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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:15 am
Posted by Redrobnorris on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:15 am
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Hi I have been a regular reader on here for some time thought It's time i have a go myself, would like to know where we think we should finish next season? Off the back of last year this is the most exiting time as a rovers fan as I have experienced in a while, we have one the best coaches in the comp and I think 2-3 signings off been real competitors this year.
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:34 am
Posted by Mild Rover on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:34 am
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For me our stretch target should be top half of the table, winning more than we lose.

A little more realistically, 8th and avoiding the shizzle 8s. Much as I have huge admiration for what the squad achieved last season, it does need some strengthening for that to start to look likely.

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Posted by Wilde 3 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 pm
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Redrobnorris wrote:
Hi I have been a regular reader on here for some time thought It's time i have a go myself, would like to know where we think we should finish next season? Off the back of last year this is the most exiting time as a rovers fan as I have experienced in a while, we have one the best coaches in the comp and I think 2-3 signings off been real competitors this year.


Been competitors for what? The Top 4? The Top 8?

For the Top 4, you need probably 8-10 players, for the Top 8, then you need probably 5 or 6 new players
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:18 pm
Posted by fun time frankie on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:18 pm
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We should aim for top 8 at least Wakefield did it with ease without spending a fortune and cas won the league at a canter both teams with just good solid squads
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Posted by Beverley red on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:19 pm
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No1 priority for me is to avoid going straight back down. After that I just want to see us try & win every game we play. I would not be bothered about relegation if the game as a whole had the championship at a sustainable level with TV coverage to entice bigger sponsors/money & not change the rules on promotion on a whim as happens now.
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Posted by billysbestmate on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 pm
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Based on your current squad bottom 2 beckons. You need 5-6 top quality players .
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:01 pm
Posted by BiltonRobin on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:01 pm
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billysbestmate wrote:
Based on your current squad bottom 2 beckons. You need 5-6 top quality players .


5 or 6 quality players ?
That would probably get us top 4 and a 4 game cup run. I think we need to aiming higher than just average.
I mean a team with only 1 England international can achieve that, surely we need to be better than that. ?
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Posted by barham red on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:20 pm
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Top 8 has to be the realistic target. Avoid the end of season dog fight.
Organisation and a game plan get that based on the last couple of years. If we get 3 quality players in we should have enough to do that.
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Posted by DGM on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:25 pm
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BiltonRobin wrote:
5 or 6 quality players ?
That would probably get us top 4 and a 4 game cup run. I think we need to aiming higher than just average.
I mean a team with only 1 England international can achieve that, surely we need to be better than that. ?


You never know, 2018 could be the year you double your Challenge Cup wins, with your current record standing at 1 win from what, 121 attempts? It's only 5 wins for you after all.
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Posted by BiltonRobin on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:30 pm
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DGM wrote:
You never know, 2018 could be the year you double your Challenge Cup wins, with your current record standing at 1 win from what, 121 attempts? It's only 5 wins for you after all.


I wouldn't think so.
I would hope we aim to play well for a full season, not just a few weeks in the middle.
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