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johnh1

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#3145716 That was a great week of rugby league

Posted by johnh1 on 23 June 2015 - 09:41 AM

I think it is grossly unfair on Cas to suggest that Saints played poorly. Saints have played a lot better, yes, but they did not play badly. They played as well as they were allowed to. It was a great game between two evenly matched teams and, for a change, Saints losing the game in the last few seconds rather than winning in the last few seconds. It's games like this that make it The Greatest Game.


#3141854 Koukash plans more signings and says 'Will reveal all next Tuesday'

Posted by johnh1 on 16 June 2015 - 09:55 PM

Absolutely. He has saved the club from the knackered yard, created more press inches than anyone I can remember, and backed his plans with ready cash. I just hope it eventually pays off big style.


#3137892 Salford V Catalans Free entry

Posted by johnh1 on 09 June 2015 - 06:05 PM

As a lifelong Salford fan who remembers the glory days at The Willows, I remember parking over a mile away from The Willows to join the crowds walking to the match. Most people just walked out of their houses and walked to the ground. I have not been to the A J Bell stadium as I now live abroad, but I would imagine that there is no 'walk up' to the game. The stadium's location is the biggest problem. I really don't know the answer, but at least MK is doing his best to get people to the ground. I don't know why he is coming in for so much criticism, bearing in mind he saved the club from oblivion.


#3130963 suspensions

Posted by johnh1 on 28 May 2015 - 07:56 PM

Great post Jim. I am unashamedly a Salford fan. I have been for over 48 years. My Dad has been and still is a Salford fan for 86 years. We are both on the verge of giving up on this great game that we have supported and loved for all this time because of what has happened this season. There is a witch hunt against Salford. We are being penalised out of games. Our players are being attacked with no consequences, and when a Salford player tries to offload, he is cited for an elbow in the head. It takes his 'victim', (credit to Richie Myler) to get him found not guilty.

It is shameful. It is disgraceful. Who are these people who are doing this to a great club?


#3112189 Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers 26/4/2015 K.O. 1500

Posted by johnh1 on 26 April 2015 - 03:34 PM

Great game by Gildart. Showing some real spirit despite all these injuries. Can't complain about defeat when they show this spirit.


#3089105 15 Mar: Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm

Posted by johnh1 on 15 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

Try by S'au after a 60 meter run by Morley. That's further than all of the forwards put together in the whole match yesterday in Cardiff


#3083996 Free play rule

Posted by johnh1 on 06 March 2015 - 06:18 PM

I quite like it and reckon we'd have a lot more fun if - as noted above - teams practised some decent plays. Even an organised kick and chase could be entertaining if done well, and Offiah would have scored plenty tried that way.
Digressing a little but I'd also have a few related rules amended:
Team with the ball gets to finish their set once the hooter goes (knock on is end of game, but it can't end on a penalty award as currently).
And I don't like the 6 again charge down rule - poor kick and great pressure = more ball for the attacking team invariably, or the chaser trying to hit the kicker rather than go for the ball.
And when someone is held up over the line I'd give them an extra tackle back as a reward - currently if you nearly score, you get marched back several metres and the play comes to a halt, whereas at least my way you'd get something out of it.
I am prepared to be in a small minority on all of these of course.


I like those Mushy. Include me into your small minority.


#3083449 5 Mar: Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by johnh1 on 05 March 2015 - 08:42 PM

I have to say, what a great game. How does this compare to the six nations borefest!


#3075840 Swinging arm tackles

Posted by johnh1 on 21 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

I'm sure as soon as Gareth Hock throws one of those awful swinging arms, he will be banned for the rest of the season.


#3067956 Rugby League Ruined By Refs

Posted by johnh1 on 07 February 2015 - 09:39 AM

Bearman is spot on. I turned over briefly last night to how the Union was going. Not surprisingly, they were having a scrum. Near the England line. England seemed to be winning the push, but a Welsh forward leaned into the middle of the scrum, picked the ball up, passed it to the winger and he scored a try. The commentator said 'if that isn't handling in the scrum, I don't know what is.' The co commentator said 'It doesn't matter. The referee has awarded the try, so it's alright'. It was never mentioned again as far as I could see.


#3062935 5 Positives from your club

Posted by johnh1 on 29 January 2015 - 05:17 PM

Salford Red Devils

1. We have a cracking squad with plenty of exciting players.
2. We have an owner who demands success.
3. There is a definite feeling of positivity after the club nearly went out of business a couple of years ago.
4. We have had so many false dawns over the last 30 odd years that we cannot surely have another one (can we?)
5. Fans of other clubs hate us for splashing the cash. Will create great atmospheres wherever we go.


#3057856 Newcastle Thunder

Posted by johnh1 on 20 January 2015 - 12:03 PM

Great news. No disrespect to Gateshead, but the name Newcastle just has something about it. Wouldn't it be great if, one day, Newcastle played Newcastle for the World Club challenge?


#3056975 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by johnh1 on 18 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

Well, as a Salford fan, but living in sunny Gran Canaria, I know that if I was still living in the Manchester area, I would be attending all three games and supporting the British teams. Beating the Aussies. There is nothing better than that feeling.


#3055661 Leigh Fans Welcome FuiFui

Posted by johnh1 on 14 January 2015 - 05:21 PM

It is very unlikely that Leigh or anyone else will be promoted under this system. Don't get your hopes up too much.


Well Leigh have got more chance of promotion than they had previously. I'm not a Leigh fan, I'm a Salford and RL fan, and would love to see them up there again.


#3026773 09/11/14 - Australia v Samoa KO 5am GMT (Wollongong)

Posted by johnh1 on 03 November 2014 - 10:45 PM

There is no more chance of Australia failing to get the required victory margin, than there is of Boxhead admitting he is wrong about that no try. An Aussie ref will make sure the victory margin is sufficient.