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Apologies for starting a thread about an actual match but I do wonder if anyone is interested in how we might get on this Sunday.

 

The weather promises to be pretty warm once more so might be a factor- will our superior fitness win the day, or is this my delusion?

 

 

I forecast that we will see a side with few changes from previous weeks which doesn't bode particularly well on the attacking front. However York have also flattered to deceive recently so I expect us to hold the upper hand:

 

 

Rams 24 - 14 Wasps

 

Att: 745

 

 

I shall continue to buy a lottery ticket in hope rather than expectation.

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This game could be tricky to forecast,York looked good in attack last Thursday,that lad Johnson looked good,why didn't he have a run in our side when he was fully fit i don't know,but defence let them down.Hoping the good side of the rams turn up on Sunday.I will go for Rams 24- York 22 att 845.

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Dews 44 York 12. Without Simon Brown, they're clueless.

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So Worky get beaten and take it out on us and I wonder, as the same fate hit York, then they will want to prove themselves. Cannot see us winning without changes being made, but we only have 17 fit men usually, so there will be few made.

Dewsbury 16 - 28 York

Att 812

Disappointing for the rest of the season I am guessing.

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Once again it's guess work which team will turn up. I think it works both ways CF after such a poor showing last time out we have something to prove. York are missing Brown and don't have a good away record. I think we will win.

Dewsbury 22- York 16

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We certainly do have something to prove and it seems to be every match, yet we fail to come near our (coach's and spectators' alike) expectations. It seems like a continuous boxing bout, we get knocked down, stagger to our feet, only to be floored again.

I think York will have their first away win on Sunday I fear.

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I think York will have their first away win on Sunday I fear.

 

It'll be York's first away win in the league since Dewsbury in 2011, should it happen!

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Dare I say it.......how's Pryce playing?

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Dare I say it.......how's Pryce playing?

 

He's just won you the game

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Well we won and for the Pryce bashes, he produced a flash of class to make the match winning break and offload.

Thought Walshaw and Nash were outstanding and along with OBrien were my MoM. But offered little on attack, no offloads, York slowed our PTBs down and won the collision. Credit to Hyde for the chase back and tackle which saved a try but his passing has become very slow and asks no questions of the defence. Is he injured? He looked like he was struggling.

Schofield um.. His defence is weak and his passing too slow to play acting half. Yes he put some kicks in which led to a try but his defence is too lightweight. York certainly targeted him on attack.

Thought Goulding had a good game taking on the line and with his kicking.

Maybe this is a controversial suggestion but how about Putting a full back James CrVen at full back and play winger Dale Morton on the wing? Pryce looked a bit better at centre and he did win is the game.

Hopefully a couple more wins and we should be safe from relegation, but everyone seems to be picking up at least a bonus point.

Buchanan running across in front of the kicker reminded me of the last time I saw that happen at Dewsbury.....it was the York trainer who did it!

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Well we won and for the Pryce bashes, he produced a flash of class to make the match winning break and offload.

Thought Walshaw and Nash were outstanding and along with OBrien were my MoM. But offered little on attack, no offloads, York slowed our PTBs down and won the collision. Credit to Hyde for the chase back and tackle which saved a try but his passing has become very slow and asks no questions of the defence. Is he injured? He looked like he was struggling.

Schofield um.. His defence is weak and his passing too slow to play acting half. Yes he put some kicks in which led to a try but his defence is too lightweight. York certainly targeted him on attack.

Thought Goulding had a good game taking on the line and with his kicking.

Maybe this is a controversial suggestion but how about Putting a full back James CrVen at full back and play winger Dale Morton on the wing? Pryce looked a bit better at centre and he did win is the game.

Hopefully a couple more wins and we should be safe from relegation, but everyone seems to be picking up at least a bonus point.

Buchanan running across in front of the kicker reminded me of the last time I saw that happen at Dewsbury.....it was the York trainer who did it!

 

 

 

 

Echo all that, and yes, swapping Craven and Morton (who had a mare TBH and was no way MOM) just might work, radical as it is. KP won us the match, and if he kicks on (and I still think he will) he could be a crowd favourite. Last thoughts - why, on a day when we desperately needed someone who could scatter defences, was Aizue in the bar and not on the bench, and where was Liilicrop. Oh - and were Hales and lack of Pace (Watkinson) playing today, only I never saw them. 

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This one wont please many but thinks Tonks for all his effort just lacks the size to make ground on attack. Would prefer Lillycrop or Aizue in at propr with Hepworth back into second row.

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For the first hour, York  were by far the best team on the field. They were  a yard faster in all departments. However , well done to The Rams for the way they fought back late on.  I can never quite understand that Karl Price thing. I know he isn't the world's best, but is he the worst player on the field? I think not. There was  war of words between two Rams fans in the South Stand in the second half. Would The Rams be world beaters without him?  The budget for players dictates the calibre of player on show. The word scapegoat come to mind regarding Karl Price. As for the match, it was a vital win. The winning try was probably the best moment of the season.

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For the first hour, York  were by far the best team on the field. They were  a yard faster in all departments. However , well done to The Rams for the way they fought back late on.  I can never quite understand that Karl Price thing. I know he isn't the world's best, but is he the worst player on the field? I think not. There was  war of words between two Rams fans in the South Stand in the second half. Would The Rams be world beaters without him?  The budget for players dictates the calibre of player on show. The word scapegoat come to mind regarding Karl Price. As for the match, it was a vital win. The winning try was probably the best moment of the season.

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For the first hour, York  were by far the best team on the field. They were  a yard faster in all departments. However , well done to The Rams for the way they fought back late on.  I can never quite understand that Karl Price thing. I know he isn't the world's best, but is he the worst player on the field? I think not. There was  war of words between two Rams fans in the South Stand in the second half. Would The Rams be world beaters without him?  The budget for players dictates the calibre of player on show. The word scapegoat come to mind regarding Karl Price. As for the match, it was a vital win. The winning try was probably the best moment of the season.

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To all those who say that Pryce should not be in the team, he has just shown why he is in the team. Had to laugh at one bloke giving both Morro and Pryce stick via his uneducated comments (obviously trying to impress his woman!) then clapping and applauding the last try saying what great play it was!!  :sclerosis::girlwerewolf:

 

How did Morton get man of the match? How does someone watch a match and miss the high tackle on Scotty Hale? How does someone watch the match and not realise Watkinson forcing himself towards the york line with 3 in tow?

 

It wasn't pretty but showed some of the spirit we know they have in the last 20 minutes. There were a lot of players who did not play as well as they know they can today but as a TEAM they stuck together. What a shame the fans cannot manage that!!!

 

By the way for me Austin deserves man of the match!!

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To all those who say that Pryce should not be in the team, he has just shown why he is in the team. Had to laugh at one bloke giving both Morro and Pryce stick via his uneducated comments (obviously trying to impress his woman!) then clapping and applauding the last try saying what great play it was!!  :sclerosis::girlwerewolf:

 

How did Morton get man of the match? How does someone watch a match and miss the high tackle on Scotty Hale? How does someone watch the match and not realise Watkinson forcing himself towards the york line with 3 in tow?

 

It wasn't pretty but showed some of the spirit we know they have in the last 20 minutes. There were a lot of players who did not play as well as they know they can today but as a TEAM they stuck together. What a shame the fans cannot manage that!!!

 

By the way for me Austin deserves man of the match!!

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Double post.

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There was also much "debate" in the South Stand and the word "rubbish" was used many times in the discussion. Like most I was pleased with the outcome but thought we actually pinched it - the York fans must have been very disappointed not to get the win.

 

I believe that random criticism of fans who aren't enjoying our present style and effectiveness is unwarranted. People who have been watching the game for many years know quality RL when they see it, and they aren't at present. I can't go along with the theory that the fans are the problem and if they were just more positive then everything will be alright, because it won't.

 

Our attacking play today was woeful: all of our tries were opportunistic with O'Brien pulling one out of the hat again; none of those tries could be said to be down to any kind of structured approach. There is no pattern, at least that I can see, in our attacking play, and a failure to play simple straightforward attritional RL is something that has many spectators shaking their heads. Our defence is enthusiastic but haphazard with very little noticeable pattern - we don't move as a unit; some players continuously come out of the line, wingers can't mark their opponents, and worst of all our defence around the play the ball was truly pathetic today: the number of scampers from dummy half that they were allowed to make was astonishing.

 

I am sure that everyone is working very hard and to the utmost of their abilities but I can't for the life of me see any discernible improvement in team structure or performance this season. (No better than Jowett was a muttered comment by some today.) the final irritation for me was in reading GM's programme notes after the game in which he refers to:

 

1. our considerable improvement since we last player York despite our injury crisis

 

2. a desire to build on this season's improved form to date

 

3. our intention to "go up a notch" in 2014

 

Maybe it's just me failing to understand the nuances of the game but I think we're getting worse.

 

 

 

We'll be OK - we'll pick up a few more points before the season's out and the weaker teams won't make up the difference. In fact I reckon that we will now make the play-offs - a fact that some will claim as progress. But I'm still not a happy bunny.

 

 

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Didn't see that coming at HT. We looked lost for the first 60 mins. Some of the attacking plays as were poor, a couple of times at PTB there was nobody at first receiver. To carry on with the negatives do we have an on field captain? When we were flat there was nobody to gee up the players. Not sure why craven and Morton swapped positions neither looked comfortable seemed a bit odd.

Not sure we look like a team yet. Anyway Walshaw and AOB had good games. Gouldings kicking has variety and with abit of luck could have had a couple tries. He took some stick from the fans not sure why. Pryce is an enigma, great break and offload for the winning try. He splits opinion hearing the home fans arguing is a strange one. York tackled well GT must be wondering how they lost this game.

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