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Railway End

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#3151266 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 17 - Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 02 July 2015 - 04:39 PM

Poll - 1

Winners

Rabbits
Dragons
Sharks
Tigers

Points - 154

2 homes


#3147073 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 16 - Results posted and confirmed;...

Posted by Railway End on 25 June 2015 - 01:31 PM

Poll - Broncos v Knights

Winners

Rabbits
Broncos
Warriors
Cowboys
Dragons
Roosters
Tigers
Bulldogs

1 Away win

342 total points


#3145967 That was a great week of rugby league

Posted by Railway End on 23 June 2015 - 03:46 PM

It was a good weekend with a lot of closely fought games.

As exciting as the finish at the Cas v Saints game was, I think it was eclipsed by the end of the Canberra v North Queensland game.

Scores locked at 20 all with 60 seconds left. Jonathan Thurston takes a shot at a drop goal, charged down by Sia Soliola. Two tackles later, another Thurston drop goal attempt, charged down again by Soliola again (amazing effort). The ball is worked out to the right, surely the wrong option? The ball is played and spun to Thurston, the hooter sounds, Thurston's drop kick evades the despairing charge down attempt of three Raiders players and goes between the posts!

We do truly have the greatest game.


#3145409 Disgraceful Sheffield

Posted by Railway End on 22 June 2015 - 05:22 PM

Corey speared him without the ball and Smeaton was that late it had to be intentional imo

Anyway the actuals are there to see.

I've watched the clip and would disagree with you.

1, It's unlikely Aston was aware that McNally had dropped the ball and continued on with the tackle.

2, It wasn't a spear tackle, it was a tackle to put him on his back that overrotated. It was dangerous and a red card was correct IMO. I would find it hard to say it was a deliberate act though.

The clip doesn't show the other tackles on McNally so I can't comment. I would say though, that I have never seen Aston send a team of head hunters onto a field. Also if I wanted to "take out" a Leigh player I would target Ridyard, he's the class act in the Leigh side.

As a fan of a Championship club I don't know how to feel about Leigh over the last couple of years. They are the best attacking team by a country mile (Bradford included), they appear to be doing everything right off the pitch, fan numbers keep rising, all good stuff.

I just get the feeling that all the unnecessary "grubiness" and ill discipline may come back to bite you on the backside later in the year. I hope I'm wrong, your club deserves promotion.


#3139704 12 Jun: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Railway End on 12 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

Play of the game - Mose's chase back to cover Sarginson's kick forward.

He was in the defensive line, 4 in from the edge, not "back there having a rest" as Stevo claimed. He read the situation and towed his rocks off when it would have been easier to assume his three-quarters would cover the break.

Big Mose gets his fair share of detractors on here (mostly justified) but that was the game breaker for me.


#3138519 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 14 - Results Posted

Posted by Railway End on 11 June 2015 - 07:12 AM

Poll - 3 games

Winners

Rabbits
Warriors
Bulldogs
Eels

3 aways

Points - 166


#3135257 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 13 - *** Results Posted; Awards Pre...

Posted by Railway End on 05 June 2015 - 05:48 AM

Poll - Sharks v Roosters

Winners

Broncos
Tigers
Raiders
Warriors
Storm
Roosters
Dragons
Cowboys

Homes - 2

Points - 338


#3134800 SUPERCOACH 2015 LEAGUE Forum; Round 17 Results Posted

Posted by Railway End on 04 June 2015 - 09:48 AM

I've ditched Parker this week. He will miss 3 of the next 5 and may be eased back in by Bennett after origin as well


Trades this week.

Parker to Mannering
Maranta to Taumalolo (very cheap at the moment).


#3130953 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 12 - Results Posted; Awards Present...

Posted by Railway End on 28 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

Poll - Raiders v Broncos

Winners

Panthers
Rabbits
Raiders
Cowboys
Warriors
Dragons
Roosters

1 away win

262 points


#3127382 An Englishman’s view of Origin

Posted by Railway End on 22 May 2015 - 10:09 PM

I would agree that there is no player these days - except Thurston, Inglis, Smith, Slater - who can pull of the magic 79th-minute play on demand like Lewis, Johns or Langer or others in the past but I think that is because defence has improved faster than attack over the last 25 years.


Possibly so Fd, but I think there is a lot more negative coaching in Origin in recent years as well.

It looks to me like Daley has picked a team on the same basis as last year. A big pack to try and stifle the Queenslanders, tall wingers for an ariel contest (as they are unlikely to get quality ball through the backline) and a halfback who is good defensively but never runs the ball at the line.

Unfortunately for Laurie, this year he does not have the individual brilliance of Jarryd Hayne to dig them out of a hole and he can't rely on Cooper Cronk breaking his arm early in game one again.

I heard an interview with Mal Meninga the other day where he stated he wanted his team to play footy this year. I personally hope Queensland cut loose and force NSW into looking at creativity as an option.


#3126629 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 11 - Results Posted; Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 21 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

Poll - Tigers v Cowboys

Winners

Bunnies
Tigers
Raiders
Knights

Homes - 4

Points - 176


#3122520 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 10 - RESULTS POSTED; Awards Presented

Posted by Railway End on 14 May 2015 - 07:22 PM

Poll - 2

Winners

Roosters
Cowboys
Warriors
Titans
Storm
Raiders
Tigers
Sea Eagles

Aways - 4

Points - 348


#3121656 SUPERCOACH 2015 LEAGUE Forum; Round 17 Results Posted

Posted by Railway End on 12 May 2015 - 12:33 PM

Was Sandow involved in a car crash prior to the Storm game?


He's certainly been a car crash for my SC team. :D


#3121313 TotalRL NRL Tipping Competiton 2015 Round 9 Results Posted; Awards Presented...

Posted by Railway End on 11 May 2015 - 06:02 PM

Odds for last round were;

Broncos 1.32
Roosters 1.36
Raiders 1.6
Warriors 2.12
Cowboys 1.42
Sea Eagles 1.7
Storm 1.66
Rabbitohs 1.54

A £10 accumulater would only have paid £375 as 7 of the winners were favourites.

Maybe a weekend in a Cleethorpes B&B rather than an all inclusive fortnight in Barbados!


#3119326 SUPERCOACH 2015 LEAGUE Forum; Round 17 Results Posted

Posted by Railway End on 08 May 2015 - 04:09 PM

I wouldn't go for Sandow - I've found him too inconsistent.


I was going to pick Sandow at the start of the season but decided not to after reading similar opinions to your own on his inconsistency.

I have kept an eye on him since and he seems to be going well with a last 5 game average of 63. Maybe the absence of Hayne has made him a more consistent SC player?

Anyway, he's in my side now so expect a bid decline in form. :D