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  1. 8 points
    Excellent news on both fronts. I must say what a great bunch of people we have at our club from top to bottom and the support we get from our sponsors is incredible
  2. 5 points
    Website & social media confirms signing of Lewis Galbraith. Good news. At game on Sunday you will see scoreboard relocated in permanent frame at top rear of Lingard terrace. Fibre optic cable going in tomorrow so can operate from in Rons lounge. Software been looked at so by first home game should be as we want it. This is with help of sponsors which will credit shortly when job complete but we are very grateful- good news i think more to follow....
  3. 4 points
    Yes, it's the easiest thing in the world to be a cynical keyboard warrior. If you want an example of Andy Burnham's contributions, watch his speech at Anfield on the 20th Anniversary of Hillsborough - an uncomfortable watch. Then watch and listen to his Anfield speech on the 25th Anniversary, after he had delivered on his promise to support the 'Justice for the '96'. It may bring a tear, but I would challenge anyone to suggest that this politician didn't care. No complaints from me with Andy Burnham as a figurehead for the game.
  4. 4 points
    Other broadcasting news though - Catalans home games confirmed as on Sky.
  5. 3 points
    Are we learning nothing? Melbourne v Leeds kicking off at 9.05am on the Friday. There are literally two significant markets for this event, Australia and England and they pretty much rule out one of them by this scheduling. No doubt they will point out that Friday night viewers will bring in more just in Oz than it would on Sky even on the Saturday, but that isnt the point - no terrestrial broadcaster would ever want this event if we treat it like this. We have seen that the Aussies can get huge figures on a Sat or Sunday, and Sky would have got bigger figures for that. Why do we keep making it hard to be an RL fan?
  6. 3 points
    Colombia is about to become the latest nation to have their first domestic fixture. http://www.asiapacificrl.com/2018/01/11/cota-host-inaugural-bogota-v-antioquia-fixture/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter
  7. 3 points
    Not any more. I think 38 pages is more than enough. There must be something else worth talking about...? Locked (finally).
  8. 3 points
    I have sent my ideas to Mr Burnham, I am not a fan of talking shops and I hope that some of what I have sent to him could be implemented; it’s about a range of issues that effect our local communities and Rugby League. I can only hope I am knocking on the right door. there is no need to be negative or cynical and I think we all need to see what we can do to make our game survive and grow
  9. 3 points
    Simple answer No.In fact to expand on that they want the likes of Oldham,Rochdale,Swinton and even Salford to just die peacefully and the sadistic bar stewards at the RFL would rejoice.#### they are
  10. 3 points
    Mate his son plays our game and we need people like him on our side. I think he's s decent human being and deserves better than your cynical comment.
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  12. 2 points
    Very encouraging start to the season. Reid will get the plaudits and deservedly so but there was plenty of excellent performances from the new lads. Bridge looks absolute class and set up the Reid try. Crook kicked out of hand very well. Nelmes looked quality of the bench, had plenty of tough carries and made plenty of metres. Eccleston had a poor error which they scored from but had plenty of good carries. Johnson started well at full back but looked to take a knock and came off pretty early. Rasool had a few good tackles but didn't see too much ball. Holmes was similar making plenty of tackles at centre. From our other players Neild had a good game at full back. Hewitt played a lot better until he took a knock which then led to his error for the Adamson try. All the forwards worked pretty har.
  13. 2 points
    2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, Were all played on a Saturday morning Aus time.
  14. 2 points
    I have added him to the matrix for the player stats for the forum and the club, I have him as number 29.
  15. 2 points
    i think the guy on the left will have sunglasses on...can't miss him.
  16. 2 points
    Always good to see a bit of casual racism and xenophobia ;-)
  17. 2 points
    Shame, I really liked Dan. Hope he does well at Fax (except against TWP).
  18. 2 points
    With your Farage history and not casting a vote, I'm very suspicious of your liberal metropolitan elite credentials...
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  20. 2 points
    The demographics show that older people were more likely to vote leave. Younger people were more likely vote remain. So without anyone changing their minds, if there are less older people and more younger people voting then the margin would swing to remain. It is of course just a mathematical exercise.
  21. 2 points
    No. It's illustrative that it doesn't really matter what the government does if the opposition isn't fit to replace them. Everyone's dived into their particular trench and no one wants to stick their head out. Until opponents of the Tories start to understand why people vote Tory, and do something to win them over other than calling them all evil, which doesn't seem to be working, I doubt the polls will shift much at all.
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  23. 2 points
    As much as we grumble this is genuinely fair comment from the BBC. We are talking about world audiences here for its platform (bbc.com as opposed to bbc.co.uk).
  24. 2 points
    Its blindingly obvious. As ever Saintslass becomes hard of understanding when evidence is put in front of her/him.
  25. 2 points
    I think I can see some sense in it. If you really like Starburst sweets, but are determined not to have any, it can become quite an all consuming passion. Unless you focus on the times when you were not tempted, you focus on fighting the temptation. It becomes all consuming. Soon, you are making speeches about how to not eat Starburst sweets, but you notice them in every shop and eventually you give in and gorge yourself. If you had just had a pack of sweets when you fancied them and not considered it important to how worth while you are, you might have been fine.
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  27. 2 points
    Equally valid Why should you benefit from a million pound income without paying tax on it simply because your Grandma lived in Islington?
  28. 2 points
    I can see your point but the whole "be the best" campaign since it started was a plagiarisation of an American campaign that worked quite well. Unfortunately, Britain isn't America when it comes to attitudes and it backfired in terms of recruitment. The British army isn't the American army and has widely differing attitudes on many things, from "bootcamp" to routine service, the British army is one hell of a lot less shouty and individually anal. The concepts of "team" are far more important than individualism in the British army. It's irrelevant if YOU are the best if you're in a team who are dysfunctional. Promoting an army that does have a softer side reflects the reality of the British army. I believe that "Frank" video I posted in my original post was one of the most successful campaigns in the army's entire voluntary recruitment history. In comparison, the "be the best" videos were touting specialist education and skills to a largely working class group of young people and school leavers who often had a poor experience of "education" and didn't know what they wanted to do beyond "oh ****, MORE education?"
  29. 2 points
    Exactly, it totally beats me, why would a coach not want a situation where he can play those who have been out of form, ease back players returning from injury, assess personally those on the verge of promotion to first the first team, having all his player's training and playing to the same game plan's and strategies, what is there in that not to be advantageous to any coach?
  30. 2 points
    Since it's conception dual registration has caused division between supporters and clubs alike. Love it or loath it dual registration will be used by ourselves and other clubs within our league this coming season. We simply can not afford the quality of players that Hull K R can provide us with and it would be foolish in the extreme not to take these players if they integrate and buy into the YCK culture that Ford is fostering at our club. No one on here will be complaining if a dual registration player from Hull K R scores the winning try that gets us promoted from this league.
  31. 2 points
    Same reason for most. The game forgot investment in youth, paying more attention to cameras,or being dictated too by them. The game is dying for a reason,ignorance.
  32. 2 points
    I agree, leave the case in court where I belongs. But changing the subject slightly, I have to say I am so disappointed with attitude of the Daily Post towards our club. They ran the story today, and even have video footage of the accused arriving at the magistrates court. What is disappointing is that this is the first time they have mentioned us on their website since John Cookson's heart attack last April. If only they could show a fraction of this interest during the season. http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/ex-crusaders-rugby-league-team-14135158
  33. 2 points
    Similarily shoving all the best HB s , all the ' big ' kids and all the fast kids in one team/club doesnt help them develop All kids need to develop all the skills , small kids grow later and catch up and pass the young big kids
  34. 2 points
    Really hope it is still online on the CBC.
  35. 2 points
    Does seem odd as I thought the WCC was meant to be a bigger deal for Super League fans than NRL fans. Hope Leeds stuff them by the way.
  36. 2 points
    Every SL club should be forced to run under 16s,18s & 21s/reserves or else they can't use the marquee rule Championship clubs should at least run a under 21s/reserves...with under 18s encouraged but optional..
  37. 2 points
    Yes for a good few years was part of a really good second row with Langers , he had good hands and an eye for the try line. Wish him all the best and thanks for his time at Oldham
  38. 2 points
    With the players they've got & McNamara in charge. I really fancy them doing it.
  39. 1 point
    They obviously come here the way moths come to flames. They know it’ll end in trouble but they can’t resist the light side.
  40. 1 point
    ...and if you really know what you're doing, you are therefore too intelligent to be a RU troll.
  41. 1 point
    The big overhaul at Brutus could be significant in 2018. Not seen before where in quick time the Dragons coach and his two assistants have departed as well their conditioner too. McNamara putting down his marker. Will the following be as significant as the arrivals of Mead and McILorum – Frenchmen Loic Louit and Maxence Riviere put in charge of conditioning and a new post of performance director in Richard Hunwicks – who has been with the England team in the WC – maybe with an overseeing role. On top of that physio Rob Parkinson has joined the expanding off-the-field team. Catalans too many players carrying injuries last term - weeks on end Bird, Tierney and Wiliame had knees strapped up. As well as lacking pace where they just not fit enough? Only one assistant coach so far announced in young Frenchmen Oliver Janzac – rated here after securing back to back championships with Limoux. Interesting times.
  42. 1 point
    Another reason the sport is a joke. How can the top division of a full time professional sport, in the top three club spectator sports, not run reserves and academy. It's been done to death so I'm not listing the reasons but the short-sightedness is scary. Running costs for things like, doctors, ground staff, admin, food, kit etc will be around the 30k mark, the variable is wages and match payments for players. For SL teams this is a small amount and they can make some back by charging a small amount for entry and food for spectators etc. I just find it staggering that reserves and academies arent compulsory. then we wonder why we don't produce enough players.
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  44. 1 point
    Can I second that
  45. 1 point
    The ratings in the UK would be good. Similiar to a highly rated SL game. And it could be shown at a good time in Australia which is a decent time in the UK. I know this because they show the NRL at those times anyway. The idea that 8pm on a Saturday night is a bad time to show sport is nonsense. The idea that a triple header would have been a worse spot for it is nonsense.
  46. 1 point
    Taste like sludge till the magic mint sauce ingredient is added. Instant transformation to culinary necessity.
  47. 1 point
    Exactly. I’ve been saying this for years. Just imagine the long term return for super league clubs if they invested say £20,000-£25,000 a year on junior RL in a specific targeted area of London say a borough like Wandsworth for example.
  48. 1 point
    So a simple question that gets a simple answer degenerates into a slagging off of the Mayor and Prince Harry. "Sigh"
  49. 1 point
    get back in your box Beaumont. God I hope Toronto/Leigh Rejects stiff you home & away. And all the other pea brained chairmen & fans - TW dont have many away fans but you get more home fans. Cue folk saying their fans are far too sophisticated to be taken in by 13 people masquerading as Canadians - go back 12 months for the same misinformed flannel from their League 1 counterparts
  50. 1 point
    Doing a bit of digging I found this from April/May 2017 on the TWP Website. Premier Sports To Broadcast The Wolfpack In The UK (Toronto) All 2017 and 2018 Toronto Wolfpack league matches, home and away, will be broadcast in the UK on Premier Sports. Premier Sports operates via Sky channel 428 (SD) and 462 (HD), Virgin channel 551 and via the Premier Player online. The broadcaster currently holds shows every game from the NRL and a host of magazine programs including Rugby League Back Chat and the NRL Footy Show making it a must have channel for fans of “The Greatest Game.” So it was all known about early last year and all TWP were doing was putting out a press release as a reminder. Looks likes Bo Derek's attempts to blame this on the RFL for not telling them before hand or as being the first people who should have released the information about the contract doesn't hold any water either. He truly doesn't come out of this looking anything like competent.