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#3127941 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 23 May 2015 - 06:36 PM

Gaskell is a class above this level, but that dive was truly pathetic.

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#3124258 15-17 May: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 6 - Match Thread

Posted by marklaspalmas on 17 May 2015 - 07:06 PM

Very proud of all the lads for that effort. Three of them on debut, plenty of kids, 11 first teamers rested and we came up 3 points short in 71 point game.


Well done FEv!

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#3117405 Cricket.....Again

Posted by marklaspalmas on 05 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

Everything that's wrong with English cricket outlined in the last three posts:


Cosy set-up where mateship is more important than being good.

Management complacency and ignorance.

Blame shifting and lack of accountability.

Moribund county scene going through the motions.

Dearth of talent development.

Light years behind other nations in all respects.

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#3113549 What Exactly Do You Collect?

Posted by marklaspalmas on 29 April 2015 - 08:13 AM

If you can excuse a Rugby Union interloper?


I collect Wakefield Rugby Union memorabilia and cross into League due to former Wakefield RFC players turning pro and picking up programmes etc featuring those players.


I also research the defunct Victorian era rugby clubs of the West Riding.


Of course you are very welcome Richard. Credit to you for your work on Burglar Bill.

#3109418 Featherstone Rovers Programme Wants.

Posted by marklaspalmas on 21 April 2015 - 08:52 AM

I thought it was RL rules that a club had to issue a programme?


2009 and 2010 Championship clubs got together and produced Game On collective magazine (in the style of Australia's Big League). Some clubs carried on with their own prog, lots didn't. Some did supplementary teamsheets.

#3108125 UAE, Spain & South Africa bid for 2021 World Cup

Posted by marklaspalmas on 18 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

Bring it home. Viva EspaƱa. World Cup Final in Las Palmas. Get in!

#3105255 Newspaper programmes

Posted by marklaspalmas on 12 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

Early 1968 was the first Fev one. I think Salford were the first a week or two earlier. Fev used to number their sheets and got up to about 100 before it stopped, presumably because the archaic laws finally changed.

#3100881 james graham

Posted by marklaspalmas on 05 April 2015 - 10:38 AM

Many commentators in the papers said the ref was correct. James apologised today and admitted he didn't know the rules.


Well Rabbits, Andrew johns and Phil Gould don't know the rules either then. They said the ref got it wrong. Is the chargedown illegal in Australia?


Canterbury have obviously put Graham into damage limitation mode.

#3100434 1/3 Apr: The Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread (Easter Part One)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 04 April 2015 - 11:04 AM

Lot of angry Fev fans.  Can't tell if they played badly because we pressured them or if they just played badly!


To be expected. Everything has been heaped onto the shoulders of the rovers players and coaches (and the board due to teething troubles with a new ticketing system).


But it sounds like London were committed and organsied and played the conditions much better than us.


Im not sure how London could have forced Fev to incomplete every single set of six until the second half.

#3099969 Catalan need to play more Frenchmen

Posted by marklaspalmas on 03 April 2015 - 05:45 PM

P&R stifles the production of young talent 


:tongue: :tongue: :tongue:  Keep chanting the mantra. It's Bollerks though.

#3099728 2/3 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part One)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 03 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

Wigan fans cheer a player being injured.


Clapped off though. Fair do's

#3099642 Catalan need to play more Frenchmen

Posted by marklaspalmas on 03 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

if we had kept licensing then catalans would have been able to field more french players, as it is now teams willl now look for the quick fix and load with antipodeans


So, the stats show that they were fielding more French players in previous seasons?

#3099319 2/3 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part One)

Posted by marklaspalmas on 02 April 2015 - 08:41 PM

This FC / KR game has gone right off the boil.


It needed an FC comeback which doesn't look like happening.


KR will be happy enough though.


One average and one poor team on show.

#3097374 27-29 Mar: Kingstone Press Championship Round 6 Match Thread

Posted by marklaspalmas on 30 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

He was the best scrum half I've seen play over here as a junior. He was touted as far back as Stacey Jones's time in Perpignan as a future star. He then disappeared played some union I think and may be a short spell in Australia. Had two SL games at the Dragons in 2011. Finished up with Palau in recent times. I saw him play against Carcassonne a few months back when his side got a real hammering but he was by some distance their best player. And of course a stand out in the French teams win against Scotland last November when opposite Danny Brough. I hope he sticks with it at Fev.


Me too! We've had a few half-back problems since our title-winning Finn& Kain combo got broken up. I think there is little doubt about his talent, and he has enormous potential at this level.


Fev have a good record of looking after French players, including Divet, Banquet, Greseque and Zitter who all enjoyed their time with us.

#3097266 Pontential bad news for Rovers.

Posted by marklaspalmas on 30 March 2015 - 10:26 AM

Can't see anything for Fev to be worried about there.