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These comments are coming from seasoned followers-

2 of Keighleys tries came from reverse kicks-- planned moves from a good coach ?.

We could still have won this game in the last minute-- with the ball in our hands from the restart why didn't we try a high kick to Richie Barnetts wing ? -- or was that to cpmplicated for us ?

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Barnett may have his doubters on here but he still left Prycey for dead in the 1st half and would have scored if Keinhorst hadnt pulled off a great tackle.Regarding the reverse kick Barry was a master of it and surely we should be teaching and practising this for either Watson or Grimmer to run on to like Paul White did yesterday.

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Things must be bad to want ryan smith back penola

I think he looks assured and solid and he kicks well

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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Barnett may have his doubters on here but he still left Prycey for dead in the 1st half and would have scored if Keinhorst hadnt pulled off a great tackle.Regarding the reverse kick Barry was a master of it and surely we should be teaching and practising this for either Watson or Grimmer to run on to like Paul White did yesterday.

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Not sure why Brickwood has been dropped. Has not done anything wrong, has had to be shifted in from the Wing to the centre in recent games during matches to accomadate having another winger on the bench. And was played in the 2nd row at Batley.

In defence of pryce, he did not knock on yesterday, he fumbled the ball; but the ball never touched the ground.

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Not sure why Brickwood has been dropped. Has not done anything wrong, has had to be shifted in from the Wing to the centre in recent games during matches to accomadate having another winger on the bench. And was played in the 2nd row at Batley.

In defence of pryce, he did not knock on yesterday, he fumbled the ball; but the ball never touched the ground.

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I think he looks assured and solid and he kicks well

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

He is highly rated at Keighley ,a fans favourite .A good pair of hands and links up well in attack.

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Not sure why Brickwood has been dropped. Has not done anything wrong, has had to be shifted in from the Wing to the centre in recent games during matches to accomadate having another winger on the bench. And was played in the 2nd row at Batley.

In defence of pryce, he did not knock on yesterday, he fumbled the ball; but the ball never touched the ground.

As far as i'm aware Brickwood wasn't dropped, hes got exams at college all this week according to his dad. Pryce fumbled and caught the ball again as it touched the ground, but i thought it was funny when he jumped to catch the ball and totally missed it. My personal opinion is he needs time to get into it again, but it doesn't help when we don't use the wingers ( only as a last gasp pass or to run the ball in ), but i said this all last season and nothings changed, and we finished second bottom, hope history don't repeat itself.

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You lot sound like me, about half way through last season !!

True, we came up with a stinker on Monday, but it was the first of the season (Leigh away came close, but we were crippled with injuries that day). It's how we respond to performances like those that will show the mettle of the coach and players.

Remember last season, when the left side defence resembled a wet paper bag for about six games on the trot? When the same players kept making the same defensive and judgement errors but still kept the shirt? Was it Featherstone who came to our place and scored about 8 or 9 nine tries, just about all of them down the left defensive channels? A week or two later we saw much the same away at Batley.

After several games with no tangible improvement I was critical on here of coach and certain players, and their apparent inability to change or learn from their mistakes (incidentally, none of the major culprits from that time are still at the club). Now I'm not conceited or deluded enough to suggest my posts actually changed anything (it was probably mostly due to the fact that the injuries cleared up a bit and we had more options), but the last few games we finally saw some improvement, we picked up a few bonus points and even won the last match to get off the bottom of the table.

I hope we agree we're NOT in the same boat as we were mid-season last year. But Monday's effort has definitely turned the heat up. To start with, in this week's cup tie we are owed a performance, and we need to be in the bag for the next round for a shot at a long overdue money-spinning tie.

After that, the next three league games - Swinton, York and Workington - are now even more crucial. I would say at least seven points should be the target; any fewer and we will be in, or very close to, the bottom two - though looking at the nature of the league this year it is very unlikely to be "too late". But we will have to seriously consider making changes before it is.

Let's see how things stand when we get back from Workington on May 5th.

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I don't think we will have the d/reg players this Sunday Leeds keeping them for their cup ties--- without them this season we would have been in a sorry state. Liam Hood is the one player we have with vision, and I think that IF he had played in the two Easter fixtures we may have won both games.

So looking at our squad we have a number of players who haven't featured recently. the problem being that they can't be match fit, and we don't get told anything about them, but it's a game that we should give them a chance.

Replying to the comments on Grimmer it's time that he shouldered more responsability, I don't mind him kicking straight down the field as long as it doesn't go dead--- better if the ball stops on the try line.

Don't think we will have many spectators on Sunday, but at least we will get the chance to have a walk round and talk to each other.

Pleased with the constructive comments made on Mondays game from the regulars who know what they are talking about.

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Kicking the ball dead isnt a bad option these days as it gives the line time to get set a lot of teams use it.

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