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Re: George Williams anyone? Wed May 26, 2021 9:00 pm  

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Watch the Chezzy pre Huddersfield game presser. Apparently Chezzy text his agent asking to keep us informed and that we have cap space and budget, Whether that lines up or not is another thing.


Chester said we had cap space, but if we had budget that was another thing.

The main positive in this is how both Williams and all of a sudden Bateman for sticking up for him are getting an absolute towelling in the Aussie press.

I think the fall out from this will make some players think twice before heading to the NRL in the future.

Both were darlings of the NRL 2 weeks ago, now they are being treated as pariah in some sections of the press. It’s nice to see there has been a backlash against this by his fellow NRL players and most of the public.

Williams is a real talent him and Lomax are levels above any other English half running round at the moment.

I personally can’t see any other destination than Wigan due to the fact he will only cost them £75k on the cap and they have a marquee spot available.

As I understand it though it’s not as simple as Burgess retired so they have his cap space available as both French and Hastings apparently took a large portion of that to re-sign for this year.

The key is though that marquee spot and his cap value.

Ian Lenagan is a very wealthy man but he does try to run the club in the right way, ie not plowing personal wealth into it and he has attempted to make it a viable business just like Carter at Wakefield.

He has also though recently sold a 25% share to the 118th richest man in England valued at £1.2 billion in personal wealth.

I’m guessing if he signs for Wigan he will be picking up the tab on this one.

You have to love MC for what he has done for the club having a sugar daddy in the background though these days is realistically the easiest way to success.
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Re: George Williams anyone? Wed May 26, 2021 10:46 pm  

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Has not seen out his last 2 contracts - Thought he was out of his depth in the NRL - i would like to be on his pay packet - homesickness please he just hated Canberra - should of known it is exactly like the north of England in winter do your homework before signing - i have heard he wants to play NRL for someone from a nicer part of Australia so he made this up to get out of his contract .
Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 6:32 am  

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Has not seen out his last 2 contracts - Thought he was out of his depth in the NRL - i would like to be on his pay packet - homesickness please he just hated Canberra - should of known it is exactly like the north of England in winter do your homework before signing - i have heard he wants to play NRL for someone from a nicer part of Australia so he made this up to get out of his contract .


He has a clause inserted in his last Wigan contract allowing him to talk to NRL clubs after his second year as such honoured his last contract with Wigan.

Out of his depth in the NRL?

Do you think there would be this much fuss made by the Aussie media for a player who is out of his depth?

At the top of near the top of the assists chart since his move. A return of a try every second game, one of the top meter making halves and fewest missed tackles in the NRL for a half along with the highest number of kicks forcing drop outs.

Clearly absolutely struggling.

As for the wanting to move to another NRL club that has been put out by James Hooper who has a reputation for being the biggest media hack in the NRL. Nobody is giving that one any credibility at all.
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Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 6:48 am  

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I have a much cheaper option than signing George Williams, good as he is - keep Milky playing the way he did last Sunday! :D
Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 9:29 am  

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The Aussie press love Ricky Stuart though so it's hardly surprising.
Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 11:37 am  
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1315trinity wrote:
I have a much cheaper option than signing George Williams, good as he is - keep Milky playing the way he did last Sunday! :D


As one of our overseas players, and probably one of our highest earners, as well as he played last week, does need to show more consistency.
Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 12:13 pm  

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As one of our overseas players, and probably one of our highest earners, as well as he played last week, does need to show more consistency.


Miller has been consistent this year, played well in all his games this season and at the end of last season.

We forget Miller is only 28, these are his peak years in terms of maturity.
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Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 12:33 pm  

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Think Millers quietly improved and certainly gets stuck in.
Re: George Williams anyone? Thu May 27, 2021 11:13 pm  

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Think Millers quietly improved and certainly gets stuck in.


I think sometimes he tries too hard which takes away from elements of his game.

He looks to be the captain that leads by example but at times lacks support.

I think he’s been fantastic this season but not necessary for his traditional style of play.
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Re: George Williams anyone? Fri May 28, 2021 6:57 am  

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Josh Hodgson might be on his way back at the rate he’s going. If we trim the squad we might be able to afford his leg?
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