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Dave Woods Predicts Championship Finish


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#1 Matt J

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

1. Halifax
2. Barrow
3. Widnes
4. Sheffield
5. Batley
6. Leigh
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7. Featherstone
8. Whitehaven
9. Dewsbury
10 Toulouse
11. Keighley

huh.gif Does he know something we don't? I would have thought we'd finish above Batley, Leigh and Sheffield.

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#2 FEV-KT87

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

since when has dave woods known ANYTHING about ANYTHING to do with rugby league
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#3 Chris Taylor

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:21 PM

which Dave Woods?
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#4 Bob Crowther

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (Chris Taylor @ Mar 8 2010, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
which Dave Woods?


Dave Woods?. Which constituency does he represent?.

#5 DMS

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:57 PM

Isn't he a rugby league commentator for the BBC and a Wigan fan. I've met him a few times and he's a good bloke. Think he's got this well wrong though.
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#6 Mick H

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:30 PM

I love it when people underestimate our ability. I just hope thats not a guideline for the Ref's to follow.

#7 lingard

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:08 PM

I guess he has been to all the games then!
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#8 TUUUUUUUUUUTA

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:28 PM

Powell should post that on the dressing room wall.

Team talk done!!!!

#9 HARTY

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

dave woods knows a much about rugby as tiger woods knows about being discreet

#10 Robin Evans

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:15 PM

I've met Dave Woods a couple of times. If it's the same Dave Woods he know a great deal about the game and I always found him to be ok.
This is just a bit of fun, nowt else. He's called it differently to how we see it. So what??? We've all got ideas of how the final table will look and most of us have speculated about it on here! It means nowt.
The only table that does mean owt is the one at the end of August!!!!
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#11 Birchy

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:32 PM

We wernt far off this last season with harris in the team...

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#12 snake1985

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:32 PM

I reckon he reads the batley forum as he calls them dark horses for the title as they recruited well (all before fev match lol) yet fev have good signings that might need time to gel? Like someone said post it on changing room wall
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#13 Phil Loxton

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Mar 8 2010, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've met Dave Woods a couple of times. If it's the same Dave Woods he know a great deal about the game and I always found him to be ok.
This is just a bit of fun, nowt else. He's called it differently to how we see it. So what??? We've all got ideas of how the final table will look and most of us have speculated about it on here! It means nowt.
The only table that does mean owt is the one at the end of August!!!!

In the last few weeks of last season we looked on to finish top but a couple of slip ups and we finished sixth so who knows in this league but if we can carry on with our present consistency the world is our oyster. But after our heavy defeat at Leigh earlier I bet a lot on here had us marked down for lower than seventh. Its a roller coaster and I love it.

#14 Matt J

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:33 PM

TBF he has Batley up there and Leigh, so he must have gone off NRC form.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (snake1985 @ Mar 8 2010, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Like someone said post it on changing room wall


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#16 Vic Johnson

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (Phil Loxton @ Mar 8 2010, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In the last few weeks of last season we looked on to finish top but a couple of slip ups and we finished sixth so who knows in this league but if we can carry on with our present consistency the world is our oyster. But after our heavy defeat at Leigh earlier I bet a lot on here had us marked down for lower than seventh. Its a roller coaster and I love it.


I think our attitude is very different this year. Talking to the players they are all one mind, TO WIN! Last year one or two players, who were hot and cold had a big influence on the rest of the team. I think DP could see this and got rid of them. Where will we finish? I don't know, but if the team continue to have the positive attitude they have now I think we will be very close to the top
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#17 Griff

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (Chris Taylor @ Mar 8 2010, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
which Dave Woods?


I think it's the ex-Gateshead coach desperately trying to make a few bob.
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#18 jamescolin

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (DMS @ Mar 8 2010, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't he a rugby league commentator for the BBC and a Wigan fan. I've met him a few times and he's a good bloke. Think he's got this well wrong though.

Good bloke. His prediction might have been misundersood in translation.

#19 George Zip

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:21 PM

I don't think seventh is a bad call. Bearing in mind that we are very much an unknown quantity, you can't predict how we'll go on based on the fact we have been running points in for fun against vastly inferior teams from a different division.

Against 3 teams which we will face this season, we've won one convincingly, lost one convincingly and drawn the other; it's impossible to gauge anything from that.

My nagging worry is that we'll struggle against teams who get in our faces and knock us out of shape. For example, Liam Finn has been running the show so far behind a dominant pack, but will he be as effective when the Barrow/Fax forwards get on top of us and don't give him space to move? Another worry is that we're prone to penalties; we leave our hands in the tackle for too long, something which a canny coach will pick up on and exploit via wriggling/diving forward, etc... (Like Batley did in the second half). I still don't think we use an overlap particularly effectively. Again, a clever coach will pick up on this and wedge the defence when we're attacking, leaving no gaps in the way Rochdale/Hunslet/Worky did.

BTW, none of the above is a criticism, merely an observation. I've been enjoying our recent points spree as much as anyone, I'm just not basing the season's predictions on it.

It'll be fascinating to see how we go on at Dewsbury.

#20 Paul Gibbins

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:36 PM

QUOTE (George Zip @ Mar 8 2010, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think seventh is a bad call. Bearing in mind that we are very much an unknown quantity, you can't predict how we'll go on based on the fact we have been running points in for fun against vastly inferior teams from a different division.

Against 3 teams which we will face this season, we've won one convincingly, lost one convincingly and drawn the other; it's impossible to gauge anything from that.

My nagging worry is that we'll struggle against teams who get in our faces and knock us out of shape. For example, Liam Finn has been running the show so far behind a dominant pack, but will he be as effective when the Barrow/Fax forwards get on top of us and don't give him space to move? Another worry is that we're prone to penalties; we leave our hands in the tackle for too long, something which a canny coach will pick up on and exploit via wriggling/diving forward, etc... (Like Batley did in the second half). I still don't think we use an overlap particularly effectively. Again, a clever coach will pick up on this and wedge the defence when we're attacking, leaving no gaps in the way Rochdale/Hunslet/Worky did.

BTW, none of the above is a criticism, merely an observation. I've been enjoying our recent points spree as much as anyone, I'm just not basing the season's predictions on it.


sorry GZ have to disagree with you on this one, the pack this season is I think better than any other pack in this division, Fax's isn't big it's fat Barrow's are about same as us and Widnes made a mistake letting most of their pack go, we are big mobile hungry and very ugly... just what we've all wanted for years and nobody will steam roller us like in the past
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