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#1 Keith T

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

Anyone attend the VP meeting last night?    Was it a good evening as usual?


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.


#2 pensioner

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Another excellent evening Keith, Denis Betts was an excellent speaker and an absolute gentleman who had time for everyone.

#3 bobg

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

If Widnes do beat us tomorrow, i for one hope they go on and win the cup.

#4 DavidM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

This has been a model of how a link up SHOULD work .

#5 OttO

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Sounds like I missed a good night. Had planned on going but unfortunately had to cover a night shift at work.. :(


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#6 kiln7

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

Yes KEITH another good evening,good to meet Dennis as he is a very down to earth genuine Guy.And i think he made everyone feel we have made a real good partner ship.BY the way BOBG if TOWN beat WIDNES tomorrow i for one hope we go on and win the CUP HA HA.

#7 DavidM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

Beat Widnes , get Sheffield at home ... Quids in !!! And the BBC will have to put us on telly , they'll love that !!

#8 bobg

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:52 PM

That goes without saying for me too Abu. Really looking forward to the match tomorrow.

#9 wonky

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

win tomorrow, get london at home(as good as a bye), easy, eagles to cause an upset at home to hull, town vs eagles semi followed by a town vs wigan final for the biggest giant killing in history, a hollywood movie about the improbable underdog story.........
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#10 DavidM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

More evidence today that the jobs worth who decided punching should be an automatic red should be sacked from the RFL with immediate effect . Stop over sanitising the game we've had for 100 years !!!

#11 unicorn106

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

More evidence today that the jobs worth who decided punching should be an automatic red should be sacked from the RFL with immediate effect . Stop over sanitising the game we've had for 100 years !!!

I' disagree David. if you unload 3 punches to someones head who isn't throwing them back then it has to be red !!!



#12 Alineden

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:09 AM


I' disagree David. if you unload 3 punches to someones head who isn't throwing them back then it has to be red !!!



#13 Alineden

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

I have to agree that the game is being over sanitised. If two props want to stand toe to toe and trade punches then let them get on with it then get on with the game. But I also agree that if a player repeatedly punches an opponent who isn't fighting back then that player should see a red card. Can I remember an incident years ago where Carter from down Barrow way stood with his hands by his side while being set upon by a player (might have been the Keighley hooker, can't remember his name) who was subsequently shown red.

#14 DavidM

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

Yes I qualify my remarks and agree with both of you , I commented straight away before digesting that individual instance clearly and seeing it again this morning . A good bit of equal humpty is part of the game and the attraction and is all part of the battle of physical dominance , but sheer one sided illdiscipline and thuggery is different . I do see a difference though between repeated one sided punches and a single punch . No way should one punch be an automatic straight red. it should be up to the discretion of the ref as he sees it - the conmon sense and referees discretion has been taken away .Uncontrolled numbers then OK . One single loss of momentary control , keep the yellow or caution option open as well as red determining on the cause and effect of the punch . Refs are shackled by on high and can't make their own decisions ! It's a physical , testosterone fuelled game , let it be managed with common sense on the day and not with broad brush central directives .

Edited by DavidM, 12 May 2013 - 10:44 AM.


#15 Derwent

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

I have to agree that the game is being over sanitised. If two props want to stand toe to toe and trade punches then let them get on with it then get on with the game. But I also agree that if a player repeatedly punches an opponent who isn't fighting back then that player should see a red card. Can I remember an incident years ago where Carter from down Barrow way stood with his hands by his side while being set upon by a player (might have been the Keighley hooker, can't remember his name) who was subsequently shown red.


It was Paul Penrice not Darren Carter. The Keighley player was Wayne Race.

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#16 Alineden

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

There's been a lot of strongbow flowed under the bridge since then Mark I did well just remembering it was Town and Keighley ha ha

#17 DavidM

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

Been a few ding dongs between town n Keighley players ! The year we won the double and did them home n away there were a couple of notable ones !!

#18 Derwent

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

Been a few ding dongs between town n Keighley players ! The year we won the double and did them home n away there were a couple of notable ones !!


Brendan Hill v James Pickering at Cougar Park was a real clash of the titans !

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#19 Derwent

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

There's been a lot of strongbow flowed under the bridge since then Mark I did well just remembering it was Town and Keighley ha ha


True mate, I think you were quaffing wine and soda by the bucket load in those days !

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#20 Bearintown

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

What about Big Jimmy sitting on top of Andy Eyres (?) at DP and punching away. Ah memories..




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