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  1. Another reason to admit TO to SL and give them 5 years relegation exemption.
    7 points
  2. I think it’s an harsh call. The forwards are predominantly a young group of men learning on the job. There is no doubt that this season is going to be very tough. To make accusations of hiding is IMO a bit disrespectful. I agree that any team can make improvements. If you were privy to the individual player match day stats such as tackles made it my alter your point of view. It could just be that you don’t fancy a particular player and others do. To try and offer some form of perspective a club down the road will be in the same league operating on a playing budget of 1.4 million. I would like to see us all stick together, support the staff and offer up individual positivity throughout the course of the forthcoming season.
    4 points
  3. I might be starting to believe...
    3 points
  4. He ought to be out clubbing till 4 in the morning, like any normal 16 year old.
    3 points
  5. match starting a lot later than scheduled- hope its not past the kids bed time
    3 points
  6. Actually, just forget it. Some folk clearly cannot read, so to save myself the bother of having to moderate this thread every five minutes over the New Year weekend, just use the thread in the politics sub-forum for all Honours related comments instead. Happy New Year.
    3 points
  7. The club has announced that Conor Turner has become assistant to Dale Ferguson. Conor, the brother of Calum, was on the coaching staff at Lock Lane for four years. Jaymes Chapman will continue in his coaching rôle and as Head of Conditioning.
    2 points
  8. Am currently in Tblisi and have managed to track down 2 persons who were involved in RL here way back. Great shame it fell apart i went to the Russia v Georgia match in Moscow way back and there was a lot of promise. Might do a blog later will see how it goes.
    2 points
  9. He's called Mike Ogunwale. Cresta mentioned he is a serving soldier, and he is in talks to sign, so watch this space.
    2 points
  10. Yeah I'd like to know as well. Also thought Max Moore-Anderson had a great game as well
    2 points
  11. Dan's calling in the Army... Well done Dan Toal, hats off to you mate, always put your body on the line. Thanks mate enjoyed watching you smash a few & never give an inch away. Great service to Barrow RL
    2 points
  12. Law Cup | Oldham RLFC (roughyeds.co.uk) Mike Ford has got class. I have such immense respect for the guy.
    2 points
  13. Very similar. In fact they were next to each other on the freezer at Costco and I picked up the wrong ones.
    2 points
  14. Don't forget the gym, changing rooms, and the pitch plus floodlights, all before the barn. We have a great team at the club who have worked hard to get all the different grants for these projects, but at the end of the day, this is Sport England money that is put under the RFL umbrella for distribution, and it is Sport England who rubber stamp the funding for the project. But not all the funding has come from the RFL (Sport England).
    2 points
  15. A British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours for Noel Cronin, the man who created and runs Talking Pictures TV.
    2 points
  16. Too often it's the basics that let RL down imo. Ticket sites that are poor, or sometimes don't even work. Poor food and drink (or sold out before half time). Lack of engaging content on social media. Delays in getting kits launched. Poor matchday presentation etc. These are basics, fix these before we even start looking at fancy new things.
    2 points
  17. Back in November , Martyn Sadler wrote, "To be fair to IMG, most clubs have told me that IMG’s advice has enabled them to significantly improve their digital operations and it may be that the payment is fully justified, both by the outcome of that work and its inclusion in the IMG contract with the RFL."
    2 points
  18. If people don't see the new deal as an example of the sport being forward thinking, then I can't help them. They are increasing coverage and widening the FTA element, and progressing video refs at all games. It's all good stuff. Suggests things are moving in the right direction. So yes, IMG were brought in to make things better, and this new approach certainly sounds better.
    2 points
  19. If we are going to make statements like this every single time, then for balance we should be giving them the benefit for the fact that for the first time in history every game will be shown, VR's at every match, more games than ever on terrestrial expected and an increase in streaming content. All forward thinking stuff that many have wanted for years but the game has never delivered. But some of these things take time to navigate the detail.
    2 points
  20. Can we have our own page in the League One thread now?
    2 points
  21. Basically as I understand it Keith Christie and Jordan Robinson will be shareholders. Fans will be paying a monthly membership or pay for a season ticket which will bring in a budget. Other income is coming from sponsorship. We will be living within our means. We're being realistic here and know this season is going to be tough but it's more about keeping rugby league alive in the north east. As things stand we have a ground, a Head Coach in Chris Thorman and some volunteers who have got us to this point. There's a lot of work to be done now. If anyone's in the Newcastle area for any reason come and take in a game at Kingston Park, you'll be made welcome.
    2 points
  22. Its not written like a series of instructions on a computer. I was presented with several calculations like that in my education in textbooks. Its designed to confirm your understanding of the principles in the absence of a scientific calculator.
    1 point
  23. I am a great believer of never trust what comes out of a computer. What comes out depends on what has been put in. You still presume that I am coming at this from a computer view, you are wrong this is about maths.
    1 point
  24. It was not written as a series of instructions for a computer, far from it, in fact the opposite. Again you fail to see the point.
    1 point
  25. Incredible scoring from both. Brilliant entertainment.
    1 point
  26. In Bull Durham, aka the greatest sports film ever made, the young thing about to make it big carries the nickname Nuke. As the older folk, who haven't made it big, remark, "The world is made for those not cursed with self awareness." Nuke Littler will be fine. And this is a stunning performance so far.
    1 point
  27. Well if there were any nerves they didn't show in the first set!
    1 point
  28. A great match to watch with real momentum swings.
    1 point
  29. 1 point
  30. And a hell of a player. Anyone no who Another was ???
    1 point
  31. It's absolutely disgusting and pathetic the abuse Littler has got the last day over holding up the Sun newspaper. Those that have hounded a 16 year old over this so that he has to issue statement like this should hang their heads in shame. They wont though:
    1 point
  32. About 5 years before he died Terry and Alan Marchant came to Sheffield dog track.I worked paying out or doing the floor for one of the bookies.So i went over and had a chat knowing them both from years ago.Me and Alan had a laugh about when i backed one of his greyhounds at Whitwood before Alans team got their money on.Alan grabbed hold of me and we ended up rolling about on the floor scrapping.I would have been in my early twenties and Alan had just retired from playing for Hunslet.A crowd gathered round watching and up strides Barry Kear ex Cas Salford and Hull Fc who pulled us up and said that's enough.Good lad was Barry and a very good forward.I went in the Liberal Club in Normanton as my mate was a member and Terry's dad Fred was steward so i got to know him quite well.Happy days never a dull moment.
    1 point
  33. There's no need for you to apologise. It IS a bit complicated.
    1 point
  34. All detailed in one of the best RL autobiographies ever: "All The Wrong Moves".
    1 point
  35. It is interesting to hear how many positive stories are coming out about season ticket sales etc. I always make the point that there is no silver bullet here, it's doing good things. Then doing good things again. Over and over and over.
    1 point
  36. So does the 82c They are a cracking calculator. You can check out the history here:- http://www.arithmomuseum.com/album.php?cat=c&lang=en&am=17&s=30&p=30
    1 point
  37. Oh don't get me wrong, I never grumble at anything IMG 'do' because I don't believe they do anything. They are merely puppets.
    1 point
  38. If 'they're' your good mates and you allow that to affect your judgement, then 'you're' probably not that great a coach.
    1 point
  39. Ye Jay has gone, but I'm sure that 2 or 3 of the Brow youngsters are looking to take his shirt.
    1 point
  40. Seems the club can’t win. Great news that sales are up and there’s still plenty of time before the official start. I thank them for being open with us.
    1 point
  41. I don't know exactly when the term became fashionable again but the reason will have been the desire for an all-encompassing term to describe the period of play/area between the tackle being completed and the early stages of the next play. The phrase "play-the-ball" refers to a very specific action, whereas "ruck" has been adopted to describe all activities immediately preceding and following it. The extra phrase was probably rendered necessary because of the gradual increase in emphasis over the last 20-30 years of speeding up the PTB for attacking teams, and slowing it down for defending teams.
    1 point
  42. But it wasn't the referee's fault the players failed to follow the rules (or are they Laws? - I forget). The saddest aspect of the game was the players' ability to learn. Once the referee has penalised a team for an incorrect PTB, or not standing square half a dozen times, surely players ought to realise what's going to happen if they do it again! And I'm glad the referee was consistent in continuing to penalise these infringements throughout the game.
    1 point
  43. If it doesn’t breathe fire then I don’t want to know.
    1 point
  44. Any IMG points up for grabs if they both make the final!
    1 point
  45. I can’t see that happening IMO.
    1 point
  46. Given costs, it's probably cheaper to fly a few blokes out to Tenerife and have them stay in a resort off-season than pay for transport in the UK and have them stay at a conference centre. Plus people are allowed to have nice things.
    1 point
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