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  1. This is to do with pictures but there are a lot of negative replies.
  2. Ticking over. As one of my staff used to say. Middling to ######. One day I am cold and the next boiling. Cheers.
  3. Was it Bob Crowther we had a laugh with along with. Going back to around 2013.ish. Memory not what is was.
  4. Which Union do you belong to Andrew? You will be asking for 8 forwards next. Nearly as bad as that suggestion that RU were going down to 13 players. Was there any more on that does anyone know? Hope you are keeping well also Andrew.
  5. Way back oldrover and I used to have a laugh together on this forum. Hope you keep ok after all these years OR. Colin.
  6. The circumstances should dictate. If it involves just the local nations and foreign players against us living in the UK or France, then England. If it involves overseas opposition from Down Under then GB. I am 86 and have seen both England and GB in my time. I feel that we should have both depending who we are playing. I recently saw a replay of the Tri Nations involving GB, Australia and New Zealand. It was far better having a full representation of GB players. So not either or but both.
  7. I cannot see how with a bit of fore thought why games can't be played in front of spectators. The people in charge know the dimensions of the facilities. They can then estimate by allowing 1 to 2 metres between spectators how many could a make up the crowd. A few ground stickers as used in Supermarkets could be used to show the separation limits. Then issue a statement saying the ground capacity for the match will be .......... The number of Season ticket holders will be subtracted from this capacity number and a notice sent out that there is room for another ???. These extra spectators would have to buy a ticket to get in on the day. Using Fev as an example with just estimated figures by me to show what I mean. After carefully estimating or measuring the capacity let's say that we can after leaving the required space 1500 spectators in. Say we have a 1000 season ticket holders. The club could say that the match will be played and allowing for 1000 season ticket holder then 500 tickets for the match would be on sale up to match day. Then we could watch the match and the club would have some revenue coming in. The club have complied with the regulations and on with the game. Better than closed doors don't you think?
  8. Another thought. IF we have no scrums and a tap to restart how about reducing teams to 11 players and having just 2 substitutes. That way there would still be open play and no tight binding amongst players.
  9. Hi Mo, That sound like a very good idea. Should we have a word now or leave it a while. Will it keep us out of conflict with official sources?
  10. Just been into the photographers at the end of Ropergate. (Max Spielmann). I know the manager there and we often have a chat. Today I was looking through what they did and was interested to see they did T shirts with photos and words on them. It came to mind in view of how we left things that OUR MOM could be acknowledged in this way. A T shirt with his name on it and Featherstone Rovers MOM for....year. Any thoughts anyone? I know the season is a bit dead but looking to the future I reckon this could work.
  11. It is almost like saying that in every athletic event all we see is black faces. In all circumstances it is the best person who gets the posi. tion. Should we be demanding more white sprinter winners? It is all stupid propaganda by people looking for positions of power. In the 1700's ordinary white people were slaves. 8 year old kids up chimneys and down pits along with women.
  12. Oldest might have been Eric Batten but Freddie Miller was getting on.
  13. When the season starts again, I will still be here. I think our contributions and thoughts are valuable. The only thing missing from our MOM is a prize at the end of the season for the winner. I have had conversations with Steve about this and I feel we will stay independent in the end with our own MOM procedure. I strongly feel that we can survive in spite of the opposition. Further our independence gives us outlets the others don't have. Keep up the good work.
  14. The tyrouble is without a scrum or a substitute way of doing it we are going to have 12 players v
  15. Your suggestion that a scrum doesn't take 12 players out of a game is also ludicrous. When the ball come out of a scrum the twelve are mostly still together. A quick passing movement would take the ball at least 15 yards from them and they wouldn't be there to tackle as they would be in just a tap with no restriction.
  16. I played as the opposing scrum half against Don Fox when he played for Sharlston and I was in the Rovers under 18's. His great potential was evident back then in 1952. Later in the year I was in Egypt doing my National Service.
  17. Ok a tap start but so that the threequarters have a bit of space then from the point of the tap six players of either side stand at the spot the tap is taken. Then it is game on as the b all is tapped. The backs would have the same running space as when there was a scrum and we would have an open game. A time period would be introduced for the twelve players to be in position.
  18. Cheers for that. Very interesting. Even in our area there was a lot of RU at schools in my youth. When I did my National Service when they found out I had played RL I was straight into the army RU team in Aldershot. Even played in the sand in Egypt. Latter in life I was banned from playing RU in Leeds as I had played RL.
  19. Main thing is that they take twelve players out of the action for a while giving the backs more room.
  20. On my suggestion the skill of the hooker would be relevant.
  21. John Newlove, Paul Newlove and Steve Evans. All great players. But going really far back DON FOX. I know it is outside the list and time but I felt I must add him.
  22. I would have a one man either side scrum. The other five per team would have one of them as scrum half and the other four standing two aside at the modified scrum. That way they would not interfere with the space for the backs. The #### half would throw the ball into the two players who would be interlocked. He would throw it in straight and the players would strike for the ball. The winning scrum half would then have the opportunity to pass to his stand off. The side on forwards on either side of the scrum would not be able to tackle the opposing scrum half by approaching him when he got the ball unless he ran straight at them. They, as said would be two on one side and two on the other slightly behind the two man scrum. That way we could still have scrums and the backs would have running space.
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