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  1. Neither Smith nor Wood are in the Huddersfield 19 for this weekend's match, so fingers crossed.
  2. Gutsy, characterful performance today. Special mentions, in addition to the above, for Sam Wood and Daniel Smith, who both put in real shifts, and the young prop from London, who was devastating near the end. A minor downside for me is the idiot on the tannoy, with his make some noise, get behind the lads shouting, which I find really patronising. Somebody please have a word with him about sticking the mike where the sun don't shine!
  3. Agree with all this. If we only play what's in front of us, and not according to the position on the field, once or twice a game, at least it gives the opposition some uncertainty as to what we're going to do. An 8 year old could plan the opposition's defence against what we throw at teams. It's incredibly easy to read. As a final thought, I've watched Oldham for well over 50 years and I've seen better and worse teams than the current one, but they have to qualify as the most boring side we've ever had in my time.
  4. Totally agree, Clifford. Brave, gutsy display and I thought we were a bity unlucky. No team will fancy coming to Bower Field. Bottle this for the rest of the season and we'll be fine.
  5. If memory serves me right, didn't we sign Shane at the same time as Ben Olsen? The report at the time said that Tupaea was a try scorer and that Olsen was a tackling machine. Think they got that the wrong way round! Olsen scored a few tries but couldn't tackle a hot dinner, whilst Shane would tackle anything that moved.
  6. Watched the lowlights on video yesterday. The first half was bad, but, in the second half, I thought our players were rehearsing for Strictly Come Dancing. It reminded me of one of the late, much missed Harry Brereton's often used shouts "Stop blo@dy dancing with em and get em tackled!"
  7. I remember that game for all the wrong reasons. Rubbish game, which we lost by a point. Best part of the day was the scorching, sunny weather and watching the planes to and from Manchester Airport flying low overhead. That tells you how bad the match was!
  8. I know we won there in the RL cup in 2008, and scored over 50 points, but can anyone remember when we last won at Dewsbury in the league?
  9. Just analysing the season so far, we're doing ok. 1) Home wins against Sheffield, Bradford and Swinton, away win against Dewsbury and a draw at Rochdale, 2 point defeats at Featherstone and Halifax, and at home to London. 2) Expected defeats at Hull KR and Toulouse, although we may have hoped for better margins, and our only really bad display at Batley. That means we've played the expected top 5 once and done ok, we've only had 4 games at home, so we've only got 4 away games to come (London, Swinton, Bradford and Sheffield), 7 at home plus the Blackpool bash. Without tempting fate in terms of form and injuries, if we can stay strong at home, we should be safe and, hopefully, avoid the last day drama of last year. Fingers and everything crossed.
  10. Agree with all this. We must be the easiest team in the league to defend against. First or second man, inside pass from the half back, runs and no dummy runners pose no questions whatsoever of the opposition and will not succeed in the Championship. Also, it won't do much for the confidence of our threequarters if they can't be trusted with the ball, as the game plan each week seems to be to keep the ball tight in the middle.
  11. Distant Dog, we're staying at Hotel Kyriad centre, next to the Canal du Midi.
  12. Thanks Roger T. Saves us messing about beforehand.
  13. Does anyone know if you can pay on the day rather than buy tickets in advance? Perhaps fellow RL fans from other clubs, who have already savoured the Toulouse experience, can help.
  14. I thought that meself when I saw the article.
  15. Although Spencer was a deserved MOM, I thought Dickenson made the difference when he came on. Running with pace and power, he got us on the front foot and we never looked back. Honourable mentions too to Egodo, who, I'm sure will become a firm fans favourite, and Langtree. Good first win, with plenty of room for improvement, but better than anything we produced in pre season.