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  1. Ncl final 2017

    This should be a classic. If the fans of the pro game, had any idea what could be served up , it could be a sell out. Thattos speed, siddals power, Garrod’ can he put on a master class , on what is his last game, the only quality playmaker left, after the great Chris Stevenson retired a couple of years ago. But we won’t see the likes again , because they are not allowed to play, only to the strict game plan. I heard the siddal coach shout to him stick to the game plan Garrod , as he tried a bit of magic, that didn’t come off. Against thatto. so my prediction. Thattto to win first half, and siddal superior fitness And power to win second , as in the semi. I don’t think that to will be able to replicate the last final between the two, ie take out 2 of siddal best. And get away with it . S
  2. Premier division play offs

    Thatto massive favourites, but with the rain forcast, Rooneys stereotype rugby league, from the coaches manual , could clinch it.
  3. What is the future ?

    I still believe the RFL are only interested in the junior set up,s at the top clubs, st pats , siddal, ect . And they believe these clubs will survive just with juniors, wrong wrong wrong. The clubs first and foremost need the senior first team , IS THE PRIORITY. that's why they run the juniors . NOT FOR LEEDS WARRINGTON WIGAN The whole siddal u/16 all conquering side , are signed on at these clubs , and you know what siddal recieve in return , yes you guessed , nothing. And by the way , they are now been turned into robots , stereotypes of the modern game. Now , back to the demise of the game. I have made my opposition to summer very clear. AND I WAS RIGHT WITH MY VIEWS. DISASTER. the only people that have benefited are the people , who clean the changing rooms , and clean the clubhouses. In the summer months. And for the game, well it's boring except for a few games . To put it in perspective , one of the best known players in the conferance ever, doesn't watch televised matches , sums it up really. MY REMEDY. GO BACK TO 15 a side slow the game down , contest scrums , [ the element of suprise] creative stand offs , great scrum halves , ball handling loose forwards / props. I can dream . and to finish. And this sums it up really, siddal if they beat thatto will have played one game in seven weeks before the kick off of the final.
  4. Reason for decline.

    I can remember the split, about 72/73 the game was at a low, the RFL DID WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW, NOTHING , and barla was formed, and brought the game back to life. , it went from strength to strength, and the barla cup was , there flagship competition. A cup everybody wanted to win. Totally destroyed by summer rugby. The ncl leagues will go the same , as revenues drop, maybe local leagues could stop the rot. For the smaller clubs, it's so sad to see so many clubs , with great history on there knees, but history means nothing at red hall , and s/l
  5. Siddal v mayfield

    Yes getting very close. On yesterday's performance, and has we know, it's the end of the season that counts. Before the last match between the two, you could only see one team , to win the grand final, but not now, with mayfield s attacking speed and skill, if they get to widnes , I know we're my money would be on.
  6. Reason for decline.

    You only have to look at the activity on this web site, to tell you that people have given up, on the game. I have just moved house, but won't be renewing my sky sports, as super league is not worth watching, only cas show can entertain, and that's because they are playing the old way. Crowds down, in super league, ncl, league. Nigel woods salary up and his pension up , there not bothered about anything apart from there selves.
  7. The game was forced in to summer by the RFL, or murdochs puppets , and now we have a few clubs flourishing, siddal been a good example, but what about the rest, clubs with massive histories, finished, elland gone, ovenden on there knees , the game is in terminal decline. all the RFL is interested in is junior set ups, to develop players for s/l, but even the wigan st pats, siddals ect, get nothing off the s/l clubs, and soon they will disappear as well.
  8. The game was forced in to summer by the RFL, or murdochs puppets , and now we have a few clubs flourishing, siddal been a good example, but what about the rest, clubs with massive histories, finished, elland gone, ovenden on there knees , the game is in terminal decline. all the RFL is interested in is junior set ups, to develop players for s/l, but even the wigan st pats, siddals ect, get nothing off the s/l clubs, and soon they will disappear as well.
  9. Siddal v mayfield

    Best game I've seen for years, skill , aggression , brawl, both teams applauded off.
  10. What a great advert for rugby league, siddal had a great first half, but 1 thing I noticed, the whistle blew for half time, the siddal players all shook hands , hugged each other, I said to my wife wtf is going on , they think they've won it, I thought I'd missed the second half, and it was the final whistle . And that's why they lost. But take nothing away from miners, what a second half, brilliantly led by mom Scott obrien, how refreshing was it to see rugby league , played not from the coaches manual, but with flair , creativity, and guts. Siddal made a fatal mistake, they tried to protect there lead, and stopped playing attacking rugby . Having seen ametuer rugby league, for 45 years, it was as good a game, you could wish to see. And the miners , we're back to what I expect of leigh miners, flowing attacking rugby. Well done to both clubs.
  11. I can think of a lot, of volunteers, who should have got gongs. The ones that keep clubs going, finance them, keep kids on the strait and narrow. But it seems the ones that get paid, to do. The job, are awarded. Seems wrong to me.
  12. This is what I've being saying for ages monty, the games gone sterile, nat conf, so boring, crowds quiet, same old , same old styles, open age rip, a topic I started a year ago, or so. It was correct then, and it's being proved more and more as time, goes by.
  13. Ok, grassroots, rugby league heartlands, this is the only place, the game can be saved. And eventually flourish,
  14. I am 100% winter! our club has 2 summer, 2 winter teams. It used to have 3 winter teams, before the so called 3 year, summer experimental disaster. The club was on a sound footing, in winter, and in summer ticked over nicely with summer events, and general summer relaxing days in the beer garden. So now it's 12 months slog for the officials, volunteers, it's too much, we want a life outside the game, to keep up our interest, please please, wake up RFL and put our fragmented game back together. And the only way is winter for all.
  15. Long lost amateur clubs

    Ace prop bobby colgrave, legend!