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Re: Leeds away

Post by Lofthouse Tiger » Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 am

Lofthouse Tiger wrote:Got to agree with most people here. Much better performance all round and looking more like we can play.

Watts outstanding yet again,Truman much more involved and defence much better. Both Maccas were on it and JSL probably one of his better games for Cas.

All in all it’s 2 more points, another win at that hole and feeling much better about the next few weeks.

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Re: Leeds away

Post by HuddsTigers » Fri May 17, 2019 8:45 am

Always hard to judge a game like this because the opposition is so poor it inevitably makes the team beating them look rather good.

I thought it was a solid if not unspectacular performance from us. Considerable improvement by some players but overall I don't think we were anywhere near our best. Still - another 2 points on the board and that's all we have to do to keep in the race and you can only play what's in front of you too.

Our 1 on 1 defence at times is still pretty poor with Leeds able to get free of the tackle, offload or some players making real poor attempts at tackles.

I thought Matautia and Eden came back strongly, Millington seemed to be better than he was pre-injury, and Jesse had a super game too. Also thought Rankin looked dangerous when he came on too.
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Re: Leeds away

Post by Lofthouse Tiger » Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 am

Sometimes a team just needs a win and a better performance to get things on track and it usually comes against a crap side as it did last night. Next week they won’t be as bad but confidence should be higher and who knows.

Nobody wins every game every week especially with a full 13 out injured.

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Re: Leeds away

Post by flow » Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 am

HuddsTigers wrote:Always hard to judge a game like this because the opposition is so poor it inevitably makes the team beating them look rather good.

I thought it was a solid if not unspectacular performance from us. Considerable improvement by some players but overall I don't think we were anywhere near our best. Still - another 2 points on the board and that's all we have to do to keep in the race and you can only play what's in front of you too.

Our 1 on 1 defence at times is still pretty poor with Leeds able to get free of the tackle, offload or some players making real poor attempts at tackles.

I thought Matautia and Eden came back strongly, Millington seemed to be better than he was pre-injury, and Jesse had a super game too. Also thought Rankin looked dangerous when he came on too.
think this about sums the game up with out getting carried away about the performance good post lad :clap: :clap:

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Re: Leeds away

Post by tigerfeat » Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 am

Lofthouse Tiger wrote:Sometimes a team just needs a win and a better performance to get things on track and it usually comes against a crap side as it did last night. Next week they won’t be as bad but confidence should be higher and who knows.

Nobody wins every game every week especially with a full 13 out injured.
Agree you could see there was a better spirit I don't think it matters how poor leeds are or if we win next week as long as we give saints a game and keep improving Milner needs dropping you can't play saints and give daft penaltys away to them

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Re: Leeds away

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 am

SuffolkTiger wrote:Much better performance which will lift confidence levels in the squad.

JSL back to his best and set the tone for everyone.

Truey raised his game and caused problems (anyone who knocks the young lad at the moment knows nothing about the game and can't read the situation the squad has been in recently).

We now need to maintain those levels against Saints - even if the result doesn't go our way.

Have to call out Liam Watts again who is having a magnificent season.
Good summary mate. Trudy looks like he took to heart the tough words he obviously got along with others and improved his performance. He also showed his maturity by saying at the end of the game that there is more to do if we want to beat teams like Saints
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Re: Leeds away

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Fri May 17, 2019 9:18 am

Swagger wrote:Pete solid under the high bomb as always and kicked well. Also joined the line well in attacks to outwide.

Minikin and Clare played well but not much of a challenge. Majorly tested next week and will probably struggle.

Blair and Eden played well. Happy for them 2 to keep going.

Trueman and Rankin for me are the halves barring injury. Rankin offered more than Aston attacking right in his short stint.

Front row of Watts, McShane and Millo is up with best in league on their day easy.

Meeks and Jesse could be best second row partnership in league. Awesome both of them.

Massey and Milner at loose I'm unsure about. Both try their heart out but make too many mistake. I would play Foster here if and when fit. Not many mistakes and his work rate is like a machine.

Any news on Shenton, Moors and Foster? For me these are the only 3 we are missing. (obviously Gale too but he's probably out for season)

Shenton for Clare pushing Minikin on wing.
Moors for Clark as Clark doesn't play logged enough
Foster for Massey or Milner as he makes less mistakes
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Re: Leeds away

Post by fords » Fri May 17, 2019 10:04 am

heritage1926 wrote:Great to see McMeekan and Jesse playing with flair again. Proper back rowers for me. Question is, where does Oli Holmes fit in? Apart from decent defence, he offers no where near what the other 2 do with the ball. He kills the attack when he touches it. Even Foster is a better back row option.
He doesn't.

JSL and McMeeken starting 2nd rowers. With Clarkson and Holmes as backup

Foster or Smith at 13 for me (Foster can also cover 2nd row)

Massey backup to cover for props

Milner backup for Macca

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Re: Leeds away

Post by mart0042 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:18 am

I thought we played well last night against a team low in confidence the same as us but we choked the life ouit of them. Nice to be back in the top 5.

We need to put a lot of effort into the saints match but expect us to lose. Tbh, they've ripped every club a new one this year.

The good thing is we've players coming back, by the time we hit the last quarter of the season we could be nearly full strength
That's the time to build momentum and with players relatively fresh.

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Re: Leeds away

Post by SuffolkTiger » Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 am

flow wrote:
SuffolkTiger wrote:Much better performance which will lift confidence levels in the squad.

JSL back to his best and set the tone for everyone.

Truey raised his game and caused problems (anyone who knocks the young lad at the moment knows nothing about the game and can't read the situation the squad has been in recently).

We now need to maintain those levels against Saints - even if the result doesn't go our way.

Have to call out Liam Watts again who is having a magnificent season.
yes trueman was a lot better tonight but the last five games he was not. to say people knocking him for lack lustre performance over this period that they don't now the game its probably opposite the lad needs a kick up the ass like any body else who is not performing . You cant come on here and post only when we have had a good win and knock people who the hard posting when things not going so well .
Your obvious lack of emotional intelligence continues to make me smile.

I think I've got the general point you are trying to make although, as with your other posts, it's difficult to interpret due to the poor quality of your spelling, grammar and incorrect choice of words.

Despite your ultimatum, I'm pretty sure that any of us can post on this forum as often as we please as long as we comply with the forum guidelines.

I will listen to experienced and valued people across the sport who continue to praise what Jake has contributed over the last 18 months, some of it in very difficult circumstances, as opposed to taking any notice of your crude suggestion of how DP might want to continue to nurture an emerging talent.

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Re: Leeds away

Post by heritage1926 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:50 am

At least we aren't going in to the Saints game defeated before a ball is kicked, bit of optimism now after last nights win.

9 days recovery now for the lads. Think we came out relatively unscathed didn't we? Can't see Salford beating Saints tonight, but hopefully they rough them up.

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Re: Leeds away

Post by derbystiger » Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am

Good win which was needed by us fans as much as the team I reckon. The atmosphere was a little muted on the Western Terrace even when we knew we'd got the win, a very nervous crowd. Mata'utia and Trueman certainly picked their game back up and Eden looked better than I've seen him for a long time. Biggest frustration for me is seeing Minikin keep shooting out of the defensive line. It can be forgiven if you make the tackle, but he fell off almost every one of them. He was fairly solid in attack though. Blair showing promise and will get better as he settles. Milner still thick as 5h1t! Liam Watts, take a bow yet again, along with JSL and McMeeken. Lots of positives, also a few negatives, but starting to head in the right direction. Hopefully the win will bring some confidence back into the players, who were playing a little nervous at times.

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Re: Leeds away

Post by The Fox » Fri May 17, 2019 12:59 pm

derbystiger wrote:Good win which was needed by us fans as much as the team I reckon. The atmosphere was a little muted on the Western Terrace even when we knew we'd got the win, a very nervous crowd. Mata'utia and Trueman certainly picked their game back up and Eden looked better than I've seen him for a long time. Biggest frustration for me is seeing Minikin keep shooting out of the defensive line. It can be forgiven if you make the tackle, but he fell off almost every one of them. He was fairly solid in attack though. Blair showing promise and will get better as he settles. Milner still thick as 5h1t! Liam Watts, take a bow yet again, along with JSL and McMeeken. Lots of positives, also a few negatives, but starting to head in the right direction. Hopefully the win will bring some confidence back into the players, who were playing a little nervous at times.
Would agree with all of that!! We aren't expected to win next week so it doesn't have much bearing on anything - so long as it doesn't get embarrassing. It is the next few games after that when we can start to build some momentum and start looking to put a decent winning run together.

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