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DoubleD

Member Since 24 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 31 2015 11:00 AM
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#3174118 Does one fit suit all ?

Posted by DoubleD on 10 August 2015 - 09:25 PM

it should be whatever suits the clubs in the league and area they play in, central planning didn't work for the soviet union, pretty sure they had more money than the rfl


You can't have clubs dictating what they want to do. Yes they need a say but they can't be leading on it, otherwise you get selfish decisions thinking about themselves rather than the benefit of the wider game


#3168445 Toulouse: SuperLeague in 3 years

Posted by DoubleD on 31 July 2015 - 12:30 PM

You assume old lag posters opinions may be stronger than yours. It's how long you've been following the game and how much you have taken into account the realities, the facts and the figures that counts.

 

Your first reality post was as good as some people's 10,000th fantasy post, so stand your ground and enjoy! 

 

Yeah your first post was better and less dreary than 19,600 of Parksiders other ones




#3167879 Reserve league to return

Posted by DoubleD on 30 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

The Reserves league is not a place to develop players, the standard is lower than it would be at the Championship and probably League 1

 

I would prefer if they changed back the to U16, U18 and U21 and allowed 3/4 overage players to play in the U21s.




#3164769 Eagles to go full-time in 2016

Posted by DoubleD on 26 July 2015 - 09:39 AM

Not everything comes down to crowd size and directors investment. Commercial revenues outside of this are the real key to growing any rugby club. And for that I mean sponsorship, shirt sales, corporate hospitality, revenue from the use of the clubs assets by outside parties etc. This will be the key for Sheffield and will be the target for them to grow and hopefully be successful at Super League level in future when they can control their own destiny from a stable base in their own stadium. This should in turn lead to higher crowd sizes but if they get the rest right at a high level and there's a large commercial sector to target in Sheffield who will be far more interested in top flight Super League than Championship rugby, then the crowd sizes are less of a factor


For proof, this is why Leeds and Catalans are the 2 highest revenue generating clubs, because they make the most of the commercial side of things. Wigan would also be up there if they owned their own asset ie stadium but they don't


#3158593 Who is at fault ?

Posted by DoubleD on 15 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

Totally agree getdownmonkeyman and scotchy. I think the best solution is return to U18s and U20s and allow 3 overage players to play per match in the 20s. This allows first teamers returning from injury or not playing to get a game. It should also lead to less DR. Returning of the reserves though would be disastrous


#3158031 Vikings sign Bridge

Posted by DoubleD on 14 July 2015 - 11:41 AM

Very average signing by Widnes - certainly not the kind ofm player who will boost their chances of silverware next season !

 

I disagree, I think he's a good centre, very good in attack and solid in defence. Definitely an improvement on Phelps, he has the ability to break the line. I suppose Warrington are looking at his age and injuries and salary cap and think they have enough options with Atkins, Evans and T King




#3156805 French Update

Posted by DoubleD on 12 July 2015 - 12:57 PM

Small baby steps for the elite... I hope one day the elite 1 can reach its potential or pave the way for a future professional league in france


You can say that again.........


#3152410 Russia v Ukraine Live Stream July 4th

Posted by DoubleD on 04 July 2015 - 10:41 AM

Hats off to Serbia for hosting this




#3151949 London Broncos sign Walton & Cunningham

Posted by DoubleD on 03 July 2015 - 04:25 PM

Walton is an excellent player whenever I've seen him, was surprised he didn't get more of a run as thought he was Super League standard. Runs good lines, makes tackle busts and is a good size. Perhaps it's his workrate which let him down, not sure what else it could be but I'm sure he'll be a great addition to the Broncos




#3151944 French Update

Posted by DoubleD on 03 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Tony Gigot has signed a two year deal with Les Cats. According to Cristophe Jouffret he had offers from Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.

 

http://www.catalansd...t-jusquen-2017/

 

Excellent news for Les Cats, important they kept him. Now for Pelissier.........




#3150157 So why did Ryan Brierley leave Castleford?

Posted by DoubleD on 30 June 2015 - 03:35 PM

Hardaker wasn't proven quality when Leeds signed him. He was a very good championship player, but Leeds have made him the player he is today.

 

Brierley is a better player than Burrow and with McGuire ageing he will soon pass him as well.

 

Hardaker was 19 when he signed for Leeds, and that was when the U20s were around so they nurtured him in that before he was ready.

 

Ryan Brierley is 23 and would not be able to, and to say he is better than Burrow is a joke. He's playing for a dominant full time team in a semi professional league




#3149609 Ben Crooks to Cas?

Posted by DoubleD on 29 June 2015 - 02:07 PM

Kallum Watkins was very slight until a couple of years ago. Yes Crooks is never going to be massive but fortunately rugby league is not all about size (unlike union) and there are many other facets to his game that means he can make it to the top. I hope we see the best of him next year, as he was some talent.




#3146750 Disgraceful Sheffield

Posted by DoubleD on 24 June 2015 - 09:16 PM

So this whole thread is about Leigh fans getting upset that their team has got a taste of their own medicine?




#3113842 It really is the RFL's fault

Posted by DoubleD on 29 April 2015 - 03:23 PM

It's a good job that everyone else in the game is polite and civil to each other at all times. Coaches to players, fans to coaches and players and referees, fans to each other.

Literally the only people in the game to experience a bad word said to them is the referee and it hurts them every time because nobody in the wider world ever hears anyone express frustration towards them. Poor little flowers

 

Perhaps you should try being a referee yourself. It's a thankless task and if everyone took the stance of abusing them for 80 minutes game in game out, I'm sure there wouldn't be many willing to do the job. And without them we wouldn't have a game.




#3113757 It really is the RFL's fault

Posted by DoubleD on 29 April 2015 - 01:28 PM

One thing players should perhaps take account of is everyone is human and everyone makes mistakes. If a player makes a mistake and drops a ball, how would they feel if everyone on their team went upto them and hurled abuse at them.


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