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#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".

#2957161 Briggs to Sheffield

Posted by Griff on 10 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

 Likewise with the Lottery, how much promotion does the club do?


Best thing we did was merge our lottery with Sheffield United's.  Bigger headline prizes attracts more people, no prize money costs, and by the time we'd done all the admin, the lottery was breaking even at best.


There was a proposal a few years ago to have a joint lottery scheme for all Championship clubs but mutual distrust put paid to that.  It's a good example of the areas where clubs could be working together for mutual benefit ..... but they don't.

#2952534 Todd Carney has been sacked.

Posted by Griff on 30 June 2014 - 06:33 PM

Can someone tell me what is so wrong with this?


They could tell you but you clearly wouldn't understand.

#2931957 Small minded idiots boo Marwan Koukash

Posted by Griff on 19 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

The culture of envy, I'm afraid.


Envy ?  Just remind me of their league position at the moment .....

#2927706 Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

Posted by Griff on 11 May 2014 - 09:10 AM

I've been offline for a week so all this is jolly interesting news.


Would it be fair to summarise it as ....


* Fev downgraded their playing staff this year, with an assault on 2015 in mind (not sure how the 2014 playing staff will view this).

* They were surprised that they weren't still top of the Championship.

* It's the coach's fault, not management.

* They're now promising to spend millions to make up for the £400k prize money they think they may not now win.

* None of the "investors" are prepared to admit their connection with the club.

#2922555 See the mice in their million hordes

Posted by Griff on 29 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

Shouldn't that Arabic start at the right margin ?


Just asking ......

#2917992 Hull v Hull KR @Magic Weekend - Clash

Posted by Griff on 18 April 2014 - 08:18 AM

Daft lad.


The point is that games are always going to clash with summat.  There are only 52 weekends a year. 


Have confidence in your product.

#2917024 Neil Hudgell fined £1000 by RFL for improper conduct!

Posted by Griff on 16 April 2014 - 09:07 AM

Getting paranoid....have the powers that be stepped in and censored it?


Paranoid ?  That's been clear right from the opening post ..........

#2915402 Neil Hudgell fined £1000 by RFL for improper conduct!

Posted by Griff on 12 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

Respect Is earned.


My point entirely.

#2914760 Neil Hudgell fined £1000 by RFL for improper conduct!

Posted by Griff on 11 April 2014 - 08:46 AM

fine will be increased if he appeals.[/quote]

Open and shut then, Catch 22 don't appeal and the RFL are "right"
appeal and the fine is increased......what happened to a fair process?


A fair hearing perhaps?


I thought kangarooed was a lot better



He's had a fair hearing.  He's "petulantly" whinged about a decision going against him.  He knew the rules and no doubt he's not surprised by the outcome.


He doesn't get a bigger fine for appealing, He has to pay the costs and may get a revised fine, which could be higher or lower, if he loses the appeal.  Which he will.  Because he's bang to rights.


Move on, Neil.

#2889438 should the French Elite 1 be included in the new structure

Posted by Griff on 27 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

French teams can hack being in $uperleague - I doubt if, financially and logistically, they can handle being in a part time competition.

#2888990 Is 'jeopardy' a dead duck?

Posted by Griff on 26 February 2014 - 02:17 PM


Maybe we should have four up and four down if we want better crowds.


Twelve up, twelve down. Gives everybody a turn.

#2888705 Which clubs could survive being in the Championship?

Posted by Griff on 26 February 2014 - 08:53 AM

I'm quite sure all clubs could 'survive' Championship rugby - if they ran the club properly. 


However, if they continue to overspend, no!


Wise words - and yet we can be pretty sure that some 2015 Championship club will throw the kitchen sink at getting promoted and fail to get there.  What do they do then ?  Get another kitchen sink to throw ?

#2888701 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Griff on 26 February 2014 - 08:47 AM

Come on then Jimmy, how many "members" was it?


Let's have the number??


Griff - do you have the number??


A lot more than actually attend games these days.


And there's the rub - people don't want to lose their local team but don't really want the bother of actually supporting it.

#2886037 The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

Posted by Griff on 22 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

P+R and Licensing both have the same problem.


Not enough clubs are up to the required mark.


Changing the structure of the game won't alter that.