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Railway End

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#3079211 The latest DR twist

Posted by Railway End on 26 February 2015 - 06:22 PM

sure. By that I meant clubs at the top who currently have their pick of youngsters, fitting those who they can in to whatever holes they can and discarding the rest. And those in the lower leagues who don't want to accept that they are a feeder league. Thats how a pyramid works, That the place for players who aren't good enough for SL and who need preparing for SL playing with and against mature adults.

Why can the SL clubs not make a call on these youngsters? Do they want them or not?

This attitude of we'll farm them out and see if they develop into a player we want in a few years time, has only one beneficiary, the SL club. As you say, it's a mechanism used to ensure their place at the top of the pile.

I would like to see an end to DR. SL clubs should not be allowed to stockpile young lads who show potential. If they develop into SL players through the efforts of a Championship club, a transfer fee should be payable if they want them back. Otherwise sort out a reserve or age group league to play and develop them in themselves.

#3079166 bbcrugby

Posted by Railway End on 26 February 2015 - 04:56 PM

I simply can't agree with those who seem to think lying, lapping up other people's lies and having a pitiful hatred towards the other lot is a prerequisite for being a league fan.

It's not a prerequisite for being a League fan. Having something remotely positive to say about the game is though.

Can you give us a post which extols the things you enjoy about Rugby League. If your Unionite, "pitiful hatred" of League does not let you do this, it's time to give up the pretence and leave the forum.

#3078851 SUPERCOACH 2015 Starts here NOW - YOU'RE WELCOME JUST 6 PLACES LEFT Code...

Posted by Railway End on 26 February 2015 - 08:10 AM

Thanks for all the advice.

I had not taken into account the origin period, it's back to the drawing board with my team. :O

#3078033 SUPERCOACH 2015 Starts here NOW - YOU'RE WELCOME JUST 6 PLACES LEFT Code...

Posted by Railway End on 24 February 2015 - 05:46 PM

Just had to move Jorge Taufua out of my team as he's injured.

This is my first go on Super Coach. What's the best approach.

- Fill your 1 to 13 with high priced players and have rookies on the bench?

- Fill the spots with mid priced players?

#3075985 WCC Highlights on the BBC

Posted by Railway End on 21 February 2015 - 05:11 PM

So why is this time slot not available every week?

#3074064 Too many players?

Posted by Railway End on 18 February 2015 - 08:04 AM

I would say Rugby is the game for all shapes and sizes whichever code you choose.

At amateur level yes, at professional level, less so with every year that passes (both codes).

#3073956 Struggling to watch Sky games with every ref decision being analysed and deba...

Posted by Railway End on 17 February 2015 - 09:34 PM

But by doing that your missing out on SL
Cant we get some kind of petition up or bombard sky with e-mails to get rid of these dinosaurs
If sky finally think its costing them money they may act
Having said that if(well its a sure fire thing) sky put my subs up to cover their stupid bid for Football I'm Off

Or how about giving us a red button option that just has the crowd noise and no commentary?

#3071577 Struggling to watch Sky games with every ref decision being analysed and deba...

Posted by Railway End on 13 February 2015 - 09:09 PM

Stuart Cummins is only there because both Eddie and Stevo do not know the laws of the game.

A very unprofessional state of affairs from two blokes who make their living of the back of the sport.

#3069034 Heads gone

Posted by Railway End on 09 February 2015 - 07:34 AM

I'd be more than happy with the video ref being allowed to intervene, and as far as I'm concerned if you've been down with a head injury of this nature, you should be replaced regardless of whether you're concussed or not, just to be on the safe side. What does puzzle me is this thing about not being able to provide independent doctors at games- obviously, you're not going to see it for games at your local club, but surely it can be afforded for all professional games at the least? They can pay for a massive light show, but can't afford to get a doctor to take a look at players who doesn't have a vested interest in either side?

It is still worth pointing out though, that he's not shown any signs of concussion since the game and yet is still being made to undertake the graduated return to play program, which will jeopardise his chances of playing at the weekend, something which would cost him a five figure sum in match fees and possible win bonuses.

From an employment point of view, isn't that a bit shaky ground? You wouldn't be able to tell someone they couldn't play because they've got a broken leg when they haven't, yet it's ok if a player has taken a knock to the head but hasn't shown any signs of concussion? Isn't it the equivalent of telling someone you're signing them off work with stress for a fortnight on half pay, when they've not shown any signs of stress?

The next step has to be a mandatory rest period for all head injuries, not just those which have been proven to lead to a concussion.

In my playing days I was knocked out cold on numerous occasions. After a dose of smelling salts I often carried on playing after assuring the physio I was OK. I now worry about this may affect my mental health in later years.

How do you know that George North has recovered OK? Maybe he is scared of losing his place in the team. Have you read the Shontayne Hape story on how his career ended?

Any sign of concussion has to be treated seriously with a mandatory time on the sidelines. The player should not have a say in the matter.

#3064091 Six Nations To Move To Pay To View TV

Posted by Railway End on 31 January 2015 - 09:45 PM

Any TV deal that takes John Inverdale of our screens has to be applauded!

#3063958 Rfl

Posted by Railway End on 31 January 2015 - 04:17 PM

Whilst I certainly think the RFL could do certain things better, the major drawback of the sport growing is the fans themselves.

How many people who complain about the sport do anything about it? How many give up time to volunteer at community clubs? How many actually talk positively about the game and encourage outsiders to attend or participate?

As Futtocks states, RL is behind the black ball in terms of media coverage and it is hard for the RFL to get out of the snooker with a limited budget.

As believers in the game we should all be encouraged to do our bit to raise it's profile. Attend more games, write to media organisations, support your local junior club, ensure marquee events are sold out etc etc.

Other sports seem capable of making a diamond out of coal. We are largely guilty of the opposite. How about a "positivity round" where all supporters of the game are encouraged to do at least one thing to benefit the sport.

#3056700 Eng v NZ - What The Hell is Going On?

Posted by Railway End on 17 January 2015 - 04:23 PM

The Aussies have been saying they wanted no internationals in 2015 for the last couple of years. Why are we only now scrabbling around looking for venues for the Kiwi series.

The series and venues should have been sorted out at least 12 months ago.

Interestingly Union are shortly to announce the venues and scheduling of their 2019 World Cup in Japan. Have we done the same for our 2017 World Cup? Have the RLIF even thought about when they will meet to discuss it?

If only the administrators of the game could be as profsessional as it's athletes.

#3055991 Alex Mckinnon Stands Up

Posted by Railway End on 15 January 2015 - 04:53 PM

Fantastic news that Alex McKinnon's rehabilitation appears to be progressing so well.

Sad that the Aussie media seem unable to respect his privacy.


Mods; I now this should probably be on the Australian RL forum but I thought such a good news story should be seen by a larger audience.

#3055242 cas ground

Posted by Railway End on 13 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

Yep, it's the vacant plot of land to the north-east of J32...I know this because I had to assess potential noise impact upon properties on Stainburn Ave and Spittle Hardwick Lane

That's right, it is currently farm land and not a slag heap as someone mentioned earlier.

As such it's not a development proposed to regenerate an area of industrial wasteland as the original intended location next to xsscape was.

For the benefit of RL I hope the proposal comes to fruition, although after so many false dawns I'm not holding my breath.

#3054241 cas ground

Posted by Railway End on 10 January 2015 - 04:04 PM

See a bit of wind and cas ground falls down ?? Thats what you get kidding everybody over the years that we are getting a new stadium that never happens

Grow up!

I assume the wall was on the Princess Street side of the ground. Did it cause any damage to residents cars etc?

I hope Cas are adequately insured for this kind of thing.