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Havenwarrior

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In Topic: Barrow reaction

17 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

Congrats to Town on surviving.



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In Topic: score at Whitehaven.

10 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

We shouldn't be too hard on the coach/board imo.  We generally have to get by with the worst crowds in the league, and despite this we have over achieved.  Take a player like Black out of any mid table side for half the season and they would struggle, especially if the youngster brought in to give cover had also missed most of the season. Very disappointing mind you.
 
What happened with Chris Rowe?  If banned he will be another huge loss for us.



Was Alex Rowe he flattened our prop off the ball, with his elbow apparently.


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In Topic: 24/07/14 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

24 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Missed him first time, but made sure he got him second time, Hauraki you dirty ######.


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In Topic: 24/07/14 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

24 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

Isn't it great without Eddie and Cummings.


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In Topic: Comical Cummings' Critical Commentary

21 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

I think that was Robin Whitfield.
I said on the Widnes/Warrington thread I would like to see Sky revamp their commentary style.
When a call is made for a VR decision switch of the commentary teams microphones. On some nights you can have up to six people giving their opinion on the replays, with at least two of them not having a clue what they are on about. It almost becomes a competition to see who guesses what the VR's verdict will be and you are often bombarded with misleading information.
At the end of the day the only blokes opinion who counts is the VR. Let him explain his thought process and analysis in the manor Ian Smith used to do on Premier Sports Championship coverage. It worked well and was allowed to due to Dave Woods not itching to get his twopennarth in like Eddie does.
This method would also eradicate a lot of Stevo's need to apologise to the ref when he has totally mis-called an incident which the on field ref was far better placed to make. It sheds a poor light on the refs who I genuinely believe are the envy of a lot of other sports.
I once heard an interview with Martin Tyler the football commentator. He said he was paid to comment on the action being played out in front of him, not to provide opinion on tatics or refereeing decisions, that was the job of his co-commentator. Eddie could learn something there.
Stuart Cummings' role is baffling to me. What other sport had an ex-referee to explain the laws of the game all the time. It seems an open admission by Sky that their two chief commentators are not very clued up on Rugby League. Perhaps a refereeing course may help them?



Them 2 clowns were arguing with each other at the weekend, and they are that used to doing it, they were both arguing the same point.

The coverage was much better when Eddie was missing those couple of games, it gave Baldy no one to argue with.


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