phildog

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About phildog

  • Birthday 02/27/1956

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  1. phildog

    Toronto Prediction

    Well, we're well and truly slapped!
  2. phildog

    Toronto Prediction

    Press has Galbraith in 2nd row!! Clearly Smeaton really fits in Diskin's pocket, as he seems to be first name on the team sheet, but in the 2nd row? The selections really are getting stranger, we trumpeted the arrival of Bienek yet doesn't get a game, we bring in a scrum half to watch Dom and learn for next year yet he now finds himself 3rd choice, and of the games he's played, hasn't yet played in his position! We have a grear ball handler who most would start at 13 but is always a sub, whilst a prop has been played there! Another good handler, hard to knock down, seems to be in the blame book, but is becoming an expert water carrier! I expect we will get another shuffle round this weekend with somebody playing where they can't, and with it comes the fact that there can't be a building up of confidence and knowledge in a regular line up. With every tinkering comes a new tactic, new thinking. Clearly the board aren't going to change the coach, the coach doesn't seem to want to not criticise and cast blame on certain players or admit the job is too much for him, so the best he could do is decide on his best team, explain to others why they're not in it and set out a plan for their futures and get the club back on track.
  3. phildog

    Toronto Prediction

    Anybody put that into positional play, that's a rubbish way of doing it Toronto!! And who played half back in which position? Don't tell me he brought in a scrum half and didn't play him, looks like Brown in the halves from that list, not at 7 surely, after all the talk of mucking around with the team? Still, most would have taken that result!
  4. phildog

    Toronto Prediction

    Anybody got the team, the generous Wolfpack couldn't be bothered outtjngbit in Twitter and TOTALRL have changed their site, don't show teams(not that they were ever right!!).
  5. phildog

    Scratching my head.

    I think BSJ is rihht, the forwards aren't laying the foundation, I don't think they have been as good as some say. None of them except Cropper comes on with any enthusiasm, yet we know he's not going to break through, the rest are shallow and trotting onto the ball, then the knee goes down and any progress comes to a halt. It's not that they're not big enough, both Everett and Dickinson are big men, expected better. This is keeping Leaky off the front foot and he's having to try too hard and find anything that's on.
  6. phildog

    New 7

    We've talked this to death and there's still been no word from the club, nothing in the local press, Love RL site, what is it, loan, short or long, DR, free agent....
  7. phildog

    New 7

    Nobody has ever accused KN and board members of not caring, if they didn't they've had loads of opportunity during their tenure to have walked away. What is at question is the reluctance to sometimes make tough decisions, gentlemen sometimes get taken advantage of...and there is a VERY tough decision looming.
  8. phildog

    New 7

    Yes Dogfather but that was last season, this season we appeared to have brought in well with cover all over, and I re-state...it's the coach's team now!! We needed to bring in cover when we had more than a team off injured, now we're 6 games in, everybody fit yet as in Yates' case, as mentioned above, he hasn't played 1 game in the position we bought him for. So now a bloke who was probably going to spend a lot of the season behind and learning from a senior player suddenly become a 3rd choice!! Is it already becoming clear to whom Diskin was referring in his radio interview when he said 'we'll move 'em on'? There's only one 'moving on' that most want to see...on discussions on the position of previous coaches there has usually been a fair split, with the guy in question having a decent degree of support, but haven't seen any in support of the current situation.
  9. phildog

    New 7

    ....and the club was really so excited that the signing has had LOADS of column inches, .....not even a mention on website.
  10. phildog

    New 7

    Absolutely flabbergasted, more tinkering, sends message to Danny Yates (one of 'my players' don't forget!!) that I brought you but you're not good enough. Championship experienced already, then leaves out the fully experienced player for somebody who can't get in at his other club, as it says, surplus to requirements!! Where is any sign of joined-up thinking? It is getting laughable now, both board and coach clutching at straws. The players needed are already here, it's the coaching input that's failing, how many more defeats will it take, how many more selection switches?
  11. phildog

    Toronto Prediction

    Must pick Jouffret whatever current form, 1-5 should pick itself, Scott, Retts Wood M, LewGal, JC, Louis, 7?, Gledhill, Leak, 10? Manning or Tomlinson of Downs 2nd row, Brown. Subs Ward, any from Bienek, Everett, Dickinson, Bretherton abmnd whoever isn't at 7. Too much messing with team....why are we discussing this though, it's not the team that needs changing.
  12. phildog

    Toronto Prediction

    42!! That'll be the points difference (at least).
  13. Face it, they just don't give a flying one outside Super Duper League. Somebody needs to tell them.
  14. phildog

    Diskin out!

    Do tell Silverback!!!
  15. phildog

    Diskin out!

    Not getting the game time needed to build up any on field relationships. I really thought that Danny and Louis would be playing together more with Brambani backing up, neither of them breaking any pots but in either good or bad situation would always.take young legs. Throw em together and let em sort it. Love Danny Maun but would we be exchanging 1 inexperienced coach for another? Look at some ex players with a few years under their belt coaching...Ben Black might be worth phone call, Stuart Dickens at Wakefield, clear message from fans is tgat change must come, another 2 or 3 defeats and we're away.