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C H Calthrop

Member Since 27 Apr 2014
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#3047596 gloucs/bath

Posted by C H Calthrop on Today, 12:08 AM

Here is Sam being intensely subtle during a period of intellectual nuance in the Glos game. Or it could be a promo shot, it is difficult to tell.



#3044488 Structure, is that the problem?

Posted by C H Calthrop on 13 December 2014 - 12:42 PM

Point 1 suggests refs should lay off the verbals.

Point 3 suggests refs should police the tackle/PTB - I assume, verbally instead of piling in.

They referee the PTB, by observation they have no need to give any instructions. Players know the rules, follow the rules, take responsibility for their own actions or the whistle will follow. Late tackle, whistle.  Player on the ground and tackler merely lends weight to slow ptb down, whistle. Good tackle but lay on too long, whistle. Thats how it was done in the past. 

#3043908 Christmas Songs

Posted by C H Calthrop on 11 December 2014 - 10:08 PM

It's all about bells.


and some more

#3043882 most physical sport

Posted by C H Calthrop on 11 December 2014 - 08:56 PM

Thank you Telegraph 


#3042942 Facebook page to push for "More Rugby League in the Guardian"

Posted by C H Calthrop on 09 December 2014 - 04:28 PM

Right or wrong, that's not the point.  


What is the point of media coverage of our game? What do we expect it to achieve?

We need the sponsorship. Not getting exposure and acceptance is a negative.

#3042334 Burgess already bored, says Bath coach

Posted by C H Calthrop on 08 December 2014 - 08:47 AM

Sorry but I think you have got it all wrong. Also, the is nothing new in RU about breaking a tackle and offloading.

Tell that to Barrrrth! They seem unfamiliar with the concept. 

#3042036 NRL considering 4 quarters over 100 minutes

Posted by C H Calthrop on 07 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

Money making scheme to tailor a game for TV and advertising. As long as we don't follow it crack on OZ.

#3041270 Burgess already bored, says Bath coach

Posted by C H Calthrop on 05 December 2014 - 09:03 AM

I generally like Greenwood - he is one of the more enlightened union bods.  Some of what he says in the article also makes for reasonable advice, but the overall tone of the article is one of condescension and is vomit inducing in the extreme.  Who the hell does he think he is talking to?  Sam is a world class "rugby" player.  Yes, he has a lot of new techniques to learn but Greenwood, in this article, just comes across as saying, "hey Leaguie, you might think you can play rugby but union is much more complex and demanding and you will be totally out of your depth....."  Telling Sam how and when to pass, how to run, blitz defence - do me a favour.  Perhaps it is Sam who should actually be telling his union team mates how to do those things.  The article just comes across as a point scoring exercise for union, in an attempt to detract from the fact that a mere League player is commanding such excitement in the media.  He mentioned somewhere that he is not trying to teach his granny to suck eggs.  That is exactly what he is trying to do.

It's a pure RU is so skillful PR piece. That offload in his first game showed them up no end, no one was remotely interested in trying to play that way. Bit surprised at SB for that you'd think he would have cottoned on to that sort of thing immediately unless he is getting one set of pep talks and the rest of the team know their limits. I can imagine the bovine is spread pretty thickly on any inducement package, it has to be, they couldn't tell the truth to him. I still think that after the SSR victory if he could have stayed he would have done.

#3040474 The old Chestnut for Christmas

Posted by C H Calthrop on 03 December 2014 - 09:43 AM

I could be wrong, but didn't Saints alter their club badge/logo fairly recently to include RFC without any reference to League? That's what I meant by reclaiming the word Rugby.

It has always been RFC. The club sign pinned to the stand at Knowlsey Rd always read St Helens RFC.

#3040382 The old Chestnut for Christmas

Posted by C H Calthrop on 02 December 2014 - 11:25 PM

It annoys the fek out of me when I hear people being described on TV or radio or in the press as a Rugby Correspondent or Rugby International etc, when they clearly mean Rugby Union. Like you say, if a club was formed before the split, then fair enough, Rugby Football Club is fine. I think more Rugby clubs, like St Helens, should reclaim the title of 'Rugby'. In my opinion, of course.

Saints never let it go!

#3038100 Yorkshireman to Perform in Bath?

Posted by C H Calthrop on 27 November 2014 - 01:42 PM

He'll have to take the coal out of it.  :jester:

#3037917 BBC again

Posted by C H Calthrop on 26 November 2014 - 11:09 PM

It is not in their interest to have more people tune in to their programmes, really. Not the BBC's job to advertise their own productions. Utter nonsense.

#3037567 BBC again

Posted by C H Calthrop on 26 November 2014 - 12:37 AM

How much press coverage did the netball final featuring nz and Aussie in a comp that had included England get?
Serious question.......netball is a big deal with young girls ( my wife is proud of the fact she represented Cornwall)....yet I see no mention of the final in the uk press. Netball is more prominent in uk schools than any other team sport apart from soccer.......why aren't there bra-burners at no 10 demanding BBC coverage?
As for the press! They print what their readers will pay to read.......80,000 RL fans who attend games at the weekend or 1,000,000+ on TV is all well and good, but compared to other sports it's tiny.........just because you can't accept this it is not proof of a conspiracy!
I hope my mentioning netball doesn't get this moved to the cross code forum!

How many hundreds of years has netball attracted paying crowds? 

Outside of children at school who is playing netball?

Is it a spectator sport?


You continue to produce a circular argument with no relevance to the facts. RL attendance and match viewers on tv easily match up to club RU, lower division Soccer, Cricket and frankly anything you care to mention. Just because you make spurious comparisons with Netball doesn't make the considerable ignorance of RL in the media now and in the past some sort of oversight. From NZ I doubt your appreciation of the British media is acute.

#3037172 5 Drives and a kick

Posted by C H Calthrop on 25 November 2014 - 09:16 AM

It is been mentioned that RU tends to have better facilities (i.e., clubhouses) than RL clubs. Why is this? Is it simply that having to make payments to players meant less to spend on facilities? Or that RL clubs tended to be located in poorer areas?

More down to having to pay taxes I should think.

#3035513 Latest Guinness Advert

Posted by C H Calthrop on 20 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

Surprised no one has commented on the latest Guinness advert, featuring  a man who inspired a whole town to become a better place.  A poet, an artist, the beating heart of the town, the perfect man ..... click below to begin the vomit fest 




(And yes, I'd kill to have a rugby league advert like this)

Cue footage of Andy Powell driving a golf cart the wrong way on a motorway while wearing a traffic cone on his head. followed by "Sponsored by Guinness".