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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Feb 07 2016 10:01 PM

#3269475 Time for Zac to be relived of kicking duties

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 07 February 2016 - 05:44 PM

I'm finding the agony of reading poop from supposed Leeds fans who don't even know the name of one of their superstars absolute agony.....

#3268956 ffs DR

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 06 February 2016 - 03:16 PM

DR will always cause unrest especially for the lads who will miss out on match day to make way for them.


Not just them - there was an interview in the Evening Post several years ago with Tommy Haughey (playing for Hunslet at the time) just as DR had started in which he basically said that not only those missing out are p'd off, but also those still selected because 1. it's their 'mates' who are suffering (team spirit/togetherness) and 2 because they think 'it could be me' next week

#3268834 ffs DR

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 06 February 2016 - 12:36 PM

From the Club's announcement about postings on social media it would appear that our fraternisation with DR is already causing unrest in the squad.

#3267649 ffs DR

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 04 February 2016 - 08:48 PM

That's totally different - of course he will be told who is available and we know that bit is down to Leeds. It's the suggestion he might "have to play" people that I'm questioning.


And I'll go back to the fact that Leeds will only loan who they want us to play.


but let's assume that it' is actually an equal partnership........


Leeds allow, let's say a hooker play for us when we're short in that department. The following week they have a prop coming back from injury/suspension who needs a run out before an important cup game and all of our props are fit and raring to go........... If we say no will they be as accommodating next time we need help, or do you play him to maintain the 'partnership'? In reality we'll be dictated to whether anyone will admit it or not.


The actuality of how DR has operated makes a mockery of the RFL's own rule regarding it:


The purpose of this Rule is to: (i) provide an enhanced Player development pathway for young Players who are not thought to be ready to make the step up to first team for their Club on a permanent basis but for whom first team match experience in a lower league is likely to be beneficial for their development; and/or (ii) provide additional flexibility for Clubs to make arrangements that suit their Player’s development needs, whilst protecting both the playing squad requirements of the Clubs concerned and the integrity of both competitions. The purpose of this Rule will be taken into consideration if an issue arises that is not expressly provided for in these Rules.

#3253499 Same old Fev

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 02 January 2016 - 02:14 PM

<super sarcasm mode on> Ah but, our deals different.......honest guv   :D <super sarcasm mode off>

#3253039 ffs DR

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 31 December 2015 - 05:06 PM

We probably have the 5th highest income in the Championship by some distance. If we are unable to sign a competitive squad from that position then there is clearly something seriously wrong in the recruitment process. Isn't it great that we are now merely a link in the long established chain between Leeds and Hunslet?

#3252502 Featherstone Rhinohawks

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 30 December 2015 - 01:39 PM

It's a load of carp - only a month ago the Club had no plans for DR and were going to give the youngsters a chance. There'll be bleating when we're let down by Leeds at some point during the season. There's also rumour on the Fev board that the Seagulls are going DR with Cas.......

#3237585 ffs DR

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 21 November 2015 - 07:59 PM

Depends on the terms....


Except we know the terms....... I've lost count of the number of times Championship Club Chairmen. coaches and fans have spouted the carp that "our agreement is different."

#3232929 Half backs 2016

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 12 November 2015 - 10:43 PM

Throw a blanket over them. Everything is about opinions and my opinion is that out of the 3 only Batley look better on paper than last year.


You've got more faces than a watch mender's shop. On here there's nothing to chose between the 3, whilst over on the Fev forum You will be fighting for 5th along with Sheffield, Dewsbury, London and possibly Batley (or is it that are they, in your wonderful opinion, are more likely to finish 3rd or 4th?). TBH I'm surprised you haven't popped up on the 'Burgess signs' thread to tell all and sundry that he isn't be that good and 'fax have already got much better players than him. Time for the ignore button methinks.........

#3221935 Odds for next season taken from the Halifax forum!

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 27 October 2015 - 07:49 PM

Probably about right for most teams though aren't they? The odds don't predict who will finish above whom, just the bookies assessment of who will finish first - most of the teams (including mine) should be about 100/1 for that. halifax at 40/1 are a tempting bet though, if only on a "value for money" basis.

Absolutely right. Can't see past Leigh to finish top and as bookies aren't stupid odds such as 'fax at 40/1 are designed to part fools and their money.

#3215349 Jimmy Lowes and the Bulls

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 16 October 2015 - 01:36 PM

I'd have Harrison at London in a heartbeat. Savvy guy when it comes to the 2nd tier.....just what we need.



#3213341 2016 Recruitment

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 12 October 2015 - 08:56 PM

Honestly I cant tell you anything about him. Ive really no idea who he is as I cant ever say Ive noticed him playing against us. He might not have though.


It is tough to find quality signings though as both Fev and Sheffield are finding out.


So what's quality then? Gaz Moore?

#3213228 New Centre signs

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 12 October 2015 - 06:58 PM

........ the reality is we finished the normal season as the form team in the championship and 2nd best championship team in the qualifiers hammering both Bradford and Leigh.......


So how many 2016 league points does that get you then?

#3204221 Reni Maitua

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 01 October 2015 - 07:49 AM

I urge people to have a look at the " Travel Plans " Coolie was wanting to make to Widnes before they played London,now there speaks a man with no brain that any beer in the world could ever reach,shouldn't think on an empty head !! 


Dewsbury Forum,topic Championship Shield Semi-Final: Dewsbury 18 London 34,post #39


See you at Widnes on Sunday Coolie or is your bus on a road to nowhere.


It was actually better than that as he started a separate topic with that post. A moderator has obviously taken pity on the poor soul and merged it with the semi-final thread to save him further embarrassment.....


I unlike you have lots of things to take into consideration when travelling away



I'd suggest asking the question 'do I need to travel?' should be pretty high up on your list of considerations.......

#3201660 Look On The Bright Side

Posted by Les Tonks Sidestep on 27 September 2015 - 05:34 PM

In the final analysis we've finished at worst 2 places behind the mighty Leigh.......