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I am not saying later in the season you wont beat us. But to me, it sounds like you give a little and then take it back.

The fact is both teams played in awful conditions; You are the best team in the league and we arent, and the best you could do was a scrape of two points in the last few minutes.

As a Fev fan i wouldnt be dissapointed, I think both teams played out of their skins and there was understandably many errors. But as a Dewsbury fan I saw a team facing an uphil battle and for me, losing by two points under those circumstances and with that performance is irrelevant. Tonight I watched a brilliant game of rugby league, one where the winner doesnt matter, one where you are just glad to have watched such a game.

The rest is just detail.

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I am not saying later in the season you wont beat us. But to me, it sounds like you give a little and then take it back.

The fact is both teams played in awful conditions; You are the best team in the league and we arent, and the best you could do was a scrape of two points in the last few minutes.

As a Fev fan i wouldnt be dissapointed, I think both teams played out of their skins and there was understandably many errors. But as a Dewsbury fan I saw a team facing an uphil battle and for me, losing by two points under those circumstances and with that performance is irrelevant. Tonight I watched a brilliant game of rugby league, one where the winner doesnt matter, one where you are just glad to have watched such a game.

The rest is just detail.

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I am not saying later in the season you wont beat us. But to me, it sounds like you give a little and then take it back.

The fact is both teams played in awful conditions; You are the best team in the league and we arent, and the best you could do was a scrape of two points in the last few minutes.

As a Fev fan i wouldnt be dissapointed, I think both teams played out of their skins and there was understandably many errors. But as a Dewsbury fan I saw a team facing an uphil battle and for me, losing by two points under those circumstances and with tha

t performance is irrelevant. Tonight I watched a brilliant game of rugby league, one where the winner doesnt matter, one where you are just glad to have watched such a game.

Winning doesn't matter?

The rest is just detail.

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I am not saying later in the season you wont beat us. But to me, it sounds like you give a little and then take it back.

The fact is both teams played in awful conditions; You are the best team in the league and we arent, and the best you could do was a scrape of two points in the last few minutes.

As a Fev fan i wouldnt be dissapointed, I think both teams played out of their skins and there was understandably many errors. But as a Dewsbury fan I saw a team facing an uphil battle and for me, losing by two points under those circumstances and with that performance is irrelevant. Tonight I watched a brilliant game of rugby league, one where the winner doesnt matter, one where you are just glad to have watched such a game.

The rest is just detail.

Why doesn't winning matter?

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I am not saying later in the season you wont beat us. But to me, it sounds like you give a little and then take it back.

The fact is both teams played in awful conditions; You are the best team in the league and we arent, and the best you could do was a scrape of two points in the last few minutes.

As a Fev fan i wouldnt be dissapointed, I think both teams played out of their skins and there was understandably many errors. But as a Dewsbury fan I saw a team facing an uphil battle and for me, losing by two points under those circumstances and with that performance is irrelevant. Tonight I watched a brilliant game of rugby league, one where the winner doesnt matter, one where you are just glad to have watched such a game.

The rest is just detail.

I agree with all that a very good post. But even the very best teams have off days. But I don't think it was an off day for us if I'm being honest. I think the conditions combined with a very tireless, well coached and enthusiastic dewsbury team surprised us and got in our faces and stopped us doing what we do best.

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A thoroughly enjoyable game tonight (given the awful conditions, even a brilliant game), but I think inexperience got the better of us and we lost the match. I think our captain's inexperience showed tonight, with his poor passing and Brown's pass that helped Featherstone (I have to admit I had no idea who made that passed until informed afterwards).

I was surprised by Pryce's kicking ability and thought he made a useful debut and think there is more to come; I was not surprised by O'Brien's qualitities though.

Why did Alibert disallow the Dewsbury try? Somebody help me please!

If that was inexperience from Dewsbury, it will be really exciting when we come of age. Roll on next week.

Grudgingly, well done to Fev for not giving up, but it was not the correct result.

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Thought dews were a bit negative in the second half - taking the two, going for the dropgoal etc and that cost them the match for me, they did very little of what they did in the first half attacking wise

Like others have said - maybe it was a combination of inexperience and Fev pressure that produced these negative tactics, as although the pitch deteriorated the conditions improved slightly as the wind and sleety conditions seemed to drop

We definately got out of jail tonight for me and this result although early in the campaign could define our season

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Tonks got dropped for the mistakes he made last week so does that mean captain Spaven will be dropped next week?

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Robin - I was expecting us to lose by 20-30 points. Yes we showed a lot of enthusiasm and effort but not a lot else. Given you ' re spending a fortune on your squad, you really should be wiping the floor with teams like us regardless of the weather, just surprised the players saw a win as some great cause to celebrate. I am sure you will beat us at your place by a significant margin, but for long periods of this game Fev looked very ordinary against a very ordinary Rams team. At key points we were very poor, which sums up our level. I doubt we will beat any team in the top 6.

We are only hoping to make 7/8th, you should win the league with the money you're spending.

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Robin - I was expecting us to lose by 20-30 points. Yes we showed a lot of enthusiasm and effort but not a lot else. Given you ' re spending a fortune on your squad, you really should be wiping the floor with teams like us regardless of the weather, just surprised the players saw a win as some great cause to celebrate. I am sure you will beat us at your place by a significant margin, but for long periods of this game Fev looked very ordinary against a very ordinary Rams team. At key points we were very poor, which sums up our level. I doubt we will beat any team in the top 6.

We are only hoping to make 7/8th, you should win the league with the money you're spending.

Why should we? We haven't got any first team SL players in our squad. Every team as an off day and maybe we did or didn't have one today I don't know it's hard to tell with them conditions. We are a slick quick side and can't play any of that in those conditions. The conditions suited your guys a lot more than it did us that's all. We are a summer rugby team as last week showed. You always get a couple of games like that in a season and you just have to get through them and get the win however you can and we did that tonight.

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Well done Dewsbury. i really thought you were very very unlucky tonight.

Looking forward to two close games this season.

And in my opinion Featherstone will not take all and sundry before them this season.

Should be some great games this season.

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And in my opinion Featherstone will not take all and sundry before them this season.

I suppose Cas fans could be saying the same about the world champions after today. Impossible conditions to play good RL. Time will tell.

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My previous comment wasn't having a knock at the boys, merely stating that once again we've come up short against Fev (despite being the better side for the majority of the game)

They managed to keep the intensity for the full 80 minutes and showed real championship qualities.

I'm still delighted with the performance, and have high hopes for the season but i stand by my opinion. (Unless someone wants to tell me that it was Finns lightning pace and unreadable side step that was the difference?)

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Robin - I was expecting us to lose by 20-30 points. Yes we showed a lot of enthusiasm and effort but not a lot else. Given you ' re spending a fortune on your squad, you really should be wiping the floor with teams like us regardless of the weather, just surprised the players saw a win as some great cause to celebrate. I am sure you will beat us at your place by a significant margin, but for long periods of this game Fev looked very ordinary against a very ordinary Rams team. At key points we were very poor, which sums up our level. I doubt we will beat any team in the top 6.

We are only hoping to make 7/8th, you should win the league with the money you're spending.

Spend as much as you like you wont wipe the floor with teams every week, especially in weather like that, i was made up with the win it was always a banana skin with the narrow field and terrible weather, with a dry wide pitch at ours you will see a different Rovers side

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Sounds to me like Spaven's run over a couple of supporters' dogs this past week. Hardly weather conducive to creative play from the halves was it?

good spot tom, but I think a few if us are wondering why Coleman hasnt had a shot. Glen wasn't here last year, but most of us were and know Scott just hasn't got the craft we need when its tight. That said the lads were unlucky last night and we deserved the draw.

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My previous comment wasn't having a knock at the boys, merely stating that once again we've come up short against Fev (despite being the better side for the majority of the game)

They managed to keep the intensity for the full 80 minutes and showed real championship qualities.

I'm still delighted with the performance, and have high hopes for the season but i stand by my opinion. (Unless someone wants to tell me that it was Finns lightning pace and unreadable side step that was the difference?)

Thanks to the weather and the cancellation of a prior engagement, I was able to go last night, and glad I did. Finny did make the difference last night in that he always looked to control the game, and his high kicks always put us under pressure. TBH, we are still short of somebody who can kick out of hand, our tactical kicking is poor, and the penalty touch finders, even with the wind behind us, were woeful - just like last year in fact. The other game breaker for me was lamont bryan - we just couldn't hold him, and we seemed more obsessed with preventing the offload than stopping him (tackling round the legs can be helpful in this respect). All in all though, I thought we put in a terrific first half display, and the first try was quality - it does give real hope for the rest of the season. Don't know if the clown in the middle actually cost us the match, but he didn't help, and was dire for both sides - question here - how many pairs of hands can the ball go through when playing advantage ? at times last night it seemed he brought back play for the scrum long after we'd forgotten who'd knocked on. Still not enough team sheets, so I am having to wait for the match report to find out who played - AGAIN. :(

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...the narrow field and terrible weather...

Well, we knew someone couldn't resist mentioning it as an excuse didn't we?

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Give the conditions Grumpy one.... and as far as I can remember they were perhaps the worst I've seen in the "summer era", for both sides to serve up such a blood n snot game of rugby with the result in doubt right to the very end was absolutely fabulous testimony to both sides.

Amazing how we all see the same game but yet things so slightly different. e.g. I thought Liam's kicking wasn't anywhere near his usual where as 2x40/20 and deeper kicking downfield from dews to me gave dews the edge on that facet of the game.

Lamont did indeed have a big game and for many of us made the winner with his drive pass to locky for briggsy in the corner. But for me it was Jack Bussey's introduction that turned the game for me. Dews struggled with him whilst he was on the pitch.

Dews appeared to tire in that last ten mins and hadn't built up enough of a lead to defend against a fev team with just a bit more in the tank. Good game.. hard on dews.

Conversely, that Lillycrop sort..... good player this lad.... he'll look well in a Fev shirt next year!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Well, we knew someone couldn't resist mentioning it as an excuse didn't we?

are you saying they didn't affect the way the game was played????? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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are you saying they didn't affect the way the game was played????? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I know what CF means - we get stick for the width of the pitch from more than fev supporters, but unless I'm missing something the width of the pitch is the same for both sides, so why suggest a couple of yards either side would have made a huge difference. We may just find out later in the season that we play our best rugby on the wide spaces of grounds like the bigfellers. ;)

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A narrow pitch does make it more difficult to play an expansive game. But narrow or not, playing in what was the foulest night I've watched rugby for a considerable number of years, anything but expansive was akways going to be the case.

It's not an excuse we didn't win by 50 points.... but it is one of tge major reasons!!!!

It was a good tight game played in real sh itty conditions. At times it resembled 1973 the way the game was played. I enjoyed it and if dews had held on I woukd have acknowledged what would have been an amazing effort.

I can't believe some o' the negatives on here tbh.

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and i got called a reasonable supporter by a fev fan...made my night :)

Im actually doing a mental health assessment on david tomorrow. I think he is ill! :lol:

It weren't me that said it Robin :) but guess you can guess who it was now... -_-

To be fair to Coolie though he wasn't as blinkered as some of the other fans around us.

As for the new advantage rule it ain't great, but it's here, so I wish some of the supporters would learn it.

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I am not saying later in the season you wont beat us. But to me, it sounds like you give a little and then take it back.

The fact is both teams played in awful conditions; You are the best team in the league and we arent, and the best you could do was a scrape of two points in the last few minutes.

As a Fev fan i wouldnt be dissapointed, I think both teams played out of their skins and there was understandably many errors. But as a Dewsbury fan I saw a team facing an uphil battle and for me, losing by two points under those circumstances and with that performance is irrelevant. Tonight I watched a brilliant game of rugby league, one where the winner doesnt matter, one where you are just glad to have watched such a game.

The rest is just detail.

Great post - for me the best team lost last night.

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Well, we knew someone couldn't resist mentioning it as an excuse didn't we?

How is it an excuse, we won, it is a fact. iv played on it its is narrower than most amateur pitches. A Team that likes to sling the ball about on that pitch last night had no chance making the game a banana skin for Rovers, hence the joy we got through it

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I know what CF means - we get stick for the width of the pitch from more than fev supporters, but unless I'm missing something the width of the pitch is the same for both sides, so why suggest a couple of yards either side would have made a huge difference. We may just find out later in the season that we play our best rugby on the wide spaces of grounds like the bigfellers. ;)

Wind your neck in, who is giving you stick, I couldnt give a flying shittte how wide your pitch is old lad. BUT the facts are it is very narrow so you must adjust the type of game you play, we adjusted and won, were very happy, you will have to adjust your game at Rovers on a very near maximum width pitch and hopefully better weather

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