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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 25 2014 08:37 PM

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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 ;)

In Topic: Keighley Cougars relegation / legal action (merged threads)

09 September 2014 - 07:39 PM

And if you read my post you will see this was because the RFL, quite correctly in my view, updated the rule book so a club would, in future be removed from the cup.


In this case they seem to have failed to alter anything following last year's breaches, and thereby gave my club and Doncaster a much stronger chance of overturning the deduction at appeal.


There was a rule that said you couldn't play ineligible players but nothing written down regarding punishment. The RFL could quite easily have applied the punishment of kicking Hull out, but they bottled it. And by throwing out Halifax hasn't a precedent been set that if you play an ineligible player, you forfeit the game?

In Topic: Keighley Cougars relegation / legal action (merged threads)

08 September 2014 - 07:45 PM

Hull were fined £100,000 over the Jamie Thackray challenge cup ineligibility issue. Perhaps they should apply that precedent ?



...and Halifax were kicked out for the same offence not long after.

In Topic: Fax boss Harrison slams “amateurish” performance

05 September 2014 - 08:36 PM

I wouldn't mind him at Fev. ....


Really? He's taken Halifax from being one of the most exciting and entertaining teams in the Championship to a dour 5 drives and a kick side (and not even a winning one, for which he would be forgiven) in next to no time. I doubt there's any other supporter of Fev who'd share your view.