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#3205434 1 Oct: Super 8s - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by TBC on 02 October 2015 - 12:44 PM

Well, all I can say is that was an improvement on last year.... 57-4 to 32-8.
First of all well done to Wigan on an accomplished and professional performance.
My biggest disappointment was that we left all the hard work of the season on the bus and didn't even force Wigan out of 1st gear.
Errors, ill discipline, wrong options, lack of composure was all there to see.
We managed to bring all our faults to the table at the wrong time.
I was concerned that last week would have taken a lot out of us both mentally and physically but even that couldn't account for the lack of intensity from the Giants.
I've said for a long time that we will not win owt with Robbo around the team.
I hate to say it as he's as brave and tough as they come but since he lost his scoot all he seems to do is run around like a headless chicken throwing some wayward / hospital passes and even confuses his own team mates at times.
Also, he hasn't a kicking game as such.
I'm looking forward to seeing Ryan Hinchliffe in Giants colours next year as he should take us up a notch like Brad Drew and Brett Hodgson did.
He's coming from a winning environment and he's signed for 3 years which will help not only Danny Brough (and Jamie Ellis) but also Kruise Leeming's development.
Also with Sam Rapira effectively replacing Craig Kopczak I hope we get a bit more mongrel and better discipline in the forwards.
Conner has had a good year and was building up a good understanding with Murphy before Joe Wardle was put back in the centres against Leeds last week.
He's one of the few who actually has a bit of mongrel about him and will learn from yesterday's painful experience.
Ferres has had an injury ravaged season and only returned from injury for the 3rd time this season (after 2 months out) against Leeds so I wasn't expecting fireworks from him.    
We've made a lot of progress over the last 10-15 years and we get that bit closer each year.
Despite yesterday I don't believe we're that far off - but we desprately need that big game mentality that Ryan Hinchliffe and Sam Rapira will bring with them.

#3189317 Trending...

Posted by TBC on 07 September 2015 - 08:10 PM

Anyone for a Crombie, Ben Sherman, Levi Sta Prest and brogues wi' segs?


Now that's class.

#3178314 Absurd

Posted by TBC on 17 August 2015 - 08:03 PM

If it goes to the vid ref the vid ref should take one look and if he can't decide one way or the other it should go back to the refs decision.


It's all the p1551ng about with the replays that gets me.


If you can't decide in the first slow mo then the original refs decision (good or bad) should stand.


We're trying to make it perfect.


Life's not perfect, sport should reflect life.


That's what makes it interesting.

#3157965 10 Jul: St Helens v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by TBC on 14 July 2015 - 10:22 AM

Percival was actually 2nd in.   A wet paper bag blowing across the pitch made the initial stop on Crabtree.

That's what you get from a fat Robbie Savage.  ;)

#3146327 Founders Walk

Posted by TBC on 24 June 2015 - 08:50 AM



Mr Wood, who intends to complete the full walk, said it would be “a fascinating journey into the past, as well as a celebration of our great sport”.


Go Nigel.

#3141945 14 Jun: Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves KO 3pm

Posted by TBC on 17 June 2015 - 07:09 AM

How bad is it though? Unusual and unpleasant, and no afters after his tea, but isn't 4 games the sort of sentence they dish out for serious foul play? The world's gone mad. It's political correctness gone mad.

Spitting at someone, biting, hair pulling, eye gouging etc have no place in life never mind sport. That was the case long before PC.


If TGG wants to keep it's family reputation it needs to send out the right message in these cases.


If Tony Smith was getting abuse from the crowd that also needs stamping out.


As far as the biff goes I see that as part of RL as long as it doesn't step over the line towards GBH.

#3138397 Wigan Warriors to play home games in London (merged)

Posted by TBC on 10 June 2015 - 09:11 PM

You'll be surprised at what nonsense spirits can make seem a good idea.

Mines a Talisker.

#3138390 14 Jun: Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves KO 3pm

Posted by TBC on 10 June 2015 - 09:00 PM

I'm usually apprehensive when we play Wire but this time I'm unusually relaxed.


It's the Heritage Celebration Game http://www.examiner....heritage-413341


120 years of RL in Hudds.


A few beers and a win v Wire and the jobs a gudun.

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#3138246 Wigan Warriors to play home games in London (merged)

Posted by TBC on 10 June 2015 - 05:14 PM

More bargain basement nonsense based on the sort of wishful thinking that get worked out on the back of a beer mat. 

That's the spirit.  ;)

#3126018 Your England team now

Posted by TBC on 20 May 2015 - 07:30 PM

1. Tomkins

2. TBC (probably choose J Burgess at a push)

3. Watkins

4. Percival

5. Hall

6. Widdop

7. TBC (likely Smith)

8. Graham

9. Hodgson

10. Hill

11. Whitehead

12. Westwood

13. O'Loughlin


14. Roby

15. T Burgess

16. G Burgess

17. Bateman

At my age I'd be pushed to cover one position never mind two.

#3096812 27 Mar: Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm

Posted by TBC on 29 March 2015 - 09:07 AM



I think it's 4 years and 11 straight losses v Wire so we have to enjoy while we can.  ;)

#3082698 6 Mar: Huddersfield Giants v Widnes Vikings KO 8pm

Posted by TBC on 04 March 2015 - 02:11 PM

if we play like we did against wakefield then i think we will win

If we play for 50-60 minutes like we have been doing then I think you'll win as well.

#3079457 26 Feb: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by TBC on 27 February 2015 - 06:54 AM

I enjoyed the game and thought Bentham had a good performance. The odd thing that was wrong but nothing to change the course of the outcome. Thought Leeds were poor after the first 25 minutes, they should've wrapped it up but lost their focus. Huddersfield came back well though to be fair and should have won it themselves.


Whilst i like McDermott and think he speaks a lot of sense, i thought his post match interview was tosh. Both teams were trying all they could to slow down the play the ball, probably Leeds more than Huddersfield when they got on a roll in the 2nd half. Peacock got penalised at least twice for flopping.


Although i enjoyed the game, it wasn't a high quality one. Too many poor errors and needless penalties - should've taken note of how South Sydney played




To say one is captain and one is vice captain I thought Brough's and Ferres's discipline was appalling.


Lack of discipline and composure, ###### defensive line speed, bad starts (to both halves), only playing for 40-50 mins. It was all there from last season from the Giants.


Positives were coming back from 18 down to lead at Leeds, Lawrence as solid as ever in his first game after coming back from injury, thought Ellis took the line on well and Wood looked decent (needs to start instead of Lunt who looked like he wanted to play for the opposition).


Need to up the ante pronto.


Leeds weren't much better - a draw probably what both teams deserved.


I did like the way Brian McDermott said it wasn't the time to mention it but then proceeded to spend the rest of his interview mentioning it.

#3069355 Crowd watch - 1st week

Posted by TBC on 09 February 2015 - 05:43 PM

It was a rubbish crowd, I was there wishing I was at Cas.


2009 Huddersfield.v.Hull 10,459.

I wish I'd have been at Cas too.


For season ticket holders it was a 'Bring a Buddy' for £15 game. Then all we see from the Giants is tripe. Ken Davy must be pulling what hair he has left out. The poor Buddies didn't even see the Giants score a point never mind a try.     

#3069323 8 Feb: Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC KO 3pm

Posted by TBC on 09 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

Hull's line speed was way better that ours and it makes a huge difference. Hull were making yards before any contact - Hull were in our faces and forced errors out of us.

I said at half time we hadn't woken up and that we'd take it up a gear in the second. How wrong I was - in the end we seemed in reverse and could catch a cold. Some of the passing was shocking. Talk about being rusty, more like corroded. Hope it's just a blip.