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Errol Stock

Member Since 13 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2014 08:43 AM

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In Topic: 17/08/14 - Bradford Bulls v Hull FC KO 3pm

18 August 2014 - 08:43 AM

Actually I thought this game was pretty enjoyable, but then I would say that. Thought we played some pretty good stuff – always easier when the pressure is off – and scored some exciting tries. I agree, we did control the game well when we went ahead and made the most of the opportunities we created, I don’t think you could say the same for Hull. In the opening half hour they could have killed the game off and never got close to doing so. A few people around me were questioning just why Hull persist with Radford, and I have to say I agree. At the moment, it’s not hard to see these two teams meeting again in the middle 8 next year unless something changes at the KC.




As for us, well it’s just good to enjoy watching RL again – players seem to be enjoying it too.




Hull were bigger than us and faster at the PTB - but the Bulls were like snapping terriers round their heels and never gave up.. a joy to see.


The players enjoying it is a big step forward and hasn't been the case for too long..


I feel sorry for Radford - not heard of the rumoured "rebellion" before this thread - but he has nowhere near enough experience to coach at this level yet.


I was amazed when he was appointed in the first place!


Taking the career paths of Lowes, McDermott, Anderson and Powell as a comparison - Radders is missing out a good few years of his apprenticeship.

In Topic: Looks simple

14 August 2014 - 08:43 AM

The bit in the middle - "Playoffs" has not been shown in full - the format and ranking is too complex to show in diagram form.


So I have done two illustrations;


This one shows the fixtures and ranks in a grid with numbers;




This one shows the effect with a sample of projected clubs involved and where they are on the table based upon the ranking system after the "regular season"




Hope it helps to see things a little clearer - its certainly interesting - and very squeaky bum :fie:

In Topic: Terry Price

31 July 2014 - 08:31 AM

I saw him play for Bradford Northern through his career there.


Kicked goals from just about anywhere!


I got a job as a paper lad and ended up delivering his Sunday papers every week - I was so excited I used to shake when he took them off me and I couldn't speak :fie:


He lost his life in a tragic and bizarre way - I was very sad when I read the report....


I will try find the progam - thanks for the heads up.

In Topic: View from the Sofa

28 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

Hello. It was a dig at the numpties on Sky, rather than at fans. I know there are fans from all over the country, yet Sky (and the BBC) seem to only cater to a few regions. Perhaps not as relevant now the Broncos have gone down, but I'd have thought TV companies and the league itself would do more to promote what is a good sport to watch. We saw from the Commonwealth sevens coverage (which shares many hallmarks of league) that there is an audience for fast moving, high scoring rugby, it's a shame more isn't done to widen the coverage.

By the way, I am shocked that someone put me in the same category as Michael Calvin. Also, if you think I am a lazy journalist, good luck to you. I am writing this on my day off.


For me - thanks for supporting the game - much appreciated ... And thanks for coming on the board and interacting with us..


Its interesting you are taking a dig at Sky - When they started televising RL they were a breath of fresh air when compared with what the BBC dished up.


But that was a long time ago - and now SKY are where the BBC was in the late 80's and early 90's - badly underselling the game.


It's definitely time for a change -   So ... any chance you may be less subtle in your next article(s)?  (Every little helps)

In Topic: Bradford officially relegated

21 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

And as the argument cycles round for the umpteenth time....


This quote from someone I hardly ever agree with rings so true...


"There are not enough quality players to sustain the number of clubs demanding to be in top flight rugby league"


And until we have more people wanting to play the sport from grass roots upward - it will remain the case..


Add Nigel Wood to this situation - and it gets even more depressing.