The standard of rugby in the English Championship (2nd tier) has improved in recent years. This has coincided with the downward spiral of Leeds Carnegie both on and off the pitch.
For the second consecutive year we find ourselves at the foot of the table. The difference this time is that we are a part-time team with an inexperienced coach. Last season the cavalry arrived mid season to rescue us from an impending drop into the 3rd tier of English rugby. Subsequent events have weakened our chances of surviving in the Championship. Our defeat at home to Ealing on Sunday was our 5th in a row. We have only secured one bonus point leaving us 7 points adrift at the foot of the table.
Next weekend we travel to Hartpury who have already won 2 games. No one expects us to win this game. At some point our squad will defy the opinion polls and stick it to their unsuspecting opponents. I suggest that next weekend in Gloucestershire is a good time and place to perform such an upset.
I am sure that once we have secured our first "W" then confidence will increase and we will compete in a lot more fixtures than we are doing at the moment. It needs to come soon before we get too far behind the 11th placed team. So Martyn & Joe - a win please at Hartpury. Thank you in anticipation.
It's tough at the top.
Posted by: TykesRugby.co.uk (IP Logged)
Date: 11/11/2019 19:43
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So we do not have the money that our rivals have, but I stick with my comments on the Communications Breakdown thread that our DoR has not engaged with us fans (or former fans?). And that costs nothing if the occasional input is made on twitter or, God forbid, on this forum.
Fair comment oop, but if we are in a "backs to the wall", everyone pull together situation (and I think we are), then not coming clean with issues is not helping the cause. We are not stupid and realise that there are many, many problems to overcome but Radio Silence is alienating not encouraging support IMHO.
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