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Les Tonks Sidestep

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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 ;)


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?