The Blues Ox seems to think that Workington will be near the bottom if they don't get DR players from Wigan but at this point where we don't know if we will or who we could be getting from Wigan I would say that Town will not be near the bottom. We have retained last years squad that pushed all the top teams all the way and added to them 2 young players Tom Walker from Warrington and Perry Whiteley a Yorkshre lad who has just come back from playing in NSW where he made the team of the year in Group 9. Then we have also added Latu Fifita from Northern Pride and not yet announced but commonly known around here Kurt Horton, a second rower from the same Mounties team as Fax's players. If the paperwork goes through we also hope to have a new halfback, David Farkas from Cabramatta, NSW. Not a bad squad and as I say not a Wigan player mentioned. Every member of our squad will be living locally with the exception of Jack Murphy who we signed from Wigan last season after he played all year for us.
We have also added three of the top amateurs in west Cumbria to the squad giving us 21 Cumbrians in the squad.
The Operational Rules covering DR and Loan players have been altered and are now covered at C1.2.10 to C1.2.20
C1.2.10 says :- A club shall not include in any 19 man Match Squad nor play in any match (a) more than 5 players who are on loan to it and/or dual registered to it (irrespective of which club they are registered with); and (b ) More than 4 players who are dual registered to it.
C1.2.11 says:- A club may only play a player who is Dual Registered to it after the following deadlines, if he has played 3 matches for that club before the deadline: (a) in the case of the Championship clubs the end of the Regular season and (b ) in the case of League 1 clubs after the completion of Round 19.
C1.2.12 says :- Once a Player has played for any club in any competition after the deadlines in C1.2.11, whether that be the club with whom he is registered, the club he is dual registered to or the club to which he is on loan, he shall only be able to play for that club for the remainder of the season and shall not be entitled to play for any other club in any competition.
So, reading that keighley, it isn't only DR players that the SL club could stop playing for the Championship club after the 23 matches have been played it also means they could stop any loan players from doing so as well.
The League 1 Cup Final is to be played as the first match of the Championship Summer Bash at Blackpool on 23rd May 2014 and the second match is Town versus Haven. It would be great if the Raiders made the Final and we could make it right good Cumbria day out at the seaside.
You should be in the running again next season, haven94, just as long as you don't tell people that Deakin is one of your "best buddies", as the last 3 coaches were all your "best buddie" and they all got sacked.
I think it has more to do with our attitude than changing the team around, although I would leave out Hodgson and Joel Tomkins. It seems to be an English trait in sport where we get a lead and then change the way we play to protect that lead, with the result being 9 times out of ten we lose. Why can't we just carry on playing the way we do to build up the lead? It's the same in soccer if we are a goal up we drop back and flood the midfield to protect it. On Sunday we looked good playing running rugby league but in the second half it was one man stuff, get through five tackles and kick and that is what others expect from us.
Its just not what happened yesterday with Halls effort.
And if that was reversed and it was given several here would commit Hari Kari or self immolation in protest.
Or at least think about it over a Pint at the Pig & Whistle.
So, which part of the grounding of the ball on the ground didn't happen then? You showed two photos stating they were just before and just after the event. What was the event then? Could it have been Hall touching the ball on the ground?
How could the same VR award Jennings try when he had the slightest of touches on the side of the ball and yet deny Hall had the slightest of touches on the ball for his? But then he thought about it and tried to cover it up by saying that the ball was rising from the ground when Hall touched it to cover his tracks for people like you to hang on to.
I wonder how long it will take him to come clean like Darcy Lawler did back in 1958 when he publicly apologised for his cheating the GB team in a test?
Up to the 79th minute we were losing the match because of our policy of trying to protect what we have. After that we lost the match by being cheated by an Aussie video referee who even made up his excuse to try and justify his poor decision.
I don't know what it is with our mentality in sport but we get in front by playing a certain way then we try to protect a lead by playing another way and 9 times out of 10 it all goes pear shaped. Our soccer teams do it as well get a goal, maybe two, up and then don't push forward and flood the midfield. In our game we went from good fast passing rugby league to the old one man drives.
Some of our team are not of international class and you have to wonder how some of them actually got selected (on form?) for the squad. Watkins defence is woeful and Joel Tompkins was just out of his depth and together with Josh Hodgson they shouldn't be there never mind in the team. I think next week my team would be :-
Subs: Hill, Burgess T, Ratchford, Cooper
EDIT: Whitehead for Farrell as I had forgotten about him!!!
You have to be 100% sure that he would have scored, there was no way it was 100% certain.
Joel Monaghan should have been yellow carded though.
Yet more rubbish. No where does it mention 100% certain in the laws of the game. The correct terminology is "in the referees opinion". The opinion of Klein and Ganson was a try would have been scored. Your opinion in this case does not count. As I said, Get over it.