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#3182392 Breaking......Hornets - no change at top?

Posted by Hornetto on 25 August 2015 - 02:01 PM

Found this on RL Meltdown. As you were...

#3182194 New NRL deal to split the league? / Murdoch (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 25 August 2015 - 08:17 AM

The answer is yes. If he can buy. bribe or leverage it he likes it. If he can't he smears its reputation. The bloke's a  tw @t.

#3182167 Salford money issues again (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 25 August 2015 - 07:20 AM

Owner of a business buys time for said business to service an inherited debt more cost effectively.
Nothing to see here.

#3178869 Interesting results

Posted by Hornetto on 19 August 2015 - 06:40 AM

Could do with York beating Crusaders on Thursday night - helps shove them out of the equation.

#3178421 First Professional RL Player Comes Out

Posted by Hornetto on 18 August 2015 - 06:58 AM

Great related article - Ian Roberts and his struggle to define himself.


#3177356 Phew!

Posted by Hornetto on 16 August 2015 - 04:48 PM

Appears that Bloomfield may get one match suspension or none?   RFL =  "NFA - 1. Early Guilty Plea offered and accepted NFA."

However he seems still to be recovering from the incident and may miss Oxford at Hemel.

Our injuries/suspensions could not come at worse time - if there is ever a good one in this tight top section.

Hopefully, we can ride them out to the play-offs and things are then better.

Sending off sufficient - no further action.

#3177351 Wembley statue begins to come to life

Posted by Hornetto on 16 August 2015 - 04:38 PM

It's not quite how I imagined it


#3174457 North South Divide. It's time for RFL North, RFL South.

Posted by Hornetto on 11 August 2015 - 01:51 PM

We had a better average home gate than Sheffield or Batley last year in the championship. Just saying like....

#3173083 All Golds 26 Newcastle Thunder 10

Posted by Hornetto on 08 August 2015 - 08:33 PM

THIS is the League story of the day.

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#3173048 North South Divide. It's time for RFL North, RFL South.

Posted by Hornetto on 08 August 2015 - 06:39 PM

Score from today: All Golds 26 Newcastle 10. Time to lock this thread, then....

#3173041 North South Divide. It's time for RFL North, RFL South.

Posted by Hornetto on 08 August 2015 - 06:18 PM

Because its a "normal" structure with "normal" play offs and a nice little league cup too.....no diagrams or flow charts to explain anything!

As for doing well in this league...we were tipped to finish mid table this year...makes no difference anyway cos we'll lose the grand final anyway if we get there lol

TBF, you do have TWO chances to c*ck up a promotion final this year...

#3171683 North South Divide. It's time for RFL North, RFL South.

Posted by Hornetto on 06 August 2015 - 07:45 AM

My view on this has always been one of logic and logistics. I struggle to see the sense in dragging part-time players the length of the country to play in non-contests in front of 175 people, then dumping the players back at base at 1am when they have to go to work in 5 hours. I doesn't stack up.  In soccer, teams who play in front of similar sized crowds play in the conference North/South to prevent small clubs the cost and hassle of having to drag their - often volunteer -  staff (and their more hardcore fans) seven hours up the motorway. I've done every 'southern' away game this season (and doing Oxford at Hemel in a fortnight) - and sometimes even I wonder why I'm doing it. Not sure I hold with the thought that heartland clubs bring 'more travelling fans' either - home attendances at the development clubs look pretty consistent regardless of who they're playing. I did notice that the All Golds attendances against both us and and Swinton were around the 200 mark, and we took probably 50 to Cheltenham tops (and imagine that Swinton did the same): It's hardly an invading horde that'll get the stewards sweating.


I think the league needs the ability to split into two 8s to give at least half of the division meaningful, competitive games - with the 8s split by geography rather than league position. It's not perfect - but it's the best I've got whilst eating my breakfast.

#3168229 1-2 Aug: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread

Posted by Hornetto on 31 July 2015 - 06:54 AM

Fanblog preview of Hornets v Scorpions - with a bit of other League 1 stuff chucked in


#3166762 Something else for us to pull apart...

Posted by Hornetto on 28 July 2015 - 01:52 PM

Well, as an adman of 30 years' standing its biggest crime is it's a bit dull. And it's rammed with sporting visual clich├ęs. And it doesn't really land the 'every minute matters' message. And the first half is an attempt at cod-poetic drama, but 'now' and 'your whole life' cant be the time: just pick one (now's the time: to show up and play because it means something?). And the 'The Time' theme kinda peters out a bit halfway. And It seems torn between the pumped-up drama of the 'concept' and the actual action that the game delivers. And is it about promotion, or relegation, or the SL Grand-Final? The three things kinda meld together in one throwaway thought. And did I miss a reference to the 'bottom'/Championship relegation 8?


If 'Every Minute Matters' is the value proposition of the Super 8s, it should be the core theme throughout and the script should hang from that. It smacks of a promo built by committee; where two or three discrete ideas have been presented, but the client's said 'I'll have a bit of that one, a bit of that one and a bit of that one...'


For me it needed to be a bit sharper/focused.


Decent production values though.

#3162273 Eight into Five won't go

Posted by Hornetto on 22 July 2015 - 07:22 AM

Will be interesting to create a league table at end of season based only on games between the 'contending' teams and order them on the basis of league points per game played to take account of the different number of games played against other contenders.  Compare that with the final actual standings.  I would like to think it would be the same, in the interests of fairness, but I suspect it will not.

My point all along has been that - given the disparity twixt top 8 and bottom 6 - points difference is a defacto bonus point this season. And my fag-packet calculations on potential results/winning margins for the remaining games suggest that points difference could be the clincher between 4th, 5th and 6th. With York the clear benefciaries.