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#3017970 Opinion: Is Elliott Whitehead unfortunate to miss out for England?

Posted by OMEGA on 22 October 2014 - 12:08 PM

IMO Whitehead should have started alongside Ferres but a Whitehead/Farrell partnership with Ferres off the bench would also have suited. I'm not sure what Joel Tomkins has done to be selected ahead of Ferres and Whitehead.


#3017582 25/10/14 - 4N - Australia v New Zealand (TV: Premier Sports 9.30am)

Posted by OMEGA on 21 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

I rewatched the England v Australia World Cup game yesterday and it's apparent that the English pack is too much for the Australian team. I don't know about this current Aus pack but if England's halves fire then we are in with a shout


#3017439 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by OMEGA on 21 October 2014 - 11:48 AM

I don't have any concerns over Westerman, he's been really good at a misfiring Hull FC this year and fully deserves his place. The back row is very strong defensively with Westerman and Farrell both being prolific and proficient tacklers. The one change Id have made would be Whitehead starting over Tomkins, I think the idea of Ferres off the bench is because he's more mobile and creative than the other back row options and his introduction late in the half could cause the opposition major problems.


#3011924 Fess up to being an idiot

Posted by OMEGA on 11 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

Was that what the "Curry Cup" thing was?

I wasn't interested, I thought it was an international cooking final between India and China and couldn't understand why it was on SKY Sports


#3011919 Superleague V NRL

Posted by OMEGA on 11 October 2014 - 08:52 PM

Please explain your incoherent viewpoint.


The fact that you ask for an explanation only reinforces my original point
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#3010122 NRL could break the cap to get Sam Burgess back

Posted by OMEGA on 08 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

Burgess has been told he must stay in Australia for the next 4 weeks while his injury heals.

That's a long window of time in which to reflect on what's really important to him, family, friends, lifestyle, respect, Crowe and a Rugby League legacy that would be hard to match


#3009573 NRL could break the cap to get Sam Burgess back

Posted by OMEGA on 08 October 2014 - 08:23 AM

On a side note:
How great must it be to seriously make a statement like,
"I’ve got exceptional power, which I can use if I think it’s for the greater good"
and not have everyone look at you like you're some sort of nut job!


#3009022 Sports personality of the year

Posted by OMEGA on 07 October 2014 - 10:53 AM

Personally I can't see why you didn't leave it where it was, it's about a Rugby League players merits for being nominated for SPoTY. Can't see how that fits between the 'Liberal Democrats Conference' and 'Islamic State Bombing' threads!


#3008979 Sports personality of the year

Posted by OMEGA on 07 October 2014 - 10:24 AM

His story is certainly something that would engage the viewers, from being a carer for his dad who passed away when Sam was 14, that hit on Moi Moi as an 18 yr old international debutant, Russel Crowe ringing him up out of the blue, the footage of Crowe giving Sam his dad's life membership, taking Australia by storm, being 1 of 4 brothers in that Historical 'Burgess set', the SBW rivalry, Slamming Sam documentary, his performance for England in the World Cup Semi Final, the fractured cheekbone heroics, 1st Englishman to win the Clive Churchill medal, The iconic photo of him in tears.

What a story


#3007798 Four Nations: England squad discussion thread

Posted by OMEGA on 05 October 2014 - 12:26 PM

Think Joel Tomkins is lucky to be in there.. and no Roby or Mcilorum is a big surprise..


Roby must be injured or in need of surgery, if not then it's another McNamara brain fart that is simply unfathomable and would be unforgivable.

Joel Tomkins hasn't deserved a place but I'm not too worried about him being in there, certainly a step up from Ablett.

Wouldn't have had Cooper in above Amor, Walmsley, Huby or even Scott Taylor

Let's see what his 17 looks like but you could pick a very strong team from that squad


#3007752 05/10/14 - Souths Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL Grand Final Match Thread)

Posted by OMEGA on 05 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

I just wonder how many times the words "what have I done" will cross Sams mind over the next few months.


#3001119 Gary Hetherington charged with improper conduct by RFL

Posted by OMEGA on 23 September 2014 - 12:34 PM

In reality they'll all sit round and drink latte while Hetherington tells them why Leeds should take part in the expanded WCC.


#2997130 21/09/14 - Hunslet Hawks v Gateshead Thunder KO 3pm

Posted by OMEGA on 17 September 2014 - 10:49 AM

I'd like to see Gateshead win through, they're a real success story this year


#2995823 Feature: A reason for Wakefield fans to be optimistic for 2015

Posted by OMEGA on 15 September 2014 - 11:44 AM

But nobody was doing this at one time GS this lead to a Great Britain side struggling for decent players in certain positions and the clubs shipping in loads of Australians. This led to SL clubs being forced into putting together academies which has been good for the game. It makes a difference. If it's left to Leeds and Wigan to produce the players that means they'll keep the best and just go on winning all the trophies.
 
Which it seems that is what they are doing. Schoey tips Leeds and Wigan to be grand finalists again. The way out of a two horse race and a malaise at lower SL clubs is for all pro- clubs to strive to develop young professionals.


Ignoring the predatory nature of Wigan and Leeds again!

Wakefield have had a young centre in their system for 3 years, he's an England International and regarded as a top prospect for the future. He's now 16 years old and Wigan have offered him far more money than Wakefield can afford so he's gone to Wigan, nothing wrong with that, it's his choice.

I will have a problem though, if/when he makes the grade and players Super League for Wigan and goes on to play as a full international, because everyone will say how great Wigans production line is and how the young kid is a Wigan produced player.

Now repeat for any number of players who get poached by 'bigger' clubs and repeat season after season ad infinitum and you get attitudes like yours where you deride Academy's like Wakefield's and Castlefords because you're ignorant of the facts


#2993737 Todd Carney - ready to go to france for 4 years

Posted by OMEGA on 12 September 2014 - 08:39 AM

Because Widnes never sign overseas players...


I can see VWs point though.
Catalans inclusion in SL was at least partly sold to us as a way of helping France develop more young talent in order to become more competitive.

I'd also hazard a guess that Widnes have a more English players on their books than Catalan have French