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Odsal Outlaw

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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#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.

#2840172 23/11/13 - World Cup Semi Final 1: England v New Zealand (Wembley)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 22 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

This. At least two of them were head shots which could of ended careers.

It's this type of opinion that is softening the game up. Shoulder hits and big shots are fantastic, if illegal to the head send them off, but most people enjoy the Biff!

#2784291 07/09/13 - Bradford Bulls v Huddersfield Giants KO 5.45pm (Merged threads)

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 07 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

another one counting the crowd , bless

Would you not have expected more to turn up?

I quite like Hudds and great that a new team has won some, albeit minor, silverware. I also think having finished first they are well within their rights to play whatever team they like.

I remember when the Bulls first started winning things, there was a great buzz around the fans, doesn't seem that way at Hudds judging by the crowd.

#2768083 Rugby League stadiums

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 15 August 2013 - 06:08 AM

Thankyou for that but not so many years ago Odsal was very dangerous no terracing apart from a few railway sleepers and it was an awful view when it held big crowds.you couldn't see at the front and neither could see if you you were situated near the stand that has now been pulled down,but now you need to pray for a dry day

The railway sleepers were a long time ago! I've only ever seen them in pictures! As for the dry day ..... a bit like the western terrace! Although you can always go in our very modern seated stand that is accommodating to both home and away fans!!!

Both Odsal and Headingly need a bit if an upgrade to be fair. Although think a roof over the main terrace at Odsal would be a great start.

#2762575 League Express Upfront: Do the Bulls deserve reduced funding?

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 07 August 2013 - 06:14 AM

I think we probably deserved some penalty for last years events, and we were all aware of the funding cut when Mr Khan took over. What I don't agree with is the other clubs splitting it. It should have gone to community projects or some other fund that is for the game as a whole.

I do think there is some merit in the argument that based on the structure changing and P&R in some form next year that it could be reviewed, but at the end of the day we probably just need to accept it.

Would love to know where my £100 went ......

#2709294 World Cup Live on Premiere sports

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 27 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

Offer on at moment which is £1 for first month and then £9.99 after, no connection either apparently. Use code 'magic'