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#3033334 Featherstone Rovers - what's all this?

Posted by marklaspalmas on 15 November 2014 - 06:59 PM

I don't get this, Fev are supposed to have money coming out of their ears, best run club in the country and showing everyone else the way. 


What the hell is going on?


Have you been asleep since May?

#3031767 2014 Featherstone Rovers Yearbook

Posted by marklaspalmas on 12 November 2014 - 04:42 PM

me too. well done Mark


Thank you. Not the easiest season to cover, but hpoefully it will make interesting reading.


All profits to the Stadium Volunteers of course.

#3031659 2014 Featherstone Rovers Yearbook

Posted by marklaspalmas on 12 November 2014 - 11:34 AM

The Yearbook'll be in the shops next week I'm told. Looking forward to seeing it!

#3029789 Can we take any more disappointment?

Posted by marklaspalmas on 08 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

First watched GB on TV in 1982, first live test must have been the 1985 kiwis.


We'll beat 'em next time/we're getting closer/this side will be great/jam tomorrow


is all a bit hard to believe nowadays.

#3027267 MacNamara supping in the Last Chance Saloon

Posted by marklaspalmas on 04 November 2014 - 07:50 PM

Not sure why I finished that last sentence with a dramatic "ever".

#3026659 2014 Featherstone Rovers Yearbook

Posted by marklaspalmas on 03 November 2014 - 08:13 PM

I know you have all started saving up your pennies for a Yearbook (out in two weeks). Just to let you know, all profits from the book will go towards the Stadium redevelopment. I think all the volunteers have done a fantastic job, and hopefully the book sales will help them along. Putting the hours into preparing the book is not the same as being out there in all weather doing hard graft, but still, every bit helps. Buy a copy! It's a right good read.

#3024299 2014 Featherstone Rovers Yearbook

Posted by marklaspalmas on 01 November 2014 - 06:11 PM

So I've been grafting away since last season finished, and Ive just about got the 2014 Yearbook ready for production. We hope it will be in the club shop around 15 November. It's bigger than ever (144 pages) with full page colour photos of all the squad. Whether it's better than ever is for you to judge. They'll be sold for a tenner a go.

#3021788 12-Year International Schedule?

Posted by marklaspalmas on 28 October 2014 - 10:28 AM

One set of rules worldwide would be nice while you're at it.


Neutral refs.


One country per player.

#3019570 25/10/14 - 4N - Samoa v England (TV: BBC2 6.30am)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 25 October 2014 - 06:38 AM

All England's three back rowers very poor indeed so far.

#3011773 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 11 October 2014 - 06:53 PM

Saints limp over the line. One reason why Wigan lost.

#3011634 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 11 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

That was disgraceful.

#3011513 RFL confirm points structure for 2015

Posted by marklaspalmas on 11 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

Absolutely right and I never say this but something we nicked from funny onion , gasp!

Like most things on posts and themes within posts it's hard to get a real discussion about the actual issue because people bring their upset to the tablerather than a cogent argument. The question remains about the bonus point and would it help the every minute matters marketing strategy as much as would it keep games in themselves more interesting? 

Like most debates it has involved a side with a bias such as " I don't like the idea of rewarding losing!"  but is there any evidence that games within a bonus system are more keenly contested than when win loss draw are the options? If there is it would be good to see it and make a decision based on something more than a bit of prejudice. 


Amen. There's about five (six?) years of evidence that can be examined from the championship. Ive seen no stats on how it's affected scores, league tables, etc. and I suspect no such study has been done. It's just been dropped. It's a waste of time introducing such things if they're not going to be studied

#3010409 Leigh Centurions sign Greg Worthington

Posted by marklaspalmas on 09 October 2014 - 11:16 AM

Thanks to Greg for four good years at Fev and good luck to him in the future.


Disappointing for us, as he was one of our better players and had improved during his stay.


He'll be replaced. His loss is another player's chance.

#3007857 Sam Burgess (merged threads)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 05 October 2014 - 01:54 PM

The game will miss Sam. But Sam will miss the game more.

#3007645 05/10/14 - Souths Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL Grand Final Match Thread)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 05 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

Feel sorry for Sam. IVe had a depressed fracture of the cheekbone and its very uncomfortable. I didnt try to play a GF just after I did it either.