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  1. People moan about the same old finalists then moan when it’s not the same old finalists. Good luck to the fans of both Rovers and Huddersfield - exciting times.
    7 points
  2. Glad you had a great time, Bearman. It's a long-term project, and everyone at the club is working to make it a success. It will be. There were definitely that many there. That's the figure from the gate attendant receipts. Also, with regard to local recruits, bear in mind that Sam Snell (2nd row) now has two tries in two games. That's the kind of raw talent we are unearthing and developing. Really looking forward to welcoming travelling RL fans over coming months. They play such a big part in adding to the event and bringing new local fans up to speed.
    7 points
  3. It’s a forum , people can say what they want . People here care , be even worse if they didn’t bother
    6 points
  4. Think any enthusiasm has been kicked out of us all, a losing run, games here and there, most fans are now to the point where the page has to turnover to the next chapter so we can go forward with some wind in our sails, current situation is poor... Even the hardest of fans are struggling, we sign what appears to be a strong squad and filled us with some hope for the new season, then after half a dozen games the same players are deemed "not good enough" by the person who sourced them, signed them, trained them, instructs them... But yet its not his fault and doesn't accept and blame for the situation THAT I JUST DON'T GET
    6 points
  5. RFL needs to comply with UKAD and WADA rules. It's not up to us to just decide that some illegal drugs are ok, or to vary the punishments.
    6 points
  6. I refer you to a very famous quote by Mandy Rice Davies
    6 points
  7. York Ladies v Oulton drew a crowd of over 500 fans yesterday at the LNER for a stand alone fixture, more than some League One and 1895 cup games. If a part time championship club can push the woman's game like that then every SL club should be able to.
    6 points
  8. Something special is happening to ladies sports particularly at the kneets
    6 points
  9. Good luck Cornwall. We had a great day there today. The atmosphere was fantastic. The home crowd never shut up ( not sure about the 1400÷, but there was a large game for League 1. So well done to all concerned) They will win a few games BUT they need to find RL players. Low level union players just don't cut it. Being local isn't enough. They have the chance to do something special for RL and I hope they do. Sorry we put a damper on your party, To the Cornwall fans get behind your team, they could be quite special.
    5 points
  10. Just back from the match, well back to hotel in Plymouth Many good impressions, sitting on the train from Plymouth and hearing the ticket inspector keep repeating change at Truro for Penryn, a good selection of RL shirts on the train and a combination of RL fans and Cornwall meant friendly people. Doubt I have chatted to as many RL fans in a single day before with the journey back similar the ground was better than I expected, slightly ramshackle stand and cover opposite, albeit blocked by tv gantry today. Plenty of grass banking and nice weather in any event Everything well organised for food and drink with no queues. Heard in advance 1000 plus tickets sold but would estimate crowd a bit lower than that For a first match could not have been better organised On the field, I have to admit I am a part time Hurricanes fan so have seen some large home defeats. Cornwall had the ball for almost all of the first five and the visitors scored against the run of play but then one way traffic and 0 40 at half time. Sone players clearly lacked the experience but the score was mostly due to one off mistakes. Second half was level until the last minute. a significant end to end slope may have been a factor Nothing overall but positives and those on the train said they would come again Where players will come from ti improve the team is an issue but the ones they have will get better and there does seem to be an acceptance that victories over West wales and maybe Skolars and hopefully a couple of bonus wins elsewhere will suffice. Long term other factors will influence success, failure and longevity but for today, well done Cornwall ,
    5 points
  11. Start and finish at Headingley; 7,777 places available. https://athleticsweekly.com/athletics-news/city-to-play-host-to-rob-burrow-leeds-marathon-in-2023-1039955561/
    4 points
  12. Since last game the Twitter page has got some stuff about Reds and a few parish notices . Maybe wrong but I never understand how it’s so hard to talk to players , get some stuff from training , grab Chris more often etc etc to keep fans engaged . Getting folk interested and coming is a two way street but honestly i think our communications has regressed if anything . Within a couple of hours of the YORK game I was watching Ford and Liam HARRIS talking , and they were away
    4 points
  13. Just seen the scores from the weekend, what a joke, its making a mockery of the game. Just put the 5 or 6 established teams in the championship and bin it. With no relegation it would give the clubs time to grow into it and develop youngsters instead of spending what they can't afford. Most of us on here know this makes sense, so why can't the people who run the game see it. I think we know the answer to that. I'm not advocating this because of our precarious position, I said it last season when we were joint top of the league.
    4 points
  14. And there's the rub phil. He is proven at getting teams across the line, at this level and at SL. He has a system he works to. A system he has faith in and believes works. He has to have players who buy into that system otherwise it fails. I like chizzy. I enjoy watching him play. He fits the bill for many of the brethren. However, the coach currently prefers the current incumbents who I'm also happy with. I'll judge him after the play offs/final assuming we get there. I really wouldn't mind mac boring me to victory all the way to superleague if it got the job done.
    4 points
  15. Whilst I would question the management of the club (ever since the appointment of its first head coach), to say they pay more than other clubs above them and turn down loans or DR players is just not true. They have one of the smallest budgets in the semi-pro game and receive next to no assistance from the RFL. They don't have the benefit of relying on heartlands players like North Wales do, so have to develop locals from scratch. They are in a largely rural area with one of the poorest economies in the UK, at about the furthest point from the North of England on this island. The club's main financial asset, a social club it owns on site in a largely residential area away from the town centre that they share with a 2nd tier Welsh football league side is hardly going to be a 'cash cow' for the club either, and the ground is owned by the town council. What people in the North of England need to understand is that if you keep limiting the sport's geographical spread, it will become irrelevant and die out, not make the core any more secure. Cumbria have had over a century, yet none of their sides have been at the top level regularly for over 35 years
    4 points
  16. When Hull City Council decided to remove the giant screen from Queen Victoria Square, I saw an opportunity…
    4 points
  17. Those who are thinking of group games and adding more games to the season needs to give THEIR head a wobble.
    4 points
  18. The Cardiff side, wholly supported by the national body in Wales, will be playing its home games at Cardiff Arms Park. Now, that is decent.
    4 points
  19. Off the back of going to the game yesterday, my daughter and her mate are going to one of the holiday programmes the Knights Ladies put on to give the game a go, plus the parents we took with us are planning on coming to a few Knights mens games this season as they enjoyed what they watched. Clubs are better off spending some money on this than 1 ex-NRL player a year in my opinion.
    4 points
  20. I've never taken any drugs, never smoked and have to be in a bad way to take any pain killers, I'm totally against drug taking.
    4 points
  21. This is poor form. Honestly, Hull KR and Huddersfield deserve their shot on merit. Lots of very loyal supporters on both sides.
    4 points
  22. For those not so familiar with the local RU attendances. Worth noting that Cornish Pirates opened their season in 21/22 with 1263 against Richmond and average around 1800 a game. 1500 is a great start!
    4 points
  23. Don't know the official attendance figure but I do know this was a major success for Cornwall and the game. Really hope the locals come back next week because the club and the players really seem to be committed to making this work. You had to be there today to see how good the event was.
    4 points
  24. I've watched a few games this weekend and Rovers 12 Wigan 10 in the Women's Challenge Cup was the most exciting. Well deserved win by Rovers.
    3 points
  25. There are 5 midlands born players in the Hurricanes squad ( only 2 played on Sunday). Some of whom were Bears juniors. That junior development produced players that have in turn moved on to other clubs. That is normal, it happens all the time. See for example the number of Cumbrian players playing for clubs in other counties. So what if we bring on players from Northern clubs? Leigh's Jacob Jones was one of ours who went the other way.....swings and roundabouts But I do take your basic point. Junior clubs do produce pro players and that it is important that juniors have the opportunity to learn their craft. The more junior clubs we have the more players will be produced. Of course, the attrition rate is phenomenal. For every pro there must be hundreds that don't make the grade. Of course one of the big differences is that Coventry Bears did try to produce players and the Hurricanes will be trying to do the same. How many pro clubs in the North can say the same? Most let the community do the work and then pinch their players without giving the community clubs any help at all.
    3 points
  26. All good positive publicity for our game
    3 points
  27. "Has become" that's generous.
    3 points
  28. Hope things get better coolie. As much as I like rams to loose I wouldnt wish relegation on them.
    3 points
  29. Chizzy is a match winner, but he's also error prone and can also take the wrong option, which means there's more chance of slipping up and losing matches we should win. It looks like we've got either the best or second best side in the league, even without Chizzy, so are the other two the safest option? If we are underdogs, however, Chizzy is the man who could overturn the odds.....Let's see what Sammutt does for Barrow on Friday?
    3 points
  30. http://Challenge Cup: BBC to show men's semis and women's final at Elland Road on 7 May - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/61066671 All games to be shown on the BBC 11:30 Women's Final on BBC2 14:30 Saints v Wigan BBC 1 17:00 Huddersfield v Hull KR BBC2
    3 points
  31. Oh aye it does. I enjoy batting stuff like this about with like minded souls, particularly when I'm on leave for the first time since November with the intention of doing nowt but exercise, rest and talking sheeite for a week.
    3 points
  32. 3 points
  33. Exactly! I felt 10 feet tall the day we beat Hull at Wembley in a game we had NO CHANCE in,the rest is history.
    3 points
  34. From what I saw this morning, the whole Wests team is abysmal. Why drop him and not others - a standard even worse than the rest?
    3 points
  35. I disagree. The semi finals as stand alone events were dying a death.
    3 points
  36. And when a player with coke in their system loses it in a game and displays the hyper aggression that results in another Alex McKinnon? When you go on a field you trust both yours team mates and your opponents to not put you in danger. Can't trust someone with coke in their system to do that.
    3 points
  37. Just wanted to say i’m impressed with the level of professionalism on Cornwall’s online presence. Their website is as good as any Super League team and probably better than most. I’m often astounded at how bad some Rugby League clubs are online. Even at the top level it can take days for match reports to appear or results to be updated. I’ve just been on the Skolars website and they still have last seasons table up. They might not have the squad yet, but Cornwall are doing all the right things off the field to show that they’re a serious club.
    3 points
  38. Hurricanes have got players from a wide area but there is one thing they have in common and that's buying into the philosophy of establishing a club in the midlands. Part of the reason for the rebrand was to establish a pyramid where players in the midlands can see a pathway. Currently the Hurricanes have a sister club in Coventry Bears (back to being an open age community club) and 3 junior community clubs (2x in Coventry and 1 in Birmingham). This is just the start as these things take a long time with very little financial support. The club is trying to link up with community clubs across the Midlands starting with events like the Midlands 9s and offering tickets for games. The vision is there and will take time but there are determined people wanting to make it happen
    2 points
  39. This is a learning curve for Cornwall at the moment. Things will improve
    2 points
  40. His record as a head coach is non-existent compared to Littler, who has a decent record albeit at a lower level. I can only assume finances are behind the “change of direction” looking at this appointment.
    2 points
  41. Think it's a 3 way dogfight for relegation already. Workington, London and us. Was hoping this season would be different, but at least we are showing some signs of playing a but of rugby.
    2 points
  42. Thorman said in an interview an overseas player was coming in.. hopefully we get somebody in before the haven game
    2 points
  43. Golden point extra time then the cup ceremony then the lap of honour. Still need time for the warm ups.
    2 points
  44. They’re doing a job, if people want to see them as role models that’s fine but they aren’t contracted to set a good example in their life, just to play rugby league. If they’re using a non-performance enhancing recreational drug (weed for example) then why ban them any more than doing so for having a few pints? If they’re doing something illegal then the law can deal with it.
    2 points
  45. They probably don't see the future value.
    2 points
  46. Massively appreciated mate. Thank you
    2 points
  47. I won't disagree with that. That squad is a ramshackle bunch and Elkie Brooks is probably a better shout than Luke at 7. He is stealing a living.
    2 points
  48. Personally would like to bring elliot Hall or holroyd back they don't seem to be getting in Bradford or widnes lineups so may be a loan option and would definitely give us some strike in the back line
    2 points
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