Whatever team is selected, this is a big weekend looking at the fixtures. The top 8 are all playing each other and the results of all matches are in the balance. With home advantage against Newcastle we should have the edge but will need to be on our A game from the start and play two full halfs. Not a game for experimenting I would suggest. Could have a big impact on how the league table pans out this season, so definitely one to get down to Sedgley Park for. Can't wait..
Wins for Barrow, Crusaders, Swinton and York would leave top 5 on 12 points, 2 on 11 and 1 on 10 (and with a game in hand for Swinton)
I have always fancied a proper polo shirt in the "style" of a retro kit.
When the 2013 kit came along I thought I had got just that but ultimately it is still a rugby Jersey (for Blue Monkey!) and therefore not always appropriate (perfect for the match/house/playing sport etc) but at my age, not for the pub on a satuday evening etc.
I was thinking like this picture course (in swinton colours). Lose the polo player (!!!copyright alert!!!) and with perhaps ("Lions") in subtle lettering across the shoulders or sleeve (or perhaps a lion badge on one sleeve and a small "since 1866" on the other ?)
I would look the bees knees at the garden parties/beer garden/pub/dress down at work!
PS - I would certainly not be including utility pockets for glasses, screwdriver,fags and emergency torch!
Nothing new to me on Sunday, though a much improved performance on Batley. - no wingers, no centres - Thought we were fortunate that Doncaster drove up the middle and were very predictable (might even say boring!) - second half and they got the ball out wide (either through hands or a kick) and strolled in twice to seal it.
Three hookers, two full backs on the wings, no centres/wingers - the team is patched together and different every week (and DR is not to blame for that one).
Never felt in "control" of the game at any time but I was also disappointed in Doncaster who, given their league position looked only looked solid and rather one dimensional. That is the way to win games though and there is a lesson in just doing the basics in this league. (OR a few quid in the refs pocket of course )
I think you saw one of the survivors today, and it was Hornets.!!
And I genuinely hope I am wrong. On what I saw, I saw nothing but swinton wasting an opportunity to get points. If a team is to stay up over swinton then I hope it is rochdale, "home of the co-operation"