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Errol Stock

Member Since 13 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 08:49 AM

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In Topic: Koukash: Bulls would still be in Super League if my wife owned them

Yesterday, 08:49 AM

I don't mind the Doc generally, but he's latched himself to every single hot topic in the sport since he came in. No bad thing, but we were the big topic that week and he obliged. I don't even bother myself thinking "what if" because it clearly was never realistic. Case in point Mrs K said she would be open to getting involved with whoever did win the club after her bid was rejected - I'd be surprised if Marc Green has ever had a phonecall. Not that she's obliged to of course, but it was all in a good day's publicity.

I certainly don't think we'd have stayed up and I worry to think what the business plan might have been had we still gone down under the Koukash regime.


Agree with all that...


There are times when Mr CashKow comes out with utter rubbish, times when he hits the nail squarely on the head and times when he has his heart in the exactly right place.


Since Marc Green took control I have often debated with myself, whose style I pefer in terms of running the club and portraying it, Green or KashKou.


Have to say its the Marc Green style by a long way.


In fact none of the previous leaders ever took to the terraces or took as much time with the fans has he has done to date.


Probably been said already, but would rather be where we are now under Marc Green than where we might have been under Mrs KashKou.

In Topic: 13/09/14 - London Broncos v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm

18 September 2014 - 12:37 PM

Well, I certainly had a ton of fun. Real party atmosphere, cracking ground, warm welcome. I thought it would be a thumping after 15 minutes, but the Bulls clearly did well and switched off. All credit to London though, they clearly have a lot of spirit and the fightback was quite inspired. If I’m totally honest, a draw would have been a fair result (and quite fitting as two teams that didn’t draw this season), but I was quite proud of our fightback too!


I really hope the Broncos use next season as a springboard to a rebirth, if nothing else the fans really deserve it – every London fan I encountered on Saturday had a smile on their face and a great gallows humour attitude. A few I met in a pub in Waterloo after the game said they were actually looking forward to next season! Well I am too, and I hope to be up at The Hive again for the rematch. Long live the London Broncos!



In Topic: Holiday help needed - please !

21 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

If you have a car - do not miss a visit to Collioure - no rugby but a stunning place to spend a day. Make sure you are hungry - there are load of fantastic eating places and fresh seafood restaurants..


The link below shows you some pics of our visit - the lowest point was watching the game!! All the pics after the one of Oliver Elima are taken in Collioure.





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: