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TheTerminator

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#3019394 how NZ dealt with teams who played inelligble players

Posted by TheTerminator on Yesterday, 07:49 PM

so are we saying outcome of games only matter if your UN a certain part of the world.....silly me

No, I'm saying that decisions made in New Zealand are absolutely irrelevant to ones made in the British game.
And yes, you are indeed an extremely silly individual. I'm delighted that you're able to recognise that.


#3019363 how NZ dealt with teams who played inelligble players

Posted by TheTerminator on Yesterday, 06:45 PM

Clearly looking at the NZ case they do

We're not in New Zealand, you cretin.


#3017179 how NZ dealt with teams who played inelligble players

Posted by TheTerminator on 21 October 2014 - 07:09 AM

There actually is a serious point to this; regardless of our affinity to the club it can't be argued that, knowingly or not, we broke the rules, as did Whitehaven the season before. That Whitehaven's case wasn't picked up is to their advantage. Ours unfortunately was and along with Doncaster we were punished. The fact that the RFL reversed that decision (still no word from them on the reasons why 20 days after it was promised) was a stroke of luck, but that doesn't make it right. Ignorance of any rule etc is no defence, and the RFL have now created a precedent which allows any club to knowingly or not break rules in the future knowing that they can appeal on the understanding that Batley and Doncaster got away with it, and they will expect the same result. I think that we can count ourselves very lucky and should keep our heads below the parapet if fans of another club choose to question our good fortune. We would have been employing the same effort if a team had received that same luck and relegated us.

Congratulations on making your 'serious' point.


#3017106 how NZ dealt with teams who played inelligble players

Posted by TheTerminator on 20 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

Please think twice before feeding the troll. He'll start cutting and pasting huge chunks of the rule book next.


#3016348 2015 season.

Posted by TheTerminator on 19 October 2014 - 12:40 PM

I see we have missed out on a goodun, Ash Linsey as resigned for Keighley as announced this morning on the Cougars website, good luck to him, nice sentiment they put on there.

Cheers Roger.

No thanks, re-signing Ash Lindsay would have been a definite step in the wrong direction. Was a real stalwart for us, but he's way past the pinnacle of his abilities.


#3007307 Website: BROWN SWAPS LIONS FOR BULLDOGS

Posted by TheTerminator on 04 October 2014 - 11:07 AM

We couldn't afford to keep Alex - it's that simple. He was on full-time money with Hull KR in 2013 and full-time money with Leigh in 2014. Halifax have obviously matched that.
Even though he's gone -yet again, I'd like to thank him for the effort and commitment he gave us in 2014. The best winger I've ever seen at our club during my time as a fan.


#3005958 2015 Championship Squads

Posted by TheTerminator on 01 October 2014 - 08:56 PM

no downer pal, batley my fav away day. i just think you steadily built as a club for a few years all the way to the 2013 grand final and instead of building on that as a club, you have not maintained the quality but reduced it and next season just looks like another two steps backwards in retention and recruitent. next season will be tougher than ever

If you have a few hundred thousand pounds that would allow us to retain players when the likes of Halifax and Featherstone come calling, I'm sure that our problems in this area would vanish.
My personal assessment;
Greenwood? Big loss, but we have a top quality full back on the books and another very decent and experienced player set to come in.
Brown? Not our player anyway, but Ainscough is at least his equal.
Black? Been a great player but for the last few seasons - especially this one, his impact in terms of creative play has been massively limited by his injuries and age. His influence has been in organising and motivating. As long as we can recruit an organiser - and we may have done that in Southernwood, then we should improve at half back.
Davies? Great in 2013 but very, very poor in 2014. Overweight and lazy are two adjectives which define his season. I'm not sure where you've pulled the 'workhorse' tag from. Sam Scott is twice the player.
Smith? A player who has been a loyal and dependable servant. However, that's where it ends with him these days. Little to no impact on the offensive, and if I simply wanted a hard working prop who could tackle I'd be able to pluck one from almost anywhere.
As I've stated previously, I don't believe that our drop in league position was due to any real lack of quality within the squad itself. Those who left after 2013 were largely replaced by equivalent talents - apart from maybe in the case of George Flanagan. What hindered us in 2014 was our ridiculous choice to pad out the squad using dual registered players and having to cope without our on-field organiser for 3/4 of the season.
Just my opinion, of course.


#3002699 Eagles to help Keighley with legal costs

Posted by TheTerminator on 25 September 2014 - 10:26 PM

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned that the same Sheffield Eagles who are offering to assist Keighley with their legal costs are the same Sheffield Eagles who were begging - no, demanding, £50'000 from the local taxpayer only 9 months ago to improve Owlerton Stadium.
They must have enjoyed a financial windfall over the course of the season, especially when you take their offer of a gargantuan (for this level) contract to Kyle Briggs a few months ago into account.


#2999315 2014 squad stragglers

Posted by TheTerminator on 20 September 2014 - 12:02 PM

i would deffo try keep breth hes a top workhorse,faal as had a couple of decent games of late but as he done enough to stay am not sure,patto ripped us to shreds against us and is still good with ball in hand,but he misse far too many tackles but then will put a try saving shot in so he can do it if needed,martin was supposed to be sl quality if you listen to him and i doubt hes had chance to shine,leary as qualitys but always seems to carry some knock,brennan looked like he were going to be the next piggy last boxing day smashing dewbury players all over the park and i thought he would a been massive for us,but his fitness and lack of heart have let the lad down but he could sure be a cracking player in next couple a seasons looked after right. all a these lads we have cover for anyways but i feel we need a jack in the box type gaffer on the pitch of the brambani/moore/godwin/flanny/wildie/tommo type quality.we are sure looking good for 2015 so a step better than start a this season.well done all involved and look forward to who might be next on the 2015 season once playoffs have done for everyone else..

If Martin is Super League quality, then so was Matt Pennington.


#2998178 Rams Sign Five More New Players

Posted by TheTerminator on 18 September 2014 - 05:59 PM

Some good signings there for you guys - especially Grant and Fieldhouse. Josh Barlow, though? I don't think he offers much at all - apart from cheap penalties and general indiscipline.


#2997459 davis joins eagles

Posted by TheTerminator on 17 September 2014 - 05:48 PM

Had a poor season in comparison to 2013. Looked unfit and sluggish all the way through. For the record, that was my judgement before we found out he was leaving.


#2993592 A pretty resonable request

Posted by TheTerminator on 11 September 2014 - 11:07 PM

Could you explain the 'bad blood between the clubs' bit? Is it between Mark Aston and his former coach John Kear? Is it between the players?
Is it invented because of the ignorance of the Batley chairman and the willingness of the RFL to 'follow a precedent which was wrong' as Ian Lenagan almost said on BBC Radio Manchester tonight?
Or is it just the erroneous,ill-informed Batley fans jumping to the wrong conclusion and believing Mark Aston informed the RFL of their inability to read and digest rules and regulations?

Liked the Kevin Keegan bit.Deliberate irony after he lost a 12 points lead,ain't it? Ain't it?

I'd be interested to know why you think that 'following the precedent was wrong'? Did Ian Lenagan expand on why he felt that 'following the precedent was wrong'?
Can you justify why you feel so strongly that precedent should not have been 'followed' in this case? How was it fair that Batley were originally punished after committing an 'offence' for which up to 6 other clubs were given only a slap on the wrist a year earlier?
Go on, please explain.


#2992506 Sl backchat

Posted by TheTerminator on 10 September 2014 - 05:37 PM

Again show me a link to the rfl that says we have breached regs .You gained points illegal we didn't simple as

Why are you still here?


#2991911 Bawtry rd - sheffield

Posted by TheTerminator on 09 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

It would be interesting to know why Owlerton is unavailable this Sunday? Has the lease on the Portakabin expired?


#2990247 Play offs baby

Posted by TheTerminator on 07 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

Fantastic performance today. Let's kick on now, show some ambition and really develop the club both on and off the pitch.