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#2982586 Malcolm Reilly to present the cup

Posted by Griff on 25 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

Sir Malcolm Reilly - Rugby League royalty.




#2977868 York - The Games Sleeping Giant?

Posted by Griff on 15 August 2014 - 04:46 PM

So, never then.




#2977866 Why the empty seats?

Posted by Griff on 15 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

if they aren't available then they won't bid.

 

Tell me, Tom, why would these grounds pay to stage big RL matches ?

 

What's your business model ?




#2977591 York - The Games Sleeping Giant?

Posted by Griff on 15 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

The club has no ambition, until they have a board who has money they will always be a small club in th bottom division.

 

And even when they have a board with money, probably much the same.




#2975346 Bonus Points or Not ?

Posted by Griff on 11 August 2014 - 01:26 PM

So, exactly the same system then, but with -1 for every match every team plays?

 

 

Yet it avoids that points for losing business. ;)




#2975143 Junior draft system

Posted by Griff on 11 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

I think Terry Hill was right - it doesn't work under current employment legislation.

 

On the other hand, it'd be good to see more even competition.




#2975140 Super championship mega dual reg mania

Posted by Griff on 11 August 2014 - 08:36 AM


But I've watched a lot of NSW Cup, so I'm a bit more comfortable with the concept of a partner club.

 

And, presumably, more comfortable without promotion or relegation.




#2972845 Gloves

Posted by Griff on 07 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

I thought that they weren't permitted, but may be wrong. If it were legal and beneficial the Aussies would be doing it already.

 

You're right, Johnny.  They're not permitted.  They were used by some players for a short time 20 years or so ago and they were banned shortly afterwards, after minor injuries were caused by them.

 

GAA players often wear smooth surfaced gloves - personally I wouldn't have an objection to those - but the fact is that the balls are much easier to grip than they were 20 years ago and maybe they're just not necessary any more.




#2971713 Points Deduction?

Posted by Griff on 05 August 2014 - 10:58 AM

. Pretty sure i haven't said I want a points deduction,unlike a few town fans on here,it should be decided on the pitch

 

Yeah, but it should be decided on the pitch by players actually entitled to be there.




#2968584 The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Griff on 31 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

No.
9th, 10th, 1st and 2nd get the extra home fixture.

Even if they did get the home fixture, it wouldn't guarantee that it would be against Wakefield.

 

Thanks for summarising my post. ;)




#2966911 Voluntary tackles

Posted by Griff on 28 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

Voluntary tackles are an archaic remnant of unlimited tackle rugby.




#2966907 Sheffield on Sunday

Posted by Griff on 28 July 2014 - 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.




#2965448 The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Griff on 25 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

Personally, I think the downfall of the three eights will be a boatload of blow-out results as a result of the mismatched finances.

 

However, we had to give it a trial, otherwise we'd never hear the end of it.

 

Time will tell, obviously.




#2964649 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Griff on 24 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

I like the idea of "duel registration".

 

Pistols ?  Rapiers ?   Balloons and blunderbusses ? :vinsent:




#2961607 Overseas players

Posted by Griff on 19 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

Yet another enormous backward step by the RL yet more young lads pushed to the back of the queue

for another set of ageing Aussies we just never learn anything.Most of our international sports teams

are struggling to compete for exactly that reason.

 

Is this another "Johnny Foreigner taking good British lads' jobs" thread ?

 

Why aren't good British lads better players than Johnny Foreigner ?   That's the question - not "positive discrimination".