GIANTSTRIDES

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  1. I am "for my pains" and i would dearly love them to become a force in the game, I have been a fan since 1953 but i can honestly say i don't hate or even dislike any other club. I thought the Bulls, Leeds games in the early years of SL were great to watch, and pulled in top crowds, I would love to see the Bulls up there again, I just wish they could somehow get a new stadium and i have the idea that someone like the DR might just make it happen.
  2. Not all that much to disagree with there. Just a couple, You obviously have some inside info on what plans Mr Davy has in place for the future, I for one would love too be enlightened, You need to remember It was Mrs Davy who was the fan and she has sadly passed away, yet here we are run by a man with no background in the game whatsoever, It begs the question why has he not packed it in. Point two, I don't agree that Bradford can't succeed with just a money man, It's having money that brings all the other things that you say need to be in place, Huddersfield ( who you have sited ) are proof of that, Not reaching the heights Bradford did true, but a well run club just the same. I hope the Dr buys Bradford, I would back them to come good, and draw the crowds.
  3. salford/bradford

    It would be good if he bought them now though.
  4. Koukash gone from Salford?

    If there is anything in it, and he stays in the game, i hope it's with Bradford ( although HKR wouldn't be a bad choice either, They have potential without doubt, but Bradford have proved themselves in the past and with the right man ( with money ) in charge i think they could do it again . I take the point that he has had chance to get involved before, but i don't think he has as a free agent so to speak. I hope Salford do ok though either way.
  5. I expect saints to win it, but i really hope Trinity can march on.
  6. Not a classic but a good tussle. Hull despite dominating for most of the game and rightly winning, could right easy have lost had the game gone another ten minutes, Wigan were stretching them out wide in the last 10 minutes, they made some bad decisions but a bit longer i think they may have got it right. I didn't think it was a strip, not did i think it was much of a obstruction but hey ho. I know i don't see that much of Wigan really but i don't quite get all the hype about Williams, of course no half is at his best behind beaten forwards, but i'm not sure he is the man.
  7. Stretching it a bit to call a french speaking welshman a Lancastrian, but fair enough. But you don't want to believe all that rubbish about Bosworth, that bloke they dug up in the Leicester car park wasn't Dickon, he was a sub. I happen to know for a certain fact that Richard sleeps peacefully in his beloved Yorkshire dales, Its a secret though so don't spread it about.
  8. It would be nice to get a game anything close to the 1985 one, I don't really mind who wins, Being a Tudor i can claim for either county, although to be fair if i had been around when the rose picking had been going on, i would have picked a white one, so i suppose i want Hull to win. That said if i were a betting man i would be putting the odd groat on Wigan, They have that knack of coming good when it matters, I feel Hull have it in the middle and Wigan in the backs, so it depends what sort of game we get, Come on err.....Hull
  9. Sad news regarding Brett Kenny

    All the best to him, hope things go well. A great player who was a joy to watch, I still rate the 85 cup final as the best game i have seen.
  10. Future SL breakaway?

    What strikes me most about a lot of the posts on the various TWT's ,is the readiness to start throwing ridicule about like confetti, some of which borders on insulting. People have a right to their opinions, Myself i would love to see the game take off in Canada, but i also see that a lot of what Parksider is saying is what i imagine the SL bosses are thinking. As has been said Sky have made SL what it is, A long way from where we would all like it to be but a damned site better than it was before Sky came along, I don't believe the chairmen of these clubs will gamble any of this on Talk and promises. I'm not saying they would necessarily be gambling anything, and they may well be losing out on something but they will certainly be looking back at some of the moves of the past that have looked like winners before flopping. Many people are so desperate to see League blossom and grow because it is their chosen sport and it has been bumping along the bottom for so long now. But the posters on here are not the ones who will make the decisions, "great as some of the visions and ideas are ". TWP have discovered League and have taken to it big style, that is great to see and their enthusiasm does them credit, they have ideas that they think will transform the fortunes of the sport " and maybe it will in time " But the reality of things is Money and i believe the decisions men will not see much in it for them short term and will will do whats best for their club, whether it is best for the sport we can only hope. Posters who are putting the anti-WP side of things , I don't believe are putting it because that's what they want, but they are trying to see it the way the SL clubs will see it, That's how i feel , I would desperately love to see TWP play a massive part in S League, but i have very strong doubts if they will in the near future because of all the reasons Parksider puts forward. I am an expansionist, and i have for a long time thought that League has been let down badly by a long line of administrators who have not been of the right quality, A game as good as League should not have been as hard to spread as it has proved to be in years gone by " another story " On the face of it Toronto looks the golden chance, I hope we take it, If it goes wrong , well we have been there before often enough and survived, but if we don't keep trying we will be bumping along the bottom forever.
  11. This is one fixture where you can never really tell what's going to happen, Hull have given us some tubbings and we have given them some, but more often than not it is a hard grind. I don't think they will be taking things lightly because of the CC, they will still have hopes for both comps , or should have. They will be managing their squad like the rest i expect, With a bit of luck they will take us a bit too lightly and that may just give us a better chance, Certainly we are a lot better that a couple of months ago, Hull will certainly be favorites but you never know.
  12. What it says " as far as i can see is " league is a poorly supported minority sport that is nowhere near popular enough for It,s own chanell
  13. Ryan Brierley in The Guardian

    Good article i recon and very honest as far as i can see. Regarding his time at the Giants, He certainly played his part in keeping us in S L last year, Myself i think Rick Stone knew he wasn't the player for us long term because his game didn't suit the style of football the Giants were playing " and play most of the time". We needed a play maker to take some weight of Brough, Brierley is strictly a poacher, he supports extremely well and will score many tries for Toronto i think, He has pace and a very good eye for a chance. Good luck to him and Toronto i hope he goes really well for them.
  14. Wolfpack get US tv deal

    I see all the points in that argument, because it is about convincing the S league chairman to admit them, You cant expect a TV company to spend millions on a fledgling enterprise but you have to start somewhere, I don't know if TWP will be invited in, and i can see the difficulties as well as the possible gains, But if they are invited in , it won't be the daftest thing League has done by a long chalk. They may not swell the SL coffers at all but it's hard to see anyone else doing that either, But the exposure for the game over there could be invaluable in years to come.
  15. You couldn't really knock Leigh's effort last night, I thought they defended well for most of the game " as did the Giants " It was a good effort from the fans as well when you consider there was little at stake for them. Referee , It's all been said many times, nothing changes.