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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    You should try Portland in Oregon!
    I was there a month or two ago. I arrived during the night and the whole place felt like Piccadilly Gardens after dark

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    Just renewed my ST's for next season and was pleasantly surprised to find that they are £100 cheaper overall than last year for the same seats. My youngest lad is 11 and Saints have a special U12's pricing band.

    Credit to the club, £587 for me and my two lads in the Gold section of the North Stand is a great price.

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    Who is going to be the NEW club captain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rommel View Post
    Who is going to be the NEW club captain?
    I'd be surprised if it isn't Lomax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    I'd be surprised if it isn't Lomax.
    That would be my choice also...........Then if Jack re-signs another long term contract he could be the future captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rommel View Post
    Who is going to be the NEW club captain?
    I'd like it to be Welsby, but the club will play it safe as per usual and go with Lomax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo8 View Post
    I'd like it to be Welsby, but the club will play it safe as per usual and go with Lomax.
    I agree, I think it should be Welsby after him getting it for England. I have a feeling it may be Lomax's last season in any case unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo8 View Post
    I'd like it to be Welsby, but the club will play it safe as per usual and go with Lomax.
    His stars will be aligned in the 2025 season, will be made captain for that year, girlfriend becomes pregnant, massive extended contract offer. Might be enough to keep him in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo8 View Post
    I'd like it to be Welsby, but the club will play it safe as per usual and go with Lomax.
    Welsby would be my choice, first name on the team sheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    His stars will be aligned in the 2025 season, will be made captain for that year, girlfriend becomes pregnant, massive extented contract offer. Might be enough to keep him in the UK.
    I know what you're saying but let's get it done now, we don't need to make the contract public until next year. Welsby is the future, Lomax isn't unfortunately.

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    Itís Lomax all day long


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    [QUOTE=FearTheVee;894425]It’s Lomax all day long

    Why do you think so? Lomax probably has one last season in him where as Welsby is central to our future

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    [QUOTE=Pasty;894430]
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    It’s Lomax all day long

    Why do you think so? Lomax probably has one last season in him where as Welsby is central to our future
    Lomax deserves it. Even if it’s for 1 year, so be it. He’s earned a crack at leading us out and potentially lifting silverware as captain.
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    [QUOTE=The Yellow Giraffe;894431]
    Quote Originally Posted by Pasty View Post

    Lomax deserves it. Even if itís for 1 year, so be it. Heís earned a crack at leading us out and potentially lifting silverware as captain.
    I can see what you say but him earning it, which he has I agree, might not make him the best choice. His top class rugby brain and the fact that the others see him as a leader gets him a good shout, but is it best for the team long term? I'm not sure it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasty View Post

    I can see what you say but him earning it, which he has I agree, might not make him the best choice. His top class rugby brain and the fact that the others see him as a leader gets him a good shout, but is it best for the team long term? I'm not sure it is.
    If giving it Welsby strengthened the chance of him staying then I think that’s a different kettle of fish. I think even Lomax in that scenario would give the captaincy up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post
    If giving it Welsby strengthened the chance of him staying then I think thatís a different kettle of fish. I think even Lomax in that scenario would give the captaincy up!
    I don't think Jack would want it at the expense of Lomax having it, especially if it just meant delaying for a year. You can tell how much respect and admiration he has for Lomax when he speaks about him.

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    [QUOTE=Pasty;894432]
    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post

    I can see what you say but him earning it, which he has I agree, might not make him the best choice. His top class rugby brain and the fact that the others see him as a leader gets him a good shout, but is it best for the team long term? I'm not sure it is.
    Personally I'm not sure that is the relevant factor when picking a captain. As far as I'm concerned the captain should be the person most likely to guide us to a major tropy that year. And my own view is that, for next year, that's Lomax.

    (Which is not in any way to detract from the fact that JW is still the player likeliest to make the biggest individual contribution over the whole season)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DewiSant View Post
    Personally I'm not sure that is the relevant factor when picking a captain. As far as I'm concerned the captain should be the person most likely to guide us to a major tropy that year. And my own view is that, for next year, that's Lomax.

    (Which is not in any way to detract from the fact that JW is still the player likeliest to make the biggest individual contribution over the whole season)
    Agree 100%
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    If Welsby was influenced to stay long term by having the captaincy this year... I'm not sure it feels like the best motivation - nor the right choice for our captain.
    He will stay if he wants to - and provide leadership whether captain or not.

    I feel Lomax is a good choice for the next season or two. Make Welsby vice captain (do those still exist?) - or a clear part of the leadership group, which he already is alongside others.
    The strength of the Saints team the last few years has been the collectivity of the team - the ethics, togetherness, camaraderie that have come along with it - they work really hard for each other and are more about seeing others succeed than about themselves. That culture has won us more silverware recently than anything else.

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    [QUOTE=DewiSant;894469]
    Quote Originally Posted by Pasty View Post

    Personally I'm not sure that is the relevant factor when picking a captain. As far as I'm concerned the captain should be the person most likely to guide us to a major tropy that year. And my own view is that, for next year, that's Lomax.

    (Which is not in any way to detract from the fact that JW is still the player likeliest to make the biggest individual contribution over the whole season)
    I think Wello will be more concerned in getting the leadership group up and running I,ve heard Bell, Sironen and Welsby are now in that group. Captain is a fairly easy decision Lomax and possibly Makinson, maybe not overload Welsby with too much responsibilty...just let him play.

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    The leadership group is arguably more important as it means someone is likely to be on the field in a leadership role for the full 80 mins. Club Captain is an honour which should go to Lomax after Robes and like Robes Jonny should start in a coaching role asap to keep his knowledge in the club? Welsby for me should be free of the responsibility and free just to play at 22?
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    Lomax is the obvious choice. Knowles is probably the next after Lomax in a year or two. Then, if he is still at the club, Welsby.
    I could agree with you but then we would both be wrong.

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