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#1 elppaxr2i

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:11 PM

Well, who expected that?!

What a team performance! 1-17 deserve credit, The Briggs/Finn combo certainly impressed especially in first half and bringing Kain on as a sub to add a bit extra also seemed to work well.

Great scrambling defending and increased line speed also

Cant help but being impressed, DP got it spot on today.

Batley on that evidence - Dark horses? No

It looks another season of struggle for them but it is early days.

Thought all the ex fev players were anonymous in the game and did nothing apart from Handforth who spat his dummy out.

Fastest supporter exit of the season has an early leader in Batley, about 5 fans clapped their team off at the end and thank god we didnt hear 'who let the dogs out' this year apart from from the fev supporters upon seeing Batley fans run out of the ground!

Roll on Hunslet in midweek!

Edited by elppaxr2i, 28 February 2010 - 05:13 PM.


#2 Rob Hemmi

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:28 PM

Happy with that, forwards were awsome all day, which gave us good field position for Finn n Briggs to work in!
Briggs goal kicking was floorless 100% record I think!
Hope we get cas if we beat workington, really fancy us to do em if we got darn here! :-)

Edited by Rob Hemmi, 28 February 2010 - 05:30 PM.

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#3 Phil Loxton

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:43 PM

Finn has added a new dimension at half back which seems to have improved the form of Briggs.Grayshon also has upped his game and Welham is going to be class. The difference today was that Rovers' defence made Batley look ordinary. Kain looked lively without the pressure of the kicking game.

#4 John63

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:55 PM

The Featherstone defence paved the way for this very impressive win.Well done to all the players involved.

#5 Kirkie

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE (John63 @ Feb 28 2010, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Featherstone defence paved the way for this very impressive win.Well done to all the players involved.

Iwas at the game today ,so pleased for fev ,played really well,can i throw something up in the air , and it is just my opinion, in my eyes we were giving penalties away in daft positions, could that find us out or am i seeing things differently, interested in other peoples views

#6 Trojan

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (elppaxr2i @ Feb 28 2010, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, who expected that?!



Not me. I thought it would be tight. As it was second half. But then with all the penalties Batley were awarded how could it be any other? Plus Divorty's disallowed try. Hicks said knock-on - no way it was right in front of me and he put the ball firmly on the line. Not to worry good result for Fev.

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#7 The Baby Faced Assassin.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:17 PM

No I certainly didn't expect it either, very surprised and impressed biggrin.gif . Credit to everyone involved and it's simple now we know we can do it, more of the same each week biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#8 Fev08

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:19 PM

Divorty was deffinately short.

#9 K.Loxton

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:24 PM

Great performance today!!!! biggrin.gif My god we look dangerous in attack with Finny at halfback, up the Rovers....
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#10 Andrew Vause

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Feb 28 2010, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not me. I thought it would be tight. As it was second half. But then with all the penalties Batley were awarded how could it be any other? Plus Divorty's disallowed try. Hicks said knock-on - no way it was right in front of me and he put the ball firmly on the line. Not to worry good result for Fev.


We were stood right at the point where Ross put the ball down, unlike the Catalan game 2 years ago, the ball this time was grounded 6 inches short, definately no try.

#11 Andrew Vause

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:37 PM

I enjoyed a very good performance today, however, and this isn't a moan we still did some sloppy things today that could end up biting our "rses" when facing other opposition. Our tackling was great, but we gave shed loads of penalties away at the play the ball, we also managed to bomb a few penalties on the the first two or three tackles when taking the 2 might be the option, some good perfomance especially by Liam Finn, Jon Steel, Liam Whelam and Tommy Saxton who took some pummle today I thought, and Ian Hardman was very brave in defence. Think the team will be different Thursday night in what really is a condom without a pulse.

#12 Sportbilly

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (Andrew Vause @ Feb 28 2010, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We were stood right at the point where Ross put the ball down, unlike the Catalan game 2 years ago, the ball this time was grounded 6 inches short, definately no try.


spot on mate.
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#13 distantdog

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:24 PM

Well played Featherstone, you really outplayed us in every department, especially in the first half when we never turned up. You were very clinical and made the most of all of your chances.

Thought that Kain, Briggs and Finn were excellent and provided some great shape to your team.
Your forwards were really strong especially Morrison who had an outstanding game.

despite the poor result it was another reaonably enjoyable day at POR, and there really were more than five of us left at the end wink.gif

#14 Sportbilly

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

good performance from the backs and forwards today.....wingers actually had plenty of ball time too which is nice to see.....thought saxton/grayshon/welham/hardman/morrison/lee in particular stood out with Finn definately standing out and some cracking touch liners from briggs....I'm not convinced field is our answer at loose but theres time yet.....can anyone remember who went loose went field went off?........as for batley, I thought they would give us a better game...on the whole it was a good effort and the first league points in the bag

Edited by Sportbilly, 28 February 2010 - 07:30 PM.

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#15 distantdog

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE (Sportbilly @ Feb 28 2010, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
good performance from the backs and forwards today.....wingers actually had plenty of ball time too which is nice to see.....thought saxton/grayshon/welham/hardman/morrison/lee in particular stood out with Finn definately standing out and some cracking touch liners from briggs....I'm not convinced field is our answer at loose but theres time yet.....can anyone remember who went loose went field went off?........as for batley, I thought they would give us a better game...on the whole it was a good effort and the first league points in the bag



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#16 Rob Hemmi

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (Sportbilly @ Feb 28 2010, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
good performance from the backs and forwards today.....wingers actually had plenty of ball time too which is nice to see.....thought saxton/grayshon/welham/hardman/morrison/lee in particular stood out with Finn definately standing out and some cracking touch liners from briggs....I'm not convinced field is our answer at loose but theres time yet.....can anyone remember who went loose went field went off?........as for batley, I thought they would give us a better game...on the whole it was a good effort and the first league points in the bag

Liam Finn. Jack went to 9 and kain to 7, really like Finn at 7 and also look forward to kainy comin on and runnin em ragged :-)
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#17 oldrover

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:09 PM

yes, credit where it's due. the players and the coaching staff took the flak for the leigh performance, they deserve the praise for today. the batley attack hit a brick wall today and our attacking play promises so much more. well done rovers, onwards and upwards. also, well done jamescolin, you looked frozen today mate.
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#18 Mark T

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

A really good result with some stand out performances. Thought Briggs was much improved and looks like he's been practising his goal kicking. The extra 2 really makes a difference.

A couple of niggles though, we still seem to be giving too many soft penalties away for comfort and I wish we would take the two points on offer when we get a penalty under the posts.

Overall much better.

#19 9' oller

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE (John63 @ Feb 28 2010, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Featherstone defence paved the way for this very impressive win.Well done to all the players involved.


including that effective signing that played in yellow. absolute toilet.

never been to POR and witnessed a bad game. That changed this afternoon.

cant wait for the return fixture.


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#20 K.Loxton

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (9' oller @ Feb 28 2010, 09:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
including that effective signing that played in yellow. absolute toilet.

never been to POR and witnessed a bad game. That changed this afternoon.

cant wait for the return fixture.

laugh.gif I look forward to seeing the penalty count rolleyes.gif
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