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Timing is everything. Super league starts (again) on the same weekend as the Six Nations, and then runs the season through both Euro 2016 and The Olympics (all three of which are more likely to catch the attention of the "casual" sports viewer.) I suppose it allows the RL community plenty of ammo for the media bias argument though.
Would it really hurt to start the season a couple of weeks earlier?
It'd hurt Wigan's England international players and therefore be the reason behind each and every Wigan loss for the rest of the year.
What do you think he acheived over and above what Paul Rowley did or ondeed any other coach did in the division ?
Murphy is a legend in the game should his opinions not be respected ?
Leigh only lost 1 game Fax 7 finishing 4th 11 points behind Leigh .
Leigh had a great cup run running Wire close and causing them loads of problems did Fax have a good cup run ?
Wonder why anyone should have an hidden agenda against Leigh ?
I believe he achieved what no other coach in the league did and that was lead a team full of part timers (I believe Sheffield have some full time players) to the middle 8's, beat some full time teams aswell as give other full time teams a tough test (Leigh never beating Fax by more than 12 points, London not by more than 4 or 6 aswell as losing to Halifax with Bradford with slighly bigger wins but again losing to Halifax later on).
No arguments about the Challenge Cup, but I wonder if that was taken into consideration with it being the Kingstone Press Championships awards. Either way, no argument with your point.
A quick look at the RFL disciplinary page shows (I think these numbers are correct) Halifax with 17 cases referred and 3 charged, with 3 matches being missed due to suspension. Leigh have 66 cases, 13 charged and 23 matches missed due to suspension. I would assume that these numbers would go against Paul Rowley?
As for saying should Murphy's "opinions not be respected", I'm unsure of how you've taken my original post but I don't see how it showed any disrespect to his opinion, only disagreement.