Steve Slater

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  1. Match thread versus York

    I would like to see Misi on the wing, which is his best position, and another look at Gareth Gale at centre.
  2. Minga

    If he's signed for Toronto he'll be working more in this country than he will be in Canada. I assume they are still training over here?
  3. Tommy Saxton played a huge part too, he took the ball up more often than the props, saving them vital energy. Now everyone does it with their wingers but no-one does it better than Misi, who I feel is wasted at centre.
  4. Darrell Griffin

    He should have used the name A.N.Other, he might have got away with it?
  5. 2018 Squad.

    On the strength of that showing, and the likelihood of more D/R Rhinos being available early season rather than later on, if there is any money left it's perhaps wiser to hang on to it for later in case of injury to key players or for strengthening if the top 4 is achieved.
  6. Very promising win at Cas today. Please vote for your Rovers Man of the Match, first three choices please.
  7. Squad number night

    Griffin is away on holiday, and that's why he's missing the Cas friendly.
  8. away kit

    I'd like to see a chocolate/white butchers apron design for the centenary in 2021.
  9. 2018 Squad.

    Kicking skills, especially tactical kicking, and the defending of kicks, are something that need extra practice. Maybe not full time would be required but maybe compulsory paid overtime for the kickers, wingers and full back?
  10. away kit

    I was in the club shop on Friday, and besides the vintage butchers apron shirts (blue/white & white/blue) they also had just one in red/white, like the one that was worn for the Yorks Cup Final at Headingley (was it 1989 or 1990?). I've had the same shirt tucked away safely in a drawer hoping I'll fit back into it one day, although I feel Rovers will be in Super League before that day comes. In the years we are not using the traditional theme for home shirts I would like to see it used in a different colour for away shirts. I think a dark green or a dark red butchers apron design would look very good.
  11. 2018 Squad.

    How would his signing have worked though? He's been a full time player for many years so did he have a possible job lined up or would he have been coming for full time money while stopping at home most of the week? I'm also puzzled about Ridyard. Has he got another job now or is he being paid full time money?
  12. 2018 Squad.

    I'm afraid it's start again for Nathan. If he can remain fit he should make a big impact, but you could equally get to rely on him and miss him badly if he gets injured.
  13. Featherstone vs. Toronto on Good Friday

    Nick, Regarding your visit Toulouse, I would advise messaging my colleague Peter Bird, an Englishman who writes the match reports for League Express from France. He also goes to some of the Catalans home games. His user ID on this forum is Oiseau, which means bird in French.
  14. Featherstone vs. Toronto on Good Friday

    Nick, by not contradicting any of the previous posts about rail journeys I assume you won't be hiring a car for your stay? If not then Manchester Airport is your best bet if you're planning to stay in the north. There are regular trains from Leeds direct to Manchester Airport, and even a decent National Express coach service, both reasonably priced. If you wanted to stay in Manchester on return Salford play Warrington on the Saturday and there is a very good train service from Manchester to Dewsbury on the Sunday, some of them even stop at Batley on their way to Leeds. Even if you're hiring a car the train would still be the best bet as airport park and ride is very expensive.
  15. Featherstone vs. Toronto on Good Friday

    Wakefield are due to play Castleford on the evening of the 29th, wherever they might be playing from? You might be interested in fitting that one in if you can make it?