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#2992774 Mark Aston calls for vote of no confidence in RFL

Posted by Griff on 11 September 2014 - 07:14 AM

The RFL are fine. The problem is the whining fans who blame everything which goes wrong on the RFL.


Absolutely. Aston should be calling for a vote of no confidence in the Tribunals.  That's where the problem lies.


The RFL are probably gutted - they'll be able to see the storm coming.

#2992397 Mark Aston calls for vote of no confidence in RFL

Posted by Griff on 10 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

Got any proof about these 'suspect student visas'? Pretty strong accusation to be making...


I see the UKBA are being blamed now.

#2984737 Appeal

Posted by Griff on 29 August 2014 - 11:29 AM

i agree it should be sorted on the pitch but I have a feeling if haven town or the cougars now go down it will drag on and get messy.


It'd be nice if the players on the pitch were entitled to be there.


I hope nobody at Batley is in any way proud of this.


You won an appeal - doesn't make it right.

#2983712 NRL to go to THREE referees?

Posted by Griff on 28 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

Nope. 37 refs:

-each player

-one to monitor each sub, er, interchange player

-each coach

-one to monitor the water carriers


we don't need one for each water carrier. That'd be daft.


Yeah - but then you'd need 37 refs to monitor the refs.

#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

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.