Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:10 PM
On reading the RL Express, (admittedly sneakily in Smiths on Northumberland Street in Newcastle) it gave Byron Smith the plaudits.
I just thought it was interesting how we all view the games and performances differently.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:03 PM
I thought Walton carried the ball regulalry and well to be honest, but wonder if the rating had anything to do with the fact 2 Fax tries (Tyrer and Handforth) came down his side, and in fairness it looked as if perhaps our line could have dealt with them slightly better, especially for the Handforth one. Hard to be overly criticial of the meanest defence in the division so far though after 5 games, 2 of which have been against last year's NRC and Grand Final winners.
With a bit of a luck in terms of injuries (hopefully only Applegarth a victim from Thursday night) and a little more clinicalness and composure with ball in hand, we wont be far of challenging this season.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:08 PM
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:26 PM
I thought Keegan had his best game in a Batley shirt. The lines he was running must have been part of the game plan and the impact they had on the Fax defence can't be underestimated.
I think KH looks a completely different player now than when I can remember him at Dewsbury. He makes really good yards every carry. Choosing a man of the match is difficult I reckon because we all look for and appreciate different things in the game. As an ex-prop, I enjoy some good graft, so I notice Smith, Hirst, Davies and Applegarth. Applegarth in particular puts in so much graft that goes unnoticed. Davies does too and just has so much energy from start to finish. Campbell has really caught the eye of late too. Anyway, most of the time it;s purely down to personal choice.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:30 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:20 AM