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62-0 Hammered
Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Posted by freddies wig on Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:17 pm
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I know Wakey are super league but sounds like were nowhere near strong enough! Should we be worried...
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Posted by prince abdula on Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:53 pm
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lot of young kids playing against a strong wakey side but the warning signs are there. act now fax or be left behind
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Posted by vastman on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:12 pm
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prince abdula wrote:
lot of young kids playing against a strong wakey side but the warning signs are there. act now fax or be left behind



You're right it was a strong Wakefield side and I can only accept what you say about a weak fax team. However we were light in the front row missing England, Fifita and Huby so it could have been even worse.

Also some of the penalties against wakefield seemed harsh - I'm only bringing that up because it did in all honesty slow Trinity's scoring down rightly or wrongly.

What did surprise me is how many of your players looked a bit flabby - I know they are part time but all the same I expected better from a championship club.

Best of luck was I've always liked fax but I've seen stronger championship clubs tbh in fact I've seen us lose to them. Still if you were missing key men hen fair enough.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Posted by The Avenger on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:37 pm
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It’s difficult to see how Wakefield could have selected a weaker team without putting out loads of U19s which they’d be criticised for as it’s not what people are paying to see.

As it is there were a number of selections which, while not being weak, were fringe selections in way or another.

Horo is new and trying to establish his starting position
Pauli Pauli is new and needs the game time for fitness
Hampshire is new and needs game time for understanding
Johnstone is returning from 10 months out injured
Ackroyd is just out of the Academy
Kershaw is Just out of the Academy
Batchelor is still 19 years old
Crowther is Just 21
Jowitt is Just 21 and needs to re establish himself after a great 2016
I’m sure there’s more.

Wakefield have a very strong and very deep squad and can easily put out 2 SL strength teams of 13 so it’s hard to see how they could have been weaker today in an effort to allow Halifax to get something out of the game.

From a Fax point of view beyond having a tough 80 minute match under their belts which will help conditioning and focus minds on areas of improvement it’s hard to see what they get out of that kind of heavy loss.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Posted by vastman on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:46 pm
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The Avenger wrote:
It’s difficult to see how Wakefield could have selected a weaker team without putting out loads of U19s which they’d be criticised for as it’s not what people are paying to see.

As it is there were a number of selections which, while not being weak, were fringe selections in way or another.

Horo is new and trying to establish his starting position
Pauli Pauli is new and needs the game time for fitness
Hampshire is new and needs game time for understanding
Johnstone is returning from 10 months out injured
Ackroyd is just out of the Academy
Kershaw is Just out of the Academy
Batchelor is still 19 years old
Crowther is Just 21
Jowitt is Just 21 and needs to re establish himself after a great 2016
I’m sure there’s more.

Wakefield have a very strong and very deep squad and can easily put out 2 SL strength teams of 13 so it’s hard to see how they could have been weaker today in an effort to allow Halifax to get something out of the game.

From a Fax point of view beyond having a tough 80 minute match under their belts which will help conditioning and focus minds on areas of improvement it’s hard to see what they get out of that kind of heavy loss.


It was a strong team compared to Fax's I think thats the point.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:13 pm
Posted by The Avenger on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:13 pm
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vastman wrote:
It was a strong team compared to Fax's I think thats the point.



Yes I get that, I was trying to see how from a Halifax point of view there was ever any chance of them gaining something out of this game, even before it was arranged weeks ago.

Unlike previous seasons with the current strength and depth of Wakefield’s squad it is nigh on impossible to select a team that wouldn’t be far too strong for Halifax therefore what’s the point of arranging the friendly, a one sided affair was predictable?

Halifax will have got very little out of it and Wakefield won’t have gained much either. Both would have been better with a more appropriate opposition.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Posted by vastman on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:08 pm
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Yes I get that, I was trying to see how from a Halifax point of view there was ever any chance of them gaining something out of this game, even before it was arranged weeks ago.

Unlike previous seasons with the current strength and depth of Wakefield’s squad it is nigh on impossible to select a team that wouldn’t be far too strong for Halifax therefore what’s the point of arranging the friendly, a one sided affair was predictable?

Halifax will have got very little out of it and Wakefield won’t have gained much either. Both would have been better with a more appropriate opposition.


I thought that game was about right for us. I know it sounds patronising to Halifax but for us it was something between a training game and a real game. A good run out but no real guide. The Leeds game told us more.

Did give Johnstone and Pauli a old run out.
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Posted by Fax4Life on Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
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That was a waste of an afternoon and for £15!
We were awful giving the ball away time after time on the first 2 tackles, no ideas in attack and no pace. Yes Wakey had a strong team out but we have problems as we are relying on kids and the Board have decided we are not signing anybody so no new blood and no half backs we are in for a long season.
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:34 am
Posted by Beaujangles on Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:34 am
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All very reminiscent of 2004 where we escaped relegation in last minute of last match....
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:53 am
Posted by The Phantom Horseman on Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:53 am
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Think there is some over-reaction here (think it was a bit similar this time last year too?). You had half a side missing and plenty of kids playing against a strong SL side.

Whilst I do think Fax might struggle to make the top 4 this year, imagine if a team like Rochdale or Swinton, say, had signed Murrell, Sharp, Tangata, Grady, Fairbank, Grix, Heaton, Moore...everyone would have been predicting big things for them, you still have plenty of good players at this level in your squad.
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