Crown Flatter

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    Ch Shield: Featherstone v Dewsbury

    Seems the players are optimistic about beating our hosts come Sunday, but I cannot see it happening, even if we have improved lately. Fev 42-16 Dewsbury FTS: Ward MoM: Brown Att: Morton Att: 1498
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    Craig Miles

    He is, although now no longer a wingman.
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    Ch Shield: Featherstone v Dewsbury

    I thought I was quite complimentary about Fev in my opening comments, but my 'unbalanced' report was generally about the team I support and for our supporters. You can see by the penalty count that we are not saintly To balance things a bit then, I thought some of our ex-players now in your ranks stood out for me. I would not have awarded Ridyard MoM, but given it to Thackeray or Wildie. I thought they were controlling things nicely, yet the latter did nothing when he played for Dewsbury (must have been the coaching). In the forwards Davies and Lockwood were good.
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    Ch Shield: Featherstone v Dewsbury

    Thanks LTS. I think where I was standing my view of the ref was obstructed by others on the field. I can only recall one other 'on report' stoppage.
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    Ch Shield: Featherstone v Dewsbury

    Another defeat to Fev with their forwards paving the way down the middle, but I think we were our own worst enemy yesterday. From the resultant kick-off to four of our tries we committed the infamous error, allowing Featherstone the opportunity to attack within twenty metres of our line. On a positive aspect, Josh Guzdek was my MoM; safe under the high ball (as he usually is) and great on attack with his storming breaks, one of which led to James Glover's first try and, in the second half, his deft kick twenty metres out for Daniel Igbinedion to gleefully accept and dash over close to the posts. Glover's second try came from his extended arm signal for Sykes to kick and the centre was on hand to touch down from much the same position as with Guzdek's kick. I suppose the highlight of our tries came from Dale Morton's interception try of some ninety metres' length, from which Glover converted. In the first half Newman intercepted and scored for the Rovers, but did he knock down a pass and the scoop up the ball before racing away? Questions also must be asked about Taulapapa's try in front of the Dewsbury faithful. He overran a move and the ball went to his wingman, Whylie, who ran forward and turned the ball inside for what looked like a forward pass and his centre scored. The try was awarded, but if it was a forward pass, then Dewsbury should have had a penalty as Taulapapa was offside at the point of receiving the ball. No doubt some disgruntled Fev supporters will want to respond to my allegation! I have to say that until yesterday, our ref for the day, Nick Bennett, was one of my favoured officials, but for this match he and his colleagues missed head high tackles, forward passes and allowed Fev, especially, to lay on in the tackle. He also put two incidents on report, both of which confused most spectators and neither was mentioned in the Leagur Express report. That paper continues to disappoint with its lack of in depth match reports. All in all, an interesting game with only twelve points in it, but it could have been so much closer if only.....
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    1st September

    Do wake up Piggy. See above from BSJ: Richardson is a Dewsbury Moor lad.
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    San Miguel in south stand bar

    You don't want much do you?
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    Barrow predictions ;

    It was a disjointed game, punctuated by some needless penalties given away by both sides. I thought the referee officiated fairly (as he should of course) and can allow any errors he may have made. Disjointed it was, but Dewsbury never looked in danger and Barrow's two tries, I feel could have been repelled. I must agree that Worrincy's break and backing up by Delaney was first class and it's good to Ryder justifying his acquisition by the club. I reckon tries scored must be ahead of appearances made for him We must stop trying to score every time we have the ball; a little composure and a steadying hand would pay dividends. That's what's needed next week and a resolute defence if we are to get anywhere near Featherstone.
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    Barrow predictions ;

    I'm hoping the cue is nicely chalked and e play as a team both on attack and defence. Suffice to say I would be most disappointed with a defeat. Dewsbury 36-12 Barrow FTS: Teanby MoM: Speakman Att: 728
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    Sheffield away.

    Coolie's final 20 minutes' prediction looked to be taking shape. They got us a bit rattled, we looked tired and had consecutive drops-out, a try conceded, just two points in our favour and I had an idea we might then collapse. Against Batley, we had done so by that time, but in this game we rallied with Delaney scooting through to score and then Ward going low to touch down. No missed conversions by Sykes this time either. They scored at the very end, making the score look a bit tight. I think both teams played the game at an unnecessary frenetic pace, seemingly trying to score on every attack, when a little more composure may have worked better. Needless to say, we had a fair number of knocks-on. Speakman's one error didn't alter my thinking that he was our MoM; silly me was thinking he was aiming for a long kick and a chase, rather than fining touch! Also, Brad Delaney acquitted himself with a fine game.
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    New Structure

    Gerraway. Oh, but you have been.
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    Sheffield away.

    Don't think the players know about things like motivation. Sometimes I think they're not bothered whether they win or lose.
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    Sheffield away.

    Yes, I recall that game and it was our shocking defence, as at Batley.
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    Sheffield away.

    You know, I think you could be right about the last 20 minutes.
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    Sheffield away.

    No idea what our team will be, but I think with Sheffield being at home, they will win and by a greater margin than that hot Sunday lunchtime game in the nearly forgotten summer. Sheffield 30-16 Dewsbury FTS: Brown MoM: Sykes Att: 538
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    Sheffield away.

    Make sure the tram drivers are not on strike on Friday.
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    Michel Goudemand

    Yes, I was pleased for the lad. It's taken him some time to get into the first team, but he's there now and a medal to show.
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    New Structure

    Whatever the proposals, I do believe there should be a season's notice before any accepted changes are inaugurated.
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    Batley A

    From the start I thought we contrived a defeat, especially after two minutes when Batley scored their first try. Batley then decided they should make a game of it by allowing Dewsbury to amass a 22-10 half time lead, hardly deserved. Second half I think the 'Dogs had decided that playtime had ended and they got on with the job in hand, with the help of Jack Smith. He gave Batley all the help he could (he'd no need to as we did that ourselves), like allowing what looked like a tackled player to get the ball away for a try to be scored and did we really not score in the second as he indicated that the Dewsbury played touched the ball to his foot? League Express suggested that our MoM was Dale Morton, but I couldn't have awarded that to anyone, certainly not Robbie Ward who seems to like to concede a penalty when making a tackle. That paper also credited us with receiving seven penalties, but I think it was a mere five. The published attendance surprised me, stating over 1400 watched the game - really?
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    Big thanks to the fan's who donated today

    I enjoyed Sammy King's contribution.
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    Batley A

    We might have some re-kindled confidence, but the slope at The Mount and Batley's good performance away last week, will probably see us defeated again. Batley 24-16 Dewsbury FTS: Morton MoM: Knowles Att: 953
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    Swinton H

    I'm upbeat and I missed the game, having to listen from afar It's great to note that we were on song, especially second half from Ned's instructions to not get involved in our opponents' niggly way of trying to play. I do like a tight defence.
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    Goalkickers

    In this hiatus between games, let's see if this topic attracts a response. Can you pick a team of goal kickers 1-13, e.g. 1 Jimmy Ledgard, 2 Shaun Dunford, 5 Jeff Yowerd, 8 Ron Hill.
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    Goalkickers

    Around the world P&O Cruise was it Nick?
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    Goalkickers

    He's an Aussie Nick.