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Re: Round 1: Sheffield Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:39 pm  

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I don't think we will go down or even come close.
I don't think we will go up or even close so you can probably guess what sort of season we could get.
My concern is the finances. Last year the furlough money helped pay the bills but that has stopped and we pay everything ourselves.
I don't see many extra paying for streaming and if we carry on under performing that will dwindle to next to nothing.
If we continue to get well beaten in the next month or so how many people will pay at the gate when it all opens again. People get out of habbits over time and it will be a big shock to pay £20+ to watch a poor team after you have managed without it for 18 months especially when everyone will be happy just to get out and be able to go for lunch and a pint so spending many tens of pounds at a poor game could be out of the question for this summer.
As for Kear, we will not sack him but I did say before Covid came that I don't expect him to be given a new lengthy contract.
There are some very good "younger" coaches about and I think kear was brought in to save us in our lowest point but is he the man to build us.
I suspect everyone has different views on this but mine is it may be time for someone else next year if we and other clubs are still here.
Re: Round 1: Sheffield Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:17 pm  

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I didn't pay for the game yesterday, which sounds like a good choice as it turned out!

Still, I think there is a fair bit of overreaction, especially on FB about this game. Sheffield are a better side than a lot of people give credit for, and will likely be at least challenging for the playoffs by the end of the season. I'm not saying getting smashed by 50 is acceptable, because it clearly isn't - but I, for one, expected a loss yesterday after the Featherstone showing.

Our next games are Halifax away - which I expect will be another defeat (hopefully a much better performance though). Then we have an interesting run of games - Dewsbury (H), Whitehaven (A), Swinton (A). With all due respect to those three teams, they are likely to be at the bottom end of the table, so this will tell us much more about whether we should be pressing a panic button. If we lose all those three matches, then I'll be seriously worried. Get two or three wins, and I think we've something to build on.

The next game after that is home to Newcastle, win that and we could be 3 from 6 which is surely where we'd probably expect to be at that stage? (Unless you are one of those folk who think we're going to get promoted this season!!)
Re: Round 1: Sheffield Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:27 pm  

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I always think you have to be careful what you wish for, for those wanting Kear gone. If Kear wasn't coaching he'd be first choice on our list to sort out the rabble we saw on Sunday. That said there's obviously issues he needs to address but I don't think changing just the coach will solve everything we saw. The conditioning would be my number one priority. Then the attitude, again which coach would we be all saying is the best motivator in the country? But to be honest, the coach shouldn't have had to have done any motivation for the opening game of the league season after a year out.
Re: Round 1: Sheffield Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:25 pm  

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I always think you have to be careful what you wish for, for those wanting Kear gone. If Kear wasn't coaching he'd be first choice on our list to sort out the rabble we saw on Sunday. That said there's obviously issues he needs to address but I don't think changing just the coach will solve everything we saw. The conditioning would be my number one priority. Then the attitude, again which coach would we be all saying is the best motivator in the country? But to be honest, the coach shouldn't have had to have done any motivation for the opening game of the league season after a year out.


There’s been no luck either - the loss of Lilley, Hallas and Dawson-Jones has made a difference.
The two games had two different issues. And I would say there’s a difference between conditioning and tiredness.
Fev - we had desire, we tackled, first 15 minutes we went set for set and Fev broke first. Lost Hallas, then we dropped the ball all the time and defended about 30 (exaggerated for effect) sets back to back and looked knackered.
Don’t know what changed in the next 2 weeks, but against Sheffield we had no desire, no workrate, didn’t tackle. Cant comment on conditioning from yesterday’s game as we didn’t work hard enough to get tired. There’s two weeks again to fix it.
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