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#1 Barnie

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Personally i think playing within the spirit of the rules thing that people have been spouting is nonsense. rules are there and as long as they are not broken i dont see a problem. For people to interpret and give their spin on it seems very old fashioned.

the world has changed no longer can taking the moral high ground be an acceptable excuse for failure.

look at the greatest leaders throughout history! Churchill, Bismark, Stalin, Napoleon, Thatcher, as well as military theorists such as Jomini and Clausewitz. do you think they would have achieved their goals by being soft and playing within this so called spirit. No.

its about time we all woke up to 2013 and reality.

only losers play within the spirit. winners play to win.
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#2 mark richardson

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

I was with you until Thatcher

Nonetheless very amusing!

#3 eclecticsheep

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Take your blinkers off Barnie, just look how often sides that were actually "cheating" got out of Ch1 just in the recent history of the game.

For some time now the rules of the game both on the park and to do with advancement of teams and the code of RL itself, (particularly regarding expansion) are as predictable as an english summer.

when winners and losers are not ultimately decided on the field, but at RFL headquaters via criteria change, (year on year) you may think this is all tikkety boo...I dont though and im not alone!

#4 kiln7

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

Well BARNIE you could also say how about all these MP,S millionaires and the big firms that are cheating the tax man but all say its within the rules????

#5 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Well BARNIE you could also say how about all these MP,S millionaires and the big firms that are cheating the tax man but all say its within the rules????


i'll second that abu, as for thatcher barnie don't make me laugh too much.

#6 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

Take your blinkers off Barnie, just look how often sides that were actually "cheating" got out of Ch1 just in the recent history of the game.

For some time now the rules of the game both on the park and to do with advancement of teams and the code of RL itself, (particularly regarding expansion) are as predictable as an english summer.

when winners and losers are not ultimately decided on the field, but at RFL headquaters via criteria change, (year on year) you may think this is all tikkety boo...I dont though and im not alone!


usually criteria changes only benefit the superleague clubs in my opinion, as for expansion imo they should concentrate on the heartland clubs first before trying to expand elsewhere it's hardly been a success in london or crusaders in wales.

Edited by juliancaine, 11 February 2013 - 02:19 PM.


#7 lionsfanusa

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

You can express your opinion here.

http://www.totalrl.c...-feb-thrillers/
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#8 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Judging by the poll most people want dr changing imo ASAP.

#9 Barnie

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Nice to see all the left wing commies bashing Thatcher and anyone who finds loop holes in the tax system. Interesting.
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#10 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Calm down barnie your "tory central office" won't want you highlighting all their tax dodging.

#11 mark richardson

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Nice to see all the left wing commies bashing Thatcher and anyone who finds loop holes in the tax system. Interesting.

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#12 Barnie

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Calm down barnie your "tory central office" won't want you highlighting all their tax dodging.


who said i voted Tory?
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#13 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Power to the people!!
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Like that one mark.

#14 kiln7

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Because you are a wee bit like DAVID CAMERON and avoid the question.HA HA

#15 Christophe

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Thatcher won't need coal where she's going Barnie.. It'll be hot enough
he's not the messiah..he's a very naughty boy

#16 Keith T

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Didn't Wigan or other get docked points for not acting in the "spirit of the salary cap" several years ago?

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#17 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Because you are a wee bit like DAVID CAMERON and avoid the question.HA HA


all politicians are the same abu.

#18 juliancaine

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Didn't Wigan or other get docked points for not acting in the "spirit of the salary cap" several years ago?

Bang on keith at least you get what I mean when I stated that we're not "in the spirit" of the laughable dr system. A link for you all to refresh your memories of the incident, see wording half way down the article.

http://news.bbc.co.u...gue/6896583.stm

#19 eclecticsheep

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

We want a level playing field julian. (and so do the Roughyeds!).
"ringers" grafted in at the sharp end of the season will "blow the credibility" of the competition...and there could be a lot at stake couldnt there!

#20 mark richardson

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Ringers like byron ford and simon morton....