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  1. 1) I don't recall one example which is why he's often followed by trolls! 2) I think he's completely forgotten how to, even when it's modelled for him. eg's Does he love RL? I'm absolutely sure of it. Does he enjoy it? ............ ???????????? Great that Cas are in a national daily and amazing and wonderful that the Observer have remembered what, where TGG is ......... can't be faulted apart from in a forum of course. Mind you it didn't start too well ....... "As you pull away from the M62 and into the West Yorkshire town of Castleford,....." at least he didn't use imagery from Dante's Inferno or Faust! Maybe one day a London Journo will amaze us all by: not mentioning the M62, by avoiding insulting comparisons with another sport, by not focusing on it as solely northern, by driving around stereotypes rather than using them to brand RL as wanting and amusing and by stopping referring to it ways that belittle and undermine its qualities, culture, heritage and history. But I'm not holding my breath.
  2. Just wait until TWP get into SL just like the song "There'll be Some Changes Made..."
  3. I think there was a quality difference that was marked and Leigh followed the plan of disrupting Leeds game and A. Murphy ran very quickly into a gap for the first time in about 10 years. All symptoms of an underdog win!
  4. The trouble with issues like this is some tend to make light of it and others feel accused and hurt because of that. It can become too emotive a debate because we all really know we're all guilty of prejudice but it's what you do about it that matters. It's always going to be difficult to get a reasoned argument when people like to 1) dislike a particular player or someone else involved in the game, 2) people don't like another poster for whatever reason 3) Only certain people will rather stupidly fess up rubbish like this and that means everyone's a bit on edge when something like this comes up. All that is natural and normal. But maybe the real reason people find it difficult to deal with on here is that they enjoy a bit of sledging and amending their ways is much harder than dealing out the abuse. I'm not keen on assuming Ryan Bailey was up to no good any more than of assuming Carney is guilty.
  5. Really liked your post, and I'm sorry to edit it in this way but .......... making sense? being rational? following a successful model? I'm not sure TGG is the sport for you if you're expecting these things to happen.
  6. I don't think anyone involved in RL is " ....supposed to accept crowds ..." or anything else for that matter. You're still free to believe in and agree with whatever you like. The conclusions you draw from those two things may be a different matter. If we were supposed to accept anything at all we'd better let some of the posters on here where being sceptical is seen as a calling.
  7. So! That's what comes from being able to have the best players. With great power come great responsibility! If it evens it up for a game or two that will only make it all the more interesting
  8. No, abuse is not acceptable, no, it is not the same as sledging, no, it has nothing to do with the game being played by the male of the species. Yes it does happen, yes it has always happened, yes it has become accepted for far too long.Mr A Murphy was/is a past master at it. But when has a ref sent someone off for name calling or sledging? If we're not talking racial or physical or emotional abuse what exactly are we talking about? Salford are conducting some sort of investigation but it is interesting that it was Carney who was involved in the recent ref incident, and that is something that has me questioning the whole issue.
  9. Are there people who forget? I didn't "miss" Leeds off it was intentional, I'm a bit bored with how often they've been mentioned.
  10. " .....obviously Halifax 87, Bradford back to back titles under Fox, Widnes Laughton years etc etc ...." Sounds like an invitation to "Sunday bloody Sunday" to me. Great stuff!
  11. Obviously because they've no Canadian players, haven't done much since they arrived and didn't even think to bring bags of cash for each traditional heartland club to fritter away, had the nerve to start at the bottom and win games and even celebrated when they won! Well done the Red devils by the way for doing it the hard way and well done to Swinton Lions also, into the bag with Leeds,HKR etc magic!
  12. Oh, it must be true then!