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  1. He is back

    Think this topic's been covered enough. Let's just give the lad a chance to show what he can do in 2018 and judge him 10 games into next season.
  2. Tommy Holland

    But it's not just one style of play or one coach that didn't rate Cain. JK dropped him playing forwards rugby while Diskin played a more expansive style and still he wasn't deemed good enough. I don't think we've ever seen anything in a dogs shirt to suggest him at 6 was the answer. When we rested Dom and Patch at the end of last year it said a lot that Diskin still didn't pick him. Ive learnt to judge players by what they do in a dogs shirt rather than before or after so Hemingway will be given that same opportunity in 2018.
  3. Tommy Holland

    I think the issue is that there isn't anyone available who's better than Patch to play 6 unless you are willing to break the bank. This means you either; 1. Break the bank and risk financial security. 2. Sign a cover player (Hemmingway) and use Patch and Dom as first choice. I don't think we've got the wrong end of the stick, it's just the people value having a club to support over risking our financial future (unless someone has a spare £100k?).
  4. Tommy Holland

    But Billy it takes us back to the question of who is available and within our budget. The problem with RL in general is there's no rumors, most signings break before the clubs announce them. This leads to the bigger clubs (with bigger budgets) being able to poach anyone they like. Over the last 3-5 years how many players have been coming to us, only to head for a bigger team on more money? If Hemmingway is available, within budget and the best we can get without breaking the bank then I'm happy with that. No doubt Kevin, Paul, Matt and the rest of the board are doing their best to get additions in. I'd rather do that than pay a certain Fev half back who's available what he's rumored to be on at Fev and it putting the club's future at risk.
  5. Tommy Holland

    Agree regarding Cain. He was unlucky in that you could see he had a good rugby brain, but every attribute he had just wasn't quite there, e.g. you could see he could spot gaps but just wasn't quick enough to get through them at our level. I think if he were a yard quicker and a foot taller he'd be playing SL. IMO he'll be terrific for Hunslet though.
  6. Tommy Holland

    Not sure why some people are moaning about having too many props. At the end of last season didn't we have Chandler and Cowling at prop for one game? I'm please we appear to be going without DP and are building a competitive squad that is within our budget. As Nick07 says we'll have overachieved to come 6th next year. I think we'll be in a mini league from 7th-9th with Dewsbury and a couple of other clubs. The half position is a problem for most clubs. Think the only way you can go about it is to take a punt on one of the kids from a super league academy.
  7. Nilled

    Didn't we beat them 28-0 about 5-6 years ago at home? Think it was Jordan Tansey's first game for them and we didn't look interested all game.
  8. Challenge cup match thread

    I know BB, like when you saw the team in Manchester on the way back from Toulouse!
  9. Squad

    Which one of those three job roles do you think are responsible for producing your Squad list? And can you tell me the Dewsbury squad for tomorrows games seeing you checked every club for squad lists? At least you can now add me to the list of things you like to moan about.......
  10. Squad

    Our club is run by volunteers, and we're making big strides off the pitch with the community work, improvements to facilities, links to the local community, having the pink weekend, securing our better players to long term contracts. If this all takes priority over me seeing a list of 19 players 2 days before a game then I'm fine with that as it makes no difference to whether I'm attending. Also, I'm pretty sure Dewsbury haven't given a list for the last few games so we aren't last. I'm sure if it's such a big deal to you, the club would welcome you volunteering to produce the list each week.
  11. Squad

    Squad just been announced on social media. Im sure you can now move your negativity from there being no squad announcement to now the players selected in the squad.
  12. Batley squad

    In your opinion of course billybulldog!
  13. Trae O'sullivan on loan to Hunslet

    It was all over Twitter though. Whilst the website is down I do think it's work checking news on there (although I do appreciate you don't like it as a perminsnt solution!)
  14. Whitehaven

    Didn't we score 2 try with kicks to the corner last Friday? I don't think it's particularly been 'found out' yet.
  15. lillycrop

    Completely agree, love the way he throws himself into tackes with no regard for his own safety. Disappointed he's not in the squad for Monday as I think our props of Rowe, Hirst, Brown and Lilycrop have been one of the limited highlights we've had this year!