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  1. How come Tom can't have an opinion on Jack but you can have one after watching 3 games in a Fev shirt where you played him out of position on the wing? The Leeds coaches say Broadbent and Newman on a fairly even path. It says a lot about how highly they rate Jack that he was one of the 19s captains before he came to us. It all depends on how they develop (look at ainscough, unbelievable at first in SL then came to nothing against a Chris Hill who didn't play SL until his mid 20s). For both it's far too early to start having arguments about what they'll be doing in 6 years time!
  2. Genuine question - does your budget include the DR/loan players or are they excluded?
  3. Sackings were discussed on RL Backchat a few weeks ago and the CEO's said similar things about fans wanting the coach sacked but can't recommend any replacements. They also said fans also forget about having to pay off the old staff (usually the whole coaching team go rather than just head coach) then recruiting a new coaching team who also usually want to bring 2-3 players in with them. All in all it ends up being an expensive process for no guaranteed benefit. Look at the division so far this year, Rochdale, Dewsbury. Fev, Toronto, Fax, Leigh have all changed their coaches since last year with differing success rates.
  4. You can get the episodes on Youtube instead. RL Backchat has it's own channel (that's how I watched it).
  5. Needs a new venue for me does Summer Bash. Think Blackpool is a decent place but after a few years it starts to get a bit stale. (it's also be good if one year we didn't have to play the Rams). Hopefully we'll do the same as Good Friday and shut their attack out but with 13 men on the pitch this time.
  6. Self inflicted loss yesterday. Three trys conceded from kicks, one from a simple one-on-one tackle and another soft one from dummy half. Too many individual errors through loose carry's in general play also. Positive's were our pack, Butterworth (who kicked a rare 40/20) and JC/Scott running the ball out of our own half. Sam Wood had possibly his worst game in a Bulldogs shirt. Galbraith looks shaky under a high ball. All in all a frustrating loss. Could have easily been a win.
  7. 1. How do you know what our budget is? I doubt any of our players are on what Higham/Ridyard/Brierley/Douglas are on. 2. No one has blamed Leigh for where we are in the table (please see other thread about Diskin). 3. Most people I've spoken to admit we were beaten by the better side yesterday. It was obvious you had a bit too much for us. 4. Good luck for the rest of the season.
  8. Rettie has been given a 1 match ban. Down referred to tribunal on a Grade D charge for leading with elbow/forearm - Doesn't sound good.
  9. As a Batley fan Shaun Ainscough's cross field kick at Featherstone will forever be remembered. Nearly got us relegated and sent us viral for a few days on social media. Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when John Kear went to speak to him after the game!
  10. Campbell Bienek Joufrett Pleasing thing it’s a hard choice with a lot of good performances.
  11. Personally don’t think you can leave Smeaton out after Friday. Had probably his best game this season and helped Dom defensively when Dewsbury tried to get Ryder to run at Dom. Then one of Brev or Brierley to miss out in the second row.
  12. Ward manning tiara Thought Everett and Smeaton had their best games of the season too and both half backs kicked the ball well.
  13. Agree with this. Didn’t have a good game last week and looked lost in the centres. Better playing in the back row
  14. We've a game Sunday before then. Take it one game at a time, build on last week and hope we don't get any injuries!
  15. Diskin makes changes......gets slated on here for not letting the side settle. He finally keeps the same squad and still gets slated. Feels like some people on here just want him to fail. Im pleased he’s going with the same side again. Hopefully we build on the second half from last week!
  16. Genuine question - After last Sunday would you want him to go with the same side? I know I wouldn't.
  17. Brev is injured this week. Ward was very poor in defence last week so not a surprise he’s been dropped. Rettie been average so far all season also. Changes need to be made after the last few games so pleased to see Dickinson, Bienek, Yates all back in. With the weather tomorrow it’ll be a battle of the forwards. Hopefully we’ll sneak a win!
  18. Squads are named 48 hours before a game. Campbell failed the test on Thursday night.
  19. 1. Cropper - the solitary positive for me, looked like he was getting back to be the player he once was. 2. Wood - for his try and assist. Dont think anyone else did enough to warrant a vote/point.
  20. Personally DR provides a short term fix for clubs but lacks any strategic planning. Not long ago SL clubs wanted a larger share of the TV deal which was widely condemned by all Championship fans. To me DR is one of the contributing factors to SL clubs not valuing the Championship competition. If I were a SL owner and I was sending 4 players to a club each week then the Championship team wanted more money on top of that I'd be questioning why. Until Championship clubs prove they can stand alone and not be reliant on SL, the SL owners/chairman will always think they should get a bigger share of the pot. No other sport has/required a system like this. Loans should remain as an option (minimum 1 month before recall).
  21. Thought you played well on Sunday and with that side won't be far off a top 4 place. Good pack, clever play makers and speed out in the backs. Both Smith's in the pack and Turner at full back look good additions. Day will be good for you - he scores more tries that people give him credit for, we're missing him. King reminds me of Higham at Leigh a couple of years ago, he seems to be 3 plays in front of anyone else on the field.
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