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#3206625 SL Grand Final must sell out

Posted by Padge on Yesterday, 06:42 PM

Personally I'm in hospitality so I literally couldn't be looking forward to it any more.


Hope you get well soon and can get to a game.


Oh! hang on! misread.

#3206623 So was it all worth it?

Posted by Padge on Yesterday, 06:37 PM

I watched St. Judes v Hunslet Warriors today ( 10 - 22 to Hunslet for the record)  after the game in the club house the £1m game was on, the Hunslet followers were all watching the screen with the football results on, the Wigan contingent were ambivalent and 3 of us were attempting to watch the rugby game on the other screen.


Its of massive interest to die-hards, its of little interest in general. Hey guys lets watch who is the 12th or 13th best in RL.


We struggle to get attention for who is the very best at the top.


I can't believe this marketing the mediocre as your big sell is a great idea.

#3206602 Tweaking the middle eights

Posted by Padge on Yesterday, 06:03 PM

And replace it with???


Proper licensing, with an organisation that has the bottle to throw teams out that don't come up to scratch.


Licensing was working, the problem was the RFL didn't have the bottle to throw someone out and replace them. 


If that had happened when it should have a lot of people would have felt a lot better about it.

#3206579 Tweaking the middle eights

Posted by Padge on Yesterday, 05:34 PM

The best tweak is to scrap it.

#3205933 2 Oct: Super 8s SF - Leeds Rhinos v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 02 October 2015 - 09:00 PM

Cunningham, to paraphrase, "its the re'fs fault"

#3205126 1 Oct: Super 8s - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 01 October 2015 - 10:45 PM

Does anyone else feel that the Grand Final has crept up without much anticipation this year? In years gone by the start of the playoffs (even the eight team system which I thought was ridiculous) came with a real sense of excitement for me. It was the buzz of knowing that crunch time had arrived, but with the Super Eights system and just one week's worth of semi finals that's felt somewhat lacking.


I concur sir.

#3205125 1 Oct: Super 8s - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 01 October 2015 - 10:44 PM

I hope the Giants fans keep the faith. They broke the line a lot and if a couple of passes had stuck they would have been in the game.
I am not sure whether they have a marquee player, but they are only one new star away from taking the next step. They just need someone who has been there and done that, to set them on their way in the biggest games. They really are tantalisingly close. There will be better days.


Wigan's defence was awesome, Huddersfield struggled to find any way through. Any team would have struggled against that determination. Huddersfield just could not find a way through, it wasn't their fault, they just met determined resistance.

#3203980 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Padge on 30 September 2015 - 08:01 PM

Did they survey Leigh district this year?


Leigh isn't important, it is the game overall that is far more important . Self (Leigh),  self (Leigh) self (Leigh).

#3202611 Champions again in 2015 !

Posted by Padge on 28 September 2015 - 07:26 PM

Leeds are good, but so far they have only won a second rate tin pot.

#3201952 scrap the eights

Posted by Padge on 27 September 2015 - 08:54 PM

I renewed sky purely because of the new middle 8 format.


Wow one new viewer for Sky, zero pounds in your clubs pocket. What a result.

#3201930 scrap the eights

Posted by Padge on 27 September 2015 - 08:25 PM

no, that isnt the only point at all. Even if you did use capitals.


Sorry, wrong. Any change in format has to have only one result. That is bring more money into the game.


If changing the format doesn't bring in more money it is pointless.


For 120 years this game has changed fornats to try and bring in more money, it has never, ever learned that its that its not the format that is the problem.

#3201879 Rangi of to Leigh

Posted by Padge on 27 September 2015 - 07:38 PM

That is the best part for me! In July, Salford were in free fall and everyone was unhappy. After Hock went to Leigh, other players signed up for a move to a team that looked dead set for promotion. When things changed, they wanted to change their mind and stay. Tim Sheens showed them the door! You've made your bed, now lie in it! Great! As a Salford fan this, more than anything else, gives me hope for the future.


Sheens is probably the best thing to happen at Salford in recent years. If he get keep koukash in the background then he may just push the club in the right direction

#3201850 scrap the eights

Posted by Padge on 27 September 2015 - 07:18 PM





Has this ridiculous format resulted in clubs increasing revenue.


You can have super 8s, fantastic 5s, sexy 8s or even terrible 10s, however if it doesn't bring more money into the game it is pointless.


Laughing at Leigh's failure is great fun, watching them throw money away though is not a joke.

#3199154 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Padge on 23 September 2015 - 09:38 PM

So you're just Lazy then?

I fail to see how saying that if clubs want to overspend then they should fend for themselves when it goes wrong is either a proposal or old fashioned. The FACT is that there's more expense in running a RL club than the wages of the team and that 4 million is the break even figure....look at the clubs in profit in SL and the ones that aren't. Chairmen and fans thinking the extra funding is going to make a difference are dreaming....Bradford went #### up with 7k fans....and leigh currently have half that number!

What's old fashioned or nonsense about suggesting prudence? The Leigh chairman has already shown his hand by wearing his heart on his sleeve in terms of this years failings.....screaming that he'll spend more next year doesn't bode well if they fail again!


no I am not lazy, I have posted thousands of words, researched extensively the history of the formats that the RFL have used over 120 years. I have dug into clubs financial histories and have looked at the consequences of what happens when the free market" operates in RL. I have discussed this stuff time and time again in depth and backed up my views with what I have found.


I suggest you click search go to advanced, put in the appropriate key words and find what I have written.


Don't accuse me of being 'lazy', I am far from it

#3190772 Wingers

Posted by Padge on 10 September 2015 - 06:11 PM

Leigh supporters.


Sorry just double checked, I thought you said whingers.