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Everything posted by wayne_r

  1. Just read it - terrible state of affairs
  2. Oh well Bradford on Sunday...………...
  3. In shock right now ……………...
  4. Its always close between us, so yes looking forward to the game...…………...
  5. Does anyone have any predictions for Sunday's match assuming the weather holds out.
  6. As other people have said a pretty even match with goal kicks separating the teams. Good luck to both our teams this season.
  7. well the only benefit of friendlies is to allow the coaching staff to determine their starting 17 for the first league fixture and hopefully get some match fitness as well, also the risk to playing friendlies is injuries and Mike Ratu dislocated his shoulder so he we will be out for a while and the previous week one of our players dislocated his elbow Hopefully, once the season starts the players will have both the passion and desire needed to win in what is expected to be a very competitive league...……….good luck for the season to both our teams
  8. The team did well considering its only the second outing and players were being interchanged and tried, so preventing North Wales Crusaders from scoring any points was impressive as the Crusaders came to play and competed hard. While there were some impressive individual efforts the team has some way to go to gel into a cohesive unit , defence was good, attack was patchy and we gave away too many penalties in the second half. I am sure next week against Oldham will be a stern test as Oldham have now beaten Barrow and Rochdale and should allow the coaching staff to select the starting 17 for Sheffield. I think we will not see Mike Ratu for a while as his injury seemed serious so hope he is ok. Roll on next week.
  9. we have north wales crusaders tomorrow - so not as intense as your derby with Oldham - who as you know beat Barrow last week - should be a good match between you, our final friendly is against Oldham a week tomorrow.
  10. match report didn't say much - couldn't really as Salford won by a large margin - but I think all teams are feeling their way right now while playing friendlies - probably would have been better to play Salford as the last friendly and not the first ………..will see how the squad does against North Wales and Oldham and as Oldham beat Barrow last week I think it will be a good test before Sheffield away. How about your match against Mayfield ?
  11. I wasn't able to go - hopefully someone that did will post on here...……..:)
  12. So as the season fast approaches - does anyone have any predictions, hopes & dreams
  13. Hope we (Swinton) get to play Oldham again next season in the Championship and not in League 1
  14. ok so looks like its still in place - thanks
  15. Excellent post, I think there will be a few surprises in there hopefully when the front runners fall over but with such large squads it hard to discount Fax and Bradford.
  16. I think Bradford will be up there, Sheffield too, and Leigh certainly cannot be under rated, not really sure about York, of course they are brimming with confidence coming into the league. As for the rest of us well, we have all been tarred with the same brush, e.g. will struggle to cope...…….well I hope we prove the pundits wrong. Sadly everyone sees Swinton (my team) in the bottom two
  17. Well as a Swinton fan I also hope that we not only avoid relegation but make mid table, like yourselves we want our teams to do well and it will be an extremely competitive league with most clubs assembling decent squads. Who finishes were is difficult to predict, I think the top six clubs will be (in no particular order) Toronto, Leigh, Toulouse, Sheffield, Bradford, Widnes...…….Look forward to our matches next year.
  18. I agree with Gandalf - but I do think the squad looks good and if they can gel as a team and concentrate for the whole of the match, I am sure we will turn quite a few teams over...……..how good would it be to go the Sheffield and win - but will not be easy as Sheffield have been spending loads assembling their squad...……….roll on the friendlies and the season proper.
  19. Does anyone know if we are still having the DR deal with Wigan ?
  20. Sorry Gandalf - with the signing of Oscar Thomas, we have lost our chance for the stand off spot - actually he is a quality signing and can play at stand off as well as full back, I am really excited now as we have a well balanced squad, which I think will do well next season. Well done to the club in securing Oscar's signature.
  21. Its official now Bracek has gone to Leigh - understandable with it being his home town team and being mates with Duffy, no word on Andy Thornley but rumour has it he is also Leigh bound...……. Was disappointed to see just one line of thanks to Josh Barlow from the club after they mutually agreed to part company - I know his on field performances were peppered with poor discipline but he was fully committed to the team. Still need a recognised stand off - otherwise it will have to be Gandalf...……:)
  22. ok I turned 61 last year and played in most positions (as I remember, I think) - so looks like we have the makings of an "over the hill" team
  23. sorry to see him leave...…...still think we need a recognised stand off in the squad...….
  24. Thought Jack was a good prospect when at Swinton, always liked him, so hope all goes well next season at Coventry
  25. Same from a Swinton fan...….hope the club finances can be sorted, always enjoy going to Keighley - even though more often that not Swinton would lose there...……..would be a sad day indeed if there isn't a solution that keep Keighley a float.
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