Tom Coates

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  1. Sykes generally defends down that edge. I just think you noticed him more because of the tackles he made. It may be that NK briefed him to get more involved defensively, and that certainly had a huge impact on the game. Walshaw was absolutely solid in defence too, I thought. As for Knowles, we've had one post saying he looked like he'd been in the team for years, and another saying he was shying away from carries. Not sure what that tells you...!
  2. Think you've been had. Take a closer look at that Twitter account.
  3. Goddard? Heaton? Definite unknowns. Even today!
  4. I think you might mean someone else! Josh hasn't played for us for years...
  5. Where are people getting that RL will be spread over 'Action' and 'Arena'? This video seems to indicate that Action will have Rugby League, and Arena will be Darts, Boxing etc. (sports played inside an 'arena'??) Sky Sports Main Event, from what I understand, will be a simulcast of whatever the 'main event' is from the other channels.
  6. Will the book be on sale from the ground on Sunday?
  7. Also got punched by third men in on two separate occasions. Did well to get up, let alone retaliate!
  8. I remember the last time we signed a player from Halifax who was deemed surplus...
  9. Fair enough - can't argue with the 'shop window' argument, especially if Fev finish in the top four, but then perhaps it was naive of Iggy (presumably under the advice of his agent) to commit to Dewsbury for the rest of the season.
  10. Fair enough - can't argue with the 'shop window' argument, but then perhaps it was naive of Iggy (presumably under the advice of his agent) to commit to Dewsbury for the rest of the season. We were stitched up big time when Leigh reneged on their agreement to let us have Ben Reynolds for the year in 2016. Iggy never gave less than 100% for us and he'll only get better with you, playing against top sides in the Super 8s.
  11. I don't think any Dewsbury fan expected Iggy to be with us in 2018, but we'd given the lad a chance after he'd previously been farmed out to Oxford, and after a slow start we were starting to see our faith in him rewarded. I'm sure Iggy's keen to test himself in the Super 8s, but I think a fairer compromise would have been signing him from the start of 2018, given that he already had a loan agreement in place until the end of the season with another club.
  12. I don't think any Dewsbury fan expected Iggy to be with us in 2018, but we'd given the lad a chance after he'd previously been farmed out to Oxford, and after a slow start we were starting to see our faith in him rewarded. I'm sure Iggy's keen to test himself in the Super 8s, but I think a fairer compromise would have been signing him from the start of 2018, given that he already had a loan agreement in place until the end of the season with another club.
  13. How about Dewsbury v Featherstone in 2006? Referee Colin Morris sin bins Francis Maloney for disputing a try and the Rams go 10-26 down. Maloney comes back on to score a try which makes it 26-16 and then kicks a last minute drop goal to make it 27-26, after Richard Chapman had scored twice to level the scores. On the last play of the game Colin Morris penalises Dewsbury's Liam Finn for playing the ball two slowly. Stuart Dickens steps up in front of the North Stand and boots over a winning penalty. No time for the kick off. Fev win. Morris retires the next day and never referees again. Rams head coach Andy Kelly says: Kelly said: "All referees make mistakes and are subjected to scrutiny because they are in the public eye. But having set the standard by sinbinning Maloney, the referee was not consistent."If Maloney had to be sinbinned for dissent then probably eight players, four from each side, should have had yellow cards for mouthing off as well."But all I really see is the terrible first half defensive display and players making stupid decisions after Maloney’s drop goal that cost us the game."The fault lies entirely with those individuals in the dressing room. Too many of them thought it was going to be an easy game and thought all they had to do was turn up." Dewsbury go on to win National League Two. Rugby League, eh?
  14. Tickets will be available to season ticket holders from the club from Thursday at the latest. They may be available from tomorrow lunchtime. Spare tickets were returned at the RFL's request, but the club has since pulled more into stock.
  15. Send me an email: coatestf@gmail.com