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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2014 08:01 PM
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#2956380 Major new investors

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 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!




#2949196 Nahaboo

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 24 June 2014 - 04:13 PM

...We would all own a miniscule amount of rovers then lol :-D

 

You can do just that if you're a season ticket holder and have the princely sum of £10 spare.




#2946216 Manning Ban

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 18 June 2014 - 08:41 AM

I can't believe that only Manning and Haggerty have been up before the disciplinary following that game. I really thought that they'd been charged quickly as they were the two sent off, and others would be cited following review of the video. I can only conclude that whoever reviewed it needs to urgently visit the referees' sponsor.

 

Haggerty got 2 games following an EGP.




#2943677 Fev make bid for Huddersfield Big 3

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 12 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

I'm one Fev fan that agrees with you Terminator.

What have all these brash statements achieved over the last couple of months? Nothing that couldn't have been achieved by keeping things in-house and making considered announcements as and when things have actually been finalised.

 

 

The big problem is that it's all a bit like the boy 'who cried wolf' When there is some real news to announce, no one will be interested.




#2930615 the coach

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 16 May 2014 - 10:07 PM

like who????
Who is available who wants to come to fev?
Despite how we might hope, the justin morgans of this world just aren't bashing campbell's door down.

 

I don't know Robin, but I do know that the Club got rid of someone who was doing alright because they thought the grass was greener.... and look what's happened.

 

Maybe more thinking should take place before rushing into actions (and statements for that matter)?




#2930115 The new Featherstone Rovers Head coach is..............

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 15 May 2014 - 10:52 PM

Good luck to him.

 

He'll need it. Bucket of salt time for all new announcements from the club........




#2930112 Fev DR with Wakefield

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 15 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

not good for the club in the long term. hth

 

Not good for the club full stop. I wish people would stop trying to justify the change in attitude, strikes me as blind panic.

 

Temporary because of injury situation my jacksie.

 

'Clubs going down the DR route are settling for mediocrity' - or so said a very senior official at the club not very long ago.

 

I really fear for the future.

 

And as for the club's statement on the matter, the least said the better........




#2928359 Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 12 May 2014 - 09:20 AM

Doubt if anyone would have mentioned it has Fev not made such a foot-stamping song and dance about how unfair it all was over the past two years.

 

Personally, I don't see it as all that much different - in principle - to the loan system.  But not knowing whether a player is available to you until ten minutes before kick-off doesn't help the coach - or keep the squad happy.

 

You've missed the point Griff, DR stopped being bad for the game yesterday......




#2928348 Fev DR with Wakefield

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 12 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

I think it's great that DR stopped being bad for the game yesterday teatime.........




#2927134 the coach

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 09 May 2014 - 09:00 PM

if it's noble i'll still buy a season ticket, but don'tthink i'll come and watch.

 

You'll be alright next season, even if it is him, he'll be long gone by then.......




#2925665 Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 06 May 2014 - 08:06 PM

This does feel a bit like blind panic....

 

I'd wager there's more than a few clubs out there who'd like to be panicked into getting some new 'investors' on board.......




#2922009 Next Subday's CC Game v Leigh

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 27 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

Our pitch is a bit narrower than LSV and on the slope I expect their gameplan to change and to see more play down the middle

 

It's a myth that our pitch is narrow, I'm pretty sure it is (or is very close to) the maximum allowable......




#2921171 Coming soon to Leigh Sports Village - the Leigh Pantomime

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 25 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

When I worked as a missionary in Manchester I always knew that I'd entered Lancashire from the change in road noise as the M62 surface changed to cobbles as I crossed the border...........




#2910542 DR players

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 03 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

....
Workington have a small squad and currently have 5 injured and 1 on suspension. Without using DR they wouldn't have enough players to put out a team. ....

 

Then quite simply they should not be in this league......




#2904615 John Bastian

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 23 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

Could say the same when Powell left, OR.

 

Everyone new who was replacing Powell weeks before he left......