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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Posted by Bullseye on Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:55 pm
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Can't say I'm too confident about getting a win at Widnes. Any thoughts? Currently we have the joint 4th best defence in the division but the third worst attack. The defence will get tested at Widnes. Attacking wise although we showed a few signs at Batley it wasn't the right conditions.

I'd keep DFJ on the wing I think and drop Evans. On the artificial pitch I think it'll suit the quicker players. Keeping a settled halfback pairing will hopefully help the misfiring attack.

I'd go with Pickersgill, DFJ, Webster, Oakes, Ryan, Lilley, Wildie, Crossley, Hallas, Bustin, Farrell, Minchella, Wood - Subs Kirk, Green, Flanagan, Storton.

Evans as 18th man.
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:32 pm
Posted by bullinenemyland on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:32 pm
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Bullseye wrote:
Can't say I'm too confident about getting a win at Widnes. Any thoughts? Currently we have the joint 4th best defence in the division but the third worst attack. The defence will get tested at Widnes. Attacking wise although we showed a few signs at Batley it wasn't the right conditions.

I'd keep DFJ on the wing I think and drop Evans. On the artificial pitch I think it'll suit the quicker players. Keeping a settled halfback pairing will hopefully help the misfiring attack.

I'd go with Pickersgill, DFJ, Webster, Oakes, Ryan, Lilley, Wildie, Crossley, Hallas, Bustin, Farrell, Minchella, Wood - Subs Kirk, Green, Flanagan, Storton.

Evans as 18th man.


If the previous selection against Sheffield was anything to go by I'd imagine that Webster will be rested in this game. Don't think Kear is a big fan of the 4G pitches and highlighted this as a factor behind his decision.

That said why he would rest one of our key players who could potentially match Gelling one on one?

I don't think we will see many changes to the Batley 17.
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Posted by RagingBull on Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 pm
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Drop Evans???

Wow!

Have you been on the sauce all day?
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Posted by Nothus on Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:16 pm
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This game is being streamed on the OurLeague app again, so the whole RL community can see us get our butts kicked on the fast 4G pitch :lol:

Widnes by 20+
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Posted by HamsterChops on Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm
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I would think you want a right centre with a good defence like Evans, considering he'll be opposite Anthony Gelling.
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Posted by Bull Mania on Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:41 pm
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I would go with the same team that beat Batley. Nice balanced line up and no one played badly. Agree about comments about Webster. Don't see the need to risk him. Our season won't be decided by Widnes away.

Can't see anything other than a defeat though. Just got to he confident and believe in ourselves. We have good players in Ryan, Evans, Wildie etc
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 am
Posted by Bullseye on Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 am
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I don't think we should be going into games thinking about damage limitation. Webster in the right centre is the best option for handling Gelling. Evans isn't a bad shout but on the 4G pitch I'd prefer someone with good defence who can also pass so that the winger isn't just there for ornamental purposes. Evans ignores his winger too much IMO and is far too quick to pin the ball under one arm.
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:56 am
Posted by Scarey71 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:56 am
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I am going out on a limb though in predictions I say Widnes, I am have a feeling we may actually turn up this week?

Whenever we played Leigh we upped the level substantially. I think taking them very seriously and the occasion etc we may sneak a draw.
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:56 am
Posted by Bullseye on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:56 am
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I think Widnes will win this one fairly comfortably as their defence is as good as ours and our attack is way below theirs.
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Posted by Sedgebull on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 pm
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This is going to be a tough one. As regards selection, I suppose firstly we have to wait to see who has picked up an injury this week. Only Lilley was mentioned on Sunday night, but that is fairly meaningless. They usually wait until Friday to reveal who is out of contention for Sunday.
Hard to argue with retaining last week's squad, unless Minchella is available.
Pelts, Keyes and Hitchcox all long term absentees and it's hard to think of anyone else to bring in apart from Chisholm, and who knows what is going on there?
Despite all the winter recruitment and talk of a big squad, there aren't that many options atm. I presume the prop forward who was on loan from Toronto has returned there? I am loath to criticise any player as they are all braver than me for crossing that white line, but he was certainly one of the more "disappointing " recruits of recent years.
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