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Middleton Bull

Member Since 04 May 2004
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In Topic: Does Liking One Code Stop You Enjoying The Other?

Yesterday, 04:26 PM

Correct...hence my complaint about the constant give and goes in Union (its especially bad at the end of the game when it's done to waste time). However this break in play in comparison to the play the ball in league is the lesser of two evils from my point of view. The play the ball is an unrelenting constant thoughout the game. While its undoubtedly true there are breaks of play in Union (and many much longer than League) there are also far longer periods of continuous unbroken play in Union. This is exemplified when Union is played properly (such as last weekend when the six nations teams had a eureka moment and started to run with the ball). The play pause play pause feeling I get with league I have never got with Union. Again as I have said, this is just me..my old man disagrees.

That's totally from left field DC.  I don't recall you mentioning that before ;)


In Topic: What to rename RL?

30 March 2015 - 11:37 AM

Is Phil Caplan the new Bill Fallowfield?  A few weeks ago he condemned all RL posters on the cross code forum as losers (or something equally derisory) for having the temerity to criticise union.  Now he wants us to meekly relinquish our established and fully justified rights to the name "Rugby".  What next?


In Topic: Burgess Watch......

30 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

Spinning passes still look the coolest though...

A classic case of style over substance


In Topic: The engima that is Saracens

29 March 2015 - 04:47 PM

I've been listening to Tommy by The Who a lot this weekend and you have given me the idea for a rock opera with a similar theme. Hordes of unthinking disciples flock to see this new messiah kick over endless penalties despite being deaf dumb and blind.

I expect Lloyd Webber to be on board and it will be in the west end before you know it. It's a winner.

We'll go halvie's on the royalties :)


In Topic: Does Liking One Code Stop You Enjoying The Other?

29 March 2015 - 03:44 PM

It's not dead - I refer you back to CHC's post at #82. Just how "contestable" is the ball in union at a 30 phase pick and drive boreathon or for the 60% of the game it spends with the spectators?