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Member Since 27 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:58 PM

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In Topic: Voluntary tackles

Yesterday, 05:55 PM

So you endorse a player throwing himself to the floor when actually he is cheating the opposition, before I am castigated for that statement if you watched the Hull v Cas game you will have witnessed young Shoal fielding a ball very close to his goal line, it was a very good chase by the Cas players but they were denied tackling him and forcing him over the goal line to effect a drop out has he "vounterally" went to ground.

I suppose we should congratulate him for realising that referees are either ignorant of the rule or don't have the bottle to endorse it.


Well, if you wish, I suppose.

In Topic: The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Yesterday, 05:52 PM

Sheffield came from nothing, not even existing, to SL, Challenge Cup winners and 4,000 attendances with at least a couple of 10,000 games thrown in for good measure.

Keighley came from practical extinction on 500 gates to average 4,000 in Div 2 no less with schools programs and youth development sending a score of coaches filled with kids to England international games.

Both of these platforms were primed and ready for making RL a long term success in their respective areas. Keighley were denied their place and Sheffield succumbed to the lure of the merger million. That was two opportunities for our game to prosper that were squandered.

Gateshead also was a partial success and were denied full Sky money, so were hambstringed from the start.

The results in all these locations could have been so much better for out game than they eventually turned out to be.


Eh dear.  So many dreamers in the game.   Primed and ready, indeed.

In Topic: Voluntary tackles

Yesterday, 09:12 AM

Voluntary tackles are an archaic remnant of unlimited tackle rugby.

In Topic: Sheffield on Sunday

Yesterday, 09:07 AM

This league is where it's at . After next week there could easy be a couple of points between about six teams !! I still think five down is too brutal .......


Eh dear, if only we hadn't gone for four up none down not all that long ago.

In Topic: The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Yesterday, 08:58 AM

I don't know the exact numbers but Skipton must have 15,000, Silsden< Steeton, Kildwick, Cowling,and all those other small villages around there must have another 20,000. The Dales national Park is north of this area, I think. Kids used to go to my secondary school in Keighley all the way from Colne and somehow, Barnoldswick grew an affinity for RL. I really think there is a potential catchment area for the Cougars north of the twon if the product was good enough.


OK so maybe 50000 or 60000 in your catchment area.  Will they come to the games ? 


Sheffield have over a million and had crowds of around 4000, including away support, in ten seasons in the top division.