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ELBOWSEYE

Member Since 22 Apr 2013
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In Topic: aviva crowds

29 December 2014 - 06:36 PM

Record crowd for Sale yesterday of 11,247 against Leicester, closely followed by Quins playing a 'home' game at a sold-out Twickers (82,000).

If true well done but I saw footage of an empty stadium at Salford when they quoted a 10k crowd as for the one at RU HQ  no knocking that they are the Gerald Ratners of sport and fair credit to the people who pulled that off. As I originally said they only shout at the successes and sweep the opposite end stories under the carpet, the exact opposite happens when reporting on RL. 


In Topic: aviva crowds

20 December 2014 - 07:23 PM

Official figure was 5200ish.  Friday night, no away support.... still a drop from last season I think.

I have been to that ground when 5k were there, and watching the TV reports the crowd in the paper  at 1800 looks more real than the report you read. And I generally look to see when Sale play to see if they get a better response than Salfords level. And even when some press reports higher crowds the cameras paint a truer picture.


In Topic: Warrington squad numbers 2015

05 December 2014 - 09:00 PM

I'm not very convinced by that squad, particularly in the halves. You could argue that its possibly an improvement on last year's squad, but not as much so as Catalans with Carney, or indeed Saints with Burns (and Walsh available for more than half a season). Its probably safe to assume that Wigan will be their usual selves, so I'd expect those to the the top 3, with Wire, Leeds, Cas and Hudds scrapping for 4th place, maybe along with Salford, who have also improved much more than Wire on paper at least, and finished last season quite strongly.

And then there's HKR, with more or less an entirely new team capable of anything from hopeless to challengers, and the 'comatose giant' of Hull FC, whose squads don't lose much in comparison to Wire's either.

All told, I'd think the Wire are just as likely to finish outside the 8 as coming away with the league leaders shield.

Can't wait to find out though!

Big hook but I will jump on it, the squad last year performed well above what was expected but the signings and the extra experience of the younger players puts them high on the grid and any person who understands the game would expect them to be in the mix when trophies are handed out. outside the 8, really I think the forum needs to introduce testing on forum members if you are serious.


In Topic: 5 Drives and a kick

15 November 2014 - 09:27 PM

even the mistakes are more exciting then RU

In Topic: 5 Drives and a kick

15 November 2014 - 05:38 PM

They would have to ask their guide dogs for advice.