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Member Since 15 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2015 04:08 PM
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In Topic: Paul Wellens Retires

26 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

Wellens was and is a Saints legend, and it's difficult to think of anyone who gave more for their club, from that GF where he got his cheekbone smashed early on in a typical act of bravery, to a derby game last year where he got a bad head knock in a tackle, staggered to his feet clearly not knowing where he was, but still threw himself into another tackle to stop Wigan breaking downfield. He really gave the impression that he'd literally be willing to die for the jersey - way more than anyone would have asked of him, and more than any other player I can think of. His emotional reaction to winning the GF last year after so many disappointments was one of RL's iconic images.

Wellens was never the flashiest player, but as a last line of defence was without equal for so many years. Ultimately he deserves to be remembered as probably the greatest clubman in RL, more so than, for example, Kevin Sinfield, which is not to underestimate Sir Kev's contribution to Leeds in any way.

Good luck and best wishes in your retirement Paul.


In Topic: Battle for the eight

18 June 2015 - 03:52 PM

I'm not so sure, 22 points should be enough to be safe - Wire have 18, with games against Wigan, Saints, Cas, Wakefield and Hull KR.

 

We lost three of those reverse fixtures, and won a tight game against Hull KR at our own place.

 

We should beat Wakefield. That leavs us on 20 points.

 

Genuinely hope I am being overly pessimistic, but we haven't shown much for a while now.

Not wishing to blow my own trumpet, but I recall posting at the start of the season that Wire were as likely to finish outside the 8 as finish on top of the league and being met with derision from a number of Wire fans.

Now it looks like I was being somewhat generous as to their prospects.

On the bright side, Ben Currie is surely the best young player in SL this year.


In Topic: Lineham Signs For Warrington

09 June 2015 - 08:48 AM

Joel Monaghan off to Cats to join his brother

Joel was never the fastest, and he's looking his age now, so it wouldn't surprise me if his time is up.


In Topic: BBC again

08 June 2015 - 03:07 PM

I wouldn't worry too much - if the waffle coming from the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport last week's any thing to go by the Beeb in its present form's doomed anyway.

I hope not. I really enjoyed watching the formula 1 qualifiers for 3 hours on Saturday evening prime time.


In Topic: State of Origin Game 1 (Spoilers)

29 May 2015 - 11:36 AM

Maybe it was just a one-off bad game but that was rather rubbish wasn't it. WIthout wishing to cause any offence, it was a bit like watching Hull FC v Widnes. If you were to describe that as top level then the whole game's in trouble. 

I don't doubt that NSW or QLD would have been competitive in the 4 nations in the same way that Fiji would have been, but compared to the quality of NZ in the ANZAC test for example, they're a long way off.

Hopefully this will go some way to putting international RL at the top of the tree for a change.