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#1 Viking Warrior

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

to cut the season to the month of september so that it will stop leeds from finishing 5th and being called champions......................
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

to cut the season to the month of september so that it will stop leeds from finishing 5th and being called champions......................

Oh dear.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

to cut the season to the month of september so that it will stop leeds from finishing 5th and being called champions......................


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#4 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Haven't we already had a joke like this?
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#5 Titus

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Wouldn't certain teams fair better if they'd played the season in reverse? :unsure:

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

Wouldn't certain teams fair better if they'd played the season in reverse? :unsure:


some would do better if they missed a season
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Wouldn't certain teams fair better if they'd played the season in reverse? :unsure:


Some teams would do better if they played the game in reverse.

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#8 Titus

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

Some teams would do better if they played the game in reverse.


Yes, but wouldn't that have an effect on our national team? Now I'm really confused.

#9 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

I think Sinfield summed it up after the match 'we really had to dig deep for the last month'
Let's face it an 8 team play off means 27 rounds of friendlies followed by a cup comp.

This in not being bitter Leeds play the rules and are a very good team. But I'd rather see that Leeds turn up at saints than the one we get to play in the weekly rounds.


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:39 PM

I love the fact that Leeds have, once again, become SL champions after finishing in fifth position in the REGULAR season.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

Maybe people should put more emphasis on the LLS
Then they'd stop being so bothered by who won that godawful "trophy"

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

I think Sinfield summed it up after the match 'we really had to dig deep for the last month'
Let's face it an 8 team play off means 27 rounds of friendlies followed by a cup comp.

This in not being bitter Leeds play the rules and are a very good team. But I'd rather see that Leeds turn up at saints than the one we get to play in the weekly rounds.


i would rather see leeds turn up at saints in the league and get beat if i knew they would be the champions at the end of the season . sorry but its the prize that counts not how you get there
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

i would rather see leeds turn up at saints in the league and get beat if i knew they would be the champions at the end of the season . sorry but its the prize that counts not how you get there


I've no problem with Leeds winning it its just that the current format removes any intensity and real competition from the weekly rounds. I'm sure Leeds would have been there under any format.

Surely you don't want to spend money watching a sporting event that in reality is irrellavent until the last few weeks.

Please don't use the F1 arguement I want to see real it matters if we loose matches from every top team.

#14 gingerjon

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

Maybe people should put more emphasis on the LLS
Then they'd stop being so bothered by who won that godawful "trophy"


The LLS already gets too much emphasis.
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#15 Saint Toppy

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:36 AM

I've no problem with Leeds winning it its just that the current format removes any intensity and real competition from the weekly rounds. I'm sure Leeds would have been there under any format.


Agree completely !
Leeds won the GF and are rightly called the champions, its the system thats ###### and the useless bunch of muppets in Red Hall that brought it in that need sorting out. The current system makes SL a bit of a joke whereby a team like Leeds can coast for 27 weekly rounds knowing they only have to play well for 4 weeks at the end of the year to be crowned champions.

There are very few fans that think a top 8 system is a good idea and the clubs were railroaded into supporting it. They wre effectively told that they either had to the support the top 8 system or the RFL would be in serious trouble. There were several clubs who didn't want the top 8 system (like Saints) but were forced into signing up to it.

It just goes to show how out of touch the current administration is with the fans and the clubs.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

If it's so easy to just gear yourselves up for just 4 weeks of knock out competition, how come everyone else is failing quite spectacularly at doing so?
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

If it's so easy to just gear yourselves up for just 4 weeks of knock out competition, how come everyone else is failing quite spectacularly at doing so?


Spot on - everybody criticising Leeds and I fail to understand why no other teams have taken this "approach"

By 'eck there's some mardy Lancastrians out in force today
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#18 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

Spot on - everybody criticising Leeds and I fail to understand why no other teams have taken this "approach"

By 'eck there's some mardy Lancastrians out in force today

Just today?
I despair ,I honestly do.The usual suspects full of snide and petty comments.
It says a lot about them.

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#19 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

Spot on - everybody criticising Leeds and I fail to understand why no other teams have taken this "approach"

By 'eck there's some mardy Lancastrians out in force today

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

nothing mardy about this Lancastrian.....at the start of the play-offs you could see Leeds step up another gear, it was inevitable....you can't knock them for it - great players/teams step up when the pressure is on, they needn't/can't do it all year. This will be a learning experience for Wire, who knows - next year may be their year......will be interesting to see if anyone picks Leeds in the club call next year though




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