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Who do we want to sign?

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WOULD like to see us give Conner a good spell at stand off and show the form we all expected of him,Lupton and him have both got a decent kicking game,

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Whatever the scenarios I'll be interested to see what they do with Connor this year as well .

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1, 6, 7 and 9 are your main ball players now. !3 is another 'proper' forward e.g Gallen, Burgess

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WOULD like to see us give Conner a good spell at stand off and show the form we all expected of him,Lupton and him have both got a decent kicking game,

Agreed, don't see him as a centre

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Just having a look at our pack now PROPS Coward Rowlandson McAVOY second row Stack Phillips Shackley Morris   LOOSE FOWRARD Olstrom Duerden HOOKER Matty Lucock  Full Back Carter  WINGERS Miller Haney CENTRE Rooney Mossop Connor HALF BACKS Callum Lupton Forber Looking at that to me we need to get 2 props, Full Back, ,Winger.  

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Half back , centre ...Forber is not a consistent top 8 championship level player so that leaves two of necessary quality , and those centres are solid , defensively sound and strong but not frightening defences with their strike power . We must look at both ends of that rope for me this season ... The delivery from the centre to the fringe , and the output of the outside backs at the other end . A couple of players with the skills to sharpen our back line will make a big difference , as our pack is traditionally strong

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Ive heard a few contrasting reports on rowlandson, some say he has a lot of improving to do to make it at our level, others say he is a good signing. Lets he he starts strongly and runs his weight, because lets be honest weve had big props in the past, who have been known to trip over daisies. Ive never seen him play so cant comment but he seems the bigger risk of all our signings.

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I've heard exactly the same . Some don't sound good at all but we can but wait n see

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Yes Dave your right we could do with a good strike  centre ,but what happens if Brett gets an injury, Miller comes back leaving us short on the wing,lets hope we can get Flynn and maybe hulme back 

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Oh yes I'm not saying instead of a winger , as well as . Greedy I know !

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I think Mossop should be given a go on the wing if we get an injury, his defence is sound and his pace is decent and I just think he is slightly lightweight for a centre. Not that he doesn't do a good job at centre when playing tho.

As far as Rowlandson goes I just hope it was Charlo that gave big Kris the belief that turned him into to one of our best props. Because surely if his belief is there he has the size to run through anyone.

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Any word then? Ain't slept a wink

hope we do get a signing today, but I wont be holding my breath. Weve heard these rumours a lot over the last few years, and you wait for the paper and theres nothing.

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Personally I think Mossop should be injury cover this season . We must be looking to inject more zing into the backline and to me that's gotta to come from new blood . Mossop isn't a strike centre or , as we seen in a couple of games , a potent finishing winger . Yes he's a good defender , everyone says , but I think as we look to progress we need more than that now from players who we're looking at to put our points on the board . No sleight on him , he's an ideal squad player but every club needs to evolve and strengthen where they are weakest

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As I say, never hold your breath where town rumours are concerned

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Well there go's my Xmas wish up the spout,nothing in the papers again but, there is a big spread about Houghton coaching the kids at Whitehaven.I thought it was to much to ask for, but I tried and feel really let down having to wait until January for our supposedly 4or5 players to come in,I know the board will be working hard to get the right people in but I am ###### off with the lack of content to the the news&star.Has for us town fans it is bloody hard to read the Evening star every night when all we get is whats going on at Whitehaven,i wouldn't bloody mind if they said a lot of piffle but at least that they were saying something,a good PR man would be saying this and that about who town were looking at or interested in but we get sweet FA,SURELY there must be something just to give us town fans to get EXITED about,but,it seems like they just want to keep there cards close to their chests and hope we all come down on opening day in the thousands,I always say some news is better than no news and the fans from old who came in their thousands to support the world cup will be waiting with baited breath about whats going on at DP in anticipation of new signings coming in,I believe their anticipation will be wilting right now because of no news from the club and I myself would be saying"well if they cannot be bothered to let us fans know whats going on,why should I be bothered to go down to DP if they cannot be bothered to tell us anything,anything",that's all we want,some news please.Merry xmas to all town fans old AND new and hopefully a very Happy New Year especially in January hahahahahaha. :santa: :santa:  :kingxmas: PS.Merry Xmas to the B.O.D. and a Happy New Year to you all,and I know I might be a boring #### and I know you work hard for the club,but ,I work hard has a town fan trying to get people to come down to DP.

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They seem to be more successful signing players (albeit in January rather than wasting contract money for the months that there aren't any games) than anyone has been trying to encourage people to Derwent Park though.....

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Lets all judge the signings, board etc after the season. Not 3 months before a ball is kicked

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Fully agree Wonky. They haven't let us down in previous seasons so why should it change now.

Let's hope it doesn't

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It doesn't have to be about signings to get some news in the papers after all Haven seem to do very well with scoops like JJP's haircut and now a Haven player to coach kids, whoever would have thought that!!!!  

 

In todays T & S the Reds had the main story on the front page, plus three quarters of the back page and half of the inside back page.   Even the Comets had twice as much as us on the back page plus a blog on the inside.   We had a couple of paragraphs at the bottom corner of the back page.   I have in the past complained to the Editor and it always comes back that they can only publish what they get told.   They have in the past made excuses about it being the close season for Town but that doesn't seem to apply for the Comets or the Reds when it's their close season

 

As troutmaster says most of the impetus from the World Cup has been lost with many people who took an interest in the matches, which is a shame.

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Is that a fact or just an opinion. That's very difficult to quantify. I know plenty of people over there and their kids are still talking about it and they still mention it when I speak to them so I would say that's more of an assumption.

I'll know more for definite when I get back for Xmas but I think those games will live long in the memory.

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That's not to say we couldn't do with more info at times. Personally I'd rather have less factual information than ###### on a regular basis.

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I'm not so sure your right Keith, apparently season ticket sales are well ahead of last year with quite a few from outside of allerdale. People need to take a step back and realise our board us made up of people with real jobs doing the best they can in there own spare time for nothing more than the love of our club. Cut them some slack.

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However things come together ultimately , I agree with Keith that communication , especially in the offseason when interest needs maintained , needs to be kept going and the link between club and fan kept strong . Even it's just repeated encouragement and reassurance about things . We're not a secret society , and at times wild rumour and tripe seep into the gaps . Even a tripe rebuttal would be useful !

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