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#1 buford t justice

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

Sheffield at Home, Leigh away in the Semi Final and then a trip to Featherstone - Doesnt get any tougher.

As we havent beaten any of the other 4 teams in the top 5, I feel this is a real defining few weeks for us.

To make the final and pick up 4 points would be a great effort.

But in reality, I hope im wrong but feel we could be on the wrong end of the scorelines again going on our performances over the year to date and that we dont seem to have the cutting edge the other sides in the top 5 seem to have.

Any thoughts anyone?

Come on Batley, prove me wrong, lets have a real dig and win all three!

Edited by buford t justice, 18 June 2013 - 12:07 PM.

What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#2 Nick07

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

Would agree that 4 league points and a semi final final would be a great achievement.

Can we do it, I'm not sure. We have the ability, but do the players have the big match belief.

A win against Sheffield could certainly bring that in abundance though. We need to fire in attack though and take advantage of our possession and territory. The defence and fitness takes care of itself.

#3 Lone Drinker

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

Ever the optimist... I think we'll beat Sheffield.

#4 Chairman LMAO

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

The Sheffield game is critical, IMO. If we topple them - the rest will follow.

#5 Morleydog

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:09 AM

The Sheffield game is critical, IMO. If we topple them - the rest will follow.

I agree Chairman. And once again, the Eagles have a longer recovery than us. Always seems to happen. Playing regularly on Friday night helps in this way for the Eagles. If they play away on a Sunday, they have a longer turnaround, then when playing at home, they have exactly the same turnaround.

If you asked any team would they like an extra 2 day turnaround over their opponents at all away matches, I'm sure they would snap your hand off,

Or maybe, I am getting the excuses in early ;) .



#6 9' oller

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:12 AM

With tubby there on sunday along side other snooping coaches you can bet your bottom dollar an effective game plan will b3 in place to nullify our limited mainly one man attack.
If we only play frantic rugby for a quarter of the game or gift the opposition 3 score start we will get rolled

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#7 MOONEY

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

Sheffield as we all know is the game we HAVE to win, leigh are beatable although they nilled us in the previous visit the giants game had taken far too much out of us. I thought leigh made more errors than us with the ball on the day and remember they only scored 6 points in the second half. We could and should have slotted over 3 penalties in the first half of that game but hey ho. As for fev they are not the team they were under daryll powell and so again are beatable, but if we are to eclipse previous seasons then these games need to be won, simples!

 

Weather for tomorrow heavy showers?



#8 Griff

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:42 AM

I agree Chairman. And once again, the Eagles have a longer recovery than us. Always seems to happen. Playing regularly on Friday night helps in this way for the Eagles. If they play away on a Sunday, they have a longer turnaround, then when playing at home, they have exactly the same turnaround.
If you asked any team would they like an extra 2 day turnaround over their opponents at all away matches, I'm sure they would snap your hand off,
Or maybe, I am getting the excuses in early ;) .

Are weeks two days longer in Sheffield or summat ?
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#9 M Hopkins

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

We should go out there with the Aim to win all 3 games. That would ensure us a place in the top four and put us up there for a top 2 finish. We are not playing our best rugby yet ( I personally think our best performance so far was against York in the 3rd league match this year). We need more belief.

#10 LuckyDog

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

Rugby League paper said that Sheffield were lucky to beat Dewsbury, so they are not firing, but are unbeaten for ages. Shame that Challenge Cup game isn't nearer.

 

I am optimistic, this team never fail to surprise me with their commitment and desire, but Brambani & Walker, not to mention the South islanders are a constant thorn in our side. You just cant call it, but we are due a victory over these.

 

If we win though, i fear we will lose at Leigh ( we normally do after a great win...), then come back at Featherstone all guns blazing again, and heroically lose by a point or two.

 

4 points but no final visit!



#11 marko9

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

Don't think been firing on all cylinders,but think the performances are improving,Leeds rhinos come from fifth every year don't think always playing to their potential,then lift performances,hoping see off Sheffield,Leigh and think we should have beaten fev at home

#12 marko9

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

So I will go with 3 wins hopefully

#13 Morleydog

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

Are weeks two days longer in Sheffield or summat ?

Yep.  Friday to Sunday. 9 days. Simples.  :onthequiet:



#14 London Dick

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

Someone on twitter just offered to put £100 to Bissa if we win our next 3 games. Wonder what the odds are & a good gesture to boot
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#15 John North

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

I dont understand the reticence of batley supporters!

You guys are more than capable of beating all three oppos (for fracks sake weve beaten Halifax twice this year and we're mediocre)


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#16 Bi11

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

I would like to see a decent crowd tomorrow for what should be a cracking game.  I'd bring a friend if I had one!  Any ideas how we supporters could add a few extra speccys to the gate?



#17 buford t justice

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:36 PM

I would like to see a decent crowd tomorrow for what should be a cracking game. I'd bring a friend if I had one! Any ideas how we supporters could add a few extra speccys to the gate?


Go in the Nash and march them up the hill at gunpoint?
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#18 Bi11

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

OK, will do if I can lay my hands on a gun in time :unsure:

Go in the Nash and march them up the hill at gunpoint?



#19 il cattivo

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

not just him.lots of problems with our lack of ideas in the opposition 20m...when props are getting it on the last tackle something is wrong.

even when our halfbacks get it we look  slow and unorganised.easy to defend against.too much trying to barge over and one man up stuff.


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#20 distantdog

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

alex rowe dragged the Sheffield player 5 metres to pull him over his own line and score :drag:  :drag:  :drag:  :drag: he got dragged off for stupid offloads......comes back on and does the same thing again the very first tackle and again and again in those conditions......as dumb as it gets

There were three players in that tackle so no need to just blame Rowe. I agree with the offloads but Smith could not keep hold of the ball, Davies made his fair share of silly offloads, and we had no penetration on their line. Two of their tries came through our own errors, but they were definitely the better team.

 

We are still, however still in with a shout!