steef

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About steef

  • Birthday 07/05/1979

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  1. I think a more expansive game style could really trouble Australia, however I think playing that way probably would cause us more problems as you really can't give field position and possession to Australia and not expect to be punished for it. You would need it to really click for it to work. We need to improve our short kicking and game management and also just learn to be more patient on their line.
  2. A good performance until we get near the try line. Our short kicking was poor to non existent and we just can't seem to keep the pressure on when we get the chance with errors early in the tackle count on sets after Australian mistakes or penalties. Defence was great, if offered we would have all took only conceding 6 points before kick off and that's the first times can remember us finishing stronger than they did. Overall it's an opportunity missed but I'd say overall a step in the right direction for England.
  3. Really wanted a cas win but they were dire and Leeds just know how to win at old Trafford and just got the job done. Thought overall the game was poor, nothing particularly memorable or special happened. Think that cas really missed hardaker given the problems they had under the high ball plus who knows the effect that whatever has gone on has had on the dressing room. Thought they made an error not kicking the easy 2 points in the first few minutes, think taking an early lead might have helped the relax a bit. Certain leeds would have taken them if offered. The terrible ball control killed them though, I can recall 3 times they knocked on at the play of the ball! That's how you lose finals.
  4. Thurston

    Terrible news for him to miss a world cup in his home country. England's chances just increased slightly though.
  5. Manchester arena

    Police confirm 19 dead and 50 injured. Terrible news. Condolences to all effected by it.
  6. Not read the thread. But this seems to be an ideal game to test such an idea out. Long term this model is likely to be the future of broadcasting live events so it will be interesting to see how it goes. I'd say the price is fair. If I'm able to watch the game I will definitely pay up and watch it.
  7. Video of oldham street match winning try vs the bulls. It's a great try, the scorer is on loan from Castleford and looks a real prospect.
  8. Scrum/Skull Cap XIII

    I always think of the fullback from Salford in the late eighties /early nineties when it comes to skull caps. Steve Gibson I think he was called? Might have been Australian. Croker from Canberra always wears one but takes it off to kick goals.
  9. Great last minute win for oldham vs the bulls today. Probably to early in the season to call it a 4 pointer but a very valuable 2 points all the same. 10 years ago I'd never think that we would ever be playing Bradford in a league match never mind beating them.
  10. Englands next coach

    Powell must be the next coach for me. He seems to be a coach that can get more from his players and he plays a good style. Wane would be my next choice but I think his style of rugby might not be as effective against top international opposition as Powells would be. After those two money of the candidates fill me with confidence. Ian watson at Salford seems to be doing OK but needs to keep improving his salford side to be a serious contender.
  11. Jason Taumalolo set to sign 10 year deal

    Total waste of time signing such a long contract in sport. If players want to leave they will leave. What if his form disappears or he gets seriously injured? Great that he is staying in the game of course but the length of contract just seems daft.
  12. I've found watching the live stream games has been a revelation. The single camera footage and lack of replays gives a kind of virtual terrace feel to watching. Being able to hear individual loud mouths in the crowd only adds to that feeling. The lack of replays is quite refreshing as focus is always on what is happening on the pitch rather than a forward pass 10 minutes ago. Surely similar broadcasts to this could be put on for games below SL. Clubs could even do this themselves and charge fans to watch. Priced right it could really help some clubs increase revenue assuming existing contracts don't prohibit clubs doing so.
  13. If torontos crowds are anywhere near what the seem to be predicting I reckon that having the wcs there would be a great idea. 3 games over a weekend Friday night in vancouver Saturday in Montreal and the wcc match in Toronto on Sunday with the wolfpack playing a curtain raiser before it. Imagine if 2 years from now the wolfpack were just about to start there first season in SL and we could show them three games like the Warrington vs brisbane one and say this is what you have to look forward to. I really think that to succeed in Canada and the USA we need to be bold.
  14. Introduce optional penalties. The offended against team can either kick for touch with the tackle count resuming or reset the tackle count and play on without a kick to touch. If you kept penalties as they are now just for foul play you could hopefully reduce high shots etc too.
  15. While the number of clubs wanting to join our competition both here and abroad is encouraging and exciting it will probably be best to see how successful toronto are before making any grand plans. Assuming they are viable then they can provide a model for other new foreign clubs. Clubs like Manchester rangers would be simpler to add to the mix. Being hopeful, if the number of clubs does grow then the RFL will have to look at the league structure and be prepared to be flexible with it. Luckily fans and clubs are used to this changing fairly frequently. I'd imagine that should the Canadians and Americans really make a go of it then some sort of conference system would be the best system in the long run.