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Member Since 27 Dec 2011
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In Topic: bbcrugby

24 February 2015 - 12:38 PM

Nobody has made any claims about union being morally superior and I don't see what moral superiority has anything to do with this anyway.
I also don't see why you or anybody else would have a problem with the simple fact that union named their sport "rugby" before we did, thus they do have first claim to "rugby" being used as the name for a sport.
What does the Ellis story have to do with anything?

You don't understand or you're being intentionally obtuse.

I'll try to make this easy for you:

Once upon a time there was a worm called Rugby
One day in 1895 a fat cat factory owner carelessly chopped poor Rugby in half
What happened next was remarkable as instead of dying both halves of Rugby continued to live
One half went to live up North while the other lived down South
Years later Southern Rugby tried to pinch the name 'Rugby' all for himself
Some ignorant buffoons even tried to claim that Southern Rugby had more right to the name
However, Northern Rugby protested that he too was part of the original Rugby and had just as strong a claim to the name.

And they all lived unhappily ever after


In Topic: Minimum Ground Standards To Enter Super League

23 February 2015 - 07:45 PM

Imploded due to being denied promotion to SL because the ground wasn't up to the minimum criteria. Do you see a theme here?

No they imploded because the then Chairman of Dewsbury, Bob McDermott, chose not to even apply for promotion after winning the Grand Final.

Neil Kelly stated that he was leaving because the clubs ambition did not match his own. Once Kelly left Dewsbury a number of the Rams team felt they'd been let down by the club and followed Kelly to Widnes and other clubs.

In Topic: Minimum Ground Standards To Enter Super League

22 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

That glorified block of flats ? , seriously

Yes, seriously!

Like wakefields less glorified block of flats, the Coral stand is a significant upgrade to the stadium.
The revenue streams generated from Wakefields block are huge compared with what they had previously.
The stand also provides a very large supporters bar, toilets, VIP executive suites, hospitality boxes, control rooms, media room and a lot more.

In Topic: Kevin Penny

21 February 2015 - 11:58 PM

There were two one on one tackles on runaway St George players that were absolutely superb, one of those was against the giant wingman and the other was Duggan.

Another excellent defensive action was the collection of the ball at the boots of Nightingale, real body where it hurts stuff that's not for those feignt of heart.

Great to see Penny play so well in such an unexpected way!

In Topic: Minimum Ground Standards To Enter Super League

19 February 2015 - 09:24 PM

And they got into Super League in 1998 by spending the money they should have used to upgrade their facilities, to meet the minimum SL standards of the day, on their playing budget instead. If they wanted to do this and just win the GF without applying for promotion to SL that was up to them, but to blatantly ignore Stadium minimum standards in order to pay for the strongest squad and then apply for SL was surely equivalent to a breach of Salary Cap? Other clubs they were competing with were playing by the rules and upgrading their stadium.

What a load of unadulterated myopic claptrap!