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Keith T

Member Since 06 Apr 2003
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#3186619 Signings for next season

Posted by Keith T on Yesterday, 12:07 PM

H4E and town4me all you are doing is perpetuating the annual merry-go-round of being the best team in our two team league.   The players love it cos' they can play one club off against the other in the hope of getting more money.    There is very little between the two teams but there is one hell of lot of difference between the two teams and the rest of the Championship top teams and apart from a one or two season slot that is how it will continue to be.   Both clubs are not strong enough or big enough to compete on their own and we continue to fight each other for the same players, the same money sources, to pacify a minority of supporters who are getting smaller and smaller each year.    Big fishes in a very small pond.

#3186204 Signings for next season

Posted by Keith T on 02 September 2015 - 08:08 PM

Oh dear, I can see it's going to be a long hard road from now until next February with all the rumours already starting to flow.   We should have a thread where all the rumours of players leaving or signing that Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all have heard from some other fairy tale character can be kept together.

#3185042 Today's Game

Posted by Keith T on 31 August 2015 - 07:28 PM

Hard to believe the finish at Fev where Batley were winning 26 - 22 when the hooter sounded.   Ainscough was in possession for Batley and he kicked the ball up in the air in celebration of winning but Fev caught the ball and scored in the corner.   Sure enough the conversion went over and Fev won 28 - 26.    That will surely get thousands of views on You Tube!!!!

#3181919 Bye bye Boots "n" All

Posted by Keith T on 24 August 2015 - 04:01 PM

I watched 3 games online this month and for the first time I got a warning from my broadband provider that I was getting close to my 20gb monthly limit and listing the penalties for going over.   As a pensioner I will not be watching many online matches and if that is the future of RL on Sky then I will stick with Premier Sports instead and cancel Sky altogether.

#3181870 Fev reaction

Posted by Keith T on 24 August 2015 - 02:26 PM

I listened to Paul Crarey talking on the radio after the Barrow match and he was saying that he has players straight from Askham and Walney, etc playing in Championship 1 and it has been such abig step up for them this season. And here we are wanting and expecting our young lads to step up even higher. Some reality checks are needed me thinks!!!

#3180944 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Keith T on 22 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

I'd disagree , it semi's fashionable to have a pop at Leigh ATM , be somebody else's turn next year , I recall while threads displaying disgust at the big bash match against Fev , and yet a horrible niggly match last night between 2 SL clubs is ignored

Again , hypocrisy

Everyone knows that McNally's is well known for doing that to opposition players when everything is going his way.   I think Lauititi was just being a bit sarcastic showing the little cheat what it felt like and he didn't like it, did he?


The reason most people have a pop at Leigh is 1. because of their niggling play and 2. because they seem to have grown a lot of obnoxious fans this season.

#3180906 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Keith T on 22 August 2015 - 06:33 PM

Just watched the match on TV , my opinion , but probably just as biased as others are the opposite way , must win in 2 weeks , looking forward to it

You forget we also watched it?    Fui Fui 3 head tackles in the first 10 minutes.   Haggerty puts knee in to Smiths head.   Acton knees Wakey player in kidney region.   Beswick twisting players knee in the same Acton tackle.   Who feigns injury and cheats more than McNally?    Don't let your tears fall in to your pint!!!!

#3180845 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Keith T on 22 August 2015 - 04:05 PM

Good to see mcnally get a little bit of what he likes to dish out back from Ali L :D

Yes, he didn't like someone patting him on the head did he?    I don't recall any player that he has done it to taking a punch at him though!!!   Poor losers Leigh.

#3178688 TOWN v Fev

Posted by Keith T on 18 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

Graham I think you know us Town fans well enough to know that when we want you to ####### off we'll tell you to ###### off.  lol

#3177608 middle 8

Posted by Keith T on 16 August 2015 - 08:26 PM

I have much and every sympathy with Workington Keith, but what you are suggesting is forever closing the door on anyone challenging for promotion, you want parity with those at the top of the division you play in, without wanting to sound condescending it has been to easy for Leigh in that division for the last 2 seasons (2 losses in total) I think we are closer to the SL than other teams in the Championship, but I feel exactly as you do that we are not on a financial level funding to compete, end of.

It is a problem that requires solving that's for sure.    There has to be system whereby the gap is closed between the SL clubs and the Championship clubs and at the same time more parity in the Championship.    I find it ironic when Leigh fans complain about SL clubs receiving the full salary cap value in central funding whilst they only receive half of the salary cap for the Championship in central funding, but then those same fans can't or wont see that they receive far more than other clubs in the Championship.   They then complain that the competition in the Championship isn't strong enough to condition them for these middle 8 fixtures.


It will only be solved at Chairman/Club Representatives level at the RFL Council meetings but how many would even discuss it?

#3177547 middle 8

Posted by Keith T on 16 August 2015 - 07:36 PM

So the Championship owners need to get the SL owners to reduce the amount of money they receive and EARN by selling their matches to SKY ?

Seriously ?

You know who actually votes these payments don't you ?

The SL owners

Best of luck with that

Yes, I know how the voting works but if that isn't possible then it's back to reducing the top 4 clubs amounts in the Championship in order that the majority of the clubs in there can have an fair and equal league competition and not pandering to the SL wannabes!!!

#3177499 middle 8

Posted by Keith T on 16 August 2015 - 07:07 PM

Sorry you've lost me here , are you suggesting all Championship clubs to get 5/600 K ?

All SL clubs receive the same amount from central funding so what is wrong with Championship clubs getting the same amount from central funding even if it means a slight reduction for the top 4 who get at least double what the 5th club receives and even more for those lower down.     

#3177442 middle 8

Posted by Keith T on 16 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

Leigh fans whinge about the SL clubs getting £1.8 million each whilst they have to compete with them on only £0.5 million funding.   The very same Leigh fans then make derogatory remarks about the Championship not being good enough for them to get conditioned playing against opposition who only receive £150k.    There's a certain irony in there somewhere!!!!!!

#3176802 haven v Broncos

Posted by Keith T on 15 August 2015 - 06:32 PM

Mr Hewer's been busy first half giving 9 pens against London and 5 against Haven (3 of them by Hepi).

#3176238 15-16 Aug: Kingstone Press Championship Shield Match Thread

Posted by Keith T on 14 August 2015 - 03:08 PM

This and previous releg8s match thread does suggest literally no interest at all. Think Town will be too strong for Hunslet. Agree about Rams and Rovers wins, though probably not cake walks. Broncos should make amends this time around though unless there is an improvement in concentration and focus Haven will do them again. Unfortunately I suspect the latter.


That's why it is now called the "After (thought) 8's".