Roger the Ram was up at the Coal Race at Gawthorpe for a good couple of hours today promoting the club before going down to the match.
And a personal thank you to him from me as he livened up the crowd as I struggled in last in the Veterans race. Roger walked alongside and the crowd gave a lot of encouragement. He told me he always supports the last runner. And posed for photo with me as well.
Pryce was clearly injured in the first half, he made no errors other than missing a spiralling kick in the first half.
A good performance from the Rams, great effort, few squandered chances in good positions, thought our kicking near the line could have been better. But defence was pretty good and against a FT team on a hot day, they did well especially playing a man short for 10 minutes. Haggerty's form seems to be getting worse rather than better.
I would expect the taxable attendance would be based on financial gate receipts given the are different admission prices for adults and concessions.
So the club has considered a SL offer and have decided against. That's their prerogative, MS has put a large amount of money into the club, if he doesn't want to offer subsidised admission to SL fans then that's up to him.
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.
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.