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Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:53 pm
mr t hall Free-scoring winger
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To be fair we are further forward than last year and exceeded all my expectations.With a bit more funding this year and the right recruitment we could give it a right go next year.Time to be ruthless though now,no sentiment contracts.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Dbvada Eddie Hemmings's Wig
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The financial position of the club is dire, with debts that have been run up by the existing BOD's (plus Mr Croad) business plan. If it where not for Mr Steele increasing his cash donations the club would have run out of cash and gone into admin. Despite his generosity I was told on Sunday that the Club still has potential six figure deficit which will use up a big chunk of the 2017 prize money - provided the club can juggle the payments out. This is one reason that Moore is trying to recruit new Board members, to help fund the Club and give it some credibility with creditors.

This is why Richard is being cautious and wants DR, despite everything he will probably have only roughly the same sum to spend on the squad next year, making recruitment of new quality players very difficult.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:43 pm
mr t hall Free-scoring winger
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About time my Euromillions came in..sounds like it's a bloody good job we got the 4.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:53 pm
mr t hall Free-scoring winger
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Bird to answer a grade d for the throw.Clear evidence it should have been red.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:32 pm
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Dbvada wrote:
The financial position of the club is dire, with debts that have been run up by the existing BOD's (plus Mr Croad) business plan. If it where not for Mr Steele increasing his cash donations the club would have run out of cash and gone into admin. Despite his generosity I was told on Sunday that the Club still has potential six figure deficit which will use up a big chunk of the 2017 prize money - provided the club can juggle the payments out. This is one reason that Moore is trying to recruit new Board members, to help fund the Club and give it some credibility with creditors.

This is why Richard is being cautious and wants DR, despite everything he will probably have only roughly the same sum to spend on the squad next year, making recruitment of new quality players very difficult.



I bet you're gutted that we got into the top 4 then.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:05 pm
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catalanglais wrote:
Hello Halifax fans.I thought the ref favoured you actually,that Johnson should have been sent off and that you were offside just as often as us. With regard to the rugby the first half was even but you,rather like us ,lacked the skill and pace to take your chances-certainly we would have been well behind a top 8 team by half time. Thereafter we ground you down and dominated possession ,and you looked very tired at the end.Although our first try was jammy we scored 3 good ones whereas you never really looked as if you would score We may well see you again next year . I enjoyed the pub and my first visit to Halifax for 18 years.


Sorry, but the RFL disciplinary clearly disagree, at least from a serious offence perspective. The spat between Johnston and Duport has resulted in no charges, although possibly Ben is lucky that his punch missed. He is on a charge for a grade A reactionary trip in the first half (I missed that one) but it looks like Bird (if he stays with you) won't be playing again for you this season (and maybe the start of the next).

All teams are offside most of the time and test the referees to see what they can get away with. Where the ref missed loads yesterday was where the Catalans players were consistently not square at the ptb. You also took the definition of "flat pass" to a new dimension, and the Fax fans got bored of calling "forward pass" as the ref was clearly happy with a couple of feet or so forward being Ok.

Glad you enjoyed the trip, and as others have said, you are correct that we lacked penetration near your line. I'm not sure any of your tries were "jammy", albeit one of them should have been called "held" well before the offload, and our centre should have held on to the ball for one of the others.

Based on what I've seen so far in the 8's, you'll have an opportunity for another trip to Halifax next season. We all see games in a biased fashion, although sometimes an opportunity to watch a game back afterwards does show things a little differently. The ref was awful yesterday, and allowed far too much to go unpunished. You'd normally expect the lower league team to resort to "physical" tactics, but it was Catalans that seemed to feel the need to be "tough" rather than play good rugby. Although your players seemed to think it funny that the Fax fans were chanting that "you're **** and you know you are" at 24-0, it was a well made point - we're not good enough to make SL, but you're not good enough to stay in it.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:07 pm
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faxlad66 wrote:
I bet you're gutted that we got into the top 4 then.


Was I mistaken but wasn't Dbvada's last post telling people to get behind the club yet this post here he is with more scaremongering. I get the feeling it's someone who is maybe a little jealous that he never ended up on the board afterall he does sound very bitter.

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Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:12 pm
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Dbvada wrote:
The financial position of the club is dire, with debts that have been run up by the existing BOD's (plus Mr Croad) business plan. If it where not for Mr Steele increasing his cash donations the club would have run out of cash and gone into admin. Despite his generosity I was told on Sunday that the Club still has potential six figure deficit which will use up a big chunk of the 2017 prize money - provided the club can juggle the payments out. This is one reason that Moore is trying to recruit new Board members, to help fund the Club and give it some credibility with creditors.

This is why Richard is being cautious and wants DR, despite everything he will probably have only roughly the same sum to spend on the squad next year, making recruitment of new quality players very difficult.


Well that's not what I have heard from sources close to the club.
The comments even contradict themselves and if anything is dire it's the post.

Every Championship club is being cautious because as it stands at the moment none of them even know what type of competition they will be playing until the almighty SL tell the RFL what it will be and decide it for them.

Richard Marshal is being cautious because that's the best way to be, he wants to keep the nucleus of the team together as something to build on with a couple of quality signings if they become available and give some of the better reserve lads a chance to step up, which they will, again sound thinking.

DR will be only used to fill any gaps in the above strategy or as cover for injuries.

Even without a top 4 finish a plan had been discussed well in advance and was in place to keep us competing as well as the next part time club, no doubt it would have been tough but we would still have been here.

The BOD have run debts up to 6 figures and yet one of them who must have been party to what ever contributed to running up the so called debt has now bailed the club out :CRAZY: thinking.

Michael Steel like many other club benefactors has given huge amounts of time, money and efforts to Fax for years and it should be acknowledged for the massive contribution that it is and not as part of some "Dire" club position statement that is based on missguided, missinformed hearsay.
Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:01 pm
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[quote="catalanglais"]Hello Halifax fans.I thought the ref favoured you actually,that Johnson should have been sent off and that you were offside just as often as us.

Wel if Johnston should have been sent off Bird should have been sent down.
There was more head contact from Cats yesterday than in this years world hairdressing championships.
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Re: Catalan game
Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:11 pm
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Having just watched the highlights put on by Catalan I can't believe Bird didn't get sent off.

Also, while you are ref bashing, have a look at Kendal's decision when Catalan kick for goal. The Cats player is tackled on the 40m, he pulls Fax for offside and gives the penalty 15m upfield.
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