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Keith T

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#3129274 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by Keith T on 25 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

Perhaps not relevant to this particular thread , but just how some supposed ' fans of the game ' decide to pass comment all the time , they forget we are a bloody sport

I think if anyone has forgotten we are a bloody sport it is the players and coaching staff at Leigh and to a lesser extent the same people at Fev.    

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#3129253 Town V Fax predictions.

Posted by Keith T on 25 May 2015 - 07:23 PM

We don't have an easy game left to play before the Super 8's so our players are going to have to raise their games if we are to finish out of the bottom 2 and get easier fixtures in the Super 8's.   In today's League Weekly PV is quoted as saying we are still looking for a half-back and says that the Aussie half-back has been put on the back burner until 2016!!!    The same piece also says Latu is going in this week to have his knee cleaned out and will be out for about 3 weeks and then he is going to get advice on an achilles injury that's been bothering him.   Hopefully Halifax took more out of themselves against Bulls and we push them all the way.  We tend to keep some of our better performances for Halifax.

#3128394 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by Keith T on 24 May 2015 - 04:53 PM

When will the RFL stop kissing Rowley's backside and get him and his team charged with bringing the game in to disrepute.   It's every game they play.    Unless they are running away with it on the scoreboard they resort to violent play.   They have the worst discipline record of all the Championship teams.

#3128334 Town V Haven predictions.The bash!

Posted by Keith T on 24 May 2015 - 03:02 PM

Come on Doncaster big second half.      

#3125486 Town V Haven predictions.The bash!

Posted by Keith T on 19 May 2015 - 08:25 PM

Well it has 3 times this season,twice against teams above us !!!

You make that sound good H4E but every club except one has been above you this season.

#3123884 Doncaster away

Posted by Keith T on 17 May 2015 - 01:50 PM

not a joke marra read it again and find a false statement if you can . yes we all badly want a win and hope it comes but if not then you will understand what i posted 

Sometimes I wonder if we all do want us to win especially if our favourite players aren't in the team?     Maybe that is not what is intended but that's how it comes across in some posts.   As long as Town get the 2 points does it matter if your favourite is playing or not?

#3122541 Training 2night

Posted by Keith T on 14 May 2015 - 08:42 PM

Thanks again troutmaster.   Young Shorrocks has had some good write-ups from the Wigan Under 19's matches so hopefully he can make this step up for our benefit.   Doncaster will no doubt have one or two of Hull's U19's in their squad. 

#3122197 Where do we go from here?

Posted by Keith T on 13 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

Cheers Baz, I was getting worried for you.lol

#3121839 Where do we go from here?

Posted by Keith T on 12 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

If we don't turn this form around at donny then the two meetings with the jam become a lot more important. We will also need to win a game or two we aren't expected too.

Don't forget we still have 7 games in the Super 8's (stupid name) with points that have to be added to the points from the 23 games of the regular season.   We more than likely will meet Haven again in those matches and possibly Doncaster as well.

#3121825 Batley reaction

Posted by Keith T on 12 May 2015 - 06:47 PM

i can't get this to work keith is there another link ? i'd like to see this as i missed sundays game 

It's from the Bulldogs website - http://www.batleybulldogs.co.uk/ -   just click on latest game.

#3121091 Batley reaction

Posted by Keith T on 11 May 2015 - 11:09 AM

All this talk of getting rid of the coach is absolute silly panic talk (who's panicking now Townie123).    Every time PV has been interviewed he has mentioned us having one of, if not the, smallest squads in this league.   Whoever is responsible for that is the one who should be accountable but we don't know the ins and outs of how we set out to build the squad.    Have Wigan let us down big time?   Did we deliberately set out to have a small squad of our own players and fill up with DR?   Did we overspend on a couple of overseas players?  Who knows the answers?     It seems to me that PV didn't want us to be operating with the smallest of squads and over a period of weeks, months, he was always quoted as saying he was still looking to recruit more players so why hasn't he been able to get them?


I have said for several games now that the big problem with our team is ATTITUDE and I stand by that.     These players all performed much, much better than this last season.    Why, because there attitude was right.     They had faith in their coaching staff and fitness conditioner and they all talked about it being a pleasure going training and playing.    They had a team spirit second to none.    The only thing that I can see that has changed from then is in the players own minds and their attitude.    Our defence last year was the third best in the whole league and yet this year the majority of the same players are letting others walk past them for tries.   They will still be getting coached the same way so it can only be down to their attitude.


When I mentioned "keep the faith" etc, unicorn 106, I was meaning that I didn't want to hear that being used as an excuse for our poor play.   Too many times it is papered over by this we must "keep the faith" as if the players haven't done anything wrong.   I.'ve kept the faith for 66 years but I can still tell some poor play by our own players when I see it

#3120891 Batley reaction

Posted by Keith T on 10 May 2015 - 09:50 PM

My complaint with the half-backs, not necessarily just Forber, was what PV said on the radio after the match that our kicking game was poor.   We had the wind behind us in the first half and we were putting little dink-over kicks rolling gently to their full-back, rarely if ever making him turn round or have to run to collect.   We must have used a lot of energy barging out of our own 20 when one kick could have been turning their big forwards round.   As said earlier it took us to the 35th minute before we actually did that and we got a 40/20.   Even kicking it from our own 10 yard area full length would have gained us easy yards instead of batter, batter, batter all the time.

#3117462 European Champions 1950 - 1951?

Posted by Keith T on 05 May 2015 - 04:49 PM

In March 1950, Town were invited by the RFL to visit France to promote the newly formed French Rugby League and they played 2 games.   The first one was against Lyons-Villeurbanne which Town won 26 - 10.   The second 2 days later was against Cavaillon X111 and again Town won 24 - 3.


The following season Town went on to win the RL Championship title and Lyon-Villeurbanne won the French Championship Final, so does that mean we were European Champions???   ;)  ;)  ;)


Both of the French clubs are like us in the second tier of their leagues nowadays but maybe it would be worthwhile renewing the association with these clubs, especially Lyons-Villeurbanne.

#3117377 The Man in the Mirror

Posted by Keith T on 05 May 2015 - 01:47 PM

I was sorting through my library of rugby league books and came across the book by the great Wayne Bennett that he calls "The Man in the Mirror" after a poem he read years ago and one that he tries to get across to his players.  It was originally an American poem called " The Guy in the Glass" but the message is still the same and one that every player should read.


When you get what you want in your struggle for self

And the world makes you King for a day

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself

And see what that man has to say


For it isn't your father, your mother or wife

Whose judgement of you  -  you must pass

The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass


He's the man you must please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear right up to the end

And you've passed your most difficult and dangerous test

When the man in the glass is your friend


You may be like another and chisel a plum

And think you're a wonderful guy

But the man in the glass says you're only a bum

If you can't look him straight in the eye.


You can fool the whole world, down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass

But the final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the man in the glass.


Says it all really.

#3116990 Danny Jones - Keighley

Posted by Keith T on 04 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

The fund for Danny Jones widow and twins is already over £22,000 and rising.