The Phantom Horseman

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    AGM tonight.

    I'd have thought that given the news yesterday that Guzdek & Aaron Brown have signed for Sheffield he would have been too busy hunting down an Eagles forum to proclaim financial doom and ruin on to bother with us.
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    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    Let's face it old lad, you'd give your right arm for Dewsbury to have as disastrous a season as we had.
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    2019 Squad

    Back to the full back experiment then? He'll do well to beat out Ridyard and the two Boas brothers for a starting place at half back.
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    2019 Squad

    And the irony is that one of the main beneficiaries of the new 14-team league will be Bradford, who next year will reportedly have 36 contracted players (not incluidng 27 contracted juniors), with 22 of the 36 on full-time contracts. I'm still struggling to get my head round all the existing Championship clubs getting a cut in anticipated funding whilst Widnes get their 500k parachute payment on top of their central funding.
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    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    I think something was said at a fans' forum along the lines of Leeds always having first right of refusal on him. Perhaps some agreement when he initially joined us a couple of years ago. As an aside, has anyone else noticed that Leeds don't appear to have actually announced Briscoe as a signing for 2019? That said, I don't think they have announced much yet with all their coaching changes. Still wouldn't surprise me if one way or another we saw him in a Fev shirt at some point next season, a lot of Leeds fans don't seem convinced that he's done enough to establish himself as starting calibre at SL level, will be interesting to see if they add another wing in the off-season.
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    2019 Squad

    Bradford have just announced they have signed Matty Wildie, as had been widely predicted.
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    2019 Squad

    When I've seen Harrison play (ie basically against us) he has lined up as the edge second row rather than up the middle, think he might be more likely to be Farrell's replacement rather than a "middle". Day at 13 seems about right as he seems able to play either role. We definitely need a few more fat lads/middles.
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    2019 Squad

    Yep, I just meant that MC not mentioning Thacks in his piece on leavers might be because he wasn't playing, though thinking about it Robin has just said above that he's staying.
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    2019 Squad

    It's just occurred to me that he also didn't mention Knowles (or Moore or one or two others), who, like Thacks, didn't play on Sunday.
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    2019 Squad

    Signed by Hunslet.
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    private equity company land plans

    I won't believe this £2 million really exists until I see it printed on the side of a bus.
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    2019 Squad

    Mick Gledhill, albeit far from the most reliable source, seemed convinced Brett Delaney has signed for us, not the Bulls, on Twitter yesterday. People will moan about this because he wasn't especially impressive when he played for us once on DR, but as you say we do need a bit of beef up front. Luke Cooper is an admirable player, but he's about the only fit prop we have left at the moment.
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    2019 Squad

    Not unhappy with this, but I hope it doesn't mean there has been a change in what we were told about Ridyard staying. 2 x Boas brothers, Ridyard, Thacks, plus young Punchard, that's a lot of halves. Riddy resumably used to trek along the M62 with the likes of Farrell, Robinson, Hock, and Brooks, all now leaving. Given what Duffy said in the paper the other day about his new contract being top-4 dependent, I hope we get some clarification on that soon too.
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    2019 Squad

    Interesting piece on the Fev website featuring comments from MC thanking the players for their efforts during the Shield. But is also seems to be a list of players leaving (though not necessarily a complete list of course). He mentions Hardman, Misi, Brooks, Farrell, Carlile, Wildie (who he says is going full-time, presumably at Bradford) and Robinson. No mention of Thackeray, interestingly. Might not mean anything though. https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/news/chairman-thanks-final-victors-wxcXN
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    2019 Squad

    The rumour about Fev being interested came from the horses' mouth at one of our fans' forums. Marshall himself says there was "plenty of interest in him" from other clubs, I know they all say that but I'd be surprised if somebody somewhere at Fax hasn't had to dig into their pocket.