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New Rugby League Book out.

27 November 2014 - 12:24 PM

Obvioulsy of more interest to the fans of one particular club, it is nevertheless an interesting chronicle of a year in the life of a top level Championship club. Plenty has happened over the year, a lot of which has been discussed on TRL.


There are a few folk on here who know me, so if you fancy a copy you can get one here (only a tenner):




or call in at the Rovers club shop.


It's the fifth book Ive written, and I am always interested in feedback to help improve future editions.





The 2015 Squad.

09 November 2014 - 07:27 PM

Right, among much disinformation, I thought I'd present the numbers.


We finished 2014 with a bare bones of a squad plus a number of long term injuries.


There was the 17 who played in the final plus Bostock, Worthington, Smeaton, Trout, Kent, Flanagna, Mendeika and Dale all injured.


That's 25 players.


Of course it doesn't include the 13 players who had already left: Etuate Uaisele Ben  Hellewell Jamie  Rooney Kyle Briggs Gavin Bennion Tommy  Saxton Colton Roche Jamel Chisholm Daniel Smith Danny Bridge Chris Green Harry Siejka Jarrod Sammut.


Now, of those 25, 6 players: Kent, Crossley, Dale, Worthington, Smeaton and Hirst  have left. We'll leave the rumours about Crookes, Kain, Annakin, etc for now.


We've signed 6 players: Sykes, Verlinden, Irwin, Marchant, Millard, and Nicholson (new player really). We may also have Walmsley and Ormondroyd. Plus those kids Harper and Milner.


It's already a pretty full squad.


25 is about right for a squad with a reserve team.


Panic over. Carry on.


McNamara: The Referendum. Vote Now.

08 November 2014 - 06:09 PM

Yay or Nay?

MacNamara supping in the Last Chance Saloon

04 November 2014 - 01:58 PM

It'll be a difficult game on Saturday, but we've got a good chance and I hope we win it.


If we don't, then it's time for Steve MacNamara to stand down.


HE's not done as badly as some on here suggest, but he's lacking something at the highest level.


We failed in the 2010 4 nations.


We did ok in the 2011 4 nations, but failed.


We did ok in the end at the 2013 World Cup, but failed.


There are now plenty of English coaches heading SL clubs, so one of them should get a go.

2014 Featherstone Rovers Yearbook

01 November 2014 - 06:11 PM

So I've been grafting away since last season finished, and Ive just about got the 2014 Yearbook ready for production. We hope it will be in the club shop around 15 November. It's bigger than ever (144 pages) with full page colour photos of all the squad. Whether it's better than ever is for you to judge. They'll be sold for a tenner a go.