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#3184089 29/8/2015 RL Challenge Cup Final Hull Kingston Rovers v Leeds Rhinos, Wembley...

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 29 August 2015 - 07:05 PM

Today was a bit like three 2013 RL cup finals rolled into one but with an extra penalty goal.

Oh, and how plenty of Rovers fans enjoyed that result.

If only Rovers had dropped a goal during the game, then their "10-5 club" could be a useful anagram.

What about the 10x5 Club?

#3184043 29/8/2015 RL Challenge Cup Final Hull Kingston Rovers v Leeds Rhinos, Wembley...

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 29 August 2015 - 05:18 PM

I loved it. I don't know what all the moaning is about :D

#3181922 29/8/2015 RL Challenge Cup Final Hull Kingston Rovers v Leeds Rhinos, Wembley...

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 24 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

Leeds by 40. Jamie Peacock MOM. Then Leeds stripped of the Cup for some kind of irregularity.

We can only hope!

#3181306 23 Aug: Middle 8s - Bradford Bulls v Salford Red Devils KO 3pm

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 23 August 2015 - 04:12 PM

So Salford have beaten Wakefield and Leigh; Wakefield have beaten Leigh and Bradford; and Bradford have beaten Salford. If Bradford best Leigh and the rest goes to form, Bradford still have a great chance of automatic promotion (especially after overcoming the points difference from the Wakefield beating).

#3177728 Cardiff rlfc

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 16 August 2015 - 11:39 PM

Heard they haven't been accepted. Good news if true

Why is it good news if they're rejected?

#3176619 14 Aug: Super 8s - St Helens v Hull FC KO 8pm

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 15 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

Still all to play for at Hull. When we beat Leeds, Warrington, Wigan, Huddersfield and Catalans; and Huddersfield and Cas lose all their remaining games (but draw against each other), you'll all be regretting writing is off!

#3175572 Toulouse Olympique Return Confirmed

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 13 August 2015 - 02:24 PM

no i'm not a bot i want to see more and more french players playing for dragons and eventually toulouse, i have seen some of the youngsters at dragons first hand and they look to be tremendous prospects especially young albert

So they are producing young French players then? What's the issue? Why does there need to be a comment about this every time if they're doing it?

#3175386 Hull FC make contract offer to Sika Manu.

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 13 August 2015 - 10:20 AM

Sika Manu confirmed 3 year deal at FC together with the signing of Pritchard plus Minichello that's not a bad pack to have.

Back on topic...

Forward pack looks impressive! Ellis, Taylor, Watts, Pritchard, Manu, Minichiello, Westerman, possibly Palaeeasina, amongst Green, Bowden and other young forwards. No excuses for not setting the platform for the backs next season.

Some big backs in Talanoa and Fonua as well.

#3174365 Super 8s - a joke

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 11 August 2015 - 11:02 AM

Hopefully the culture of thinking that finishing 8th is good enough to have a shot at the SL Championship gets strangled after this year. In other sports, they accept that sometimes you just aren't good enough to win the big one that year, but in RL, we seem to believe that everyone should have a shot towards the end.

The top eight completely devalued the first 27 games, and the playoffs themselves were appallingly. It doesn't feel like a big achievement if everyone is invited to the party.

Just another DSK whine, but at least he's started his own thread to do it in this time.

#3171837 points at start of super 8's

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 06 August 2015 - 11:27 AM

Red Bull doesn't actually give you wings you know. People still buy it. It's a metaphor.

As far as I can see, Catalans and Hull still mathematically have a chance to make the four. They need to win all of their games. Every minute still matters to them.

If your main criticism of the system is the slogan, it can't be that bad a system! What would you sell it as? What's your alternative slogan?

#3171514 Thornley to Hull KR Confirmed

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 05 August 2015 - 05:39 PM

This is further evidence that the Manchester region cannot support more than one SL club. Wigan must therefore merge with Salford if they have any chance of winning anything. Too many young players being picked off by clubs.

Good signing for Rovers though. I've always rated Thornley.

#3171406 North South Divide. It's time for RFL North, RFL South.

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 05 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

I think as the league expands, a conference system will naturally emerge anyways. Nothing to stop a cross-conference playoff system or a cup comp in between.

It might even be more attractive to players from the north to come south as the route to Championship Rugby is easier then (an easier route to the playoffs). Could even be worked into the "Super 8" system.

League 1 North of 8 teams (14 games).
League 1 South of 8 teams (14 games).

Top 4 from each into the promotion Super 8s (top two from each get the extra home game).
Bottom 4 from each into the League 1 Shield.

#3171401 Eorl Crabtree's County of Origin fantasy

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 05 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

You're not being forced to come over here.if it's such a hardship don't bother. Do you want a medal? if you live in another country? Why don't you keep your beak out of business that doesn't concern you. And concentrate on promoting RL over there.

Weren't you just bragging about how many games you were going to? Slightly hypocritical.

Your last two sentences are ridiculous. Unnecessarily aggressive. Why doesn't a rugby league event that he supports and wishes to attend not concern him? You're embarrassing yourself unfortunately.

#3171393 Eorl Crabtree's County of Origin fantasy

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 05 August 2015 - 01:29 PM

It's in Leigh, that's a fact. They're not going to change it. I think for the time being stadiums that hold 7500 are adequate for this game and will produce a good atmosphere. Like when Fiji played Ireland at Rochdale. But you would have probably held that game at the Aviva, Lansdown Rd Dublin and lost all the atmosphere.

You think stadia that are under 8k in capacity is adequate for international rugby league in the second most established RL nation? That is so small time. These games attract over 10k usually (other than one mid season test in Leigh which attracted a pitiful 6.5k). If you held this game in Batley (no offence to anyone associated with the area or club), but it would not attract many from outside. It probably would struggle to sell out. It's small time m it isn't an event. It's an afterthought.

Fiji vs Ireland was held at a stadium over 10k and featured two foreign nations. But you think we should host a home nation at an even smaller ground? There's a poor logic there and even you must see that.

Oh, and don't create strawman arguments to make your point sound better because it makes you come across as desperate (your last sentence).

#3171228 Challenge Cup Final Ticket Sales

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 05 August 2015 - 08:35 AM

A nightmare final for a Hull fan. Is there a way both teams can lose?