Rupert Prince

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    Ideas thread

    Yes. By hook or by crook we need new fans. But first they need to know that the game exists! I guess many people know about 'Pointless' on TV. Everytime a question comes on about polititians, the numbers drop down low. People know very little about a lot of surprising things. We need Profile first and foremost.
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    Leuluai and Samkins at the RFL Disciplinary...

    It was called as a foul. I can live with that. It was not given a card, I can live with that. I can live with the other fouls not carded as well. It was not a trip in the sense that we call a red card. It's par for the course to agree to disagree with refs and suit everyone to suit one or the other. I'm not criticising the ref particularly re. this game. I suspect that there must have been a few close calls for laying on but no cards. Both sides must have been cute.
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    Leuluai and Samkins at the RFL Disciplinary...

    Since well were referees remarks, 'telling'...? Everyone's opinions about refs on here are a starter for 10. It did not strike me as a trip. Various fouls were given and none were yellow or red cards. It was not a dirty game. If anyone was lucky in the semis, it was Gale. In the circumstances it was interesting that none were given for laying on.
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    85000 at Wembley

    Dear Denton... If the NRL gives a big packet to its leader and others, that's up to them. And big money goes to players. It's quite possible that the big owners hide their money behind their ownership. I know nothing about that. But I suggest that some money laundering is going on in UK football as well. I am not sure that your points make anything useful to be frank.
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    Is RL fading away in Yorkshire?

    No, and at least one of Oxfords points is valid too. RU is not too far ahead of us and it's the internationals that prop them up. RL fans and administrators need to adapt... change... society is different from when i was a youth. And its been changed by my children and grandchildren. Its not 'society' thats changed, its not the economy, its not things we make. Its people that have changed. Its not 'society', or our pay packets or how we earn them. It's what's inside their heads and how they use them that is different. RL needs to connect...
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    Is RL fading away in Yorkshire?

    I raise you Watersheddings.
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    Is RL fading away in Yorkshire?

    Plus Toronto finished top of the Championship, and Leeds and Hull KR could not finish top of the middle 8s. !!!
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    How to break the ‘Big 3’

    Yes true, and it should be borne in mind. But 6 out of 7 did finish top. Other factors may be in play, not least the 8s, but it's still a fair comment.
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    85000 at Wembley

    You make good points about the adverts, not just tv commercial breaks but these Twitter thingies.
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    Leuluai and Samkins at the RFL Disciplinary...

    Agreed, Tomkins fouls were just that... yellow cards. Indeed the so called 'trip' was just a Cumberland throw as commentator said.
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    How to break the ‘Big 3’

    And the impact on pro RU affected RL going pro ... all paid by sky money. Only a few RL clubs could find and pay the top teams and these have mostly dominated the top of the league. RU had money and they also had the available overseas players who could fill the available teams, so it's a bit more likely to see a different name on the leader board.
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    How to break the ‘Big 3’

    And then Blackburn sold their star player to Not Manchester United. The point being they then fell like a stone. So the reality is the realistic answer is still 4 teams.
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    Old Trafford Public Address

    Oh come on, how could you miss all the 'fairy tale endings' ??
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    85000 at Wembley

    Not sure where these decresing circles are going. Thete is a bit in everyone's comments... but where is it going? The NFL itself rations it's games... is it 16 in a regular season? Not many more and from 24 clubs(?). In any event it starts in Sept and finishes at Xmas. The interest in the UK (ie live games) is also limited and interest is concentrated. Isn't this the lesson to be learned? There may be peripharies, but but isn't this what we need to fix on?
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    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    Bloody loop fixtures again!
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    Ideas thread

    This is getting absurd. 'celebrities' ?? Better to have a 'Whose Got The Best Tattoo' contest.
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    Ideas thread

    Boiled beef and carrots... Having to sew on all those buttons must be a pain as well. It's ok for visitors to Wigan, they can just suck on all those mint balls.
  18. And Bennett put more than 2 words together!!!
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    Superleague is becoming boring.

    Hello scotchy... Well the Storm, in so far that I saw the game, were rubbish in defence in their GF. So if that is important then it is not unique. Good defence wins games ... It's true now and it was the same when Graham Lowe grabbed Wigan up by the collar. It's usually impossible for teams to be consistant over a season because of injuries, and it's hard to concentrate all season. But to do well in Semi Final Football you need to get your best side out, and focus. This should then sort out the men from the boys.
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    Superleague is becoming boring.

    Car were running away with it last season. Saints were walking it this season. Points galore. The game is entertaining. The game has however indeed changed. Maybe the 11 yard line has changed it. We see 3 'props' now taking the ball up and the second rowers work on the 'edge' with the stand off on one side and the half on the other. The full back filters into that. In the old days (so it seems to me) the loose forward did the job of both 2nd rows on the edges, plus as an extra 6, and an extra attacking full back as well! Thats not counting all the cover defence!! The 6 and 7 worked together in unison more. Of course if your name was Wally Lewis you just walked on water.
  21. My point is that Brown was not good enough for England. I respect him as a player. Someone has commented on head knocks and this is a fair comment to make. In respect of quality last night, Gildart's assist shone out, as did Williams' kick.
  22. His wallet will console him. I think his timing is impeccable, although Catalan (to be fair, all teams) will have to start all over again next season.
  23. Thats a poor comment. Very poor in fact. Brown started off at Wigan and did well but there was a lot of competition. He did a good job at Widnes and clearly they missed him. He was needed at Warrington when they signed him, and they would be crass if they were to moan at him. I am not sure they do. He would do a good job for Leigh, assuming they do not go into administration. It's not Browns fault that he got selected for England.
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    Superleague is becoming boring.

    And in cups and play offs you have to win. WIN. Leagues are different and and a better and or a home side have or may have an onus to be entertaining. Its hard to be entertaining if you are rubbish, and its hardly condusive for a fan base either. And why... why why why... should a team not work on defence? Are referees to be ordered to stop play on a hand over to ensure defences have to tie their bootlaces together, so that offences make the game more exciting? We already have a 11 yard off side line and forward passes seem to be overlooked. How much more easy is it to get? No... no no no... , against even matched teams tries should be at a premium.
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    Superleague is becoming boring.

    In semi final football with well developed and coached teams, evenly matched, then it's clear as with last night's final that the game will, or should be, close tense and with few opportunities. This is the way of play off semi football. Its the top teams in top form. Cup football is different, it can throw up surprises because it's mid season, it can allow top teams to knock each other up. Hence the so called magic of the cup. But you will also see some big victories... now that is boring.