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#1 plug

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

thought jamie bloem did ok on sunday one of the best we'v had for a long time being a ex player and knowing the game from a players point of view he let the game flow when he could !! only when the touch judges got involed did he have to have words with players ???

#2 Maureen T-k

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

thought jamie bloem did ok on sunday one of the best we'v had for a long time being a ex player and knowing the game from a players point of view he let the game flow when he could !! only when the touch judges got involed did he have to have words with players ???


Haha, and the moral of this story is???
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#3 AlanE

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Poachers and game-keepers spring to mind!



#4 Andy Stennett

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:05 PM

Fair play to Jamie Bloem.

 

He's put his neck on the block and i thought he had a good game.

 

Hope he grows in the role


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#5 ROVERS FOREVER

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:47 PM

Erm hello, are people forgetting local lad dave merrick? Fairest ref i've seen and isn't afraid to show a card or two. He won silver whistle one year. Overall superb ref and i've heard he is a sound guy outside of rugby. Used to play for doncaster dragons i think he played down at lions as well.

#6 Maureen T-k

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

Erm hello, are people forgetting local lad dave merrick? Fairest ref i've seen and isn't afraid to show a card or two. He won silver whistle one year. Overall superb ref and i've heard he is a sound guy outside of rugby. Used to play for doncaster dragons i think he played down at lions as well.


I haven't forgot Dave Merrick, he's a good referee, and like you say a sound guy outside rugby and a family man. I've known him since he was knee high to a Grasshopper.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Im sure he played for fev A team as well.

#8 Steve Slater

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

And then there was Laurie Gant.



#9 knottla

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

Steve Pressley refereed he played with Batley ,then there's Robin Whitfield that's an interesting one he played with Huyton I believe and got sine die for hitting a ref if I remember rightly, there's probably plenty more turned to reffing after playing.



#10 Andrew Vause

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

Steve Pressley refereed he played with Batley ,then there's Robin Whitfield that's an interesting one he played with Huyton I believe and got sine die for hitting a ref if I remember rightly, there's probably plenty more turned to reffing after playing.


Robin Whitfield played full back with Widnes also. He played in the same team as Ray French. His brother Colin played for Halifax and Wigan to name but two.
Russell Smith was an excellent prospect but sustained a career ending knee injury at Colts level. I didn't take to him at first, but I realised what a great referee he was. He was the first ref to know all the players' names and treat them with great respect. He used to live around the corner from us but I think he emigrated to Australia.

#11 Robin Evans

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:31 AM

Did jimmy leahy ever play????
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#12 oldrover

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:22 AM

Robin Whitfield played full back with Widnes also. He played in the same team as Ray French. His brother Colin played for Halifax and Wigan to name but two.
Russell Smith was an excellent prospect but sustained a career ending knee injury at Colts level. I didn't take to him at first, but I realised what a great referee he was. He was the first ref to know all the players' names and treat them with great respect. He used to live around the corner from us but I think he emigrated to Australia.

he did go to Aus Andrew, he was the video ref on one aussie game i watched. i think he worked as a brickie when he was over here.


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#13 Andrew Vause

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

he did go to Aus Andrew, he was the video ref on one aussie game i watched. i think he worked as a brickie when he was over here.


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#14 ethelred the unready

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

Did jimmy leahy ever play????


Jamie Leahy played at Dewsbury Moor, and possibly at Leeds Met, but he never played pro.

#15 Trojan

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

Didn't Russell Smith play as pro?  Although I never rated him, in fact I go as far as to say I hated him


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