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#3000686 20/09/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons KO 5.15pm (TV)

Posted by Saintslass on Yesterday, 07:11 PM

Good. There was nothing wrong with the challenge. It wasn't malicious and he went for his legs!

Struck me at the time as just unfortunately timing.

#2999318 19/09/14 - St Helens v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Saintslass on 20 September 2014 - 12:06 PM

I think two things helped Saints last night: our attitude when we went down to 12 men against Hudds, which put us in play off mode, and getting the LLS back into Langtree Park after the joke of its previous visit to the stadium.  Saints had something to prove and when they have something to prove they can be a class act.  According to Sky (when I watched the game back at some ungodly hour of the morning!) we only missed one tackle in the first half.  No idea what our missed tackle stats were in the second half, but I don't remember the last time any Saints team missed only one tackle in 40 minutes of rugby.


As for our attack, without our best play makers on the pitch it is hard to fashion a fancy attack and we may have to adapt again depending on our opposition in two weeks.  We couldn't risk throwing the ball around as we wanted to win.  But we played hard and fast and to the best of our abilities and I think that's all that any fan can ask for.  Certainly all I can ask for anyway.  I was delighted by our performance.


The atmosphere at Langtree Park was terrific too.  There was a real party feel around the place.  We didn't expect to still be in the competition by this stage when Luke Walsh was carried off the field so every win now is a bonus. 

#2998580 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Saintslass on 19 September 2014 - 06:45 AM

Don't let facts get in the way.


You can trust 16 year olds to die for their country but not to vote for its government.

A 16 year old is a legal child.  They should either be legal adults or not vote (or die for their country).  Either way, Salmond got absolutely everything his own way, including English students at Scottish universities (like my cousin's daughter) being allowed to vote, yet still the vote was no.  And if you look at the breakdown of votes by individual council, the vast majority voted no.  That Glasgow and Dundee voted yes, and Glasgow has I think the biggest population of all the councils in Scotland, meant that really Glasgow wants independence from the UK.  I don't see a problem with that!

#2996837 New deal for Escaré

Posted by Saintslass on 16 September 2014 - 07:00 PM

Excellent.  He is a wonderful player to watch.

#2994880 13/09/14 - Catalan Dragons v Castleford Tigers KO 6pm

Posted by Saintslass on 13 September 2014 - 08:32 PM

I just want to say merci beaucoup les Dragons Catalans :good:



#2992575 Sky Sports forced to apologise to St Helens and their fans

Posted by Saintslass on 10 September 2014 - 07:20 PM

Inevitable, I suppose, but what the hell!



#2988643 04/09/14 - St Helens v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Saintslass on 04 September 2014 - 10:11 PM

Top teams dont get embarassed like Saints have this season

So Leeds (lost to Bradford and London) and Wigan (lost to Bradford and Widnes) aren't top teams either then?  Or indeed Warrington?  (Lost badly to Saints in the first game of the season)  Who exactly are top teams then?  I think all teams have been embarrassed at some point this season.

#2988012 Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban? (Merged threads)

Posted by Saintslass on 03 September 2014 - 09:24 PM

What matters is whether he used homophobic language or not, the rest is just noise.  

This is the point that some others either will not or cannot understand.  Whether the recipient was offended or not is irrelevant.  Whether the recipient was gay or not is irrelevant.  Just as with racial abuse, it is using the words which is the offence, not whether someone nearby was offended or was a member of the group being abused.  I don't myself understand why it is so difficult for some others to understand what to me is such an obvious point!

#2987824 Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban? (Merged threads)

Posted by Saintslass on 03 September 2014 - 04:50 PM


If there is little or tenuous evidence, it is very unfair to publicly accuse him of it. The RFL would have been better waiting to see if they had evidence to charge him before saying they were investigating. 

But that's the same as with any other potential foul play.  We always know in advance who is being investigated.  Why should homophobic abuse be treated differently than, say, a shot to the head?

#2987384 Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban? (Merged threads)

Posted by Saintslass on 02 September 2014 - 10:06 PM

When I reffed If I'd sent every player off who said "is that the best you got you ###### puff?" I'd have done nowt but write sending off reports every Saturday night

Then you should have written the reports.  Had you done so maybe you would have stopped the homophobic abuse.

#2985793 Nathan Brown warns McNamara on Daryl Clark

Posted by Saintslass on 31 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

I watched the game as i watch most games available to view,Roby's impact has declined over the years since he first came on the scene.I'm not saying he aint a good player,but when he first came on the scene he was a dynamic,lightening fast scoring sensational tries,it was this time that he won MOS,slowly but surely his influence has receded maybe due to the ankle injuries hes had or maybe that opponents have worked him out.

His distribution was never his best attribute,as for Clark disappearing well everyones due an average game now and then but in the games i've seen him play he's been Castlefords stand out performer on most of the occassions i've seen him.Something i could'nt say about Roby

You watch Saints every week then?


Thought not.


If Clark was ready for internationals then he would have changed the game for his team at Wembley.


PS:  Did you see Phil Clark's boring block picture of the PTBs on Friday night?  We did virtually all our attacking down the middle.  Who do you think was driving that?  Father Christmas?

#2985710 Nathan Brown warns McNamara on Daryl Clark

Posted by Saintslass on 30 August 2014 - 09:35 PM

Roby's not the player he was maybe the injuries have taken its toll

Clarke is the future

Clearly you didn't watch the Leeds Saints game last night then! 


When we needed Roby to stand up and lead from the front he did just that.  When Cas needed Clark to do the same he disappeared.  That's the difference between the two and that is because Roby is not only a well rounded, excellent hooker but an experienced one.  Clark is none of those things - yet.  Clark may be the future but he isn't the present.  Roby is the present.  And it is Roby who should start against the Aussies, not Clark. 

#2985677 30/08/14 - Catalan Dragons v London Broncos KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by Saintslass on 30 August 2014 - 08:09 PM

Mataitonga defends like a girl, absolutely pathetic.

Excuse me.  That's an insult to girls!

#2985362 29/08/14 - Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm

Posted by Saintslass on 30 August 2014 - 09:25 AM

Well done Widnes! 


Oh, and thanks!

#2985246 29/08/14 - Leeds Rhinos v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Saintslass on 29 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

Saints are gonna finish top, only Cas to stop them but won't happen. So is it only me that thinks the team finishing top, hasn't been the best team this year.

If we do finish top then that means we have been the best team over the course of the season.  That is what being top means.