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Posted by Trebor1 on Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:45 pm
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We could do with a mid season signing to lift us up if it's possible we look desperate..
Posted by Sal Paradise on Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:50 pm
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Maguire with a hat trick and mom display for us today do you think you let him go a year to early



Its McGuire BTW
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Posted by Emagdnim13 on Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:51 pm
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Same problems we have had for a few years.

One good prop short.
Need a proper 6
Need to replace Delaney and jjb..preferably with a BR that can break a tackle.
Need a pack leader.

Ward is as unlucky as jjb was but he came good after the first few years. Ward just needs a bit if luck.
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Posted by Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:11 pm
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I thought for first 30 mins of game we looked to have a bit more structure with the ball even using a dummy runner on various occasions to put people in space. Hopefully that is the way we are heading under Kevin.

Last 10/15 mins of first half saw us having no ball and having to do too much defending which took it's toll in 2nd half along with losing Delaney (yet again) and Ward (yet again) how much longer is this going to go on for? Weekly we are left short handed by same players going off.

Personally I'm not going to criticise the halves or backs but the pack is soft. Too many times Cas forwards had 3 or 4 defenders on them and still wasn't put to ground. Junior Moors had a field day against us (yet again).

Ward is our only forward who can break the line, if he can stay on the field, he is a super player and a big strong running 2nd rower to go with him is a priority. Maybe Cam Smith can be that man but we will see.

I'm sure Cuthbo was playing to instruction but if you tip the ball on every time you have it the object is defeated. He has to be a running threat also.

Mikolaj has been great all year but dropped too much ball today. He's still young and days like today will happen. Garbutt is our best prop and is badly missed when missing but he is missing far too often and this cannot continue.

The pack needs some changes asap. They are too weak and fragile and far too many are simply not good enough or are past it now.

I would like to comment on Liam Sutcliffe who gets criticised on the terraces quite a lot and probably rightly so. His pass for Briscoe's, who had a great game i thought, 2nd try was superb and showed again the talent Sutty has but for too long this lad has been praised publically at least by the club. In my opinion he needs a rocket putting up his backside. He's played over 100 times now, he's not a youngster and it's time he stepped up and started performing. He has some talent and he needs to start producing.

Finally things need to change from the warm up on. We stroll out for 10 mins which involves the backs stood out for half of it passing a ball between themselves. Ryan Sheridan is out with Cas kickers 45 mins b4 kick off practising all types of kicks, 40-20s and short kicks as well as goal kicks. Is there any wonder their kicking game is far superior to ours and they score far more tries than we do from kicks???

There was some positives today but the negatives far outweighed them but Sinfield will get things moving I have no doubt.
Posted by His Bobness on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:21 pm
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Its McGuire BTW


McGuire absolute class today but he has missed most of the season with a variety of injuries.

He's fit now and if he remains so I think Rovers will be fine.

Irrelevant now but Leeds have won both games against Rovers narrowly and controversially. Had those games gone the other way and they easily could have Rovers would now be 6 clear points above Leeds. In our home fixture a winning Rovers try was disallowed to go back for a Leeds knock on.

Yes I know you have your hard luck stories aplenty but goodness you must be grateful for those 4 points you picked up against Rovers.
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Posted by Mark Laurie on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 pm
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Think Marty has nailed it.

I'll pick out one thing today. At 10-16 down and having been under the gun for a long time, Cas forced another drop out. This was a minute or two before half time, Leeds went for a short kick. It was a crazy move and showed really muddled thinking.
Posted by christopher on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 pm
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His Bobness wrote:
McGuire absolute class today but he has missed most of the season with a variety of injuries.

He's fit now and if he remains so I think Rovers will be fine.

Irrelevant now but Leeds have won both games against Rovers narrowly and controversially. Had those games gone the other way and they easily could have Rovers would now be 6 clear points above Leeds. In our home fixture a winning Rovers try was disallowed to go back for a Leeds knock on.

Yes I know you have your hard luck stories aplenty but goodness you must be grateful for those 4 points you picked up against Rovers.


But if we’re playing that game we have lost by drop goals to saints, wigan, hull and cas, turn those around and the games against hull KR are irrelevant.

As it happens I was thinking earlier on this evening im glad we dont have hull Kar in the run in ;-)
Posted by christopher on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:29 pm
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Mark Laurie wrote:
Think Marty has nailed it.

I'll pick out one thing today. At 10-16 down and having been under the gun for a long time, Cas forced another drop out. This was a minute or two before half time, Leeds went for a short kick. It was a crazy move and showed really muddled thinking.


Yeah that was a bizarre one.

Also why was Sutcliffe kicking when lilley was on? His second attempt was comical?
Posted by BrisbaneRhino on Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:30 am
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The idea behind the short kickoff is that its supposed to be easier to defend closer to your line than further out if the aim is to stop a try in the next set (not a full 10m, fullback also often in the line). That's OK if your defence is solid, if not its suicide.

I hope the main take-out from this game is how few of our squad are anywhere near good enough. If that's the best response to a new coach, even one who has possibly deliberately not tried to change too much, then its hard to see any other reading of it.

Hopefully a few changes for next week, and a few squad players being given notice to perform or get dropped. Assuming we have any able bodies to take their place.
Posted by DHM on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 am
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This is going to take time, and if you clear everything out too soon it will take longer. This year and next year at least. At least you can imagine Sinfield sticking around for several years - spanning the tenure of several head coaches perhaps until the job gets done.
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