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#3008922 The Lib Dem conference

Posted by RidingPie on 07 October 2014 - 09:08 AM

Not at all. It just marks you out as a stereotypical rugby league fan......nowt's any good!


Possibly! ;)

that said I think I've got tired, as I've got older of voting for the least bad option.


#3008910 The Lib Dem conference

Posted by RidingPie on 07 October 2014 - 08:52 AM


They've done a lot that they shouldn't. True! But they have got some stuff done for sure.

My humble take on the current parties
Labour - fiscally incompetent
Conservative - socially incompetent
Lib dems - politically incompetent
Greens - scientifically incompetent
UKIP - polar opposite of me on just about every issue.

Now that's depressing!


#2975663 Junior draft system

Posted by RidingPie on 12 August 2014 - 05:26 AM

that is correct. Youth development would need to be entirely removed from the pro game.

I think that there would be benefits of this, but it would require a commitment from clubs to fund it.


Yes and all clubs would have to fund it equally. Sadly that's where the problem lies. Some clubs can't or won't make the commitment.


#2975630 Junior draft system

Posted by RidingPie on 11 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

The biggest problem with any proposed draft system is the it penalises the clubs the put the most money in to junior development and rewards those who don't.

Why should Leeds, Wigan, Warrington and Saints who currently spend a lot on junior development continue to do so if the best players coming through are then drafted.

If the RFL funded and drove all youth development then it might be workable, however I don't think they have the funds to do so.

I also don't go for the trading registration so the players can sign for the team they want to argument. This just sounds like a way for clubs who haven't spent money on developing players to get money out of the teams who have.

At the end of the day, if you attract and develop good juniors you are rewarded for doing so. Maybe we should reward the clubs who do to encourage more clubs to invest this way, possibly with further cap exemptions especially if the player is from the local catchment area.


#2963392 Marwan Koukash: I'll turn rugby league into a global sport

Posted by RidingPie on 22 July 2014 - 09:46 AM

I've had a pop or two and made hilarious witticisms ever since he stepped foot in the game as I'd admire him more if he just knuckled down and got on with it, which he seems to be doing now after 12/18 months of bluster.

 

It really is a case of actions speaking louder than words IMO.

 

I disagree and think he has been delivering! The signings of Morely, Chase (both about 12 months ago now) and more recently Locke et al have all been steps forward for the club, and only now Harris has managed to start getting the structure in the team working are some people taking notice.

 

I don't mind the bluster and bravado either, it gets us column inches in the papers, and though some people would argue it isn't good publicity again I disagree, it isn't a drugs/bubbling/violence scandle its someone arguing about the future of the game who is passionate about it. OK he's trying to get his own way, but again we don't have to see that as a bad thing.




#2956326 Terrible news for Gingerjon

Posted by RidingPie on 08 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

Seeing as giraffe and lions are both ginger, I doubt it would be an issue.

 

also its got to be better than some of the greasy fried pork in Copenhagen! ;)




#2956304 Terrible news for Gingerjon

Posted by RidingPie on 08 July 2014 - 10:15 AM

We will need to set up a Ginger sanctuary somewhere in Scotland where a number of specimens can live in captivity and have them take part in breeding programs or loan them out to foreign zoos as a govt positive PR message to other nations like China does with Pandas. 

 

Just not Copenhagen zoo, or they might shoot them and feed them to the lions.




#2952388 The RFL needs to do the same

Posted by RidingPie on 30 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

One of the things that disappoints me about RL (ok disappoints might be the wrong word but its not far off) is its lack of infrastructure. For example, my brother has twin boys they're 11 now. They are mad about Wigan RL but they play for a local junior RU club, because there IS a very local one, with a small club building and playing field and at least one team in every age group. The local RL one, isn't quite as local and plays on council fields and trains when it can fit things in and only have an under 7's and senior team!

 

OK my dad takes them to the summer camps at Wigan RL but that lack of amateur infrastructure is a real problem for mine!




#2952374 27/06/14 - Wigan Warriors v St Helens KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by RidingPie on 30 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

Fair comment, it does seem like there are few dull moments with Wane around. If he's going behave like this though, then it's no good him acting outraged when he gets called out for it.

 

:) keeps things entertaining even if he looks like a hypocrite... you  need to remind yourself of how dull Maguires post match interviews were."aaaaw look" (I'm feeling drowsy just remembering... zzzzzzz)




#2945862 I think SL should use the Championships point system

Posted by RidingPie on 17 June 2014 - 09:51 AM

I don't think it's about how the table finishes up in its own right but more that it keeps each game more competitive. Huge scores against are less common. It's more exciting match by match.

 

and yet over and over again we hear calls for the mythical "more level playing field"!

 

The matches are exciting enough and if the players can manage to keep the score down out of pride and respect, frankly they aren't being professional enough, and the top tier is professional.




#2945800 I think SL should use the Championships point system

Posted by RidingPie on 17 June 2014 - 06:03 AM

Nothing complicated about next year, if you spend 5 minutes looking at how it will work, it's really very simple.

The championship scoring method is hardly a gimmick, it's been around quite a while you know.

Yet to meet a fellow championship fan that doesn't like it.


I know how it works and what annoys me is it's something else, like our play off system that I'm going to have to explain to the footy fans at work whilst they laugh, shake their heads and say "really".

One of the arguments for going back a system of P&R was its simplicity. Most sports did it. Whilst we've gone back to P&R we've forgotten the simplicity side and gone for the most rediculous system we could think of.

I doubt these extra gimmicks will give us the media attention we desire. Although I'll be happy to be proved wrong at some later date.

Just my opinion though. In the end it probably doesn't matter anyway. I'll still love the sport. I just wish for a bit of simplicity.


#2945263 TV shows they should bring back.

Posted by RidingPie on 16 June 2014 - 07:31 AM

The Adventure Game

 

gronda gronda




#2942973 And just as Zak was getting his act together

Posted by RidingPie on 11 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

Has freedom of speech been taken away from us now

 

Freedom of speech does not protect you from the consequences of what you say.

 

Big difference.




#2942855 vasectomy

Posted by RidingPie on 11 June 2014 - 10:00 AM

I know... poisoning with the pill and injection tbf... which is why I'm going to go for it! Just need to come to terms with it myself!




#2942786 And just as Zak was getting his act together

Posted by RidingPie on 11 June 2014 - 07:34 AM

I disagree frank. Its not political correctness. Its showing respect to a portion of the population that is frequently denied it.