Crown Flatter

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    Swinton Sunday

    Second game in and we are already borrowing. Does this mean our original set of players is not good enough for Championship rugby? From what I can gather Swinton only falter in the final ten minutes or thereabouts, so we need to have our strongest TEAM performing well. I’ll go for: Dewsbury 22-16 Swinton FTS: Worrincy MoM: Ryder Att: 648 We must watch out for Harry Smith; he has a big future.
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    York Game

    Suggestion made in the Royal Suite after the match that, whilst Brown made a mess trying to catch the ball, Robson, who scored the try, was offside st the kick. Do the highlights highlight this?!
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    Beating ourselves...............

    I made it 9-15!
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    Beating ourselves...............

    I honk we are scheduled to be the last team to play the Knights at Bootham Crescent.
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    York Game

    Think we will see a defeat in this, our opener for the season. Dewsbury 12-28 York FTS: Walshaw MoM: Sykes Att: 1066
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    York Game

    I think York will be as strong in all their games, as they were last year and I suspect we might struggle. Our defence is nowhere near as strong as York’s was for those long periods. It is now up to our players to prove me wrong, but can they?
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    Rochdale away

    I’d prefer Morton on one wing and Worrincy on the other, with Thomas at full back, but my selection was based on what I think Lee Greenwood might select given injuries to players and possible unavailability of some, e.g. Worrincy who could be working.
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    Rochdale away

    With all the anticipation (there is some, surely?) for the start of a new season, I just hope the weather doesn’t spoil things on Sunday. Last year’s encounter was postponed because of a terrible pitch and the football club wanted to ensure their FA Cup tie against a Premier League club went ahead. Assuming we are almost at full strength (Johnson out most of the year, Andrade and Reilly back soon and Ward suspended, I also get the feeling that Simon Brown might not be quite fit), I wonder if this might be the line-up: 1 Morton 2 Gabriel 3 Leeming 4 Ryder 5 Brown, Alex 6 Sykes 7 Thomas 8 Sheriffe 9 Day 10 Richardson, Toby 11 Walshaw 12 Knowles 13 Trout 14 Igbinedion 15 Mackay 16 Garratt 17 Ray I hope for an opening victory: Richdale 20-28 Dewsbury FTS: Walshaw MoM: Thomas Att: 602
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    Players For 2019

    Well he is a Dewsbury lad, but am not sure our coach wants supporters’ suggestions; I think he will have players only of his own choosing.
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    York v Dewsbury

    I see this match as simply being a sort out for Lee Greenwood to find his starting line-up for the Rochdale fixture, so am guessing there might be a large number of substitutions to aid his choice. Shame I will miss this game as I will be at the panto in Bradford! York 36-18 Dewsbury FTS: Worrincy MoM: Knowles Att: 1101
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    Reminiscing

    Ravensthorpe Allblacks/All Blacks, Overthorpe Rangers , Gate Inn (from which was born Thornhill Trojans I believe), Shaw Cross Boys’ Club had six teams I think: Bees, Hornets, Wasps, Rangers, Rovers and.....?
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    Shot Clock

    I think it is only being used in Super League.
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    York v Dewsbury

    As we have so many new faces this year it is difficult to know, but I would suggest only about 8 first choice players took to the field today.
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    Dewsbury Faithful Sponsorship Of Jack Richardson

    Oh good and ooh heck!
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    Bulls 20 Rams 18

    The gane had been 18 all for some time and I wondered if a draw had ensued after eighty minutes what the outcome might have been. Close to the end Bradfird were awarded a penalty and converted it and my thoughts didn’t matter, but like Coolie, I have not had sight of the fag packet detailing the “what iffs”.
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    Bulls 20 Rams 18

    I totally agree about the needless penalties we gave away, but can’t say I was much encouraged by our display. I wonder if the 27 substitutions we made (well it seemed like that number) contributed to the defeat? It took us the best part of half an hour to get going, but the two first half tries close to and on, half time showed we can play. Second half we were returned to the lack of finishing when near our opponents’ line and were generally disappointing on attack. Bradfird players and fans have not changed over the years; the team tends to get away with forward passes and their supporters never see anything wrong in whatever their players do. Sykes was booed, jeered and whistled at when he was sin binned, but kept very quiet when Flanagan committed the same foul for his ten minutes’ rest.
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    Yorkshire Cup - not bothered?

    If players are being rested after completing in the two previous matches I will select from: 1 Morton 2 Worrincy 3 Gabriel 4 Ryder 5 Halliday 6 Thomas 7 Brown 8 Sheriffe 9 Day 10 Nicholson 11 Richardson 12 Johnson 13 Mackay 14 Halmshaw 15 Rae 16 Garrett 17 Martin I would like to see Ryder and Halliday on the left as I think they could work well together, especially on a big pitch like Odsal.
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    Semi final

    If we are playing a “mixed bag” of players, then I think we will lose this match: Bradford 28-16 Dewsbury FTS: Thomas MoM: Day Att: 2033
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    Nice win rams

    Like you BSJ, I knew nothing of Nigel Halmshaw so I have just sought out some details about him. He played with West Bowling for years, became a fitness expert with gym and emigrated with his family to Australia. He has three sons, Danny, Louis and Archie, all playing the game.
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    Nice win rams

    Nick, our number 34 was Danny Halmshaw, presumably the deputy hooker with Day missing and he was good when he was on, both at acting half and when tackling. I know nothing more of him though. I enjoyed both matches and in the first game Hunslet Club Parkside acquitted themselves as much as some Ch1 clubs would have done. York, though, had the craft in their performance to get the win. Neither game was played as though a friendly to me and both showed things have still to be ironed out before the season begins. First half it seemed as though Dewsbury were eyeing up the opposition, ready to wear them out in the second. As it was, changes to both sides saw Fev take a near dominant rôle with Davies to the fore, yet we squeezed in at the end with fans’ favourite Tom Halliday touching down and surprising a Fev player hoping the ball would go dead. Some Bradford fans in front of us were delighted with the performance of their former player Andrade and he does show a lot of promise
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    Yorkshire Cup - not bothered?

    It’s the Yorkshire Cup no matter what you think. Demicracy dies not allow interference or being cajoled into voting a certain way.
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    New shirt

    Compliments from ovver t’other side, whatever next? Piggy’s Mate thought we were rubbish and that was before we’d even played a game, so I’ll accept your positive remark.
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    New shirt

    I think you can guess.
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    New shirt

    Seen the shirt in play. The red is too orange The amber is too yellow and The black is too much.
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    Today's game........... Observations

    If only Ryder had curbed his excitement we would have scored, without his double movement because he was up quickly, played the ball which was moved out and touched down. I thought it was a double movement; he did reach out as though to score, even though his reach was somewhat short of the line. I thought in the first half we showed little sign of attacking flair and feared Batley would run away with the game playing down hill in the second half, but to our credit, we stuck to it and nearly pulled off the draw. I too, felt Andrade played well, as did Jacob Thomas when he came on for Morton, and then moved to half back for Heckford, who, in my estimation, had a poor game, throwing wayward passes. I suppose both teams were a bit rusty, given that it was the first outing for both. To me it was a dour game and certainly not the touch and pass type seen previously, but it was great to watch some rugby again.