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  1. Look for a local merit league team and get in touch with them. They're usually always after players and it's built around the social side of the game. If you're a bit unsure at first, ask if you can watch a training session and get a feel for it. Then join in when you're ready. There's loads of people like you out there that aren't sure where to start. That's what the merit league is built for. Hopefully there'll be a local side. Hope it all goes well. Good luck!
  2. These aren't reasons to ban someone. These are in addition to what he actually did. What he did was accidentally make contact with the head of a falling player.
  3. Calling someone a fag is unlawful discrimination based on the sexual preference, so yes it's worse; that's before taking into account that it was the ref that he said it to. Calling sometime fat doesn't class as unlawful discrimination.
  4. Isn't there talk of a few of these looking to step up to pro level?
  5. Sledging is fine as long as it's not discriminatory. I get called fat all the time (which is ironic because I used to be a twig - oh how fate has conspired against me!). I can lose weight of I want and change that (and probably should try more!). I can't change race. I think some people need to grow a bit of thicker skin. You can't be wrapped in bubble wrap from everything.
  6. I remember they had just gone through the NFP season unbeaten (1 draw) and were chasing a world record 30th consecutive win at the time.
  7. Hardly too big an impact. We could have more of these a year.
  8. Yeah I know they're nothing alike; I'm just making the point that the ball carrier has some responsibility too. It can't all be on the tackler. I'd expect an accidental call on Watts too. We'll have to agree to disagree.
  9. This time last year, people were saying "it'll be all the same, no one will go down" etc. Now everyone's looking over their shoulder. Just how it should be. No room for complacency.
  10. Didn't National League 2 Hunslet beat Super League Huddersfield in 2003? That's a big shock.
  11. I've not disputed it being a high tackle. I'm disputing it being a red card. You could risk giving a head high tackling around the waist if the player ducks quickly enough. And I don't agree that the ball carrier has the right to have his head where he likes either. He has a duty of care to himself also surely? If a player positions his head in a prone position (e.g. Ducking into a tackle), then that's his own fault. Not saying that's anything like what happened, but some you can't put all the onus on the tackler; sometimes there's nothing he can do.
  12. Can't say I agree at all. It's a tough game, people can get knocked out in any tackle by poor positioning. There's sometimes nothing you can do to avoid it if going in to a tackle. Players will dip. But how can you anticipate that? A red card is for reckless, careless or deliberate foul play. I don't see how having your arm low, aiming low where the ball was originally when committing to the tackle and connecting with the ball first is any of those. The only way he could have avoided that would have been either to have actually aimed high (and missed) or to have not tried to tackle him which could have led to a break.
  13. You also said "You couldn't say Watts had no time to react," so let's not pretend there's no inference to your writing. If you think someone has time to react, but doesn't, would that not be down to choice? I don't know why you think I'm angry? I'm just intrigued in your opinion. We just beat top of the league with 12 men, I'm pretty happy!
  14. I suppose the Canadians like that style though. Have you seen NHL?!
  15. So if you're saying he had time to react, are you saying he did it intentionally?