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#2944453 13/06/14 - Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by cookey on 14 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

So refreshing to get away from the drab,predictable Hemmings commentary - Smith to Brown,tackled by Green,the Irish international! Now can we please get rid of Stevo,who looks even more lost without his mate for support.Stevo still just makes things up,to justify his position but is more often being told that he is totally wrong.

#2934233 Welsh speaking schools dominate finals day

Posted by cookey on 24 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

Sounds good,broad foundations,small steps,things take time.

#2925729 Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

Posted by cookey on 07 May 2014 - 06:15 AM

It never ceases to amaze me what you people find to moan/complain about.No BBC coverage,complain,BBC coverage complain,no investment in a club,complain,investment in a club,complain.

#2921857 Tetley's Challenge Cup Fifth Round - Match Thread

Posted by cookey on 27 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Would prefer Keighley v Bradford!

#2921684 BBC coverage

Posted by cookey on 27 April 2014 - 07:41 AM

Vastly superior to Stevo and Eddie,quite why Sky can't see this,I don't know.


Try applauding/thanking the BBC,rather than finding minor criticisms - you'd certainly moan if the BBC decided not to show rl.

#2919914 BARB,w/e 13 April.

Posted by cookey on 22 April 2014 - 02:49 PM



7)  Cas v Saints,         194,000.

10)Hull v Hudders,      151,000.




2) Catalan ,                 73,000.


Not bad.


Aviva on B.T. Sport continues to do reasonably well but always takes a big hit on fri nights when up against S.L.



#2873562 Sky Sports - New TV Deal (Merged Threads)

Posted by cookey on 02 February 2014 - 09:28 AM

I'm sorry but there needs to be a little realism.I applaud the new Sky deal but there is still no where near enough money - or suitable players - to give £1 + /season to 16 Clubs.I agree that a 12:1 ratio is unfair but equally 2:1 is unviable,if you want the leading Clubs to thrive.Look at the facilities/catchment/crowds - one can't justify Sheffield,who I admire as a Club,on attendances of say 1,000,receiving half what Leeds/Warrington receive.


The RU salary cap has recently gone up to £5m/season,our leading Clubs need to increase their salary cap to something in excess of £2m/season,allowing for the difference in size of the respective squads.On the various figures rumoured,something like £2m+ for the top 8/12 and £200,000 ish for the next tier seems sensible - basically,if you spread the money too thinly,there will be little benefit.There is no benefit in Ryan Hall being able to go to Sheffield for the same money he gets at Leeds but he may go to Leicester,if he can get twice the money.

#2872093 Premier Sports pulls out of the Championship

Posted by cookey on 30 January 2014 - 05:06 PM

Is there not a Contract?

#2871678 Sky Sports - New TV Deal (Merged Threads)

Posted by cookey on 30 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

So the doom mongers are wrong again;


No one will turn up for the World Cup,it will be a disaster,the marketing is a disaster - wrong.

There won't be a main sponsor for Super League,the RFL are in crisis - wrong.

Sky Sports have no interest in rugby league,I know because someone in the pub told me - wrong.


Now they will be running around for something else.It's not enough,it should have been more,I could have done better,tickets are too expensive,tickets are too cheap,sack someone,anyone,I don't care,I'm just jealous other people do better than me!!


Well done to the RFL.

#2869948 Mark Webber promotes Super League for Sky Sports

Posted by cookey on 26 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

Fine advert,as always,someone finds something to complain about.

#2864678 Capital Challenge

Posted by cookey on 16 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

Unbelievable,£15 wouldn't even cover your ten minute taxi ride or a couple of drinks at half time and yet you still complain.