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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

'Sir' Kevin Sinfield

Well done to him.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#2 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

'Sir' Kevin Sinfield

Well done to him.


Well deserved!

Cue Aussies (and some others) throwing their toys out of the pram!
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#3 1976PMJwires

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

http://www.nrl.com/a...5/default.aspx?


Dummy on the floor time!!


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Sir Kevin he'll become

#4 ArmchairRhino

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Another World Club Challenge, Leeds points record, another Grand Final, England captaincy and now the Golden Boot. That's quite a year. Who needs the honours system?

Edited by ArmchairRhino, 04 January 2013 - 08:05 AM.

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#5 Just Browny

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

Bit ludicrous really, but LPL sell papers in the UK, not Australia. Well done Kevin.

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.


#6 DiH68

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

That seems very wrong to me - more like an accumulative award for many great years, rather than being the best this year. But hey ho, each to their own.
And well done Kevin :-)

#7 Derwent

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

Who was on the panel that made this decision ?

Workington Town. Then. Now. Always.


#8 boxhead

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Well done Kevin Sinfield, Congratulations.

#9 Viking Warrior

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

well done kevin, massive congratulations on joining the select band of british winners..........
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#10 roughyedspud

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Who was on the panel that made this decision ?


a mixture of australian & british RL journo's and ex australian & british test players.......like wally lewis & garry schofield..

Edited by roughyedspud, 04 January 2013 - 08:48 AM.

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#11 Kenny Bania

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Some particularly sour grapes can be found on this Twitter TL:

https://twitter.com/buzzrothfield

#12 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

haha didnt realize it was 1st April. Very good player but is not the best player of 2012 and couldnt even make the SL dream team!

#13 boxhead

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

a mixture of australian & british RL journo's and ex australian & british test players.......like wally lewis & garry schofield..


Do you know what the Judges names are this year?
I can not see them mentioned anywhere at all on the net, is it a Secret or something?

#14 roughyedspud

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

i've asked RLW on twitter but never got a answer.......i've figured its pretty much anyone that writes for the magazine...plus selected former ex players.

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#15 clement

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Not even the best player in the Rhino's team.

#16 Honor James

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Congratulations Kevin.

Brillant!

There wasn't a player anywhere matched your outstanding performance this year.

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#17 Dave T

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

So - of all the major awards he was eligible for this year:

Leeds Player of the year - nope (Ryan Hall)
SL Dream Team 6 or 13 - nope (Finch and O'Loughlin)
Man of Steel - Nope (not even shortlisted)
World XIII 6 or 13 - Nope (Thurston and Gallen)

Golden Boot - best player in the world - YEP!!!

Madness.

I do need to caveat that this is nothing to do with disliking Leeds (I feel quite the opposite), thinking all the NRL players are better, or being bitter about him playing a blinder in the Grand Final - simply that I don't think he has been anywhere near the best player in the World this year, and neither do the panels of the other major awards that I quoted.

FWIW - I don't always agree with who gets the award - isn't that the interesting thing about these - but I would absolutely like to congratulate him on the award.

Edited by Dave T, 04 January 2013 - 09:59 AM.


#18 Amber Avenger

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Do you know what the Judges names are this year?
I can not see them mentioned anywhere at all on the net, is it a Secret or something?


You have to buy RLW to find out - as you will if you want to find out the breakdown of the voting I assume. Hmmm....
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#19 MrPosh

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

So - of all the major awards he was eligible for this year:

Leeds Player of the year - nope (Ryan Hall)
SL Dream Team 6 or 13 - nope (Finch and O'Loughlin)
Man of Steel - Nope (not even shortlisted)
World XIII 6 or 13 - Nope (Thurston and Gallen)

Golden Boot - best player in the world - YEP!!!

Madness.

I do need to caveat that this is nothing to do with disliking Leeds (I feel quite the opposite), thinking all the NRL players are better, or being bitter about him playing a blinder in the Grand Final - simply that I don't think he has been anywhere near the best player in the World this year, and neither do the panels of the other major awards that I quoted.

FWIW - I don't always agree with who gets the award - isn't that the interesting thing about these - but I would absolutely like to congratulate him on the award.


I might not bother posting so much anymore - Dave just says everything right, all of the time.
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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Garry Schofield said if Sinfield didn't win he'd do a naked run around LPL towers.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.