Squad: Spedding, Tyrer, Ince, Craven, Smith, Farmworth, Fozard, Wilde, Lawton, Baker, Lyons, Brown, Bent, Fleming, Davies, Edge, Tilleke, Hulme , Holroyd, Doro, Field.
Who do we want at FB? Fleming? Lyons?
No idea what to expect in this game, both indifferent so far this season, hopefully a good game and a win for the Chemics!
FB - a long shot - Ince.
He is very good at taking high balls kicked to his wing, and at driving the ball in when necessary.
Good shout Sunny. I think Holroyd deserves another shot on the wing - hasn’t done much wrong (defence can be a bit iffy on left with Tyrer but not that it’s any different to rest of team).
Spedding and Fleming on right?
If Holroyd plays, wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to play him at fullback where he has a fair bit of experience and keep Ince on the wing?
Fleming at FB would be my preference.
Craven has played FB, albeit not for a long time.
Never have got Lyons at FB, not strong enough IMO, although Sheens liked to play him there.
Fleming is the safest option surely.
Wasn't the Sheens thing at a time that Lyons was acting as hooker on occasion? Sheens realised that he would be bullied in the pack and switched Jack instead, Lyons dropping back.
Iirc his comment was ' They won't get much change out of Jack!'
Holroyd did play FB before though. Whoever it is probably needs to orchestrate the defence so needs some experience there.
Yeah I think that was the idea behind it but not an idea that I liked or thought made any material difference.
I suppose Lyons is an attacking player who may get that extra yard of space at FB, but as a FB in a shaky team, would take a good defender over a good attacker any day.
Craven needs to be in the halves, Lyons at fullback, for me once hasn’t played his best this season so would give holroyd a chance
Tyrer one season too far.
Apart from kicking he’s done nothing all season
Another scoreless half
Far too many errors. And the second Bradford try gifted on a plate. Badly in need of a strong start to the second half.