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Roy Boy

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#2963282 Comical Cummings' Critical Commentary

Posted by Roy Boy on 21 July 2014 - 11:17 PM

Without entering into a diatribe - it might be easier if the emphasis on the laws of the game wasn't changed every season!

It's got to be baffling for fledgling fans when they change it from one season to the next and occasionally mid season.

 

Some laws are enforced with vigour and others totally disregarded (Moving off the mark).

 

I'd prefer all the laws to be used or at least left to the referees to make their own decisions so you know what you'll get.

 

The comments by Wayne saying he sets the Wigan side up differently for televised games to none televised games rather sums it up for me!




#2924980 04/05/14 - Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm

Posted by Roy Boy on 05 May 2014 - 03:02 PM

well can it get any worse?  That was an abject display by Hull - so much that was bad and very little that was good.

 

I think Radford has proved he ain't the man for the job and Hull need a quality tried and tested coach - end of!




#2916564 Neil Hudgell fined £1000 by RFL for improper conduct!

Posted by Roy Boy on 14 April 2014 - 08:02 PM

a cull is needed at the Rugby League imo - I'd say giving away sponsorship for a few pictures on the side of wagons is a good start!

Some club owners see that the sport is under sold, under valued, parochially managed and and in need of a new standard/quality of the people running the sport.

 

Unless you're happy with mediocrity and chronyism?

 

These by the way are my views and not to be mistaken as the views of anybody else unless they would like to like this post!




#2914792 Neil Hudgell fined £1000 by RFL for improper conduct!

Posted by Roy Boy on 11 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

I'm glad some of the Clubs Chairman are starting to speak up and raise issue with the "powers that be".

 

I'm sure most club owners are happy to pay few quid to have a rant and the "behind closed doors" happenings should be made more public.




#2914704 10/04/14 - Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by Roy Boy on 11 April 2014 - 12:29 AM


The RL who stated Cup games were to be played on the weekend, specifically Fri Sat and Sunday.

Nobody can blame Hull its those fools at the RFL.

Spoilt what could have been a good game tonight.


Didn't spoil it for me 😀


#2913321 Setaimata Sa to sign for Hull FC?

Posted by Roy Boy on 08 April 2014 - 09:56 AM

Another poor signing by a team who have no idea how sign a good player and all this rubbish about the salary cap I think clubs are just making rules up as they go along it is a joke.

It's easy to spout off without any facts - put some meat on the bones or go troll elsewhere!  :nono:




#2912514 The Tetley's Challenge Cup - Fourth Round Match Thread

Posted by Roy Boy on 07 April 2014 - 01:12 AM

I've watched the "drop goal" half a dozen times now on slow mo and the view down the pitch clearly shows the ball swings left to right - I used the empty seats behind as a reference.
I'm certain it was over but stats will say it wasn't!
Hard luck Giants and good luck Saints.
My point is the general quality of refereeing this season appears to be inconsistent and variable.
Some times a ball comes loose and the player didn't make an effort to keep control of the ball, on another occasion the ball was stripped?
Grapple tackles are no longer an issue this season - how many do you see each game that would have been penalised last season?
I for one think it's time we adopted the Aussie idea and had 2 refs on the pitch ( I realise I'm contradicting my viewpoint somewhat ) but might that clean things up and help development of referees?
Too much goes on in a high intensity game for 1 person to keep an eye on everything and perhaps it might cut down some of the glaring errors we seem to have got in the last couple of years?


#2911801 The Tetley's Challenge Cup - Fourth Round Match Thread

Posted by Roy Boy on 06 April 2014 - 03:07 PM

absolutely shocking decision - another terrible refereeing decision spoils our game!




#2898230 Big News for Cas at Midnight

Posted by Roy Boy on 13 March 2014 - 03:24 AM

It's probably to announce they're expecting the biggest ever away following this Sunday.

Apparently the news release is - there are no loose table tops in any of the surrounding pubs for this weekend following an exhaustive round of checks and tests following a beer disaster that had several away fans from Hull FC close to tears a few years ago.
The announcement was made after closing time ( hence 12:00 midnight ) when a team of the lands finest "table top fixers" were moving in to secure all table tops in an effort to prevent another debacle and waste of good ale!
[as if I'd ever forget that harrowing ordeal]
😥


#2855393 blocked topics

Posted by Roy Boy on 22 December 2013 - 02:45 AM

just thought I'd see if bollocking produced a set of asterisks :bb: ha ha ha




#2780177 Agar blasts Salford

Posted by Roy Boy on 02 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

Cut the sentiment - if it was London or Les Catalans, everyone would be calling for them to be dropped out of Super League.
It's a hard commercial environment for all at the moment and only the fittest (richest!) will survive.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if illegal approaches are being made by Salford (Koukash) and let's face it probably the majority of agents sail tight to the wind!

If there is undeniable evidence then the agent (if ones involved) should be banned from ever dealing with RL players again and the clubs should immediately get a season long transfer ban!


#2749347 Mick Crane

Posted by Roy Boy on 18 July 2013 - 11:27 PM

Best I ever saw - end of.
He could do stuff with the ball that todays players couldn't even imagine doing and his inate ability to wrong foot defenders was a sight to behold.
Mick wasn't a big drinker, but loved a bet!

I think he was one of those people that didn't know himself, how good he actually was :)