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#21 Steve Slater

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:07 PM

Impressive performance, especially the way they defended for a 20 minute spell midway through the first half. I lost count on the number of consecutive sets they had due to some excellent grubbers from Tiger, causing us to concede drop-outs from under the sticks. Rovers didn't flinch, however, and came back strongly at the end of the half .with 2 further tries.
One point I disagree on from a previous post is the inclusion of Jamie Field at loose forward. I think this is the best option as it gives us 3 back rowers on the field and makes us very solid. Early on in the season you get too many mistakes if you have too many ball-players, although playing a half-back ###### loose forward may be a better tactic later on in the season. Whoever plays there, however, would need to be as good on defence as Iestyn was last season.

#22 Bob Crowther

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:14 PM

First to admit, I expected a tighter game and that we would be pretty pushed. We handled their more or less non existant forward line and the running of Saxton, Hardman and Co certainly confused the Bulldogs. Poor decision by Hicks when handing out four warnings to the Batley forward, the one with the "stubble" for high tackles, accompanied by three warnings to their captain about the offences, but was still not disciplined.

#23 LOWFIELD

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE (9' oller @ Feb 28 2010, 10:02 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.


Wel you wont of seen a bad game there recently will you lad, because the last 3/4 years youv hammered us. If you think we won solely because of the ref good for you.

#24 Paul Gibbins

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:18 PM

there are far too many posts on here using the word BUT for me, we've taken a strong, form team to the cleaners and still some complain, lets just enjoy the win and let DP sort out any discipline issues we may or may not have, We all saw a totally inept performance from that referree today and at least a quarter of the play the ball penalties were at best pedantic and his lack of consistancy was atrocious, How many Batley forward passes did we see that the officials didn't for example. No matter what we say or what discipline issues we say we have, pathetic calls from referees must cause tams to give away the odd pen from sheer frustration


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#25 Sportbilly

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE (Steve Slater @ Feb 28 2010, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Impressive performance, especially the way they defended for a 20 minute spell midway through the first half. I lost count on the number of consecutive sets they had due to some excellent grubbers from Tiger, causing us to concede drop-outs from under the sticks. Rovers didn't flinch, however, and came back strongly at the end of the half .with 2 further tries.
One point I disagree on from a previous post is the inclusion of Jamie Field at loose forward. I think this is the best option as it gives us 3 back rowers on the field and makes us very solid. Early on in the season you get too many mistakes if you have too many ball-players, although playing a half-back ###### loose forward may be a better tactic later on in the season. Whoever plays there, however, would need to be as good on defence as Iestyn was last season.


I think jamie is a tackling machine, his defence his v/good but I feel he makes little ground with ball in hand and is a poor passer of the ball and from what i've seen upto now he's not looking to pass much.....like i said there's time and I'm not sure what the options are anyway.
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#26 Nick07

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

Well done Fev - better in every department today - the forwards made more yards, turned and offlaoded in the tackle many more times than we did, and your halves guided the team round the pitch expertly. Although we werent very sharp on attack today your defence was excellent.

We expected alot more from our team after the pre-season and NRC, and in all honesty we were rubbish today (hopefully cant play as badly again - slow, cumbersome, totally lacking that 'edge'), but that doesnt take anything away from you guys...who look a very good bet to finish high up the table, especially when the PNG lads settle in and start playing.

As for the ref - woeful - BUT FOR BOTH SIDES. Not sure what the penalty count was but if we'd have had 5/6 more it still wouldnt have made a blind bit of difference. The standard of refereeing at the moment is ###### full stop - but in all honesty we cant blame the man in the middle for losing by 26 points and being completely outplayed.

Hopefully, we'll give you a much better game at Mount Pleasant (and get revenge wink.gif, but well done today and good luck for the rest of the season.

#27 Matt J

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (9' oller @ Feb 28 2010, 10:02 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.

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Sod Off, this is Robert Hicks were talking about, will never give owt Fev's way.

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#28 Trojan

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:42 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.



Well I had a side on view from the railway end terrace and he appeared very briefly to ground the ball on the line. However, I'll not argue about it - but I was not alone in this opinion.
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#29 micngill

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:45 PM

Great performance by all 17 and I have to admit I was unsure of darryl's selection. But fair play to him he got the boys fired up and they tackled like demons. What a joy to see the ball spread from one wing to get a try in the opposite corner. What an offload in the 2nd half by Mike Coady!!! Well played lads!!!

#30 frankj

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (micngill @ Feb 28 2010, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great performance by all 17 and I have to admit I was unsure of darryl's selection. But fair play to him he got the boys fired up and they tackled like demons. What a joy to see the ball spread from one wing to get a try in the opposite corner. What an offload in the 2nd half by Mike Coady!!! Well played lads!!!

Wondered if anyone else would give praise for this pass. How he got that ball away was unbelievable. As Paul says, lets give credit where credit is due, a great display by everyone concerned. Lets look forward to this continuing and improving as the season progresses.

#31 kev C

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:09 PM

Great display today good attack and awesome defence,strange decisions from the ref for both sides.
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#32 Stratobill

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

Another expected poor display from the referee, its just a shame his assistants dont help him out at all. Surely the word assistant means they do SOMETHING. Should be upto them to see the forward passes, at least they could stand in the correct place so they can see the defensive and attacking line. Last 2games they have been out of positon several times. At least we didnt have Silverwood today, wot a mare he had at Elland Road, had me frustrated and even my wife. Appalling
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#33 Rarefrith

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:14 PM

I thought we were excellent today, credit to the players and coaching staff for getting the league campaign off to a winning start. Eased my nerves a little for the season i must say!!

#34 Ashcroft

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:00 AM

Good performance today. Strong on defence, especially wide out which has been our weakness over the last couple of seasons. And encouraging options for directing play with Kain/Finn/Lee.

On another matter, can anyone explain whether we are still applying the "forward pass" rule in open play or not. Based on recent games and the number of forward passes ignored I'd assumed not, but bizzarely Rovers were pulled up for one such offence mid-way through today's second half. Anyone got any clues as to what rules we are applying ?

#35 Phil Stone

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:33 AM

Well done Rovers! First to moan when things go wrong but I can't fault them for yesterday.


#36 Andrew Vause

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE (Ashcroft @ Mar 1 2010, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good performance today. Strong on defence, especially wide out which has been our weakness over the last couple of seasons. And encouraging options for directing play with Kain/Finn/Lee.

On another matter, can anyone explain whether we are still applying the "forward pass" rule in open play or not. Based on recent games and the number of forward passes ignored I'd assumed not, but bizzarely Rovers were pulled up for one such offence mid-way through today's second half. Anyone got any clues as to what rules we are applying ?

What I have noticed now is that the odd one is given but it is never when a team are deep in their own half. They only seem to be given now against a team in an advanced position a la Batley just before half time yesterday and For us against Rochdale the other day.

Whilst we are on about noticing stuff I can't believe what I have just seen over the last two weeks on TV, I would like some feedback on the following if poss; I'm not really an expert on Super League games but I have watched the odd few over the last 2 years, I recently watched 3 games on Sky that have featured how near neighbours. I couldn't believe the role of one of their players who I won't name but would be obvious to anyone watching. All he seems to do when his side is in possession is amble to the dummy half position and very gently pass the ball to the first reciever, It seems a role that anyone in an amateur league coud fulfill. Am I missing something? His he a phenomenal tackler or something ? because that didn't seem apparent either, could anyone who is au fait with the modern game comment please?

#37 Bob Fowler

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:11 PM

Just one question if I may, Where is Rarefrith to congratulate the winning team ? Also does he/she still believe the team is going to be in a relegation fight ?
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#38 John63

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (Bob Fowler @ Mar 1 2010, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just one question if I may, Where is Rarefrith to congratulate the winning team ? Also does he/she still believe the team is going to be in a relegation fight ?

He's about four posts up Bob having done a complete turnaround.....bless him...OR HER

#39 DMS

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

God display by the lads, was particularly pleased to see us have plenty of attacking ideas. Our defence was well up for the job when Batley threw everything at us just after half time. Only moan i had was, HANDFORTH - SHUT YA GOB!
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#40 kev C

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE (DMS @ Mar 1 2010, 07:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
God display by the lads, was particularly pleased to see us have plenty of attacking ideas. Our defence was well up for the job when Batley threw everything at us just after half time. Only moan i had was, HANDFORTH - SHUT YA GOB!

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