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 .