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Wakefield Ram

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#3249660 Reserves fixtures 2016

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 21 December 2015 - 04:43 PM

Great news about the SL teams, really enjoyed the Reserves. Saw them more than any other season in 40 years so watching the Rams. Should be evn better support next season and well worth the season ticket.

#3215140 Thackeray thanks fans following departure

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 16 October 2015 - 08:27 AM

38 tries in 60 appearances and probably put Shane Grady and Scott Hale in for a similar number of tries and a couple of decisive drop goals. Let's hope our next one trick pony is as good. Fev clearly have no idea what they are doing signing such a one dimensional player.

Spoke to him at Presentation Night and a very decent, smart bloke. He chatted to my 15 year old son about his rugby which he didn't have to and did say he didn't really want to leave the Rams but Fev had made him a great offer he couldn't turn down, especially as he has become a dad. Good luck to him and whilst his first season was better, his second was still better than most half backs we have had.

#3203355 2016 wish list and rumour mill

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 30 September 2015 - 06:13 AM

Hopefully all the people who are speculating about Sammut and similar high-profile signings willattend the fans Forum tomorrow where they can ask as many questions as they like.What we all need to realise is that 5th to 7th place is a realistic aim for next season just byabsorbing some of the financial facts and prize-money from the 2015 season.Wakefield / Bradford will have £800,000Halifax will have £700,000Sheffield will have £500,000Leigh will have £450,000 - but intend to smash the £1m Salary capIn additionLondon have a very generous backer to fund a full-time team regardless of Prize-money.Featherstone have £200,000 - the same as us. However they have twice the Fan-base ofthe Rams and are making their intentions clear that they are throwing everything at a top 4finish.Whatever any thoughts people have, all of these clubs are in a position to outbid the Rams inany financial negotiations. As MS has said on many occasions, the Rams will NOT spend moneythat the club currently do not have.The Rams try to make attending Games affordable for everyone with the Season Ticket prices andMatch-day Admission prices but efforts to raise money through other channels are not verysuccessful. Hopefully this can be highlighted tomorrow.If everyone associated with the club contributes in some way - either financially or by volunteerwork, then we can keep progressing steadily as we have done in the last 3 - 4 years . We willstill be in contention towards the position that we all want the club to achieve when SOME ofthose currently in the higher positions have failed to reach the Holy Grail of Super League.Just remember we do at least have our own ground, improving facilities which will continue to progressand produce future income streams and most importantly - NO DEBTS! We should be proud of that at least.

Unless we find a multi-millionaire backer 5th is the best we can hope to finish. We are not big enough for SL and only one of these clubs can get to SL at most. Having supported the club through some grim times over the last 40 years, then I am happy with the club progressing on and off the field.

#3198466 Championship Shield: Dewsbury 27 Workington 14

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 22 September 2015 - 08:12 PM

Workington were outplayed in the first half and for most of the second. Workington did a lot of holding down, got away with a lot and penalised for a few. Blaming the referee is easy.

#3186976 Reserves Championship Play-Offs: Dewsbury v Featherstone

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 03 September 2015 - 08:52 PM

Yep excellent performance, really stuck to the task tonight, well marshalled by Seymour Delaney and Hyde.

Didn't see the fight coming, but credit to the ref, he was pretty decisive with three straight reds. Rams kept their heads whilst Fev took a bit longer to regain their composure.

Great crowd of 305 and there was even a queue at the turnstile.

Congratulations to Jonatahn Schofield and all the players, a great achievement.

#3182142 Championship Shield: Dewsbury 30 Whitehaven 42

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 25 August 2015 - 05:59 AM

Think what Marketram is trying to say is that we need to mix it up. It worked for Grady and Faz once, then it stopped working. If it kept working don't think anyone would be complaining.

#3181591 Current Squad

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 24 August 2015 - 06:07 AM

We finished 6th that's not a failure by any means, nor is it an outstanding success. We finished roughly in line with our spend in our first team squad compared to other teams. So it would be a moderate season, but more concerning has been the lack of form, as we see to struggle to play a good 80 mins.

If we win the Shield, it would be a successful season and don't forget the success of the Reserves.

#3181373 Championship Shield: Dewsbury 30 Whitehaven 42

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 23 August 2015 - 05:26 PM

Just seemed flat today. The forwards wee outplayed, scored6 tries but the defence was very weak.

We need Seymour back to take the pressure off Thackery. Wildie offers no threat with the ball, Crookes still cannot defend with any consistency.

The only good news was Pryce showed some enthusiasm and Aizue was probably the pick of the forwards.

#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.