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Well I can tell you Oneday that when that ball spewed out of Carter the ref wasn't watching because I was looking at him . His back was turned and by the time he got into position they were running it in . But triply frustrating that two of their tries came from ultra soft dummy half runs and two from a prop carrying a shed load of defenders over . They didn't really get on top of us ever ,but we struggled to ask any questions as the game progressed. Coyle tired and Lupton struggled to make an impact . Liam Campbell was sitting infront of me ... Boy how would he go in this team !

Yes, Turley had his back to the play and he looked to his two useless TJ's and waved play-on, which they did and scored.

We didn't lose that game today and whats more we didn't deserve to lose it. With a more efficient set of officials that game would have seen a totally different scoreline. I thought Coyle showed what he is capable of in the first half but he became anonymous in the second half and that was probably due to his fitness. Acton was penalised twice by Turley for something that Menzies Yere did twice and got away with it - leading with his forearm.

I hope Ian Smith at the RFL gets Turley in and goes through the DVD with him to let him see that he isn't the best thing since sliced bread that he thinks he is!!!!

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one of the turning points for me today was big Adam Walne forcing a pass out which went to ground ,the beagles gained possession and scored within the next set of six.we need to play a tad smarter when in possession ,and not force it when your in front ,its all about applying pressure not scoring off every set,not having a go at the big lad because i thought he had a solid game and scored a good try.

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Firstly I hope Morris is ok, in the interview Charlo said it was just a bang on the head.

Not only the ref but his assistants were very poor today, the ball steal when they scored he wasn't looking but he got no help. He repeated the same feat later but fortunately we kept them out. Then when we score and he gives us a pen for a high tackle was a joke as he only blew the whistle when Brett broke through. They got 2 scrums after they knocked on too which killed us in the second half. The no pen from the Calderwood catch was another bad decision as their 18 didn't challenge for the ball IMO.

Our performance on the whole was excellent. Matty will bring so much more to our attack dont get me wrong Callum played well, he just needs a bit more experience. Calderwood was MOM by a mile.

We can be really upbeat about the way we played today against the champs.

Just one negative for me is the lack of leadership when we get a penalty. Who decides if we kick it? Why do they insist on this quick tap in the middle of the park and use up a tackle running it the ten yards we would have gained from the kick to touch?

All in all a great performance by the lads which was let down by injuries and officials.

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Anyone know what the crowd was? On Sporting Life it is given as - 4,683 !!!!!!

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Anyone know what the crowd was? On Sporting Life it is given as - 4,683 !!!!!!

well if thats the case 4681 were town fans

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Anyone heard what Charlos reaction was on the old wireless ?

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yeah, critical of the referee, saying sheffield got all the big decisions in the 2nd half.

disappointed with town's defence for at least a couple of sheffield's tries.

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yeah, critical of the referee, saying sheffield got all the big decisions in the 2nd half.

disappointed with town's defence for at least a couple of sheffield's tries.

He's right though as both tries were from acting halfback right under our posts. Some poor marking at the PtB.

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pretty much bang on from him. i dont think sheffield scored a try that you wouldnt expect us to prevent. 2 where the gap under the sticks you could of got a bus through and the rest they basically carried defenders over the line and managed to ground the ball when in other weeks theres no chance we would of allowed that to happen.

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Two dummy half shockers where props ran out of the line but ignored the ballcarrier , and two bargeovers with plenty of defenders . These teams just know how to win and get the job done . You can look at performances but its a harsh results business . Second best but two points , thanks for coming ...

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unlucky lads sounded like you gave em a very good game, any highlights from the game? (i want to know what we are up against next week) :D

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one thing i noticed was we done a perfect cross field kick in the 1st half, yet in the 2nd when there defensive left hand side had the sun in the eyes we either grubbered through or kicked to there right hand side. we have calders,stack and morris who are good jumpers and catchers of the ball but instead we kick to mossop and phillips who ive very rarely seen attack i high bomb

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Brett was excellent today , if only he got quick ball in space he could wreck havoc . Olstrum was sensational round

the ruck to , and Acton is gonna be a great signing who your just gonna have to take as a rough package .

Calders has started the season like a house on fire , good on him for proving class is permanent.

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Firstly I hope Morris is okay and I think calders went of aswell hope he's okay.

What a performance by the lads to day calderwood was outstanding coyle was oryt in the first half Walne Thackray and acton had good games to I think when we get Rooney miller and Matty back we will be even better I think we miss Matty a lot round the play the ball. Think we can get a win next week and I won't be predicting the York game cause I'm always wrong a lot to build on Up The Town

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Anyone else wish Brett Carter would get to the kicks faster? He seemed to saunter over to them yesterday meaning the chase was nearly on top of him by the time he'd picked the ball up

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Yeah Brett can look casual sometimes, but it's good that he doesn't panic isn't it?? :D My only problem with Coyle was how many times Sheffield broke down our right side defence. I know it wasn't only him defending that side but he did miss a few which created big holes. If he can play more consistently like he did in the first half in attack and defend a bit better with a bit of fitness returning Coyle might go OK for us. I am sure Acton will learn off Thacks & Dowes and be very good for us.

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....... I am sure Acton will learn off Thacks & Dowes and be very good for us.

Hmmm... thought Acton offered a lot more than Dowes ?

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i agree, acton was the pick of the props yesterday, it was just the daft penalties he gave away that let him down slightly, but hes going to be a big player for us this season. i think voodoo was just meaning that he would learn from the experienced lads on decision making etc.

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i agree, acton was the pick of the props yesterday, it was just the daft penalties he gave away that let him down slightly, but hes going to be a big player for us this season. i think voodoo was just meaning that he would learn from the experienced lads on decision making etc.

Exactly what I meant!

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Hmmm... thought Acton offered a lot more than Dowes ?

I've been a bit disappointed with Dowes so far, maybe because of his Super league pedigree I was expecting a little more. Still it's early days yet, hopefully he will come to the fore in games to come.

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i think dowes was always up against it because he was always going to be expected to have a similar impact to thacks last year. and although they play the same position, they play very differently.

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I think Acton and Walne are gonna be great signings with masses of improvement in them , Acton especially is gonna be a huge fav with his rough n tumble style . And big Coward looks to have pushed on again to . I agree about Stack n Brett . They're getting punishment and could do with better ball a bit wider to give them some breathing space , as they're awesome attacking weapons .

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i agree, acton was the pick of the props yesterday, it was just the daft penalties he gave away that let him down slightly, but hes going to be a big player for us this season. i think voodoo was just meaning that he would learn from the experienced lads on decision making etc.

Fair enough but does Dowes make any decisions ? I think is mind is made up every time he takes the ball in. :)

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I would love to see Stacky and Brett running out wide and coming onto the ball at pace, they could be awesome.

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