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06/03/14 - Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils KO 8pm (Sky Sports)


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Poll: Who will win? (17 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Widnes Vikings (13 votes [76.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.47%

  2. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Salford Red Devils (4 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

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#121 yipyee

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

This is just trolling now.

Wakefield play Bradford in front of half their last gate but you don't feel thd need to mention the crowd. Widnes win games in front of expected crowd levels and all you mention is the crowd.

Salford played Saints with many more away fans. Locals wise it was prob 2000 down. Ours local wise was the same despite playing just 6 days ago at home.


firstly I mentioned a few things about both sides
secondly your home crowd is the same as if you buy a season ticket you will have a ticket for both games so how close the games are is irrelevant!

#122 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:50 PM

firstly I mentioned a few things about both sides
secondly your home crowd is the same as if you buy a season ticket you will have a ticket for both games so how close the games are is irrelevant!

 

You don't say it in the same way as you do with Widnes though. For instance our crowd against London (5,300) resulted in half a week questioning our Super League existence despite this being an irrelevant question these days. However, 4,000 for Wakey-London resulted in you praising the noise of the crowd. For some reason rather than focus on Widnes's good start you are obsessed with pointing out the crowd figures, 2 of the 3 have been improvements and the 3rd a drop of less than 300 on a Thursday night Sky game. It's hardly new news our figures have been stable for years and are actually at 104% of the equivalent games last year. I wonder how many clubs will be saying that after 3 home games?

 

As for your second point you have proved yourself a walking contradiction. You make the bizarre claim that season tickets are making up the whole crowd yet seem surprised that crowd is not much different than the previous two games. What is it, do season tickets make up the whole crowd meaning that the game wasn't affected by Sky TV or do they only make up a portion of the crowd, meaning that the walk up crowd would inevitably have been effected by the Thursday night Sky game.

 

You can't have both. 


Edited by Maximus Decimus, 07 March 2014 - 06:51 PM.


#123 Padge

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

i think tim smith is a liability when salford have the ball he wants to be at the centre of everythingbut goes out on the wing when they are defending. he never seems to be involved in the dirty work of tackling unlike the young kid opposite him last night, mellor is superb in attack and as good in defence. 

 

So doing what his coach tells him to do then.  :biggrin:



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#124 Viking Warrior

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

smith was totally outplayed by joey mellor.............


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#125 yipyee

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

i think tim smith is a liability when salford have the ball he wants to be at the centre of everythingbut goes out on the wing when they are defending. he never seems to be involved in the dirty work of tackling unlike the young kid opposite him last night, mellor is superb in attack and as good in defence.


longy used to defend in the centres! So what?

People used to rave about Jonny wilkinson and his big hits on forwards when he was 18-23 then the collisions took their toll!!!! Not always a good thing!

#126 Viking Warrior

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

but smith is always conspicuous by his absence in the defensive line, rugby is not all about attack defence wins games,, compare his match stats to mellors and you will find that mellor is a country mile ahead of him in every department...


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#127 chrisl1

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 06:02 PM

Widnes did really well. For the second week in succession they were facing a team who had not performed the previous week and who must have given a rollicking by their coach. Both Huddersfield and Salford must have been expecting to "get their season back on course". Well done Widnes.




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