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Topic: Rotherham Titans - first win?
Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Subject: Rotherham Titans - first win?
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:21
so I've put Titans' next 8 league games up in the poll. when will Roth fans be able to celebrate a win, or will they have a winless season? what do we think?

I think they may shock Carnegie or Knights before Christmas. I have a feeling they may win at Headingley....




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Posted By: Hoffee
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:28
I honestly think their first win will come against Pirates at home. Pirates are very hot and cold, it's been that way for the last three seasons. They can narrowly lose to, and even beat the top sides reasonably comfortably, but seem to be reliably poor against bottom half sides.


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:30
Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

I honestly think their first win will come against Pirates at home. Pirates are very hot and cold, it's been that way for the last three seasons. They can narrowly lose to, and even beat the top sides reasonably comfortably, but seem to be reliably poor against bottom half sides.


having seen Pirates at Donny i'd be stunned if Roth beat them but then they did lose at LS which surprised me.


Posted By: Keppeltitan
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:38
DKF
Idon't understand why a Donny fan would start a poll on how many games Roth could win I think you are loving the predicament Roth are in and taking the wee wee


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:48
I think they will narrowly beat Scottish and win 4 or 5 of the next 8 games.

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Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:56
Originally posted by Keppeltitan Keppeltitan wrote:

DKF
Idon't understand why a Donny fan would start a poll on how many games Roth could win I think you are loving the predicament Roth are in and taking the wee wee


I can understand why you maybe think that but there's nothing sinister in the setting up of the poll. I was just interested to see what other posters thought. i'm not enjoying Rotherham's predicament actually, mainly because it could be any of us next season - Donny included. for the record I think Rotherham will win a minimum of 4 games this season. I think they'll win some home games in the 2nd half of the season because they would've played every team and should be able to get a greater idea of certain teams' strengths and weaknesses and alter their game plan accordingly.


Posted By: Keppeltitan
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 14:57
You were there on Sat you saw how bad Roth were so how can you say we will will win 4/5 of our next games


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 15:09
Originally posted by Keppeltitan Keppeltitan wrote:

You were there on Sat you saw how bad Roth were so how can you say we will will win 4/5 of our next games


the next 3 games are against mid-table teams (yes Donny are a mid-table team this year), Scottish are a bottom 4 team and Leeds aren't any great shakes this season either... if Rotherham can cut out the errors they have a realistic chance in all of the above matches.


Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 15:22

 I can't see Roth winning a single game from what I've seen of them, I'd rather Roth go down than my team. 


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Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 15:51
Originally posted by Shush Shush wrote:

I can't see Roth winning a single game from what I've seen of them, I'd rather Roth go down than my team. 
Hmm, Blaby. That well known centre for Championship teams!


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 16:00
Originally posted by Keppeltitan Keppeltitan wrote:

You were there on Sat you saw how bad Roth were so how can you say we will will win 4/5 of our next games
Positive thought mate I saw lots of good things from Roth on Saturday particularly their half backs. The first quarter of an hour in the second half when they were only 8 points behind Roth absolutely battered Jersey and if they hadn't lost that lineout on their own throw in the R/H corner it could have been a completely different game. Roth got absolutely no breaks on Saturday and when they started to chase the game they made more errors and took all the pressure off Jersey. 6 of Roth's next 8 games are potentially winnable IMO if the breaks start falling their way and if they were my team I'd never throw the towel in.

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Posted By: LJ from Roth
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 16:43
I've just had to write a piece for the programme next Saturday and it's been one of the hardest ones ever to write. I've supported Roth for too many years to remember and while I can see the errors, I can also see the effort of all involved to keep this club going - on and off the field.
I know people are entitled to their opinions of us, and how we play, but my first draft was very angry about the social media attacks and negativity. Final draft is less angry and I thank the people who are seeing some positives and commenting on them. There may be fewer of us on the touch line as the season continues, but some of us will be there until the bitter end, hoping for a better outcome.
In 2004 we nearly disappeared completely but fought back. I think we can do it again.


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 17:54
I seriously don't think Roth fans need to resign themselves to the R word yet. I remember Ealing in their 1st champ season could hardly buy a point pre-Christmas never mind a win. the problem for Rotherham ATM is that there's not one other team down in the doldrums. all of the teams at the bottom are picking up, if not wins, then BP's in most games. I'll be interested to see how Titans will do when they get the 1st W. my feeling is that it would instigate a good run of results for them. they really need to beat LS though!.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 18:00
Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Originally posted by Shush Shush wrote:

I can't see Roth winning a single game from what I've seen of them, I'd rather Roth go down than my team. 
Hmm, Blaby. That well known centre for Championship teams!

Westleigh have ambition.


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Posted By: Red Squirrel
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 20:14
Hard to say really, they might continue flat lining or they could suddenly win a few games and the bottom of the league could come alive.
I am finding it hard to maintain any interest in the overall league with Bristol cruising to a coronation, Titans heading for relegation and the middle playing for pin money.
But there is the B&I Cup, me hearties, an arrgh, for the Pirates!


Posted By: Shush
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 20:54
Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Originally posted by Shush Shush wrote:

I can't see Roth winning a single game from what I've seen of them, I'd rather Roth go down than my team. 
Hmm, Blaby. That well known centre for Championship teams!

Being a parent of a Nottingham player makes me a Nottingham supporter.


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Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2017 at 21:40
Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

I honestly think their first win will come against Pirates at home. Pirates are very hot and cold, it's been that way for the last three seasons. They can narrowly lose to, and even beat the top sides reasonably comfortably, but seem to be reliably poor against bottom half sides.
I have a horrible feeling you may be right!


Posted By: WESTCOMBE RANGER
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017 at 07:04
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Originally posted by Shush Shush wrote:

I can't see Roth winning a single game from what I've seen of them, I'd rather Roth go down than my team. 
Hmm, Blaby. That well known centre for Championship teams!


Westleigh have ambition.


I may be wrong here but Westleigh no longer exist in their own right ? Or are you being mischievous Kimbo 😋

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017 at 09:08
Last year at this time Mond had no points at all. They managed to gain 23 thereafter. My guess is that If Rotherham manage to get one win then more will follow. It is a matter of confidence. I hope their sports psychologist bans them from reading this blog as I fear the pessimism of some of their supporters might be contagious.


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Posted By: Morgie Man
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017 at 10:22
Hartpury away....

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when you win say nothing, when you lose say less


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017 at 10:53
Originally posted by WESTCOMBE RANGER WESTCOMBE RANGER wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Originally posted by Shush Shush wrote:

I can't see Roth winning a single game from what I've seen of them, I'd rather Roth go down than my team. 
Hmm, Blaby. That well known centre for Championship teams!


Westleigh have ambition.


I may be wrong here but Westleigh no longer exist in their own right ? Or are you being mischievous Kimbo 😋

Moi?

Not really - I just remember the original club (I used to live a few miles away and work just across the bypass. I don't like contrived naming like theirs is now, especially as they are not even in Leicester - which might have made it more relevant/excusable).
I just tend to refer to them as Westleigh, or Westleigh & Wigston as I'm a grumpy old git like that Wink

(Edited to remove errant parenth(esis)).


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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017 at 14:50
I have backed the Titans to win their next game against LS.
I wasn't at the game against Jersey on Saturday, but listened to it on the radio and from what I could hear, the game was really in the balance until mid way through the 2nd half and jersey were certainly flattered by the scoreline.
I was at the LS game in Jersey last week and I have to say that LS should have tied the game up by half time, but didn't. Jersey came back strongly in the 2nd half and won the game. On balance, I think that it will be tight, but self preservation will prevail and RT will come away with a hard fought first win of the season.
If not, then I will sadly have to agree with many of the other posters and say that it will be a very long way back for them from a 17 or 18 point deficit.


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 20:01
I think the league as a whole needs Rotherham to win on Saturday because if they don't you'd have to say its an incredibly long way back for them. if Titans were to lose (hopefully not) then that would possibly mean promotion/relegation decided for the season and we're not even in December yet. if Roth do beat LS as I've stated elsewhere I believe they'll go on a good run of results. there's nothing like a win to breed confidence within a team. I know they beat Connacht in the B&I but I reckon they'd swap that result for a win in one of their league games so far.


Posted By: islander2
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 20:44
Really hoping Rotherham win on Saturday and start a recovery , they are a such a great community club and would be a massive loss to the league. Their supporters are so passionate and their hospitality is second to none, would sorely miss a trip there next season.


Posted By: OldExile
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 21:22
Well, none of you will be surprised to hear I disagree, for obvious reasons! Saturday is in many respects an equally big fixture for Scottish than for Rotherham. We have only managed two wins, one against an undercooked Leedsshire on day one and Pirates, who have a miserable record at the RAG, last week. After playing our “best friends” at the RAG next week, our next five fixtures are against the top five, so not too many points on offer there I think, and a chance for Rotherham to make up ground.

As for Saturday- at least the forecast looks decent, then it’s down to who performs on the pitch. I hope our decision making is up a notch or two over our calls so far this season. I hope it doesn’t come down to contentious officiating.

I think i’ll wait to see our named side before making a call. 🥃



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Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 21:50
As things go this weekend is the only win I see for Titans this year. Wet cold winter weather games may make me change my optimism.

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Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!


Posted By: OldExile
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 21:53
You may very well be correct, Cannon.

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Mad Jocks & Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun


Posted By: geralltrugby
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 09:20
Removal of play offs killed it for me, was so obviously going to be a procession at the top. I'd be surprised if Bristol lose at all this season. Gap between the haves and have nots even wider and many clubs appear much weaker as they struggle to survive. Now looks as if relegation might be confirmed early too what interest does that leave? Watched the "highlights" of Leeds vs Roth and yes there were a lot of tries but mostly driving mauls. No wonder crowds are suffering. Would advise the disillusioned to attend National 1 and 2 games as it's a far more attractive proposition.


Posted By: billesleyexile
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 10:02
Originally posted by geralltrugby geralltrugby wrote:

Would advise the disillusioned to attend National 1 and 2 games as it's a far more attractive proposition.

I know this might be heresy, but I'm not sure I would want Mose to come back up to the Championship...... National 1 is sooooooooooo much better to watch overall. 

In fact, I'll give you another heresy - I suspect that as a product N1 would fare better if televised than most Championship matches would (not suggesting for a minute that either tier *should* be televised, for all the reasons I've gone through on here before).

Now if that's true then tier 2 really has been screwed up.


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keep the faith


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 10:27
The televised game on Sunday was a good spectacle. I watched Rosalyn Park play Plymouth recently so I understand what you’re talking about, but the problem is you either strive to improve and get promoted or you go down. If there is lack of ambition then players leave.

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Posted By: Robbo88
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 10:47
New to this board (have been reading for a while but time I've posted), but why shouldn't those levels be televised?  I also watched the game on Sunday on Sky Sports found myself wondering why doesn't Sky have a "SkyRugby" as it does for Cricket and Golf?  Could cover both codes and Sky could drive the schedule to get the most out of it.

I guess that the fear will be around a reduction in crowds, however would this not be balanced by the additional monies that are coming in from the television rights etc?  It would also help to potentially grow the league which could also balance the loss of crowds. I'd agree that with the loss of the playoffs, theoretically the final month of the league could be rendered pointless, which will only further impact the crowds.  

I'm sure that this topic has been done to death (as many topics have in the past) somewhere else on the board, and would be interested to read the thoughts on it if someone could point me in the right direction, some very knowledgeable people on here (and some not so much).


Posted By: billesleyexile
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 10:58
Originally posted by Robbo88 Robbo88 wrote:

New to this board (have been reading for a while but time I've posted), but why shouldn't those levels be televised?  I also watched the game on Sunday on Sky Sports found myself wondering why doesn't Sky have a "SkyRugby" as it does for Cricket and Golf?  Could cover both codes and Sky could drive the schedule to get the most out of it.

I guess that the fear will be around a reduction in crowds, however would this not be balanced by the additional monies that are coming in from the television rights etc?  It would also help to potentially grow the league which could also balance the loss of crowds. I'd agree that with the loss of the playoffs, theoretically the final month of the league could be rendered pointless, which will only further impact the crowds.  

I'm sure that this topic has been done to death (as many topics have in the past) somewhere else on the board, and would be interested to read the thoughts on it if someone could point me in the right direction, some very knowledgeable people on here (and some not so much).

Broadly, and I'm sure the search function would throw up more:

- it's not the gates at the grounds themselves, it's more that the market for such games being televised every week is likely to be very small

- it would cost money to do for the broadcaster without much of a return - at this point someone always comes out with "but the matches are all filmed anyway" well, yes, they are, from 1 or at most 2 fixed positions with dodgy sound and no commentary. It would need to be properly edited, commentated and packaged or it would risk the reputation of the broadcaster

- talking of risking reputations, I've said before that the real killer ought to be what the reality of tier 2 rugby looks like on the TV. With the exception of Bristol, you're talking (figuratively) one man and his dog (shorthand for anything below 2000 spectators)* rattling round some interestingly developed (or not) grounds and largely playing turgid rugby which is only not stop start because so few of the errors/outbreaks of sharp practice are picked up (lack of TMOs, or indeed TMO technology). Broadly, the product (by which I mean off the pitch as much as on it) is not fit to be seen on TV as a shop window for the sport below the top table. Reputationally, the RFU have probably got an interest in blocking it.

I could go on - I've worked in marketing/brand/reputation management and with broadcasters for over a decade.

*as a supporter of an N1 side with low gates when it was in the Championship I don't mean that as a criticism of those clubs, I'm trying to stand back and be objective about what the man in the street would see and think based on professional experience in the field.


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Posted By: billesleyexile
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 11:06
see the thread from this February  http://www.rolling-maul.com/sky-sports_topic15412_post359800.html?KW=marketing#359800" rel="nofollow - http://www.rolling-maul.com/sky-sports_topic15412_post359800.html?KW=marketing#359800

with contributions from various inc CameraShake, who does Mose's videos.

It has been talked about on other threads, but this was the first I found.


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keep the faith


Posted By: OldExile
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 11:56
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

The televised game on Sunday was a good spectacle. I watched Rosalyn Park play Plymouth recently so I understand what you’re talking about, but the problem is you either strive to improve and get promoted or you go down. If there is lack of ambition then players leave.


Nail on head Pappa. Standing still is not an option.

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 12:18
Sorry Rosalyn-predictive text. Rosslyn. (Rosalyn was my girlfriend's mother many decades ago)


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Posted By: tulip
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 14:03
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

The televised game on Sunday was a good spectacle. I watched Rosalyn Park play Plymouth recently so I understand what you’re talking about, but the problem is you either strive to improve and get promoted or you go down. If there is lack of ambition then players leave.


Glad it wasn't Carnegie v Rotherham.Just watched "highlights " 5 or 6 rolling maul tries which Rotherham had no idea how to defend. Hooker scores a hat trick. In my day, as a hooker 3 against the head would have been jubilations.
But that's never going to happen again.


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 18:01

Although it is very frustrating being on the end of the maul and boring for the non-home support that's what makes the Championship more interesting.

 
You have differing styles from teams who pretty much only maul to teams who will give it a go from anywhere, so it adds an extra dimension, which team will win with their style.
 
Defence is also as important as attack, e.g. seeing the Bedford team defend against Hartpury and trying to deny them any tries (failed in the end) by driving them backward from their plays (from 22m line to 10m line) was as rewarding as the 5 scored the other way.
 
FYI Bedford have been averaging comfortably over 2k for absolutely ages.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 21:54
TV doesn’t reduce crowds. Last Sunday’s match at the RAG had the biggest crowd of the season- nearly 2000. I admit a Derby brings more people, but I preferred live rugby to goggling at the box.

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Posted By: Laner
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 08:30
Well they did win and it should have been a five pointer


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 09:21
Well done Roth . . this all makes for some very interesting games over the next few weeks

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Posted By: stadium
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 09:47
Pirates missed the Exeter DR players who played yesterday in Anglo Welsh Cup. Titans deserved win against  an off form Pirates side.


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 10:16
I predicted this in the above poll. Pirates have a history of losing to the bottom teams which has been going on for years. I remember going to Waterloo and Manchester many years ago - they were both bottom and winless, but duly beat us. We lost at Moseley when they were bottom and Richmond home and away last season when they were bottom. Yesterday we were without 5/6 influential players and duly conceded three early tries. We managed to get our noses in front only to make a series of avoidable errors in the last couple of minutes to enable Roth to snatch it. Roth are a proud lot and Pirates always find it tough at Clifton Lane. Well played to them. 
I'm afraid the end of the season is looking pretty bleak for us, thank goodness we've got that buffer of points between us and the bottom.


Posted By: Hoffee
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 10:22
Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:

I predicted this in the above poll. Pirates have a history of losing to the bottom teams which has been going on for years. I remember going to Waterloo and Manchester many years ago - they were both bottom and winless, but duly beat us. We lost at Moseley when they were bottom and Richmond home and away last season when they were bottom. Yesterday we were without 5/6 influential players and duly conceded three early tries. We managed to get our noses in front only to make a series of avoidable errors in the last couple of minutes to enable Roth to snatch it. Roth are a proud lot and Pirates always find it tough at Clifton Lane. Well played to them. 
I'm afraid the end of the season is looking pretty bleak for us, thank goodness we've got that buffer of points between us and the bottom.


If you look back to the second or third post, you'll notice I also predicted this result. Pirates are all too predictable as you say, often painful to watch. They seem to go into this self-destruct mode when playing these lesser sides. I hope we get our act together soon otherwise our diminishing attendances will only continue to diminish. It's such a pity because Pirates have always played exciting and fast rugby, and have always played extremely competitively against top four sides.

Hopefully we can win this B&I game and inject a bit of confidence into the squad (and hopefully we don't give them a 14 point head start!!)


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 11:09
Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:

I predicted this in the above poll. Pirates have a history of losing to the bottom teams which has been going on for years. I remember going to Waterloo and Manchester many years ago - they were both bottom and winless, but duly beat us. We lost at Moseley when they were bottom and Richmond home and away last season when they were bottom. Yesterday we were without 5/6 influential players and duly conceded three early tries. We managed to get our noses in front only to make a series of avoidable errors in the last couple of minutes to enable Roth to snatch it. Roth are a proud lot and Pirates always find it tough at Clifton Lane. Well played to them. 
I'm afraid the end of the season is looking pretty bleak for us, thank goodness we've got that buffer of points between us and the bottom.


If you look back to the second or third post, you'll notice I also predicted this result. Pirates are all too predictable as you say, often painful to watch. They seem to go into this self-destruct mode when playing these lesser sides. I hope we get our act together soon otherwise our diminishing attendances will only continue to diminish. It's such a pity because Pirates have always played exciting and fast rugby, and have always played extremely competitively against top four sides.

Hopefully we can win this B&I game and inject a bit of confidence into the squad (and hopefully we don't give them a 14 point head start!!)

It would be good to get the win in the cup game against Hartpury, but our "reward" would be an away game at Ealing!


Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 18:50
I say that the Titans should have won by more than 3 pts. We scored 3 excellent Converted Backs try's, in the first half, through strong running and quick Sharp passing. The Pirates kicked a Penalty, followed by a a very good try by the Left Winger taking a clean catch, in space, from a cross-field kick.   The Titans deservedly went in at half-time 21 - 10 up.
We thought, more of this in the second-Half, and we should have a good Win, with a try bonus. BUT, we Gifted Pirates 2 try's, by reverting to type, and Flapping at tackles.
This spurred the Piates on, and the game became a close, hard fought battle.
Our 10 kicked a Penalty to tie the score at 24 - 24. He then had to leave the field.
In the 5th min of extra time, Pirates conceded a Penalty out near the touch line. Our Full- Back stepped up to take his first kick of the game. Against the wind, he converted it.
The shed erupted, for a moment what was happening this season, was forgotten, it was like the good old days. We might be brought back down to earth away to Richmond, but that will not take away what we all felt on 27 January 2018.
I don't like reading what was posted above, "We were without 5/6 influential players".
That's a poor excuse. We have 6 players out injured, plus a Prop whose signed for Edinburgh and our top second-row on Loan at Wasps. It happens at all clubs, we have to live with that, and just get on with it.
In the last two B+I games, our Coach decided to give run-outs to players who haven't had much game time. They certainly took the opportunity to impress, and won both games. Our Coach decided to keep the same squad for the Pirates game. His Faith was rewarded.
We will be relegated at the end of the season, but I'm convinced that we will go down fighting. What more can I ask of my team, other than to hope that most of them stay for next season.


Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 19:01
Originally posted by WINGER14 WINGER14 wrote:

I say that the Titans should have won by more than 3 pts. We scored 3 excellent Converted Backs try's, in the first half, through strong running and quick Sharp passing. The Pirates kicked a Penalty, followed by a a very good try by the Left Winger taking a clean catch, in space, from a cross-field kick.   The Titans deservedly went in at half-time 21 - 10 up.
We thought, more of this in the second-Half, and we should have a good Win, with a try bonus. BUT, we Gifted Pirates 2 try's, by reverting to type, and Flapping at tackles.
This spurred the Piates on, and the game became a close, hard fought battle.
Our 10 kicked a Penalty to tie the score at 24 - 24. He then had to leave the field.
In the 5th min of extra time, Pirates conceded a Penalty out near the touch line. Our Full- Back stepped up to take his first kick of the game. Against the wind, he converted it.
The shed erupted, for a moment what was happening this season, was forgotten, it was like the good old days. We might be brought back down to earth away to Richmond, but that will not take away what we all felt on 27 January 2018.
I don't like reading what was posted above, "We were without 5/6 influential players".
That's a poor excuse. We have 6 players out injured, plus a Prop whose signed for Edinburgh and our top second-row on Loan at Wasps. It happens at all clubs, we have to live with that, and just get on with it.
In the last two B+I games, our Coach decided to give run-outs to players who haven't had much game time. They certainly took the opportunity to impress, and won both games. Our Coach decided to keep the same squad for the Pirates game. His Faith was rewarded.
We will be relegated at the end of the season, but I'm convinced that we will go down fighting. What more can I ask of my team, other than to hope that most of them stay for next season.




Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 12:55
What I'm really happy about the Titans is ------ They haven't lost a game, ALL THIS YEAR


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 13:54
Looking forward to 10th February at the RAG. Hope the weather's reasonable.


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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 15:02
Originally posted by WINGER14 WINGER14 wrote:

What I'm really happy about the Titans is ------ They haven't lost a game, ALL THIS YEAR
Brilliant post keep the faith mate.

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Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 15:22
Winger 14 - I wasn't trying to use the fact that Pirates had a few players missing as an excuse, just to explain why I predicted that Roth would win that game. Roth had also won two games in the B and I cup, so were more confident, Pirates had lost three in a row and seem to have gone backwards in the last few weeks.  I accept that Roth fully deserved their win, and was actually expecting that to happen. Good luck for the rest of the season.



Posted By: Donnyknightsfan
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 15:47
well now we know the answer to the question! it was Pirates who were the victims on Saturday!. mind you I think Roth will win a few more games before the season is out. 20 points adrift at the bottom they are but Mond away and Bedford at home are their next two games. if they win both of those it could maybe get a little interesting.... particularly as I've looked at Scottish's remaining games in particular, they're tough!!. it would be an absolute miracle if Roth escaped the drop but it is still possible?!.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 16:10
Another team needs to have a reall bad run. There are only six points between 6th and 11th. Mond’s position is a bit misleading because they have got Bristol and Ealing out of the way so in theory are due a few wins. Anything can happen but the odds are that Roth have too much to do. However the fat lady has not sung yet.

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Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 16:12
Roth will be pretty buoyant going to Mond, and that could be close. I was very impressed with Bedford on TV against Bris, so it would be a massive upset if Roth turned them over.


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 17:45
Adds spice to the next match- something to play for.

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Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 18:33
Pappashanga

Believe me, the Fat Lady has sung, if fact my Wife has been singing for most of the season.

I hope to God that she doesn't read this, the Lass has been on a diet for the last 12 yrs, it may not be working to well, but she gets 10 out of 10 for perseverance.
The upshot of this is, we don't have the central heating on, even in mid winter, I just snuggle up to her and I'm as warm has toast.
In fact she's so big now, that even the neighbours come round to snuggle up to her, to save on their Gas/Electric bills.
Of course being a true Yorkshireman I'm happy with this, as I make a few quid out of them by selling them Drinks and Snacks.

If we are in Nat One next season, the Wife says she will sign for the Club as the Whole Front Five. That should save the Club a fortune, as all she wants as payment is, 1 Black Forest Gateau, 1 Victoria Sponge and 12 Cream Scones each week.
In anticipation, the Club has asked our local Outward Bound Shop, how much it would cost to convert a 10 man tent into a Shirt and a pair of Shorts.

I'm really looking forward to the rest of the season, and if the Wife doesn't read this, I should live long enough to see it out.


Posted By: Keppeltitan
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 18:40
Mrs winger gonna kill you.


Posted By: OldExile
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 18:44
😂😂😂😂😂 and I’ve just told Hoffee not to expect too much ‘craic’.

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Posted By: knightandday
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 19:15
Originally posted by WINGER14 WINGER14 wrote:



If we are in Nat One next season, the Wife says she will sign for the Club as the Whole Front Five. That should save the Club a fortune, as all she wants as payment is, 1 Black Forest Gateau, 1 Victoria Sponge and 12 Cream Scones each week.


With no RFU monies, would you go for Sara Lee to sponsor her?


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Winning isn't everything, it just makes the beer taste better


Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 20:03
Thanks that's a great idea.   We've already signed up Pickfords as a Sponsor, they'll be transporting her to games and then back home.   Only problem is, we have to give the Police 4 days advance warning as to where the game is being played, so they can put out a Wide Load warning.


Posted By: elmsall man
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 08:39
Winger 14 beware look what happened to Phil NevilleWink


Posted By: Duncang
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 11:47
elmsall man, if his wife reads this thread the punishment given to Phil Neville will look like orderring a murderer to do 2 weeks community service compared to what'll be coming to him!!


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Posted By: WINGER14
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 19:50
I think we should now change the heading to, When will the Titans win their 4th game.

I still think that we will be relegated, but 'IF' we beat Richmond next Saturday, I might start to feel a bit giddy. I felt that good after the Pirates Win, I took my Wife out to our local and really surprised her by buying her a second Half of Bitter. I know, you don't have to say anything, I know I'm a spendthrift.
If we avoid relegation, then I will really 'push the boat out', I will take her out on an all expenses paid trip to our local Bowling Alley, and because I Love her, I will throw in a Strawberry Milkshake, its her favourite.


Posted By: knightandday
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 19:55
You old romantic

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Winning isn't everything, it just makes the beer taste better


Posted By: OldExile
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 23:57
A SECOND half of bitter. Good God man, you’ll turn your better half into a raving alcoholic. You are better than lucky next Saturday doesn’t fall on St Valentines Day!!

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Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 11:38
Halves of bitter are quite expensive at the RAG. If Mond win I’ll buy you a whole pint, as I get a discount on my membership card.

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