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#3272202 11 Feb: SL: Salford Red Devils v St Helens KO 8pm

Posted by DoubleD on Today, 12:55 PM

Cunningham saying he could smell complacency before the game and then turned out a team with what he said was a complacent performance doesn't say much for his motivational skills.


I think next week is a massive game for Cunningham. Unless they put in a big performance I think his neck could be on the line. For me they have the best squad in Super League but to lose by 34 points being totally outplayed by a team who finished next to bottom last year is unacceptable. He got no reaction after half time so any half time team talk didn't work. You don't see top teams like Leeds or Wigan lose by 30-40 points even on an off day and this is not a one-off for Saints. I think question marks must really be raised against Cunningham's ability to coach/manage at the top level.


I don't want to take anything away from Salford though, they were fantastic, I really enjoyed the game and their style of play. Am looking forward to seeing them play more this year. I think Ian Watson could turn out to be an excellent coach and he has a great tutor. Pleased for Marwan too!

#3271672 New Stand at Bradford / Ownership of Odsal (merged topics)

Posted by DoubleD on Yesterday, 05:30 PM


No not for me.

I would not chuck hundreds of grand on duff SL rejects who get beaten at Batley.

I'd build the club for the time they get rid of this system......

Any normal system would have promoted probably either Leigh or Bradford by now and the other could be in pole position to be promoted this season.

Don't spend £Hundreds of grand trying to beat a rigged system.

You will only help perpetuate it.

Yet you don't think Wakefield should prioritise their stadium situation over squad? Your posts become more and more illogical by the day

#3270218 A puzzle of life

Posted by DoubleD on 08 February 2016 - 05:23 PM

Who are you - bloody David Cameron?


Yes the Prime Minister spends his free time posting on Total RL forums, did you not know?

#3270103 A puzzle of life

Posted by DoubleD on 08 February 2016 - 01:44 PM

Who does nt in Tory Britain


I shop at M&S and I'm a Tory, am I allowed to like Koukash and not Beaumont too?

#3264256 Leeds Rhinos Stadium Development

Posted by DoubleD on 29 January 2016 - 11:08 PM

They are selling Land they own in Weetwood and Tingley for building new houses.I wonder how long they have owned this land and why they aqcuired it? Could this land really belong to the Caddick company? Just another thought

That was my thought too but I bet he transferred it to the club to get it through planning as otherwise he would have no chance

#3264063 Ricoh Arena Could Get RL Role

Posted by DoubleD on 29 January 2016 - 04:20 PM

Why would Rugby League put money into the pockets of Rugby Union owned Ricoh Stadium?


Absolutely. The owners are struggling to make it financially viable so the last thing we should be doing is propping up the dark side. Much better options than this

#3263898 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by DoubleD on 29 January 2016 - 11:31 AM

I'm no Bradford fan Gaz!! :-) Whatever anyone says from the club there are major issues going on there. People i know are telling me that rumours are flying around in the Leigh area. All will be revealed no doubt.

No one admits to being a Bradford fan 😀

#3263818 BBC Promotion Vid

Posted by DoubleD on 29 January 2016 - 09:44 AM

No...not chippy at all!

It's not about being chippy, as much as you might like to cast that aspersion. They're valid points, hence why the All Party Parliamentary Group took them up. They wouldn't take them up if that wasn't the case

#3263390 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by DoubleD on 28 January 2016 - 12:39 PM

Gareth Hock for Player-Coach!!!!

#3263288 Leeds Rhinos Stadium Development

Posted by DoubleD on 28 January 2016 - 10:42 AM

It's been done many times but just for you. THE CLUB CANNOT COVER THE WESTERN TERRACE BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO GET PLANNING PERMISSION DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF THE HOMES BEHIND THE STAND. So instead of trolling, try doing a bit of research first.


Correct, and away fans can stand/sit where they want, I often see them in other stands

#3263264 Leeds Rhinos Stadium Development

Posted by DoubleD on 28 January 2016 - 10:15 AM

Seems to be coming to fruition..........http://www.therhinos.../news/28344.php



Exciting plans for the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds are set to be revealed at a series of public exhibition to be held in February.

The success of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie makes Headingley Carnegie Stadium one of the biggest visitor attractions in Leeds and important to the economy of the city. The plans are aimed to retain the stadium's position internationally in readiness for the economic and social benefits that hosting the 2019 Cricket World Cup and future test match cricket will bring to Leeds and Yorkshire.

To facilitate the stadium improvement plans, funding will be provided from a combination of public and private funding including Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos. Leeds Rhinos will provide the majority of the remaining investment through the proposed sale of two sites for housing development located off Weetwood Avenue, Weetwood and off Old Thorpe Lane, Bradford Road, Tingley. The net receipts from the sale of these sites will be 100% invested into the improvements at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

The proposals will create an increased capacity Cricket Stadium that will offer the highest standards of playing, practice and training facilities, good quality seating and corporate facilities, state of the art technology and media facilities and attractive spaces around the stadium to improve integration with the surrounding Headingley neighbourhood.

For the Rugby Stadium, the proposals will provide a replacement North and South Stand with enhanced facilities for players, fans and visitors. The new South Stand will also replace some of the Rugby capacity lost by the development of the joint Stand between rugby and cricket and for the first time will include an element of seating within the stand however the standing capacity will still exceed the current level of members in the South Stand.

As part of the proposals, the Club are embarking on a consultation process which will shape and inform the final planning application. The public are invited to attend a series of exhibitions to view our plans for Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Weetwood and Tingley and will have the opportunity to discuss the plans with members of the design team and provide feedback.

The Exhibitions are taking place as follows:

• Monday 8th February, 2016 from 4pm - 7pm
Weetwood Hall - The Bramley Room, Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS

• Tuesday 9th February, 2016 from 4pm - 7pm
Woodkirk Valley Country Club, Leeds Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, WF12 7JL

• Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February, 2016 from 4pm - 7pm
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Carnegie Café Bar, St Michael's Ln, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3BR

The exhibition will remain in the Carnegie Cafe Bar at Headingley Carnegie Stadium from
Friday 12th February until Monday 15th February.

If you would like to discuss our expansion plans in more detail you can:
• Speak to our project team in person at the Exhibitions
• Visit the website at www.hwt-leeds.co.uk
• Email info@hwt-leeds.co.uk
• Write to HWT-Leeds Consultation, WYG Planning Department,
Arndale Court, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ.

The feedback period is open until Tuesday 16th February 2016

Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington commented, "We have been working behind the scenes with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds City Council for many years and now the vision of a completely re-developed Headingley is a reality.

"For Rugby fans, we will be providing significantly more comfort with much better seating, yet retaining the uniqueness and character of our home.

"Our overall capacity will not increase, but that has never been our aim. We have a 90 year old Main Stand and a South Stand that was condemned 6 years ago and is in constant need of repair.

"It will present a major construction challenge and inevitably cause some disruption for all teams during that period. Our stadium capacity will reduce to just over 13,000 for a period during the 2017 season but we are determined to ensure all our ticketed members are guaranteed access to all games and that's why the 2016 Members will have priority for 2017.

"Headingley has been a wonderful asset of the City for 125 years with a worldwide reputation for sporting drama and excitement and this latest development is another great news story for Leeds and Yorkshire," added Hetherington.


#3262717 Contactus sponsor London Broncos

Posted by DoubleD on 26 January 2016 - 09:54 PM

Saracens debts announced as £45m

Don't bring that onto this forum. Barnaby is banned from the cross code forum for good reason and it's a much better place for it

#3261026 The gathering storm ...

Posted by DoubleD on 23 January 2016 - 10:25 AM

The Tories, the party of "big business" have finally got Google to fork out £130 million dating back 10 years.
Terrorist sympathiser in chief rolls out the usual Labour hypocrisy and calls it a "sweetheart deal", I assume the deal Labour did with them that saw them pay the square root of sod all was a "Please Google, do me with my pants still on. I love you".

And the Labour party and it's voters STILL don't get why they lost the last election. Just blame the media and us not knowing what's good for us.

Oh. PAYE and Corporation Tax are 2 very different things.

Labour didn't need the tax revenues, they could just sell off all our gold reserves instead

#3260665 Its all Englands fault says Shaun Wane

Posted by DoubleD on 22 January 2016 - 09:57 AM

How much of a pre-season do the Elite players need to prepare and get ready for the new season? Assuming they keep themselves in good nick, I'd have though a month would be sufficient.


Like most, I'd prefer a shorter league season, as it does sap the enthusiasm a bit with so many repeat fixtures and have a longer international season but I can't see clubs agreeing to that as they're very parochial. The only way is if they got a slice of the international TV/sponsorship rights to compensate them for reduced revenue, which would be fair enough, but it's a chicken and egg situation. The RFL missed a trick with the new TV deal, they should have been bolder by doing it then. Not enough long term thinking sadly

#3260419 The gathering storm ...

Posted by DoubleD on 21 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

Casting aspersions? Says the person who makes a judgement as to the value of another human being based upon whether they have "contributed" or not. What a truly despicable viewpoint. You're making yourself look inhuman.


Not sure what is despicable at all about it. I was brought up to work hard in life and your rewards would come. Unfortunately too many people these days no longer have this philosophy. Why should those that work hard in life see their hard earned wages go towards people who just sponge off the state and not put anything back? If we all decided to sponge instead of graft, who would pay for the NHS, police, security, pensions, education - answer me that?


If we weren't supporting these spongers, we could put money into things that could make a difference like the NHS or something which shouldn't have to rely on handouts like the Air Ambulance services. Or how about getting this country out of the huge debt pile it is in? Clearly that's far too radical for you