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#2939278 And just as Zak was getting his act together

Posted by TBC on 04 June 2014 - 01:40 PM

Bloody weird job.

Try being a care assistant for people with learning difficulties. Not saying it's wierd job as my wife is one. But she is physically hit on many occaisions and is obviously not allowed to lose her rag.

#2908947 30/03/14 - Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves KO 3pm

Posted by TBC on 31 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

I'm pretty sure that PA's gameplans don't involve stupid penalties, knocking on, and stepping politely aside to admire the run of an opposition player!

True. But sides have sussed little things like Danny Broughs show and go and the kicks over the top. We're not completing our sets and the last play options are dire. Wire must have started most of their sets on the half way line yesterday. Consequently we had to do more defending than we should and the errors came and we ran out of juice.
We need to get back to simple basics and stop trying to score from anywhere.
Another month of this inconsistent rubbish and we'll be looking at no trophies and talking about relegation - time to stop talking b0ll0x and starting to play.

#2890247 NRL experts launches Criticism of Tomkins game before season starts

Posted by TBC on 28 February 2014 - 01:07 PM

Every day usage means : to be bitterly disappointed.
Alternately an action , example : the Car slammed on it's breaks only to be bum rushed by the tailing truck. 
Smith will be envisaging both

Cheers. If someone in future tells me I'm going to be bum-rushed I'll rest a little easier now. Knowledge is power.

#2879628 Giants

Posted by TBC on 12 February 2014 - 11:38 PM

Huddersfield have been doing absolutely the right thing, along with Warrington, its an incremental path to success. NOw they have their first Silverware under their belt it will be easier.
They need to ensure that they maintain their steady momentum.

I agree the Giants have been incrementally doing the right thing for many years under Ken Davy. It's been a long slog with one or two blips along the way but the long term progress has been upwards step by step. Whether we make that last step to glory time will tell but I believe we are now in the best position to do that for over 50 years. I'm a relatively new 'Fartown' fan having started in the early 90's but if we won one of the top two trophies I would be delighted for those long suffering fans that supported the club in the dark days of the 80's (all 200 plus of them).

#2879612 16/02/14 - Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos KO 3pm

Posted by TBC on 12 February 2014 - 10:52 PM

I love all this FC v HR banter.

I've allocated a full day to my bucket list for a Hull derby.

I've even dropped a ride in a Ferrari to accomodate it.

#2868613 Super League Sponsor Thread (merged threads)

Posted by TBC on 22 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

Must admit I don't understand why people would look at Twitter (not criticising those that do). It seems to me to be a fertile breeding ground for the worst kind of negative, navel-gazing idiots with nothing better to do (cf. Chris Irvine).
Now I've thought it through, I can see that TRL might be seem a lot more uplifting by comparison after half an hour's Twitter browsing.

I tend to think of Twitter as Twatter. It works a tweet.

#2848289 did australia spoil the wc?

Posted by TBC on 06 December 2013 - 12:27 PM

For RL aficionados, take a look at the 51st minute of the final. Johnson gets running at the broken Australian defence, around 10 metres out and there is an overlap of the Australian right side defence.
Watch the defence, swarm up, then reassemble and fix up the numbers. It was complete poetry and a sign of a well drilled side. Over a week and a half later, this still sticks in my mind. Those than can't see the small things in RL probably wouldn't see exciting play. I found it breath taking.

I remember something similar near the end of the game when it was already won. They were determined to defend their line irrespective of the score. Their defensive line speed was way better than NZ's which comes from the confidence they have in each other. I also noticed that when they are getting back into their defensive line they sometimes don't run back and turn 180 degrees - they take a kind of arcing run up and are actually moving forward both when they hit the 10 metre mark and when the opposition play the ball. That takes some skill / timing and as you say is poetic.

#2847787 did australia spoil the wc?

Posted by TBC on 05 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

It's mind boggling that any rugby league fan would find this Kangaroos team boring. I honestly wonder if they really understand or can appreciate what they're watching.

The only thing boring about their games was that most of them were non contests. Their play, especially from the Quarters onwards, was awesome.

Their play in the final was as near a perfect game of RL as I've ever seen. I'm not a great fan of the overused 'awesome' but I think it's valid here.

I was especially impressed by their defense - they looked composed and knew what their own jobs were and also had total confidence that their team mates knew what their jobs were.

#2823268 50% discount code for England v Fiji tickets at the KC.

Posted by TBC on 31 October 2013 - 08:48 PM

BOC gives 50% off the Tonga v Italy game at Halifax so may work for all games. I know as I paid a tenner and if I'd seen this post earlier I could have had a extra couple of pints. Hope Big Nige spends my extra fiver wisely.

#2822876 PremierSports coverage so far- Thoughts

Posted by TBC on 31 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

I thought IR was quite good. First time I've heard him after seeing a few on here say he's not very good. Jon Wilkin didn't half like to ramble on though!

I've enjoyed the PS coverage so far (I really fancied a pork roll in the Rodney) but as you say John Wilkin says too much and ends up droning on and on. He needs to learn from BN and say less and be more enthusiastic when he says something. He still talks like he's a post game analyser.

#2785889 Super League Dream Team 2013

Posted by TBC on 09 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

I do find it slightly strange that Wire don't have a single player in there. We have won as many games as Huddersfield this year, and have beaten Hudds on all three occasions we have played them.
There does appear to be a very strange Yorkshire bias in the selections.

We have done the double over Leeds, Wigan, St Helens, Hull and Catalans (positons 3-7) so maybe this makes up for losing to Wire. Still odd that you haven't mamaged to squeeze at least one player in there though.

If it's any consolation Cheshire is my all time favourite cheese.

#2768346 The forward pass

Posted by TBC on 15 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

yes it would be similar to a kick, although probably more accurate. it would change the whole way a game is played, the defensive line would not move up quick in case the ball is thrown forward for example

True. If this was adopted we'd be bringing Joe Montana out of retirement.

#2766708 09/08/13 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by TBC on 12 August 2013 - 09:22 PM

Leeds not Huddersfield when wires won the LLS. Huddersfield beat wires 3 years ago and then lost to saints.

Agree with your post,but wish them well.... Especially ant , tbc and giant strides

Cheers mate. But keep it secret, don't want EW going into prose again.