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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:04 pm
Posted by headhunter on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:04 pm
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Roy Haggerty wrote:
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.
They didn't play well against Saints, they defended ok but didn't threaten a team with 12 men and the two tries they did manage to score were both dummy-half barges.
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Posted by Cokey on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:17 pm
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I don't know what all the fuss is about. If they end up in the MPG, You'll all be shouting on here again that we need them in SL. 2 faced T@@@S the lot of ya. :WHISTLE:
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Posted by PrinterThe on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:34 pm
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headhunter wrote:
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.


But considering they went from top to 9th in a year then with that downward slope they were probably heading that way.
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Posted by PrinterThe on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 pm
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Roy Haggerty wrote:
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.


I agree. Given teams usually have to hit the 20 points mark to make the Top 8 then they'll need to be pretty much perfect at home (10 games remaining now) and that'll be a tough ask not to lose anymore at home even if they play better there.
Re: This Catalans team.
Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 pm
Posted by Budgiezilla on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 pm
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Cokey wrote:
I don't know what all the fuss is about. If they end up in the MPG, You'll all be shouting on here again that we need them in SL. 2 faced T@@@S the lot of ya. :WHISTLE:


Cokey, we do need them in Sooper League, if they weren't...... it would be an absolute disaster ! I don't actually know why, BUT IT WOULD !!! :lol:
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:10 am
Posted by HXSparky on Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:10 am
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Cokey wrote:
I don't know what all the fuss is about. If they end up in the MPG, You'll all be shouting on here again that we need them in SL. 2 faced T@@@S the lot of ya. :WHISTLE:


They'd need to finish 4th or 5th in the middle 8's for the MPG. Are they good enough to even get that high?
Re: This Catalans team.
Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:31 am
Posted by headhunter on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:31 am
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PrinterThe wrote:
But considering they went from top to 9th in a year then with that downward slope they were probably heading that way.
That's not really how it works though is it? They were doing poorly, replaced their coach with McNamara and became much, much worse. I don't think there's any way you can defend McNamara here. Didn't he lose 8 matches in a row before getting the sack at Bradford? So that means in his last 16 regular season SL matches he's won 1 and lost 15, and the one win was against Leigh and needed a last minute try to do that. Absolutely dreadful.
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:50 am
Posted by Cokey on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:50 am
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The subject name for this thread should be...........This cataclysmic Catalans team. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: This Catalans team.
Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:34 am
Posted by barham red on Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:34 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
If Catalans stop dropping the ball so much they could be alright, they have a few talented players. Can’t remember ever seeing so much dropped ball.


Wigan last Saturday, Leeds last Friday there's 2, SL has been like this every game this year so far
Re: This Catalans team.
Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:11 am
Posted by Someday on Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:11 am
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barham red wrote:
Wigan last Saturday, Leeds last Friday there's 2, SL has been like this every game this year so far

Might it not be because it’s cold ha ha
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