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#3221609 Just a test of opinion....

Posted by nec on 27 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

No, on every single level.


I would accept halfway houses to diminish the potential power they (could) wield but would rather see the whole thing go immediately after Liz dies. I don't feel that removing an 80+ year old woman from that role is something I want to advocate as I am against the institution not the person!

#3173849 Crowdwatch - (Merged threads)

Posted by nec on 10 August 2015 - 12:20 PM

I give this system until the start of the 2017 season.


It would be improved by

  • the top 8 just starting their play-offs after 23 games 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5 then draw the semis (cuts the number of games for our top players)
  • Middle 8 seems to be working OK, at least until no-one gets promoted/relegated
  • the top 4 of the bottom 8 starting the nebulous Championship Shield play-offs after 23 games not 30
  • and if the Championship 1 season could finish sooner recreate the 'Middle 8's' successes by having the Championship bottom 4 play 7 matches against the Championship 1 top 4 before the Million Penny match to decide who stays in the Championship.


Or we could revert back to something sane in 18 months...

#3171715 Wembley statue begins to come to life

Posted by nec on 06 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

Them five couldn't lace Neil Fox's boots

Were his boots particularly complex ones?

#3124952 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 18 May 2015 - 09:42 PM

Just got it up to 100

#3103634 London Broncos new DR partership

Posted by nec on 10 April 2015 - 07:22 AM

Like some the RL seem to want London back in SL, pretty soon they will invent something else that will apply only to London to give them a further advantage along with the development farce.

I really wish I believed the RFL were committed to getting London back in SL, I fear they'd rather chase the mythical lapsed heart land fans this ludicrous new system was brought in to appease.

#3100827 6 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part Two)

Posted by nec on 05 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

Ah, the shadow squad round of super league. Might see a surprise or too depending on how weak the reserves are. A few blow out scores look on the cards too.

For the record
Dragons by plenty
Leeds by a declaration
Salford beat battered pies
hull in a dreadful game

#3063266 Only 330 tickets left

Posted by nec on 30 January 2015 - 10:15 AM

the fine saints make a bit of money but the opportunity cost of that is that fewer people watch and the visibility, future viability, legitimacy and prestige of the comp is damaged.
We can't ask why the Aussies aren't bending over backwards for the comp, why sponsors and tv companies aren't falling over themselves to broadcast it and news and the papers and reporting on it. We know why.

the problem for the rfl and the clubs is the lack of notice will drive up prices to ensure the availability of premium grounds. Liverpool or Everton get more from finishing an extra position up the league than the was matches could conceivably make, never mind the benefits of champions league for Liverpool or staying up for Everton.

#3030031 With friends like these.....

Posted by nec on 09 November 2014 - 09:14 AM

Discuss the bad stuff in private and make the necessary changes, discuss the good stuff in public

#3029288 Same old story I'm afraid....

Posted by nec on 08 November 2014 - 09:14 AM

Do we really want our players to act like they've had additional testosterone pumped into their bloodstream to increase aggression to Ben Flower levels. The Wane brand is probably quite toxic after the Warriors uncut video emerged. Far rather have Brian MacDermott or pay big bucks to get madge

#3025006 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by nec on 02 November 2014 - 07:16 AM

I wouldn't care if the ref and vr were from Wigan. Here in Australia we generally don't have the English paranoia about the referees' origins.

You don't need to - you just appoint your own

#3023998 01/11/14 - New Zealand v Samoa KO 3am (GMT)

Posted by nec on 01 November 2014 - 09:36 AM

Ahem, it's a wooden spoon playoff.

Not yet it's not, Australia will be 18 points up in as many minutes tomorrow morning and I will blame all of you for cursing us (and macnamara, Wigan players, the ref etc)

#3023682 31/10/14 - Scotland v France KO 7.30pm (Galashiels)

Posted by nec on 31 October 2014 - 08:14 PM

I did wonder, thought I'd seen you say on Facebook you were at home. Will shift onto twitter mesel'

#3022339 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by nec on 29 October 2014 - 12:32 PM

Stop this right now, I've been down this path countless times.

I know how this ends, we lose, again!

I dearly hope I'm made to look utterly stupid but I'm sick of approaching games that matter against Australia in a state of heightened expectation and seeing us under-perform/screwed by refs/generally battered by the bloody Roos

#3016475 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 19 October 2014 - 06:06 PM

By the way, the due diligence suggested to allow the Canadians to spend their own money in our league would see most kpc or kpc1 clubs excluded if it were applied to them

#3016469 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by nec on 19 October 2014 - 05:53 PM

I watched the union results on the news last night, some cup competition. I was jealous to death.
I'm pigged off with being stuck in a corner. I've lived with it nearly all my rugby following life. What pigs me off even more is that people think we can't do anything about it, and what pigs me off even more is that people, think that we shouldn't.

Rugby League - beset by small time thinking since 1896. We had Welsh and London clubs involved way back when but we consciously made life difficult for them because it cost too much to go there and they brought too few fans. We had Yugoslavia and Italy and we didn't nurture them. We pander to the loudest naysayers and create a league structured to appease them rather than boldly seeking to spread the game. The rugby league family can be a unit that makes anyone outside the immediate circle feel quite unwelcome. We either decide to prioritise growth or manage the decline into a kind of clog-wearing shinty for pit villages.