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#3266859 Which team would you truly like to see in super league

Posted by marklaspalmas on 03 February 2016 - 03:09 PM

Featherstone Rovers.

#3265061 Match Thread. Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Sunday 31st January 2016

Posted by marklaspalmas on 31 January 2016 - 02:36 PM

Ha! Almost got the line up spot on. Misi for Hardo.


Craven; Johnson, Channing, Taulapapa, Turner, Briggs, Thackeray; Griffin, Wildie, Ormondroyd, Cording, Spears, Davies.

subs: Milner, Bostock, Brown Tagg, Hardman, Cooper




Golding; Handley, Norfolk, Brierley, Jones; Lilley, Wray; Baldwinson, Brady, Achurch, Walters, Flynn, Smith

#3264492 Match Thread. Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Sunday 31st January 2016

Posted by marklaspalmas on 30 January 2016 - 02:51 PM

Now we've got the real squad ( ;) ) we can see that Snitch and Roche have knocks, still no sign of Jack Coventry struggling with a hamstring and no Sam Day. Perhaps that means Sharp will start the season using Davies as interchange AHB?


My line up would be....


Danny Craven


Kyran Johnson Michael Channing Ian Hardman Scott Turner


Kyle Briggs Anthony Thackeray

Darrel Griffin Matty Wildie Jack Ormondroyd


Jamie Cording Tim Spears


John Davies


Subs: Andy Bostock Luke Cooper Bradley Tagg Misi Taulapapa


18th & 19th Louis Brown / Will Milner

#3263340 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by marklaspalmas on 28 January 2016 - 11:47 AM

Did he jump?

Or was he pushed?

We may never care.....

#3263286 Silly question, maybe, about cricket

Posted by marklaspalmas on 28 January 2016 - 10:39 AM

The current test  match was always going to be won by the side that batted first. England players went in for their second innings and just swung their bats. The pitch had degraded so much that, sooner rather than later, a batsman would face a ball that would deviate sharply or bounce abnormally.


IVe always considered that swing-the-bat-cos-sooner-or-later-you'll-get-an-unplayable-delivery to be an appalling excuse for some terrible batting. Any test cricketer using that line wants disgarding.

#3261430 Most useful invention

Posted by marklaspalmas on 24 January 2016 - 11:40 AM



It's brilliant.


It's like Ceefax for your computer.

#3256181 Challenge Cup 2016 gets underway

Posted by marklaspalmas on 09 January 2016 - 05:54 PM

Quite simply Mark, to many people have no interest in the game below pro/semi pro level and only assume what the standard is like. I am sure that if more people attended just one game and witnessed the competivness and effort the player's exhibit then they would very often return.

The standard, especially at the top of the amatuer game is supberb in both the regional leagues and the conference, ball handling, big hits, speed, fitness, good coaching are all there for a couple of quid entrance, and when you consider that they do this for nowt they should really be recieving better attendances.

Readers of these pages do yourself a favour, if you don't, give your local amatuer team a go, you won't be disappointed.


Absolutely. Not just the standard, which is always admirable, but from a marketing perspective. It's the same sport but from a different angle. There are plenty of sports fans who feel no connection with the premier league but love all these 'human interest' stories about the dustman-turned-centre-forward when the FA Cup comes round. Rugby League is FULL of these stories too outside the top flight. It's what's good about the Challenge Cup, not the later rounds.

#3255744 Challenge Cup 2016 gets underway

Posted by marklaspalmas on 08 January 2016 - 02:39 PM

Surprised nobody's started a thread about this....





Some good looking ties there.


Soccer seems to manage to play up The Road To Wembley thing, but I guess we're always more low-key. The fans not the RFL in this case.




#3253814 Match Thread. Featherstone Rovers v Featherstone Lions Sunday 3rd January 2016

Posted by marklaspalmas on 03 January 2016 - 11:49 AM

It's game day...


#3250164 Spanish General Elections

Posted by marklaspalmas on 22 December 2015 - 07:09 PM

Politics is a real mess thanks mainly to the arrogance of the established parties and the failure to understand the people and what they want. The problem we have now is that often we have often a couple of parties trying to run things and often seem to be to busy fighting each other and ignoring the wishes of the people.


That's certainly the story in Spain. The PP (tories) and PSOE (labour) would normally get up to 300 of the 350 seats between them. This year they've got 120 and 90, with the two new parties picking up 70 and 40 each (rough numbers). Short term it creates a bit of instability, people genuinely have no idea who will pact with who and how. Medium/long term maybe it's no bad thing that every single person in politics bucks their damn ideas up.

#3248903 Rovers Blog Updated

Posted by marklaspalmas on 19 December 2015 - 05:44 PM

Put a load of new stuff on here over the past few weeks.....




Ther's almost 200 different articles to read on there now.

#3248635 Joe Mullaney RIP

Posted by marklaspalmas on 18 December 2015 - 04:54 PM

One of Featherstone Rovers' greatest ever players, Joe Mullaney, has died this morning.


Sharlston born Joe was stand-off at post office road from 1953 to 1964 and was the star of a great team that established the club's proud Cup fighting tradition in the late 50s and early 60s. He played in four Challenge Cup semi-finals but was destined to never reach Wembley.


As half-back partner to his great friend from childhood Don Fox he won the Yorkshire Cup in 1959 and was also capped by England.


In many ways he was the perfect rugby league player. On the field he was talented and skilful, he was also brave and hard working. He won the respect of many illustrious opponents and was loyal to his local club. Off the field he was modest, humourous and polite, a true gentleman.


Condolences to his family and may he Rest in Peace.

#3246914 Championship Club Captains 2016

Posted by marklaspalmas on 14 December 2015 - 04:04 PM

Can anyone help me complete this list of Championship Club Captains for 2016? Ta.


Batley: Keegan Hirst


Bradford: Adrian Purtell


Dewsbury: Ryan Hepworth & Paul Sykes


Featherstone: Tim Spears


Halifax: Scott Murrell




London: Wes Naiqama


Oldham: Lewis Palfry


Swinton: Mike Morrison?


Sheffield: Mitch Stringer


Whitehaven: Scott McAvoy


Workington: Graham Mattinson & Jarrod Stack

#3239615 Championship Salary Cap Increased

Posted by marklaspalmas on 26 November 2015 - 11:40 AM

Total thread derail. Well done.


Ill be interested to see how the ramifications of this move manifest themselves in the Championship throughout 2016.

#3229637 One of worst international games i can remeber

Posted by marklaspalmas on 07 November 2015 - 05:31 PM

I put out a topic a few weeks ago saying that this eng team is the best in living memory. How wrong I was.


I and others told you how wrong you were at the time.



No skill no idea no adventure no breaks. Half backs utterly clueless.

We might as well have played another pack of forwards in the backs. I think it took over 30mins before kallum watkins touched the ball. I nearly turned it off and went to Watch some paint dry.

I will never call any other sport boring again.


You're wrong again.