We really where terrible on Sunday, fair play to Rochdale who faced us with plenty of injuries and can hold their heads high.
we seem incapable of making smart decisions at key times. The most obvisous one to me is the worrincy drop when all we needed to do was to drive down the field and smash the ball into the corner for a scrum. Teanby (who played well as usual) double movement over the line on the second tackle for example. We should have had a decent cushion by the end of the game but bad decisions as usual cost us that and in the end Rochdale wanted it more.
I don't understand the brand of rugby we play at the moment our pack is not big enough to break the line (in contrast to say Halifax who ran over the top of us) so why do we offload the ball so rarely which makes the props work even harder as teams can throw as many defenders into the tackle as they like.
why was Dom Speckman brought off when he was by far our best creative player? I understand the idea of rotating the hookers but when one is playing so well why bring him off?
Worrincy I don't get he was visibly holding his shoulder and arm most of the second half so why was he asking for the ball? He dropped two key passes one for a try and one late on as mentioned above he needs to sort his game out and start being more consistent, when he's on form he's great.
when we looked at the squad at the beginning of the year we said we look light at prop and halfs and low and behold that's exactly where we are struggling. English and to a lesser extent wakeman helped but you cannot rely on loan players as it has so often burned us.
Frustated, but I do believe NK can drag us around. A couple more faces in the pack would help though and proper signings at least until the end of the year.