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Keith T

Member Since 06 Apr 2003
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Haven versus Town

18 January 2016 - 04:24 PM



The last three paragraphs should put at rest the simple minds of a few Haven fans who think that Mark Fryer and Phil Veivers want next weeks game postponed so that Haven go in to their season without a pre-season game.     They forget that last season we actually introduced some of the amateur players in to the game in our squad.     Whatever happened to the Haven v Thunder pre-season game last season?       Don't worry genuine Haven fans we will send a team through to play you irrespective of what some of your own "fans" are making up.



Who'd be the Coach?

10 January 2016 - 01:20 PM

I have just been looking at our squad of 25 and looking to see what would be our best 17 match-day players and after numerous crossing outs and replacements I gave up.


I'll bet everyone who posts on here would come up with a different 17 (with everyone 100% fit).   Is that a good thing or not?  

93 -94 Season, WOW!

15 December 2015 - 02:41 PM

To relieve some of the boredom I sat and watched a tape of the 93 - 94 Season and boy were we spoiled that season with some of the tries and performances.   This was the year we won the Second Division Championship and followed it up by winning the Divisional Premiership at Old Trafford beating London Crusaders.


What a fantastic team that was.    Mark Mulligan at full-back seemed to be backing up every move Town made and ended the season with 24 tries in 38 appearances.   On the wings we had two of our best wingers in Dessie Drummond and Stuart Cocker with 17 and 35 tries respectively.    Des with his pace down the touchline and Stuart scoring from almost any situation you could imagine.  When Cocker played games in the centre we had young lads like Chilton, Nicholson, McLean filling in on the wing and they even chipped in with 2 tries each.   In the centres we had the mercurial Tony Kay and when fit Paul Burns.   Paul missed a number of games through injury but by the season's end Tony had 19 tries and Paul had 10.   The half-backs were Wayne Kitchen at 6 and Dean Marwood at 7 and what a good combination they were with Wayne scoring 13 tries and 43 goals and Dean just 4 tries but 99 goals and 1 drop goal.   Both of these lads took the line on time after time and were also the main backing up players with Mulligan and Cocker for our superb pack of forwards.


The pack led by our legend Jimmy Pickering took some beating and time and again I swooned at the runs made by big Jimmy that ended almost inevitably with an off-load to Mulligan or Cocker or Marwood or Kitchen.   Supporting Jimmy in the front row was the ever willing Gary Schubert or young Gary McGuirk (what a player he could have been), Jason Moore or Peter Riley and we even had Shaun Wane scoring two tries in the cup match against Wigan St Patricks.    In the second row we had the one and only Brad Hepi, the "showman" as the commentator Howard called him, and along side him Buck Armstrong who led the team superbly.   Also in the back three we had players like Martin Oglanby, Paul Penrice, Barry Buglass and the main man at 13 was the footballing brain that was Ged Byrne.   The main man in the forwards was Phil McKenzie who organised the team on every play and his deputy when he was out injured was none other than our present director Jonty Gorley.


If I was PV, and I am not telling my granny how to suck eggs here, I would sit our current squad down and watch this seasons  highlights.    So many full length tries scored through basic backing up the player with the ball and solid defence.


I think I'll go and watch it again!!!!

DR. Yes or No this season?

23 November 2015 - 01:59 PM

Simple question - are we still having DR this season with Wigan or anyone else?     Our neighbours look as if they are having it with Widnes and Fev seem as if they are going to have some form of DR and with PV wanting a squad of around 30 does that mean we are still going to be using it?