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#3008197 05/10/14 - Oldham v Hunslet Hawks KO 4.05pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 06 October 2014 - 07:04 AM

Yes,the referee should be congratulated - he was totally on top of the game,well done.


Not a single 'confused','furious' or 'forward pass' from the commentary team - a pleasure to listen to.

#3000295 Has there ever been a bigger moaner in the game?

Posted by cookey on 22 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

At least half a dozen posters on here.

#2998066 Superleague Back Chat

Posted by cookey on 18 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

It is totally impossible to have any sort of intelligent debate when Stevo is involved - the man is at best semi literate,with a desperately limited vocabulary.

#2995677 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 15 September 2014 - 07:27 AM

Sounds like a good game and great effort by both sides,particularly Hemel.Hope things can now quieten down and both Clubs continue to grow rugby league in their areas.Good times ahead for both Clubs I believe.

#2994474 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 13 September 2014 - 08:02 AM

I too can see both sides of the argument but essentially it is the problem of playing in a national league on basically amateur terms.I suppose Gateshead have won the right to play when they wish but I can see that the final decision should have been made earlier.Unfortunately,they are both amongst my favourite teams for what they have achieved against the odds.

#2991995 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 10 September 2014 - 07:11 AM

Leeds Carnegie RU,sorry Yorkshire Carnegie,played Cornish Pirates last sunday afternoon with a 4.30pm finish.Yorkshire CCC often finish playing at Hove/Bristol one evening and start the next day at Headingley/Scarborough.Look at many of the Football Conference fixtures,with minor clubs travelling the length of the country on a tues/wed evening.

#2988729 World Club Series 2015 (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 05 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

It never ceases to amaze me what people find to complain about.


Complain if something happens,complain if it doesn't.Complain it's too cheap or too expensive,complain it's on one day when it should be held on a different day etc.

#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?