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Viking Warrior

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active May 21 2015 11:30 AM

#3124521 Vote for Portico Vine ARLFC

Posted by Viking Warrior on 18 May 2015 - 08:39 AM

apparently it's £10,000

#3120746 Danny Jones

Posted by Viking Warrior on 10 May 2015 - 06:53 PM

impeccable minutes silence before the clock face v shevington under 13s game this morning 

#3120742 10 May: Widnes Vikings v Leeds Rhinos KO 3pm

Posted by Viking Warrior on 10 May 2015 - 06:50 PM

we were awesome at times and our forwards really took control of the game for me manafoukoa was man of the match, he punched massive holes in the rhinos defence time and again

#3114464 Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Posted by Viking Warrior on 30 April 2015 - 03:37 PM

Wow 7 pages..... Ffs you're only playing hull



well we had 30 pages of drivel about featherstone last year lol

#3113188 Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Posted by Viking Warrior on 28 April 2015 - 11:57 AM

Are you sure that 'nearly all' serious incidents are missed? What are the figures?



But only for televised games. Even then it's no guarantee of accuracy, as we've seen with some video refereeing decisions over the past few years.



Salford started the season with a named first team squad of 30 players, which was pretty standard for SL. Forrest Gump was released to join Leigh, and it appears Tony Puletua is in some form of dispute with the club, leaving 28. Currently, 2 of these (Jon Ford and Brad England) are on loan and, by RFL rules, it seems they can't be recalled (I don't know how the loan system works, but this appears to be the reason for their unavailability), leaving 26. Of these, 3 are suspended, but if there were no other absentees they'd still have a squad of 23 to choose from. However, 12 of the 26 are injured (the 13th injured player is loanee Wayne Godwin) leaving just 14 (counting the suspended players as available) which, clearly, is not enough to make up a full squad. So, while the suspensions have exacerbated the situation, they haven't really caused it. If the 3 weren't suspended, Salford still wouldn't have enough players to make a team. Ergo, injuries are the reason Salford are struggling to field a team. Suspensions (and the vagaries of the loan system) play a much smaller part.



so why not do what widnes have done this season and give the youngsters a chance?

#3108668 19 Apr: Widnes Vikings v Castleford Tigers KO 3pm

Posted by Viking Warrior on 19 April 2015 - 06:48 PM

widnes were missing, mellor, flynn, tickle and cahill so that balances out the castleford absentees, kevin brown was on another level from everyone else on the pitch (hanbury apart) but fantastic to see local products gilmore, owens and gerrard all excel 

#3099616 Catalan need to play more Frenchmen

Posted by Viking Warrior on 03 April 2015 - 11:57 AM

if we had kept licensing then catalans would have been able to field more french players, as it is now teams willl now look for the quick fix and load with antipodeans

#3099380 2/3 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part One)

Posted by Viking Warrior on 02 April 2015 - 09:57 PM

Eddie is carrying on like someone's thrown a grenade on the pitch!.. And not a can with smoke in it (and judging by the TV pics, a can with very little smoke in it). Naturally it's the worst thing in the world that this has happened. Retirement can't come quick enough for him.

Glad the numpty responsible got slung out though.



mate it was a smoke bomb and the majority of wire fans pointed out the imbeciles who threw it, quite rightly people are appalled none more so than the wire fans in the stadium

#3094515 Stadium Updates thread

Posted by Viking Warrior on 24 March 2015 - 08:35 PM

Huddersfield - fine.

Wakefield - got through a public inquiry for a new stadium.

Castleford - got planning permission, deferred until after the election.

Hull KR - making lots of improvements.

Hull FC - fine.

Leeds - fine, with sustainable improvements in the pipeline.

Bradford - Iconic.


Yorkshire clubs may still have a bit to go, but they're trying.



is iconic yorkshire dialect for a dump

#3094252 Stadium Updates thread

Posted by Viking Warrior on 24 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

shame that clubs east of the pennines never grasped the opportunity to redevelop/build new grounds like the lancashire clubs did, now that nigel has done away with licensingclubs are once again piling money into the first teams as opposed to the infrastructure

#3083746 5 Mar: Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Viking Warrior on 06 March 2015 - 10:21 AM

i thought the rhinos were awesome in the second half 

#3066335 Super League Dream Team

Posted by Viking Warrior on 04 February 2015 - 06:26 PM


#3064639 Today's Friendlies - Results

Posted by Viking Warrior on 01 February 2015 - 07:01 PM

oh dear the pies beaten again  :P  :P  :P

#3059060 Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

Posted by Viking Warrior on 22 January 2015 - 12:06 PM

i have been a widnes fan all of my life but i admit that i go to watch crusaders when widnes aren't playing as i have adopted them as my second team, their fans are among the most passionate i have ever met in 50 years of watching the game and around 200 turned up at a pre season friendly away at thatto heath and sang all the way through the game in what was virtually a field in sthelens..........

#3057149 Friendly result

Posted by Viking Warrior on 18 January 2015 - 06:59 PM

chuffer, on 18 Jan 2015 - 5:13 PM, said:

Was it a good game, fussy?



saints put out a really strong team mainly first team regulars, we were winning 8-6 at half time and then magraff got binned for smacking wilkin and they scored two quick tries through roby and swift, but declan hulme scored two cracking tries in the last 10 minutes to win the game going through josh jones on both occasions. mellor was the stand out player on our side and roby for saints, decent turn out by the viking hordes as well.