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TIM THE LION

Today's 'Performance'

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Go on then Chambers what's the word for that steaming pile today. Once again the team is a joke and a laughing stock what the hell do you practice in training because it certainly isn't rugby league.

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Rather have no club than be subjected to that every week, we've just got nothing to offer on matchday anymore we look clueless and apathetic

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Only my fourth game this season .I couldn't fault the effort,we desperately needed a score after all the early pressure we had and the try Batley scored on half time wS a killer.The sin binning at the start of the second half was what ultimately led to the one sided shoreline.With today's results we are bottom and in deep trouble,on a positive note Samir looked promising.We desperately need the Hawkyard brothers and Watto back in the team ASAP before a gap opens up at the bottom of the table.

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Good debuts for both new lads, totally agree we need the Hawkyards back in the team.

For 30 or so minutes we were in that game against a side that has lost three times this season a marked improvement on last week.

Our three home games against the lower end clubs at home are now crucial.

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What you say is right Alan. It's just a bit worrying when a 46-10 home defeat represents a marked improvement.

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We could have been in the game with some ideas in attack in the first 30 minutes  but unfortunately we were devoid.

 

The sinbinning of Morrison alone was harsh. Surely in a fight both would get sin binned.

 

It changed the game. No doubt we were going to lose but not by such a margin. Four tries in the ten minutes Morrison was off.

 

Then we gave up pretty much.

 

Very disappointing at times we really look like  men against boys.

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The worrying thing is that the other teams around us seem to be performing reasonably well.Will wins in the home games against Keighley,Barrow and York be enough to save us?

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... we really look like  men against boys.

 

That's how you could describe it I suppose. In our league we have the 'Big 5' ("the men") at the top, Sheffield (top 43 pts) and Leigh (5th 34 pts). Below Leigh, adrift in 6th place on 25 pts we have Dewsbury who lead a pack of also-rans ("the boys"). Playing any of the top five is a bit like going up against opposition from an actual higher league as it were, the Championship Premier league.

We simply had no answer to Batley's (as also with Fax last time) sheer pace and well drilled backing up routines.

 

:tease:  :yahoo:  :sungum:

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Bad day all round today for the Lions, seeing some of the other results involving the teams around us.  worrying times

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The only players to perform today with any credit were Danny Bridge and Samir.

No leader,no direction. Ian Watson cannot return fast enough. Our so called half backs Ianson and Ainscough were none existant. How much longer do we give Chambers. I suppose he will be given more time otherwise it will appear a poor decision to appoint him. If there is no improvement shortly we will drop out of the division.

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Just an observation from watching Chambers and I've heard that he's highly regarded by some of the players but for me there doesn't seem to be anything about him.He never seems to get animated or enthusiastic .Maybe that's just how he is but I just can't envisage him being inspirational .

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Yesterday was bad and yes most players dont seem to be performing but for me chambers must take full responsibility, we look clueless in attack, and if anything were getting worse and any half decent coach should be able to coach a few basic plays in to the team but for me hes improved nothing.

Sadly we are now In big trouble!

Ps. I don't care that he as come from Warrington but hes simply not doing the job.

Wayne

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Should have given the job to watto, I reckon the lads would have at least respected him more.

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Well I thought Watto for the job all along but I'm still behind Mr Chambers because as we've seen on tv tonight its not just who the coach is but the attitude within the players individually and as a group which is most important.

A magician couldn't have hynotised Salfords 17 into a decent performance and our team too appears to have lost all self belief and resilience. Would a change of coach change that? I doubt it.

We have chopped and changed a great deal this season and I think we have to give the man in charge a chance...in my opinion just for the sake of stability if nothing else. ..

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Personally I think the lack of ideas on attack was the down fall of the team yesterday - was it 18 straight play the balls and nothing to show for it, we dominated most of the first half and came away 12 points down. We never run from deep - so the "long" pass is easy to pick off when the attacking line is flat, our half backs were creating very little but on the occasion when Chaz made a half break there was no one backing up.

So the 2nd half was always going to be difficult as all the effort had been spent in the first - had the team scored a try in the first half I think the result would have been different. Morrison going to the sin bin was the turning point for me - I just think the team gave it their best shot in the first half and ran out of steam early on in the second.

 

The main problem I see now is one of confidence, on the back of two bad defeats - I fear for the team on Thursday against a much improved Doncaster and if the team does lose then I think survival in Championship 1 will be tough.

 

 

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 I think survival in Championship 1 will be tough.

Crikey Wayne......I hope we'd be able to hold our own down there at least!!!!! ;)

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The main problem I see now is one of confidence, on the back of two bad defeats - I fear for the team on Thursday against a much improved Doncaster and if the team does lose then I think survival in Championship 1 will be tough.

You do know that that this is a cup game on Thursday? Would be harsh to relegate us for getting knocked out of he cup.

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OK I meant to say Championship - also I know its a cup match but another defeat regardless of the fact it is a cup match, will knock the teams confidence - especially against a team we beat earlier in the season.........and for me building confidence (and some ideas on attack) is key to the teams survival in the league.............I am sure the coaching staff are aware of this..........

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OK I meant to say Championship - also I know its a cup match but another defeat regardless of the fact it is a cup match, will knock the teams confidence - especially against a team we beat earlier in the season.........and for me building confidence (and some ideas on attack) is key to the teams survival in the league.............I am sure the coaching staff are aware of this..........

I agree Wayne.

This is a match which could do wonders for a team low on confidence and for me a good win is essential to help us push on in the league.

 

It's going to be tight but I still think we will stay up.

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Yesterday was bad and yes most players dont seem to be performing but for me chambers must take full responsibility, we look clueless in attack, and if anything were getting worse and any half decent coach should be able to coach a few basic plays in to the team but for me hes improved nothing.

Sadly we are now In big trouble!

Ps. I don't care that he as come from Warrington but hes simply not doing the job.

Wayne

I know what you mean Wayne but do you honestly think GC doesnt work on moves during training? The days of training by running up and down the field passing the ball across the line and back are well over. Even a bad coach practices moves in both attack and defence.

The problem may lay in whoever assesses the defensive line in front of him and then sets up the move. We dont have anyone to do that at the moment. If the move isnt called correctly or not understood then it breaks down.

We need Watson fit to direct the gang or another midfield bully to sort it out!

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I know what you mean Wayne but do you honestly think GC doesnt work on moves during training? The days of training by running up and down the field passing the ball across the line and back are well over. Even a bad coach practices moves in both attack and defence.

The problem may lay in whoever assesses the defensive line in front of him and then sets up the move. We dont have anyone to do that at the moment. If the move isnt called correctly or not understood then it breaks down.

We need Watson fit to direct the gang or another midfield bully to sort it out!

I Understand Watto may feature on Thursday.

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