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Dylan latest
Posted by: Sir Hector (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 06:06

According to this, not ready:-

Sports mole

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: fair_weather_fan (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 06:48

Refers to last week if you read it

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 06:49

Do we get insurance money etc if a player is out for a significant period ?

Hate to say it, but if we donít then we have to move on and he should probably retire to save his body for later in life. It isnít value for money and the other 3 lads are good.



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Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Longers (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 06:50

I was beginning to get a feeling this might be the case. Shame.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Saint Ted (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 06:54

Quote:
Wilson Pickett
Do we get insurance money etc if a player is out for a significant period ?
Hate to say it, but if we donít then we have to move on and he should probably retire to save his body for later in life. It isnít value for money and the other 3 lads are good.

Insurance pays out for injuries of 12 weeks or more, you also get additional salary cap credit at this point to provide cover

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: ramseysaint (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 06:57

I've felt the same way for a while WP.
I suppose there is also the world cup on his mind, I assume he has one foot on the plane to Japan. If he get injured or banned again in the match against Exeter or Glos in the final (I'm hopeful) then no doubt he'd be out of the squad once again.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Chris Hoddle (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 07:10

The article is only dated today but was posted yesterday. Although it could be about last week it does say about last saturdays game and how Boydy said they decided not to risk him. Thus I take it as meaning this week and so no Dylan



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Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Bustabloodvessel (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 07:27

Did say to the wife that I donít think we will see him in a Saints shirt again and Iím beginning to think that it may be the case. Itís controversial I know but is he really our best hooker,yes they say he is a good leader but does he have the open play skills impact like Mikey or Reece or fish.



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Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Neil-H (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 07:30

I mentioned before, depending on contract lengths left, I think we might see one of Mikey or Dylans not renewed.... purely down to salary cap and we have 2 youngsters who have more than proved themselves and be considerably cheaper than both of those mentioned?

Sad, that our club and sport has to be run like a business

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 07:41

Quote:
ramseysaint
I've felt the same way for a while WP.
I suppose there is also the world cup on his mind, I assume he has one foot on the plane to Japan. If he get injured or banned again in the match against Exeter or Glos in the final (I'm hopeful) then no doubt he'd be out of the squad once again.


If our club captain is missing a semifinal because he doesnít want to get injured for England, why bother having him?


However I donít for a minute think he would do that.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 07:42

Quote:
Neil-H
I mentioned before, depending on contract lengths left, I think we might see one of Mikey or Dylans not renewed.... purely down to salary cap and we have 2 youngsters who have more than proved themselves and be considerably cheaper than both of those mentioned?
Sad, that our club and sport has to be run like a business



itís called professional sport?

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: BrianB (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 07:43

If he was fit boyd would pick him and dylan would play.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Whiston Saint (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 08:04

Quote:
Wilson Pickett
Quote:
Neil-H
I mentioned before, depending on contract lengths left, I think we might see one of Mikey or Dylans not renewed.... purely down to salary cap and we have 2 youngsters who have more than proved themselves and be considerably cheaper than both of those mentioned?
Sad, that our club and sport has to be run like a business



itís called professional sport?

Spot on WP...

As soon as you pay players the game changes. In old days on shamateurism only a handful of players profited from playing and you could have a relaxed approach to squad size and retain registrations indefinitely.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Neil-H (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 09:53

I know its a professional sport, obviously!

I was just stating my opinion, 1 of them may go, but it is sad that basically its now a business as much if not more than a sport, sentiment has gone out the window and rightly so as you state its professional now.

But players that have given 110% for the club some for years are basically commodities (appreciate they get paid well for it) and think the players we talking about are Saints through and through, my time of following Saints crosses from Amateur to Professional, so think its a bit sad.... and could feel for either of them if they were to be let go, but understand why for reasons posted in my original post

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Walks11 (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 09:56

i posted a few weeks ago that this is Dyl's swansong, he is hanging on for a WC slot. we wont see him post WC, he will retire.

Boyds biggest problem is that he doesn't have confidence that he has a huge amount of game time minutes in his legs. it would be a risk selecting him. Probably the safest bet is to start him and play him for 30/40 mins and he knows he has a hooker who can go a full game as back up in case he doesn't last that long. Putting him on bench, hooker goes down early as last week and then he is faced with playing a full game with no back up

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 10:45

If I was running an amateur club where a player had successive concussions, was always away playing for County and then had successive injuries/was barely ever available, I would probably be looking at other solutions.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 10:50

This is when it would be great if we had a Johnson/ Thacker type hooker... one who is comfortable playing Back Row or at 2, meaning we would have a secondary cover should Dylan start then have to come back on to cover an injury.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: BrianB (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 10:51

Walks, my interpretation is the worry is that the knee won't stand a full game rather than his general fitness.

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: Deesaint (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 10:56

I am a big fan of Dylan
However I just cannot see how he can expect to be selected for the WC he just doesnít have the game time Same applies for this weekend
In addition does he really want to risk another bang to the head and be maimed for the rest of his life
There comes a point when common sense and sanity steps in. Time to hang the boots up

Re: Dylan latest
Posted by: BrianB (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2019 11:03

I dont suppose he is expecting to be selected. Hoping to be and so am i.

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