nkpom

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  1. Should Bennett Stay?

    Never seen Bennett as animated in the box as he was yesterday - it really meant something to him. Perhaps if the Clubs had supported his WHOLE plan including the Dubai camp we’d have a very different feeling this morning.
  2. Its even more granular than just "Sydney". I think that the Parramatta area has more young players than the whole of the UK! Then add other Sydney areas, Newcastle, Brisbane, North Queensland, Illawarra
  3. Tommy Voll

    Another of the Golden Generation has gone. The classic 90m try from 1961 Cup Final that can be seen on BBC website tribute has Eric Ashton as last Wigan failed tackler, Billy Boston huffing and puffing under the sticks, and the trophy collected by Vinty Karalius. Add in Alex Murphy and there’s the core of our Hall of Fame!
  4. That's not an issue Fox shows every game even if 9 are showing them!!
  5. Dave woods

    Not quite. Dave is the first BBC Rugby League Corespondent and so not merely a commentator. He's doing a good job at both too I think.
  6. Challenge Cup Where To Stay?

    Over and above the work going on at Waterloo at the moment, Waterloo is CLOSED on Wembley weekend! We live in Southampton so its Clapham Junction for us, then on the Overground via Willesden Junction to Wembley Central!
  7. For the vast majority of our history, well before Super League was a glint in Murdoch's eye and with the League having a single division, the Final was THE decider of Champions. Finals were even played while the best players were off on Ashes Tours but no-one disputes the Final winners as Champions.
  8. Draper and the salary cap increase

    A salary cap rise should come from continuing growth in TV and commercial income for the game - that is how the NRL cap has risen so fast over recent years and why the Super League cap has stayed fundamentally the same for over a decade. We have to have a vision that the TV and sponsors buy in to across the whole game, not just Super League. What would the RU cap be if they didn't have their lucrative international scene? County cricket would certainly not survive intact without Test income either. Turning this round is at least a 10 year project; but we have to reach Day 1 yet! We can tinker all we like with cap figures and competition structures, but we have to attract a growing income to flourish, and reduce the number of games our players play while increasing the quality of the ones they do. It is not beyond the wit of man to have a thriving RL scene where clubs income is greater than the expenditure - our largest budget clubs spend less per year than a Premier League club gets just for being on TV!
  9. One of my proudest achievements when running the unofficial online Rugby League Hall of Fame was the election of Albert Rosenfeld to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/AlbertRosenfeld.html The greatest tryscorer in possibly the greatest team our game has ever had.
  10. How will the Leigh Metroplitan District supply players for four teams?
  11. Great news if true. I remember sitting in the "heading for a sell out" Wembley with a sea of empty seats!
  12. A unique opportunity to watch the Challenge Cup Final in the company of 2005 Cup Winner Jamie Thackray. As part of his Testimonial Jamie will meet you and your friends before the game and you can then watch the Cup Final with Jamie! A unique opportunity to spend Cup Final day with a winner! http://www.ebay.co.u...-/272319675243?. This experience includes your Challenge Cup Final ticket (Category 3 or 4) sitting with Jamie; no drinks, food or travel included I'm afraid. All proceeds to Jamie's Testimonial Fund.
  13. A unique opportunity to watch the Challenge Cup Final in the company of 2005 Cup Winner Jamie Thackray. As part of his Testimonial Jamie will meet you and your friends before the game and you can then watch the Cup Final with Jamie! A unique opportunity to spend Cup Final day with a winner! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/272319675243?. This experience includes your Challenge Cup Final ticket (Category 3 or 4) sitting with Jamie; no drinks, food or travel included I'm afraid. All proceeds to Jamie's Testimonial Fund.
  14. Eden back to Cas

    You obviously didn't see him last week then! Dropped ball, missed tackles, out of position, I honestly can't remember a good play from him in the whole game.