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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Posted by bren2k on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:38 pm
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kr didnt have to play well tbh did they?


I was being slightly ironic; that said, you can only play what's in front of you.
Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Posted by Jake the Peg on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:01 pm
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catalans were spectacularly bad and look to be early candidates for relegation. macnamara picking up where he left off last year when they were within a whisker of relegation. If they don't get rid of him early on I can see them going down.
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Posted by PrinterThe on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:21 pm
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Why care? We need them in SL anyway don't we? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Well as I said around the MPG thread, we don't need this version of Catalans that we had in 2017 and suggested we'd see more of the same in 2018 from them.

TBF to McNamara whilst he's not doing well there the rot had already well and truly settled in long before he got there.
Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Posted by headhunter on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:39 pm
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TBF to McNamara whilst he's not doing well there the rot had already well and truly settled in long before he got there.
Not really, they were top of the league in May 2016. Had a dodgy start to last season, appointed McNamara and things went from bad to much, much worse. McNamara hasn't actually won a game against SL opposition during his time as Catalans coach, the only team he's beaten is Leigh.
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Posted by Salford red all over on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 pm
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Joan are you joining this thread ? don't worry all will be well when Gigot returns, btw how's man of steel Mead going ? he'd probably drop the award.
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Posted by Grimmy on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:49 pm
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The Masoe, Lunt and Tickle tries, absolute basics! Pub teams would be embarrassed to concede those three. I get that Mead is a big name but is he afraid to tackle? Catalans had a dig against Saints but they were appalling here. The game wasn't a good advert for the sport.
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 pm
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headhunter wrote:
Not really, they were top of the league in May 2016. Had a dodgy start to last season, appointed McNamara and things went from bad to much, much worse. McNamara hasn't actually won a game against SL opposition during his time as Catalans coach, the only team he's beaten is Leigh.


They were up at the top in May '16 but finished a a considerable 10 points off of 4th by the end of the year and were 9th in May 2017 when they sacked Frayssinous, that's pretty much a year long slump he had them on beforehand.
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 pm
Posted by Budgiezilla on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 pm
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headhunter wrote:
Not really, they were top of the league in May 2016. Had a dodgy start to last season, appointed McNamara and things went from bad to much, much worse. McNamara hasn't actually won a game against SL opposition during his time as Catalans coach, the only team he's beaten is Leigh.


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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Posted by Roy Haggerty on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:57 pm
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They will need to rely on home form again this year. Clearly there was a huge difference in standard between their two away games and their home game against Saints. They seem incapable of travelling and playing well, which is a pretty damning indictment of their professionalism.

On this form, albeit it's only week 3 of a long season, it's difficult to see anything other than a bottom four finish for a team which on paper should be better than that.
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Posted by headhunter on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:02 pm
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PrinterThe wrote:
They were up at the top in May '16 but finished a a considerable 10 points off of 4th by the end of the year and were 9th in May 2017 when they sacked Frayssinous, that's pretty much a year long slump he had them on beforehand.
I'd say 9th is a hell of a lot better than finishing 5th in the qualifiers having barely beaten two Championship teams and looking a million miles from winning a game at SL level.
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