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In Topic: carvel

28 January 2015 - 08:56 PM

I can think of more flops than successes from the list of Aussies who've played in Super League over the last decade.
Of course they're better than us on an international stage - they've a far larger pool of players to pick from at all levels.
However, scratch below that international/Origin surface and the rest are no better than your average Super League Joe.

In Topic: carvel

28 January 2015 - 06:33 PM

Reni is coming just no timescale on his arrival that's all but been told its weeks not months so I guess his visa as been approved. Verlinden looks a beast (albeit not seen him play like you just watched highlights) but I doubt he's a keegan Hirst (no offence batley) as he's an Aussie and no aussies IMO are average especially ones wanting to make a name for themselves. As for the money bit well if you had finished second you would of got the money so we deserved it I reckon. As for MC etc if you believe all the rumours you hear then theirs something wrong but one thing I do know he's the best thing to happen to Fev in a very long time and him and his team are doing a cracking job. As for players wages FN left us in the crapper as you know but obviously were out of that now just looking at the type of players were signing. I would be more worried about your own club than ours if I was you oxy lol.

'no aussies IMO are average'???
Save me two's on whatever you're smoking, please!

In Topic: Who's your best half back pairing of all time

27 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Got to be the sparkling combination of Jay Duffy and Iain Gordon.

In Topic: carvel

27 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

Guys I'm not taking anything away from your performance against us as you definitely deserved it on the day I just feel alot of our players didnt turn up that day for whatever reason. And yes your last try was amazing no doubt about that it was a very good try. I'm just saying friendlies are meaningless and for some reason season pros don't take them seriously at all.Its mainly for kids who want to impress or new mediocre signings who want to put their name down to be in the starting 17. As for Gaz Moore no comment as people who know me know what i think of him along with the other tosh bastian brought in and if the rumours are true he could be leaving us shortly anyway. My comment was aimed at the one about wood/carvell being past it I personally don't think they are along with Sykes. All 3 IMO could still play SL rugby but time will tell I guess. As for the top 2 comment it will be very hard for us to make the top 2 I reckon going against FT teams but I don't think 3rd is un achievable. About the funds comment we deserved the extra funding for finishing second so I don't get that comment if you guys had finished second you would deserve it. You know you are my second favourite team so no sour grapes from me at all I just feel we didn't seem interested or wanted to be their that's all but that's just my opinion. But when the league game comes around I maybe will have to eat humble pie if you beat us in one of the 2 games.

I agree. You did deserve more money than us for finishing second. I'm just not sure that you deserved nearly £250'000 more than us for finishing second. Not that it's your clubs fault, that's what was on offer.
Unfortunately, the disparity in prize money has only augmented the financial void between the top four clubs and the rest of the league that already existed before 2015.
I'd suggest that a more even share of the spoils would have strengthened the league and made it even more competitive. As it is, we've now almost got two leagues in one - the 'haves', and the 'have nots'.

In Topic: carvel

26 January 2015 - 09:44 PM

Two year deal, apparently. Bit of a gamble on a 33-34 year old who's barely played in two years.