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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Oct 26 2014 05:48 PM

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In Topic: Eagles on the move again

24 October 2014 - 06:50 AM


Fev (new stand just being completed)



Don't need the 'new' stands to comfortably meet the requirement - something like 2500 (Family Stand) + 900 (Main Stand).

In Topic: Next Season

16 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

Does this mean that Keighley are definitely down then - there was some talk of the Championship being 13 teams to accommodate them, but this definitely says 12 teams?


The RFL are supposedly replying to Keighley's questions regarding the points reinstation on Friday (17th). A cynic might think that they've deliberately dragged their heels over the response......

In Topic: Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

13 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

Problems here for the RFL. Mr Flower has clearly demonstrated that he cannot control his rage. The RFL are under an obligation to protect the safety of players on the pitch.

In Topic: Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship (merged threads)

23 September 2014 - 09:25 AM

Not treated differently because the previous offences where not noticed and hence not dealt with. A mistake, yes, but not treated deliberately differently. 


I'd add that we don't know which competition was involved (NRC rumoured in at least one case, so again different to Championship) nor do we know if the Clubs concerned contacted the RFL beforehand and obtained dispensation (as Workington did recently) as the only information released effectively says 'it happened before'. Since there is no evidende that those cases were investigated fully (by all accounts Donny turned up with a load of teamsheets and Batley hung onto their coat tails) then how can 'precedence' be used?

In Topic: prop...

22 September 2014 - 11:47 AM

Halifax fans not overly concerned as they're replacing him with 3 props who can all do 60 minute stints. Looks like they'll have the 'best pack in the league'..................................... again ;)