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Old Frightful

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#2967287 Ben Crooks

Posted by Old Frightful on 28 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

Another player who's had his confidence destroyed by Lee Radford's style of coaching.

 

Like has already been said, he went alright last year, good enough to be the dream team centre, but you can't tell our super duper coach that.

 

Of course, he knows best it seems.




#2964713 smoking at stadiums

Posted by Old Frightful on 24 July 2014 - 12:39 PM

The non-smoking fascists

Why destroy any credibility you may have had in this discussion by typing the above?




#2964482 smoking at stadiums

Posted by Old Frightful on 24 July 2014 - 06:14 AM

I think l'ang's point is that, unless a smoker stands about 50 yards from the nearest person, people will always be affected by any smoke produced directly or second hand passively from them. Unless they're a clumsy bleeder, you're not likely to get splashed by alcohol, even if somebody is drinking right next to you.

 

Like has already been mentioned, if you willingly attend a none smoking facility, you should be prepared to do without smoking for as long as you're on the premises of said facility.

 

I once saw a bloke take a child of around 18 months old into one of the traps at the KC stadium. You could see the smoke coming out over the top of said trap for the duration of his cigarette. He then emerged stinking of smoke, still carrying the child who, presumably, had to "enjoy" the smoke as well. I found this behaviour appalling and an utterly selfish act.

 

(and before anyone asks, I was suffering with a touch of food poisoning at the time and, rather desperately, needed to spend a little time on my own... :ph34r: )




#2964427 24/07/14 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 23 July 2014 - 10:14 PM

No Huby, Carney or Webster in the Cas squad so not that confident.

Hardly anybody that gives a sh it in the Hull squad so even less confident.

 

Finally there seems to be a fair bit of collective unrest amongst the Hull FC faithful so, with this game being on Sky, we may expect some anti Radford stuff quite often during the game.

 

In fact, it's all I'm looking forward to, rather sadly.




#2963881 17/07/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 23 July 2014 - 06:26 AM

If "sigesige00" wanted to wind more people up under a different persona, "davidhubball" would have fitted the bill perfectly.

 

Just my opinion.




#2962394 Bradford officially relegated

Posted by Old Frightful on 20 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

Assuming the "loyal fans" keep going

Not too many of them at Huddersfield today

 

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#2961643 Tony Dean

Posted by Old Frightful on 19 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

I gave a mention to this on last night's Wigan v Hull game thread as the RFL announced it at half time.

 

Very sad news. Tony and Kevin Harkin used to share the scrum half role at the time when Hull had a very good team. He was a great player and the very epitome of Eddie Waring's "Cheekie chappie" cliche.

 

When I think of Hull sides of the late 70's/early to mid 80's, we had some belting scrum halves such as Keith Hepworth, Deany, Harkin, Peter Sterling and, no doubt, others that Ullman will offer up.

 

We haven't had anyone of their ilk at scrum half in years.

 

RIP Tony, how Hull FC could do with your abilities now.




#2960859 Buying teachers presents at the end of term

Posted by Old Frightful on 17 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

Just get your son/daughter to give them a home made card with "Thanks for being a great teacher, enjoy your 6/7 weeks holiday".

That should do the trick.


#2960660 17/07/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 17 July 2014 - 07:23 PM

Should have been signalled back to one for Cas or a Cas scrum.

Instead, Leeds get a try at the other end.

Disgraceful.


#2960585 18/07/14 - Wigan Warriors v Hull FC KO 8pm

Posted by Old Frightful on 17 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

Hull don't have the intelligence to capitalise on a team's weaknesses.


#2959774 Gareth Hock

Posted by Old Frightful on 16 July 2014 - 06:42 AM

Thanks to dkw for posting the links to the videos.

 

I've watched them a few times now and, what it appears to me is that, after Hock passes Shaul, if he continues in the line he's running in he looks like he'd pass behind the referee.

 

Not only does he change his line of running by veering to his left, he also dips his shoulder into the ref at exactly the moment he would on a player if the shoulder charge was still legal.

 

Coincidence that it's Hock again?, of course not.

 

He's lucky to only get 7 games imo.

 

 

Edit: If I can just add, 1976PMJwires was spot on in an earlier post, surely a person's instinct to protect themselves and whoever they may collide with would be to put their hands out to grab them, cushion the impact and prevent them falling over.

 

It would appear from the video that Hock did almost the exact opposite.




#2958299 12/07/14 - Catalan Dragons v Wigan Warriors KO 9pm (CET) (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 13 July 2014 - 12:27 PM

Contrary to the last three posts, I have found this thread to be great entertainment.

 

The posts from the "Calalans were justified" mob are on an equal par, humour wise, to the "You're only picking on us 'cos we're Wigan" fraternity.

 

I think it's about time we had a completely unbiased, common sense view that everybody can trust to be wholly impartial.

 

Where's Bitofaboogie when you need him?




#2957713 11/07/14 - Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 11 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

Fantastic break from Sneyd, we'll coach that out of him next year.


#2957709 11/07/14 - Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 11 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

Hudds draw first blood after a scruffy start from both teams.

0-6.


#2957272 10/07/14 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Widnes Vikings KO 8pm

Posted by Old Frightful on 10 July 2014 - 07:19 PM

I fear for Widnes, all that territory and posession to come up with nowt.

It's like watching my team so expect a home win.