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thundergaz

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
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In Topic: James Webster gives up?

08 April 2015 - 03:07 PM

it isn't an extreme example is it. Nor really is it stupid. Hull fc are 2 points ahead of Wakefield, Widnes are 3. We still aren't even half way through the season. If Hull or Widnes lose their next three games I can well see them doing the same thing.

As for it being stupid. Is it really? If I was in Wakefield's position I would do exactly the same.

Why are we throwing Hull kr and Salford in? Those two are hardly scrimping on money and are currently 3rd and 4th in the league. You might as well be asking why leeds are still bothering.

This is a clear and obvious downfall in the system. Something that you said wouldn't happen. It is now happening and you are trying find a different scapegoat.

The fact is that this system prioritises not being relegated. We are 9 weeks in and it would take a huge turnaround already for Wakefield squeeze in to the top 8. It would take a crazy unprecedented turnaround for them to qualify for the top 4 so they are back at the choice of busting a gut and risking it all to qualify for a competition they are pretty much certain not to win, or playing it safe and focusing on not being relegated. They are taking the sensible option and it's a decision club 11 will need to make in a couple of weeks, and club 10 a couple of weeks after that.

This is a failing of the system. It doesn't mean the system is failing. Like any system. This one will be what we make of it. But it is a failure of the system, the game needs to accept it and work around it. Pretending it isn't going to solve it


Totally agree the same is happening in the championship as we speak. Teams are targeting games and just hoping to get through the other games without any injuries. Its slowly unraveling out a poor system.

In Topic: 11 Apr: Castleford Tigers v Hull KR KO 5.15pm (TV)

08 April 2015 - 02:49 PM

5.15?

What's that all about then?


Grand national? So it doesn't clash maybe?

In Topic: James Webster gives up?

08 April 2015 - 11:11 AM

[quote name="GaryO" post="3102634" timestamp="1428486616"]
I have read a lot of your comments since the New Era was announced, which coincidentally occurred just as Fev were relinquishing their status as the Championships Topdog, I have often wondered when reading your comments if Fev were in the position of The Bulls or Leigh whether you would still be of the same opinion and more so considering the rivalry between the Wildcats and the Rovers, which ever way you have been papering over the cracks, there does seem to be a hint of sour grapes that sadly the Rovers are not in the mix, I for one would have welcomed a very competitive Fev in this league.


No sour grapes at all Gaz. No team currently in the champ and that's including Fev besides the bulls will bring anything to the SL table that isn't already their. As for Fev not being up their that's all down to not being FT and this system nothing else. Yes Fev are poor at the moment very poor TBH even though I haven't watched a game since the leigh home game just going off what fans have told me that did attend those other 4/5 games after the leigh game.

PS Fev and wakey are not rivals I would love wakey to win the SL.

In Topic: James Webster gives up?

08 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

So would you consider if Leigh were given that extra 1.3 million this season, they would still struggle to gain promotion, that question is also for Thundergaz.


That's totally irrelevant though isn't it? Leigh are not playing the same calibre of clubs wakey are.

In Topic: James Webster gives up?

08 April 2015 - 09:27 AM

What ' Extra ' funding ? , next years ? , so you are suggesting they could have borrowed this season against next years SKY money ? , then what ? , borrow again ? , and again ?

What could they have done differently ?

I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying if they had the security of SL rugby next season and the funding that goes with it next season not this. they could be planning/ building for the future but no they have to plan for the middle 8s instead.