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#1 Keith T

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

All the pundits on here and elsewhere keep saying in this league to survive we have to win, or at least get a bonus point, from our home matches and pick up what we can away from home.

We have put in two absolutely cracking performances against top opposition, Halifax and Sheffield at home, and put in the total opposite performances in two away games to lesser opposition at Doncaster and York.

Is this a subconscious thing in players minds that the away games are not so important as long as we pick points up at home?

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#2 DavidM

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

That needs drumming out of them if it is , as its a dangerous attitude to limit your pool from which your looking to pick
points . Stop the talk of survival and coming third bottom from which that attitude may derive , and start looking to win
each week . I'm convinced we have a top 8 squad here , lets get our attitude and mentality right every week , believe
in ourselves , and from that comes improved performances and see where we get . Come on town lets start tomorrow - we have
nothing to fear in this league ... Look at Sheffield , we should have stuffed them !!

Edited by DavidM, 16 March 2013 - 12:27 PM.


#3 wonky

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

surely everyone of the lads hates losing though. it dosent matter what you think will keep you safe or not,surely the competitive factor of sport will make you give 100% each and every minute of every game. watch brett carter, you can tell he hates losing and you know he gives you everything he can.
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#4 Keith T

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:20 PM

surely everyone of the lads hates losing though. it dosent matter what you think will keep you safe or not,surely the competitive factor of sport will make you give 100% each and every minute of every game. watch brett carter, you can tell he hates losing and you know he gives you everything he can.


You've picked out one lad who puts his heart and soul in to the games there wonky, but can you say that for everyone. If every player is doing that then how come we have such a discrepancy in performances home and away. As I said, whether it's a subconscious thing or not there has to be a reason for the huge difference in performances at home and away!!!!

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#5 wonky

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

is it possibly the chilled out bus journey? at home the lads will turn up get into game mode then get fired right in. away you turn up,go on a 2-3 hour bus journey where its a relaxed attmosphere then straight off the bus and into the game.im not sure but its possibly an idea.
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#6 wonderofwood

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

or could it be that the opposition are so much better at home than they are away ???

#7 Bring back the wall

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

What I do know is we need a result tomorrow,we dont want to be going into good friday with 3 losses on the bounce.




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