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Dewsbury Rams 18 Keighley Cougars 10 - discuss the match here

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Well I am feeling a bit more optimistic aft Sheffield not least that we scored in the second half and despite some predictions of 50/60/70 point defeats.

Team looked better and Keighley had a poor result last week so won't be that confident themselves.

Forecast a nervy win for us.

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Really should win this won,hoping for a settled side,with maybe one or two players back again.Rams to win by 12.

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Not sure if it's too early to say this but I think this is a must win game. Playing bottom of the table we need to win and ideally keep them from getting a BP. So im going for a 20 point win.

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It is a must win game, for a host of reasons. Failing to win would confirm a downward spiral that would be difficult to break; a convincing win would reassure many fans that we are actually on the right track.

 

This is also, surely, a test of GM's coaching credentials. As has been stated on this forum many times (and to misquote my young student Einstein) constantly doing the same thing yet expecting different results is a sign of madeness. Drastic radical change isn't called for but a change in approach and mindset on the field is - let's hope that we see something of that on Sunday.

 

I am confident that we will win this, provided that we make the right team selections at half back, and will predict:

 

Rams 28 - 16 Cougars

 

Att: 735

 

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Not sure if it's too early to say this but I think this is a must win game. Playing bottom of the table we need to win and ideally keep them from getting a BP. So im going for a 20 point win.

 

I thought the Workington match was 'a must win game', so this one against Keighley is most certainly such. I do feel, like others, that we can do it this week, but think the attendance will be a let-down with some 'supporters' staying away due to recent performances.

 

Dewsbury 32 - 18 Keighley

 

Att: 742

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It is a must win game, for a host of reasons. Failing to win would confirm a downward spiral that would be difficult to break; a convincing win would reassure many fans that we are actually on the right track.

 

This is also, surely, a test of GM's coaching credentials. As has been stated on this forum many times (and to misquote my young student Einstein) constantly doing the same thing yet expecting different results is a sign of madeness. Drastic radical change isn't called for but a change in approach and mindset on the field is - let's hope that we see something of that on Sunday.

 

I am confident that we will win this, provided that we make the right team selections at half back, and will predict:

 

Rams 28 - 16 Cougars

 

Att: 735

 

  .

This game is massive.  In fact I believe its our biggest game for a long time. If we loose I cant believe we wont be relegated. Lets hope the pressure doesn't affect the young uns and that Aaron Brown starts at 6.

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I thought the Workington match was 'a must win game', so this one against Keighley is most certainly such. I do feel, like others, that we can do it this week, but think the attendance will be a let-down with some 'supporters' staying away due to recent performances.

Dewsbury 32 - 18 Keighley

Att: 742

If we lose this then I the attendances will drop even further. It would be 8 league losses in row and im not sure how you could get them back.

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If we lose this then I the attendances will drop even further. It would be 8 league losses in row and im not sure how you could get them back.

 

If we lose this then I the attendances will drop even further. It would be 8 league losses in row and im not sure how you could get them back.

 

I think falling attendances are down to more than just a bad run ramite. There seems to be a general apathy towards the game at the moment, which combined with the current economic climate is causing problems for far more successful teams than us - ask the dogs. Lets face it, an underperforming (or inadequate) team gives the less than committed and financially stretched, the ideal opportunity to walk away, but I would hope that an upturn in the economy allied to a successful team would have them coming back - if of course the club survives until then. I would think we are already down to the diehard support, so I don't envisage it falling much lower. I suppose we are like the band on the titanic - we'll be there banging away until the ship goes down and hoping for rescue - even though we've actually only got a drummer like. :rolleyes:

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Dont forget its a big game for the speckies.Need to get behind the lads big time.

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We need a good peformance and a win sunday! Otherwise 8 defeats on the trot and theyl not be so many rams fans rushing home from work to pay in at the fax game on thursday night! (Dont forget, season tickets dont count for northern rail cup) so could have a very poor home support infront of the premier sports cameras...

 

Lets hope a win sunday and against swinton in our next league game, with a good peformance against fax in the middle get the fans back interested..

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From League Express:

 

 

 

Dewsbury Rams v Keighley Cougars (3.00pm)

Dewsbury Rams pair Dale Morton and Karl Pryce face late fitness tests ahead of their Kingstone Press Championship clash with Keighley Cougars.
The Rams have lost their last four games, but coach Glenn Morrison remains upbeat.
Morrison said: “Keighley will be a strong team and they’ll be hurting after last week. They’ll want to get off the bottom of the table and they’ll come here fired up, but we’ll be confident ourselves.”
He added: “Paul March has plenty of experience and most of the play will go through him, but they’re not a one-man team.
“We’ll look at ourselves more than them and concentrate on getting our own game right.”
Scott Leatherbarrow (shoulder) is a major doubt for the Cougars as they hunt for their fourth league win of the season.
Coach Paul March said: “We were our own worst enemies at times (last week). We wanted to win so much that it had the opposite effect at times, and we’ve got to learn from that.”

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Halftime and its not good

losing..... 10-4

and boo's ringing out

it can only get worse

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2 poor sides slugging out an uninteresting dire game...was like watching championship 1 rugby

and the way both teams played

will be championship 1 next season

the term"a win is a win" means a lot today ;)

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2 poor sides slugging out an uninteresting dire game...was like watching championship 1 rugby

and the way both teams played

will be championship 1 next season

the term"a win is a win" means a lot today ;)

 Boring, boring boo boy! Some would certainly wish you would go and support a Championship 1 team. As that is obviously your level of understanding in team sport!

 

Next your going to say no-one put any effort in and no-one was playing for their shirt!

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2 poor sides slugging out an uninteresting dire game...was like watching championship 1 rugby

and the way both teams played

will be championship 1 next season

the term"a win is a win" means a lot today ;)

The funny thing is, we are now in the top six and that's at the half way point of the season. I know teams below have games in hand, but they have to win em. I agree it was an awful game to watch. Nothing between the 2 teams other than Marchy losing them the game. Now where have I heard that before? I still cannot understand why we don't let Pryce take the goal line drop outs and why when we are a few metres from the line give him the ball and tell him to go for the line. Look what happened when he did take them on. The lads will have gained confidence from coming from behind and playing the full 80. Keighley had plenty of sets and opportunity in the second half but we defended well and in the first half they scored off a very dubious lost ball in the tackle. All in all a poor game but who knows we may just start to come good and maybe just at the right time. Don't forget we had no Austin,Rob or JC!

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The funny thing is, we are now in the top six. I agree it was an awful game to watch. Nothing between the 2 teams other than Marchy losing them the game. Now where have I heard that before? I still cannot understand why we don't let Pryce take the goal line drop outs and why when we are a few metres from the line give him the ball and tell him to go for the line. Look what happened when he did take them on. The lads will have gained confidence from coming from behind and playing the full 80. Keighley had plenty of opportunity in the second half but we defended well and in the first half they scored off a very dubious lost ball in the tackle.All in all a poor game but who knows we may just start to come good and maybe just at the right time. Don't forget we had no Austin,Rob or JC!

Good post Young Un.  Spot on with your point about Pryce and quite a few around us were saying the same.  Thought he was much better today mind.  We weren't great, but the whole team worked hard in the second half and the three points are vital.  Another three against Swinton would mean I could finally sleep a little easier so lets hope this is a confidence booster.

Thought we were strong on defence second forty and was it just me or did anyone else feel a little safer when we had O'Brien and Wright on at the same time?  What about starting with both next time?  O'Brien at nine, Ryan at 13 and moving Aaron to 6? 

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A win is a win. Two poor teams on the day, but credit to Dewsbury for coming back in the second half. At least they kept at it.

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Good post Young Un.  Spot on with your point about Pryce and quite a few around us were saying the same.  Thought he was much better today mind.  We weren't great, but the whole team worked hard in the second half and the three points are vital.  Another three against Swinton would mean I could finally sleep a little easier so lets hope this is a confidence booster.

Thought we were strong on defence second forty and was it just me or did anyone else feel a little safer when we had O'Brien and Wright on at the same time?  What about starting with both next time?  O'Brien at nine, Ryan at 13 and moving Aaron to 6? 

O'Brien and Wright tackle everything above grass level and I agree Pryce was a lot better today. He also handled himself well as Marchy had obviously told the Keighley lads to give him a hard time in the second half. What was surprising today was Leahy not even cautioning the player who took Wright late in the tackle. I think the high tackle on Brown early doors also desreved more and it seemed to affect his game today.

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 Boring, boring boo boy! Some would certainly wish you would go and support a Championship 1 team. As that is obviously your level of understanding in team sport!

 

Next your going to say no-one put any effort in and no-one was playing for their shirt!

 

Sorry ramite, but much of what coolie says is true. At half time I had lost the will to live, and TBH thought the cougars would romp it. Much more effort and urgency second half, but a scraped win at the end, and it felt like we'd won the cup final. Good points were that KP looks to be hitting form and fitness and aizue looked far more effective. Bad points - none of the outside backs on display are anywhere near good enough to make us top 6 material.

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The first half was poor, thought we improved a lot when Wright came on, he added some enthusiasm and urgency as did Cosgrove. Pryce ran the ball back well, but agree when he's near the line he should just put his head down and go for it. hard to see anyone stopping him on a crash ball near the line. Watching NRL Inglis does exactly this and scores.

Defended very well and we won deservedly in the end. Only surprise was that March only started one fight and didnt get sin binned. Anyone know when Lillycrop, Craven and Spicer likely to be back? Still light in the forwards, though thought Gallagher had his best game so far.

Coolie you must be so disappointed that we ve won. Do you actually support Dewsbury?

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Sorry ramite, but much of what coolie says is true. At half time I had lost the will to live, and TBH thought the cougars would romp it. Much more effort and urgency second half, but a scraped win at the end, and it felt like we'd won the cup final. Good points were that KP looks to be hitting form and fitness and aizue looked far more effective. Bad points - none of the outside backs on display are anywhere near good enough to make us top 6 material.

But we are top 6!!

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