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The Daddy_merged

Member Since 26 Nov 2007
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Is Joe Burgess a liability for Wigan?

01 March 2015 - 08:28 PM

Heard he made another balls up today and cost Wigan a try which proved costly.
Add that to the errors he's made in all of the games Wigans played this season and I start to wonder why they don't just let him go to the Roosters this season.

NRL consider reducing games to develop international footy and it's time we did!

27 February 2015 - 10:36 PM

We play too many club games and this new structure has added more club fixtures which is a poor strategic move. 


The NRL under Dave Smith and having placed Shane Richardson in a key position is starting to look at making the sacrifices needed to develop the international arena with more emphasis on rep games and the RFL need to follow suit. 


Super League is a great comp but nothing has the reach that international sport does and to do it properly we should get rid of this new convoluted system and get England playing more games and at bigger venues. 


An opportunity has been missed to build on the momentum of the 2013 World Cup but the sport needs to position itself and more importantly think of how it can develop the Wales, Ireland, Scotland and other european countries teams. 

Locke on his way out of Salford?

24 February 2015 - 06:41 PM




John Bateman - The natural replacement for Sam Burgess

14 February 2015 - 08:42 AM

Ok, they are different styles of forward. Burgess was more of a collision player and off loader of the ball who plays more through the middle. Bateman likes to play more on the flanks and could even be mistaken for a centre, he's a really tough nut and I loved the way he stood up to Peacock in the Leeds games last season.

He should've been in the England squad last season without a doubt.

Struggling to watch Sky games with every ref decision being analysed and debated over a...

13 February 2015 - 08:52 PM

It seems to be getting worse, yes the ref decisions are important but at the beginning of Super League it was always about the players, the skill they had, the excitement of the game etc. 


I'm finding that that fans and SKY especially are placing a disturbing emphasis on every single referee decision, querying every call made whether it's right or wrong, call forward passes that never happened. 



This is a worrying trend, I'm not enjoying the Sky broadcasts this season, I want to watch a sport not Stuart Cummings giving us his opinions on refereeing calls. Add to the fact that all the games on TV this year have been dull. 


Time to get a grip!!