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#3111218 union threaten uaerl with legal action.

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 24 April 2015 - 05:25 PM

There isn't such thing as a "sport of rugby". They are the governing body of rugby union. They have no recognition as the NGB of rugby league by any international federation, so how they can claim to be the only official governing body is laughable.

I hope the RLIF are involved and money pledged to fight this. We as a sport need to make a huge deal out of this so it doesn't keep happening. Rugby union authorities in developing nations need to become aware of this.

It is reasons like this which I just don't think being called "rugby" is worth the hassle.

#3110348 Crowdwatch Round 11

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 23 April 2015 - 05:48 AM

What point?

What methodology should the statisticians who compiled the league express 2010-2011 yearbook have used then?

The only point your making is no games are fully comparable so no statistics really count.

Your making a case for ignoring all figures. it's just ridiculous the road you've gone down.

No, the point he's making is that stats don't tell the entire picture unless they are like-for-like. You can't just real off a stat as underlying proof of something for many complex issues.

The trouble with you is that you aren't consistent. You argue that these stats are underlying proof one week and then another you talk about other factors. It's why no one takes your points with any credibility on this issue.

#3109355 6th round cc

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 20 April 2015 - 09:46 PM

Just messing with you Gaz. TBH I haven't seen or watched any RL what so ever for around 5 weeks now as I've lost all interest TBH. To be fair I didn't even know you had beaten salford until tonight when your name came out of the hat lol. But well done on beating them hope the CC is kind to you.

PS It just so happened I was watching the news channel at the time that I even caught the draw as I didn't even know their was a draw tonight lol. Weird it was on the news channel though don't remember it ever been on the news channel before.

I might come across as a bit blunt here, but you appear to be one of the biggest and most bitter glory supporters going. As soon as Featherstone aren't the best anymore, you've lost interest in the game and yet wish failure amongst your rivals. Your predictions have been embarrassingly off as a result of your clouded judgement.

#3108446 Rod Studd

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 19 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

Studd is by far the better commentator of the group. Doesn't get bogged down with random tangents and sticks to the game.

#3108188 Wakefield thrash 4th placed Halifax

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 18 April 2015 - 06:35 PM

Was Wakey beating Fax an upset? I thought it was a given albeit tough win.


#3108183 17-19 Apr: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 5 Match Thread

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 18 April 2015 - 06:25 PM

I thought Leigh were dumb dumb dumb. They should have won this game comfortably.

Salford should have played 79m with 12men. Absolutely disgusting.

That was an obvious red card for me.

I'm glad he stayed on though. It would have been used as the sole reason Leigh won. They'll just stick with the injury excuses now.

#3108112 17-19 Apr: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 5 Match Thread

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 18 April 2015 - 04:04 PM

Ahhhh you replied!! ;)

I had to :D

#3108096 17-19 Apr: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 5 Match Thread

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 18 April 2015 - 03:42 PM

Or it suggests the middle eights aren't needed and sides could be automatically promoted! ;)

(Please don't reply to that - just messing around!) :)

But when Bradford beat Hull KR tomorrow, automatic P&R for one club just won't be enough... :D

#3108083 17-19 Apr: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 5 Match Thread

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 18 April 2015 - 03:30 PM

So the prediction of Championship clubs having no chance in the middle eights has taken a bit of a hit!

Wakefield struggling against part time Halifax, whilst Leigh beat fourth place Salford. They may not need play the million pound game to get promotion.

#3105669 Carter - Wakefield up for grabs

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 13 April 2015 - 05:10 PM

I thought he meant you because you made a post about the lower than usual crowd at the KC last Friday in another thread.

That's exactly what it's to do with.
He won't argue directly with me though. He'll just throw cheap digs around, which ironically is pathetic!

#3105650 Who is your four tips for bottom four & why?

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 13 April 2015 - 04:35 PM

5th Salford
6th Huddersfield
7th Castleford
8th Hull KR
9th Hull FC
10th Catalans
11th Widnes
12th Wakefield (relegated)

I think 5th to 10th will be really close. I think Widnes may drop off a bit towards the end of the regular season, but will be in touch with to go for the eight until the last couple of weeks.

Good battle for eighth. Shame Wakey don't want to bother!

#3105626 Gareth Widdop to Leeds?

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 13 April 2015 - 03:57 PM

But isn't that simply because we've created a league system that promotes (no pun intended) small clubs over superstardom?

Instead of trying to create more Leeds'/Saints'/Wigans we've instead stifled them and just given them the monopoly on the sub-NRL standard Yorks/Lancs talent.

Well no, because we had it in the past under P&R with the same clubs.
It's the difference in salary cap that has stopped the star players coming over. Whether it's Leeds, Wakefield, Manchester, Birmingham or London; without enough room on the salary cap to get players in in comparison to the NRL, we don't be able to get the talent over.

#3105489 Gareth Widdop to Leeds?

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 13 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

It actually looks like wigan & leeds are lining up "off cap,marquee players"..

Wigan - tomkins
Leeds - widdop

And theres some massive NRL names coming off contract at the end of 2015 & 2016...billy slater,cooper cronk,benji marshall,jamie lyon (to st helens obviously) to name just a few....and they'll put bums on sests and names on shirts...££££££

I know some will disagree, but I think this marquee idea is a good one. SL has become very average in the way it spreads the cap fairly evenly across the squad. There are very few "big" names anymore. Yeah, teams have star players, but not huge names.

Some of these marquee players will flop. And to be honest, sometimes that's a good thing. It shows that our league isn't that easy. But people will talk about that player flopping. I recall Leeds broughtrecall a few big names in the early 2names and they weren't too brilliant in the end. Was Ben Walker one?

I think back to the likes of Jason Smith and Swain at Hull, Lyon, Albert, Dallas, Lam, Paul x2, Vainikolo, etc and think we don't have anything like this anymore.

#3104762 11 Apr: Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 1.30pm

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 12 April 2015 - 08:32 AM

Because this is a new system, people are going to try new tactics. This is one which people suggested someone may take (giving up on the regular season and concentrating on the middle eight).

I'm absolutely baffled that someone is actually stupid enough to try it though!

They've publicly given up. Therefore the support will. They are drying their resources out doing this. Even if they manage to stay up, they'll be in an even worse position next year. Less fans, less sponsors, less interest. They will appear the club that don't care. Short term vs long term, they'll lose out.

Hopefully other clubs are looking at this approach and think "best not try that!".

#3104340 Crowdwatch round 10

Posted by Wellsy4HullFC on 11 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

But this cannot be so, this new structure means the days of the p!$$ed off fan have been banished forever, every game counts and therefore everyone turns up.

Where has anyone claimed that ever?

I get it. You don't like the new structure. But don't go making up statements.

I don't think anyone was expecting a sudden sharp increase. It's ironic that the people that use to complain about the RFL not giving this time are now using instant success as the only barometer. "Give it time if I agree with it" more like.