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#3092177 Are we destroying the Championship?

Posted by thundergaz on 20 March 2015 - 05:12 PM

The Championship was ruined when you could be Champions 2 years in a row and it meant nothing, not convinced by this new format but at least there is a carrot dangled at the end of it.

you've highlighted another stupid idea along with this new system. A team could go all season unbeaten but lose a one off game and not be called champions? The real champions are the league winners and always will be. No matter how the RFL want to sugar coat it with a GF.But back to this new system the only way it can work is if all the clubs are FT if not its no chance of lasting long.On a funnier note I think we need a new team/coach let alone a new system lol.

#3091205 20-22 Mar: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 4 Match Thread

Posted by thundergaz on 19 March 2015 - 08:37 AM

I assumed he meant the graffiti on the wall behind the ground. In chalk.

That is their for a reason browny its to remind us when we last won the challenge cup just incase we happen to forget as it as been along time lol. I'm sure if we win it again it will get removed lol.

#3089524 15 Mar: Kingstone Press Championship Round 5 - Match Thread

Posted by thundergaz on 15 March 2015 - 11:42 PM

Leigh have just had an opening 5 of Bradford H, Fax A, London H, Doncaster A, Fev A - basically 2 promoted teams and 3 of last years top Champ sides. Start of the year I would have been happy to be 3-2, but we are 5-0. I dont know how the season will end up but if we can keep injury free and get Hock, Spencer, Sarsfield back we will make the mid 8's very uncomfortable for a few SL sides. Ref kept Fev in the mix for 40 mins but downhill and with the wind the second half it was only about when and by how many
The Leeds and overseas contingent looked very ordinary for Fev imo, Baldwinson looks very light for a prop

Now your just being silly. The ref piggy backed you down the field all game. Fui fui must of been offside at every PTB.The ref didn't decide the game but he certainly helped making it a cricket score.No way were you 30 points better than us today. The best team won no doubt about it but your not SL class yet that's for sure. You are a good championship side and so are bradford but neither of you will go up from what ive seen of the bottom 4 clubs at present in SL and bulls and leigh.Leigh and bulls haven't got a prayer of beating hudds, Cas etc. I'm sure we will see your team at POR again next season.

#3087727 Batley V Bradford

Posted by thundergaz on 12 March 2015 - 07:14 PM

Seen a lot ofgaskell from academy right up to super league, always thought he was a good playerbut never put him in the super man status as thundergaz puts him ,could be wrong we'll see at weekend but ripping a new hole that's a right statement to make,happy to return with my up to date views on Sunday gaz

I honestly hope he as a stinker on Sunday reg because if he does you will have a right chance of beating them. Everything goes through Gaskell he is bulls cog like ridyard is Leigh's stop him and you won't be far away. As for my comment about him being the best champ player I've ever seen he is up to now and I've seen alker at Salford all the KR team when they were down hudds players wakey players Cas players etc you name it Ive seen em but this Gaskell kid is something special he ripped us a new hole before we even knew he was on the pitch. He won't be at the bulls for long I'm sure of that he is an outstanding half back for our league. He's way too good for the champ he makes ridyard and brierley look very ordinary and neither of them are. Hope you beat them though and I never bull up players unless they are quality and Gaskell is quality for our league anyway. He's way too good he should be playing SL. Hopefully you won't see what I mean on Sunday reg because if you do you will be coming away grumpy with a defeat. But fingers firmly crossed for you guys do em lol.

#3087561 Batley V Bradford

Posted by thundergaz on 12 March 2015 - 01:01 PM

Hope you guys do em but can't see it myself. Gaskell will rip you a new hole. I've never seen a better player in the champ this kid is way too good for champ rugby. Saying that though if you can keep him quiet which will be very hard you will have a right chance of winning as he's their cog. They would be pretty ordinary without him. Every try we conceded against them he created or played a part in. Gaskell is surely an england international waiting to happen. But good luck guys and I hope you give them a massive fright and beat them.

#3074734 Town V Rams predictions.

Posted by thundergaz on 19 February 2015 - 01:31 PM

ok then we haven't got a chance.

I for one wouldn't be surprised if you won. On that note theirs only 2 teams this weekend that if they won I would be surprised and that's haven and fax I think the rest are up for grabs.

#3072683 15 Feb: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Hull KR KO 3pm

Posted by thundergaz on 15 February 2015 - 06:56 PM

Its great to see wakey doing well. Hope it continues through out the season and they make the top 8.

#3065649 5 Feb: Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by thundergaz on 03 February 2015 - 02:05 PM

Wigan by 22

#3065310 Stefan Ratchford

Posted by thundergaz on 02 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

I think this guys the real deal and an outside bet for man of steel.

Extremely talented player who's a victim of his own talent by being able to play most positions and end up almost a utility player.

I've got to say I disagree I think he falls into the category of over hyped player. I watched him every game he played on sky last season and I was expecting more from a big name like him but he never delivered really he had a couple of good games but nothing that would put him in the england team. Maybe this season he will kick on but who knows just saying as I see it that's all.For what its worth I think a certain saints player will get the man of steel if he stays injury free.

#3063608 carvel

Posted by thundergaz on 30 January 2015 - 08:15 PM

Now you are getting carried away Gaz,you don't think you'll lose to a semi pro team this season,now that is a bold prediction,I think my team Rams,Halifax,batley,Sheffield & rest of the teams will have something to say about that!!!

Yes very true graham and I would be worried if fans of those clubs didn't think that too. I just feel our class players will shine especially our pack (that's where we will win most games IMO) as I don't think any club even the FT teams will dominate our pack when all are on board. Yes I agree its a very bold statement graham but after our squad got 2nd last season with an average side probably our worst in a few years. I just feel this squad is probably the best we've had in a very long long time albeit on paper at the moment. I'm just very confident more so than any other season even when DP was with us. Its just the FT teams I think might cause us the problems but for the sake of our league I hope I'm wrong because their will be 2 leagues in one if I'm right.

#3062698 Toulouse news

Posted by thundergaz on 29 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

here we go again, i want expansion BUT ,

how can Toulouse being in super league not be good for the game,

Like I've said previously I'm not against expansion.. But doesn't your post above apply to bulls London crusaders Hemel Madrid Barcelona Rome etc etc you get my point. If we want a European top flight then make one and get one team from Yorkshire one team from Lancashire one from London etc etc. not this well they are good keep em in etc. you want a European SL how about this.

1. London
2. Leeds
3. Wigan
4. Crusaders
5. Catalans
6. Toulouse
7. Madrid
8. Barcelona
9 Hemel
10 Newcastle
11. Rome
12 Dublin
13 Cardiff
14 Edinburgh

How many of those above will fail? I would say at least 9. I'm not saying dont bring teams in I'm all for it don't get me wrong but are you willing to lose clubs like saints bulls wire hudds etc for this fantasy dream league? Under this new system you've already lost one of the big boys in the bulls are you happy they've been excluded? I would put bulls in SL over Toulouse any day of the week.

#3062395 carvel

Posted by thundergaz on 28 January 2015 - 05:25 PM

Im expecting Fev's over the hill pack to get shown up a little bit this season probably not helped with the over hype of a couple of their overseas players who didnt really stand out in the competitions they played in. Wont be long in to their season we hear their fans moaning about the rhino not running his weight.

Lol you obviously know nothing about our overseas players with the comment you made above. Reni maitua speaks for itself I have no need to comment on him. Verlinden I'm sure will put alot of fax forwards on their backs and carvell and wood maybe a bit old but as the saying goes class is permanent form is temporary. Put it this way I bet we beat you twice this season and I know nowt.By the way is 2015 the year of the fax? Or no sorry that was 2010, 2011, 2012 ,2013 and 2014 do you want to get in early and say no its 2016 lol.

#3062394 Toulouse news

Posted by thundergaz on 28 January 2015 - 05:18 PM

Oh the irony Gaz,

Bet you were Ok Cas going down to accommodate Les Catalans!!

No I wasn't parky. I've never been in favour of a new expansion club taking the place of an established club no matter who the club is that losers out. It could be very damaging to an existing club to make way for a club that will probably fail anyway. It shouldn't happen no matter what established club may be effected that's my view on it and all expansion clubs not just Toulouse. If they want to bring them in that's fine by me but don't hurt another club by doing so.

#3062247 Toulouse news

Posted by thundergaz on 28 January 2015 - 11:42 AM

The question I have is who's going to lose their place in the championship to let these in? Surely not a 13 team league. Clubs last season suffered because of this new system in the championship with 5 going down. I'm all for letting them in the championship but not to replace an existing champ club like Workington batley dews etc as they don't deserve to go down to accommodate Toulouse IMO.

#3059062 cas ground

Posted by thundergaz on 22 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

Cheers Gaz always a pleasure.

A crowd is a crowd and as for away fans they too may be more likely to turn up if the stadium is easier to get to and more comfortable with better amenities. Those 10K moments against Leeds may have included 2,000 Leeds fans but what price both more Cas and Leeds fans attending a decent stadium.

Sure the purists say don't rely on "away" fans but the reality is they count, and the Hull clubs are literally "down the road"

Now not sure how often you posted when Newmarket was given the go ahead, but I posted plenty about this being the big club the region needed. I also feel that if Cas and Wakey get the grounds they will restrict each other, but the harsh reality could be Cas get the ground and Wakey get relegated.

You should perhaps revise "No way on this earth" and take into account the scenario above. L'Ange predicts no calder club in SL in time, but one in a new stadium has to have the potential to grow big.

As for dreaming and hoping I dream of a 20,000 stadium and a rally of fans of all three clubs coming together under one banner with the aim of putting the crumbling past behind them and joining forces to smash the Hull's Leeds and Wigan's.

But the site is for lively debate on the realities, so I will leave the fantasy stuff to others.

Finally you blew it at the end with the admission you would "worry" if Wakefield were revived with a smart new ground. care to share the worries with me?

Yeah no problem parky. My worries about wakey getting a new stadium are obvious really. Wakey as massive potential to be a super club in our game alot more than Cas and Fev. I just feel if wakey get Newmarket it will destroy Fev and Cas (obviously not make them disappear Etc) but I just feel this new ground could be the kick start wakey need to become the super power they should really be. Wakey as been a sleeping giant for far too long now and I just feel it will only take a little thing like getting a new stadium to put this sleeping giant back on the right track. I like ange believe if wakey don't get their ground all 3 could be in the same league soon as Cas rely on Fulton too much and he won't be around forever. Wakey getting a new stadium really fears me for my club. But for the game it will be tremendous. Cas getting a ground won't make me worry as they haven't got the potential wakey have with them just being down the road from Leeds. I honestly do think in the next 5 years Cas will get relegated with or without a new stadium. But I feel wakey could go 2 ways one where they get their new stadium which I believe over time will make them a super club. Or secondly not getting their stadium and all 3 will be in the same division. Like I've said wakey are the sleeping giants of the area not Cas or Fev and the day wakey turn it on is the day Fev and Cas need to be very scared.