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#21 HappyDave

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Aug 16 2010, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Played my first game in a good few years on Saturday, looks like the boots are coming out again, god I've missed it.


Nice one man! Great stuff!!

As this in my first season I bought myself some SG boots prior to the pre-season then screwed my feet up with blisters most of the season playing in them. D'oh! Finally got around to buying FG boots near the end of the season.
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#22 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Aug 16 2010, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice one man! Great stuff!!

As this in my first season I bought myself some SG boots prior to the pre-season then screwed my feet up with blisters most of the season playing in them. D'oh! Finally got around to buying FG boots near the end of the season.

Should always have a pair of SG and HG mate, preferably the same model.
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#23 HappyDave

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:29 PM

I know that now!... biggrin.gif

I bought myself a pair of cherry red 'Puma v1.08 SG's in late February for the pre-season as the were only 35 online & I bought a pair of Cobalt blue 'Reebok Instante Pro HG's for 55 about a month back. So I've bought nice boots for a cheap price as I'm usually pretty skint'd so can't afford to pay full price for good boots.
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#24 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Aug 16 2010, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know that now!... biggrin.gif

I bought myself a pair of cherry red 'Puma v1.08 SG's in late February for the pre-season as the were only 35 online & I bought a pair of Cobalt blue 'Reebok Instante Pro HG's for 55 about a month back. So I've bought nice boots for a cheap price as I'm usually pretty skint'd so can't afford to pay full price for good boots.

Seriously mate , try Ebay, if you know what to look for you'll get some good boots dirt cheap.
This place isn't bad either
http://www.prosportuk.com/

Edited by terrywebbisgod, 16 August 2010 - 07:40 PM.

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#25 HappyDave

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:32 PM

I'm actually happy with the 2 pairs I've got as they were the ones I wanted & they should do for a few years. Bought them both from the Pro Rugby website. The Pumas were reduced from 120 to 30 & the Reeboks reduce from 100 to 50. Nice!
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#26 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Aug 16 2010, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm actually happy with the 2 pairs I've got as they were the ones I wanted & they should do for a few years. Bought them both from the Pro Rugby website. The Pumas were reduced from 120 to 30 & the Reeboks reduce from 100 to 50. Nice!

Might give them a go.Thanks for that.
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#27 markdavies2

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:43 PM

Im 24, Grew up in Altrincham south Manchester / Cheshire didnt get into rugby till i was at uni played for Chester uni, from 2004-8, wanted to play when i moved home but meant travelling across the city to get to a club. so started my own club with the help of a Manchester Development officer, unfortuantley that never got off the ground and ended up playing rugby union for a year at Altrincham Kersal. Tried again 2 years ago to set up a new club in Manchester after the demise of the Manchester Knights and along with 3 other enthusiasts we formed Mancunians RL based in Manchester's BBroughton Park RUFC a good clubhouse modern with stand and fenced pitch. excellent facilities and easy acess so it was the obvious choice rather than going to play at an old muddy club. We attract players from all over Manchester and have a number of players come over from Warrington. started in the merit league last year, did well in that got more players on board, started a social 2nd team, this year been promoted to the RLC NW Regional, and have just won the Grand final, playing Parkside Hawks the winners of the Yorkshire RLC Regional this sunday in a national quarter final at Rochdale Mayfield. 2nd team made the semi final of the merit league.

So many people in Manchester love rugby League... where are you all.. come on down!!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (markdavies2 @ Aug 16 2010, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im 24
So many people in Manchester love rugby League... where are you all.. come on down!!


good on ya Mark (and your mates)

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#29 markdavies2

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:03 PM

cheers! hoping to grow the club for the next summer season, may be playin NWC rugby league over winter somewhere i know a few of our lads from other clubs so looking forward to it.

If any manchester dwellers are keen to get involved in playing or helping, or just watching then give us a shout.


#30 HappyDave

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Aug 16 2010, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Might give them a go.Thanks for that.


no worries man. I meant Pro-Rugby Direct.


QUOTE (markdavies2 @ Aug 16 2010, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So many people in Manchester love rugby League... where are you all.. come on down!!


Whoah! Christ! That's a meteroic rise! Nice one man.

Sorry, but that reminds me of the gay batman in Shameless: "Well, I know I'm not the only one in here who gets a hard on when the Rugby Leagues on telly". I only mentioned that as it's set in Manchester & shows Mancunians 'love' Rugby League. Joking. biggrin.gif

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#31 markdavies2

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Ha ha well played! they actually film shameless round the corner from me in Wythenshawe.

Hope to be setting up a juniors side by next season, maybe a womens team too. its a great venue also, has its own raised stand and new changing rooms building etc.

Hopefully winning some silver wear will attract some more attention to the club

#32 HappyDave

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:56 PM

Just be careful mate. Have you managed to get lots of sponsorship & people with RL knowledge on board? As if not you shouldn't be looking to do all that just yet. You may want to wait a few years before starting a junior set-up.
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#33 markdavies2

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:10 PM

Yeah we have a lot of help from the RFL locally, one of our founder members help set up nottingham outlaws. We do need more personell and are looking for sponsorship at the moment through our website

www.mancuniansrl.com

We hope to be a a lasting presence in Manchester. We enjoy new lads comming all the time and commenting how much they are enjoying it, it makes it all worth while



#34 Dean

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:11 PM

I was involved in setting up Guildford Giants last year and am still keeping busy there. Thankfully I was already 41 years old when we set the club up so not tempted to play anymore!

#35 HappyDave

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

Good idea that not playing. This game bloody hurts. biggrin.gif
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:50 AM

32 nearly 33.. union background but started league at university in birmingham..
played down at South London (second row/loose/centre) for a good few years from being beaten by a lot to winning the national premier.. played in the NL3 etc (scoring in the corner against bramley being a great memory!)
came home and played at Hillsborough for a year and a bit till a death in the family and an injury meant i had to have time out.. now set up Dronfield Drifters with a mate and had a great return season this yearreally enjoying it.. 2nd kid on the way in Jan so no idea if will get time to do anything next year.. we shall see.. but hopefully drifters will continue on as they whole idea is a bit of fun.

Edited by RP London, 17 August 2010 - 09:51 AM.


#37 HappyDave

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:01 PM

Where is Dronfield?
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:38 AM

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Where is Dronfield?

just to the south of sheffield..

#39 HappyDave

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:03 AM

South South Yorkshire? Cool.

Just wondering; recently one of our Backs from Union said he'd play Second Row (he's only 12st), as he didn't think there was much difference between most RL positions. Would an Amateur team risk playing a smaller guy in the forwards? If not why not? Is it because they would have difficulty taking down big forwards running at them? Or they could get injured in that possition?

I was also wondering what's peoples opinions on Refs showing a little lenience on sloppy High Tackles in the Amateur game & giving a warning to players for poor technique & a penalty towards to the recipient's team rather than sending them to the sin bin when it's obvious that it was unintentional? As I'd say from what I've seen a lot of the time high tackles in the amateur game aren't malicious & are just poorly executed tackles.

Edited by HappyDave, 21 August 2010 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

12st 2nd rower? I guess it depends. my side have some massive forwards yet the hardest hitting lad is about 13st and hits like a train! its technique in teh tackle and with ball in hand, and if the 12st 2nd rower can hit a good line, hell go through anyway against amateur defences.

re high tackles, theres no excuse really, even with technique, if it catches someone it could do damage so it needs to be penalised. unfortunately some refs just let it go anyway!