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Barrow Raiders v Dewsbury Rams - discuss the match and travel plans here

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Fair comment, particularly in light of what many of us were predicting before the season started. maybe we have overachieved so far.

Lat's not get the Batley "we are the greatest" complex just yet.

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Er what ????

We can hardly crow after just beating donny in the last min

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A puzzling result given our recent form, the fact that we were nilled in the second half (again) is a cause for concern.

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I was at the game. I think we got a bit complacent, Barrow had their backsides kicked, the result was 36-22. That's sport! That's why we go, you never know what can happen. I think, in a perverse sort of way, we will benefit from this. The team are young, they need to learn that if you stop working, you'll pay the price.

Still a great start to the season.

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No doubt Raiders upped their game and got a bit smarter playing the ball out from the ruck a little more. They also found the ground instead of wrestling to stay up.

But the main reason from a Rams point of view was a lack of possession. After the first set set of 2nd half the ball was kicked straight into touch giving Raiders the ball in the Rams half.

Following on from that Rams the ball kcicked out on the full from a restart, an ankle grab leading to a penalty on half way on the fifth tackle and a lot of dropped ball.

Barrow were very good but Dewsbury were their own worst enemies.

Could be a factor that the Rams were a lot bigger than the Barrow team and tired as a result.

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Oldest mistake in the book.A game lasts 80 minutes and is never won at half time.We switched off and couldnt pick the pace of the game back up.We arnt the first and wont be the last to do it.The coach should have started the second half however with the same set up that started the first half.What he should have done his give them a *0llocking at half time for not having more points on the board.Never mind its onwards and upwards.

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Oldest mistake in the book.A game lasts 80 minutes and is never won at half time.We switched off and couldnt pick the pace of the game back up.We arnt the first and wont be the last to do it.The coach should have started the second half however with the same set up that started the first half.What he should have done his give them a *0llocking at half time for not having more points on the board.Never mind its onwards and upwards.

Quite true first and last comment, although I doubt the likes of Fev, Fax, Sheffield,Leigh and even the Dogs would totally surrender a 22 - 6 half time score. To be nilled in the second half is too slack.

Hope that's our kick up the bum?

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Great to meet some of the Ram Fans up at Barrow and towards the end of the first half they were well in song with " when will you ever sing again" Well what can i say but the mood changed quick and silence from the travelers. Good luck for the rest of the season and look forward to meeting on your home ground.

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Thanks.

Very unimpressive display. It looked like awful Barrow defending in the 1st half followed by even worse from dewsbury in the 2nd. One thing that clearly shines through for me is a complete lack of leadership on the field - after conceding tries the players just trudge up behind the posts and stand around. No-one is gathering them together and laying down the law and they are waiting for the coaching staff to tell them what to do. Echoes of WJ's days in this! Where's the spirit? Barrow had it in shedloads!!

Their hooker was given the freedom of the park in the 2nd half and should have been targetted but no-one seemed to have the nous to spot this.

Pryce's sending off was simple clumsiness - he slipped when trying to skip over a tackled player and just fell on top of hime. It wasn't a sending off offence and shouldn't result in a ban IMO. Other than that though he does look lethargic and slow - I suspect that this is physical rather than mental and we might have signed another duffer, although he is not on his own there.

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If you look at the teams we have beaten, then they are all in the bottom half of the table. Still think we are looking at a 7th/8th place finish at best. Batley, Fev, Sheffield, Leigh and Halifax will be the top 5 and I will be surprised if we beat any of them. Ignore the table, look at who we have played.

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how many DR players did you have in today lads??? if any....?

None were played yesterday

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Despite the "Power 4"s attempts to impose sanctions on the DR system, i think Glenn should be commended for his team selections thus far.

I think Dewsbury have used fewer DR players than any other team so far this season.

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Despite the "Power 4"s attempts to impose sanctions on the DR system, i think Glenn should be commended for his team selections thus far.

I think Dewsbury have used fewer DR players than any other team so far this season.

That`s commendable from Dewsbury but is your info correct?

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Glad to see that no individuals are getting pilloried for the turn around in the second half.

There's some very sensible discussion on here, almost as if we expected to be brought back down to earth eventually. Now we can go back to Plan A, and concentrate on consolidating a position in the middle of the table rather than dreaming of being the surprise package who come out in the top echelons of the division against all the odds. The Sheffield club, who came up with us a few years ago and have since improved their situation a little every year until they are now a real force in the Division, are a good example to look at.

There is no doubt that there is some raw talent amongst the players that GM has brought to the club and I still reckon we are in for some real excitement on occasions this season. We have to keep hoping that the team has time to mature and meld together properly before the cherry pickers from the better off clubs arrive on the scene.

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Glad to see that no individuals are getting pilloried for the turn around in the second half.

There's some very sensible discussion on here, almost as if we expected to be brought back down to earth eventually. Now we can go back to Plan A, and concentrate on consolidating a position in the middle of the table rather than dreaming of being the surprise package who come out in the top echelons of the division against all the odds. The Sheffield club, who came up with us a few years ago and have since improved their situation a little every year until they are now a real force in the Division, are a good example to look at.

There is no doubt that there is some raw talent amongst the players that GM has brought to the club and I still reckon we are in for some real excitement on occasions this season. We have to keep hoping that the team has time to mature and meld together properly before the cherry pickers from the better off clubs arrive on the scene.

We have to keep hoping that the team has time to mature and meld together properly before the cherry pickers from the better off clubs arrive on the scene.

If Dewsbury are already trying to tie in the more promising players for next year, I fear that that might have already happened - good job they don't want anything to do with our DR's. ;)

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has daryl indicated which players he wants yet?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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This is the first opportunity I have had to view the thread since my visit to the gane on Sunday. My own view is that we became complacent after striking up a 22-0 lead towards the end of the first period (their try and conversion at the end of the first half was only a token score after, wasn't it!). The 'Barmy Army' shouldn't have shouted "Easy, easy, we want 50." I think that must have riled Darren Holt and he let his players know his feelings.

I felt in the first half that our 'big men' were wrestling with the tacklers, but making no ground - they are off to a standing start anyway and not running on to the ball; their 'big men' were running hard and breaking through extremely weak responses. An effete second forty minutes from Dewsbury.

I don't think anyone expected that turn-around and that was certainly true from the Barrow fans with whom I spoke afterwards. As everyone has commented, the atmosphere from both sets of fans was most enjoyable.

I do hope that proves to be a wake-up call for next Sunday, but the same could be said for Leigh after their home thrashing by Sheffield.

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Two losses one robbed against the leaders having had a good try chalked off.The other we went in at half time thinking the job was done.Its a learning curve,the lads will take it on board and kick on next week.Need the crowd to get behind them from the start.Theres no reason why we cant land a top 5 position.

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Slightly off topic but, really thought it was nice of the players to applaud the support after the warm up, before heading back to the changing rooms 5 mins before kickoff. It felt good to be appreciated,unfortunatly i think most fans was still in the bar at this point but i dont think iv ever seen a full rams team come up to applaud its fans before going back to the changing rooms before entering the pitch for kickoff. Just a shame about the shocking 2nd half. Both sets of fans was brilliant though.

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Two losses one robbed against the leaders having had a good try chalked off.

Can you just explain for me please, what this means?

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Can you just explain for me please, what this means?

It means we had a good try disallowed which would have won the game against a team that could go the whole way undefeated.Trouble is and im not refering to yourself,weve too many that cant wait to start up with the negative points.We all know why we lost,like i said before we arnt the first and we wont be the last to think theyve won a game only to come unstuck.

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has daryl indicated which players he wants yet?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure he makes himself very aware of everybody who makes the headlines in the Championship and Championship 1, as well as taking note fo those who play well against his own side, its part of what he does for a living. It has to be said that most of those he takes to Featherstone seem to achieve their potential there, which only makes the prospect more attractive to the players who end up on his shopping list. He also seems to have the money available to get most of what he wants.

I can't say I'm not a bit jealous, but neither do I begrudge you and the Featherstone fans the success you are currently enjoying. If you could have a word with Daryl however and bring your influence to bear to get him to look somewhere else for a while it would make me very happy.

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I am sure I read on here or on a press release that Glenn has already tied several players to 2 year contracts thus planning for the future.

Couldn't make it Sunday due to working but from a couple of friends they said it went the same as last week playing down one side again.

I hope the boys learn to play both sides pretty soon or we will get absolutely battered against a better team and play for the full 80.

A young team thats coming along well, a lot better start than I expected only 2 losses not bad at all.

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I'm sure he makes himself very aware of everybody who makes the headlines in the Championship and Championship 1, as well as taking note fo those who play well against his own side, its part of what he does for a living. It has to be said that most of those he takes to Featherstone seem to achieve their potential there, which only makes the prospect more attractive to the players who end up on his shopping list. He also seems to have the money available to get most of what he wants.

I can't say I'm not a bit jealous, but neither do I begrudge you and the Featherstone fans the success you are currently enjoying. If you could have a word with Daryl however and bring your influence to bear to get him to look somewhere else for a while it would make me very happy.

It has to be said that most of those he takes to Featherstone seem to achieve their potential there

It also has to be said he takes good players out of struggling teams and puts them in a team full of other good players - whicn of course gives the impression they've improved. No doubt after his short spell at fev, Ben Cockayne is now giving the plaudits to DP for the improvement in his skill levels which have lead to his emergence as an England winger. :rolleyes:

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It means we had a good try disallowed which would have won the game against a team that could go the whole way undefeated.Trouble is and im not refering to yourself,weve too many that cant wait to start up with the negative points.We all know why we lost,like i said before we arnt the first and we wont be the last to think theyve won a game only to come unstuck.

Thanks Equalizer. You mean in the match against Featherstone.

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