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Little Lion Man

Member Since 22 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2015 05:14 PM

#3167016 We mean Business

Posted by Little Lion Man on 28 July 2015 - 08:19 PM

The problem is our record in play offs. With a win on Sunday we could genuinely aspire to finishing top of the league, but the RFL have once again moved the goalposts. Having won the league we would more than likely have to beat Keighley again to go up. Note, no automatic right for the most deserving team, ie. the team that finishes top and has therefore shown that they can be consistent, to go up. Failure to beat Keighley, or whoever finishes second, puts us back in the mix with probably York, North Wales and Swinton, or possibly Rochdale. With our abysmal record of failing at the last hurdle the prospect of yet again going through play offs really puts the wind up me. 
How the RFL can continually make these stupid decisions and make our sport into a Mickey Mouse set up I do not know. What, for Heavens sake, is wrong with the top team going up automatically and the next four clubs battling it out for the other spot? It does not surprise me at all that the sport is failing to inspire all but the diehards.

What is wrong with the top team going up automatically.......probably the fact that everyone does not play everyone home and away and that some teams therefore have an easier fixture list than others. In a normal league then you are right that the best team would finish top but as the RFL decided not to make the fixtures a level playing field then at least it realised it could not offer automatic promotion to anyone.

#3162189 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by Little Lion Man on 21 July 2015 - 09:48 PM

Too true :rtfm: so lets prove them wrong... you still have two games against York I believe so take back that advent age from them ....please. :help:

#3153940 Mid Season Assessment

Posted by Little Lion Man on 06 July 2015 - 09:52 PM

Oh and time to campaign for fairer fixtures before it becomes sour grapes ✊

York avoid playing Rochdale (A), Barrow (A) and Oldham (H). That's three of the four games we have lost....!

On paper,

Oldham and Keighley gave it next easiest avoiding playing York (A)

So Steve you are right, winning home games and away against the bottom 6 was never going to be enough for Swinton, North Wales and Newcastle
to get in the playoffs.......but it would have been for York, Oldham and Keighley !

#3145434 Man of the Match - Swinton v Oldham

Posted by Little Lion Man on 22 June 2015 - 06:12 PM

I believe Mick Govin.

#3134630 Your 17 for Sunday?

Posted by Little Lion Man on 03 June 2015 - 09:12 PM

Whatever team is selected, this is a big weekend looking at the fixtures. The top 8 are all playing each other and the results of all matches are in the balance. With home advantage against Newcastle we should have the edge but will need to be on our A game from the start and play two full halfs. Not a game for experimenting I would suggest. Could have a big impact on how the league table pans out this season, so definitely one to get down to Sedgley Park for. Can't wait..

Wins for Barrow, Crusaders, Swinton and York would leave top 5 on 12 points, 2 on 11 and 1 on 10 (and with a game in hand for Swinton)

#3127223 Barker strikes again, unbelievable!

Posted by Little Lion Man on 22 May 2015 - 06:46 PM

Come on BM, give the guy a break. A great piece on the lions in the MEN.

Maybe keeper is too modern for you. He is certainly not referring to football but is referring to Duffy in charge.

"keeper" ......


A guard or watcher;

Long term good prospect worth investing in;

And perhaps most appropriate "lion keeper".

Cut some slack. I appreciate he will never do/write anything good enough in your eyes but perhaps time to move on..?

#3090025 League One Cup Semi -Final Draw

Posted by Little Lion Man on 16 March 2015 - 07:48 PM

Sunday. 29th March 3pm

#3032258 Rams agree to release Gallagher from contract

Posted by Little Lion Man on 13 November 2014 - 10:50 PM

With Tommy going it leaves room with the salary cap,wonder if Glenn's looking to bring another player in??

"Are you lot ever happy?"......... (To quote you)

You already have Zach Johnson and Josh Barlow to cover for him.

#2960068 Todays Game

Posted by Little Lion Man on 16 July 2014 - 04:53 PM

Planning for next year eh? ;)


We,ve been to Oldham and we play in Leigh;

Now Gloucester, Oxford, Coventreeee

But the team we want to see is

Swinton RL..............FC


We're going to Gateshead and South Wales too

Were the boys in Royal(ish) Blue

Next time we come visit you;

We'll be top of division 2..

#2949799 John Duffy in for Watto?

Posted by Little Lion Man on 25 June 2014 - 05:52 PM

You are a troll
I claim my £5

Troll or Trolless ... :spruceup:

#2949794 Ian Mort

Posted by Little Lion Man on 25 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

I would like to see Mort back as I rated him as a try scorer, goal kicker and good organising full back


The mort (sic) the merrier I say.

#2949289 John Duffy in for Watto?

Posted by Little Lion Man on 24 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

Can I commend the board on how they have dealt with this and the swift (though considered) appointment of John Duffy.

I am however still disappointed with Salford to leak the story to the press before your chance to announce and attempts to create media at other clubs expense.

I would wish Ian good luck but it is Salford so I won't.

#2946127 NEW T-Shirts

Posted by Little Lion Man on 17 June 2014 - 09:10 PM

Just noticed that barrow have released sublimated (more socially acceptable) polo shirts.....I had to look it up but I think it is what I was suggesting....sort of.

#2942939 NEW T-Shirts

Posted by Little Lion Man on 11 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

I have always fancied a proper polo shirt in the "style" of a retro kit.


When the 2013 kit came along I thought I had got just that but ultimately it is still a rugby Jersey (for Blue Monkey!) and therefore not always appropriate (perfect for the match/house/playing sport etc) but at my age, not for the pub on a satuday evening etc.


I was thinking like this picture course (in swinton colours). Lose the polo player (!!!copyright alert!!!) and with perhaps ("Lions") in subtle lettering across the shoulders or sleeve (or perhaps  a lion badge on one sleeve and a small "since 1866" on the other ?)



I would look the bees knees at the garden parties/beer garden/pub/dress down at work!



PS - I would certainly not be including utility pockets for glasses, screwdriver,fags and emergency torch! ;)

#2938313 lions v Doncaster

Posted by Little Lion Man on 02 June 2014 - 05:23 PM

Nothing new to me on Sunday, though a much improved performance on Batley. - no wingers, no centres -  Thought we were fortunate that Doncaster drove up the middle and were very predictable (might even say boring!) - second half and they got the ball out wide (either through hands or a kick) and strolled in twice to seal it.


Three hookers, two full backs on the wings, no centres/wingers - the team is patched together and different every week (and DR is not to blame for that one).


Never felt in "control" of the game at any time but I was also disappointed in Doncaster who, given their league position looked only looked solid and rather one dimensional. That is the way to win games though and there is a lesson in just doing the basics in this league. (OR a few quid in the refs pocket of course ;) )