Re: Beverley 9 West 13
13 November, 2011 05:35
A good, dogged result yesterday if not a great performance, achieved once again despite difficult circumstances.
Dave and the Sportnetwork team provide a great platform from which to showcase our club and a valuable source of information for players and supporters alike. The content is quality (apart from some people's forum posts) and the rate at which the site is updated is second to none.
What some people need to realise however, is that this information is available to everyone out there, not just our own, and by publishing our team selections and video showcasing our tries scored (and conceded), we are potentially offering a valuable source of information to opposition teams in our league.
In writing this message I am potentially bringing more attention to the matter, but I just wanted to highlight the fact that sometimes as a coaching team, we have to try and be careful with the information we 'allow' Dave to put out there so as not to give our opponents unnecessary advantage or incentive.
For instance, if we had published that yesterday's team travelling to Beverley was minus more than a full pack of what could be deemed '1st team players' (including two former captains), the Beverley pack would have been licking their lips; it is also potentially disrespectful to the players starting in the side. Likewise, if we had announced that players X,Y and Z were playing with injuries, we may as well have strapped bullseye targets to them. Why not announce that we had Fat Cam, aged 47.5, as our front row replacement at the same time?
This post is just to remind people that there is a balance to be struck here and Dave achieves it well; please don't get frustrated if all the information you want is not there on screen - this is the reason why. If you need the info, approach me or Kev, or one of the other coaches Personally (not Sid though) and we will endeavour to enlighten you.
For the record missing from the pack yesterday, injured or unavailable, were:
Carr, Norris, Coates, Dixon T, Lloyd, Rudd, Boatman J, Stockdale plus Robinson C and Garside.
Well done again to Dave and to all the players in our side yesterday and thanks to everyone who does show interest and follow the side, from near and afar; your support is much appreciated. Hope to see you all next week at the happy hour when I'm picking up my sports quiz prize.