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#3184965 Lizzie

Posted by Padge on Yesterday, 06:02 PM

Just had a quick glance on Gooogle & Lizzie is getting coverage all over the place including Sweden & Norway (courtesy of AftonBladet), Romania, Asia, Scotland and loads of the local papers across the UK. Twitter feed says that she's going to record Abide with Me as a charity single available on iTunes. 

Never seen anything so brave.  How she got through it I'll never know.

 

Linky Dinky

 

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#3184217 29/8/2015 RL Challenge Cup Final Hull Kingston Rovers v Leeds Rhinos, Wembley...

Posted by Padge on 30 August 2015 - 07:31 AM

People that tuned into watch that game for the first time will now be Leeds fans.

No one will be turned off the game after seeing one team dominate another, they'll just marvel at how good a team like Leeds are.

Believe it or not most people aren't as miserable as a lot of Rugby League fans are.

KR played far too conservative in the first half and made errors that Leeds subsequently punished. Same thing happened in the second half and Leeds ran away with it. Disappointing as it's the cup final, but it's been a very very long time since we've had a genuine contest in a Wemey final.

 

When Wigan were mopping up everything they probably did more to bring the game to peoples attention who normally wouldn't take much notice than anything else at the time.

 

People do like sporting excellence, nobody is saying Mo Farra is ruining middle distance running.




#3184140 Lizzie

Posted by Padge on 29 August 2015 - 09:42 PM

They say you have to be brave to go out on a rugby field, this is one of the bravest performances on a rugby field I have ever seen.

 

Brave, superb, well done.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/34084792

 

 

 

 




#3183371 Ryan Hampshire

Posted by Padge on 27 August 2015 - 07:20 PM

When you produce many you can't keep them all, its just a fact of rugby life.

 

Good luck to the lad if he does move on, he certainly has talent.

 

Hardly the same as Long, he was slung out by the ear.




#3182078 CROWDWATCH 26

Posted by Padge on 24 August 2015 - 09:26 PM

Oh, now I see what you mean - you are comparing the first 4 rounds against 24 to 27 last year. Can that be done? How do you deal with the London games, which are all low, or Bradford's games? If we are doing like for like can we compare the overall 12 team average after 23 rounds with the 14 team average after 27? Was it higher? Surely the round 24 plus games were all known in advance, in a season in which there was only French trip.
It might be that we are in agreement that no like for like comparison can be made. Fine by me. Am happy to wait a year and see how this goes in years to come. So crowds aren't lower to any material extent.
I am not "hung up" on the comparison with regular games, I am responding to posts which seek to make that comparison, such as in the table earlier in this thread.
Now, if, like Padge, the point is that failure to increase crowds represents overall failure, then that's an argument I can understand. If that's the starting point, and you don't care to treat the super 8s as akin to the top 8 play offs that makes sense. But to argue a material decline by treating super 8s as regular season games is a step too far for mine.
Fwiw, it looks to me as if we have pretty much the same people following the super league teams as last year. In a period of historic highs, and with no new stadia and a talent drain, that's ok for mine. But I can see why others are down in the dumps.

 

Solly is on record saying that the target for this season following the introduction of this farce was ten sell-outs and also that success did NOT depend on a team being promoted.

 

So his own measure of success is better attendances and nothing to do with P&R, so far he absolutely failing to deliver.




#3181548 England always gets it wrong

Posted by Padge on 23 August 2015 - 10:15 PM

because the super 8's, middle 8's and are simply trumped up competitions to extend an already long season.

 

If we need promo and relegation I am happy for it, four one game play-offs, leaving clubs outside the top six battling to avoid the bottom four or filling into a final.

 

The finals should be held at neutral venues and a top six ensures every game is a knock out.

 

Pretty simple really, rather than the current debacle of a middle season which is simply 7 more fixtures against clubs you have played twice or potentially three or four times already this year. After the Challenge Cup, wake me up when the final four starts.

And your solution is a trumped up different version of the same crapola




#3181347 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 23 August 2015 - 05:00 PM

Clean Breaks
Leigh 4
Wakefield 5

Carries
Leigh 164
Wakefield 213

Metres
Leigh 1156
Wakefield 1389

Tackles
Leigh 395
Wakefield 259

Offloads
Leigh 8
Wakefield 12

Territory was massively in Wakefields favour as well

You don't have to be Einstein (but you do have to stop being blindly biased) to work out out what these stats are saying!

 

You can't go throwing evidence around, its against all principles of irrational argument, good god man you'll be using bloody actual reality next, then you're in trouble.




#3181046 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 23 August 2015 - 08:26 AM

Just watched Brierley intercepting the pass from the scrum , Child didn't know what to do , as he's never seen anybody do that before , so blew his whistle , no way was Brierley offside , he should have let him run play on as Thaler did in the HKR match and gone to the screen

 

He was a mile off-side.


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#3181045 England always gets it wrong

Posted by Padge on 23 August 2015 - 08:25 AM

Because we already have enough silly schemes?




#3180983 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 22 August 2015 - 09:47 PM

How can a player knock on facing his own sticks? Its not in the rules.

Congratulations to Wakey. It was a great game although I'm now ##### gutted......

 

A player can knock  on facing any direction, its the travel of the ball not the players compass that counts.




#3180942 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 22 August 2015 - 08:12 PM

Leigh are not as good as they think, end of.

 

The type of rugby they play in the championship would see them slaughtered in SL.




#3179882 20 Aug: Super 8s - St Helens v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 20 August 2015 - 09:03 PM

Exciting game despite the mistakes for the neutral, this super 8 malarkey is turning out a bit closer than people thought at the moment!

 

Its turning out a bit like a top 8 play-off.


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#3178708 Royal owned London

Posted by Padge on 18 August 2015 - 04:52 PM

Oddly, I don't think the alternative to "some Lord owning all of Argyll because his family got given it five hundred years ago" is "give it to politicians to give to their mates".

 

Just like the alternative to a head of state chosen by which vagina they slid out of and in what order isn't "Oh, President Blair is it?"

 

Reminds me of the old joke.

 

Lord Ponsonby sees sum 'ruffian from the village taking a short-cut across his land.

 

He shouts out "You there, get off my land"

 

The lad shouts back "Who says its your land"

 

"I do"

 

"Why"

 

"My family have owned this land for 500 years"

 

"So how did they get the land, 500 years ago"

 

"They fought for it".

 

"Well you come over here and I'll fight you for it"




#3177614 Super 8s - a joke

Posted by Padge on 16 August 2015 - 08:33 PM

IT ISN'T SPORT, ITS BUSINESS.

 

FFS, work it out.

 

If you want sport go amateur*.

 

*Though that is dubious.


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#3176782 Abide with me

Posted by Padge on 15 August 2015 - 05:55 PM

As an atheist, and not a great lover of abide with me, I think this will be one of the most emotional songs ever sang at any sporting occasion ever.

 

Whether you like or dislike the song or its inclusion in the day is irrelevant. You are about to see and here one wonderful woman break hard nosed RL fans hearts. and bring a lot of grown men and women to tears.