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#1 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:06 PM

This weekend has been one of the best weekends of RL for ages.

Kicked off with Sheffield and Leigh playing a dramatic, thrilling game on TV. Today had 2 superb, controversial, exciting until the end, matches with massive crowds with a finish that will go down in history. Then you have an expansion club winning in front of a decent crowd in another dramatic game to make the playoffs for the first time. Add in 60,000 fans so far and you've got a blinder.

Unfortunately it will end with probably the least anticipated game of Super League history (Salford vs Wakey) but you can't have everything!



#2 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE (Maximus Decimus @ Sep 4 2010, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This weekend has been one of the best weekends of RL for ages.

Kicked off with Sheffield and Leigh playing a dramatic, thrilling game on TV. Today had 2 superb, controversial, exciting until the end, matches with massive crowds with a finish that will go down in history. Then you have an expansion club winning in front of a decent crowd in another dramatic game to make the playoffs for the first time. Add in 60,000 fans so far and you've got a blinder.

Unfortunately it will end with probably the least anticipated game of Super League history (Salford vs Wakey) but you can't have everything!


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#3 Bulletproof

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:22 PM

Really enjoyed every game I've seen this weekend. Just hoping Widnes don't disappoint tomorrow.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:59 PM

Three great games this weekend. I've had a tough year, and TGG hadn't been top of my priorities, but this weekend has reminded my why I fell in love with the sport in the first place

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#5 Padge

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:29 PM

Its ######, all the focus should have been on Salford and Catalan avoiding relegation. All that other stuff is just a pile of modern bull.

Bring back the days when the focus was on who was the worst contest I say.



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#6 Old Frightful

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE (Padge @ Sep 5 2010, 12:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bring back the days when the focus was on who was the worst contest I say.

Indeed. It would be nice for my team to be in with a shout of winning summat.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (Old Frightful @ Sep 5 2010, 12:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Indeed. It would be nice for my team to be in with a shout of winning summat.


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#8 Bulletproof

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:46 AM

QUOTE (Padge @ Sep 5 2010, 12:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its ######, all the focus should have been on Salford and Catalan avoiding relegation. All that other stuff is just a pile of modern bull.

Bring back the days when the focus was on who was the worst contest I say.


I think the fact that there was something to play for was a big factor. Something which a good old fashioned relegation battle would also bring to the table.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:11 AM

and next weekend could be even better biggrin.gif saints v wire, hull v kr, hudds v crusaders and all rounded off sunday night with wigan v leeds, there should be big crowds at 3 of these games, and with all four games on sky my weekend is sorted. biggrin.gif
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#10 Bitofaboogie

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (Maximus Decimus @ Sep 4 2010, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This weekend has been one of the best weekends of RL for ages.

Kicked off with Sheffield and Leigh playing a dramatic, thrilling game on TV. Today had 2 superb, controversial, exciting until the end, matches with massive crowds with a finish that will go down in history. Then you have an expansion club winning in front of a decent crowd in another dramatic game to make the playoffs for the first time. Add in 60,000 fans so far and you've got a blinder.

Unfortunately it will end with probably the least anticipated game of Super League history (Salford vs Wakey) but you can't have everything!

Aye!!


#11 Blind side johnny

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE (Maximus Decimus @ Sep 4 2010, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This weekend has been one of the best weekends of RL for ages.

Kicked off with Sheffield and Leigh playing a dramatic, thrilling game on TV. Today had 2 superb, controversial, exciting until the end, matches with massive crowds with a finish that will go down in history. Then you have an expansion club winning in front of a decent crowd in another dramatic game to make the playoffs for the first time. Add in 60,000 fans so far and you've got a blinder.

Unfortunately it will end with probably the least anticipated game of Super League history (Salford vs Wakey) but you can't have everything!




And the papers were absolutely full of it too!

That RU stuff hardly got a mention.....................oh!

Edited by Blind side johnny, 05 September 2010 - 02:13 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:48 AM

And dont forget the 65000 watching the code in SE Queensland too.

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#13 ParisSurtout

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:01 PM

I spent most of the weekend watching the NRL's final round, to see who made the playofffs, and also to see how the incoming imports to Les Catalans played.

Unfortunately because I tuned in late I caught only a little sight of Scott Dureau playing for a badly beaten Newcastle Knights against Melbourne Storm. All I found out was that Dureau has an excellent field kicking game. As for his other qualities I didn't learn anything.

However the night before I caught sight of Lopini Paea playing for the Roosters, and though his team played poorly against a poor North Queensland side, I am confident that Paea has the aggressive "go forward" as a prop that Les Catalans are looking for.

I was very impressed not only with the 65,000 in SE Queensdland, but also the big crowd (30,000? ) at Melbourne's AAMI Stadium.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 5 2010, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was very impressed not only with the 65,000 in SE Queensdland, but also the big crowd (30,000? ) at Melbourne's AAMI Stadium.

That came about from the Storm management selling tickets for $1 as a goodwill gesture after the events of the past season.


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (Blind side johnny @ Sep 5 2010, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And the papers were absolutekly full of it too!

That RU stuff hardly got a mention.....................oh!


Here's the Sunday Time smatch report for the Hull v Leeds game - I have reproduced it here in full, I trust CKN won't mind:

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Hull coach Richard Agar claimed the 11th minute dismissal of Lee Radford for fighting with Leeds prop Ryan Bailey cost his side victory against the Rhinos, who were indebted to to a brace of Danny mcGure tries for sustaining their grand final ambitions with an 18-14 win


I have also taken the liberty of reproducing the Sunday Times match report of the Catalans v Huddersfield game:

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Huddersfield defeated Catalans 26-12 in Perpignan


I have also included all the photographs from the paper


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE (paley @ Sep 5 2010, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's the Sunday Time smatch report for the Hull v Leeds game - I have reproduced it here in full, I trust CKN won't mind:



I have also taken the liberty of reproducing the Sunday Times match report of the Catalans v Huddersfield game:



I have also included all the photographs from the paper


It's not quantity but quality that counts. The Independent, for example, yesterday had an 8-page supplement in addition to another page within the regular Sports section devoted to rugby union - but nothing in those pages comes close to matching the artistry, depth, breadth of knowledge and sheer, unadulterated love of the game that shines through the passages you so kindly have quoted for us.

There may be those with the odd quibble?

Why no acknowledgment of unknown rugby club, Wigan's table-topping achievement? Where are the previews of next week's play-off games - three of which are shaping up to be authentic blockbusters? Maybe a word or two remembering the great games and players to have graced Knowsley Road over the last 120 years? A profile of/interview with the brilliant young Eastmond or Tomkins, perhaps?

No. Let these "chipsters" quibble.

The Sunday Times' coverage of rugby league makes the pulse quicken in anticipation of what lies ahead. Surely neither the game nor the coverage can get any better?

Can it?

#17 Old Frightful

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (paley @ Sep 5 2010, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's the Sunday Time smatch report for the Hull v Leeds game - I have reproduced it here in full, I trust CKN won't mind:



I have also taken the liberty of reproducing the Sunday Times match report of the Catalans v Huddersfield game:



I have also included all the photographs from the paper

Any chance of the crossword Palester?

I usually read the RL stuff first then attempt the crossword. Cheers.

For those of you out there still in doubt.....

 

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#18 no13benny

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:41 AM

To be fair, any roar from the crowds was matched by the one at the Willows when Stuart Littler scored his try. Great to see.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (paley @ Sep 5 2010, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's the Sunday Time smatch report for the Hull v Leeds game - I have reproduced it here in full, I trust CKN won't mind:



I have also taken the liberty of reproducing the Sunday Times match report of the Catalans v Huddersfield game:



I have also included all the photographs from the paper

And on the night Wigan were awarded the league leaders shield, what did SKY sports see fit to show? South African club union.

#20 Amber Avenger

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE (PC @ Sep 6 2010, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And on the night Wigan were awarded the league leaders shield, what did SKY sports see fit to show? South African club union.


To defend Sky on this one slightly - they were also pre-occupied showing Euro 2012 Qualifiers for the soccer. Take in the fact that England was on ITV and the rest of the home nations were playing on Sky, it's a case of "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" on Sky's part.
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