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In Topic: Sports England - Active People Survey

Yesterday, 02:21 PM

There needs to be a serious look at how inviting our game is to young children and their parents also to people who want to get involved in the running of a club or forming new clubs.

In the last 2 -5 years I've had first hand experience of the animosity of established clubs towards a new club, the hurdles placed in the way of getting things done that seem unnecessary and sometimes placed there on purpose. The hostile atmosphere created at away matches which too often takes the form of verbal abuse of young children and results in parents saying "no thanks". Finally what starts as a labour of love a grand intentions ends with well meaning and capable administrators giving up.

Until we sort out the amateur game and remove the self interested officials that run it, I'm afraid we will struggle to grow the sport and its number of participants.

In Topic: This piece doesn't reflect well on the RLIF and its new boss

25 January 2015 - 09:04 AM

Sep Blatter could be available shortly!

The RLIF needs to become THE ruling body world wide and have the power to enforce their decisions.
The NRL and the SL must not be allowed to introduce rules and interpretations without sanction from the RLIF a and when introduced they should uniformly come into effect world wide.

The neutral refs debacle should never be allowed to happen again, the best NEUTRAL referee available should always be appointed irrespective of whether Australia think he's good enough.

I'm with Roughy on the Mascord article, Im no fan of Wood but Mascords writing is increasingly agenda driven and is typical of the arrogant attitude shown by many from the Southern Hemisphere towards the rest.

In Topic: Friendly result

19 January 2015 - 12:34 PM

Only 1 of the back 5 played and only 3 of the pack.
Green was Wigans 6 last year and while Williams is a good prospect he's certainly not cemented as Greens replacement, he's also seen by many as a hooker rather than a half back, so "Experimental"

Expected SL/ Vs Leigh

In Topic: Friendly result

19 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

put yer money in yer pocket, Leigh had a depleted squad and led virtual Wigan first team 12-4 at HT. We are going up FT has give us a huge advantage

I'm no Wigan fan but that looks far from a full strength Wigan team, probably only 6 of the first 13 that started today would be in the regular season starting line up.

Still a great win though!

Williams (experimental)

In Topic: The Allams flexing their muscles?

16 January 2015 - 06:48 PM

The beer price and decision not to man the turn styles aren't the point really, it's the fact that the SMC a chose not to consult one of their two major tenants.