The Art of Hand and Foot

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    16-17 Feb: The Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    After last year's debacle with Salford, then Leigh, we're not DR-ing . However we seem to have a squad much stronger than we've had for a while. We did DR with Huddersfield 2 seasons ago. That didn't work either. When we needed players at the end of the season , none were available. Nearly half the squad injured and So we were relegated.
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    16-17 Feb: The Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    Not this weekend no. But when we play Doncaster. Made the comment because there was talk of Donny and dual reg.
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    16-17 Feb: The Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    Danny Langtree signed by hull from oldham last season could be playing against his old club if he's a duel reg. He's spent the last 8 season battling for us and could end up battling against us.
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    Oldham RLFC in the 1990s

    It could be argued that some of the catalysts were Wigan, basically and Maurice Lindsey, along with the Bradford fire. After the Bradford fire all wooden stadia were condemned. Sheddings was one big potential bonfire. Needed a fortune to upgrade. At the same time Wigan, under Maurice Lindsey became the first real full time club and were winning everything. Was it 10 consecutive appearances at wembley? So Oldham tried to catch up spent money we hadn't got . The rest, as they say is history. It could also be argued that john holdsworth played a part.He disallowed a try that could've taken us to Wembley on the same weekend that latics were there. Could've brought the income we needed.
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    Newcastle Thunder Friendly

    Been thinking about the way we go about it. 2 things, 1)players to play in secondary positions, that is, in the positions they would play in cases of injury or sending offs. Get them used to being out of position and 2) focus on defence, defence, defence. Try and nil them. Of course I'm not a coach, well not a Rugby league coach.
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    Newcastle Thunder Friendly

    In 2 minds about how we go about this one. If we win, we could be over confident when it counts. Then on the other hand if we lose , come the real games we may lack confidence. Also we don't want to give too much away, so that they're better prepared for the real encounters.
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    League 1 predictions

    No DR from the bookies favourites. And, we've got one of the strongest line ups I've seen in years. Last year, even though we didnt go up, we had the 3rd best defence in the league.
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    Greatest imports who played in British rugby league

    Bob Lindner oldham and Castleford. Hussein m'barki as previously mentioned was cracking for oldham. Oh and john cogger, never took a backward step.
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    Law Cup

    Yeah. Give us a T is unique to us. It's got my vote.
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    Law Cup

    Need to have a comp for the best name for the mag. I vote for "John holdsworth ruined my life". The fanzine could have a cartoon strip called bernard's boots, about a young lad who finds a pair of old rugby boots in the attic. Whenever he wears them he becomes the greatest goal kicker of all time.
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    Stuart Raper

    The Aussie commentator says 'they're not making much headway" , then worrall opens his legs and shows his class , as they say. Fantastic break.
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    Law Cup

    You're right and they had the cheek to call boundary park ice station zebra!!
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    Stuart Raper

    Re watched the game on YouTube. M'barki also had a blinder. He made a break from full back position and booted the ball and chased, nearly came off as well.
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    Stuart Raper

    Just read the interview with Stuart Raper in league express. His comments about the Oldham v Australia game were interesting. Because the Aussies were bigger, faster and more skilful, Ray Ashton asked "what can we do then?" , Bruiser Clarke replied "We cheat " . Stuart Raper says that we "got away with it". Heh heh heh. I remember the teams lining up for the national anthems and Bruiser throwing the ball into the face of one of the Aussies. I knew then we were in for a cracker.
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    Law Cup Competition

    Mum, "but dear remember we beat them them last year and they're only in a higher division because the RFL messed with the relegation rules" 😂