Boxing Day - Team

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Fumper27
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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by Fumper27 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:11 pm

classycas57 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:09 pm
Score? Crowd?
Lost 14-20
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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by MrRugby123 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:19 pm

Gave it a good go the second half with a very young team, once again I wasn’t impressed with Turner he looks lost at every single position he’s played for Cas.

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by braytontiger » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:23 pm

To put things in perspective Bradford are a part time team that’s been put together in the past 6 weeks with a few journey men and some decent youngsters, they will struggle to make the play offs in the championship.

We had a starting 13 in the first half that should have been good enough to open up a 10/16 point lead for our youngsters to defend. That said Bradford had just as many youngsters in there team as ourselves, again our young players don’t look neither fit enough or tough enough,it should be very worrying that we get good quality youngsters at 16 but by the time they are 20 they haven’t improved a jot.

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by old cas lass » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:24 pm

No enthusiasm first half, let down by the senior players.
Jesse did his best, Eden safe at full back.
Turner no half back.
Olpherts, Clare hardly saw the ball.
Richardson a debut try but his long passing was off. Kicking out of hand was good.

Second half youngsters showed more enthusiasm than the senior players did first half.
But the Bradford forwards dominated the kids.

Disappointed that we lost , but the cobwebs have been blown off with half the squad.

Forgot how cold boxing days games are.
2/3 hours now to thaw out.

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by classycas57 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:28 pm

Sounds like a flop

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by HuddsTigers » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:37 pm

Bradford's side is still largely the same one as it was last season. They know each other inside out and have recruited former SL players like Anthony England too.

We started taking off first team players from about 30 mins and a lot of them coming on were kids. Cannot read anything into the game or the result. I thought the kids did extremely well and our forwards were pretty good in the first half too. Poor execution but that's to be expected with out full spine out and players playing together that don't or won't ordinarily.

Context, we had missing: Rankin, Feki, Blair, Shenton, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Cook, Moors, Foster, McMeeken, Holmes, Massey, Milner, Griffin. Practically an entire team.
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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by tigerfeat » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:40 pm

HuddsTigers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Bradford's side is still largely the same one as it was last season. They know each other inside out and have recruited former SL players like Anthony England too.

We started taking off first team players from about 30 mins and a lot of them coming on were kids. Cannot read anything into the game or the result. I thought the kids did extremely well and our forwards were pretty good in the first half too. Poor execution but that's to be expected with out full spine out and players playing together that don't or won't ordinarily.

Context, we had missing: Rankin, Feki, Blair, Shenton, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Cook, Moors, Foster, McMeeken, Holmes, Massey, Milner, Griffin. Practically an entire team.
How on gods earth do you get that Bradford team is the same one as last season ?
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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by tigerfeat » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:41 pm

braytontiger wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:23 pm
To put things in perspective Bradford are a part time team that’s been put together in the past 6 weeks with a few journey men and some decent youngsters, they will struggle to make the play offs in the championship.

We had a starting 13 in the first half that should have been good enough to open up a 10/16 point lead for our youngsters to defend. That said Bradford had just as many youngsters in there team as ourselves, again our young players don’t look neither fit enough or tough enough,it should be very worrying that we get good quality youngsters at 16 but by the time they are 20 they haven’t improved a jot.
Spot on mate as per...
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have
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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by on side » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:48 pm

classycas57 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:50 am
Mucky1978 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:50 am
Miles stronger squad then last season for me.
And me :D
You still think we have a strong squad lol

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by Dixie D » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:51 pm

Disgrace, Powell out, Richardson is a dud, Jon Wells is a joke and we are getting relegated. Am I doing this forum thing right?

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by on side » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:51 pm

classycas57 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:50 am
Mucky1978 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:50 am
Miles stronger squad then last season for me.
And me :D
You still think we have a strong squad lol

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by on side » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:54 pm

:lol: :x :lol: :lol:
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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by AstralPancakes » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:55 pm

Apparently Luke Gale looked great today against Wakey. Did Richardson give any clue as to whether he is going to aqequately fill Gale's boots?

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by on side » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:57 pm

AstralPancakes wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Apparently Luke Gale looked great today against Wakey. Did Richardson give any clue as to whether he is going to aqequately fill Gale's boots?
Hard to tell yet

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Re: Boxing Day - Team

Post by HuddsTigers » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:58 pm

tigerfeat wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:40 pm
HuddsTigers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Bradford's side is still largely the same one as it was last season. They know each other inside out and have recruited former SL players like Anthony England too.

We started taking off first team players from about 30 mins and a lot of them coming on were kids. Cannot read anything into the game or the result. I thought the kids did extremely well and our forwards were pretty good in the first half too. Poor execution but that's to be expected with out full spine out and players playing together that don't or won't ordinarily.

Context, we had missing: Rankin, Feki, Blair, Shenton, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Cook, Moors, Foster, McMeeken, Holmes, Massey, Milner, Griffin. Practically an entire team.
How on gods earth do you get that Bradford team is the same one as last season ?

I didn't say same. I said largely the same. Of the 20 players, only 6 were making their debut. 4 new signings including former SL players Anthony England and Greg Johnson. 2 academy promoted players.

Rest played for Bradford last season. It's hardly the new squad put together completely random and overhauled as made out to be.
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