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Dewsbury Rams v Barrow Raiders - discuss the match here

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3 points on Sunday,which will make 10 out of 12.Good way to come out of a bad run.

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Another must win home game for us,think Barrow don't travel too well,so think we will win 34-18,att 888

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All the injuries could make this a closer match than perhaps it should. Barrow was where our losing streak started and the lads will want to prove a point. Big performance and a pleasing win is what I predict. The disappointment will be if we give a bonus point.

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Given all the injuries will be happy with any win. Sheffield only just beat them last week, so obviously no mugs. A win here will give us a bit of breathing space.

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At home I'd like to think we can win , Barrow ran Eagles close last time out so anysort of win would do. We seem to be back to some sort of form despite injuries.

I'll go Rams 30-18 att 902.

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This is truly a game that we need to win - whether we will is another question. We are really struggling with injuries at present and GM's challenge is to put out a balanced side from the troops that are still standing. On the other hand Barrow are a steadily improving side and our last game with them proved that they have the stamina and resilience for a full 80 minutes effort. Whether or not they travel well is the big question mark against them.

 

Despite our form not being brilliant recently the results have been good so I'l stick with my customary unbridled optimism and forecast:

 

Rams 28 - 18 Raiders

 

Att: 765

 

 

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Hoping to be there this week 

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Hoping to be there this week 

2 good signings this week. If both these guys settle in quickly we should do very well.

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Could be a close one this; Barrow, only losing to Sheffield by two points, appear to be improving, so we will really have to be on our mettle if we are to win this match.

 

Dewsbury 22 - 16 Barrow

 

Att: 774.

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Well we made hard work of it, 12 points up in as many minutes and lack of composure bombed a few chances in the first half. Second half credit to Barrow, they hardly made a mistake but a poor kicking game from us and some penalties let them back in. Was 24 Vinny Finnegan? If so, his defence and man marking was poor. Thought forwards did very well today, great chase back from Hyde after their interception to savea try.

Karl Pryce? Is he still injured? But I guess two tries made the difference in the end but maybe he's better on the wing. Morton had a great game on attack and defence. Not sure about our kicking game again. Score off a high kick and then hardly bothered in the second half when we had the sun behind us. And putting the ball into touch rather than trying to put it up in the air and score I thought was poor tactics.

Thought the ref was very good today, they usually get a lot of grief. And half-time cheer leading display was very good. Well done to the girls,

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You thought the ref was good today? Obviously you weren't watching Barrow's 'play the ball' or lack of it. At one point instead of rolling the ball back a Barrow player kicked it forward and the ref played on. 

 

I agree with you that Finegan's defense is shocking. I would have played Craven on the wing today IMO.

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Today was very much the same as the previous two home league games. Tight affairs, which The  Rams managed win. The Rams kicking game wasn't great. Pryce scored from a high kick to the corner. They should try that a lot more, with Pryce likely to outjump most opposition wingers. The Rams could have sewn the points up well before half-time, but almost paid for it in the second half. Barrow were a lot more effective  after the break and made things difficult for The Rams at times. It looks likely that Brown will be out for a while. His injury looked bad.

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I miss Coolie's upbeat reports after a Rams game!

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No one mentioned Young Tebby, I thought he had a great game, he controlled the play of the ball and his selection of when to run was very good.

He needs more game time.

Don't know what Craven isn't at full back......

We made such a song and dance about signing him again, and we don't play him. Why?

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james craven should be playing every game,quality player n one of the best fullbacks in the division imo,yes fullback glenn morrison,that is his best position n not in the backs when u do play him,better than pryce at fullback anyday n well done the rams on todays win,even though we made hard work of it at times against a barrow team who fought to the very end

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Not sure on Finnegan - poor defensive play, Schofield played well but again a little short in defensive plays! Pryce is obviously injured and perhaps needs to miss a game to become fighting fit again. Not sure we will see Brown again as it looked like his other ankle had gone!

 

We got the 3 points, we lose another player and results didn't go our way seems to sum up the season so far. We make it harder than we need to  with again some silly decisions.

 

We needed 3 points. We got 3 points so I walk away with a smile but disappointed with giving Barrow the bonus point.

 

Why is Walshaw not playing? thought we had him on a season loan and not part of our ever growing injury list....

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james craven should be playing every game,quality player n one of the best fullbacks in the division imo,yes fullback glenn morrison,that is his best position n not in the backs when u do play him,better than pryce at fullback anyday n well done the rams on todays win,even though we made hard work of it at times against a barrow team who fought to the very end

Many excellent comments today, but stil got to add my bit to the Craven debate. It's actually quite shocking he isn't getting a game whilst Pryce is stealing money. The most worrying thing for me is that it suggests GM is following other managers over the last few years on the blinker wearing stakes. Constantly picking Hyde and Goulding, who's combined kicking game could be bettered by my Granny is another example. Moaning over I thought the forwards were good today and Dale Morton was outstanding. The point when Pryce decided it was too much effort to catch the ball and it bounced forward towards the Barrow pack only to be snaffled by Dale was brave and showed great commitment. Also thought Tebb played well. If we could have kicked on at 12-0 I think we might have started to play better rugby, but as time wore on we seemed to loose confidence and tighten up. Any how, we must be nearly safe now.

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Not sure on Finnegan - poor defensive play, Schofield played well but again a little short in defensive plays! Pryce is obviously injured and perhaps needs to miss a game to become fighting fit again. Not sure we will see Brown again as it looked like his other ankle had gone!

 

We got the 3 points, we lose another player and results didn't go our way seems to sum up the season so far. We make it harder than we need to  with again some silly decisions.

 

We needed 3 points. We got 3 points so I walk away with a smile but disappointed with giving Barrow the bonus point.

 

Why is Walshaw not playing? thought we had him on a season loan and not part of our ever growing injury list....

 

 

Wakefield recalled Walshaw before the Batley game last week and we don't seem to be able to get him back. Interesting to see if he plays at salford tomorrow.

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Not a classic but a win is a win. Set off well and then Barrow slowly got back into the game. I would like to have seen us take advantage ans get another try or 2. Though Pryce had a decent game im guessing he switched to the wing because he was injured? Morton had another good game I'd like to see him signed up for next season. Considering the injuries we have had and what looks like during this game it's not a bad 3 points. Thought Barrow gave it a good go just made too many errors. Finnegan had a nightmare he couldn't have have had a worse debut.

Nick I didn't think kicking game was too bad, it's certainly been alot worse. We got a couple of tries from kicks.

I think Walshaw had been recalled. Not sure how many points would mean safety we aren't there yet. I'd think 35?

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Nick I didn't think kicking game was too bad, it's certainly been alot worse. We got a couple of tries from. Not sure how many points would mean safety we aren't there yet. I'd think 35?

We did and that's what made it worse in a way. Why change ? Why did we stop putting the ball in the air ? By the end we were merely giving them the ball back. I also neglected to comment that it was Hyde who chased back to tackle the Baroow attacker just inches from the line just before half time. If he hadn't things could have been oh so different...

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As I went to the game today I thought it was an even game, got to say that pryce is a shocker at full back. Quite liked your number 8 though carrying big runs, enjoyed the game and a few fans giving us stick hahahaha good luck for the rest of the season

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We did and that's what made it worse in a way. Why change ? Why did we stop putting the ball in the air ? By the end we were merely giving them the ball back. I also neglected to comment that it was Hyde who chased back to tackle the Baroow attacker just inches from the line just before half time. If he hadn't things could have been oh so different...

 

Seems to be a recurring theme - world beaters for twenty minutes then revert to type. Honestly thought we were going to blow them away and then we started playing panic football and bombing chances. Our defence of the high ball still poor, although some of those Barrow bombs were awesome - the Rams kickers should be made to watch the video repeatedly and then told to go out and practice them in favour of the tame little lobs down the fullbacks throat we seem to be obsessed with. Not going to slate Finnegan - it's not easy going straight in to a team when you don't know the defensive patterns and plays, so I'll cut him some slack - thought he was supposed to be fast though - Hyde easily outran him in stopping the barrow winger. A win though. :)

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. Not going to slate Finnegan - it's not easy going straight in to a team when you don't know the defensive patterns and plays, so I'll cut him some slack - thought he was supposed to be fast though - Hyde easily outran him in stopping the barrow winger. A win though.

 

Def too early to comment on Finnegan, but certainly didnt look any better than Jamie and as we keep saying it must be depressing for some of our promising youngsters to constantly be over looked....

Maybe if we can get into a position where GM feels we are safe from relegation we can start to play some of our team (and O' Brien...) :)

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