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Diary of a madman Part 3. (A leap into the future)
The year is 2100, a small space voyager follows the same path as ye old 19:40 hrs Ryanair from Malaga’s flightline, sideways as usual as the stiff wind vortex emanating from the roaring crowd noise of Emerald Headingley knocks it slightly off course and it heads sideways into Leeds and Bradford international space centre.
Diary of a madman - the saga continues
So the summer of 2016- we’d suffered the loss of a few players, most notably the U20 front row, and replacing that front row with the likes of Cusack who to be fair made even me look like twiggy was a precursor to what was happening, clearly the experiment wasn’t working.
Diary of a madman
Life is a rollercoaster sometimes you just got to ride it, was a lyric by the renowned songsmith and balladeer Ronan Keating, didn’t have a lot to do with this tale except it was playing on the radio as I was typing this, and as I kept going realised it had more to do with my time following Rugby and less about dreaming of Ronan and his voice of a thousand angels in requiem.
Life as an Ultra fan
It’s been hard to support Yorkshire Carnegie this season. Not just the (entirely foreseeable) results which have seen heavy defeats in every game. There’s the disconnect between fans and the Players and Coaches. The fact that there are different players every week- often bearing no relation to the announced team.
Catch a fading memory
It does not seem long ago that I went to my first Leeds Tykes game. A night match against Saracens. We won due to the metronomic boot of Braam van Straten. Since then there have been many memorable moments for myself and all the other Tykes fans. Unfortunately, as I get older, the memories are starting to fade.
Ringfencing by any other name
The rugby world (well my part of it) has been rocked by news that the RFU are slashing funding for Championship clubs by 50% for the 2020/2021 season with no guarantees of funding after that.
A call to arms…
So the impact of Phil Davies feels like it is starting to take effect, certainly against Newcastle there seemed to be more basics done. Pick and drive, simple line out drills, don’t be afraid to kick… Yes there are still areas of improvement, some within control some most certainly outside, mainly around training 2 evenings a week and a Saturday morning.
Important games coming up...
Well that wasn’t a festive period I was expecting from the club, there is a lot of good news coming out from an otherwise bleak season. I’ve stated on posts here before I do have sympathy for Martyn Wood, he had a pretty thankless (if not impossible) task. The club have decided to go with Phil Davies which has brought a lot of positivity mixed in with strong hints to a name change.
What a difference a day makes!
It has been a long time since Tykes fans had anything to smile about. Things have been getting worse, on the field and off it for years. At the end the last decade many of us were in despair. The decade seemed to lead us on a massive downward spiral, from Premiership to rock bottom of the Championship with no money and a squad of plucky lads who are struggling to compete at this level.. Then just a few hours ago a small ray of sunshine broke through the storm clouds gathering over LS6. After years of bad news we got the one piece of news that is guaranteed to warm the cockles of the most embittered Tykes fan's heart.....
This week Carnegie has been branded the worst team in England. This accolade has been bestowed on us by none other than the Times newspaper. It is just what the lads needed at the start of the winter programme but is it deserved?