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#3174617 Sharps names 19 man squad for Whitehaven

Posted by jamescolin on 11 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

The points made about them being human beings, part time players, have jobs to consider as well as families refers to ALL part time teams so isn't relevant. More than one expert has said we have the best facilities in the game. Some of the teams who have outplayed us in the final half hour exist on gates that are a third of what we get, and have less income and poorer financial backup. It is not a matter of finding fault it is finding one the reason and two the answer to our lack of sustained playing standards. Teams have qualified for the middle 8's  working on a part time basis. So that is not the reason. There is some underlying problem that needs sorting. First objective is to find out what it is. Supporters who care want an answer to leave it alone and say poor lads is ignoring the issue.

#3172832 Sharps names 19 man squad for Whitehaven

Posted by jamescolin on 08 August 2015 - 11:11 AM

Disappointed to read in today's Yorkshire Post that Sharp thinks the visitors are favourites. Not a comment to inspire confidence, especially against a lowly team such as Whitehaven. On that basis we must be only even stevens against Doncaster.

#3170578 Bottom 8,

Posted by jamescolin on 03 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

I like the Halifax approach. Keep to part time it has been successful. One styep at a time and see how it goes. Not jump in with both feet.

#3167917 Bottom 8,

Posted by jamescolin on 30 July 2015 - 01:31 PM

That sounds like poor management to me. So we have an out and out gamble by Sheffield on getting in to SL and staying there to fund full time players at a lower income they are receiving as part timers. If that is true it is not logical in any way. If it happens we can expect liquidation looming on the horizon as they have to up the ante to retain their players. Increased overheads without increased income means poor cash flow means disaster.

#3164074 Money for next year - better or worse?

Posted by jamescolin on 24 July 2015 - 08:55 PM

If we beat Whitehaven tomorrow we finish 5th. Seventh and 8th get £125K not 150K as stated. We have four home games and three away. The four homes are against 2nd,3rd,4th, 5th. The three away games against 6th7thand 8th. The chances of anybody catching us if we win tomorrow are negligible.

#3163155 Steve Snitch in, Ryan Verlinden out.

Posted by jamescolin on 23 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Total lack of on field leadership. This is down to the constant team changes. How can somebody dictate things on the field if the players don't respect him. He needs to be a constant player in a set position who has the right qualities. Cooke or Sykes could fit the bill but without a set plan A with follow ups if that doesn't work with someone deciding that plan B needs to be used how can the players operate if the player is there one week, gone the next then appears in a different position with different players around him? A settled team with a strong leader is the first step. Then tactics can come into play. The right hand must know what the left one is doing or intends to do. Even the spectators have difficulty identifying players with all the changes so how is a on field general going to operate if he doesn't know his team mates strengths and weaknesses. 

#3153801 Your Coach

Posted by jamescolin on 06 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

It was the storm that did it. We were making HAY while the sun shined. Now its hay today and gone tomorrow.

#3135406 Paul Cooke signs for Rovers.

Posted by jamescolin on 05 June 2015 - 11:05 AM

Wait till you get to your eighties. You forget you have a cup of tea. Cooke will be OK. At the very least he can show the younger players how to time passes and improve general play. In other words and assistant to the coach.

#3134487 Paul Cooke signs for Rovers.

Posted by jamescolin on 03 June 2015 - 06:06 PM

Agreed. Young players need someone to lead them and show them the ropes. He's the man if we can get him fit. His skills are first class lets hope he can reproduce them. remember Eric Batten showing younger player lots of skills they didn't know. Cooke's timing of the pass and strategic kicking could be very useful. Together with Sykes we could have two mid field generals for the younger players to thrive on.

#3134412 Paul Cooke signs for Rovers.

Posted by jamescolin on 03 June 2015 - 04:24 PM

Great signing. He has been an outstanding player against us for ages. If he can reproduce that form at 34 then we are going places. Well done to the powers that be.Welcome to the Rovers Paul.

#3089970 Leigh sunday

Posted by jamescolin on 16 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

Leigh by far the better team in the second half. We didn't get any of the 50/50 decisions that contributed to the size of the score. But we lacked skill and moves that are need to break down a good defence. We also need a settled team. Some skill needed and leadership by some one who can reads the game. We were clearly out thought. I hope Moore is staying we need a good half back. Where is he? But for crying out loud get something settled so we know who is going to play and have a team that knows what each of them is doing combination wise. The team selection at the moment looks like it has been drawn out of a raffle bag.

#3084504 Squad for Fax game

Posted by jamescolin on 07 March 2015 - 12:05 PM

Plenty of other clubs doing DR and turning out strong teams. We have to compete.

#3051230 visas

Posted by jamescolin on 02 January 2015 - 07:13 PM


I thought is was a card game


#3038186 What's your top six 2015

Posted by jamescolin on 27 November 2014 - 04:31 PM

I've just been told off. It was supposed to be a joke but a family member doesn't think it is funny.
Cook Islands
No she still doesn't think itis funny. My apologies all round.

#3037807 If wishes came true

Posted by jamescolin on 26 November 2014 - 06:22 PM

1. That would be bringing the Qater people back in and that would mean FN comes back as he is the big noise out there for RL contacts- No thanks.
2.That's just one step from Calder. We don't wan't that back either.
3. Come to Fev for a pint the toilets are great.You don't need a bolt at the place you mentioned as you don't go there unless you're flush.

My three wishes are:
1.That the Fev organisation is now on a good footing.
2.The supporters back it as much as possible.
3.The signings bring home the goods in the form of promotion