LLS with relied on getting Shenton on the outside shoulder of his opposite number and when he did he was devastating. 41 tries for his outside winger and dream team appearances for himself, his winger and his inside 2nd row. Its obvious he was misused by Saints however if we had used him at left centre we may not have seen the emergence and development of Percival like we have.
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    Bad timing regarding the Shenton signing,2 young inexperienced halves and not a good pack resulted in poor service to his side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parrsaint View Post
    Powell has a massive rebuilding task on his hands.
    14 players are off contract and many of them are past their peak and getting nearer to retirement.

    In a way, it is an interesting appointment as they could have potentially gone with two coaches who have won trophies in either Wane or McDermott and I'd have been a little more worried if it had been either of them given their previous records at Wigan and Leeds respectively.
    Might that be the reason Warrington have gone for Powell? He's gone through a couple rebuilds during his tenure at Cas, losing players like Denny Solomona, Luke Dorn, Gale etc. To win the LLS as he did and to coach 3 MOS during his time there, tells you he's a very good coach. I think Wire will be looking for him to bring on Matty Ashton and Danny Walker amongst others and it will be interesting to see how he does with the extra financial backing when it comes to recruitment. Cas are good to watch too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    Well as a natural progression from a kid to a more mature player you could argue his all round game has improved. Has he ripped up defences like his 2014 MOS season? Im not sure he has. I think had he stayed at Cas hed be an even better player but obviously thats just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    On his way to play for Holbrook in the NRL according to the latest rumours.
    That wouldn’t surprise me.
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