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We can say all we like about mistakes, penalties and defence but the reason we're not better than we are is because we don't score enough tries, and we don't score enough tries because we have one game plan so there's no variation. The defence knows what we are going to do and soaks it up, and if they're under no pressure at their end they can play as they like in attack.

We've done well in our first season but it could be better still.

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We can say all we like about mistakes, penalties and defence but the reason we're not better than we are is because we don't score enough tries, and we don't score enough tries because we have one game plan so there's no variation. The defence knows what we are going to do and soaks it up, and if they're under no pressure at their end they can play as they like in attack.

We've done well in our first season but it could be better still.

if we are going to continue to try to out muscle teams down the middle of the park through the forwards then the PTB has to be alot faster to keep momentum going sucking in the defence then some slick passing out wide is needed where the gaps should be.

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if we are going to continue to try to out muscle teams down the middle of the park through the forwards then the PTB has to be alot faster to keep momentum going sucking in the defence then some slick passing out wide is needed where the gaps should be.

There's nothing wrong with taking teams on down the middle IF you have follow up from support players and some offloads. In our case we know that the first 3 or 4 times in any set of six it will be one man on his own trying to make yards. Heaven forbid that he actually breaks a tackle or could give out a pass because 9 times out of 10 there's no-one there to take it.

Compared to other teams our passing along the line is pedestrian at times and struggles to get to the outside backs. When I watch other games on Premier Sports, etc, I see far more support play and quicker passing along the line than we get from our team. Why is that? Do we train for this sort of thing?

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keith i think thats our biggest problem and it has been since scotty kaighan left. even callum for all his attributes rarely backs up play, we see lupton use his step and make a break but hes not the quickest and he never has anyone alongside him to offload.

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That's the frustration isn't it guys that us fans see time and time again . You may not be the most talented , but you can nail the basics, and you can improve things like passing , support play and attacking options with training and coaching . But we rarely see improvements , we see the same deficiencies like Groundhog Day . Good patches , numb patches , same deficiencies repeated , same performances repeated , same interviews repeated . If you're improving consistently through learning and working you take it , but we see the same game over n over again . No one will be surprised if we beat Dews ... And not one of us will be surprised if we lose to Dews .Teams beat us just doing those basics , they take you a long way when you're well drilled as well , but with us theres no consistent baseline of performance , you just turn up not knowing what you're gonna get . We have the individual players to produce the goods when it clicks , but we also have the team to bomb out when the errors and brain explosions return . I agree we've done ok , but I'm in the camp that thinks it could have been better in results and far better in performance . We see glimpses which tease us then its gone again ... And I look down the names on the sheet and try to work out why ?

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Apparently we look like world beaters in training , but passing it along the line will look good . It's transferring that to a game situation and being able to adapt and vary your attack that gets results.

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Apparently we look like world beaters in training , but passing it along the line will look good . It's transferring that to a game situation and being able to adapt and vary your attack that gets results.

 

Careful... BKM will report back that we are claiming to be "world class"

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The one thing that sticks in my mind after watching 9 of your games this season is the lack of communication on the field. I cannot recall Connor opening his mouth on Sunday and tbf its not just him. Direction on the park needs addressing and its probably due to the number of changes in the halves. Whatever the pairing they should be getting equal time in training sessions and nothing stops them opening there mouths and guiding the team around.  Wonky hit the nail on the head when he spoke about training and who does / doesn't turn up . That cannot continue if your are going to be successfull in this league. 

 

How many of the lads actaully get up on a Thursday & if I was Charlo and using DR I would insist on them making it up as well ( unless the cost of expenses is prohibiting) 

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Thanks for that mate , pretty poor if that's a reflection of things . Dunno what Acton was doing there , and we're doing our best backing Paddy but he didn't help himself there . Two guys you'd expect more from so obviously a poor day and poor attitude all round in that first half

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