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World Cup Final November 2013

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Only 11 tickets left anyone still wishing to buy tickets PM me.

 

 

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England won't be there on 2 nites performance I went to salford and they were terrible but the Italians were fantastic

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England won't be there on 2 nites performance I went to salford and they were terrible but the Italians were fantastic

 

Perhaps not (though you never know) - Check my report here: http://www.leaguefreak.com/stuart-wilson-forza-italia-english-hopes-turn-to-dread-5979/

 

Even so, either Australia or New Zealand (or both) will be there, and in a stadium where 60,000 tickets have already been sold, it is sure to be one heck of a game/night/experiance!

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Perhaps not (though you never know) - Check my report here: http://www.leaguefreak.com/stuart-wilson-forza-italia-english-hopes-turn-to-dread-5979/

 

Even so, either Australia or New Zealand (or both) will be there, and in a stadium where 60,000 tickets have already been sold, it is sure to be one heck of a game/night/experiance!

Haven't heard Macnamara's excuses but I bet he sounded like wozzer. My own opinion is that the NRL game is so different from SL, that realistically It was always going to be impossible to get any kind of communication between the NRL and SL based players - last night seems to have proved it. To me, any idea that you can combine Australian and British based players, give them a couple of days training and the odd warm up match together and then expect them to turn over the Aussies is quite frankly laughable. We might as well have thrown in a couple of RU players just to make things even more difficult for ourselves. Glad I didn't buy any tickets.

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Still looking forward to going to the England games and the final,these are the kind of events where you can say i was there.Last big game was when i saw Darren Lockyer last game at Elland Road.

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Its a warm up game.It wasnt important,if we had given our all and got a few key players injured.This was a big game for Italy their not expected to do well and this was a a bit like a mini final for them.

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England are third favourites and the bookies never get anything wrong do they? (Apparently some were offering Italy 30+ start yesterday!)

 

Australia and New Zealand are clear favourites to meet in the final, which might be decided by the very first game next Saturday; let's see what happens there first eh?

 

Personally I'm still looking forward to the competition very much and the only way that I'll get to see many games is by attending, so I'm off to three so far, all of which don't feature England.

 

Can't you remember when you just used to enjoy watching RL for it's own sake GOR instead of getting het up about England/GB/the current coach? It is actually quite good you know! Cheer up.

 

 

:drinks::clapping:

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Its a warm up game.It wasnt important,if we had given our all and got a few key players injured.This was a big game for Italy their not expected to do well and this was a a bit like a mini final for them.

 

So what do you reckon we will have gained from that outing ? I'm sure the Italians will want a more competitive match for their next friendly - Shaw cross sharks maybe, or against the pig and ballbearing in Rochdale. :(

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England are third favourites and the bookies never get anything wrong do they? (Apparently some were offering Italy 30+ start yesterday!)

 

Australia and New Zealand are clear favourites to meet in the final, which might be decided by the very first game next Saturday; let's see what happens there first eh?

 

Personally I'm still looking forward to the competition very much and the only way that I'll get to see many games is by attending, so I'm off to three so far, all of which don't feature England.

 

Can't you remember when you just used to enjoy watching RL for it's own sake GOR instead of getting het up about England/GB/the current coach? It is actually quite good you know! Cheer up.

 

 

:drinks::clapping:

 

Aye, I can BSJ - I can also remember when we used to be able to give the Aussies a game, and when the squad would have been insulted by having to play against the thirteenth rated nation, let alone get beaten by them. But hey ho times is hard and things have changed. Course it could all be a cunning plan to lull the Aussies into a sense of false security, and next week we'll all be hailing Mac as a tactical genius, who is to rugby what Nelson was to naval warfare. Wonder what odds I can get on an England victory now. :mosking:

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Nice to see the Dewsbury mentality continue to the national side.Were doomed before we start.

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Nice to see the Dewsbury mentality continue to the national side.Were doomed before we start.

That's about the size of it. The bottom line is that a good performance would have seen us going into the Aussie match with confidence and belief - now we wont. Best hope is that the Aussies think they only need to turn up - bit like we did.

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France 18 - 22 USA

 

That is either:

 

a) a great result for competitive international RL

 

B) a shambles by the French and especially their coach - "Agar out"

 

 

Discuss.

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France 18 - 22 USA

 

That is either:

 

a) a great result for competitive international RL

 

B) a shambles by the French and especially their coach - "Agar out"

 

 

Discuss.

Not sure that that result is such a huge surprise. What does seem to stand out is that the northern hemisphere are rapidly beginning to drop towards the level of Aussie country standard rugby (I assume the USA, like Italy, had a squad with numerous lower level Aussies in it). Worrying all round I'd say. :(

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France 18 - 22 USA

 

That is either:

 

a) a great result for competitive international RL

 

B) a shambles by the French and especially their coach - "Agar out"

 

 

Discuss.

 

 

Obvious... It's the coach !!!

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Stick my neck out now

Narrow defeat to the aussies on saturday

Last thing the competition needs is a

Landslide score line... Australia not to score more than 10 points second half

A bold prediction ;)

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Stick my neck out now

Narrow defeat to the aussies on saturday

Last thing the competition needs is a

Landslide score line... Australia not to score more than 10 points second half

A bold prediction ;)

Whatever happens, I hope the Burgess boys have storming games - good Dewsbury lads of whom the town should be proud. Anybody know the largest number of Dewsbury born players in a GB/England team ?

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Whatever happens, I hope the Burgess boys have storming games - good Dewsbury lads of whom the town should be proud. Anybody know the largest number of Dewsbury born players in a GB/England team ?

Thought they were from Liversedge?

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Mcbanana doesn't think we will win the world cup. Maybe it has something to do with the players HE chose.

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McNamara's a pretty poor coach. Fact. Lets face it though, the team that played against Italy could have been coached by Warren Jowitt and should still have won at a canter. I'm also fairly sure that he won't have encouraged Gareth Hock and his fellow morons to have gone on a post-match booze up to celebrate that defeat. The events of the last week say far, far more about the mentality and professionalism of our 'elite' players than McNamara's coaching ability.

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McNamara's a pretty poor coach. Fact. Lets face it though, the team that played against Italy could have been coached by Warren Jowitt and should still have won at a canter. I'm also fairly sure that he won't have encouraged Gareth Hock and his fellow morons to have gone on a post-match booze up to celebrate that defeat. The events of the last week say far, far more about the mentality and professionalism of our 'elite' players than McNamara's coaching ability.

I disagree, we don't genuinely know what has happened or the issues surrounding the night out. Some say Hock smacked Graham for instance.

 

But what is clear about the England camp is that there is something not right and that for me has to fall with the coach. Australias pre RLWC training was done in the UK, in British conditions yet when the Aussies rolled up the England team were chilled out by a pool in South Africa.

I remember right before the RLWC furore took pace and Mcnamara was talking about how he doesnt know if this will be his last year as England coach - Uncertainty in a role which was given to him to provide certainty!

 

By this afternoon we may all be reassured that Mcnamara does actually know what he is doing and I hope England do go on and beat Australia later today.

 

I guess we'll know soon enough :drag:

 

*edit* Doesnt help when Mcnamara strops off when questioned on his selection: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/24675754

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I disagree, we don't genuinely know what has happened or the issues surrounding the night out. Some say Hock smacked Graham for instance.

 

But what is clear about the England camp is that there is something not right and that for me has to fall with the coach. Australias pre RLWC training was done in the UK, in British conditions yet when the Aussies rolled up the England team were chilled out by a pool in South Africa.

I remember right before the RLWC furore took pace and Mcnamara was talking about how he doesnt know if this will be his last year as England coach - Uncertainty in a role which was given to him to provide certainty!

 

By this afternoon we may all be reassured that Mcnamara does actually know what he is doing and I hope England do go on and beat Australia later today.

 

I guess we'll know soon enough :drag:

 

*edit* Doesnt help when Mcnamara strops off when questioned on his selection: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/24675754

 

 

Although the Finest Coach in SL also failed miserably when attempting to get decent performances out of our elite squad last time there was a World Cup. I reckon there's just more than a smidgeon of truth in what Terminator says. RL players in general seem to be able to be far more committed to their clubs and performances than to internationals, especially when the latter take place after the end on the regular season.

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Although the Finest Coach in SL also failed miserably when attempting to get decent performances out of our elite squad last time there was a World Cup. I reckon there's just more than a smidgeon of truth in what Terminator says. RL players in general seem to be able to be far more committed to their clubs and performances than to internationals, especially when the latter take place after the end on the regular season.

Sinfield and chase at halfback....no chance.

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Not a bad game that! Too many penalties and simple errors in the second half. Thank goodness for the Burgess brothers tho

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Not a bad game that! Too many penalties and simple errors in the second half. Thank goodness for the Burgess brothers tho

I agree, England played a brilliant 60 minutes and showed that though we weren't quite there - We weren't that far off.

Onward and upward :)

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