buford t justice

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  1. If the rumours I have heard are to be believed, after next season there will be a 16 team super league and a 16 team pro-am championship with 2 more overseas clubs included, and below that an "expansion league" where clubs will need to apply for a franchise to join the championship going forward with straightforward promotion and relegation between the top 2 divisions again. A mad rush to survive for the clubs in League one next season, make the cut off point or be culled. Makes sense if the RFL are already putting feelers out amongst the poorer performing league one clubs.
  2. Should give it to the brave souls who travelled to watch that.
  3. Being the best of the also rans is hardly anything to celebrate whether theirs a trophy on offer or not. I cant get excited over the possibility of winning a trophy for finishing 5th, its complete nonsense - the shield really is the ultimate Mickey Mouse trophy. The whole concept needs a revamp IMO - this is like giving out certificates for taking part at a school sports day so everyone feels included - mediocrity shouldn't be rewarded, there's winners and losers, its the nature of sport.
  4. I tend to agree, its a pointless trophy to win IMO so its a real tough one to care or get motivated about - being the best of the also rans inst much to get the adrenaline going, I've not been to the last few games as its just a series of dead rubbers from now until the end of the year for me. I think we just need to draw a line under what has been a massive anti climax of a season and look to rebuild for next season and hopefully add a few quality additions to pep the squad up.
  5. As someone with strong links to Toronto having family there and living there a few years ago, but also as someone who is what they would call a "traditionalist" in my views on the game, I find myself wrestling with this constantly. I think its great for the game that the Wolfpack are gaining in popularity, but I cant help feeling like the owners millions would be far better spent investing it into a North American league and getting a solid pro competition going over there, the amount of money spent so far flying teams to and from Canada including their own trips and travel costs could have sustained a league competition for a year or more. At the rate its going, we may as well merge with the NRL and have a global super league - although I reckon that may well be the long term plan, which wouldn't be a bad thing for the elite. I hear the structure will change after next year, no doubt to ensure Toronto get into Super League one way or another - but the farcical running of our game isn't their fault, and I wish them every success.
  6. Surely cant be any worse than the last 3 meetings. We've improved in recent weeks without being particularly brilliant by all accounts, and they are playing really well, so if this goes by the rule of "the form bookk goes out of the window" for derby games, Batley might just edge a close albeit poor game by 4-6 points. Could also see Hallett nipping over for a hat trick though and us taking a real drubbing. Would be a brave man to bet on this one.
  7. I didnt go so cant comment but from what I hear it was a great day and the media coverage alone is great advertisement for the club. Pleased to see Matt Diskin is finally getting to grips with the squad and that hopefully things will continue to improve on field - all Ive personally ever wanted to see this year is the team playing to the potential we know it has, which it hasnt up until the last couple of weeks - lets hope they can keep it up.
  8. And your point is? I think you are confusing me with someone who gives a sh*t. Everyone has an opinion, we'll never all agree, at least ive stuck to my guns in my view on our current plight - some folk have however certainly shown me they have more faces than the town hall clock during recent weeks. ive only ever wanted the team and club to kick on from last year but its not happened. Heres hoping we do start to improve.
  9. Like i say can only go on what I was told, if they played like they did at the summer bash then its a good effort from our boys.
  10. i didnt go to the game so cant really commemt on the performance, but nice to hear the side played well, albeit we still lost and according to some who attended Toulouse were somewhat out of sorts, so definitely a bit premature to say weve turned the corner, but its a start. The next 3 games are huge against teams around us in the table so lets hope its given the team some belief - 3 more defeats in those games though and we've missed the turning for the corner and driven straight into someones wall. Heres hoping for better days ahead.
  11. Only tried to make the point that he cant really judge the mood amongst the fans when hes not here to experience it. Its a pretty valid point. You cant say the milk is off or not without smelling or tasting it.
  12. Not playing the victim at all, I couldnt care less what folk think of me. I was just putting in some context to make my point.
  13. For what its worth Kevin, heres my two penneth on the whole saga. Some of the personal comments and abuse ive had (some from employees of the club no less) for merely stating an opinion border on the ridiculous, when all ive ever done has been to state we are dire and the coach needs to go. ill pass on tomorrow and for the forseeable future as a result of this. Life is way too short to feel threatened and intimidated for having an opinion on something im paying for and care about. i love this club as we all do, its about time people at the club and those who still believe in this coach stopped taking all the criticism to heart, in my view 99% of all the views about the current situation are constructive criticism, yes some could be worded slightly better but a lot is born out of sheer frustration at the lack of action / unwillingness of the club to even acknowledge there is a problem, and the fact people loyal to the coach and employees of the club seem to be so sensitive to people voicing concerns speaks volumes that they too know theres a big problem here, constantly biting at the mere mention of there being something wrong when its clear for all to see. Supporters wanting a coaching change are no longer the minority and growing by the week - and the pressure and vitrol will only increase after the inevitable woeful defeat that we all know is coming again tomorrow. I applaud you for coming on here and commenting Kevin, you know who I am and as I have stated many times on here, you do a good job and I have no issue with yourself, but I do think in order to try and resolve this you may need to take a step back, be a bit more open minded and look at the situation that is growing around you and look at the situation from the view of the paying customers. We are not getting value for money and being taken completely for granted, and we cant all be wrong.
  14. If that makes you feel better than we'll go with that.
  15. I never insulted anyone. Your website is all copied and pasted - unless me pointing this fact out offends you - but that says more about you than me if thats the case. there is no 'what now' as if action was being taken none of the numerous fans would be up in arms like they are at present.