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The Last Farewell.


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By Haxbytyke
April 18 2012

This Saturday the curtain comes down on a very disappointing season for Leeds Carnegie when they take on Cornish Pirates in their final game of the Championship season.Only a few weeks ago, Leeds gained a very creditable draw down in Penzance in the first of their play off games, and hopes were high we could progress through the group stages, to qualify at least for the semi final play off games.Sadly, results and performances since, have decreed otherwise, and this weeks’ fixture has become a fairly meaningless game. Much has been said, unofficially, about the internal problems at HC, but whether they are true or otherwise, Saturday gives the players a chance to end the season in style. Many will be pulling on a Leeds shirt for the last time, so we can only hope they will go out to prove a point, and give us a winning finale

I don’t think anybody would doubt, that on their day, the current Leeds squad are a match for anybody in this league, but inconsistency has been their downfall, and not only have Leeds failed to gain promotion, but in some ways the whole future of the team we support has been thrown into doubt.

Players, who were outstanding in the Premiership, have not been the foundation we had hoped this time around, while others, who struggled last season have looked completely at home playing at this level. How many of these will be here next season remains to be seen.

What happens to Leeds as a club may become clearer next week, but whoever is selected on Saturday must show the fans they care about the club. My hope is that Diccon Edwards knows who these players are, and selects them in his team, regardless of whether they are staying at Leeds or not.

The result on Saturday will have no bearing on where either side plays next season, but I want to see a Leeds side committed to the cause, and end the season with a bang.

If I was picking the side, and they were all fit, then I would go for, Mac., Plug. Denman, Dents, Pendelbury, Beck, Walker, Rowan, Hampson, Ford, Stevo, Barrow, Bell, Blackett, and McColl.  I’d have Freer, Lockwood, Mo, Danny, Hohneck, Cliff, and Davies on the bench, and hope we would see a performance filled with pride, regardless of the result.

I know that would not be everybody’s choice, but it would give players who have given 100% to Leeds Carnegie a chance to say farewell. I would like to thank them for their efforts, and say they will be missed.

Enjoy the game

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The Last Farewell.
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18/04/2012 06:02
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williamwebbellis
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WWE (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 06:35
Well said Haxby.

I hope you get your choice.

I'd like everyone of them to get at least 40 minutes on the pitch to say there farewells. It will be an emotional day for all of those players, whether they are signed up for Leeds or saying goodbye to their team mates and supporters before moving on.

I applaud your sentiment.

I think the players will too.

 
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Mark_C (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 07:07
Good sentiments Hax.

Would find a place for Buzz in there, though; and if there's to be sentiment I'd include a place for Tinks on the bench, too.

Miserati - and Proud to be!

 
williamwebbellis
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WWE (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 09:46
Yes, Mark, I agree.

If we had more than 22 places available, with all the talented young men on our books who have come to us through the Academy, local yorkshire clubs, and the 4 corners of the world I would have included a few more names too.

Just a couple that come to mind are Tinks, Dan White and Phil Swainston.

But taking history, injuries and some continuity in mind I don't think Haxby has made a bad choice.

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 16:27
Quite an elegiac preview. Thanks mate!

(Sm136)

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bunj1967 (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 16:36
Well done Chief scribe.

 
Headingley/Roundhay
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SouthStandTerracer (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 17:17
Cheers Hax!!

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John R
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John R (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 17:54
Nice one Hax!

I wonder how close you will be?

Up the Carnegie TYKES !

 
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Rocky (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 18:49
Thanks Hax.

 
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merry (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 18:59
cheers, hax. can't be much fun writing a preview just after we know any chance of promotion is gone.

 
Bobba
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Bobba (IP Logged)
18/04/2012 20:10
A good win, if for nother reason but to remind the Championship what we can do, would be nice.

 
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farmertyke (IP Logged)
19/04/2012 09:12
Well penned Sir, I fear we will see the boys that are staying.

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 19:12
A fitting farewell then, what a pity Phil Daly couldn't even get the names of the 3 players who led the team on to the field correct in his report. Scott Barrow must be well chuffed!!
Yet another instance that shows how good our 'media' department are! Disgraceful.

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.



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Rocky (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 19:17
I just noticed that Hax, bloody terrible to get that wrong.

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 19:39
yeah i spotted that last night, PD could do with someone reviewing what goes on to the website prior

alot of pieces on there seem to have been written in rush and just slapped on

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 19:41
Quote:
JDH
yeah i spotted that last night, PD could do with someone reviewing what goes on to the website prior

Or he could do the job he gets paid for, properly! He could even speak to the fans occassionally!

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
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Bittern (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 20:26
And he got the player who made the final offload to Steve for the first try yesterday wrong. It was Richard Beck not Chris Walker. As one wears a scrum cap and the other doesnt a pretty poor effort.

 
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Rocky (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 20:36
It does sometimes seem like names are selected at random in match reports.

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
22/04/2012 20:39
I started a thread the other week about how supporters, rightly or wrongly, will turn a blind eye to things off the field when their team are winning. However once a team goes on a losing run, everything about the club comes under scrutiny, and sad to say, our media department is shocking. And that is being kind!

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
exheadingley
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exheadingley (IP Logged)
23/04/2012 07:05
I know the media department read these posts. SORT YOURSELVES OUT OR GET PEOPLE WHO CAN

 
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
23/04/2012 16:19
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exheadingley
I know the media department read these posts. SORT YOURSELVES OUT OR GET PEOPLE WHO CAN

Yep! That should work Exhead. (Sm126)

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