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The Phantom Horseman

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We came up short today. We're all disappointed, but we came up against a team at the top of its game. It's been a terrific season - again - and most importantly it remains a great time to be a Fev fan.

If people want to talk about choking, let them. The top four or five teams in this league are all capable of beating each other on any given day. That's what makes the Championship such a great, competitive league. We've lost a couple of big finals this year. We won one last year. That isn't a pattern.

There are some great times ahead for Fev, and it's been a great season.

That is all.

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choking , thats a pretty strong accusation why not approach the players ,then see

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Well whatt would you sat about 4 finals 1 win then unlucky yes fax game Blackpool no played bad today did not turn up so what more excuse we did

choke l

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phantom horseman i realise what you meant ,but why should we allow our players to be deemed as chokers

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All I'm saying is I wouldn't dignify the suggestion of choking with a response. The top teams in the league are all capable of beating each other on any given day. Yes we've only won one out of 4 finals but we've won 3 league leaders' shields and we've lost the finals by 9 points, 4 points and a golden point. There are a lot of Fev fans who will say in years to come that the biggest day of our season was the Cup game against Cas, we didn't "choke" then. I think the word is a nonsense, frankly, and just people trying to find some cheap and easy way to categorise the chaotic and random events of a rugby match.

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We're best in our league can't win grand final how much more do you want its simple we have no bottle anybody who says not is in my mind a plonker 1 win in 4 it's clear

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but we have won a grand final

It's simple really. The best team on the day won. Their kicking game was better, they matched us in the forwards and showed more variety in attack. We were nfortunate that Smeaton wasn't playing and our three quarters looked disjointed. But take heart we are still up there.

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Well done Sheffield you certainly deserve your trophy; Best side today and probably best side in all three games played against us this season; You stifled our playmakers brilliantly with your defence and your backing up in attack was exemplary; Thanks to my own team Fev for another brilliant season these two final defeats will make us stronger; The championship has been the winner again today; Disappointed? Like hell I am but one team has to lose and the best side won;

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Well done Sheffield you certainly deserve your trophy; Best side today and probably best side in all three games played against us this season; You stifled our playmakers brilliantly with your defence and your backing up in attack was exemplary; Thanks to my own team Fev for another brilliant season these two final defeats will make us stronger; The championship has been the winner again today; Disappointed? Like hell I am but one team has to lose and the best side won;

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Commiserations from a Leyther.

I'm pleased for Sheffield though - it's always good to see another name on a trophy, and they've had a terrific run in to winning it - to beat 5th, 3rd, 2nd and now 1st shows they were the form team when it mattered.

All that said though, I still believe the term 'Champions' should really apply to the team who proves it over the season, by topping the league.

Anyway guys, look on the bright side - for the Anglo-French competition, you are now considered to have finished SECOND, and will be rewarded by a trip to the South of France! (unless the rules change)

Here's hoping we play you the following Thursday - like we did with Sheffield this season!!

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Ok, we lost, not the end ot the universe. We are the best team in the championship, just not so good at finals. and as proved today the best supported team. So here to next season when I can don my Rovers shirt once more with pride !

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Brilliant season for you guys and whenever I have seen you play it has been top rugby league to watch.

It will be tough at the moment but you know you will be back.

Thanks for a great year.

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Ok, we lost, not the end ot the universe. We are the best team in the championship, just not so good at finals. and as proved today the best supported team. So here to next season when I can don my Rovers shirt once more with pride !

You optimist,Tim. Obviously not sat amongst the fans where we were sitting. Dont forget, just because we love and support our club, it still should not prevent us from stating constructive criticism.We are still a little way from the finished product.

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I'm not in agreement of the best team in the league losing nonsense, the league shield means nothing, it's all about the finals, if people judged teams on there domestic finish Leeds would be average at best and we all know that isn't true.

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I'm not in agreement of the best team in the league losing nonsense, the league shield means nothing, it's all about the finals, if people judged teams on there domestic finish Leeds would be average at best and we all know that isn't true.

I disagree if you win the league you are champions IMO whether its us or anyone else.In every other sport if you win the league you are champions why should our sport be any different just because of the fools at the RFL.

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Don't get me wrong,I'm not in agreement with the format but we all know the crack. It's all about the grand final. If it was all about the league shield fev wouldn't have won it 3 years on the bounce

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Don't get me wrong,I'm not in agreement with the format but we all know the crack. It's all about the grand final. If it was all about the league shield fev wouldn't have won it 3 years on the bounce

I agree but in that case would you be happy on your team saving money just to get the sixth spot and giving the play offs a crack? Ive been entertained by my team this year and not many clubs in our league can say the same. Ok we lost the 2 finals but i think we have been the most entertaining and the biggest support of championship rugby this year our guys should be proud they have made our fans and our league stand up and be appreciated.

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I disagree if you win the league you are champions IMO whether its us or anyone else.In every other sport if you win the league you are champions why should our sport be any different just because of the fools at the RFL.

That may be your opinion Gaz. BUT, I would suggest that sheffield are regarded as champions by the RFL, the Media, Our chairman, our bank managers, our sponsors, our oponents etc etc.

You may wish to deal witht he loss by considering that finishing top of the league somehow eases the pain of losing yet another final and if that's how you manage that disappointment, fair enough.

BUT, that's how the competition is set up. You win the league, you get a few quiad (which before last year you didn't even get anything other than the plate), and an easier route through the playoffs. To win the championship you then have to win the playoffs. We aren't champions. Sheffield are. They peaked bang at the right time and beat us fairly and squarely yesterday.

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and the bit about every other sport in this country being decided by league winners is incorrect Gaz!

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I disagree if you win the league you are champions IMO whether its us or anyone else.In every other sport if you win the league you are champions why should our sport be any different just because of the fools at the RFL.

The league winners in the top two leagues in pro rl haven't been champions since 1997.

In the pre-liscensing days the team from 6th could have even been promoted before the league winners too.

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Why would winning yesterday be bigger than winning the league leaders shield , if it was for promotion to super league then it would ,but it doesn,t,

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