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Must be in with a really good chance of having 3 wins under our belt by the time we play Whitehaven.
If that doesn't give a boost to our home attendance I don't know what will.

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if we can overcome our bogey  Eagles team we can be top two when we play the two pointers on Good Friday.

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if we can overcome our bogey  Eagles team we can be top two when we play the two pointers on Good Friday.

Good grief we are getting carried away. Am waiting until Monday before I start wearing the rams shirt to bed!

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Good grief we are getting carried away. Am waiting until Monday before I start wearing the rams shirt to bed!

Look at the fixtures .In order to stay up we would expect to win 4 of the next 5 if we beat seagulls we will be undefeated going into good friday.

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Look at the fixtures .In order to stay up we would expect to win 4 of the next 5 if we beat seagulls we will be undefeated going into good friday.

Aye, and as my granddad would have said "if ifs and buts were promises we would all be rich" - no, thinking about it, he actually said "if 't dog adn't stopped for a sit, it would a copped t' rabbit" - or something like that. ;)

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Aye, and as my granddad would have said "if ifs and buts were promises we would all be rich" - no, thinking about it, he actually said "if 't dog adn't stopped for a sit, it would a copped t' rabbit" - or something like that. ;)

good to see the lack of optimism still persists.

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One thing we can't afford to do is underestimate Rochdale and also Doncaster in our next 2. No games a guaranteed win although we will probably be favourites for the next 2. We have to to make sure we are switched on every week. We all remember barrow away last season after our good start to the season. Hammering them at halftime, didn't turn up 2nd half and got a spanking! Something tells me though that this season we have a lot more experience in the side to make sure complacency doesn't happen. Ie Godwin, Thackeray ect.. ( on top of likes of prycey, heppi, spicer, ect) Compared to last season when we started off with a very young side . The good thing about this year is we have a good blend of good kids and experience with good players and backup in the squad . Something we perhaps lacked last season. Austin, grayshon, Farrell, wright, tonks , Lillycrop, murphy, Robinson, maranka and schoey are all capable of doing a good job when needed

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One thing we can't afford to do is underestimate Rochdale and also Doncaster in our next 2. No games a guaranteed win although we will probably be favourites for the next 2. We have to to make sure we are switched on every week. We all remember barrow away last season after our good start to the season. Hammering them at halftime, didn't turn up 2nd half and got a spanking! Something tells me though that this season we have a lot more experience in the side to make sure complacency doesn't happen. Ie Godwin, Thackeray ect.. ( on top of likes of prycey, heppi, spicer, ect) Compared to last season when we started off with a very young side . The good thing about this year is we have a good blend of good kids and experience with good players and backup in the squad . Something we perhaps lacked last season. Austin, grayshon, Farrell, wright, tonks , Lillycrop, murphy, Robinson, maranka and schoey are all capable of doing a good job when needed

 

 

Don't worry DTID. Any misplaced confidence will be restricted solely to some supporters and I can't imagine GM allowing any hint of complacency to spread within the squad.

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Rochdale will be no different in approach to Featherstone.The point i was making is that out of the next 5 games 4 are against teams which might be in the scrap at the bottom.Win them and we can look upwards rather than below us. Never mind the doom and gloomers brigade.

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I agree equalizer. They are winnable, and aslong as we don't underestimate them we should win. Roll on Sunday!

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I forgot to mension young Nolan and Beckett too earlier. We have some decent lads to come in if we get afew injuries

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Featherstone only had to turn up to win didn't they? They showed no respect in running those kickable penalties and look what happened to them.

We must guard against complacency. We do not have the right to win. The team must earn a victory and that means every game, especially when we might be judged favourites.

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 A few years ago now i remember going to watch dewsbury at rochdale,hot favourites to win.

They came out winners by about 40 odd points.

A certain ex dews player called wood rang rings round us.I think another ex dews player patchnack played also

.[sorry about the spelling patch].

listen to c f.

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Rochdale won't be easy on Sunday guys.

They've got the Fijian half back playing who respertned Fiji in the World Cup in Ryan Millard.

Apparently they were due to play 5 dual players aganist Sheffield last week to till it got cancelled.

One of them was Mark Flangan who has played in the NRL with Wests tigers .

Apparently there all playing aganist us on Sunday so will be tough.

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It's always better, and perhaps helps you to keep sober, if you perceive your glass as half full rather than half empty.

But remember, there's always a few "beer bandits" about. Like Rochdale and Doncaster at home.

(I do like my metaphors well mixed. irrespective of the level in the glass)

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good to see the lack of optimism still persists.

Here's a quote from another pessimist. "“It was a good win, but it is only one win. We have still got improvements in us. We were a bit off with the ball," yes GM also tempers his optimism with pragmatism.

To assume that the likes of Rochdale, Donny and haven will just roll over for us on the strength of one (impressive) win against a top club, would be showing the kind of disrespect that probably cost fev the game on sunday. FWIW I am optimistic before and during every match (until reality sets in), but I certainly am not even thinking about the Sheffield match or what position we might occupy come easter. I admire your enthusiasm and optimism Equalizer I really do, but I aren't quite ready to start thinking about what we are going to do with the cash we get for being table toppers at the end of the season. I still think about the lessons to be learnt from our friends over the valley, who turned Leigh over on their own gaff, and beat fev, but contrived to lose at home to Donny and Workington - the sporting gods can be very fickle.

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It's always better, and perhaps helps you to keep sober, if you perceive your glass as half full rather than half empty.

But remember, there's always a few "beer bandits" about. Like Rochdale and Doncaster at home.

(I do like my metaphors well mixed. irrespective of the level in the glass)

Makes no odds lattopper - just means theres room for more beer. ;)

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Here's a quote from another pessimist. "“It was a good win, but it is only one win. We have still got improvements in us. We were a bit off with the ball," yes GM also tempers his optimism with pragmatism.

To assume that the likes of Rochdale, Donny and haven will just roll over for us on the strength of one (impressive) win against a top club, would be showing the kind of disrespect that probably cost fev the game on sunday. FWIW I am optimistic before and during every match (until reality sets in), but I certainly am not even thinking about the Sheffield match or what position we might occupy come easter. I admire your enthusiasm and optimism Equalizer I really do, but I aren't quite ready to start thinking about what we are going to do with the cash we get for being table toppers at the end of the season. I still think about the lessons to be learnt from our friends over the valley, who turned Leigh over on their own gaff, and beat fev, but contrived to lose at home to Donny and Workington - the sporting gods can be very fickle.

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Let's not get carried away and take each game as it comes. We need to respect every team we play whether we are favourites or not. Rochdale will be a hard game as they have some very experienced players especially with the D/R players.

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Let's not get carried away and take each game as it comes. 

 

 

Are you saying we shouldn't take each game as it comes ?

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Really looking forward to the first away game of the season on Sunday. Beating Fev last weekend doesn't mean the Rams are suddenly odds on to win the league as many have rightly pointed out. However it does mean that confidence and team morale will be high and winning is the greatest habit to have in sport.

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This is the first season in years,i genuinely feel optimistic about a top 5 finish.But as everyone is saying,lets take one game at a time.i feel come 4.30 tomorrow we,ll have a clearer picture of our chances this year.

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Let's hope the journeyman lump Tommy Gallagher reads the article and shows them how if the is.

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