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Wakefield Ram

Member Since 11 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2015 09:24 PM

#3160797 Kingstone Press Championship: Whitehaven 16 Dewsbury 34

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 19 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

Solid performance today, missed Grady and Pryce in the centres. Not sure who would be dropped to let Muranka. He might be playing Wed. Seymour kicked really well again.

#3159310 Reserves Championship: Dewsbury 48 Sheffield 12

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 16 July 2015 - 09:23 PM

Really good performance from the side. If anyone hasn't seen the Reserves yet, it's a good standard and entertaining and free if you are a season ticket holder.

#3146046 2016 wish list and rumour mill

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 23 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

Conspiracy theories are more fun. Agree there's one or two players I wouldn't pick, but it's a case of who is available, how they are training and whilst there's a lot of potential in the Reserves, you could only promote one or two, like Delany and Glover. There's a massive difference in standards.

#3144699 Kingstone Press Championship: Dewsbury 16 Halifax 46

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 21 June 2015 - 06:34 PM

Only highlight of the day was hearing Sheffield had been well and truly stuffed by Leigh.


It was a dismal performance, our tries came off ad-hoc bits of play nothing planned and lack of organisation and penetration near the line. Walshaw was very good but he clearly is a second rower. We were outmuscled in the forwards as were against Workington, so get him in the pack.


Think Seymour was a miss today, he organises and takes the pressure off Thackery.  I am waiting for Crookes to make a break or look dangerous with the ball, his defence is poor. Hyde is not a full-back, running the ball back or defensively. He's a half-back. Whilst Fieldhouse seems to have lost a bit of his pace, he is still solid under the high ball and takes the ball back better. Not sure what Wildie is, but he rarely runs from acting half so is too predictable.


We started well, but we gradually went back to the bad habits of the last few weeks. Not completing, conceding lots of yards up the middle by not tackling legs and apart from Conroy and Glover, not having a player who could break a tackle. Thought Glover played well, looked one of our better players on attack and defence.


But full credit to Halifax who played really well and reckon it will be between them and London for 4th. If we did get 4th by any fluke we would get annihilated on this form.

#3139168 Reserves Championship: Dewsbury v Keighley

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 12 June 2015 - 10:21 AM

First Reserves game I have been able to attend and really enjoyed it.


Thought Nash played really well and plenty of good young players on show, but for those who think we should be promoting Reserve players into the First Team, the gulf in standards is big though there are a couple who look like they could step up..


But great development path for young players

#3123161 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup: Dewsbury 10 Warrington 52

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 15 May 2015 - 09:42 PM

Why coach Morrison doesn't pick Farrell, but continues to pick a useless, bone idol Karl Pryce is well and truly beyond me.
Maybe he needs new glasses.

Farrell does not play centre or full back.

#3121813 Kingstone Press Championship: Dewsbury 28 Leigh 32

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 12 May 2015 - 06:21 PM

You need to start attending our games guys, before I explain I would just like to say that I myself am getting a bit frustrated with our team giving the verbals, some of our discipline has been poor on that front and most of it needless and niggly but none of us know what the players are saying to each other on the pitch.


What I will say is that both times I have been within a few feet of the "brawls" that have ensued down at the LSV and both times they were started by the opposition.


Danny Williams (Bradford) threw a hay-maker at Gregg McNally in front of all the officials and it went off, and on Sunday Cahalane the Aussie for Halifax was trying to re-arrange Haggerty's face on the deck when we had possession and Haggerty lashed out, funnily enough both of these occurred when Bradford & Halifax fell behind on the scoreboard (go figure).


Every team that has come to the LSV and tried to play rugby on the fantastic pitch has been beaten convincingly, every team that comes and tries to slow it down, get niggly and make a fight of it has succeeded and the score has been tighter.


I saw no discipline issues when we beat Super League opposition (apart from funnily enough the opposition-Patterson's attack to McNally's head................again)


I wonder what tactics Dewsbury will use at the LSV?


Think it is a little disingenuous to blame the opposition all the time. In the opening minutes v Dewsbury, Higson put in a high tackle, luckily missed Hyde with another high shot and put another cheap shot third man in in the second half and he had barely been involved in the game, so no-one was provoking him. Likewise Acton, late hit on Thackery, followed through on our winger after he had scored, neither of these were Leigh players provoked. And Barlow wasn't provoked when he gave Beckett plenty of afters in the tackle and then got binned for dissent. It's not all the Leigh players but if you look on the RFL Disciplinary they make regular appearances.


And yes Leigh are a very good full-time team in a basically part-time League.

#3112926 Kingstone Press Championship: London v Dewsbury

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 27 April 2015 - 06:28 PM

Only watched the highlights but Brett Seymour looks like he could be a great signing. Great long passes gave a lot more width and took the pressure off Thackeray. And from the highlights looked enthusiastic on defence and organising plays. If he played well the other 64 minutes, then very impressed.

#3108680 Local star James Delany, over once super league hooker Matty Wilde?

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 19 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

Ryan Wright is a very good hooker, enthusiastic defender and runs well from acting half.

#3101725 Roger the Ram at the Coal Race

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 06 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

Roger the Ram was up at the Coal Race at Gawthorpe for a good couple of hours today promoting the club before going down to the match.

And a personal thank you to him from me as he livened up the crowd as I struggled in last in the Veterans race. Roger walked alongside and the crowd gave a lot of encouragement. He told me he always supports the last runner. And posed for photo with me as well.

Great bloke is Roger.

#3101719 Kingstone Press Championship: Dewsbury 16 Bradford 30

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 06 April 2015 - 06:09 PM

Pryce was clearly injured in the first half, he made no errors other than missing a spiralling kick in the first half.

A good performance from the Rams, great effort, few squandered chances in good positions, thought our kicking near the line could have been better. But defence was pretty good and against a FT team on a hot day, they did well especially playing a man short for 10 minutes. Haggerty's form seems to be getting worse rather than better.

#3095114 confusing info

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 25 March 2015 - 09:09 PM

I would expect the taxable attendance would be based on financial gate receipts given the are different admission prices for adults and concessions.

So the club has considered a SL offer and have decided against. That's their prerogative, MS has put a large amount of money into the club, if he doesn't want to offer subsidised admission to SL fans then that's up to him.

#3090017 Halifax 26 Dewsbury 13 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 16 March 2015 - 07:29 PM

One thing that is noticeable is how we let opposing teams play the ball much quicker than they let us. 

#3080251 Stadium developments

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 28 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

Widening the pitch would effectively mean knocking down a stand and re-building it a few yards back. I like the pitch as it is, makes for intense games.

#3071675 DEWSBURY RAMS 19 SHEFFIELD EAGLES 10: Discussion and highlights

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 13 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

Really tough game and we'll one to the Rams for breaking the hoodoo.

Thought the work rate of all the forwards was outstanding tonight,

Great to get off to a winning start.