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Golden Boot shortlist: Four Aussies, Two Brits

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#101 1976PMJwires

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

plus for that reason I think that Leeds weren't that impressive till later in the season after training for the WCC.The Callenge cup semi also showed his vision of how to put young master sam under pressure early doors


Fair comment and no arguement from me

#102 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Martyn, I had a read of your piece on the award in RLW today and it came across more as justification than celebration. Do you think there's anything in that observation and if so do you think it's telling?

Just read it and agree.Seems like Smiths attributes and achievements are brushed aside just to get Kevin the award. I would have no problem if Kevin was awarded an outstanding services to the game award or something. But best player is just wrong and cheapens the award.

#103 Just Browny

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

The story of last season (and what it is awarded for) does seem to be being re-written by LPL/Leeds fans in order to make Sinfield's season retro-fit this award.

Don't get me wrong, he's a great player who performed superbly come the right end of the last season. But neither his international performances, his Challenge Cup Final display nor his 'normal season' stuff was anywhere close to what this award is supposedly about. Cameron Smith, who I find to be slightly odious and a casual cheat, was nevertheless world class at every level of the game last year, from start to finish.

Sports awards are sports awards: a bit of fluff to get us through the colder months. And Martyn can award his awards to whoever he likes. It's the concoction of a new narrative for 2012 that rankles a bit.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#104 Dave T

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

The story of last season (and what it is awarded for) does seem to be being re-written by LPL/Leeds fans in order to make Sinfield's season retro-fit this award.

Don't get me wrong, he's a great player who performed superbly come the right end of the last season. But neither his international performances, his Challenge Cup Final display nor his 'normal season' stuff was anywhere close to what this award is supposedly about. Cameron Smith, who I find to be slightly odious and a casual cheat, was nevertheless world class at every level of the game last year, from start to finish.

Sports awards are sports awards: a bit of fluff to get us through the colder months. And Martyn can award his awards to whoever he likes. It's the concoction of a new narrative for 2012 that rankles a bit.

TBH Martyn completely dismissed the LLS when stating that Sinfield led his team to 2 of the 3 trophies - you could easily make an argument that this is writing off the bulk of the season!




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