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Sir Jekyll Stocking

Member Since 28 Aug 2007
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In Topic: bulls inclusion

14 October 2014 - 03:52 PM

I cant see anyone touching them and if by some miracle they dont win automatic promotion the RFL will change the rules.

Not automatic promotion.

As I understand the proposed system, the top four from our division (hard to envisage anything other than London, Bradford, Leigh & Fev) will play against the bottom four of Superduper League to sort out who starts SL in 2016.

It's going to be tough to get into SL!

In Topic: No more bonus points!

11 October 2014 - 01:18 PM

Did it actually affect the table/play-offs/relegation?


I ask because I don't know - not a wind-up.

After the first season we had bonus points I did a retrospective check on whether BPs made a difference on league standings compared to the previous years.

There was one change.

That season Dewsbury finished one place ahead of Batley, benefitting from bonus points. If the league places had been calculated on the basis of 2 points win 1 point draw Batley would have finished one place ahead of Dewsbury. As neither team were in contention for play-off or relegation that season it didn't really matter.

There being less boring things to do with my time, I've not bothered to check since.

In Topic: Squeaky bum sunday

02 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

Money still on Keighley
For the drop
Can't see batley getting 3 points
But more than capable of a bonus
Keighley need a point I think to be safe

But as we've seen
Anybody can beat anybody

Hope you're right, Coolie. But I think it'll be the 'Dogs for the drop. :(

In Topic: Appeal

02 September 2014 - 06:35 PM

I'd be more than happy to be proved wrong Griff, given your extensive knowledge of rugby league grounds in the 80's and your superior knowledge of the rules in terms of minimum ground regulations at the time, even I'm quite looking forward to seeing your evidence.



Don't hold your breath, Dogfather. Griff has resisted the temptation on numerous occasions to answer BSJ.

I think he gives lessons to eels on slipperiness.

In Topic: John kear

17 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

Note of caution here piggy - remember when Wozzer became assistant to the French side. He brought talented halfback Barthes back with him. There was a real communication problem, nobody could understand a word he said, and it was a disaster on the field. Barthes couldn't understand him either. ;)

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