Steve Slater

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  • Birthday 02/18/1952

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  1. Thanks for your vote Peter, and thank you for your hospitality on Saturday. I look forward to reading your match report in League Express.
  2. When I first heard about Farrell my first thoughts were about John Davies's knee injury. Do we know how JD is and whether he'll be ok for the start of the 8's? We certainly missed him on Saturday because Toulouse were very good out on the fringes and maybe he would have prevented the ball getting out to Minga, who is a class winger. Regarding Farrell, he will know the new coach's style of play and the middle 8's will be tough and could produce even more injuries than the regular season.
  3. Can't understand why deadline is before regular season ends? Clubs that achieve their goals might be looking to bring in new players, even if only on short term loan, while those that miss their target might wish to off load some to reduce their wage bill. In the case of Fax and Toulouse, neither club will know until Sunday.
  4. It might be to address the inbalance in the squad? Top heavy with back rowers and centres, light on props and pivots. We'll see if we get any more of those in before the deadline?
  5. Good luck to John, he's inherited a very good side with a soft underbelly- The inability to deal with top class tactical kickers. If he can sort that out without losing any of the team's strengths he won't lose many games. If he can't sort the defending of kicks out the Super League sides will murder us in the qualifiers.
  6. I didn't find out until late last night, was away from the phone and computer, but I must say I'm shocked. JS has done a good job, and with a bit more luck could have been in pole for 2nd place. I'm pretty sure Sunday's defeat was more about mind set and if they hadn't had to play London directly after the Swinton mid-week fixture they would have beaten them, his contract would have been renewed, and they would have put a full strength side out against Fax and beaten them too. I do wonder though whether the side's constant problem in dealing with high calibre kickers had anything to do with it? But sport's not like that, and its similar to the way Andy Hay departed, losing to Dewsbury probably through fatigue after that marvellous win at Bradford earlier in the week. The timing then was even worse than now, at least Top 4 has already been achieved this time, and if it had happened after the qualifiers the new guy would have struggled to bring in the players he wants. I do feel it is a risk though as the prize differentials in the middle 8's are huge. Thank's for your efforts Jon, Danny and Billy, in my eyes you've done a great job!
  7. Please vote for your Featherstone Man of the Match after today's game against Halifax. 1st 3 choices please. With only the Fax, Toulouse, and London games still to be voted on, the Social Media Award for the regular season will go to either John Davies, currently on 23 points, Anthony Thackeray, on 22 points, or Scott Turner, currently on 19.
  8. Hold that quote, as there has been problems with the DVD, I will leave it open a while longer in case anyone wants to pick up a DVD from the club shop. If you still want to vote after watching the DVD please post on here to give me an idea as to when to close the topic. As it currently stands Carlile and Griffin have 4 votes each and Wildie and Ormandroyd have 3 apiece. The top of the Leader Board for the Social Media Trophy is very tight, with John Davies leading on 23 points and Anthony Thackery a point behind on 22. Scott Turner is a clear third on 19 points. Thank you for your integrity on this one, it would have been so easy to vote for your favourite without going to the game or watching the DVD.
  9. Final voting for Oldham (A) 1st- Knowles, 30 votes, 3pts. 2nd- Griffin, 17 votes, 2pts. 3rd- Thackeray, 15 votes, 1pt.
  10. No more votes despite being asked to leave the poll open. I will close this poll tomorrow evening giving DVD viewers another 24 hours. Please vote if you've seen the game as this year we will announce a winner of the regular season.
  11. Didn't it used to be called "The Rainbow Club" in Charlie's day?
  12. He's under a better coach now, so he's in the best place to kick start his career after it seems to have stalled.
  13. I loved Vince as a player, but also as a man. He typified many great players- A hard man out on the pitch, but a real gentleman off it. He was Mr. Featherstone, and never away from the club before he took ill. I had many a chat with him on away days when he used to act as timekeeper. It was a sad day when the RFL insisted on neutral timekeepers, thus robbing Vince of the job he loved doing.
  14. Are the Fax fans going to travel over to Fev this time? Atmosphere should be a lot more friendly than in previous meetings.
  15. Is it best to rest them this week or next? They get a week off anyway, and too long an absence won't be good for them, but everyone who hasn't played for a week or two needs an outing before the qualifiers start.