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27/07/14 - Huddersfield Giants v Catalan Dragons KO 3pm

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Giants to finally get some cohesive form this season and play like the contenders they really are

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Giants to finally get some cohesive form this season and play like the contenders they really are

 

 

Nice thought, but unlikely IMO, If Lunt is back that would improve matters somewhat, afraid my confidence is about on the same level as their enthusiasm, would be nice to be wrong.

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Yeah it's more hope than belief

The players show in patches they can be as good as anyone

Just not at the same time as each other

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Huddersfield Giants’ 19 man squad is as follows in numerical order:

1. Scott Grix
2. Jermaine McGillvary
3. Leroy Cudjoe
4. Joe Wardle
6. Danny Brough
7. Luke Robinson
8. Eorl Crabtree
10. Craig Kopczak
11. Brett Ferres
13. Chris Bailey
14. Michael Lawrence
15. Larne Patrick
17. Ukuma Ta’ai
18. Kyle Wood
19. Jodie Broughton
20. Antonio Kaufusi
21. Anthony Mullally
27. Jake Connor
28. Kruise Leeming

 

Still no Shaun Lunt, although it was announced he was being considered for Sunday's game. Scott Grix is back in the squad, so Jake Connor is likely to be left out if Scott really is fit to start. I guess that Chris Bailey will take on some of the hooking duties again and Kruise Leeming will not be in the match day 17.

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Bailey has done well wherever he has played, but he has said he is not happy at Hooker. Wood has been no great shakes lately, " few have " I would give Leeming a chance, he can hardly spoil anything. Aderson talks on and on about people having to front up, having to fight for places, know what we have to do, all that stuff, Meanwhile he makes no changes other than forced by injury.

 

I don't know what the problems are, and i turn up each game hoping for a different attitude, Anderson claiming all the time to know what they are , and yet chainging nothing seems a poor do to me.  The team listed above  has the class to beat Catalan convincingly at home, Will it happen ? we live in hope but there will need to be a big change in their approach especially in the pack, who look a sorry lot without Lunt to gee them up.

If it goes to the usual style, Catalan will have 20 points on the board before the Giants realize the game has started, still onward and upward " hopefully ".

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That's what you get when you put Bosc aside : a beating.

Pryce and Williams are out of shape and Escaré is in England. 

 

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Well the Giants played like they meant it from minute one today and what a bloody difference it makes

Catalans were dangerous and we had to defend well all game but their whole Giants team stuck to game plan

Well done Kruise Leeming playing a lot more minutes than intended after Kyle Wood went off with an injury, totally didn't look out of place or out of depth

How Joe Wardle isn't in the England train on squad I don't know...

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Bosc wouldn't have saved 38 points being scored against them!

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Well the Giants played like they meant it from minute one today and what a bloody difference it makes

Catalans were dangerous and we had to defend well all game but their whole Giants team stuck to game plan

Well done Kruise Leeming playing a lot more minutes than intended after Kyle Wood went off with an injury, totally didn't look out of place or out of depth

How Joe Wardle isn't in the England train on squad I don't know...

 

Good to hear," last minute family business stopped me from going unfortunately" Glad Leeming went well, and Murphy must have made a difference, Maybe we are turning a corner. I am not slow to critisize them when they are bad, so well done to them today, shame i missed it.

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Certainly movement in the right direction

Next weeks game v Wakey is going to be interesting :O

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finally we come up with a pretty good performance!

defensively we were miles better than we have been, even allowing for pelissier to score the customary try on our line,we put some big hits in and rattled their forwards, their halves ( pryce especially) didn't want to know after half an hour, and save for our usual lack of composure and errors at times could have been a bigger scoreline.

catalan were good in spells an poor in others but in truth they were well beaten, let's hope we can at last kick on now and build some momentum!

 

and i have said before about wardle, if he played in cherry and white or blue and amber he would be a certainty for an England spot ( presuming he won't stick with Scotland), at the moment possibly the best centre in super league!

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