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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote elmsall man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 13:31
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What a pessimist you are.
We have just blown Ealing  away and yet you are back with your Donny are shot attitude from a few weeks ago.
The younger Bulamakayo is no great loss
Andy has had some great attacking moments for us but defence has never been his strong point and his absences through injury would make interesting reading.
The real loss is Ram but I feel that his move to somewhere else  was inevitable.
Have faith and stop these negative vibes when we have no idea what our squad will be like next year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runitback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 13:34
DKF . .have a little more faith . . presumably Richmond will always be favourites to go down as they are part time, have a very small budget and pretty much rely on who ever turns up pre season!!! Looks like Cov will be a top 4 challenger and yes seem to be building a good business case to support professional rugby . . but still reliant on a benefactor!!!
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Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

DKF . .have a little more faith . . presumably Richmond will always be favourites to go down as they are part time, have a very small budget and pretty much rely on who ever turns up pre season!!! Looks like Cov will be a top 4 challenger and yes seem to be building a good business case to support professional rugby . . but still reliant on a benefactor!!!

Depends how you define a benefactor. Jon Sharp would be very amused to read that if you're likening his pocket-depth to most of them.

Besides, plans are in place to move towards a fully self-financing model (via ground income, not 'gate' income). JS has already leaked a taster of what is going to happen at the BPA - the picture is online - and more is to come with a fuller reveal at the final match of this season.

And yes, DKF. Really? 
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Originally posted by Donnyknightsfan Donnyknightsfan wrote:

I think Cov could do an Ealing and get in the top four next season. I think Irish's hopes of going straight back up if they go down are in serious peril. I think Donny could be finishing in the bottom four next season if this is anything to go by. i wouldn't be surprised if we were relegated next year sadly.


Come on DKF have faith in Griff, the players who have re-signed are not relegation material let's see who Griff brings in
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Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

DKF . .have a little more faith . . presumably Richmond will always be favourites to go down as they are part time, have a very small budget and pretty much rely on who ever turns up pre season!!! Looks like Cov will be a top 4 challenger and yes seem to be building a good business case to support professional rugby . . but still reliant on a benefactor!!!


Don’t frankly see LS as too different to Richmond. Maybe not wholly part time, but....the table this year doesn’t lie. I accept we had wholesale changes at every level of the club this season, and hopefully we can steady things next year, but I think if there was a poll right now LS would be favourites rather than Richmond.

Coventry look like they are setting their stall out to be at least top half if not better. Good luck to them.
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Cov flattered to deceive for several years in N1. Their signings look promising but predictions at this time are likely to be wild guesses.
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Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Cov flattered to deceive for several years in N1. Their signings look promising but predictions at this time are likely to be wild guesses.

Coventry made very significant structural changes two years ago. Any comparison with before that is meaningless.

That said, not being in the relegation zone is the first objective. Actually no. Knowing Rowland Winters he will have about five objectives for the first game, and then five for the second, and then...
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All predictions at this time are likely to be wild guesses. Some folk think it's fun though.
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Originally posted by OldExile OldExile wrote:

Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

DKF . .have a little more faith . . presumably Richmond will always be favourites to go down as they are part time, have a very small budget and pretty much rely on who ever turns up pre season!!! Looks like Cov will be a top 4 challenger and yes seem to be building a good business case to support professional rugby . . but still reliant on a benefactor!!!


Don’t frankly see LS as too different to Richmond. Maybe not wholly part time, but....the table this year doesn’t lie. I accept we had wholesale changes at every level of the club this season, and hopefully we can steady things next year, but I think if there was a poll right now LS would be favourites rather than Richmond.

Coventry look like they are setting their stall out to be at least top half if not better. Good luck to them.

I agree. This season has been a huge disappointment - much like the last two and there will need to be major improvements next term if this season is to be more than a stay of execution. Many times the team has looked less than the sum of its parts.

Hopefully we can steady the ship and the coaching staff will have learned from this year - particularly around discipline and defence.
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