For goodness sake, are we clutching at straws or what?. Carvell has not been punching his weight this year. Lets have some young, enthusiastic lads on the park. I can put up with the occasional mistake if they are at least playing for the shirt. Dare bet that there are amateurs in area teams who would not be disgraced on the field.
Now the dust has settled somewhat we know who are the opposition for Next Season in our bid to reach SL. The first requirement is reaching the top four. The main opposition is: London, Bradford and Leigh. There is going to be one almighty scramble for that fourth place. Do you think our recruitment so far is good enough to face this opposition? If not where do we need strengthening and where is that to come from. Finally have we enough brass to do it.. I still feel our finances are open to question, do you?
Colin mate, you seem determined to get a debate going about our finances, when none of us knows what our financial situation is. if it's anything like our house, only Campbells wife will know
On of best hookers in the league shame he got injured lets hope he's going no where
love watching George play, reminds me of Gary Rose with his enthusiasm for the game. loves scoring and celebrating tries, and beats himself up if he thinks he's not played well.if he wasn't a pro, i'm sure he would be playing in the park on a sunday, lads like him just love the game
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.
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.
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.
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.