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Les Tonks Sidestep

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In Topic: Voluntary tackles

27 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Only ever seen one given in over 40 years of watching: circa1990, a winter's Wednesday night at Watershedings, Oldham v Feath, against David Hobbs who dropped on a loose ball but didn't try to get up but waited to be tackled just as the description in BSJ's post above.

In Topic: Donate stand builder

17 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

Great idea???? . I would hope that Fax & Leigh fans thought the same and not turn up in their hundreds for the return fixture. I'm sure your board would welcome that idea.


The fixture switch for the Leigh game to Friday will knock considerably more from Fev off the gate than dydo's 'idea' ever would.

In Topic: Major new investors

08 July 2014 - 02:27 PM

Like I said thebacca, its all down to how you define success and sod all about "what I or any other bug ger deserves"!
If you define success as winning tge league leaders sheild daryl was an unequivocal success.
if you regard success as winning trophies, he wasn't.
Thats a simple enough concept to grasp is it not? And absolutely nowt to do with what we deserve.
Daryl took the cas job and fair play to him. He's done well there with limited resources.
Daryl leaving wasn't the issue.... he'd have gone anyway.
appointing bastian was a bad un.... a bloody nightmare of a coach who looked way way out of his depth and so far out of touch with reality he might have well come from mars. That was the issue. Set us back at least six years


Just a point though Robin, as I'm sure you know, we won those league titles by small margins (3pts 3 times and 6pts once) so we weren't the totally dominant force people believe. We did win 4 of the 10 trophies available over the period DP was in charge (would have been 5 but for a complete fluke event and I'm not counting the LLS or GF last season as he'd gone by then). Anyone who does not consider that a success is living in a dream world. Interestingly a bloke was brought in at the end of last season and hailed as some sort of messiah even though he failed to even get us to the GF!

In Topic: Just a reminder

06 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

I agree we should be beating these teams but players were brought in under AH because the ones we had were not good enough now this has changed and he had got the original players back would you be happy Only time will tell now if they want to play for this coach but as I said some players are not as good as people think


1/3rd of today's starting 13 are AH's, not JB's players, we are scoring almost the same number of points per game but are conceding 50% more........ The new coach and players have improved us?

In Topic: Just a reminder

06 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

I almost posted earlier today in reply on another thread that I was still to be convinced by Hay - well I'm even less convinced after today. He certainly talks the talk about improving things but no evidence so far, in fact we're going backwards on things he's supposedly working on.


Chickens coming home to roost after some disastrous decisions at Board level last year.