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Odsal Outlaw

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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#3154935 McDermott appointed new USA coach

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 08 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

shopuld be england coach end of story

Best English coach coaching USA, 23rd best English coach coaching England!

#3154924 U7's matches suspended in NWC until clarity received over insurance from RFL

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 08 July 2015 - 06:10 PM

The RFL are a waste of space with most things development wise in my opinion. Good on NWC for standing up for something they think is right. How do the RFL continually alienate so many people and groups?

#3140396 World Cup 2017 CEO Announced

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 14 June 2015 - 01:19 PM

it does, but you have two prime areas for that England game

Perth with its expat community plus the fact that it is the cheapest place for Brits to fly into generally. A problem with that is you would have little chance of making the opening ceremony, which was a factor with Townsville, showing how bad a choice it was. The crowd showed it was a poor decision.

In England you have the one nation that will bring travelling support in major numbers, apart from nz, did they not consider that people flying to the other side of the world on tour may want to attend the opening ceremony? No, coursr they didnt, as the opening ceremony was just a movie trailer anyway.

I loved the 2008 WC, but like EW, i am really excited as to how big it could be done properly!

Agree with that, I also loved WC08 and managed to plan a 3wk holiday around England's group games, including Townsville for the opener, but the scheduling wasn't ideal.

The main thing though is early release of fixtures so planning can start, that was one of the great things about WC13 - I even used to like logging onto the ticketing site to see how the stands were selling out!!!

I think there could be some good crowds in WC17 if they get scheduling right, especially with Kiwis getting home games and Pacific nations improving - also if the likes of Lebanon qualify and get games in Sydney there'll be even more interest.

#3137299 RL sponsorship influencing your purchase.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 08 June 2015 - 01:17 PM

I saw a Kingstone Press Cider truck on M1 recently and that had the England RL logos on which I was impressed with as often our own sponsors don't advertise their involvement like they do in other sports. I've had a pint of that before based on their sponsorship.

#3128381 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 24 May 2015 - 04:45 PM

The more I see of Leigh the more I dislike the club, they play some good rugby but they're very niggly and almost use bully boy tactics. Old skool bunch of meat heads.

#3127444 Where are you from, who do you support?

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 23 May 2015 - 07:22 AM

Born in Bradford, live in Nottingham. Support the Bulls and play for the Outlaws.

Also love international RL and the Heavy Woolen derby on Boxing Day!

#3118003 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 06 May 2015 - 03:55 PM

I can't imagine many league 1 players complaining about this!! If they do they want their head checking!

And league 1 having a Canadian team has no bearing on development of the game in the south, that needs focus with or without this move.

This does seem a bit of a mad idea, but why not give it a go, when the young players are coming thru at some of our current clubs maybe they'll be motivated to stick with league and their club with the thought of some of the trips they can look forward to.

#3111634 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

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.