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The Voodooguru

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#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!

#3152718 Squad for Leigh

Posted by The Voodooguru on 05 July 2015 - 07:50 AM

But you can't expect to jump up a division and be a top end side without a sugar daddy paying the bills which we don't have.
The BOD have slowly and pragmatically built the squad and going into this season we all expected to take another step up the table. Through a couple of mistakes and a big chunk of bad luck that hasn't been the case and we are still scrambling to stay up.
Look at Donny finished about 4th last season and haven't won a game, Haven by some miracle have managed to cobble a squad and coach together after a car crash start to the season helped along by one of the directors putting his hand in his pocket. They will rely massively on not getting a lot of injuries in the super 8's.

Sorry but taking a step backwards and accepting relegation is ludicrous, the money coming in goes down along with the quality of the squad, but some costs will increase. If we can stay up and keep blooding an amateur or two a season then long term it can be built on and sustained.
What if we got relegated and spent a small fortune tempting amateurs to turn pro and still weren't competitive, is that sustainable?

#3152677 Squad for Leigh

Posted by The Voodooguru on 04 July 2015 - 10:47 PM

Relegation won't be a bad thing?
Try and convince lads to sign from amateur when they will be traveling to Hemel, London Skolars. Oxford, South Wales etc every other week. I bet they would relish it. Then given that Haven would stay up they would take some of our better players off us. It took us years to finally get into this league again. Going down would be disastrous.

#3151569 widnes / cumbria link - conflict of interest.

Posted by The Voodooguru on 02 July 2015 - 09:51 PM

Ok... We will turn up Sunday ... Everyone will try hard so everyone will be happy :)

Let's see what the attendance is versus London with their super away support...

If your happy with beating Donny and haven twice this year good on ya's .. Have we scored more than 100 points in the past 10 games ?

Going along nicely I'd say - but as long as you guys go to cock watch at training your say will be final lol


Everyone will be happy apart from one person - Kanye West Cumbria.

#3149215 Sheffield away

Posted by The Voodooguru on 28 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

This isn't an over reaction to today ... Or based on today's performance ... But we have no chance of winning at hunslet or beating London at home... Plain and simple... The reason being... We don't score enough points ...

Yes the BOD are to be commended for brining Sammut in but it should have happened 3 months ago... We had the chances to get points in this league at home to hunslet / Batley/ maybe sheffield at home... And we failed.. Scoring about 16 points in the process...

Are the league positions final after these 4 games ? Or is relegation decided after these extra 8 games ?


No chance at all? As in none whatsoever? As in zero?

Scoring points is without doubt our achilles heel but to say we've no chance is just ridiculous.

#3137539 Ripley report I to RL in West cumbria

Posted by The Voodooguru on 08 June 2015 - 08:39 PM

I probably shouldn't share this but I mistakenly got copied into the report.

It basically states that both clubs should merge to allow a clear path for youngsters to aspire to be a Superleague player.

It says due to the costs involved in building a new stadium a refurbished existing stadium is the preferred option. Due to the well known problems of the Recreation ground with the land owners The Zebra Claims Stadium would be the logical choice for the refurb.
The merged team is a West Cumbrian team made up from two Towns. Therefore the logical name would be to call the team "Town".
A reserve team would be based in the current Whitehaven stadium. The reserve side would largely be made up of Juniors And Men and should therefore be called the "Jam".
All in all I think the report is quite visionary, yet still logical in it's thinking. Hope I don't get into trouble leaking this out....

#3134985 Logan Tomkins

Posted by The Voodooguru on 04 June 2015 - 03:15 PM

It's a necessary evil IMO. If our recruitment had gone as planned and we were playing out of our skin sitting in the top half of the table, once Wane/Radlinski broke promises for the second season in a row we could have just told them where to go. But with most of the squad underperforming Phil obviously feels he needs to use them no matter how badly they treat us as survival is the no1 priority. So it is what it is, we just have to live with it and see where we go with it and make the best of a bad job.

#3132112 Wigan

Posted by The Voodooguru on 30 May 2015 - 09:42 PM

Agreed David, I'm seriously getting sick of this DR argument. I'm a Town fan and if it's a Wigan player in a Town top I will support him and I don't support Wigan. Phil is our coach and he picks the team, although some folk on here think they know better than him he has most fans support.

We are all Town fans ( I think!) so get behind every player in a Town shirt whoever they are.

#3130823 Town V Fax predictions.

Posted by The Voodooguru on 28 May 2015 - 02:44 PM

2 Poor teams so it could go either way. You could benefit from the poor weather forecast and this added to home advantage will play massively into your hands. Towns knack of scoring very lucky tries will also help and the long trip for Fax will let Town get off to a flying start. With all this going for you (along with a home town referee) I think you could account for yourselves very well on Sunday and come away with a creditable score for you, so I'll say:


Town 10 Fax 5

Excellent appraisal, bang on the money again. Don't forget our postage stamp sized paddy field, so if it isn't called off to a mid week game to give us even more advantage I'll go for Town 12 - Fax 10.

#3127105 Training 2night

Posted by The Voodooguru on 22 May 2015 - 02:50 PM

saw him earlier picking his litte one up from schoool, still limping by the look of it

Maybe just had a stone in his flip flop!