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  1. Lets hope so,but it`s still full timers v part timers. Last week`s matches mean nowt now,it`ll certainly be a big match for Hornets.
  2. Hope he doesn`t hurt his finger signing the contract,he seems to hurt everything else these days!!
  3. Johnathon Thurston has just come out and said the Indigenous All Stars should play tests on their own and the all knowing Gus Gould has agreed. So we could have two Aussie sides,one Indigenous and the other one presumably everything else. Just like the Maori All Blacks,I think you only have to be one sixteenth Maori to play for them,even though you`re obviously fifteen/sixteenths not!! Just more politically correct tripe,where will it all end?
  4. Well I see David Fifita is reportedly going to play,dual registration from Wakefield,so Hornets had better watch out for him Like his brother Andrew,the bloke is a thug both on and off the field.
  5. I agree,a definite step down and I`m a Warriors fan. They`re not giving Ryan Hoffman another year and have stripped him of the captaincy,giving it to Tuivasa-Scheck,two decisions that a find absolutely ridiculous. The problem with the Warriors (one of many) is that they`re all followers and no leaders,bar Hoffman and Mannering,and Harris will be no different. Yes,he`s been good playing for Storm,but look who he plays with and who coaches them. Coming from a rugby background,I think Harris will go back to it when his contract is up as I can`t see him playing the same for us.
  6. Apparently the forever omnipotent Phil Gould has criticised the Auckland Nines for being a tournament the game doesn`t need at this time of the year,and Dale Budge,whoever he is,agrees. They say the game doesn`t need the added risk of injuries so close to the start of the season,especially for the three teams who will be travelling to the Old Dart soon for the three World Club Challenge matches,plus the pre season games. What a load of bunkum. They should can the World Challenges as being a complete waste of time and effort,the players surely not wanting to travel halfway round the world for games that mean absolutely nothing,especially the blokes who were there only a matter of weeks ago for the equally unimportant Four Nations rubbish. The Nines is a brilliant concept that lets clubs showcase a lot of their upcoming stars as well as it being a chance for some of the long since retired players to once again tread the green pasture,not to mention the big pay day for whoever wins it. Most pre season injuries are done in training as Gould well knows,though you could say he`s only jealous because the Aussies in general,and the Panthers in particular,missed out on this innovative event. Good on ya Auckland and Dean Lonergan,make sure you keep it going,don`t let the NRL steal it from under your noses as they well might try to do because there`s a few bob to be made.
  7. A good result,but best to not get too carried away,the main event starts in ten or so days time,let`s see what happens then.
  8. Wow,this is certainly a bolt from the blue and shows that the new administration are very serious about getting the Bulls into a top club again. Toovey won`t be going over there for peanuts either,so let`s see how it all goes. Todd Carney`s off to Salford,so it looks like Michael Dobson will be out on his backside again,poor bloke`s had more clubs that Jack Nicklaus!!
  9. Just seen somewhere that Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe are the new blokes in charge,with Henry Paul touted as the new coach. A Kiwi connection of some note it would seem?
  10. Hmmm,well I don`t think it`ll be James Roberts then. He`s been a naughty boy again and could be history at the Broncos after the shenanigans at some nightclub on the Gold Coast on Saturday night. I think many people will say to Wayne Bennett,"told you so",Roberts definitely a high risk,but then again,it`s still up to the individual. Some blokes never know when they`re well off.
  11. Wow,big happenings now in Bradford. Rohan Smith is history,Henry Paul reportedly taking over as coach for fellow Kiwis Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe,who are the "new owners". All the players will stay full timers,so they must think there`s potential for a strong club again. Time will tell.
  12. Everybody knew there was a "new" Bradford Bulls just waiting in the wings,why would the coach and the players keep hanging around if it was otherwise? Another joke,but I seem to recall that Bradford,whether Bulls or Northern have always had money problems. Somebody please help me here,but I seem to remember in the early sixties when they were perpetual cellar dwellers with Hornets,Liverpool City,Doncaster,Dewsbury and a few more,they either went broke,or came close to it and the players were only part time then,probably on a fiver a week or summat. It would appear the more things change,the more they stay the same.
  13. Well I counted at least five ex NRL players in the Salford line,possibly one or two more who I`ve either forgotten or didn`t know of,so it just shows the massive gap between an average Super League side and the players Hornets have. Still,I guess there`s not much point playing an inferior team as you learn nowt from those,so I`m sure Kilshaw would`ve been relatively pleased. You on holiday in January Tyrone? Ahhh,the bracing winter air of Aberdeen,you just can`t beat it!!
  14. Yeah right!!
  15. Everybody knew there was a "new" Bradford Bulls just waiting in the wings,why would the coach and the players keep hanging around if it was otherwise? Another joke,but I seem to recall that Bradford,whether Bulls or Northern have always had money problems. Somebody please help me here,but I seem to remember in the early sixties when they were perpetual cellar dwellers with Hornets,Liverpool City,Doncaster,Dewsbury and a few more,they either went broke,or came close to it and the players were only part time then,probably on a fiver a week or summat. It would appear the more things change,the more they stay the same.