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About Shipbuilder

  • Birthday 11/09/1957

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    Real Rugby league - not this Rupert Murdoch circus.<br /><br />Watching my lad play for Hindpool Tigers - the next John Joyner ? - in my dreams!

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  1. Good win boys - London are a one of the better new teams and last year they won at Craven Park. It will be a blow if Declan Hume has a long term injury
  2. Much better defence on saturday, the whole team defended well but our two second rows were like tackling machines. No problem with Jarred Stack getting m.o.m. but I think the choice must have been made just before Dan Toal finished off the lovely move down the left. I couldn't decide which of them should be m.o.m. Most pleasing move in the game was when Dally made a nice chip on the final tackle, we tackled the Crusaders defender and so six more tackles to Barrow. Too often we try and score a try every time we have the ball, part of a game plan should be pressure your opponents.
  3. Surprised there is no comment one the well fought point at Donny, sounds like the lads put the effort in and Donny got a point with a last minute penalty. Still fair play sounds like both sides deserved a point. A long trek to Donny so well done lads.
  4. Hunslet lost it near the end, Referee lost it in the first five minutes
  5. Well done boys, the town is proud of you.
  6. I thought the lads and the supporters did the town proud. I didn't see any lack of effort from any of the players. Leeds had that extra bit of pace and power but I can't imagine Ryan Hall turning up at the Shipyard at 7:00 to do his shift in The NAS. For part time players I have no complaints - with a bit of luck we could have had another try. Well done Barrow
  7. Can't really complain about the performance as the lads scored 58 points. Credit to South Wales, they are not the greatest side I've seen but they put the effort in for a full 80 mins and I heard a lot of Welsh accents on the pitch, at least we've got a team in South Wales that seems mostly Welsh. I think we've got to view Barrow's performance in the context of last night, the tough midweek match against Keighley and then Leeds next week. Cresta is clearly rotating his squad keeping people match fit but not too tired to play. If we get two victories in Yorkshire over the next few days we may look at last night's match differently.
  8. Can't take anything away from the lads - it was a fine performance overall. I think the game of two halves comes from the strength in the forwards. After a time the battering of Joe bullock and Brad Brennan starts to take its tole on the opposition defence. Bad points - we were missing a spark from stand off and after scoring a try in the first half with one minute to go why did we throw the ball around in our own 25 and let them capitalise on a handling error. Good points - who can argue with 60 points and we're through to a final. Also Jarrod Stack continues to impress - a good second row who runs and tackles but also has real ball skills. Well done Barrow
  9. Can't fault the logic Mash - The Loiners are looking a bit shaky
  10. Main thing to concentrate on is getting a home draw next round. Leeds aren't a bad side but I'm sure Cresta has a cunning plan.
  11. Fully agree, all credit to Hemel, they were close a try on a few occasions and never resorted to dirty play. They tried to slow the rucks down in the second half and were penalised. I watch this tactic each week in Superleague and see less punishment. Last night was not a walk on the park, Barrow played very well, power in the forwards and pace in the backs with Dalimore linking the two. Where was the crowd this game deserved?
  12. Excellent result, well done lads
  13. All the best Liam
  14. As well as all the above about the superior game, local lads, good banter with opposition Another point I'd make about supporting Barrow Rugby is the heritage and history. The Rugby won the Challenge Cup at Wembley. Who is Barrow's finest ever sportsman - it's probably a debate between Emlyn Hughes and Willie Horne but Emlyn was captain of Liverpool and went to live in Sheffield whereas Willie captained Barrow,stared for Barrow and lived all his life in Barrow. As well as Willie Horne imagine a pair of centres like Phil Jackson and Dennis Goodwin - both locals, both starred for Barrow and Great Britain.
  15. Still don't really like all the nicknames - I'd still prefer Wire and Classy Cas to Wolves and Tigers, and Wigan will always just be Pies. Raiders is better than Braves and we've go used to it but you can see by my name I prefer straightforward Barrow or Shipbuilders. A few have died out now - remember Oldham Bears, Halifax Blue Sox and Hull Sharks