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Philm

Member Since 13 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 28 2014 08:37 PM
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In Topic: Tony Smith: The game is not protecting our players

28 September 2014 - 01:30 PM

 I think you need to go back and read the last couple of pages

Apologies.


In Topic: Tony Smith: The game is not protecting our players

27 September 2014 - 11:37 PM

 I think you will struggle to find an instance of a free kick being given for low head.

You certainly will not least because in RL the ref only awards penalties


In Topic: 20/09/14 - Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings KO 2.45pm (TV)

22 September 2014 - 11:26 PM

The unfortunate thing about it (apart from the injuries obviously!) is that if it hadn't happened the ref and touch judges would have noticed that Widnes scored....

Russell had already lost the ball, Mellor I think - or it could have been Hanbury - kicked the ball forward and it was touched down over the line by a Widnes player. Only seen it live so don't know if the sky cameras picked it up either.

Interesting point. I don't think there was a subsequent knock on by a Widnes player so in the circumstances I think the rule is to play on until there is a stoppage in play as happened when Hanbury scored against Salford at the Magic Weekend.  I think it was Mellor who touched the ball down over the try line but just after the referee had blown to stop play. As in the Hanbury try play had moved away from the injured player.  Anyway good to know that Matty Russell's injuries are not as bad as first thought. 


In Topic: Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

16 September 2014 - 04:37 PM

Widnes have had a good season so the reduction they show is a slight worry, would expect increase.

 

This season Widnes changed from a Sunday matchday to a split between Fridays and Sundays.  They have deicded to go back to Sundays for next season.  Hopefully this will have an effect on attendances.