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Huddersfield Away

Post by Swagger » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:11 am

Big game this weekend. Lose and our push for top 5 is probably over. Win and we stay alive and keep pushing Salford.

Seem to struggle Vs Huddersfield a lot so going to be a tough game.

Large pitch I'm going CAS win by a few and Blair to score his first try :shock:

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by mdean » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:48 am

Shouldn't even be a question I guess, if we are genuine top 5 contenders, this should be comfortable.

I have tried to not post for a bit, but for the mid-league places 2-8 I think this season has been won and lost on players 18-23 more than the run on 17.

I expect a double digit win personally.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by CasAttack » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:08 am

Anyone know if Minikin or Eden will be back? Surely Matt Cook is due a return too.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by Keithy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:14 am

CasAttack wrote:Anyone know if Minikin or Eden will be back? Surely Matt Cook is due a return too.
DP said yesterday that Milner and Minikin should be back this week, Eden has an ankle issue that will keep him out a while longer.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by CasAttack » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 am

I hope we keep O'Neill in the team. Think he went well against London and doesn't look out of place in the 17.
Imagine Clarkson will be missing after leaving the field early against London.
We need the win and I'd hope we have enough in us to do so. Lose and the season is done. Win and we go another week.
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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by heritage1926 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:37 am

Swagger wrote:Big game this weekend. Lose and our push for top 5 is probably over. Win and we stay alive and keep pushing Salford.:
That sentence alone shows how poor this season has been.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:08 am

Not for me. Salford have had a stand out season and deserve to be up there. It’s good that we now think pushing for the top 5 with 4 games to go is evidence of a poor season though.
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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by heritage1926 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 am

Tamworth Tiger wrote:Not for me. Salford have had a stand out season and deserve to be up there. It’s good that we now think pushing for the top 5 with 4 games to go is evidence of a poor season though.
We finished 3rd last year, 5th is probably the highest we can finish with the games we have coming up. That is not an improvement from the year before. Everyone below us, have been even poorer, we're lucky the likes of Leeds and Catalan after spending big have had an awful year, otherwise we'd be further down that table.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by Scoopage » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:09 pm

There’s still a slender chance Leeds could sneak 5th as daft as it sounds.if they can beat saints this weekend and salford lose to hull there’s only 4 points separating them and they have to play salford so it’s a long shot but can’t be discounted

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by HuddsTigers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 pm

heritage1926 wrote:
Tamworth Tiger wrote:Not for me. Salford have had a stand out season and deserve to be up there. It’s good that we now think pushing for the top 5 with 4 games to go is evidence of a poor season though.
We finished 3rd last year, 5th is probably the highest we can finish with the games we have coming up. That is not an improvement from the year before. Everyone below us, have been even poorer, we're lucky the likes of Leeds and Catalan after spending big have had an awful year, otherwise we'd be further down that table.
It isn't realistic to expect an improvement from 3 when Saints, Wire, Wigan, Hull, Catalans can all spend more than us and on marquee players.

My own personal expectations are that we should be aiming for 4th every season with the aim of knocking out one of the above.

The season has been inconsistent - not disappointing, though I guess you can be disappointed by inconsistency. But that's the same for every side - look at the league. Barring Saints every other side has lost games in double digits.
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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by heritage1926 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:54 pm

HuddsTigers wrote:
heritage1926 wrote:
Tamworth Tiger wrote:Not for me. Salford have had a stand out season and deserve to be up there. It’s good that we now think pushing for the top 5 with 4 games to go is evidence of a poor season though.
We finished 3rd last year, 5th is probably the highest we can finish with the games we have coming up. That is not an improvement from the year before. Everyone below us, have been even poorer, we're lucky the likes of Leeds and Catalan after spending big have had an awful year, otherwise we'd be further down that table.
It isn't realistic to expect an improvement from 3 when Saints, Wire, Wigan, Hull, Catalans can all spend more than us and on marquee players.

My own personal expectations are that we should be aiming for 4th every season with the aim of knocking out one of the above.

The season has been inconsistent - not disappointing, though I guess you can be disappointed by inconsistency. But that's the same for every side - look at the league. Barring Saints every other side has lost games in double digits.
It's all perspective and opinion I guess. You could ask 10 Cas fans if they're disappointed with this season, you could get all sorts of answers. I'd imagine though the majority would lean towards disappointing.

Although, it's not all doom and gloom, we do have 4 games left to give game time to fringe players as well as possibly play off rugby.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by HuddsTigers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:04 pm

Is that disappointing vs 2017, which many are still hung up on 2 years later? Or is it disappointing because we're 5th? Or is it disappointing compared to say 2008 when we finished bottom? There's got to be some realism.

We're not glory supporters - at least I've never had the perception that Cas fans are. We're always used to being the underdogs and for me finishing 4th or competing for it is an achievement for us. Sure we'd all like to do better, make finals every year - but we can only do that if fans keep turning up and supporting the team instead of dropping the club at a hat.

The club have said for us to use marquee players we need to average 9000. How can we do that when only 5k turn up for a game like London but yet 8500 come out for Leeds/Wakey.
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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by tigerfeat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Once gale got injured we were always going to be behind the 8 ball the disappointment for me as been brain dead rugby that as thrown points away Powell as tried to play it in the forwards and keep things tight if we hadn't squandered points through ridiculous desicion making on the field he wouldn't have been far wrong either
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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by derbystiger » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:16 pm

HuddsTigers wrote:Is that disappointing vs 2017, which many are still hung up on 2 years later? Or is it disappointing because we're 5th? Or is it disappointing compared to say 2008 when we finished bottom? There's got to be some realism.

We're not glory supporters - at least I've never had the perception that Cas fans are. We're always used to being the underdogs and for me finishing 4th or competing for it is an achievement for us. Sure we'd all like to do better, make finals every year - but we can only do that if fans keep turning up and supporting the team instead of dropping the club at a hat.

The club have said for us to use marquee players we need to average 9000. How can we do that when only 5k turn up for a game like London but yet 8500 come out for Leeds/Wakey.
It’s disappointing for me the style of rugby we have been playing. I don’t think I’ve ever been so bored at some Cas games as I have been this season. To lose having a dig, throwing the ball about and trying to do something I can handle no problem. To lose not trying anything and playing one up rugby I can’t handle so much. You are bang on, we’re not glory supporters, but we normally have some kind of entertainment for our money. This season has been severely lacking in that department.

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Re: Huddersfield Away

Post by yorky » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:23 pm

How can we do that when only 5k turn up for a game like London but yet 8500 come out for Leeds/Wakey.
could be something to do with the stupid kickoff time & the fact that london dont bring many supporters with them.

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