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#3268625 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by Padge on 06 February 2016 - 12:50 AM

I think the armchair central heated viewers posting on here had no idea of how bad the conditions were for 3/4s of this game.


Or maybe they do?

#3267838 04 Feb: SL Match Thread: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm

Posted by Padge on 04 February 2016 - 11:09 PM

Warrington's defence was immense, a few silly handling errors cost them a lot of ground. Leeds couldn't make the most of their gifted field position, maybe a couple of those two pointers on offer would have calmed their nerves and pressured Warrington.


Tactically 1-0 to Wire.

#3267755 04 Feb: SL Match Thread: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm

Posted by Padge on 04 February 2016 - 09:44 PM

Shut the fek up about Sinfield, hes has burgered off.


Wigan would have won the GF last year if we still had Billy Boston.

#3267654 Help preserve rugby league's photographic heritage

Posted by Padge on 04 February 2016 - 08:50 PM

I think the aim is to get people involved in the Heritage Centre, push its existence and build a community.


Not build some facebook type group.


Also how would they deliver tea and biscuits on-line.

#3267625 04 Feb: SL Match Thread: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm

Posted by Padge on 04 February 2016 - 08:33 PM

Clearly Burrows was tackled! Another season of bad decisions about to start it seems!


Burrow doesn't decide when the tackle is completed the ref does, the ref called play on, Burrow's problem, not the ref's

#3266505 Complaint to the BBC over the use of the word ‘rugby’

Posted by Padge on 02 February 2016 - 09:24 PM

On Radio 2 this morning the sports bod corrected himself, you could here the heitation in his voice as he added the word union to his sports report, maybe something has been said.


Keep up the pressure polite rebuttal could keep reminding them.

#3265954 Neil Jukes promoted at Leigh

Posted by Padge on 01 February 2016 - 09:49 PM

That goes with the territory of being a coach at any club and at any level.


But it was previously Rowley's job, what happened to him, remind me.


Being head coach is a lot different to being an assistant. The man management skills, especially when dealing with high profile egos, are a lot different than those needed for dealing with aspiring young players or when letting the boss take the flack for unpopular decisions.


Having said that, some of the best and most successful coaches were never considered top players and many top players have failed as coaches.


I'm not having a go at the bloke, but I would not go around proclaiming him the new messiah just yet. Leigh needs a reality check.

#3265382 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by Padge on 31 January 2016 - 09:57 PM

Wouldn`t be a bad choice IMO, although I`d go with Jukes and Anderson.


Edwards would be a good choice, if he could be tempted is a different matter, though as an individual he is capable of making decisions people don't expect.

#3264882 A question about the rules of RL

Posted by Padge on 31 January 2016 - 09:48 AM

It's an arms race - the coaches and players do what they can to gain an advantage, while the lawmakers have to react to what they see, because they can't foresee everything. It rewards creative thinking, either for a short while or for the long term.


And it's fine by me, as long as the authorities don't just ban every new idea just for the crime of being new. Or allow everything new without due consideration.


That's how Dick Fosbury revolutionised the high jump, after all. He saw a better way to clear the bar (once the sandpit landing had been replaced by mats), so the IAAF looked at it and made a judgement which changed the event forever.


Fosbury made sure that he practiced out of site of the authorities and caught them cold, if they had known what he was going to do they would probably have banned it. They did just that when in the early seventies a couple of long jumpers toyed with the idea of somersaulting to gain an advantage.


By the way,the game is supposed to be played in the spirit of the laws as well as within the laws, Saints shenanigans were all outside of the spirit of the laws so therefore unlawful.  :onthequiet:

#3264710 A question about the rules of RL

Posted by Padge on 30 January 2016 - 09:08 PM

Outlawed shortly after it happened.


Saints also got the scrum rules changed for being equally unsporting, Oh and the rule about drop goal scoring was changed after the St.Helens favourite Murphy abused it.


They have a lot of form.

#3264692 What bad news story can we expect this week?

Posted by Padge on 30 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

By way of contrast, and probably OT, but I think this is really rather good.




No, this is rather good...



#3264378 One of these stadiums is the odd one out....

Posted by Padge on 30 January 2016 - 10:52 AM

How many people miss going to grounds like Central Park, Knowsley Road, Station Road, The Willows, Watersheddings, Fartown, Wilderspool, Thrum Hall, Hilton Park etc? I do.


Don't miss a single one of them. Dumps the lot of them at best and dangerous crapholes at worst. Glad to see the back of them all. If only Yorkshire could move on a couple of centuries.

#3263689 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by Padge on 28 January 2016 - 08:59 PM

People should remember that there is a man and a family behind this story. It seems to me that there is something very personal behind this, it'll come out eventually, it always does. It doesn't seem to me like its actually a rugby story.


Some of our Leigh brethren may be able to shine a small light into a dark corner, but I doubt it.

#3259131 This is our time?

Posted by Padge on 17 January 2016 - 10:34 PM

I would also add to the comments about Edwards, why is the fat oaf Vegas in there, Northern caricature or what.

#3259027 USA Hawks v Leeds Rhinos - 7pm tonight (live on YouTube)

Posted by Padge on 17 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

Says on the YouTube link this event is due to take place on the 16th??????


Its the time difference, Americans still think its the 16th Century.