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  1. London’s latest rising star

    That would be impressive if it were not massively stretching the truth. For a start both J & G Griffin were part of Wakefields Academy system I know I used to watch them. Channing came from Fev and there are a few other dubious ones in there. However all you've really done is made my point. All you have achieved is to name the local content of your squad minus the fakes thrown in a few you've lost over the year. Any heartland team can do the same especially if you delve into the murky world of under age development teams. Despite thetypical knee jerk chip on the shoulder responses of the exspansionist brigade I'm not knocking London, well done I say. However you don't fool anyone apart from some of the myopics on here by over exgerating or making it up. And you certainly don't endear your cause to anyone by denigrating 'heartland' clubs - the vast majority of whom get no support whatsoever from the RFL or the SL. Some like those in Cumbria are every bit as disadvantaged and out on a limb as London but they to keep on producing. You don't make your self look good by slagging off the efforts of others to make your case.
  2. London’s latest rising star

    Just occasionally I read a post that makes me laugh it's so far off the truth. This one wins hands down, beating the Johnstone v Briscoe debate hands down. So lets get this straight, London have a decent start to the season and there coach is quite happy with a couple of Academy players he's moved up. Great I applaud that. Please explain how that translates into 'London seem more capable of producing talent that certain so called heartland clubs'? There is not a team in that championship other than Toronto who can't claim the same or far better than London. Most of those teams are 70% local, probably better than London. More to the point my team currently have the following players who either came from lower division heartland teams or made their names there - the only one that is MCB arrived via Salford and he's a rarity. Off the top of my head he and LMS are the only ex-London players in SL though I may have missed a few - Aussies etc don't count. The heartland clubs still produce the vast majority of players at all levels especially SL and percentage wise per club more than London ever have. For your ref - players either from non SL heartland Academies or from heartland clubs playing at my club Wakefield are... Danny Kirmond - Fev Liam Finn - Halifax/Fev Anthony England - Fev Keagan Hirst - Batley/Dewsbury Grix - Halifax Players from our Academy - Johnstone, Crowther, Anakin, Wray, Jowitt, Batchelor, Ackroyd, Kershaw, Wood, Hooley From the Wakefield development area - Kirmond, Hampshire, England Thats just us and there are probably far better out there both in SL and the lower leagues. So well done London but lets not guild the lilly.
  3. So we win two games yet somehow we shouldn't be pleased with ourselves, well I'm ashamed, no really I am. Interesting way to view sport I must say..
  4. Spot on. Bodes well for another competitive SL which is of course the one things that fans of certain clubs who hav had it all their own way for years truly dread. How long before Salford pan somebody big like Hull and it becomes the lowest quality SL ever!
  5. In all our 18 years in SL we have only been truly thumped half a dozen times - about the same as everyone else but you carry on with the fake news. I think Salford played well but they got the vast amount of their territory via the refs whistle - rightly or wrongly. Any reasonable minded RL person could clearly see which team wasn't playing to it's potential.
  6. I'm willing to back Tom all the way and frankly I can't be bothered answering a few pathetic and envious people from Hull and tbf who can blame them for being bitter being born into that hell hole. However just because you lack the guts to back the lad don't you dare tell me to lay off, I know he's going to be one of the best and I'll not stop saying it. One mistake in a game, seriously sums up the British mentality - I remember Old Frightfull's love child Briscoe making about half a dozen at BV last year yet it persists in rating what is a mediocrity of a player against a genuine rising star, quite sad really.
  7. Crowther

    Not sure whether he will be joining you now but I could be wrong. Easily the stand out player in the friendlies. Wasn't far off selection for HKR, one injury in the S/R and I reckon he will get in the 19 at least. As I say I might be wrong.
  8. Top tryscorer

    Dear me the bitterness, it's tragic.
  9. Tom Johnstone

    Certainly, I don't rate Briscoe as anywhere near as good as Johnstone at any point in his career. That is just my opinion why it offends you so much I'm not sure, perhaps as Biscoes mum/appointed champion you can enlighten us?
  10. Are you still seething, oh dear, my advice is take an asprin and have a knap.
  11. Tom Johnstone

    He never said that, but hey you keep that chip on your shoulder matey.
  12. Widnes look like champs

    Give over. They fluked it with a Scott Grix fumble! They were nothing like champion standard last year. they may be this year who knows but you can bog off re-writing history.
  13. Widnes look like champs

    Tis true, it's only round one for heavens sake could all change next week.
  14. You are dear boy, think of someone a bit more classy but connected.