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Member Since 26 Jan 2014
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Goodbye and thanks for all the fish

10 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

Just wanted to say goodbye to everyone and thanks for all the debate unfortunately this forum is ...... NFP.

Take care of yourselves TGG


Has this gone viral?

10 January 2015 - 01:22 PM

Andy Hazell dishes out instant karma to eye gouging #### - Rugby beatdown

 

I came across this on Youtube and the difference between "the incident" is amazing they see this as revenge and the send off justice ( + a bit of stereotyping ) is unremarkable in this particular sport's terms. And I don't want to discuss the incident or the sport involved , just the reaction to the event.

1)  The player involved attacked the other player while he was face down and out!

2) the commentators almost fell over themselves trying to justify the action and the reaction!

3) Did this go viral like the Flower's incident?

 

If the answer to 3 this is yes, where was the same amount of fuss and demand for retribution? Or was I just away enjoying apres ski without letting the boring skiing getting in the way by not going to a ski area ?


Football Focus

10 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

I was just clicking through the channels, like you do, and came across Football Focus, a programme I never watch as neither the sport nor those involved hold any interest for me! They had Don Warrington and Kris Marshall giving their opinions about the outcome of the fixtures for the weekend! And I thought what a great idea to nick! Surely we have enough celebrity fans to present something like this regularly and of course it would have the league table with, for example, Kevin Whately finding himself in the relegation or red zone! 

 

What do you think and do you have any ideas to make it better?

 

TGG


Strange Choice?

09 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

Of the major Rugby League events in 2015, which are you most looking forward to?
Given the choice which do you want to see most?
  •  The World Club Series
  •  The Championship Summer Bash in Blackpool
  •  The Super League Magic Weekend in Newcastle
  •  The Challenge Cup Final at Wembley
  •  The Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford
  •  The Test series between England and New Zealand
  • From Total RL  and I found this a really odd survey question   so I posted this thread just to say "ALL OF THEM, CAN'T WAIT"     Gimme, gimme, gimme!    

Structure, is that the problem?

12 December 2014 - 08:43 PM

For the first time in the NRL’s history its officials have collated data demonstrating changes in the way the game has been played since 2004, while projecting what the game may look like in 2024 if current trends continue unchecked.

Their object is to determine whether they need to intervene to alter the trends that have led to a reduction in the number of tries, line breaks and offloads against defences that have become better organised in that time.

I put this out because it's a fascinating piece by Martyn Sadler but an idea really worthy of discussion - how do you feel is RL becoming too structured?

What can be done about it?

Or is it just part of the evolution of the sport?