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16/02/14 - Bradford Bulls v Castleford Tigers KO 3pm


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Poll: Who will win? (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Bradford Bulls (3 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Castleford Tigers (18 votes [85.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.71%

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#41 Amber Avenger

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

Someone has said it elsewhere but if we get a points deduction then think we are as good as down. Once Cas went ahead there was nobody who could take the game by the scruff of the neck and win it. Cas weren't amazing and yet really pulled away the end. Paper thin squad's going to kill us,  we have no grunt and little creativity. Coming out of the ground I don't think you could find a single fan that would still predict we'll stay up. Utterly depressing. 


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#42 Wolford6

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

The Bulls  ran out of steam in the last 15 minutes. That's because we didn't have any chop tacklers and spent the whole game trying to drag players to the floor.  Up  till then it had been a reasonable game with nobody bad and only Craig Huby outstanding on either team. Liam Finn made a big difference when he came on and looked like he should have been in Superleague for the past five years.

 

Referee Hicks decided early on that he would have a much easier afternoon if he didn't bother about forward passes and offside under bombs. Cas took advantage of this better than we did.

 

The spirit wasn't too bad and we were workmanlike. The halfbacks will take a few more games to gel, though I thought Lee Gaskell's performance was very promising. We've two decent wingers with Luke George waiting his chance; however, too often they have to go looking for the ball.... our centres never draw a man to make space to send them away.

 

God, we need another prop. Could be a long season.


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#43 Amber Avenger

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

What went wrong? 

 

No respect for possession, spilling ball in the first two tackles. Marching Cas up the field with penalty after penalty. No strength in the pack, no creativity no game winners and a lot of players out on their feet. Seems like once again we can only play 45/50 minutes. 


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#44 Johnoco

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:14 PM

Someone has said it elsewhere but if we get a points deduction then think we are as good as down. Once Cas went ahead there was nobody who could take the game by the scruff of the neck and win it. Cas weren't amazing and yet really pulled away the end. Paper thin squad's going to kill us, we have no grunt and little creativity. Coming out of the ground I don't think you could find a single fan that would still predict we'll stay up. Utterly depressing.

This is the reality of it. People claiming that Bradford will somehow be saved need to realise this.

#45 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

This is the reality of it. People claiming that Bradford will somehow be saved need to realise this.

Hows the roof?


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#46 Johnoco

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:29 PM

Hows the roof?

Damp

#47 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:30 PM

Damp

Bdum,tschh.


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#48 Konkrete

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

Well I have to say that that wasn't too bad all in all. The spirit was good, half backs looked threatening and Kearney looked fit and ready. The reason we lost the game was because we kept coughing the ball up in our own end, we were simply gifting Cas possession and field position. That and having two scores chalked off.

If I have a main worry then it's the pack. It just doesn't have enough go forward, and gawd knows what happens when we get some injuries.
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#49 Wolford6

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

Just watched the brief highlights of the game on Superleague Fulltime.

 

Brief, but detailed enough to confirm that Hicks' refereeing was just not good enough.


Edited by Wolford6, 17 February 2014 - 08:08 PM.

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#50 1976PMJwires

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

Just watched the brief highlights of the game on Superleague Fulltime.
 
Brief, but detailed enough to confirm that Hicks' refereeing was just not good enough.



You sound like gledhill!!

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#51 Wolford6

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

I'm not crabbing Castleford, nor denying the merit of their victory.

 

I am crabbing the margin.


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