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Wires71 wrote:
Remaining 1 year I think. Ends 2024.

Can't see him coming back.


Just read in this morning`s Warrington Guardian that King will still be contracted to us, for a further 2 years, after next year`s loan deal with Wigan expires.
His 12 month loan at Wigan will be followed by a 12 month loan at Widnes and then 12 months at Cornwall
ratticusfinch wrote:
His 12 month loan at Wigan will be followed by a 12 month loan at Widnes and then 12 months at Cornwall


That`s my view.

He has burnt his bridges with Warrington and won`t be allowed back
49er wrote:
The majority on here were in favour of securing King on a decent contract and few predicted a substantial drop in performance which did start last season. If Wigan or St Helens had beat us to signing him up then there would have been major criticism for our lack of ambition.


This is true and its also a reflection on the lack of star quality talent coming out of our Academy since Harris and Sculthorpe that means we're so desperate to find the next hero that we overrate home grown players. We had loads of hype around Kevin Penny, GO'B, Dec Patton at various stages and they never lived up to it and we thrashed around looking for excuses blaming the coaches but when they left they didn't kick on under other coaches at other clubs either. Recently Riley Dean has become the new anointed one who is carrying all the hope and hype.

If we're honest the only home grown player with real star quality since the 90s was Ben Currie and injury took that away which is a huge shame. The best players we've produced have been Cooper, Wood and Riley. Good players but set against Wigan, Leeds and Saints we're well off the pace.

Toby King was basically a modern version of Jon Roper, he showed promise and had one good year where he was one of the better centres in the league but he never kicked on.
Boss Hog wrote:
Just read in this morning`s Warrington Guardian that King will still be contracted to us, for a further 2 years, after next year`s loan deal with Wigan expires.


You are quite right. November 2025. Jesus. :shock:

https://warringtonwolves.com/news/2021/ ... term-deal/
Boss Hog wrote:
Just read in this morning`s Warrington Guardian that King will still be contracted to us, for a further 2 years, after next year`s loan deal with Wigan expires.


You are quite right. November 2025. Jesus. :shock:

https://warringtonwolves.com/news/2021/ ... term-deal/
sally cinnamon wrote:
This is true and its also a reflection on the lack of star quality talent coming out of our Academy since Harris and Sculthorpe that means we're so desperate to find the next hero that we overrate home grown players. We had loads of hype around Kevin Penny, GO'B, Dec Patton at various stages and they never lived up to it and we thrashed around looking for excuses blaming the coaches but when they left they didn't kick on under other coaches at other clubs either. Recently Riley Dean has become the new anointed one who is carrying all the hope and hype.

If we're honest the only home grown player with real star quality since the 90s was Ben Currie and injury took that away which is a huge shame. The best players we've produced have been Cooper, Wood and Riley. Good players but set against Wigan, Leeds and Saints we're well off the pace.

Toby King was basically a modern version of Jon Roper, he showed promise and had one good year where he was one of the better centres in the league but he never kicked on.


Ben Currie was from Wigan's Scholarship system, so a debate as to whether that constitutes "home grown".
https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/sp ... lves-move/

It all seems a very strange situation
https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/sp ... lves-move/

It all seems a very strange situation
Wires71 wrote:
Ben Currie was from Wigan's Scholarship system, so a debate as to whether that constitutes "home grown".

The Scholarship system is only schoolboy rugby, on a completely amateur basis.

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Wires71 wrote:
Ben Currie was from Wigan's Scholarship system, so a debate as to whether that constitutes "home grown".


The town of Wigan and the club that is Wigan produce a lot of fine players, and of course many of those players grow up in the town and then go on to the club at some level. But I must admit that the way anyone who fits into either category gets marked as a 'Wigan product' winds me up a lot.

Currie is from within the Wigan catchment area but is not a 'Wigan product' at all. He was coached in the Warrington system.

Wigan (club) also take young lads from outside Wigan and give them great coaching. McIlorum from Leeds, Nicholson from Halifax, etc.
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