Which injuries were specifically caused by 5 drives and a kick?
Joy-dislocated shoulder making a tackle.Owen- leg caught in a challenge, Lepori-ankle gone in an nothing tackle,Neal broken jaw taking the ball in, Tyson- reoccurrence of knee injury. Spencer broken ribs in a tackle. Langtree-bicep injury. These injuries tend to occur to forwards (and backs) when they take a ball in occasionally,we were just unlucky they all came at roughly the same time and decimated the squad. Nothing to do with the style of play,our squad was far too thin at the start of the season.We simply didn't have cover for the injuries without getting the loan lads in.
Now I'm not saying our style of play is in any way that entertaining but it didn't cause all the injuries,other clubs including Swinton and Rochdale suffered injury problems but the difference was they were more spread out and didn't arrive in biblical proportions at seemingly one time like ours did.
The injuries certainly didn't help but ultimately the reason we got relegated is because we couldnt finish teams off,even when we had big leads. The injury /style of play excuse is rubbish,we should have had enough points in the bag even with the injury crisis and the 5 drives and a kick style.
If we had finished Hornets off twice, Batley at the regional arena,and Halifax away we would have stayed up. It's all water under the bridge now anyway.
Anyway back to the original topic......Roll on next season, I'm looking forward to it already at our revamped "home", it is what it is, Vestacare will always have detractors due to the past and the lack of terracing\cover. Maybe it will come in time,I hope so,and maybe that will encourage more to come to games. As I said previously,lack of cover is probably the only negative,for the crowds I expect we will see ,there should be plenty of space on the barriers for fans to watch the game,if it rains bring a brolly!!