Posts posted by graham fisher
This will be another tough test as we found out in the challenge cup,but we are stronger for this game than we were for the cup game. We need to keep this winning streak going and I think we will.
11 hours ago, SUPERSTUD said:
Personally just seen that this tie is to be screened on The Sportsman channel. Anyone know if the club(s) receive a broadcasting fee? Asking because the attendance figure is likely to be affected. Don’t get me wrong personally it came in handy for me this week as I could not travel to Workington.
They don’t get a fee,same with Via Play who screen the championship games.
53 minutes ago, horbury ram said:
- Referee: B. Milligan
- Reserve Referee: A. Marsh
- Touch Judge 1: S. Houghton
- Touch Judge 2: E. Burrow
Same referee as last week.
1 hour ago, phildog said:
Just a question...what's happened to Buster, is he injured?
Broken his thumb,out between 6 and 12 weeks1 hour ago, Crown Flatter said:
Who is Buster?
1 hour ago, Therein73 said:
you’ll be missed
Game to be played Sunday 2nd April with a 3pm kick off.
39 minutes ago, RogerT said:
These things happen Graham.
They do pal. Expensive as well.
1 hour ago, phildog said:
I'm sure we'll have to pay Rams at least for the electricity for their lights (which are worse than ours.
Yes you will. If our lights are worse than yours,how come we can stage the game but Batley can’t?
Watched the game on Sportsman I had the benefit of seeing replays. Town should have had a try as the ball was on the line but unfortunately the ref was unsure so he looked to his touch judge who must have been the same as it wasn’t given. As for the appeals for a knock on which led to a try for us,for me the Workington player ripped the ball out,my opinion of course. I honestly thought the referee got most of the calls right,I was a bit baffled by his six again calls against us though,did we do anything different to you?
28 minutes ago, The Voodooguru said:
Best team won, but we competed well enough for most of the game. Rams were quicker around the ruck than we were and were a lot more polished in their attacking plays. That said it took a couple of poor refereeing decisions to take the game away from us. That had to be a try under the sticks wasn't it? Can anyone that watched it on TV confirm? And they also scored a try from what looked like a dropped ball in contact which was a 12 point swing and could have made it a different game.
If the rams are the best team in the competition we aren't that far behind. A good experienced half back like a Sykes would make a big difference to us. Our last play kicks are pretty poor on the whole, and we don't have that player that just guides us around dictating the attacking plays. But we are still miles better than I expected at the end of last season.
Let's hope we learn and keep improving UTT.
43 minutes ago, coolie said:
Wouldn't be the first time we'd played 2 games on consecutive days..
I remember in the 70’s I think it was we had a backlog of fixtures,it felt we had a game every other day.
They will be a few Rams fans in attendance unfortunately I won’t be among them which is a shame as I love a away day at Workington. One or two players back in squad that didn’t feature last week so we should be at full strength. Watched the highlights of your game against Doncaster and I thought you were very unlucky. We are going to have to match you physically in the forwards to give us a chance of coming away with the win. Everyone seems to think we are the favourites to come straight back up but I don’t think theirs anything between us,Workington,Oldham,Doncaster and Hunslet. Think we might have a better idea come tomorrow teatime. It’s makings of a great game so I hope it is. Good luck for the season,apart from the two games against us of course.
23 hours ago, homeandawayer said:
We were poor last year and you don't have the best record at Derwent Park. I'm not going to call it but should be an absolute cracker.
Both teams were poor last season and that’s why we were relegated. No disrespect to those who we’ve already played but this is our biggest test so far. Like you say it’s the making of been a cracker,may the best team win. Any win will do for me whether it’s by 1 point or 20.
On 14/03/2023 at 13:09, ivans82 said:
Hope to see a few of you at the Town this Sunday .Are you gunning for promotion this season ? Think as far as Town are concerned i would prefer another season in Div 1 . Unless you have the finances for the Championship , its really tough as we found out last year .
Quite a few travelling for the game,filled a coach and a few going in there cars. Unfortunately I won’t be there as I’ve got a prior engagement this weekend. This should be a good game against a team that are playing some attractive rugby from what I’ve seen of your highlights,very unlucky against Doncaster last Sunday.
13 hours ago, Crown Flatter said:
Trouble is, we should be playing at London Skolars on the 22nd. Double header?
No problem we play Skolars on the 22nd then good nights sleep then play Broncos on the 23rd.
2 minutes ago, coolie said:
And who do we play in the 5th round if we win??
Don’t know I’ve been trying to find out.
Been drawn at home to Widnes in 4th round of challenge cup,to be played on the weekend of 1st/2nd April.
10 hours ago, Wakefield Ram said:
Not a criticism but there's a big gap between Championship and League One.
I’d say a massive gap and that’s why we’re in this league,we just couldn’t compete not just last season but last 3 or 4. Hopefully come straight back up stronger both physically and mentally. We’ll see a long way to go yet.
Good performance yesterday apart from a silly 15/20 minute’s,especially when they went down to 11 men. Liam made a few changes due to bumps and bruises,should be back this week apart from Louis Collison who a broken thumb. We don’t seem to have a problem scoring tries keeping them out seems to be a problem,we’re conceding too many soft tries and eventually we will be punished for it. Anyway onto Workington away,for me our biggest test so far. Just watched their highlights from the Doncaster game yesterday and the like to throw the ball around.
I thought Midlands played with plenty of spirit but their forwards were blowing a bit after 10/15 minutes. Liked the look of Ben Stead in the halves. I was surprised with the number of supporters that travelled we're not stupid we know we've got such as Doncaster, Oldham, Hunslet etc to play yet but we are getting better as a team. Next 2 league game will tell us were we are, Workington and Rochdale away.
On 04/03/2023 at 21:00, coolie said:
Is it Richards lad??
I'm surprised he's not on our radar
Yes it is mate.
1 hour ago, Yorks Tim said:
Fun fact: last time I was in Dewsbury was with Coventry Bears playing the Celts. Playing for Celtic that day was Alex Walmsley.
What is the beer / food offering in your stadium?
Will I need the big coat?
There’ll be a good welcome for all the travelling supporters.Beers not bad,can’t comment on the food outlets.
First home league game on Sunday and our very first game against Midland Hurricanes. Saw their first game against Cornwall and if I’m honest it was very poor,but let’s not underestimate them otherwise we could be at the end of a defeat. A few fans criticised our display last week against Ashton Bears,but I think that was a bit harsh on Ashton’s display.
Anyway back to this Sunday’s game. Liam and the players will have worked this week in preparation for the game so I’m very confident we’ll get the win In what has been a stop start season so far.
4 hours ago, Wakefield Ram said:
Thinking their Academy/reserves but that barely worked with Hull KR. We will probably just get offered odd spare player, but not sure many will want to play League One
Robbie Butterworth played for Oldham on loan,good player and he’s a Dewsbury lad as well.
Whitehaven (A) round 7 - 26th march
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Posted · Edited by graham fisher
Apparently Keep The Faith was first to the bar,no better highlight than that surely