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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:46 PM

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;It goes without saying the last month has been tough for the players on the road. With the last two particularly grueling at Featherstone and Dewsbury. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;I, the staff and the players were all extremely disappointed with the performance at Dewsbury last weekend. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;In all honesty it was&nbsp;as poor a performance as we've had in 2014, and put into perspective at round 16 it isn't too bad. If at the beginning you'd of offered me 8 points out of 12 away from home I'd of probably taken them and moved on. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;However it still doesn't hide the hurt caused by a performance which was as disappointing as last weekend.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">"Response is a word spoken a great deal this week, a scheduled night off undone to iron out the issues we had against Dewsbury, to speak about the season so far and a question, "are we are accepting with still 10 rounds remaining that it's already been a good 2014 for us as a group and club?" </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;The best teams in this competition are just getting warmed up, coming into the business end of the season the best teams performances are raising. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;We are not accepting that because of the position we are in is acceptable, we don't accept that the teams above us have&nbsp;the right to stay there just because of seasons gone past when they've finished in these positions. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;With everyone waiting for the Doncaster bubble to seemingly burst we have and will continue to strive to be better, both individually and as a group, not to mention as a club.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;After disappointments in 2014 we've bounced back, with a certain amount of vigor and determination in the next performance. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;Sunday can be no different against a team who were more than a match last weekend for run away leaders Leigh. Not to mention that we need to reverse a loss from round 10, just 7 weeks ago, a 29-20 loss which still hurts the players to this day. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;Sunday will be a very physical game, an extremely tough game against a team who have developed a great amount of belief about themselves.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';" lang="EN-US">&ldquo;The things we can control must be spot on, the energy, intensity, determination, aggression we play with as individuals and a group can be controlled. We must hit our high levels of these areas to overcome a very good team.&rdquo;</span></p>
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