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Wakefield Ram

Member Since 11 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Jan 23 2015 06:32 PM

#3059218 Tour De Yorkshire

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 22 January 2015 - 05:40 PM

We shouldn't r switch the gMe as Leigh are full time and we are part time. Our players would be playing off the back of a day at work so would have even less chance of winning.

#3048651 The new shirts, polo shirts and training vests have arrived at the club!

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 24 December 2014 - 11:10 AM

Just been down this morning and got mine, they are selling well. And picked up a tries of the season DVD as well. Merry Xmas, just need a win on Boxing Day to round it off.

#3044166 Rams' Open Day Tomorrow

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 12 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

I'll be coming along to get my season ticket and my sons.

#3035248 Ref attacked in amateur rugby league game

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 19 November 2014 - 11:19 PM

Some right jokers here. Im not condoning the young hot heads actions nor stating the officials job is an easy one.
Touch lines are far more stringent now esp in the junior game.
Refs need to have thick skin but the fragile ones will always have their feelings hurt. Cant take the heat get out of the kitchen. Try chess

Take it you have never reffed then. You should try reffing, I played 20 odd years, keep pretty fit but reffing is full on. And watched by two groups of of spectators who seem to think that for no apparent reason I want their team to lose. Or rather use me as an excuse if they lose, but no one ever thanks me for helping them win.

#3030391 What a great tournament !

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 09 November 2014 - 08:26 PM

To be honest I was dreading this tournament, thought it would start with Aussies trouncing NZ and Samoa being easybeats there just to make up the numbers. Delighted to have been proved completely wrong and have watched every game, it's been fantastic. Hope NZ beat the Aussies in the final but got a nasty feeling that the Aussies are coming good.

But a great tournament.

#3027789 Rams' groundbreaking scheme will reward young fans

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 05 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

My son who only attended a couple of games last year wants a season ticket. So they probably get most of the admission money back in drinks and food.

#3026561 08/11/14 - New Zealand v England KO 7am GMT (Dunedin)

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 03 November 2014 - 06:08 PM

Either way it goes, it has been a fantastic series opening with NZ win over Aussies, great performances from Samoa and three teams in the frame going into the last weekend.

#3017010 Player sponsors

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 20 October 2014 - 05:50 PM

I sponsored a player this season but haven't received my signed shirt, which was part of the offer.

Are we going to be given shirts? I know there was the chance of having a photo taken at the presentation night.

#3011965 Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 11 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

Prime coverage of the assault on ITV News.

But don't worry the RFLDisciplinary Committee won't do anything, he'll probably get off with sending off sufficient.

#3011877 Tom Lillycrop

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 11 October 2014 - 08:10 PM

Most players want to play, Tom Lillycrop just fell down the pecking order and wasn't getting picked. It is not a question of faces fitting, it's a simple question of who the coach thinks he the better all round player.

And if someone is unlikely to be picked what should GM do, make them sit in the stand or let them go to a team where they will get a game? Forcing them to sit in the stand is a waste of contract money for the club and a waste of a players short career.

I hope Tom does well at Batley.

#3008080 'Well Run' clubs

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 05 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

Mark Sawyer has done a great job at Dewsbury over the last dozen years. Bought the club out of administration and gradually built the club up on and off the field. We have lost a lot of players over the last few years to clubs offering more money but he has stuck to his guns at the expense of on field success.

#3006025 Centurions dominate Championship awards ceremony

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 02 October 2014 - 06:03 AM

In reality, the championship was between Fev and Leigh before a ball had been kicked.

#2998126 Pick your team for 2015

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 18 September 2014 - 04:30 PM

Yes the strongest squad since 2000 without a doubt, and without a doubt it looks like some directors have been putting their hand in their pockets to fund these.

Hopefully, the people of Dewsbury will respond with higher attendances.

#2992699 Fantastic Presentation Night

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 10 September 2014 - 09:48 PM

Just got back from the evening and it was a really good night, entertaining comedian/compere, good food, videos, awards, excellent value.

So well done to everyone involved and don't miss it next year.

One thing that did come across was how well the players get on, they seem to have a really good team spirit.

Looking forward to Sunday.

#2991283 Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban? (Merged threads)

Posted by Wakefield Ram on 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?