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  1. What a way to treat your fans

    A bit different this year Derwent. We had lads who are fit watching the game from the terraces. I attended the pre season meeting with board members and fans. It was chaired very well by Gary and I bought into what he told us and went on to buy a season ticket. My expectations were pretty low but I was happy with the "plan". To hear that Gary has stepped down from the Board worries me. We never seem to know the extent of the problems at Derwent Park yet we are expected to dutifully turn up, hand over our cash and more importantly for many, give up our Sunday afternoons. Im sick of hearing about supporting the club through thick and thin, being loyal, taking the bad with the good. This is an entertainment business and unless entertainment can be provided we will end up with a handful of loyal thick and thin supporters and no club. I'll probably be reminded that this time last year we nearly didn't have a club but tell me this, will be be able to assemble a competitive squad for next year? Will we still have a club in 5 years time. Or am I just wasting Sunday afternoon after Sunday afternoon being a thick and thin loyal supporter only to watch this decline continue to extinction. One last thing. Rumours are only rumours but has anyone heard a single rumour about how happy the lads are playing under the current coach?
  2. Phillip brothers

    Does anyone know what the team is tomorrow or shouldn't I ask
  3. Squad News

    Do we even have a coach
  4. Town team

    Progressed from a playoff position to relegation. Progressed to one out rugby. Progressed to having the best half back in the league being used only to kick on the last with very little contribution during the rest of the set. Under Veivers we played the most dull, predictable, tedious rugby I've ever seen at DP.
  5. First friendly

    I've a feeling I'll be doing a lot more fishing or having days away on Sundays this year. After the fans forum I felt quite excited about the days ahead. Now I feel totally flat. We used to get a bit of a report off Trouty as to how things were going in training which was always good to hear. We don't get that any more. There were 11 news items on the official Town site in November. 3 in December and none so far in January. Now you can accuse me of being negative if you want but I really was expecting to see momentum building better than this leading up to the new season.
  6. Tonight's forum questions

    Well said Tadje. I was there last night and was really lifted by what I heard. Personally I don't think we will be challenging for the title next season but I do believe the club is going to develope into the sort of club I want to support. It's hard to explain on here but being there I felt a sense of unity. I think moving forward we will all begin to feel a part of the club again. The days of feeling shut out and kept in the dark are hopefully gone. Although the team may be a work in progress for a season or two the direction we are going in will breed a new passion for the team and watching those young lads will become like watching our own brothers and sons when they pull on the shirt. I'm not expecting miracles overnight but I am excited about the future.
  7. Oldham Match

    Get in
  8. Oldham Match

    No
  9. Town V Haven. blackpool predictions.

    Drive up the middle, drive up the middle, kick it into touch. Drive up the middle, drive up the middle, kick it into touch. This isn't worth the entrance money or giving up a day off for and I've seen far too much of it over the last two seasons. I don't know why Veivers doesn't play 12 props and Sammut surely they would be better suited to his game plan. And we keep asking why there are so many stay away fans!
  10. Man of the match vs halifax

    Why can't somebody from the club just tell us what is happening with him. That's tickled me Cato. We'd be lucky to be told by somebody from the club when the next home game is.
  11. Today

    Nathan Lucock had to leave before he forgot what a rugby ball was. The coach seemed to play anyone in the hooker role when the first choice lads were injured rather than give him game time.
  12. Today

    I was referring to Havenite13 and Townie123's comments. It's not always about you SS.
  13. Today

    I think you're both wrong. Sammut brought natural flair and skill to the club last year as did Murphy, McAvoy and Callum Phillips in their first seasons at Town. What we have seen is gifted lads having their gift coached out of them. For instance in his first season at Town we all raved about how safe Jack Murphy was. He might not have been the best attacking full back we've ever seen but he was super safe. In his second season he looked terrified at times and made a lot more mistakes. As did a lot of the lads. I think they were being coached in such a way that everything had to be safety first with no bells or whistles. And I think that is why we are seeing such a poor brand of rugby being played now by the team. Can you remember when Callum was being played on the wing or being left out of the side and we couldn't understand why because he was so exciting playing off the cuff in the middle. Can you remember the real eye catching performances from Liam McAvoy that led to him picking up loads of awards at the end of the season. And then, can you remember most games this season where we've stood there and watched five drives up the middle and Jarrod Sammuts only real involvement being the kick on the last. And pretty average kicks, not the "keep you guessing, different every time" kicks we saw last season. I believe our current squad have enough to hold their own in this league. But I think they are being choked by a stifling game plan that takes away all the skills that brought them to the club in the first place. I'd like to try a little experiment. Give Veivers a week off and tell the team the game plan for the next game is to "go out and enjoy". 4 words. Simple as that.
  14. Today

    Are we really complaining about a pro rugby player having a game of touch rugby. Is this not just like a boxer doing a bit of sparring? Or a marathon runner going out for a jog. Geez we must have very little to be concerned about at our club if this is such a big deal.
  15. Swinton match

    I agree completely ffs someone give us something!