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Evil Homer

Member Since 20 Mar 2004
Online Last Active Today, 10:51 PM
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In Topic: Russia v Ukraine Live Stream July 4th

Today, 05:37 PM

Yeah, I'm giving up with this one. 5 seconds of action followed by 15-20 seconds of buffering. I've seen matches from Serbia before and I know they can do a better job of live streaming than this.


In Topic: Russia v Ukraine Live Stream July 4th

Today, 04:21 PM

Anyone else having issues with the stream, it's constantly buffering for me?


In Topic: French Update

Yesterday, 09:05 PM

Why did he return after only six months?

The SG Ball season is finished is it not?


In Topic: French Update

Yesterday, 04:48 PM

Alexandre Mickalezyk has come back from Sydney Roosters after 6 months with their U18 and U20 teams and should be available for the Cats U19s squad for Widnes July 12. Anyone know how he did over there? Hard to find much info.

As far as I can tell he played 5 of 9 matches for the U18s team.


In Topic: Hull FC and Hull KR to merge...

02 July 2015 - 04:50 PM

It actually improves both the Academy and the local youth competition. At the moment FC and Rovers both sign up 20 players for their academies, that means 40 players taken out of the community game, even though only half a dozen of them will ever go on to have SL careers. The others are there simply to make up the numbers in the development stage. The result is that the community clubs lose youngsters who have no chance of ever making the grade and who rarely return to their old clubs when they get released.

 

The same thing happens all over the country, and is one of the main reasons the sport loses community players in the transition from age group to open age.

 

Having only one academy in Hull means there will be less wastage, more youngsters will stay at an appropriate level, and those who do sign with the academy will be hot-housed alongside the very best from that city and surrounding areas.

In that case let's merge Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford into a 'Yorkshire' academy. Etc etc. It's a ridiculous move and the RFL should be looking at sanctions against the clubs if they go ahead with it.