Bulliac

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  1. Bulliac

    Oldham prop Ben Davies sent off for...

    I've already stated that I know players can be pigged off over what they feel are poor decisions, of course they can, but if players don't respect the decision, whether they think it is right or wrong, the game is dead mate.
  2. Bulliac

    Oldham prop Ben Davies sent off for...

    Indeed. There is a lot to be said about how things were when "I were a lad". The ref's decision was accepted and you just got on with the game. Even though you knew the twit had got it wrong.....
  3. Bulliac

    Oldham prop Ben Davies sent off for...

    I think it does matter. Questioning his integrity is far worse than saying he isn't good enough, though neither is acceptable. We all know, and accept(galling as it can be at times), that many referees in our league are very young, inexperienced and still very much 'apprentices' learning their trade, and they will through maybe naivety, make more poor calls that a more experienced official might. As a fan, I'll always reserve the fan's right to moan and groan at will, but players really ought to know what they can say and what they can't. These games are very important to the players obviously, they can and do, get frustrated at what they see as poor calls. The 'random' calls and occasional guesses usually go both ways, of course, something which shouldn't be forgotten along with the fact that the guy, along with the rest of us, the guy is simply human and will always be subject to human error.
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    Oldham prop Ben Davies sent off for...

    It's certainly a novel way of saying the ref is rubbish, and I confess I've often felt the same, but he surely didn't think he could get away with it? On the field? To his face? He's definitely got a nerve but I'm far from sure about his brain being engaged.
  5. Bulliac

    Doncaster Season Tickets 2019

    I don't think so. They did have some very cheap tickets a few years back under one of the many chairmen we've had in the last few years but they never dropped to quite that level even under those maladministrations. The prices were more like £100, or just a tad lower, but they still managed to bankrupt the club. Obviously, a financial meltdown involves more than simply ticket prices, but tor me, £50 quid tickets should come with a strong warning of caveat emptor.
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    New league structure revealed

    Oh, do come on! Get a grip.
  7. Bulliac

    New league structure revealed

    Spot on, as always Adey and much more eloquently than I could have done.
  8. Bulliac

    New league structure revealed

    Communism only works when it doesn't have to compete with capitalism. The big problem is getting capitalism to work equally for the benefit of everyone and not just the few. Though I'm not expecting anyone to answer that one..
  9. Bulliac

    New league structure revealed

    I know nothing of Elstone, though he clearly is working for only one section of RL and that is the one which is paying his wages. I've been in the same room as Rimmer, when he came to Odsal to address a forum and he was rightly roasted. He talks the talk, and the rhetoric is fine but a bit too glib, and he comes across as a politician, with all its connotations - particularly the one where they spend twenty minutes answering a question without actually answering it. I'd rather be told, "I can't answer that" than be given bull****.
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    New league structure revealed

    Yeah, I can understand Kear, to be fair, though my impression is that he 'trusts' Rimmer and Elstone because of earlier connections, rather than JK himself having some prior knowledge of the current plans. Indeed, I suspect he has little, or no, real knowledge of what is going on simply on the basis that if all the clubs, down to coach level, actually knew the plans then much more would have filtered into the public domain by now. I've already paid for nest year's season ticket so I guess that shows some level of trust, though I confess that trust is in Kear more than anyone.
  11. I used to work for a bloke who mixed stuff like that. He once told that something was a 64th of an inch over ten centimetres, mind that was back in the dark ages (the eighties). As for where the offside line should be....well we must have had 300 threads on that hoary old topic over the years and I don't want to turn this into another - though I'd go for 5 metres, provided the referees made a bit more of an effort to keep defenders back until the ball was played...…..😎
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    New league structure revealed

    When we had county leagues (with all 32 clubs shown as one league table) there were around four Yorkshire clubs playing in the Lancashire league due to an imbalance in the numbers, though, so far as I remember they played both home and away games to decide the top four/eight/sixteen (at varying times) for the play-offs. It may be my bad memory but I can't remember any extra games added. With 16 in each 'division', home and away games would have given each club 30 games per season, plus cups and playoffs - more than enough, I would have thought?
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    New league structure revealed

    In three years time they could announce that, true enough, but it would help no-one. Not even themselves.
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    New league structure revealed

    I'm sure I've read all that before and it's still nonsense,
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    New league structure revealed

    Isn't there a contract which still has around three years to run? Maybe they should come up with a plan when it is coming to a close, unless there a unanimous view, from all sides, that it needs to change earlier. One faction can't just simply announce they are leaving. The game is called rugby league it isn't all about SL (despite what some feel to think) and all views need to be considered.