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#3006339 thanks

Posted by oldrover on 02 October 2014 - 06:55 PM

Bens been fantastic this season, he's worn the shirt with so much pride, as fans that's all we ask.
He's one of the few players that has worked out over the years for us under duel reg.
I'm sure he's heading for better things in the game, if given his chance at Cas or a similar standing club.
I'd love to see him in a Knights shirt but would imagine that it might not be the case as he's got far more ability to play at a higher standard.

Good luck to Ben and yourself. It's been a pleasure watching him, hope he's enjoyed his time with our club.

he''s certainly enjoyed his time at York, and i'm sure he has made friends for life. i also think there are a number of young players in that team who have a bright future in the game. aside from the obvious ones, i am keen to see how young Harry Carter develops.

#3005885 thanks

Posted by oldrover on 01 October 2014 - 06:18 PM

as you know, i'm Bens grandad. i have no idea what's happening with Ben next season, but i would like to say thanks for the way you fans accepted and supported him this season.i've had a good time watching the Knights this season too. for him to share the young player of the season award with Salty was the icing on the cake, although you will find no mention of it on the website and forum of his parent club. must be a case of ,out of sight out of mind. anyway, whatever happens, i would like to wish you all the best for the future, good club, great fans. oldrover.

#3005832 Money

Posted by oldrover on 01 October 2014 - 04:32 PM

oh I would wet me sen if that turns out to be true :lol:

that would make it 3 nil

#3005408 Referee for Final

Posted by oldrover on 30 September 2014 - 10:10 PM

Hope you don't try the same tactics with Thomason as you got away with on Sunday .

He is one ref who does know how to control a ruck and won't hesitate in showing the cards !!

How the Hell did Cobb get the other gig ??

thanks for the input

#3003491 Fev Prop Steve Crossley: What RL is really all about.

Posted by oldrover on 27 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

a gesture greatly appreciated, thank you Steve

#3001333 can Jack Lee win on sunday

Posted by oldrover on 23 September 2014 - 05:19 PM

a win for York and the Hunslet fans won't be happy, a win for Hunslet leaves him open to allegations of not trying from York fans. is this fair on the lad.

#3000348 Oldham at home Sunday

Posted by oldrover on 22 September 2014 - 09:21 AM

Thing is,we let Oldham play at 100 mph.When we had the ball the ruck speed was so slow.Laying on in the tackle constantly.What makes you laugh is Georgy boy was so quick to blow his whistle when he did penalise for laying on.Rest of the time was a total joke.At the end of the day Oldham were worthy winners.No doubt about that.Nice to see Usian Bolt a couple of times in the Oldham ranks.That interception try was embarassing.Dummy half to 1st receiver and its interecepted and not offside.Yeah right.Physically impossible.Pat smith did it,last time out and got pinged for it.So its onto next week and the hawkies will be well up for it.Players need to take a look at thereselves after today and ask if they really want that grand final berth and promotion.On todays evidence,didnt look like it to me.

Oldham came with the intention of slowing down the play the ball, going 2 and 3 men into the tackle and turning the player onto his back and peeling off slowly, and they had the big lads to do it. it meant that their defence was set at every play, and they had great line speed all game. with ball in hand they were very good with lots of powerful running. what did disappoint me was the lack of leadership by the knights, someone needed to step up and take control, organise, cajole and try and change things. no one did.

#3000061 YCK 12 - 31 Oldham

Posted by oldrover on 21 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

Totally outplayed today in all departments by a very strong Oldham side, well done Oldham you deserved it completely form the first kick. Not sure why but knights didn't look fit today, they were blowing hard 15mins into the game and appeared to struggle to get back on side when we were returning kicks.

Still not over and remember last time Oldham beat us in a semi-final, small matter of beating Hawks next week who will be coming full of confidence after smashing Thunder for 50.

C'mon lads show us what you can do next week.

P.s. Ryan backhouse has to be in the 17 next week!

have to agree about Ryan, player of the week for champ 1 not long ago. was he injured?Oldham came with a gameplan to slow the ruck down and i thought the ref was very lenient on this, but their linespeed was great.. i have to say, i've never been a fan of forwards taking the ball standing still. also never been a fan of forwards at acting half. lastly halfbacks need to look at their decision making. all my opinion of course.

#3000056 Oldham at home Sunday

Posted by oldrover on 21 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

can't wait for George Stokes to get to "laying on" and "offside", in his rule book, then we may see a decent game from him.

#2999393 Oldham at home Sunday

Posted by oldrover on 20 September 2014 - 03:22 PM

i hope Ryan Backhouse is in the squad tomorrow. i think Ryan coming off the bench is a real handfull

#2998666 Oldham at home Sunday

Posted by oldrover on 19 September 2014 - 08:58 AM

need to be focused, previous results count for nothing. need to counter their big pack. get it wide early and a good kicking game. make them bring it away from their own tryline.imo of course

#2994990 up the Rovers

Posted by oldrover on 14 September 2014 - 08:46 AM

up and at em lads, headingley awaits.

#2994989 Sam Smeaton

Posted by oldrover on 14 September 2014 - 08:41 AM

are there no youngsters coming through that could do well with a good pre-season. remember we got sam from Fev Lions.

#2994372 Sam Smeaton

Posted by oldrover on 12 September 2014 - 10:03 PM

will we get a fee, or are we just getting him off the wage bill. don't mind me calling you Bill do you Andrew

#2991896 pleasure

Posted by oldrover on 09 September 2014 - 09:50 PM

regardless of how the playoffs go, can i just say what a pleasure it's been watching York City Knights this season.it has meant me missing a lot of fev games, but the entertainment has been great. my hope now, is that both teams reach their grand finals