L Bow

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  1. So we appear to have a new rule in rugby league where if a big man tackles a smaller man too hard then it's a penalty. Perhaps the game should become like boxing and be simply played in weight categories.
  2. The guy commentating on the Halifax v Toulouse game is unbelievably biased.
  3. So a drop out from under the posts is a knock on and similarly from the 22m line.
  4. They get more calls because they tend to be reffereed from someone from their own cultural background i.e. It's generally an Australian. Likewise the Catalans are always reffereed by someone not from their own cultural background but from the cultural background of their opponents. TO are a pretty strong team for the division they are in and can probably overcome the cultural bias. Catalan on paper would probably rank no higher than 7th. They are a middle to below average team for the division they are in. They are not strong enough to overcome this bias and therefore its affect is more pronounced. I'm not saying it is deliberate but human beings tend to favour their own when making marginal decisions.
  5. All we have to do is wait until the day we have London Manchester Airport
  6. L Bow

    Salford Transfer complete

    They've formed the new company to hold the shares in Salford (2013) Ltd which prior to that were owned by a company controlled by MK which he has presumably retained for his own purposes. All that has happened is that MK has transferred the shares from his company to the 4 new people who are directors of Salford RD Holdings Ltd. All the debts in Salford (2013) Ltd will still be there.
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    Salford Transfer complete

    Anyone who wants to read about the clubs financial history there is a fair amount on the public record at Companies House. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08371113/filing-history Suffice it to say, Koucash's money will be missed.
  8. L Bow

    Should the 4N return?

    We should have a proper Autumn programme based over 4 weekends England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France Then invite PNG, NZ, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. It doesn't have to be North v South eg you could have Eng v Tonga the rematch, NZ v Tonga the rematch. Fiji v Tonga the 3rd v 4th which never happened. You mix it up to give games where they're evenly matched and then a couple of tester so for France you would go something along the lines of Fra v Wales Fra v Scotland Fra v Eng Fra v Tonga and similarly for the other contestants. We need to look at the mix between good matches and then those where there is a test for the lesser team.
  9. L Bow

    Should Bennett Stay?

    You were a stop gap in the centres, going forward you need to be looking at competing for a spot in the backrow. Ideally you could do with putting a bit more bulk on around the chest and shoulders to get closer to Matt Gillett in physique. Your passing needs to improve even for the backrow. Something along those lines My opinion is I don't understand why Michael Shenton wasn't picked. He's been the form number 4 all year and his defence has always been good including at international level where he proved himself.
  10. L Bow

    Should Bennett Stay?

    Improve your defence, put a bit more bulk on, improve your leg drive, metres after contact etc
  11. L Bow

    Should Bennett Stay?

    Australia had about 17 players missing in 2014 so it's not surprising we should have got closer.
  12. The charge down was the third glaringly wrong decision. In what world can you be applying pressure to the kicker and not be playing at the ball? Anytime a player pressures the kicker the default assumption should be you are playing at the ball. What other reason is there for pressuring the kicker? You are trying to stop the kicker from propelling the ball forward.
  13. Where do I say the official is bent? Pretty much everyone I've ever met has their own subconscious preferences even if they are professionals. I don't see any point in contests where you get one of your own to referee the game. What were your thoughts on the two obvious points I highlighted.
  14. I'm actually starting to wonder whether there is any point. I'd interested to hear your explanation of how he missed Billy Slater's blatant attempt to rip Gareth Widdop's head off but couldn't get the whistle to his mouth fast enough for Luke Gale's tackle on Oscar nominee Cameron Smith. Similarly I'd be interested to know what you thought Gerrard Sutton's thought process were when Michael Morgan crossed the line following a text book obstruction move from Cameron Smith and Jordan Maclean.
  15. I'm just about to breakdown in tears. Watching Lomax has been like going back to the 80s when Australia started walking through tackles. I'll still watch the game because I'm desperate to see us win something against Australia but it looks like it won't be this time.