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Odsal Outlaw

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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#3111634 union threaten uaerl with legal action.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 25 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

I think we should look to start reclaiming the word rugby. Let's start having clear uses of the term itself, let's write clauses into TV contracts, let's publicly call out Union about the issue and ask for a response.

We have the UAE issues, the guys banned in Germany, the Italian RL comp under the union federation. It's ok everyone being friendly in Eng and Aus where league is bigger, but Union are now just being more clever about how they go about things.

IRB changing name to World Rugby was genius, we need a bit of genius!

#3106633 The Rugby League Darts Dazzler

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 15 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

"FRONTIER".?Tell me its not a Western theme venue.

It's 'club of the year 85/86'!!!

#2996311 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 15 September 2014 - 09:43 PM

If a player, ahead of the biggest game of the year, said he couldn't play as he didn't want to miss a couple of hours sleep and be tired the next day then he should be told to man up or leave!

Kick off not an ideal situation, but hardly the end of the world as a one off!! Did any Hemel players genuinely not go because of lack of sleep?!!!

#2994637 13/09/14 - Catalan Dragons v Castleford Tigers KO 6pm

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 13 September 2014 - 12:04 PM

Great end to the season, found myself cheering in the Giants last night and would love Cas to win today! Good luck Tigers! #CasFanForTheDay #Yorkshire

#2989349 Bradford Bulls signings for 2015 (merged threads)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 06 September 2014 - 07:40 AM

Good signing, always seems to put the effort in and very versatile.

#2979711 Oxford Cavaliers withdraw from Conference League South

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 18 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

One of the issues with CLS is the dual reg piece. Dual reg in my opinion should not be allowed at any level.

Dual reg players strengthen a team in the short term, give them illusions of grandeur and then eventually those players go and your left with half a team as original players have left. Bristol seem a good example as do Oxford and Sheffield, well, I'm not quite sure what they get out of CLS. Valley Cougars are equally a different side without dual reg players.

The sooner dual reg is abolished the better.

#2955564 Coventry Bears to Kingstone Press Championship 1 in 2015

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 06 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

Northampton Rebels were a disgrace who were never getting off the ground and we wouldn't have the full set if they'd joined as they wanted Coventry Bears banned.

I'd always thought they were a waste of space but had I realised the last bit I'd have given them my full support ;-)

#2945504 Bradford Bulls part company with coaching duo (merged threads)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 16 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

I think this is the right decision, we aren't performing to capabilities and with recent results I don't think we lose anything by having a change now.

Wish them all the best though.

#2944670 A question for any refs out there.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 14 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

Where it is done instead if a kick to touch the ball advances 10 but is also taken 10 in from touch as if it had been kicked into touch. Therefore you couldn't just walk forward 10 and tap it. Sounds like it wasn't an interpretation issue, the ref just got it wrong!

#2934990 Shaun Wane should be England coach

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 25 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

Anyone would be better than McBanana. Complete embarrassment at last WC.

Wane, Powell and McDermott would all be good shouts.

#2929171 Salford sign Jones-Bishop

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 13 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

I may be in the minority, but I don't rate BJB at all, think he has been fortunate to play in a good side and doesn't look like a natural RL player. Always looks nervous with ball in hand. And he wears a scrum cap!

#2911163 Inside Cover of the 'i' Today

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 05 April 2014 - 10:20 AM

Just noticed we made the inside cover of the 'i' newspaper today. Under anniversaries it had 'Tue 5 April 1904 an Other Nationalities side beat England 9-3 in the first Rugby League international, in Wigan'.

We didn't make the sport section tho ....... Once again International RL that gets the column inches!!!

#2869563 magic fixtures

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 25 January 2014 - 08:18 AM

I'm not sure Magic should happen this year if relegation is back. I think under the 'two down' rule it should be a balanced fixture list.

#2845978 Danny Kirmond Twitter!

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 01 December 2013 - 11:17 PM

I did check a number of threads first as, like you, I thought it would have made it on here already!

You can't beat snapchat, wonder who stitched him up!?!

#2841437 RLWC ticket sales (merged, including selling tix for final)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 24 November 2013 - 01:16 PM

1pm was a bit early, I got to my seat literally as it kicked off and there were loads of people still coming in. To a point that's my own fault for staying in the pub too long, but would have preferred slightly later kick off or the Fiji game on first. Also left 20 mins in to the second game as it was poor.

They should have scheduled England second. In 2008 the organisers stated that should Aus make the semi it would be in Sydney.

Still, overall it's been a great tournament, well organised and a good crowd.