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#1 Blind side johnny

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

A fantastic endorsement of the motivation that a SL player on DR feels:

 

 

http://www.loverugby...e-backside.html

 

 

"kick up the backside", "don't want to experience that again" - these are the players we want to see in our teams are they?


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#2 silverback

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

i think to be fair bsj not all dr are the same, you can see in the body language of some players that they dont want to take part or are up themselves and feel like they shouldent be their. infact you have a none dr like that..lol.  but have a look at the way brownie mullaly or josh play and they sure do want to be taking part even in a loan situation too. i would still like it to be binned and just left with loan players who should be on a min 10 games or like jd part a the furniture, i dont think dr is as bad as it was but we had players drift away as they had lost there shirt due to dr. i know you aint had much off bradford of late but do you think it did you well last season or did it do damage..? :download:



#3 Blind side johnny

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

It is the obvious attitude of SL clubs towards DR that is the problem - use it to farm out a couple of youngsters until we need them; use it to get an established player match fit again; use it as a punishment for underperformance - and shows that there is no long-term benefit for Championship clubs from the system.

 

Have Huddersfield shown any concerns for your problems this season? Twisting ourselves into knots to show how it has benefitted us is simply touching the forelock and saying things aren't really as bad as they could have been.


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#4 TheTerminator

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:42 PM

DR certainly benfitted us last season - especially in the shape of Mullally and Fairbank, but this year it's been an absolute flop and in relying on the system to 'pad out' our squad we were badly misguided.

When reviewing last seasons success, it would seem it was forgotten that both Mullally and Fairbank were, despite their respective ages, already relatively experienced players. Relying on the total rookies offered to us by the Giants for this season was a big mistake IMO. Another oversight was the fact that Huddersfield were both extremely consistent last season and had minimum disruption to their first XVII - therefore we were able to call upon the same players for most games. Being blind to that and expecting them to have a similar season in 2014 was pretty facile.

With a view to current arrangements being discontinued, I feel that the RFL should be offering some form of cash incentive for clubs in the Championship/Champ 1 to once again form reserve teams who would compete in a competitive league. We could then become self sufficient and develop young players at our own rate. Does this fit with the agenda of SL chiefs, though?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

Think the one off games are no use. But Adam O Brien was great for us last season when we lost Ryan Wright to a long term injury. Young players on DR for extended periods is good for all, dropping someone in for a week is a waste of time. I would prefer the loan system, where they have to come for one month minimum.

#6 Blind side johnny

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

DR certainly benfitted us last season - especially in the shape of Mullally and Fairbank, but this year it's been an absolute flop and in relying on the system to 'pad out' our squad we were badly misguided.

When reviewing last seasons success, it would seem it was forgotten that both Mullally and Fairbank were, despite their respective ages, already relatively experienced players. Relying on the total rookies offered to us by the Giants for this season was a big mistake IMO. Another oversight was the fact that Huddersfield were both extremely consistent last season and had minimum disruption to their first XVII - therefore we were able to call upon the same players for most games. Being blind to that and expecting them to have a similar season in 2014 was pretty facile.

With a view to current arrangements being discontinued, I feel that the RFL should be offering some form of cash incentive for clubs in the Championship/Champ 1 to once again form reserve teams who would compete in a competitive league. We could then become self sufficient and develop young players at our own rate. Does this fit with the agenda of SL chiefs, though?

 

 

They could argue that the increase in TV money would facilitate this. However, until the SL clubs say what they want their academy structures to be like the RFL won't provide guidance for Championship clubs. A return to A teams is so obvious that it would represent a climb-down for the RFL, so won't happen, which is a shame.


Edited by Blind side johnny, 18 July 2014 - 06:42 PM.

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