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Centurians Vs Bulldogs 16th Feb 2014 - Match Predictions

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I don't think we lost any game last season by more than twenty DD, I think that is where Greavesy's optamism comes from. Trouble is its nearly a new team, although I too share Mr G's optamism, I don't think we will win as many games as last season (no team will), but I also don't think we will lose many, if any by 20+ JK is too good a coach and our defence in preseason has looked very good especially against the two weaker championship teams we nilled.....

 

 

And before the weirdo's on the poor side of the valley get all uppity I still refuse to accept that forward pass on boxing day should have been given, ergo 10 - Nil :onthequiet:  

Your wife gave me this old video of you last night in bed piggy. 

 

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I don't think we lost any game last season by more than twenty DD, I think that is where Greavesy's optamism comes from. Trouble is its nearly a new team, although I too share Mr G's optamism, I don't think we will win as many games as last season (no team will), but I also don't think we will lose many, if any by 20+ JK is too good a coach and our defence in preseason has looked very good especially against the two weaker championship teams we nilled.....

And before the weirdo's on the poor side of the valley get all uppity I still refuse to accept that forward pass on boxing day should have been given, ergo 10 - Nil :onthequiet:

Campbell offside

Ball steal was a wrong call

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I don't think we lost any game last season by more than twenty DD, I think that is where Greavesy's optamism comes from. Trouble is its nearly a new team, although I too share Mr G's optamism, I don't think we will win as many games as last season (no team will), but I also don't think we will lose many, if any by 20+ JK is too good a coach and our defence in preseason has looked very good especially against the two weaker championship teams we nilled.....

 

 

And before the weirdo's on the poor side of the valley get all uppity I still refuse to accept that forward pass on boxing day should have been given, ergo 10 - Nil :onthequiet:  

 

 

I think Sunday will tell us everything we need to know about the coming season. Logically, we really shouldn't be in it. We have virtually a brand new side, which has yet to settle into a rhythm or pattern of play, against a settled side with some of the better players available at our level. The prediction of not losing by more than 20 this season might come unstuck in the very first match.

 

I actually do believe we will be competitive this season, but this match might have come a few weeks too early.

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Campbell offside

Ball steal was a wrong call

0-0

;)

 

Glad to see you agreed with me Coolie that we did actually Nil you :aikido:

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Hey Coolie that'll be nowt fresh!! Seriously though, nearly every club has seen a great turnround in personnel and it may come down early doors to which teams have knitted together quickest. Leigh's recruitment has been nothing short of spectacular and they would rightly be expected to be front-runners, but they've had a poor pre-season without a win I believe, so have they yet knitted? I know we've won 2 lost 2 but each game has been well contested with good performances, and a 20-0 loss to a strong Saints with no DR's speaks volumes to me. As I said it could go horribly wrong for us, for the above reasons, or it could go right by a smidge. I'll plump for the latter, assuming that we can kick our goals, that's my only worry at the moment.

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Lobby Gobblers 12 - Batley 8 with a dubious late try to win it

 

Crowd 1900 before kick off... 600 at full time as only a handful of the BeLEIGHvers will be left after a mass Hari Kari session because they were losing to "little Batley" and couldn't stand the shame with just 30 seconds left. ;)

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Sounds daft after three losses but we are playing the best rugby for many a year and like you I can't wait to see reality on Sunday

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Hopefully were on the eve of the best ever championship season

Something play for,something to avoid

A five team drop will bring a weekly suicidal feeling as the season twists and turns... Gonna be a rollercoaster for all involved

Things that will have to be avoided

Dewsbury.... Players upset at lack of game time.

Batley... New team with a lot to live up too over the last few years

Leigh...balancing the books correctly rather than the wheels on,wheels off culture of late.

Halifax...under achievers for epic proportions... Buckets at the ready for another collection.

Sheffield... Moving back to the dog track a disaster and nowhere near a championship ground.

Featherstone... Budgeted for winning everything from championship final, league down to sharleston junior school egg & spoon race... Will be interesting if they don't....fingers crossed ;)

Cumbria... Teams up there could find it hard... Very hard... Maybe time to look at Cumbria franchise for duper league.. Cos there's no survival for them in championship 1

Wales..., waste of time as London is..championship 1 is where it belongs and should stay until a solid fan base is achieved.

French teams... Catalans doing well,and no doubt Toulouse will be pushed forward to duper league... Weather right or wrong it will happen

Premier sports... Did their best under difficult circumstances.. Don't blame them for taking their bat and ball Home.

Sky... True masters of Rugby league.. And the last great puppeteer the game will ever have.

RFL... Bunch of white collar businessmen that would give the marks brothers a run for their money in organization skills

Inept and not fit for purpose most of the time.

Let the season begin ;)

On you marks

Get set!!

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Leigh 12 Batley 10.

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Sunday 16 February
Kingstone Press Championship Match Preview

Leigh Centurions v Batley Bulldogs (3.00pm)


Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says his team could not have faced a more difficult opening fixture to the new Kingstone Press Championship season.
Rowley said: “It couldn’t get any tougher. Batley have got a good record at Leigh Sports Village, they enjoy coming to us and they’ll be looking forward to it as much as we are.
“This will probably be the most interesting game of the opening round. It’s a tough game for us to start with, but a good one.”
He added: “They’ve had a few changes in their squad, but they’ll be very similar in terms of their style and approach.”
Batley Bulldogs have been dealt a blow on the eve of the new season after Ben Black underwent a knee operation that will keep him out of action for the next three weeks.
But Bulldogs coach John Kear is adamant his side can start the season well on Sunday.
Kear said: “Our attitude and application during pre-season has been first class.
“We’ve been slightly hampered because we’ve had such a turnover of players and training hasn’t been the easiest due to the weather, but we’ve improved in each trial game and we’ll go to Leigh ready for the formidable challenge.
“They’ve a strong squad and that’s been boosted by some good signings, but we’ll be confident too.”

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Non predictable for me but plenty of dropped ball and set moves not really having the desired effect

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No team in the championship will finish a game 20 points ahead against this Bulldog side. too big too strong and we can defend.

 

Oh dear :dance: :dance: :dance:

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No team in the championship will finish a game 20 points ahead against this Bulldog side. too big too strong and we can defend.

come on greavesy,how long have you been watching batley???

you should know better.....i had a feeling when our off-season recruiting didn't look particularly inspiring that these sort results would happen.......

we are a very ordinary side and will be mid table.nothing more.

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come on greavesy,how long have you been watching batley???

you should know better.....i had a feeling when our off-season recruiting didn't look particularly inspiring that these sort results would happen.......

we are a very ordinary side and will be mid table.nothing more.

You and me both, although it gives me nothing but sadness to be proved right in my low expectations.  Unless you are rolling in cash and operating without salary caps, no club can lose almost an entire team of sound players between seasons and hope to recover immediately.  This is like the bad old days.  Either Leigh are playing out-of-this-world rugby or we have completely failed to turn up at all.

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Oh dear :dance: :dance: :dance:

lol at your first post...........

 

 

 

you must be a " unusual person ".....to sign up to a forum just to write that...

did you actually go to the game ?.........guess not

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I getting as daft as someone who'd bet on the first score being a penalty goal, then preceding to score the first try!!!!!!!!!!!

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No team in the championship will finish a game 20 points ahead against this Bulldog side. too big too strong and we can defend.

Remind me...

Is 40 more than 20?? :)

Or does it start next week ;)

Won't take the pizz.. ;0

Just wouldn't be fair to mock the afflicted in their hour of extreme pain

No fun with easy targets ;)

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Wow. I didn't see that coming! They ripped us to bits esp second half. The way they used the ball was fantastic and I don't think Batley wer that bad! Ref was poor but full credit to Leigh. If they can put that performance in against other teams then they will take some stopping.

our season has to start next week. I am now bracing myself for our noisy neighbours to start banging on how they will win the league :lol:

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. I am now bracing myself for our noisy neighbours to start banging on how they will win the league :lol:

They will on todays performance, they were superb in defence, attacking play was a bit shaky but some big hits went in on the line

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