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.
I was told by a players dad that PV said his hands were tied when the local asked why he wasnt playing and a Wigan lad was.
NOT good IF true.
My comments to that are:-
1. I don't think it rings true coming from an experienced coach like PV
2. Player and his dad were bang out of order talking outside of the changing rooms. There's a good team spirit that doesn't need any bad apples!!!
3. If true maybe PV didn't want to hurt the lads feelings by saying "you're not good enough yet".
I'm with London Town on this one and I believe that both clubs gained from the experience. We had a regular 2, 3 or 4 players and then more with odd appearances by Manfredi, Gelling, Powell, etc, and it wasn't to only give Wigan a benefit.