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Michael Ashton

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Holty said in his Interview post game that the squad are good enough to beat anyone in this league but just arent performing. Barrow are a great club and I really want you guys staying up but you just dont seem to have the quality in the team

is holty mental?

his biggest mistake is not re-signing james gordon.

he had heart and would tackle anyone.

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James Gordon decided he couldnt commit to the training regime mate it wasnt Holty's decision !!!!

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forgot about hulmes disallowed try. you could actually see the ball on the ground and we were stood on half way. it was a ridiculous decision. calders wasnt on the line either.

Must be a good Specsavers in workington.

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Hulme's scoot from dummy half in the first half was never held up - ball was down and how he gave it held up baffles me. And Calderwood was never in touch I've just watched it in super slow mo B)

That decision was made by the TJ and it looked a shocking decision. I think half the problems on the field are because the TJ's don't watch what they should be watching to give referees a bit more help.

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Come on Barrowraiderskid your team where lying on that mutch you could here them snoring in the stand.

Reading his post I think he was at a different game.

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without a doubt Keith I thought the ref was just about right most of the time although a bit harsh with the sin binnings on both sides

Some ridiculous decisions for the binnings. Stack got a warning of the TJ for charging the kicker, even though he hit him as he bloody kicked it. Your first was deserved as you were on a warning, the second one was a joke. Your player put himself in the line but he had to be somewhere while getting back, was a joke yellow card.

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The best team won, well done Workington.

Ref made some strange decisions both ways, but don't they always.

Lets hope for a better performance against Dewsbury and then Whitehaven.

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The best team won, well done Workington.

Ref made some strange decisions both ways, but don't they always.

Lets hope for a better performance against Dewsbury and then Whitehaven.

Especially Whitehaven. Lol

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Must be a good Specsavers in workington.

ha ha nice one buddy - Nowhere near Workington mate - Laptop with DVD and super slow motion - not that you needed it so see !!!

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Must be a good Specsavers in workington.

steevie wonder could see that the ball was grounded. im sorry but it wasnt even close to being held up.

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I agree wih a lot of things that has been said on this thread.

As was mentioned on a previous post we have only scored 7 tries in 5 games and 2 of those were intercption tries by Adam Clay!

We will never win games if we dont score tries and our lack of attacking options this year is the most worrying thing for me.

We were never going to beat Workington in a forward battle up the middle of the park and if that was Holty's game plan it was totally wrong.

Does anyone know why Dan Toal, Sean Casey and Nathan Mossop weren't playing?

We missed Toal's non-stop tackling in defence. Casey is a far better positional & goal kicker and I personally think Mossop is quicker at the play the ball than James Dandy.

I think its time we tried to bring in some Loan players though as some of ours just aren't good enough at this level.

We are sadly lacking a couple of big powerful props who can get us some 'Go forward' for our halfbacks to play off, possibly allowing Liam Harrison to go back in the centre.

In my opinion we also need another quality hooker which would free up Liam Finch to go back into the halfs partnering Liam Campbell.

This would at least give us better attacking options.

What does everyone else think?

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ive been saying for a while now to give finchy a go in the halves !

I thought Dandy was ok yesterday for once.

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ive been saying for a while now to give finchy a go in the halves !

I thought Dandy was ok yesterday for once.

surely hes a better option than kaighan, i thought he was anonymous yesterday. if hes not backing up a break then hes not doing anything, and was a bit sneaky being 3rd man in and swinging a punch. thought dandy was schooled by callum phillips.

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after game against barla i knew this was going to be a big ask for this team. we all said our pack isnt of any size and holty put us straight with size and figures but we just cant compete up the middle imo. get some fresh legs in and fast. if the gates start dropping these new lights will be a costing us nearly double. 400 down on last seasons average, thats short of 6k in home gate money and what they spend in ground. fingers crossed for that first win on sunday.

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your right bob it seems that the team cant compete up the middle so why are the team playing this way.

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Reading his post I think he was at a different game.

Apart from the comment about lying on and the comment about Calderwood stepping into touch (ill wait for a video) what else do you disagree with may I ask?

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I agree wih a lot of things that has been said on this thread.

As was mentioned on a previous post we have only scored 7 tries in 5 games and 2 of those were intercption tries by Adam Clay!

We will never win games if we dont score tries and our lack of attacking options this year is the most worrying thing for me.

We were never going to beat Workington in a forward battle up the middle of the park and if that was Holty's game plan it was totally wrong.

Does anyone know why Dan Toal, Sean Casey and Nathan Mossop weren't playing?

We missed Toal's non-stop tackling in defence. Casey is a far better positional & goal kicker and I personally think Mossop is quicker at the play the ball than James Dandy.

I think its time we tried to bring in some Loan players though as some of ours just aren't good enough at this level.

We are sadly lacking a couple of big powerful props who can get us some 'Go forward' for our halfbacks to play off, possibly allowing Liam Harrison to go back in the centre.

In my opinion we also need another quality hooker which would free up Liam Finch to go back into the halfs partnering Liam Campbell.

This would at least give us better attacking options.

What does everyone else think?

Pretty much spot on. I think Finch is a number 6 better than 9. I remember his performance against Wigan 09 but he hasn't played there much since especially when Rooney signed. We need a couple of better forwards and Harrison at centre. If Mossop was fit I'd of put either him or Finch at 13 as Haggerty was out on his feet at the end of the game.

We need 6 points from dewsbury and Haven at home or even bringing loan signings may be to late to recover.

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Does anybody know why Dan Toal wasn't playing?

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steevie wonder could see that the ball was grounded. im sorry but it wasnt even close to being held up.

Stevie just rang to say he loves you.

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James Gordon decided he couldnt commit to the training regime mate it wasnt Holty's decision !!!!

My mates lad plays at askam and he was saying Gordy has not missed a training session.

Maybe there's more to it than what was printed in the mail which is what I would put my money on. Look at the games he played last season, Gordy was always consistent and he was dropped after playin well in some games. I don't blame him for not resigning.

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He was injured.

Thanks Southsider, I thought it was strange he wasn't picked, same with Mossop and Casey?

I would of had all 3 in my starting 17 if fit.

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I cant see us beating Dewsbury and Haven will also be a big ask for this team.

Oh and we miss Ballard big time in the backs

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