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PostSubject: Les Cats game   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:54 pm

What do you hope for out of this game?

I think a win is possible, but unlikely. We are second favourites going into this game.

I want to see some aggressive tackling, moving up quickly and getting in their faces. Anderson/Purtill and the captain(s) need to fire the team up and when/if heads drop during the game, those same guys need to help lift them to keep pushing for the full 80 minutes. The players need to want to play for each other.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:51 pm


I saw signs that things are on the up last Sunday. I really do think we'll pull off a win this Sunday.

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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:43 pm

ponner wrote:

I saw signs that things are on the up last Sunday. I really do think we'll pull off a win this Sunday.

I agree there was more effort, from some players at least, but in all honesty i saw nothing to suggest to me that our pack can put up any kind of show against the Dragons pack, I desperately hope I'm wrong, I think Matt has called it the way i see it, Possible but unlikely.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:38 am

BO JANGLES wrote:
ponner wrote:

I saw signs that things are on the up last Sunday. I really do think we'll pull off a win this Sunday.

I agree there was more effort, from some players at least, but in all honesty i saw nothing to suggest to me that our pack can put up any kind of show against the Dragons pack, I desperately hope I'm wrong, I think Matt has called it the way i see it, Possible but unlikely.

^ This - unfortunately.

If PA has read the riot act to the forwards (as in all honesty he should have) and they come out all guns blazing we might possibly just get the win.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:12 am

It would appear from comments in the press a few are going to get dropped. PA felt that despite some improvements there are a few who need to up the level. I guess we will see who is in and who is out v cats.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:47 am

matt01 wrote:
It would appear from comments in the press a few are going to get dropped. PA felt that despite some improvements there are a few who need to up the level. I guess we will see who is in and who is out v cats.

Yeah noticed that statement too.Not surprisingly PA noticed what occured last week just as much as the fans.
Wouldn't be at all surprised to see Fa'alogo sit this one out.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:17 pm

The passion is back.

There are still one or two who could admit to being a bit below par and there were plenty of mistakes especially towards the end, but these are improvements that you would expect in a normal week and not the disasters we've been subjected to in the last few months.

Overall the effort was great, we tackled well and hard, going forward we hit the line hard and had plenty of willing runners. What have they been feeding Chan? The guy was an animal. Fa'alogo was a million times better than recent weeks too, apparently he was supposed to be the 18th man and Larne should have been in the 17.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:45 am

Totally dominated the Dragons,it was as though the last 9 or 10 bad weeks had never happened.

If we had shown more composure in the halves at times we could have scored 60 points.That is not meant as a criticism of the halves,who were much more efficient today.Just goes to show though if you can shift the ball out wide quick and efficiently with dummy runners going through there is always the chance of tries coming off the back of that.Grix is not a natural pivot imo,but has the potential to become a decent one.Possibly on too many occasions they were hitting the front runner or keeping hold of the ball,as this was the safest option,like I say if they would have fed Eden coming on the arc more than what they did I'm sure we would have racked up more points.

Totally different attitude from the forwards today from previous,much stronger in first up contact,second man coming in on the legs,and working the tackled player.

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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:57 am

Its much more enjoyable watching a team that is playing as a team. I wouldn't go as far as to say we've turned everything around, there were still one or two players looking half hearted at times, but nothing like we've had in recent weeks. We did miss a few opportunities to rack up more points, but I thought Grix was doing really well especially in broken play. Fuey looked much better too, we even got to see his trademark step and offload.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:57 pm

I assume that the forwards held their own then Matt, which is good considering how they have been, I was in a comp at Pontefract so missed it. I thought the crowd number was very creditable considering there would be none to speak of from Catalan, Hopefully they can push on at Salford and against the Bulls, If they can get the win at Salford there should be a decent crowd at home for Bradford.
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PostSubject: Re: Les Cats game   Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:26 pm

I think our forwards did more than hold their own, especially in the first half when they dominated. Catalan probably got a roasting at half time because it was more even in the second half and we lost our way a bit towards the end.
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