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Wakefield Ram

Member Since 11 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:27 PM

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In Topic: Dewsbury v Workington - promoting the game, details, predictions, discussion

Yesterday, 05:22 PM

Well didn't expect that. Understand Town were under-strength but it was a very good Rams performance, great enthusiasm on defence and attack. Think it will be a different game at fax compared to last time.

And yes the crowd was disappointing.

In Topic: Fantastic Presentation Night

12 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

Didn't realise we were supposed to be sitting with our sponsored player. No worries, had a good chat with Stephen Nash who I sponsored last year.

In Topic: Fantastic Presentation Night

12 September 2014 - 06:17 AM

Last season I sponsored Ryan Wright and his players fit shirt is a tad tight..

This year I sponsored Louis Sheriff so if/when I get my shirt, I should be able to get into it.

In Topic: Fantastic Presentation Night

11 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

Well I didn't!

In Topic: Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban? (Merged threads)

09 September 2014 - 07:49 AM

Threats and insults between players will always happen, as it's a physical game. But that does not mean it's all okay. When I started supporting RL in the 1970s, racially abusing black players was seen as okay. Think the majority would say that it's not okay.

Any abuse of referees should not be tolerated. Unfortunately the RFL and referees allow a level of abuse/ arguing with referees which would not have been accepted in the 70s. How many players are sent off or sin binned for dissent? To a point, the referees and the RFL have allowed this situation to develop. When Hardaker was making his comment first time round, Carl Abblett can be heard saying something to the ref along the lines of "That's f####### b########" . But the ref just stood there and took it. And before any outraged Rhinos fans respond, I am sure players from all clubs do the same.

The bigger point is how many parents/kids see something like this and think, yes that's a game I want my son to play rather than RU, cricket or not bother at all. Do they see the potentially great sport or think it's a game played by tattooed, homophobic thugs?