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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
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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.

In Topic: Mark Aston calls for vote of no confidence in RFL

04 September 2014 - 02:09 PM

Neither club cheated, they inadvertently broke the rules, and admitted as such.


Yes they did. Breaking the rules = cheating, period.


Batley's original defence of claiming that they didn't know the rules is farcical for a so called professional outfit. Did they really enter into DR without reading all about it? Funny that Dewsbury knew them and checked with both Bradford and the RFL before playing the player they were investigated for.

In Topic: Donny & Batley Get Points Back !

28 August 2014 - 05:01 PM

The RFL have made a rod for their own back with this one. Suppose, say, Keighley, Whitehaven and Workington now break those same operational rules in an attempt to ensure they avoid relegation...........