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#3219078 2 signings announced

Posted by jamescolin on 22 October 2015 - 07:30 PM

I know Bostock is back but have we any other props of size and experience after the departures. Also how many centres and wingmen have we now.

#3217768 Fixtures for season 2016 announced

Posted by jamescolin on 20 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

I see from the Yorkshire Post that we play Batley at home on the same day that Cas play Wakey at home. A bit of good planning. But then when did Championship clubs get any consideration.

#3201822 Look On The Bright Side

Posted by jamescolin on 27 September 2015 - 07:06 PM

One place behind Leigh. Not so long ago on this forum it was said there was only one team for the Championship and that was Dewsbury. We have finished top and are in the final. Let's give credit to the lads after all our troubles. London watch out. We are not responsible for the situation with Workington. What do you want us to do turn out the Ladies team?

#3197509 Updated: The 2016 Squad

Posted by jamescolin on 21 September 2015 - 11:38 AM

The ratain and transfer system was grossly unacceptable and would never be considered by you or I in our employment.

Agreed. Just saying how we existed in the old days with little income. Been retired 22 years and had a few problems with employment when I was younger. Everything was and is geared to fame and fortune for the hierarchy.

#3195654 Paul Sykes

Posted by jamescolin on 18 September 2015 - 03:40 PM

To my mind Sykes has always done his best for Fev. Some of his plays have been very good. OK he is not at the height of his career but he has been an integral part of our games that have been won.

#3188623 Fans forum

Posted by jamescolin on 06 September 2015 - 05:54 PM

How very true. Have we a team signing  pattern that is being worked to or is it hit and miss the way it looks at the moment. Today was like watching a poor A team.

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#3184983 Fev vs Batley - Great value afternoon!

Posted by jamescolin on 31 August 2015 - 06:18 PM

If the ball is still in play then the game is still on. In real terms Sharpe took the opportunity that was presented. Unbelievable finish though. The fat lady must have been still singing.

#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.