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.
I think Sheens/Koukash are being a bit harsh suspending Rangi for this. Once you've booked a holiday in Skegness, one does not simply cancel said booking. It'd be like cancelling chr**tmas for a child.
I asked a current super league ref while on my recent match officials course "why do we never see players marched 10m for dissent anymore, is it still in the rule book?"
His reply "yes its still in the rules"
"So why not use it and the sin bin more?"
"What you need to realise is that rugby is more than a sport now, its a business and decisions like that can cost teams games"
That response totally pee'd me off. It is a sport and if players break the rules they should be punished, if the team suffers its not the refs fault.
That's a pathetic reason not to use the bin. It's the decision of the player and his actions that (should) result in a sin binning, so the ref would be blame free. If it affects the clubs business then they should take it up with the player. The amount of head high tackles I see go unpunished these days is beyond a joke and if that's again to do with business, then that's very alarming that player welfare takes a back seat.