Widdop seeks release

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  1. hewi

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  3. gitano

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    But but we have forum favourite Kurt Mann surely he's better
     
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    Of all the reasons it doesn't make sense for Gareth to be homesick you make it about being 30

    As if 30 year olds aren't allowed to be homesick?
     
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    Just confirms what I have always thought.
    Thanks for not much
    29 and homesick...very cute

    Kids get homesick, ADULTS manage it
    Adults sort it out and plan the change, not seek immediate releases, in my opinion
    As far as I am concerned this tells me why Widdop has never reached the heights he promised, it’s always about him
    Surely he could say ....how about this is my last year, not 3 more.
    or back a few months ago he could have said it, not months into the off season.
    Plenty on here will support him in this, well frankly I don’t.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/wi...three-years-left-on-deal-20181127-p50iqx.html
     
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    Well yeah sorry, kids get homesick, adults manage it
     
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    This could be a god-send. Get Shaun Johnson now. Like today!
     
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    Not true at all. Reaching a point in your where you make a decision as big as this is a very adult thing to do.

    And you make a lot of assumptions, there are countless reasons there could be for this, he has lots of elderly family back in England including maybe parents who knows what is going on
     
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    look, dont panic, I love Gareth but we MUST move fast on Johnson now.....hes just as good no drama
     
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    hed be a cracking fit!!

    imagine a halves combo of Johnson and Hunt!!!

    wed be devastating!!!
     
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  11. Rob Dragon

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    And James Graham as captain!
     
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    I agree SJ is the answer if Widdop leaves.

    Don't think he's as good as I believe Widdop to be one of the top 5/8s in the world but he's reasonably close and also very exciting. Warriors are also delaying his release so that works in our favour
     
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    Agree
    This could very well be a god send
    More tries....more attack
    A chance for a new captain, Graham.... or a few others
    Not just a mindless clone for Mary
    Etc etc etc etc
     
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    This must be a great time of the night, so far no Widdop apologists
    Shame it won’t last, plenty will come to light over the next 12 hours
    I am excited, this is an opportunity for change
     
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    Graham as Captain and Johnson both get my vote.
     
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    I've got nothing against Widdop whatsoever. But if he wants to go home; and therefore by default does not want to be with us when he is on $880K and is our captain...let him go. Simple as that. He has given reasonable service to us; seems like a decent bloke. No hard feelings. Let's all be mature about it. Grant him his wish and move on. You never know perhaps a young Sailor or Field might step up and kill it. I am not saying they will; but who knows? What we do know however is that Kurt Mann lacks the passing game to play at #6.

    Again I am just saying, but Norman and Moses are available. Sure they have had attitude problems but they can both play.
     
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    Johnson and Hunt....good if you just watch the respective highlites videos....what percentage of the time would you think they would both be "'on" on the same day?
     
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    Anyone leaping to delusions of Johnson so soon need to scale it back. Dude has already been linked to Eels, Sharks and Raiders, and Warriors won't release him without either a similar player swap or compensation.
     
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    You can't really believe he wants to come to England? It does not make any sense.
     
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    This news simply underscores what is wrong with our club.
    You are talking about theTeam Captain just up and leaving!!?
    Loyalty - zero.
    Flashy and impressive when the forwards are dominating.
    Unable to close out games and soils his shorts when the games are tight.
    In spite of the support he enjoyed by many fans, Widdop was one of our long term problems.
    Overrated. over paid and over here.
    Couldn't stand his weak kneed captaincy and pathetic presence sitting next to McGregor facing the press.
    Hope this opens the door for a key signing that will actually provide some real game management and balls in the halves.
    As much as I like watching Shaun Johnson play, he is in the same mold as Widdop and is not a specialist 5/8 as well. He is not the answer.
    However, a tough nut like Maloney may well be the perfect foil for Hunt.
    Of the younger brigade AJ Brimson is a standout in my opinion and we should pull out all the stops to sign him long term.
     

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