Barry Badrinath

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  1. Question, didn't the super league u23s used to play the team Of The year way back, northern Ford premier select? Have I imagined that?
  2. He was moaning like mad on the pitch, I'm usually very hesitant when watching to proclaim successful DGs but that would be one I was more sure over than any.
  3. Bateman isn't overrated, he's a horrible scrote of a player but plays above his size, he'll probably end up being a wigan great. As long as he doesn't go to the nrl or union as most decent wigan players do.
  4. No I'm not being obtuse or making anything up, I was doing my weekly shop on the day in question and as usual had a look and they didn't have any sl branded ones in my local asda, still. And I've been making a point to look for it, as I have always tried to support SL based promotions because I'm a fan of rugby league. Eg short lived super league milk, And the Peter's Pies from a few years ago that were quite good actually.
  5. Exactly. Just to say as well, go back to 1995 and the super league war, sky threw fat stacks of cash at the time to us, and since then we haven't moved. Compare to other sports,cricket, Formula One and ran rah have all moved around broad casters. Premier league/football rights have shifted around, BBC,C5, itv digital, setanta by sports, even motd ended once or twice iirc due to someone else getting the highlights rights. What's the only sport that has stayed in one place and not dared to look elsewhere?
  6. I don't think they hate us, I think they take us for granted cos they know we're a soft touch. See the last TV deal.
  7. Those are the exceptions that prove the rule Dave, yes they have started pushing done ads out for the final few weeks,and today's ad is in a great and probably highly sought after spot. But each year repeatedly Sky exclude us from their big super important portfolio adverts, this year's big summer for example, we're THE ###### summer sport for god's sake. Just going back to what was said about someone at the Rfl refusing to pay to get us on the side if sky vans, it totally is believable with the ppl up there, but it's OK since they're making deals with household brands like bachelor's mushy peas, has anyone actually seen any Co promotion by them on their products after nearly 8 months or so? No. Around the time of the "Dacia magic weekend" there was ads all over for their slightly odd looking 4x4s, I don't recall any mention of being a sponsor of Superleague on them. The guy above is right, we're small time, and we're getting smaller, no one wants to think big never mind big, they don't want to follow current standard practice in other sports. Really, when you think about it, we've got the corporate equivalent of the salary cap, stagnant, restrictive, for "our own good"
  8. Widnes tried it last night, it was a bit ######
  9. Wire tried English halfbacks the last couple of years, it didn't work, we've given up for now
  10. Just been awarded player of the month. Been a lot of talk in the local press about how he's changed his approach this year,he went all in on pre season which has led to his pretty good form. It also happens to be contract season, which I'm sure has nothing to do with it
  11. Regardless of the punch, is it OK to just randomly tackle someone in order to start a fight? I can't believe he's not been punished for that
  12. i love a good flounce, especially once where a person has come back to say "i'm leaving.....HEY I'M LEAVING!!!!!!! WATCH ME LEAVE"
  13. That's disgraceful watching, they said he went to the hip, and the pie eaters defence has been, it's allowed if the tackle goes with the natural range of movement for the knees ie tackles from behind, forwards. That, in that video he's driving down towards the back of the knees and through the legs, with the two players tackling above its cynical with high possibility of injury, foot, ankle, knee, leg, hip or spine as the player collapses and the tacklers fall on top. Warrington and Tony Smith have been complaining about this since 2010, his point being very much like McDermott, it's about playing a game that's hard enough in the right way. Yes, you want to shake up a player, to discourage him from running in as hard, but to put someone's health or ability to walk in jeopardy. Some things are more important than winning.