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Next season is massive . It could well determine clubs futures off the pitch as well as on . Getting into that middle group of 12 is very important , and if there's only the nine spots left its gonna be a real dogfight . No doubt Crusaders will strengthen as well , so reinforcing strongly the quality we have is a must , and full availability other than injuries is another must .

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Maintained our league status. Made the playoffs

Finished top placed cumbrian team. Thats something to build on. One negative thing for me is the breaks taken during the season by players. Its semi pro sport and they get paid. That needs addressed. I dont accept the "they have a life too" comments

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Felt a bit sorry for you guys today. You were depleted numbers wise and ran into a Batley side that have really come into form. Thankfully for us, at the right time.

It reminded me a bit of our defeat in the play offs against Sheffield last year.

Congratulations on your very admirable season though. See you next year.

I agree. I thought Workington played well going forward, and Forber and Thackray were outstanding. I believe, as I put on our forum, that Thackray's performance was the best I have seen from a prop this season at the Mount.

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I agree. I thought Workington played well going forward, and Forber and Thackray were outstanding. I believe, as I put on our forum, that Thackray's performance was the best I have seen from a prop this season at the Mount.

Thacks can be outstanding marra, but in a lot of games for Town he was not on the pitch long enough, this I think has frustrated Jamie and Town fans.

Well done today and good luck in the next round.

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It's a pity he didn't do it earlier in the season

apart from the 1st few games when thacks had a few problems i think hes been good all season.

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He tries very hard , sometimes to hard , and because he's always trying to do so much he makes mistakes , but they're not always his fault . If he offloads he's entitled to have a receiver waiting . No one faults him if a mistake comes from trying something . It's the silly things like dropping it in our own end and gobbing to the ref that are annoying . But you easily square the ledger with the rampaging runs and sheer oomph he gives . It's ups n downs , a real roller coaster ride with him , but he gives an xfactor that you wouldn't casually throw away .

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Lost too much weight in my opinion

that seemed to have no affect today, especially when running up hill after making a break. Also showed plenty of strength too.

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I know what your saying Geordie . Maybe add a bit more back , won't do any harm to his other attributes .

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Go nicely on his highlights tape for a contract next season - caused more arguments this year than davidM

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Still a country mile behind you marra !!! All good fun though .

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Where would we be without different opinions. Agree or not I don't mind putting my head above the parapet with mine . They're reasoned and well constructed and thought out ,and not personal , and all because I care about the club and the game . Hell of a state if people didn't care and just as bad if everyone thought and said the same thing . Be a poor forum

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Where would we be without different opinions. Agree or not I don't mind putting my head above the parapet with mine . They're reasoned and well constructed and thought out ,and not personal , and all because I care about the club and the game . Hell of a state if people didn't care and just as bad if everyone thought and said the same thing . Be a poor forum

i will raise a Lambrini to that David .

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I don't even know what that is bomber but it gets plenty of exposure !

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Well, will we have Thacks next season or not? Most posts about him on here in the past few weeks have been about him moving on to Australia. I would like to hear just who we do have for next season for our game seems to be one rumour after another.

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Well, will we have Thacks next season or not? Most posts about him on here in the past few weeks have been about him moving on to Australia. I would like to hear just who we do have for next season for our game seems to be one rumour after another.

i think we will need patience K.T you know how quick news comes out of D.P lol

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Be interesting to see if there's any announcements next week, Barrow are taking shape, kurt haggerty and Nathan mossop resigning at the presentation night was quite a coup

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Well, will we have Thacks next season or not? Most posts about him on here in the past few weeks have been about him moving on to Australia. I would like to hear just who we do have for next season for our game seems to be one rumour after another.

Patience Keith , all in good time . Great season for you guys , I know you crave for more but come october when you sit back and reflex then you will see how well they have done. As for Thacks , let him go and Dowes for that as well . Next year this league will be laden with young hungray men wanting to prove a point to their ex SL employees, you need young fresh blood and that comes with a lesser price tag to what you have at the moment. Its bloddy plentifull if they look right. Wigan have just employed a guy to keep tabs on the cumbrian talent - thats how highly they rate the boys up there . But they shouldnt be blinkered , there are guys around yorkshire and lancashire who can easilty fill a void Thacks,Dowes and Acton leave . I could name you 4/5  young forwards who would eat this league up and they all ex SL academy players who got unlucky with the cut last year , and they all would travel. It sgoing to be interesting next year - I would be all over Leeds ,wakefield and Salford in the off season , they are all looking to get shut of numbers and at the right age and the right price with a decent pedigree.

 

If it was a half back i would try and screw Widnes down for Gilmore for a season, clever clever boy that one but i bet he doesnt come cheap. Hulme & Flynn for a season maybe - No briscoe or Carter ?? Flynn can play fullback and Im surprised he wasnt tried there and left Miller out wide. Hulme could even offer you options other than centre  

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The score line didn't reflect the game in my opinion we played some good rugby some of our best rugby all season one game to many 5 key players missing the amount of games they've had to play has took it's toll come the end of the year. But if anyone had said that we would finish in the play offs and be the top Cumbrian side I would of bit they hand off.

Now lets look forward to next season and get some new players in and resign out players

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Well done Town for a good first season back playing at a higher level. Now lets press on an build on it.

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Patience Keith , all in good time . Great season for you guys , I know you crave for more but come october when you sit back and reflex then you will see how well they have done. As for Thacks , let him go and Dowes for that as well . Next year this league will be laden with young hungray men wanting to prove a point to their ex SL employees, you need young fresh blood and that comes with a lesser price tag to what you have at the moment. Its bloddy plentifull if they look right. Wigan have just employed a guy to keep tabs on the cumbrian talent - thats how highly they rate the boys up there . But they shouldnt be blinkered , there are guys around yorkshire and lancashire who can easilty fill a void Thacks,Dowes and Acton leave . I could name you 4/5 young forwards who would eat this league up and they all ex SL academy players who got unlucky with the cut last year , and they all would travel. It sgoing to be interesting next year - I would be all over Leeds ,wakefield and Salford in the off season , they are all looking to get shut of numbers and at the right age and the right price with a decent pedigree.

If it was a half back i would try and screw Widnes down for Gilmore for a season, clever clever boy that one but i bet he doesnt come cheap. Hulme & Flynn for a season maybe - No briscoe or Carter ?? Flynn can play fullback and Im surprised he wasnt tried there and left Miller out wide. Hulme could even offer you options other than centre

Tom Gilmore is a cracking player and I said in a previous post that I would get him on a season loan.Unless Widnes have him as back up to Brown and Mellor.I feel Craven is the back up but in my opinion Gilmore is a better player.

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Patience Keith , all in good time . Great season for you guys , I know you crave for more but come october when you sit back and reflex then you will see how well they have done. As for Thacks , let him go and Dowes for that as well . Next year this league will be laden with young hungray men wanting to prove a point to their ex SL employees, you need young fresh blood and that comes with a lesser price tag to what you have at the moment. Its bloddy plentifull if they look right. Wigan have just employed a guy to keep tabs on the cumbrian talent - thats how highly they rate the boys up there . But they shouldnt be blinkered , there are guys around yorkshire and lancashire who can easilty fill a void Thacks,Dowes and Acton leave . I could name you 4/5 young forwards who would eat this league up and they all ex SL academy players who got unlucky with the cut last year , and they all would travel. It sgoing to be interesting next year - I would be all over Leeds ,wakefield and Salford in the off season , they are all looking to get shut of numbers and at the right age and the right price with a decent pedigree.

If it was a half back i would try and screw Widnes down for Gilmore for a season, clever clever boy that one but i bet he doesnt come cheap. Hulme & Flynn for a season maybe - No briscoe or Carter ?? Flynn can play fullback and Im surprised he wasnt tried there and left Miller out wide. Hulme could even offer you options other than centre

im sorry mate but theres no chance in hell paddy can play full back. he has 1 big hole in his game and thats catching the bomb, so full back would expose him to that even more. we have 1 of the best young fullbacks around signing so we will be fine there.

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