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Sun 22 Aug: The Betfred Championship Match Thread


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2 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Well you cant play well every week. Making playoffs is sometimes just about grinding out wins when you play poorly. 

Widnes lost to you by a point before and threw away a win vs Newcastle.  Also last week they lost by 1 point to Dewsbury. They'd be in a playoff hunt with a 4 point swing.  York 2019 also.   

All about getting players to peak for playoffs now. 

We haven't played well for a number of weeks. Again though I wouldnt read too much in to the last Widnes game at the Shay as it made the water splash final look like a summers day. They should be in the mix next season but this season they have not been on the same level as the rest of the top 6 for the most part.

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15 minutes ago, The Blues Ox said:

We haven't played well for a number of weeks. Again though I wouldnt read too much in to the last Widnes game at the Shay as it made the water splash final look like a summers day. They should be in the mix next season but this season they have not been on the same level as the rest of the top 6 for the most part.

Yeah. Dont want to wish this season away but really looking forward to next year to be honest and wins for York and Widnes can have them thinking they can have a crack at the top 5/6 next year.

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1 hour ago, The Blues Ox said:

I wouldnt under estimate just how poor we were today despite having a few players missing. I'd predicted Widnes to sneak it when I saw our squad but the performance itself was abject. Its been coming though we have won a few games recently we probably deserved to lose. 

Yes, lot of mistakes from Halifax, and Widnes best performance of the season (and probably the 2nd best performance was in the downpour at the Shay). I wonder whether Halifax having a few ex-Widnes players and Widnes having a few ex-Fax players is a factor there.

Neither side was able to name a full 21-man squad before the game. 

Nice to see what seemed like several hundred Halifax fans at Widnes. Been a long time since there's been away fans in that number.

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3 minutes ago, JonM said:

Yes, lot of mistakes from Halifax, and Widnes best performance of the season (and probably the 2nd best performance was in the downpour at the Shay). I wonder whether Halifax having a few ex-Widnes players and Widnes having a few ex-Fax players is a factor there.

Neither side was able to name a full 21-man squad before the game. 

Nice to see what seemed like several hundred Halifax fans at Widnes. Been a long time since there's been away fans in that number.

I thought both teams were poor for most of the first half but we carried that on in the second half. Game changed on the short ten you took from the drop out part way through the first half. Then in the 2nd half Widnes were by far the better team and played some nice rugby. Nice to see Tyrer scoring and Ive always rated Grady and he had a good game along with Craven who were on a different level to our half backs today.

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32 minutes ago, The Blues Ox said:

I thought both teams were poor for most of the first half but we carried that on in the second half. Game changed on the short ten you took from the drop out part way through the first half. Then in the 2nd half Widnes were by far the better team and played some nice rugby. Nice to see Tyrer scoring and Ive always rated Grady and he had a good game along with Craven who were on a different level to our half backs today.

Halifax got their game plan wrong. Forcing everything. 5 drives and a kick would have beaten Widnes today. Taking that penalty in the first half (that was missed) killed the momentum you were building up

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10 hours ago, Spidey said:

Halifax got their game plan wrong. Forcing everything. 5 drives and a kick would have beaten Widnes today. Taking that penalty in the first half (that was missed) killed the momentum you were building up

We just wern't at the races which was no surprise with the team we had out but that had nowt to do with it, twice in the second half we passed to a player in front when both players were stationary and the guy was about 3 yards in front. Grix said afterwards theres not much point even doing a video review on that game it was that bad. 

That kick at goal was funny as we all joked why are we going for goal when we don't have a kicker on the pitch but Woody had just nailed that one from the touchline. Turned out it were beginners luck. 🤣

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3 hours ago, The Blues Ox said:

That kick at goal was funny as we all joked why are we going for goal when we don't have a kicker on the pitch but Woody had just nailed that one from the touchline. Turned out it were beginners luck. 🤣

Pretty sure he kicked in a couple of games for Hemel or Skolars that I watched.

 

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1 hour ago, JonM said:

Pretty sure he kicked in a couple of games for Hemel or Skolars that I watched.

 

You are correct it turns out he did. 3 goals in 14 games. Going on players that have had a go for since our kicker got injured I make him our 7th choice. 😁

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17 hours ago, The Blues Ox said:

I thought both teams were poor for most of the first half but we carried that on in the second half. Game changed on the short ten you took from the drop out part way through the first half. Then in the 2nd half Widnes were by far the better team and played some nice rugby. Nice to see Tyrer scoring and Ive always rated Grady and he had a good game along with Craven who were on a different level to our half backs today.

Moment of the match for me, nearly went up the other end and scored straight off it too. Widnes just need the season to end and to recruit some forwards who are regularly fit. Be back into play off places next season I expect with that and a hooker. 

I was born to run a club like this. Number 1, I do not spook easily, and those who think I do, are wasting their time, with their surprise attacks.

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22 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

York need to get some momentum.  V Bradford next week is another opportunity and I hope they can do it.

Is it the same timekeeper?😉

What do you mean about the time keeper

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sometimes you have to take a step backwards to move forward

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