Harry Stottle

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  1. Harry Stottle

    Australia vs Tonga

    Really?
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    Australia vs Tonga

    Tonga are a symptom of the modern game in that they have no finesse whatsoever, one out drive main strike weapon, thankfully Australia played some RL football, the ball going through the hands, yes the game needs power but it also requires the abillity to think and have the skill to excecute play's, it would be dull if both teams just ran tge vall in all the time.
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    Australia vs Tonga

    Why did he not have a second look at Fanuas's then?
  4. Harry Stottle

    Australia vs Tonga

    Where were all you guys last week for the NZ game?
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    Australia vs Tonga

    Yes me to, in fact never seen the Bunker adjudicate as quick as they did on Tonga's second try, it appeared there could have been seperation on grounding the ball, but as useual in tgese situations it eas not put under the microscope.
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    Australia vs Tonga

    Aus, to strong, to fast, to organised, to skillful, simply to good for Tonga.
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    Toronto six it up....

    Ben is still on the payroll this season, so it's not a SC consideration, could it deemed that Bodene Thompson is not a long term asset to Warrington and money would be better spent elsewhere, I should think that is the more logical answer.
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    Toronto six it up....

    Yep that very same one, agree he just about did alright, but who wouldn't try to up their game in a semi and final of the biggest comp in the RFL? His reputation and the wage he attracted says he should have been a stand out in the Championship, he was far from it, you would haver never picked him out for anything above average. Question, Why have Warrington not kept him on?
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    Toronto six it up....

    Your getting him mixed up with Jordan Thompson with the "Tuff" description.
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    Toronto six it up....

    Especialy with someone like Bodene Thompson not worth a third of that sum of £150K, he certainly did not show he was worth top buck at Leigh, he along with the other charletans - good information says 6 were on over 100K - are the reason why the club are teetering on the edge of the abyss. I wouldn't wish him on any club.
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    Lions tour 2019

    That does not make any sense whatsoever, I recognise all the words but nessacarily in the order you placed them.
  12. Harry Stottle

    Lions tour 2019

    OK Subby, whatever you say of the situation, you obviously have a crystal ball (lottery numbers please) that no one of other than English birth in these isles will ever be good enough for a combined home nations representative team for up to 20 years, you may very well be correct, me, well I would prefare to have the insurance of utilizing the opportunity should it arise and it would also be reward for the player(s) good enough to grace such a team. Grace did I say, who knows young Regan has been a regular first team player less than 2 seasons and getting better as time passes, not 22 years old yet, he may prove very good, he has come from nowhere, who says there wont be another couple or more? But lets go your way and slam the door shut, best policy.
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    Lions tour 2019

    I have never heard the name The English Rugby Football League or indeed The Great Britian Rugby Football League, but irrespective of where players come from those born in the British Isles are ply their trade in and are representative of The Rugby Football League and playing in test series against Aus and NZ is the pinnicle of their chosen profession, if such player's come onto the scene should they be denied such a privaledge as represnting the best available team from British Nationals the RFL could select? As Rupert suggests, did you not cheer on the British Curling team or the British No 1 Tennis player in the Olympics or were your favours strictly restricted to English Nationals?
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    Lions tour 2019

    Not often we agree Rupert but I am riding shotgun for you on this subject, there are not many things I would take from the other oval ball game, but they have kept on the same priciples we had till 2007, seperate the British Isles for the Home Nations and World Cups but for what I term as the ultimate of RL Football being the test series against Aus and NZ bring them together as GB. Those who say it will only be English player's, could well be correct, but as you say we have no idea what or who the future will bring to the fore, the best stand off, full back, prop etc individually or collectivley, just watch for the knee jerk reaction then if they are refused to represent the international team.
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    Lions tour 2019

    Bit unfair that David, if you are directing that remark at Spud, if he qoutes direct information from the "governing body" he is doing nothing but relaying the information given, we have all been suckered in! If this and other so called boards that run our game where in what I would term as the "normal buisness" world answerable to a shareholder membership, they would have had no confidence applications submitted in their direction long ago and removed from office.
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    Lions tour 2019

    It shouldn't be though, I always thought that the administration of the RFL sat on their ***** with how the game was in the 50's, very popular, big crowds, and plenty of money. There was a lot of ready made players in Wales, because of the rules of both codes the transition was much easier in those days, the game should have made a concerted effort to take the game to them in those times instead of just enticing individuals away, a proper prepared succesful programme of expansion into Wales, could have been replecated in both Scotland and Ireland, but sadly the administration of those days just wallowed in the success of their own little world, if only, the game could have been so much bigger and better.
  17. I agree with all above the bold sentance, mine froze I think 3 times for the whole game inc. half time talk, great quality picture. Now on to the bold bit, "it was great" please tell me that was in referance to your streaming expierience and not the game itself, which was 'pants', had it been any other sport I would have turned it off but for some reason I always feel compelled to suffer and watch RL till the bitter end. I attended the other 2 at the LSV v England, 60pts to 6pts in 2010, and 84pts to 4pts in 2015, and looking at the team France were fielding very much expected the same, so decided not to go, I detest one-sided games. France just don't take it serious, even their best team would not have won against a much under strength England, and in keeping the score down in the second half was much more akin to Englands inadequate play and any lack of urgency than any French resurgence, this fixture is nothing more than one step up on a full contact training session there is no seriousness to it, Myler and Sutcliffe on the international stage, please! Anyways back to the bold bit Rob, I can fully understand if your "it was great" referance was in relation to the game itself, as bad as I thought it was, I can imagine you taking solace and comfort from watching a team you favour and support winning comfortably 😜. Bye.
  18. Harry Stottle

    Lions tour 2019

    God's sake man, us of a certain vintage are called cloth cappers and dreamers in relation to bringing up the past, Pot calling Kettle, come in please.
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    10,000 fans expected at Ericson.

    Good point and thank you god for Australia, for without if there would most likely be no Rugby League of any worthwhile note being played anywhere.
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    Lions tour 2019

    That being the case we would have a 1 in 3 chance of winning the WC, England, NZ and France, you know Oliver you may have just hit on a good idea here, I suggest we do it.
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    Sean O’Loughlin to Leeds

    Ar'nt you getting him mixed up with Kevin Sinfield?
  22. Harry Stottle

    Lions tour 2019

    How old are you? The Gt Britain Lions name came into being in 1921 with that iconic white shirt with the red an blue vee.
  23. Could be very correct RayCee, it will also continue to host the Man United U19's, U23's and it is to be the home venue of the new professional Man United Women's Football Club. Is nothing sacred anymore, if Leigh Centurions do not play at the stadium it will no longer be graced with my presence, or I may just turn up to watch the grass grow for old times sake when nothings going on. That is not a slur against Women's football, I just find any type of Association Football boring, I consider it to be a good cure for insomnia.
  24. Harry Stottle

    Lions tour 2019

    A statement as derisory as the brexit issue, all depends which side one is on whether you boo or cheer, and again in not to a dissimilar fashion it could be those who shout and moan loudest are in the minority😋