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OMEGA

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#3152752 Cas stadium NOT being called in...

Posted by OMEGA on Today, 08:58 AM

The same Yvette Cooper who has stubbornly and consistently failed to engage with Wakefields Stadium Trust but now wants to jump on the back of the Castleford stadium bandwagon. Her use of the word "we" is nauseating but also reveals the favouritism shown by the Castleford centric political power base within the Wakefield area which also runs to the leader of the council being a Castleford shareholder and season ticket holder at Castleford.

Wakefield Trinity never had a chance whilestever this was the status quo, rd blocks, political reluctance and downright underhandedness was/is always going to keep the City of Wakefield behind the Town of Castleford in the stadium race.

None of which, post Richard Wright, is the fault of Castleford Tigers though and I wish them well in their stadium quest.


#3150770 Wakefield Stadium

Posted by OMEGA on 01 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

They didn't really. Crusaders withdrew their application, I think Halifax were the other potential candidate for a place on SL. So Wakey stated at the expense of Fax.


The RFL laughed at Halifaxs application and described it as atrocious or something like that.

Blake Solly stated that Wakefield were not the worst candidates or even the 2nd worst

With regard the number of fans being just 3,000.
When we put a half decent and competitive team on the field we get around 7,000 or 8,000 which isn't bad for a club that's been through disaster after disaster for 30 odd years and plays out of a terrible stadium


#3150354 Number of Academy Players

Posted by OMEGA on 30 June 2015 - 08:52 PM

I didn't say that they were.


I know you didn't, I'm just continuing what you were saying.


#3149998 Number of Academy Players

Posted by OMEGA on 30 June 2015 - 11:17 AM

Because believe it or not at Huddersfield we seem to be doing ok with bringing our youth players through at the moment. Plenty in the pipeline and have only just brought Jared Simpson through earlier this month to debut, and now on the shortlist for Super League player of the month. We have also played most games this season with just 1 overseas player, and only have 2 on the books. Huddersfield are certainly going in the right direction in terms of Youth development.


Completely true, Huddersfield have signed 7 of this years Scholarship U16s to full time contracts so there's definitely some good things being done at Youth level. The move to Full Time is a huge shift in a positive direction, they've also formed a partnership with Greenhead College to offer A-Levels to their Academy players, Greenhead is THE No1 College in the country at the moment. This sits nicely next to the partnership with Loughbrough College who facilitate the BTec courses at the Zone which is owned by Huddersfield Giants.

Lots of very good things going on with the Community department currently undergoing positive changes that will make them more visible and more active throughout schools and Community Clubs.


#3145587 Tony Smith

Posted by OMEGA on 22 June 2015 - 10:20 PM

You can't lose a player of Briers quality one year and Monaghan the next without there being a huge drop in the quality of your team.

Warrington will know that and Smiths job won't be in question


#3128425 24 May: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Widnes Vikings KO 3pm

Posted by OMEGA on 24 May 2015 - 05:42 PM

Betts is blaming the playing surface for his team not scoring the mandatory 40 points

Man Up Dennis


#3104459 11 Apr: Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 1.30pm

Posted by OMEGA on 11 April 2015 - 04:46 PM

Can I be the first poster who supports Wakefield to say sorry to the rest of the people associated with the game for that embarassing debacle!

Injuries or no, that's unacceptable from a professional team


#3101357 State of origin europe.

Posted by OMEGA on 06 April 2015 - 10:50 AM

I have no interest in 600 year old, geographically inaccurate rivalries being played out in modern sport.
Especially as I don't live in either of the counties concerned and have no affinity to the Pennines.
You cannot artificially create rivalries.

I do!

I live in Yorkshire and I'm proud of it, I love nothing more than kicking Lancashire *****!
There's nothing artificial about that

I'm sure people in Melbourne and Adelaide could have felt much the same as you do when Origin started


#3101353 State of origin europe.

Posted by OMEGA on 06 April 2015 - 10:48 AM

It's been tried before. Isn't the definition of madness doing the same things over and over and expecting different results?


Unless you do it differently!

The problem with this concept, everytime it's been tried before, is that they've played at it with no conviction or serious backing. They've allowed clubs or individual players to undermine it and treat it with contempt which has lead to fans being uninterested leading to failure.

Make it a genuine Test trial, set player against player with a representitive shirt on the line!

Tell Ryan Atkins that if he batters Kallum Watkins, outplays him and proves over three games that he's the better choice for England then he'll get selected by a selection committee that sits after the series is over!
PERIOD!
No exceptions!


#3098889 Stadium Updates thread

Posted by OMEGA on 02 April 2015 - 09:04 AM

And here we are again focusing on Headingley .Can we have updates on other stadiums please?


What you don't seem to realise or fail to recognise is that it's your and other Rhino fans protestations that are fueling the debate about Headingley. The rather arrogant stance and bigoted view adopted by Leeds fans in the face of realities being voiced by away fans is quite staggering!


#3098882 Stadium Updates thread

Posted by OMEGA on 02 April 2015 - 08:54 AM

The point being missed here is that it doesn't matter why Headingley can't be fully developed, it doesn't matter whether Leeds care enough about away supporters to provide them with a suitable place from which to view the game.

Whatever the reasons

Parts of Headingley are not fit for purpose and while ever that remains the case it will never be a premier stadium, it will never be seen as the best stadium and from an away fans point of view it will remain one of the worst in the game.

So what!
Say the Rhino fans and that's fine but don't then champion Headingley as a good stadium because it's not,
It has too many deficiencies in its current state to be considered that!

If ever Leeds Rhinos think enough about EVERY paying spectator to do something about access, parking, cover, sight lines etc then maybe one day they'll have a stadium that competes with Warringtons, Wigans and Hull FCs, beyond that they may get a stadium that befits a club who sees itself as the best in the game.


#3084132 6 Mar: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by OMEGA on 06 March 2015 - 09:17 PM

How is that a forward pass

Hall passes it just before the 10m line and Riley catches it just before the 10m line!

Cummins is talking ###### mentioning momentum that had nothing to do with it!


#3068800 Crowd watch - 1st week

Posted by OMEGA on 08 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

At least 2,500 Wakefield fans at Castleford
Lots of Trinity walk ups outside the ground were paying in on the day, that still leaves a good 8,000 Castleford fans which is a great effort from both sets of fans.


#3062768 Sports England - Active People Survey

Posted by OMEGA on 29 January 2015 - 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.


#3060421 This piece doesn't reflect well on the RLIF and its new boss

Posted by OMEGA on 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.