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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
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phildog

Member Since 26 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2014 02:36 PM
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In Topic: MoM vs Halifax

14 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

Always said this of Brown, he get's in there and does both his own wing job and also is never found wanting when a forward's work needs doing. As for Leatherbarrow, he got loads of stick early on for not getting hold of a game, but as I've said before, he was paired with Leek, Davies, Connor in the space of our first 6/7 games, so never had opportunity to build up a gameplan, but now that Black has turned up again Leatherbarrow has slipped into a groove and grown in confidence. The fact that Paterson and Gledhill were originally seen as better choice goalkickers does him credit as well. Disappointed to hear that Hirst is going back but he wouldn't have been allowed to play this week anyway. This, along wioth Gledhill's injury makes it imperative that we either beg and plead with Giants to let us have Mullaley or Johnson, or we bring back Leary and/or Brennan and get them up to the plate. Oh and if Donny can do it...!!

In Topic: Halifax on Sunday

13 July 2014 - 06:09 AM

Well there it is then...JK getting his excuses in early!! I am left wondering about our recruitment policy; We seem to recruit short term just to pass players on to Super League!! Who was the last Halifax player to get snapped up by SL? Would have liked to see a centre drafted in too, let's see what the teamsheet brings today in terms of any DR's, as I can't honestly see us pulling it off with our team less Greenwood, but stranger things have happened, today might be the day when everybody stands up. It'll be close no doubt, this fixture, along with Fev and Eagles, always is. A score either way.

In Topic: Halifax on Sunday

11 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

Wonder why BSJ thinks we should lose heavily? Until Sunday we had 4 wins on the trot with not many points against us, Halifax have a recent defeat, we beat them at their place, and Greenwood doesn't score tries on his own, there are others around him who hve been doing the work and serving him, so they can serve whoever stands in, simples!! I'd prefer the win this week and a bonus point v Leigh ta very much just for local bragging rights! Halifax fans always think they're the best thing going!!

In Topic: Halifax on Sunday

11 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

Wonder why BSJ thinks we should lose heavily? Until Sunday we had 4 wins on the trot with not many points against us, Halifax have a recent defeat, we beat them at their place, and Greenwood doesn't score tries on his own, there are others around him who hve been doing the work and serving him, so they can serve whoever stands in, simples!! I'd prefer the win this week and a bonus point v Leigh ta very much just for local bragging rights! Halifax fans always think they're the best thing going!!

In Topic: This weeks batley news

11 July 2014 - 12:52 AM

The BN actually doesn't give great coverage, neither does The Reporter do Rams any favours. Their match reports are often very sketchy, at one time they didn't even put the teams in at the end, they get wrong players' names under pictures etc., and quite often the writer's command of English and spelling leaves a lot to be desired (that must also go for their proof reader/spell checker!). I've had email correspondence with them about it, and also about their poor cricket coverage as well. Ever since the series has been outsourced to Johnson Press it has no local soul. You can read the same news in the same format in all the papers they own, not just Batley, Dewsbury, Spenborough etc but further afield as well.