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Everything posted by Trojan

  1. Yes and I'm sick of reading you slag off Fev. You never have a good word to say for them. The playing field was tilted in Toulouse's favour from the off. The fact that Fev had to fly out, play and fly back in the same day is ridiculous and didn't apply to Catalans who played here because British rules are different. To make it fair the venue should have been changed. What other sport allows one of the finalists in it's comp to play at home. None except Rugby League. Same two years ago. Ludicrous. That added to the fact that Toulouse haven't suffered the attrition of a normal season made the result more or less a forgone conclusion. I haven't posted on this forum for the past two months because of the poisonous anti Fev tone of most posts. And I won't be posting again for a while. Good luck to Toulouse.
  2. I've read it, I don't need to believe it, I experience it, From you in particular among others. Sorry 24-0 which is what the game against London was deemed to have finished. In fact the anti Fev feelng on here is so strong I'm seriously thinking of no longer, reading or posting on here, and cancelling my order for League Express
  3. They were the better team on the day. But then they didn't have the absences and injuries Fev did. But my point is that they weren't good enough to say they are a SL team in waiting. They're not. The game was evenly balanced with 10-15 mins to go. Toulouse certainly looked nothing like a SL side. Every time they miss a home game and "win" it 23-0 increases they're advantage over the rest of the Championship. They're scoring win after win without incurring any injuries sin binnings or knocks. But as I say the general sentiment on this forum is anti Fev. And it's not just me who says it. The vast majority of posters on the Fev Facebook page express open hostility to this forum. I am merely reporting what I read.
  4. If they're such a draw playing one another they shouldn't need the English league to prop them up. They should be able to attract money and media interest into the game.
  5. They certainly didn't look undercooked in the last 10 at P O Road. Our players were out on their feet, Toulouse were still fairly fresh.
  6. I can, they're the best side we've played this season, including Toulouse, Unfortunately for them the ref gave Fev a fair shake.
  7. HOW DARE YOU!!!! No one has been more supportive of correct expansion of RL. Anyone who doesn't agree with me must be narrow minded. I've seen this expansion again and again. Fulham - dead loss, Cardiff Blue ~Dragons, dead loss, Mansfield Marksmen , dead loss, Carlisle , dead loss, Kent Invicta, dead loss, Scarborough, dead loss, Sheffield, hanging on by a thread. Celtic Crusaders - major embarrassment, Toronto ditto. And I predict that Toulouse will go the same route, I hope I've wrong, but I fear I'm not. Meantime a traditional club, who'd won the Championship and the CC three times since the 70's are to be denied access.
  8. In that case why not do what the French experiment was originally touted as doing, rebuilding the game in France. If Touilouse are that good and Catalans win SL, let them play one another in a reconstituted French comp.
  9. all this doesn't make them the finished article though. And say what you like they are benefitting hugely from fake 23-0 wins without risking their players on the field. We turned out on the 1st of August minus our main playmaker, minus several other key players, with others carrying injuries, which is to be expected at this time of the season. Toulouse hadn't played for three weeks. Plenty of chance to recover from all the little niggles and knocks that if you continue playing can turn into major problems. Do you call that a level playing field?
  10. Excuse me, I've been on this forum since before 2004. The Anti fev feeling goes that far back. Toulouse will do no more for RL than Celtic Crusaders or Toronto or any of the other half assed attempts at expansion. Expansion will come from having a successful international sided, that pushes its way on to the sports pages. You only have to look at the interest in obscure sports at the Olympics, providing there's some British success. And RL has a head start over many of these sports, like dressage or BMXing - the public are familiar with it. Fev were artificially excluded from SL at the start in favour of Paris and London - look where that led. All Fev fans want is the chance for their team to compete in the top flight. If we fail we fail, at least we had a chance. For most of the early teens of this century we were the top championship club, but were denied access. Featherstone have built a ground themselves, largely by vounteer labour to satisfy the SL terms. Unlike either Cas's or Wakey's. We deserve our chance. My bet is that in two or three years Toulouse will be another red face.
  11. Were you there? Did you see Toulouse slowing down the ruck, illegally reefing the ball? I was and I did. Nevertheless until the last 15 minutes it was a tight game, when Fev who'd played tough games at Wembley and Bradford in the previous weeks ran out of steam/ Toulouse who hadn't played for three weeks didn't. I see they've had two more home games postponed, another chance for r&r, not afforded to other sides. The anti Fev atmosphere on this forum has been growing for years, now it has become really poisonous. Is it any wonder that there is hostility to this forum on the Fev Facebook page. Is it any wonder that Fev fans chant "no one likes us, we don't care?" The fact is that Toulouse are not a virtual SL side - far from it.
  12. I didn't say that. But the score certainly didn't reflect the game. Toulouse got away with a lot of things they won't get away with in SL
  13. I had corned beef in a cafe on Long Island NY. It was nothing like what we get here, it was delicious.
  14. They were lucky to beat Fev last week. Fev were without several regulars including Chisholm, and Toulouse were full strength after three weeks off. They got away with murder slowing the ruck down. So I think you are exaggerating.
  15. The odds are though that mid July is the hottest time of year in the UK
  16. I was unfortunate enough to hire a cruiser on the Thames during regatta week. The behaviour of the sub Bullingdon club yobbos on some of the launches was appalling. Plus the delays it caused. If I'd realised beforehand I wouldn't have done it that week. But I'd made a promise to my daughter to visit London, and we left from Benson Cruiser station hell bent on getting to Windsor by Monday before we turned around.
  17. Are we really sure we want the final played in July in that heat? I was there, as a Fev fan, but the second half of the Saints Cas game was spoiled by all the stoppages. Mainly caused by the temperature on the pitch. We came out about five minutes before the end. We'd had enough. Rugby was designed to be played in winter, but ok it can be played in summer, but not in the hottest part of a hot July afternoon. I reckon early September would be more acceptable. Of course next year there'll now be the postponed World Cup, which will clash with the soccer version. But for me if we must play in July surely the evening would be more conducive to attractive football.
  18. It's not just the RFL that fans on the Fev facebook page hate, it's those on this forum, who never have a good word to say for the club no matter how well they do.
  19. Could it be because of our executive boxes? https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-post-office-road-terracing-big-fellas-stadium-https://featherstone-rovers-71224212.html
  20. Personally I spent most of Yesterday either in Yorkshire or driving to Yorkshire in order to watch my team Featherstone Rovers lose to Toulouse along with another 4000 odd other Yorkies.
  21. But is buried at St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Upperthong, West Yorkshire, England
  22. Nevertheless they were laying on, and getting away with it, we weren't. I've just watched their tries again, and if we had followed their lead at least two of them could have been prevented. But we really missed some direction around the field, Chisholm and hopefully Holmes once he gets the rust out of his game. Johnny Davis was outstanding as usual.
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