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Member Since 05 Mar 2007
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In Topic: WTF

13 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Two words; unbelievable and explain. Apart from the first game of the season (not counting Normanton) we've given every team a start, luckily we came back twice, but in every other game we've started late and fallen short. Today we came across a team which looked at the beginning as they fully expected to get beat and we got off to a flier and opened up a completely defendable lead. Then we put in an abject second half like our usual first half. Basic brains went out of the window along with everything else. I hope that someone can explain what they were thinking. JK must be thinking long and hard after this and couldn't be blamed for leaving it all behind. This was a throw away and every man in that 17 owes the club after that.

Sorry to disagree phildog but the tactics on display are the ones provided by the coach. Featherstone were completely outplayed in the first half and they discovered that there was no way through the middle past our excellent forwards. Cue plan B for them Moore took control and sprayed the ball right and left out to their three quarters and once they scored there was only going to be one result. Our backs could not cope . My point is we have no plan B, no moves apart from the scoot ,drive or bomb. Ball movement to the flanks only happens on rare occasions. The players must take some blame for yesterday but so should the coach for our poor tactics this season. As I have said more than once a player in the Handforth mode to push us around the park and create chances is a must. We have no leader out there. a couple of outside backs even on loan would not go amiss . I know we have limited finance and the available talent is thin on the ground but we have to look. Like it or not we are now in the relegation mire with free scoring Leigh to come next

   On the Moore dive and the feigning of injury I fear it is slowly creeping into our great game. It needs stamping out now RL is a tough sport played by hard men it should stay that way.

      A final word on the attendance it was pathetic for a game of that importance. The weather was awful I know but I noticed a lot of regular bulldog fans missing. I do believe that fans are starting to vote with their feet. We need to play more open and attractive rugby now. The boring one man stuff is wearing thin it did not work last season it will not this. One thing I would do is urge our fans to stick with the team, we will improve. Now is not the time to stay away we must all pull together and get the team back on the winning trail .

In Topic: Fev preview

11 April 2015 - 07:31 PM

Have to agree BTJ echoes of last season at the moment. 1 half back and a lack of three quarters Add a total lack of ideas in the final quarter we are left with a struggle to win games once again. We have been really unlucky with injuries and recruitment up to date but The forward pack have been tremendous ,beaten by no other set of forwards this season so am hopeing the fans stick with the boys and we can grind out a win tomorrow. It will be CLOSE.

In Topic: half back

11 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

 Until we have two half backs playing and 5 backs without forwards put in there to make up the numbers  we will struggle have got my fingers crossed for a win tomorrow but fear the worst. Our pack will perform as per usual but scoring enough points to beat Fev may be beyond us. 

In Topic: half back

07 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

Not heard anything about a half back but personally I would not mind if it was Gareth Moore not everyones cup of tea but he can certainly kick goals better than anyone we have at present plus he knows where the try line is. His scoring record for us is quite impressive. We could really do with a couple of players coming into the backline,  with our dominant pack we could turn the season around starting with a win on Sunday.

In Topic: Batley V Featherstone

06 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

You could be right Coolie if no new blood . But I have a sneaky feeling we could win this one Fev are breaking no pots at the moment and they are 28-4 down at home into the second half to the Seagulls. We have already lost 3 at home we have to come good sooner or later. Here, s hoping for a signing or two before Sunday. We need a leader on the field . Is there a Handforth out there it worked before for K. Harrison Come on John Kear find us a diamond to rescue a fast fading season. A game without a further injury in the backs would help too or am I asking too much.