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What's in a number?


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#21 Crown Flatter

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:55 AM

It might be old ground we're covering Griff, but it is certainly stimulating correspondence. A number on a shirt should help indicate position and nothing else.

I will not be swayed from this!!!
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#22 Griff

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

End of an era.

Get used to it.
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#23 Kelsey The Ram

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Clearly not. You yourself stated in an earlier post that it would be interesting to see what number players were given.

For us older members of the forum, numbers have very specific positional meanings and it has been hard getting used to a prop playing with the number 4 or a winger with the number 16, though in reality it made no difference.

Personally I used to be dead against squad numbers, but am now for them, and understand how they make sense.


That was Andyram, I'm Kelsey the ram, but I get the point you're getting at, it's just that even though makali aizue is number 32, we still know he is a prop.

Or is it. According to Wiki,
A notational symbol that represents a number is called a numeral. In addition to their use in counting and measuring, numerals are often used for labels (telephone numbers), for ordering (serial numbers), and for codes (e.g., ISBNs).
In common use, the word number can mean the abstract object, the symbol, or the word for the number.


In rugby league terms, I'll take a guess and say yes it is, but for the terms you stated, I would be stupid to say no
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#24 distantdog

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

That was Andyram, I'm Kelsey the ram, but I get the point you're getting at, it's just that even though makali aizue is number 32, we still know he is a prop.



In rugby league terms, I'll take a guess and say yes it is, but for the terms you stated, I would be stupid to say no


Apologies if I got the wrong Ram(I never thought I would ever say that!!!). Despite being appreciative and understanding of squad numbers, it is a bit frustrating not knowing who of the opposition is playing where. Mr Aizue is a familiar figure, but it used to be useful in the past when a sub came on to know where he was playing.

Of course I could just buy a programme I suppose!

#25 Kelsey The Ram

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

Apologies if I got the wrong Ram(I never thought I would ever say that!!!). Despite being appreciative and understanding of squad numbers, it is a bit frustrating not knowing who of the opposition is playing where. Mr Aizue is a familiar figure, but it used to be useful in the past when a sub came on to know where he was playing.

Of course I could just buy a programme I suppose!


Do they not give team sheets out at Batley? Not to worry though, the reason i get team sheets is because folk are asking who plays where...
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#26 distantdog

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Do they not give team sheets out at Batley? Not to worry though, the reason i get team sheets is because folk are asking who plays where...


I am not worried, and not everyone gets a team sheet at every match.

#27 Crown Flatter

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

End of an era.

Get used to it.


No, Griff. I will not get used it, nor will I accept it. Look at the posts above, you have to get a team sheet to find out which squad number bearer is playing where. Buying a programme for such information is worthless as it lists all the players (and the idiotic numbers) only; so it's perm any 17 from the players signed up and try and fathom where some of the will play. Shirts 1-17 each game tell you this.
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#28 Griff

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

No, Griff. I will not get used it, nor will I accept it. Look at the posts above, you have to get a team sheet to find out which squad number bearer is playing where. Buying a programme for such information is worthless as it lists all the players (and the idiotic numbers) only; so it's perm any 17 from the players signed up and try and fathom where some of the will play. Shirts 1-17 each game tell you this.


Personally, I just watch the game and see where players stand and where they run. And do I really need to know that number 546 is playing prop to enjoy the game ? Probably not ....
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#29 Crown Flatter

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Personally, I just watch the game and see where players stand and where they run. And do I really need to know that number 546 is playing prop to enjoy the game ? Probably not ....


Seems to me it doesn't matter where anybody plays in yours eyes. Now were he to wear 8 or 10, then we would know.
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#30 Griff

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

Players move around the field. There's much less specialisation than there used to be.
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#31 NickD

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

well Griff, I owe you an apology. The squad number system does work. When Jamie akaidere scored the try under the posts, silly me, I thought it was Tebb. Can't have been though he was wearing the number 5 and thanks to recent threads we now know there is no sharing of shirts. SillyBatley too. They have had this crazy idea of putting players names on the shirts. That'll never work.....

#32 Blind side johnny

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

well Griff, I owe you an apology. The squad number system does work. When Jamie akaidere scored the try under the posts, silly me, I thought it was Tebb. Can't have been though he was wearing the number 5 and thanks to recent threads we now know there is no sharing of shirts. SillyBatley too. They have had this crazy idea of putting players names on the shirts. That'll never work.....


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#33 Crown Flatter

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

Oh Griff! Still both full-backs wore their squad numbers - 1. Azue, squad number 32 wore the 19 and Jy-Mel Coleman, the scrum-half, well he just wandered about the field willy-nilly it seemed to me.

Wonder if you were there to see it all take place?
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#34 Griff

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Careful !! Sounds like you're criticising your club more than me. :mellow:
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#35 Kelsey The Ram

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

Oh Griff! Still both full-backs wore their squad numbers - 1. Azue, squad number 32 wore the 19 and Jy-Mel Coleman, the scrum-half, well he just wandered about the field willy-nilly it seemed to me.

Wonder if you were there to see it all take place?


Squad numbers don't really take place on boxing day though, they do in the season
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#36 Tom Coates

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

We played in 2012 shirts on Boxing Day because our hosts wanted to play in their new shirts and were worried there'd be a clash.

The squad numbers weren't in effect. They will be for at least one of the friendlies.

We might be playing in a different shirt for one of the matches though. ;)




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