some are,jd was massive today and if everyone had his fire and spirit for the game we would be top the pile not bottom, baz and rowie always give 100% but they must be well miffed at some a the efforts from other players,theres at least 5 players who wouldent get to play up crow nest park. sad thing for me is i doubt even mr powel could make players out a the likes a nicco leatherbarrow and blackmoor even thou they look the part.
Unfair on those you name.
What I saw today was no lack of effort. I did see a side that were incredibly low on confidence and playing stupid football. You mention Rowe, but he did not distinguish himself with some play today, getting penalised, back chatting to the referee and off loading hard passes at supporting players feet! He still tried hard. Blackmore is consistently our best go forward player but again, did some stupid things today. Leatherbarrow is a young lad who is carrying the whole weight of the half backs on his shoulders. He desperately needs some stability alongside him, and hopefully Black's return may provide that. Every week, Leatherbarrow busts a gut in defence.
Now I am no ex England coach, however when our coach says we are going back to basics, I expect to see a number of things. These are:
Completing our sets, being organised, having a last tackle option alongside a kicking game, extra work on defence and not trying to score on every tackle when in sight of their try line. I didn't see any of them today.
We desperately need consistency in selection and time to settle in, but that is all quickly running out. I am not sure we have the time for that. However, I would repeat what I have posted before, no team other than Leigh are showing any consistency this season. We have beaten both Workington and Keighley this season, and look what they did today! After the Rams debacle, we are still only one win behind them.
I found myself today, sat on my lonesome in the nine ole longing for those distant days of last season of the same team turning out every match playing intense but risk free rugby and grinding the opposition down. I would give anything for that again.