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#21 elppaxr2i

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Confirmed - looks like he sorted the training issues out then

#22 Maureen T-k

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

Good luck to Tommy on his months loan at Fax, he's been one of our most consistent players, wonder who will be next??
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#23 Steve Slater

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

Unusual to see him go to a major rival, but we got Barlow on loan from them last year. With Worrincey out injured though, it could give Tommy a chance to shine, and it might be his best opportunity to stake a place on our wing if he comes back (if!).

Could it also be to get him off the wage bill for a month, to make room for a loan signing coming in to us? I hope Briggsy & Kainy came through unscathed, as half-back, and a possible replacement for Nicholson, are the only areas we are short.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

Good luck Tommy hope you go well at Fax Might as well play at a club that wants you that at one who doesn't

Never mind we got rid of best scrum half in championship and now one of the best wingers looks like the pre season rumours were actually true Never no it might be Kain next

#25 Deano44

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

tommy has been a great servant to the club, and he is great coming out of our half and is a grafter...but his best years are behind him and he does not have the pace he used to have. The new tongan is rumoured to be playing at the weekend and as helliwell and Worthington had solid games I would assume he will be on the wing. so lets see what this guy brings to the table or would you rather have tommy in and him in the stands ??

Edited by Deano44, 27 February 2014 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

I would like them both at Fev we were told that we would have a big squad this year JB said 32 players was about right for the long season looks like it was too many now What annoys me about it all is that although we look like we are trying to get a young squad ready for next season this season is probably more important than the last 4 financially I just hope it doesn't go wrong with releasing senior players and ones that wanted to play in a Fev shirt this year

#27 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

I was referring to Peter Fox: He got sacked after the Wembley defeat in 1974 because fans were moaning about Mel Mason being left out. Then when he left in the early 90's a major factor was the fans on the terraces trying to pick the team, mainly over his selection of Jeff Grayshon who was approaching 40 at the time. I have a feeling that one or two fans favourites won't be automatic choices under John Bastian, but it has been proved that the best coaches often make unpopular decisions which turn out to be justified.


Steve, I think you'll find that Peter Fox resigned in 1974 to take up the job at Wakefield. He definitely wasn't sacked.
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#28 Andrew Vause

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

Best wishes to Tommy who has been a great servant for the club. Someone said his best years are behind him, he's 30 years of age, I'd say he's still got a couple left. I know of Tommy a little bit, he is a quiet unassuming lad, likes a beer and is very likeable, he is a bloke who is incredibly shy which totally contrasts his aggression on the field.

It is a move that was going to happen a few months ago and it may end up being permanent, he's as good, if not better than Rettie, Someone said he'll fill in for Worrincey but I'm sure they play on different wings.

I'll always remember Tommy steaming down the left wing, chuntering to himself whilst outpacing Jonny Woodendick in the Grand Final of '11'.

His Try to level the scores against Wigan comes to mind but most of all, his total and utter commitment and ultimate ecstasy on that glorious Saturday almost two years ago now, when he towed his tripe out for Rovers to beat his beloved home town team.

Always first to training and last to leave, he was an invaluable signing ( bought to replace Jon Whittle), a great club man and is a gent. I for one, hope to that we once again see him in a Rovers shirt.

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#29 The Grinder

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:37 PM

Great servant for the club, all the best for the next month and the rest of his carear and would not be unhappy to see Tommy in a Fev shirt again in the future.


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#30 Steve Slater

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:51 AM

Steve, I think you'll find that Peter Fox resigned in 1974 to take up the job at Wakefield. He definitely wasn't sacked.

Terry, The memory can play tricks over 40 years, but in that case the reason he moved on was still the same: Fans on the terraces trying to pick the team for him. 



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

Top player for us and nice bloke.

 

Agree with other posts - hope to see him back in a Rovers shirt.



#32 Steve Slater

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

Best wishes to Tommy who has been a great servant for the club. Someone said his best years are behind him, he's 30 years of age, I'd say he's still got a couple left. I know of Tommy a little bit, he is a quiet unassuming lad, likes a beer and is very likeable, he is a bloke who is incredibly shy which totally contrasts his aggression on the field.

It is a move that was going to happen a few months ago and it may end up being permanent, he's as good, if not better than Rettie, Someone said he'll fill in for Worrincey but I'm sure they play on different wings.

I'll always remember Tommy steaming down the left wing, chuntering to himself whilst outpacing Jonny Woodendick in the Grand Final of '11'.

His Try to level the scores against Wigan comes to mind but most of all, his total and utter commitment and ultimate ecstasy on that glorious Saturday almost two years ago now, when he towed his tripe out for Rovers to beat his beloved home town team.

Always first to training and last to leave, he was an invaluable signing ( bought to replace Jon Whittle), a great club man and is a gent. I for one, hope to that we once again see him in a Rovers shirt.

AJV

I remember you telling us at the back end of last season Andrew that Fax were after him. When our Joe lived over that way all his school mates used to say that they thought that Tommy was our best player, and I sincerely hope they get to appreciate him as much as we did. I think he will cover for Worrincey, 'cos he'll be out a while longer, but probably on the other wing. Heaton was there for them last Sunday, but had to move back to centre when Danny Cowling got injured. If Cowling is out for a few weeks, they'll be light in the threequarters and will definitely need Tommy.

All the best wishes for such a wonderful servant to the club. 



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Good luck Tommy hope you go well at Fax Might as well play at a club that wants you that at one who doesn't

Never mind we got rid of best scrum half in championship and now one of the best wingers looks like the pre season rumours were actually true Never no it might be Kain next

Sterling performance by Finny at HKR last night. Kicked em to death. Our loss, someone elses gain.



#34 jt

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:46 PM

Sterling performance by Finny at HKR last night. Kicked em to death. Our loss, someone elses gain.


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#35 Andrew Vause

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:41 AM

Got a feeling Tommy won't be the only regular of the DP era to be loaned out, we'll see.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

 

Sterling performance by Finny at HKR last night. Kicked em to death. Our loss, someone elses gain.

 I agree. He was up with the play and dictated moves. His kicking was first class. The commentator said Cas got him for nothing- Is that right?

#37 elppaxr2i

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

Yeah we released him - cas nor anyone would really want to pay a fee for a 30yr old

#38 pont rover

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:04 PM

According to the Halifax forum Tommy was their best player today,a few having digs about Ben Kaye and even more wanting Harrison sacked.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:36 PM

MOM by a country mile today. Maybe not the quickest on the pitch but came in for the ball numerous times and is still as slippery and has a great offload game. I would love to see him in a batley shirt.

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#40 Andrew Vause

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:54 PM

MOM by a country mile today. Maybe not the quickest on the pitch but came in for the ball numerous times and is still as slippery and has a great offload game. I would love to see him in a batley shirt.

Tommy can play full back too but you won't see that particular Featherstone loanee in the Batley Full Back Shirt, nudge, nudge, wink,wink.




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