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Evil Homer

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#3207729 England v New Zealand - West Ham fans

Posted by Evil Homer on 04 October 2015 - 08:02 PM

I agree with all of this. In fact many hipster trends such as the adoption of non-league football clubs, is really just middle-class people appropriating working class culture. RL should be a prime target for "hipsterfication" but you'd have to get the balance right between getting new money and people in the game and not alienating the grassroots.

Agreed, unfortunately the sport's profile in this country couldn't be any less 'cool', mainly due to the lack of any tangible London presence and the fact that Sky Sports fill their coverage with embarrassing caricatures like Barrie, Terry and Stuart Cummings instead of presenting the sport in a meaningful and realistic way.

#3197994 NRL Club budgets: I don't get it, someone please explain something to me

Posted by Evil Homer on 21 September 2015 - 10:57 PM

Just looks like another attempt by the Murdoch-influenced Aussie newspapers to destabilise the ARLC and Dave Smith. I wouldn't pay much attention to anything they print TBH.

#3193464 Eloi Pelissier is angry

Posted by Evil Homer on 14 September 2015 - 06:22 PM

Good on him, he's been treated terribly this year. Hopefully the staff now give him the respect he deserves, but in reality he'll probably just be frozen out even more.

#3159732 18 Jul: Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by Evil Homer on 17 July 2015 - 05:14 PM

Pelissier should move to Leeds to replace Aiton.

#3154309 McDermott appointed new USA coach

Posted by Evil Homer on 07 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

The team selection for the WC wasn't made by the coach, it was made by some guy from Australia who was appointed by David Niu. The USARL have already made it clear that this will never happen again now that they're in charge, so it's not really an issue. Good appointment anyway though.

#3153953 Rugby League in Regional German TV

Posted by Evil Homer on 06 July 2015 - 10:34 PM

I've always thought TV coverage is a really important and valuable development tool, and one we barely even consider. Look how popular NFL has become in the UK simply by matches being televised on Sky Sports, and now they can sell out Wembley within a few minutes. If we could get Super League televised in places like Germany and Spain then it could be a real boost to the sport there.

#3153070 Clubs recruiting more from French local league - Who's the next crop to s...

Posted by Evil Homer on 05 July 2015 - 05:18 PM

Really can't win away, yet France and French players rammed down everyone's throats. Not all that, sorry.

Yet 'Catalan' is not 'France', so what the ###### are you talking about?

#3151959 French Update

Posted by Evil Homer on 03 July 2015 - 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.

#3150866 Warrington Wolves rebrand

Posted by Evil Homer on 02 July 2015 - 07:05 AM

TBH 'Wolves' was one of the few acceptable nicknames, it's relatively anglicized and people at least seemed to buy into the mascot, which is more than can be said for most of the mid-90s timewarp brands that are still around. The corny ###### like 'Wildcats', 'Giants', 'Warriors', 'Centurions' etc is what really needs to go.

#3149839 Pelissier-Boudebza

Posted by Evil Homer on 29 June 2015 - 09:31 PM

....jus to clear this up a bit ....Catalans are getting rid off better players due to the fact that their"imports" are on huge contracts and they can't afford these French youngsters/players....put it this way ...if tom lineman was let go to Warrington because Steve micheals was on double his salary and hull couldn't offer him the same deal because they hadn't the wage cap space...what would hull fans say to that????..

They haven't got rid of any star players like Lineham. Every club loses youngsters to other teams and cannot accommodate them all in a first team squad, it's a fact of life. If a player like Boudebza was at Catalans he would be third/fourth choice and probably not have played SL at all this season, or played once. Barthau played 22 times in 5 years, he's 25 now and his career has barely got started. Like I said, Catalans cannot sign every single French player and nor should anyone want/expect them to.

#3149238 European Championship B - Ukraine vs Russia

Posted by Evil Homer on 28 June 2015 - 08:35 PM

Do you know the ground its been played at ?

Makis Stadium

#3146650 Wakefield Stadium

Posted by Evil Homer on 24 June 2015 - 06:26 PM

Carter has said it won't be at Cas. Barnsley or Dewsbury have been rumoured.

Has to be Barnsley IMO. The potential to attract new fans and get some traction out of an already saturated market. Playing at Dewsbury would achieve nothing, not to mention the stadium isn't close to being SL standard.


Wakefield could even consider playing at Rotherham, great new stadium there that would be perfect for RL.

#3146257 Time to bring back Great Britain....yaaaaawwwwn!

Posted by Evil Homer on 24 June 2015 - 01:15 AM

Ahhhh ANY Welsh, Irish or Scottish player. Having a GB tour tour aspire to once every 4 years alongside World Cups, Confederation Cups, 4/5 Nations etc to aspire to for their respected countries can in no way harm the development in the home nations IMO.

Or they can just aspire to win the World Cups, Confederation Cups, 4/5 Nations etc with their actual countries without needlessly bringing back 'tours' which would be far less meaningful and relevant than those competitions.

#3146062 Time to bring back Great Britain....yaaaaawwwwn!

Posted by Evil Homer on 23 June 2015 - 05:32 PM

Again to people talking about the GB "brand" - who is this brand appealing to? No Irish person will ever support a team called "Great Britain" with a jersey based on the union flag and GSTQ as an anthem! I literally can't imagine a worse way of promoting the sport here!

Apparently it appeals to dinosaurs who can't let go of the past even at the expense of logic and rational judgment.

#3144669 Malta vs Belgium - coming to Headingley 21st June

Posted by Evil Homer on 21 June 2015 - 05:53 PM

Malta win 35-34 with a late drop goal to win it. Sounds like it must have been a relatively good advert for international RL. Anybody got an estimate of how many were actually in to watch it?

Probably a few hundred at the start, grew to around 1000-1500 by the end.