This week's reflections....
This week's reflections....
Dare I say it, we will lose some games if we continue to play like we did yesterday. However, I suspect that we'll win more and if I see more like that at Langtree Park, I'll begin to think my season ticket was worth it after all. It's an odd thing to say but I'd sooner see us lose the odd game playing like that than see us win the odd game grinding up the middle and putting 90% of our effort into defence.
I hope that yesterday signals a new approach but we've had green shoots/false dawns before. What yesterday did prove to me is that we do have some good players who will play for each other, the coach and the club. That being said it's over to KC to prove, on a more consistent basis, that he can coach something other than what we've largely seen over the past two years. I just hope that nothing panics him into reverting to the grind. I also hope that he'll have the courage to start dropping underperforming players who he has brought in. A big man learns from his mistakes and faces up to them.
Good read once again, and a fair summary of the events. I remain concerned about a return to the grind, however given KC's response following the victory against Leeds last year- when he was widely quoted saying 'I Want My Structure Back!'
The majority of posters on here thought he was joking or being ironic. The grindathon that followed showed he really meant it- and I can see us going that way again- unless he really has started to learn and take notice of others. His continued selections seem to indicate otherwise, but I will remain optimistic!
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If Matty Smith does play against Warrington, I just hope that Wilkin does not try to be a third halfback, as he has in the past.
The one thing Smith will have is the confidence to put Jon in his box on the field! Richardson especially perhaps did not have that in his locker.
Good read particularly like your comments about people seemingly disappointed we won - bizarre..
Another quick point, and had this discussion over the weekend, i don't think Fages has had anything to do with Catalans
I just wonder if the approach we saw last night will last but for now let's just go with it.
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Unfortunately Wilkinson is the only leader that we have on the pitch.
Lots of positives to take from the game. Our forwards looked good and were not out muscled by theirs. We looked good in attack and moved the ball about well at times. Still lots to be worked on in defence and we still have other problems to sort out ( well covered in other threads )
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It will be interesting to see what happens re Wilkins when Smith is fit and upto speed. I assume Smith will be the field kicker and playmaker so Wilkins will have to be judged on his former role as a 2nd rower and he may not merit selection on that basis
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