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Railway End

Member Since 02 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2016 11:47 PM
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#3264025 NRL SUPERCOACH 2016 RUNNING - JOIN NOW! TotalRLSCLeague16 Code: 324819 De...

Posted by Railway End on 29 January 2016 - 02:58 PM

"Flat Capper Select" signed up for another season.

Thanks in advance for your time and effort in putting this together G.


#3262760 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by Railway End on 26 January 2016 - 11:59 PM

My palate was cracked by a 17 yr old 12 1/2 stone young man, landing on my head with his knee. Some of those female forwards are pretty big (do they give their weight in stats) and would do exactly the same.


My wife's friend used to play international hockey and suffered a broken palate and lost a mouthful of teeth when accidentally whacked by a stick.

My mates daughter broke her nose courtesy of a stray elbow while playing netball at school last year.

Conclusion: Injuries happen in most sports (particularly team games). As long as the participant understands the potential for injury in his or her chosen sport where's the problem?


#3258925 NRL SUPERCOACH 2016 RUNNING - JOIN NOW! TotalRLSCLeague16 Code: 324819 De...

Posted by Railway End on 17 January 2016 - 02:06 PM

I'll be in again. Really enjoyed last season and learned a few harsh lessons on what not to do :D


#3250501 Welsh international player decides he wants to play for Australia

Posted by Railway End on 23 December 2015 - 03:38 PM

Was it the 2008 World cup that has 60 % of the players born in Australia? Including nearly half of the Kiwi team


Three players born in Australia, two of which who have New Zealand parentage is not "nearly half" of the 24 man Kiwi squad.


#3249697 Kevin Sinfield

Posted by Railway End on 21 December 2015 - 06:03 PM

well done kevin sinfield a magnificent end to his career ( and the lucky lad got to cuddle up to jess as well) . lizzie jones never ceases to amaze me , how she keeps it all together is beyond belief .


Lizzie was amazing again. She has had me blubbing like a baby twice this year now.

A truly inspirational lady.


#3249346 Xmas friendlies

Posted by Railway End on 20 December 2015 - 10:20 PM

Cas v Fev Sunday 27th December. Bring it on. :D


#3249316 Kevin Sinfield

Posted by Railway End on 20 December 2015 - 09:58 PM

How many times did you vote in the general election EW......was it as many times as you did tonight?


What has that got to do with anything?

I suppose everybody who voted for the other nominees only voted once!


#3243286 Kevin Sinfield

Posted by Railway End on 04 December 2015 - 09:06 PM

Meninga was back in 84 I think. Don't know if coach had the same voting method as team of the year.


Mal won Overseas personality back in 1990 after captaining the Kangaroos to a series victory against GB.

From what I can see this award has always been picked by a panel of journalists. In 1990 the journos chosen must have been from the Wigan Evening Post, Telegraph & Argus and Hull Daily Mail. ;)


#3233224 Burgess leaves Bath

Posted by Railway End on 13 November 2015 - 03:08 PM

It was very interesting to be able to talk to Shaun Edwards at the Hall of Fame dinner last night.

Shaun, as a member of the Welsh coaching team, admitted that the substitution of Sam was the turning point in the game, mainly because Sam had bottled up the Welsh centre Jamie Roberts and completely neutralised him.

When Sam went off and George Ford came on it played into the Welsh hands, whose game plan had been to target Ford defensively if he came onto the field.

That is exactly how it worked out.

The decision to substitute Sam was probably the worst decision made in British sport in 2015.

The second worst was the decision not to play him from the start against Australia.


I know Shaun doesn't speak too much to the media (and that's his perogative) but it would be nice if that snippet could be released to the general media in some way.

With all the scapegoating and bigotry that has gone on over the last few weeks it would be refreshing for the truth to be outed from an indisputable source.


#3231305 water carriers in internationals are annoying

Posted by Railway End on 10 November 2015 - 07:28 AM

The only problem is if they get in the way of play. If you can't concentrate on the game because someone in a yellow jumper is stood close by, maybe you should have a look at yourself instead of questioning the rules!

I agree, I very rarely notice them during play.

Having said that, no on field coaching should be allowed IMO. If the ref sees or hears trainers passing on coaching instruction or being unnecessarily on the pitch the team should be penalised.

I seem to remember a bit of a crackdown on this a few years back but it appears to be getting more prominent again.


#3225069 Have BBC started marketing yet?

Posted by Railway End on 01 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

Just been in the car for the last two hours listening to 5Live.

There has been a studio discussion (with our friend Stephen Jones as a panelist) about were England and NH Union are going wrong. Why is this dross not shunted to Matt Dawsons show on a Thursday night?

Why not have some debate about an international series that they hold the rights for and are showing nationally later today?


#3224197 Saints Academy are winners down under

Posted by Railway End on 31 October 2015 - 12:31 PM

Sounds like the Saints lads have had a great tour. It can only benefit them going forward with their careers (and lives in general).


#3221499 Shameful breach of copyright

Posted by Railway End on 27 October 2015 - 07:49 AM

I was in Germany over the weekend and saw the attached jumper in a shop window.

If ever there has been a more blatent rip off, I'm yet to see it.


German fashion hasn't moved on since the Sixties. Maybe it's the RFL who are in breach of copyright! ;)


#3217878 nrl ceo quits

Posted by Railway End on 20 October 2015 - 02:18 PM

Sad day for the sport IMO.

Smith brought a professional, rounded attitude to his time at the NRL and seemed to be working through the games problems objectively and with a thought to the future health of the game.

I'd have him take over Nige's job in a heartbeat!


#3216429 The last club side to beat a touring side?

Posted by Railway End on 18 October 2015 - 11:40 AM

I was there that night in 93 when Singe got the hat trick.

Without being funny that Cas team was that good that we actually expected to win so it was not a big surprise when we did.

If I remember correctly we also just got pipped in controversial circumstances by either the previous or the next touring Kiwi side as well


I think you are referring to the 1989 tour match, I was there.

From memory it wad a Wednesday night game against the NZ "midweek team". I recall Cas were winning comfortably at half time but the game changed when Gary Freeman was introduced off the bench. I seem to recall the game got a bit niggly/dirty and the Kiwis won it on the bell.

Future local favourites Tawera Nikau and Brendan Tuuta where both in the NZ back row.