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The Voodooguru

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#3183207 Monday

Posted by The Voodooguru on 27 August 2015 - 11:55 AM

The award for the biggest mess up of a free stadium refurbishment and hosting of a world cup?

#3182959 Monday

Posted by The Voodooguru on 26 August 2015 - 09:02 PM

to be fair keith i reckon whoever finishes 4th be it haven or town stand a great chance of winning it but at the end of the day its just a losers trophy if you know what i mean nut it would still be nice to win


Haven winning something? Are you on Bombers Lambrini?? ;)

#3178760 Super 8's marketing

Posted by The Voodooguru on 18 August 2015 - 07:08 PM

I think people will agree that the board is having a good go at marketing our home games. Kids for a quid, dual ticket offer, Facebook, Twitter and now banners appearing around town.
A great effort, I hope the rewards are a decent increase in the gate.

#3174660 gone awol

Posted by The Voodooguru on 11 August 2015 - 09:46 PM

But I will say

I asked for Sammut to be signed after week one of this season....

I also stated a local settled side was far better than DR ....

I ALSO STATED to stay up we needed to sign

Hulme / Sammut and stozak ....

Massive turn around for the club and it's good for us fans ... But this season is wasted after being so poor for so long when all we needed was 1 thing !!!

Do you have proof of such wild claims lol?

I think if we sign Greg Inglis and Billy Slater for next season we will score more tries than we did this season and finish in a higher league position, I know you all think I'm mad but I'm gonna stick my neck out on this one...

#3174119 Kicking game

Posted by The Voodooguru on 10 August 2015 - 09:26 PM

I have a cunning plan.
The club should put a finders fee request into the ECB because if we had never employed Ged Stokes, Ben would never have played for Cockermouth, Durham or England and therefore England wouldn't have won the ashes. So in short England won the ashes directly because of Workington Town.
We can then use this money to sign Jarrod ( ironically an Aussie) up for next year.
Genius even if I do say so myself!

#3173373 Batley reaction

Posted by The Voodooguru on 09 August 2015 - 05:23 PM

Great result today from the lads, didn't quite put it together like we can but still a solid performance with some top drawer tries.

Carter was top drawer, as was Sammut as usual.

Bloem is a simply awful ref, he has absolutely no consistency at all. I think he thrives on being the boss, one play he takes the defence back 15 yards, the next 8, blows for off side then ignores the defensive line for half the match. I hope thats the last time we see him this season.


I thought Batley were one dimensional with their big pack, but we tackled them out of it with great defence.

#3171208 winger

Posted by The Voodooguru on 05 August 2015 - 08:10 AM

Reading some comments on these threads you get the impression that these young players are unsettled because they haven't been getting selected to play in a league much higher than they have been used to. But then you see comments from others who see these players at training who say how enthusiastic they are and learning from senior players. I think it's best left to PV, Jonty and Butch as it's their job.

I agree Keith, let the players decide if they are unhappy or not. The club can't afford a reserve side and they knew that when they signed.
Phil is damned if he plays them, we lose and they lose confidence, and he's also damned if he thinks they aren't ready yet so doesn't play them.
I think we all are pleased how Sam, Stevie etc have slotted in and I'm sure they'll have a much bigger part to play next season.

#3169933 Super 8's marketing

Posted by The Voodooguru on 02 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

Any thoughts on that expert Voodoo?!!!!

I was thinking more like a double act Terry. T123 is peerless in his knowledge of the game, and Geordie is clearly a marketing genius so it would be a perfect storm. It would certainly put our most successful double act to date of Charlo & Oggy to shame.
The thing is how to tempt them into joining to become a mega force. Any ideas anyone??

#3169842 Super 8's marketing

Posted by The Voodooguru on 02 August 2015 - 05:11 PM

Despite GT's it'll never work doomsday attitude, I'm pretty sure there are lots of ways to market the club better that will work. However the BOD already do a fantastic job driving the club forward, and if it was that easy or cheap to do they'd already be doing it. So the options available will either be too time-consuming, or too expensive short term to show instant benefits.
We should all be shouting from the rooftops about watching Sammut for the next 4 games while we have him. I'm sure Town will have a few thousand followers on social media, some positive tub thumping news snippets may be a good start in the build up to Batley.

If only we had an expert in our ranks of supporters to dream up and help implement a few imaginative ideas.....

#3164160 Ha ha Haven!

Posted by The Voodooguru on 25 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

Haven signed a hooker from North Wales too according to a text off my workmate. Never heard of him Owen Griffiths...

#3160662 Town v Broncos

Posted by The Voodooguru on 19 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

Very good result - settled side inclusion of some class :)

Maybe MANY of us were wrong about Horton well done to the lad

To use one of your tactics I did say he would come good. I'm dead clever and you know nowt about rugby.
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#3157037 Haven reaction

Posted by The Voodooguru on 12 July 2015 - 06:12 PM

You beeaauuttyyyy!!!
What a great 80 minute performance from the lads, every single one of them was superb today. Even the Wigan boys eh T123?

Maybe people will also stop having a go at Kurt now he is getting back to fitness and settling into the area.
Bad news about Latu snapping his achilles, poor blokes had no luck at all.

I think they looked ordinary because our defence made them look bad, only Gore and Hepi really had a go for them, but our lads tackled them to death and read most of their plays.

Miller's first try was a real thing of beauty and must be a contender for try of the season. Lewis showed what pace he has, and Jarrod just always knows where to be and what pass to make.

I think square pants was terrified with Lewis, he's realised he ain't fast any more as he was constantly shouting at his centre for cover.
Burns on the other wing has learned from square pants as he was complaining after every tackle.
Their new prop didn't look up to much either, and Newton has found his level.

Our lads in the Bells end were superb today, Dec couldn't help but smile with his chant and I think we have a new popular side hero, just need the boys to come up with a suitable song...

#3156260 Haven V Town predictions.

Posted by The Voodooguru on 10 July 2015 - 09:18 PM

surely we have enough ex players out in nz , and aus who could vet players for us or recommend players for us rather than relying on video clips , if that is indeed what we did . regardless of that both fifita and horton both came over injured and unfit , fifita even stated in the news and star that he had underestimated the standard of this league....meaning no training schedule was sent out , and no standard of fitness was stressed......nothing to do with hindsight , just lack of planning and preparation .

As if they will have been signed solely on the back of a YouTube clip. And none of us knows what was and wasn't sent out to them prior to arriving, you have put two and two together to stir. Give the BOD some credit unless you know otherwise.

#3156257 Haven V Town predictions.

Posted by The Voodooguru on 10 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

I'm sure Latu and Kurt wouldn't have come half way around the planet to purposely pick up almost a season full of injuries between them and the BOD wouldn't have signed them to hardly see them play. Bad luck plays a massive part in this. It's undoubtedly disappointing for everyone and we have seen glimpses of promise from them both, hopefully Kurt can have a good finish to the season and Latu is back before the end.
It's always a gamble bringing in players like these but the gamble is they may turn out to be a James Pickering, Johnny Limmer, Lusi Sione etc.
Keith T mentioned hindsight and everyone is an expert with it.

#3153513 Haven V Town predictions.

Posted by The Voodooguru on 06 July 2015 - 11:06 AM

Up until this weekend given Havens current form I would have said we would be lucky to come away with anything. But I'm much more positive now as in Sammut we have a game winner.

16 - 30 UTT!