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No I guess he isn't , but neither is he knocking the door in to shift Murphy . His game has got a few to many rough edges this season . Not sure what to do with him - maybe get him shifted to centre with Red , or go the whole hog of playing 6 and really spark him . He seems to be lapsing in concentration on the wing . At full back you're always in the game and can't switch off , maybe he goes to sleep a bit and needs to be involved ...Dunno . He's our xfactor player , up to PV I guess to get the best out of him as we need it in attack . I remember a game last year when he floated in the middle and was dangerous , Leigh was it ?

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Just got back from the game we played very well in bad conditions our defence was very good in attack was just basic rugby and it paid off in the end also big callam played his best game so far took 4-5 players to stop him but big Brett and matty were top draw and just to add mr Lupton kicking was bob on even 40/20 in there

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Like to see us use big Callum more from now on . Sheer size like that is a weapon in itself . PV has done sterling work on the defence , as Aussies do . He's talking more now of working on moves and getting value for attack , so hopefully the package comes together . Powell , Manfredi and Gelling would push that along !!

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Ha ha you guys are so bitter it's unbelievable nice win though

Nobody was talking about you or your game until weighman, a Doncaster fan, made comment that Donny only had 4 DR players not 5 as Cox had said on the radio, so how is that us being bitter? You need to read the other posts instead of jumping right in.

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Just got back from the game we played very well in bad conditions our defence was very good in attack was just basic rugby and it paid off in the end also big callam played his best game so far took 4-5 players to stop him but big Brett and matty were top draw and just to add mr Lupton kicking was bob on even 40/20 in there

About time for Lupton. The ability is there just a matter of motivating him by the look of it

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Leagues really condensing below top 3 . What a dogfight !! Fascinating and unpredictable . Crusaders get touched up by Rochadale ... Crusaders win at Halifax ... We win at Rochdale etc etc . Haven get nilled then win twice etc etc .Premier Sports hang your head ( if you've come out of your sulk )...

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The game changer for me was having both Matty and Lupton on the field together, best rugby I've seen from Lupton this season. We got some good chances down our left side and could have ran away with it, credit to Rochdale, that team is full of heart.

It might not be coming off yet but there's definitely a structure building in our attack.

Another good show from forber today, viewers is bringing the best out of him.

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Really happy with today's performance all 17 lads put in a shift today!! Matty bossed the game for us directing us around the park shacks, coward and mcavoy made the yards, our make shift props Rooney and olstrum made more yards, big Callum had a great stint attracting 4 or 5 and Brett and Stacky scared them senseless!! That's just the forwards!! Great win! Also some nice Rochdale people made us feel very welcome also!! Up the town,

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Ameliasdaddy i often feel that's a good way for us . We're struggling to go round teams and we have good dummy half threats like Matty , Callum , Karl , Lupton , even Carter can scoot , so let's use them . Speed up the ruck and get darting up the guts and play the link play off that . You can definitely see the work done on the training paddock seeping through . PV knows what's what and has got a grasp of things .

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He said our kicking game had improved from Forber, Lupton and Callum. He also said that it would be a difficult game for us next week at Fev because their new coach will want to bring new ideas in, etc. He was pleased with our defence although he said it should have been nil to them as he didn't think their try was a try.

our kicking game since the Derby has really picked up and we have landed 5 points! Big phil must have read the forum after the haven game.

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He'll read it after every game ... Notepad in hand . Maybe ...

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Ha yeah he will read it when he needs a laugh as I'm sure the players do.

A fantastic win on the road yesterday, a BP at least against Fev is achievable with the right attitude and we have def turned a corner now. Carl is playing very well these last few games which is credit to him and PV for seeing it in him. If Peter can get his consistency sorted we won't need any Wigan half backs.

Up the Town.

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On field communication looks to be much improved, team spirit never seemed in doubt to me but looks especially good, our defence was brutal at times yesterday and the fitness seems to have improved.

Was Calum injured as I dont remember seeing him in the second half, thought he might have been brought on to spell Matty.

Difference for me with forber is hes a better 7 than he is a 6, but with Calum playing half, forber always seems to be at 6.

I had a good laugh with some Rochdale fans but my god they want everything, we were always offside, every pass was forward, always lying on, referee gave us everything. They never put a foot wrong do they, even when they took Calum out off the ball which was so late it was nearly next week he was playacting acording to them, should rename them Rochdale Angels.

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On field communication looks to be much improved, team spirit never seemed in doubt to me but looks especially good, our defence was brutal at times yesterday and the fitness seems to have improved.

Was Calum injured as I dont remember seeing him in the second half, thought he might have been brought on to spell Matty.

Difference for me with forber is hes a better 7 than he is a 6, but with Calum playing half, forber always seems to be at 6.

I had a good laugh with some Rochdale fans but my god they want everything, we were always offside, every pass was forward, always lying on, referee gave us everything. They never put a foot wrong do they, even when they took Calum out off the ball which was so late it was nearly next week he was playacting acording to them, should rename them Rochdale Angels.

come on, that's all you here at every rugby ground. Town fans are terrible for the offside and forward pass shouts. From the odd comment about the game on the Rochdale forum they seem a gracious bunch and actually give town a lot of credit

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come on, that's all you here at every rugby ground. Town fans are terrible for the offside and forward pass shouts. From the odd comment about the game on the Rochdale forum they seem a gracious bunch and actually give town a lot of credit

 

Where did I say anything about them not being gracious, the group I sat with were spot on, but were crying for everything, and I mean everything, to the point they were starting to find it funny. Of course you hear it at every ground, that was bordering on the ridiculous yesterday though.

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Yeah I've gotta say it gets boring listening to it at DP sometimes. The ref is either gonna give off sides or he is gonna let it go unless somebody is way off but we get the repeated " off side" shouts every time we are under pressure and the we have the ball.

I think if Rochdale were winning the shouts would have stopped as they would at DP. It is always funny when we play Haven because it is more intense both sets of fans shout for anything, although it's probably easier to hear at the wreck as they are so quiet!!!

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Yeah I've gotta say it gets boring listening to it at DP sometimes. The ref is either gonna give off sides or he is gonna let it go unless somebody is way off but we get the repeated " off side" shouts every time we are under pressure and the we have the ball.

I think if Rochdale were winning the shouts would have stopped as they would at DP. It is always funny when we play Haven because it is more intense both sets of fans shout for anything, although it's probably easier to hear at the wreck as they are so quiet!!!

yeah it's getting very tedious. Every single play the ball is offside for the away team, but apparently town haven't been offside for about 7 years now. Lol. Ameliasdaddy I never meant anything by it, I was just making the point that we are as bad as any for it

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Pretty sad then if they're all just having a laugh at us . Get a good mood of the core fans here and there's plenty of informed opinion around .

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Callum got a knock to the neck but PV said he would be alright next week. I see the penalty count yesterday was 5 - 2 in Rochdale's favour so maybe they are angels on the field!!!!!!!!

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See the bit about Fev linking up with Wakefield on DR ... They're you go

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I commented yesterday on this thread about us having the worst attack record in the league table but the other side of that particular coin is the fact that we have the 4th best defensive record which has brought us bonus points for narrow defeats.

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I commented yesterday on this thread about us having the worst attack record in the league table but the other side of that particular coin is the fact that we have the 4th best defensive record which has brought us bonus points for narrow defeats.

i find our defence very odd, we're really solid facing strong attacks and set plays, then go and let a daft one in. But it is something that we've had for a few years and it's kicked on again this year.

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Very rare we get split in open play . Often just scrappy ones off kicks or just muscle on the line . I like it that PV constantly mentions the ratio of opportunities and territory we have to tries scored .He's aware and no doubt drilling it a lot . Next week will be an acid test for both sides of our game - defence against a top side , and scoring tries , seeing we dominated a lower end team and scored 10 points . However well we did yesterday I think we need some Wigan firepower back for this to compete

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I don't often agree with Mark Aston , but I'm with him here ... 'I thought the referee was very poor, there's no doubt about that . He shouldn't be refereeing at this level ' . Yes , that's Mr Cobb .

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Talking about referees Mr sweet at haven yesterday was the worst I've ever seen he was giving penalties for nothing at times it seemed like every time donny attacked they where getting penalties but saying that we had a few aswell he must have awarded over 30 penalties in the game

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