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RobLambert

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  1. First two points you've lost me and I don't think you've read what I put. You ask what the point of the thread is. I was simply quoting an article which was made up of comments from Carr about referees and an interesting response he received from Bentham. I thought this was worth posting whether you believe that referees are fair - or not. To clarify - I didn't add a comment or my own to the post - as tempting as it was to end it with 'Back of the net'. Anyway I'll remember in future to check with you whether it's ok to start a new thread. The fact that I thought we deserved to lose at Widnes is irrelevant here. Despite how you choose to interpret / twist / exaggerate my comments for comedy effect I don't actually believe that referees are at fault for every decision or for every one of our defeats, nor to my knowledge have I or anyone else suggested anything of the sort on here previously - but the idea does seem to give you and your cronies a chuckle so it's all good.
  2. Well if Newman's first try was forward we don't just watch different games each week - I think we support different clubs. As for King's try - totally agree. Locky obstructed and almost pushed the defence out of the way. Mind you the game was over by then. Reminded me of a crucial one in the 2014 play-off final v Leigh (which wasn't given) A couple of their tries in the first half shouldn't have stood imo but as has been said above this wasn't the reason that we lost - our defence was terrible.
  3. I know - I was quite surprised at that as well.
  4. Featherstone Rovers boss Ryan Carr holds clarification talks with RL referees. Disgruntled coach Ryan Carr says he has contacted the Rugby Football League's referees Department over incidents in his team's 3 away games this year. Rovers have won both their home matches in the Betfred Championship, but have yet to pick up a point on the road after defeats at Bradford Bulls, Leigh Centurions and Widnes Vikings. They are 6th in the table and in the wake of the 44-22 loss at Widnes yesterday, Carr insisted : "We didn't get any favours off the officiating". He said "the officiating away from home has been hurting us in all 3 games. "I have discussed it with Phil Bentham and the feedback I got was he agrees
  5. Another good game from Cameron. I see no reason why Widnes shouldn't start a fundraising appeal amongst the generous RL community to sign him up before next weekend. (On the grounds that they can't field a sufficiently dominant team to annihilate part time Barrow next week).
  6. I was just about to respond with something similar !
  7. **** me there goes one of the forum mafia completely denying any wrong doing again. Did I say they had been in administation ?
  8. To think a few days ago the whole RL community were 'rallying around' and raised £100k just to keep the club afloat yet they will probably stuff us tomorrow with a team of FT SL players. Given how Bradford and Leigh have been brought back from the dead in the last couple of years it makes you wonder how we fall for it. Who's turn will it be next year ?
  9. I can only assume you've added on our points from the middle 8's ? (I thought we only did that when we were trying to convince Blues-Ox that we were better than them) Generally though if you look up final 2017 standings it will show you the position out of 23 games. Also I wasn't including games we've not played yet so 4/4 in my book. Anyway I think we're probably both bored with this now.
  10. 2017 London / 2018 Fax. Did they not finish higher than us in the previous seasons ???
  11. Totally agree. Whatever the future holds for Widnes if they complete their fixtures this season at the very least there will be some degree of unfairness with results being skewed depending on when different teams happen to play them. Although that's never been an issue in this division what with the Bradford situation a couple of years back (and the Summer Bash debacle where we get to play an additional fixture against a team who finished above us in the league in the previous year).
  12. That move worked a few times - Belle Vue being another occasion. If only players were allowed to do that sort of thing these days. They would probably be dropped for adversely affecting the completion rates.
  13. Was it during that second spell in charge that he also coached Yorkshire v Lancashire in the revamped War of the Roses matches (which we seemed to win for fun every year) or was that after he'd moved on to Bradford ? As I recall most of the players you mentioned played for Yorkshire. He also recalled an ageing Pete Smith referring to him as 'still the best tackler in the game bar none'. You had to love his passion / enthusiasm for the game and at times over the top comments. 'Football won't be able to live with Rugby League in this country after this' he once said on commentary during the build up to a Challenge Cup final. True rugby league legend.
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