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Errol Stock

Member Since 13 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 16 2014 07:56 AM
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In Topic: Ben Flower banned for 6 months

16 October 2014 - 07:55 AM

Anyone thinking that footballers like Ian Wright and Gary Lineker have some sort of justification for pointing the finger at RL is wrong. Mind, Lineker probably finds anything that isn't bland as hell offensive.

 

Yes, one individual did a terrible thing but then what happened? Nothing.

 

No surrounding the ref with intimidating gestures, no fans fighting with each other and smashing up the local vicinity etc -(which happens in bloody football all the time). Individuals concerned apologised to injured party, injured party accepted and everyone trys to move on. THIS is the difference and why it still doesn't mean RL is 'in the gutter' :rolleyes:

 

Lazy sports journos try to jump in with hysterical 'think of the children' articles, the majority of whom still think Eddie Waring is around. And other people come up with nonsensical 'if this happened in the street..' style comparisons.... FFS, if someone ran at me in the street wearing a helmet and padding and ran me over, I would be most surprised. On a Gridiron pitch though??

 

Bad incident, handled with credit by all concerned. Don't listen to the tossers trying to stick the boot in.

 

Perfect summary


In Topic: Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

13 October 2014 - 09:00 AM

At the time this went out live - I was really really shocked..

 

Two minutes before the incident I was completely neutral and really didnt care who won.

 

From that point I wanted Saints to win - and believe me - I am no lover of that club..

 

Anyway - as things transpired and the subsequent statements from both players - then hats off the pair of them..

 

Far better they are open and honest - beats writing bitchy stuff in books and newspaper columns.

 

I hope Ben Flower can deal with the fall out from this.

 

My real issue is with Wane - really don't like some of the stuff he says and coaches.

 

When McGuire took the reigns are Wigan - you could see the instant effect and influence he had - admired the style of play and they definitely were not doing the sneaky stuff.

 

However, under Wane, in the televised games I have seen - Wigan deliver well above the average of facials and sneaky elbows when the ref isn't looking.

 

Early season I thought it was just me, but as time went by I noticed it more and more.

 

They are very good at it - and I guess now its gone public what Wane told the players to do - I am not surprised at what happended out there.

 

Shame really - I enjoyed the game apart from the punch(s)


In Topic: Life in the Championship won’t be easy, says Bulls coach

08 October 2014 - 03:34 PM

That is entirely wrong, the top 2 in the Championship and the 9th and 10th in SL get 4 home games with 3 away, the rest get 3 Home and 4 away to make the 7 fixtures

 

Yes - I have this in a Word table and had to manually type it up again - and moved a column in error - now corrected..


In Topic: Life in the Championship won’t be easy, says Bulls coach

08 October 2014 - 02:34 PM

Can you post the published ranking system?

 

Some very good games in there!!

 

I lifted the info from here

http://www.superleague.co.uk/rlnewera

 

And translated it into proper teams based on possible end of season positions 2015


In Topic: Life in the Championship won’t be easy, says Bulls coach

08 October 2014 - 01:22 PM

If bottom4 SL teams are

 

9. Widnes

10. Wakefield

11. Hull

12. Hull KR

 

and top 4 Championship teams are

 

1. Leigh

2 Bradford

3. Featherstone

4. Halifax

 

Then the table below will be the fixture list based on the published ranking system

 

RANK

1.Widnes-HOME       Wakefield-Leigh-Hull-Hull KR-                   AWAY  Bradford-Fethrstne-Halifax

2.Wakefield-HOME  Leigh-Bradford-Hull KR-Fethrstne            AWAY  Widnes-Hull-Halifax

3.Leigh-HOME           Bradford-Hull-Fethrstne-Halifax               AWAY  Widnes-Wakefield-Hull KR-

4.Bradford-HOME     Hull-Hull KR-Halifax-Widnes                     AWAY  Wakefield-Leigh-Fethrstne-

5.Hull-HOME              Hull KR-Fethrstne-Wakefield                   AWAY  Widnes - Leigh-Bradford-Halifax

6.Hull KR-HOME        Fethrstne-Halifax-Leigh                            AWAY Widnes Wakefield-Bradford-Hull

7.Fethrstne-HOME    Halifax-Widnes-Bradford                         AWAY Wakefield - Leigh-Hull-Hull KR

8.Halifax - HOME      Widnes-Wakefield-Hull                            AWAY Leigh - Bradford-Hull KR-Fethrstne

 

A few squeeky bum games here I think