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Posts posted by Ullman

  1. 2 hours ago, DavidM said:

    Enjoyed that . First things first , the Eels really do look the dogs wotsits . Big , strong , direct pack , creation in the middle and plenty of strike speed and power out wide .  Secondly , what a load of tripe was spouted about one ref , like it was the end of the game ( much from the refs ) . It was way better ... and irony of ironies it was even faster . The first half speed was incredible . We saw less ref ( hallelujah ) , much simpler without the second ref getting over involved for the sake of it , and contradicting the other one . It was just better and they should stick with this - it was an eye opener for them . Purely self interest from the refs wanting two on the paddock . Thirdly , it looked like they’d never been away , really physical game with the players in great shape . Fourthly , the 6 again .... great but still an anomaly in that a team should have an option to kick at goal I reckon . There’ll be controversy late in a tight game with teams deliberately slowing it down knowing they can’t give away 2. Coverage was great and crowd noise worked great 

    I liked the idea and at first sight I thought it worked really well in practice as it is. IMO there are too many infringements under the laws of the game where kicking for goal is an option. 

    Big thumbs up from me for the whole thing. As good as could be expected in the circumstances.

  2. 29 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

    Bailey was swinging his elbow in the tackle and was the first offender in that incident.  It is not entirely clear if Bailey knew that Radford was the player he connected with as there were three in the tackle and Radford was the last Hull player to clear the ruck.

    What is clear is that Radford started throwing punches at bailey's head when he was still on the ground on his hands and knees and his head was close to the floor.  I am no fan of Bailey but to suggest that Bailey stayed down there when he was being belted on the ground is a little harsh.

    Harsh but fair 😉

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  3. 4 hours ago, Dunbar said:


    Is this the incident when Radford was sent off?  I have never really understood the perception of that incident from fans.

    Yes, Bailey threw a few elbows in the tackle and caught Radford but then Radford swung three punches at Bailey while he was on all fours and didn't see them coming. 

    Radford may be a tough guy but I don't think that incident proved it... if that incident were reversed and it was Bailey throwing punches at a blindsided player on the ground he would have been called all the names under the sun.

    My perception of it was that Bailey stayed down because he was too scared to stand up and fight (knowing full well he would have got a pasting) but Radford wasn't going to let chivalry stand in the way of his exacting retribution. I think your last sentence hits the nail on the head. People enjoyed it precisely because it was Bailey receiving his comeuppance.

    As it happened Bailey came out on top. It left Hull a man down and no way back into the game. Job done.

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  4. 6 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

    One of those "He could have been as good as he wants"  players. Only saw him play once for Hull's first team but he was fast and built like one of those proverbial sh*thouses.

    Last I heard about him was only a few months ago...




    I remember those enjoyable Wednesday nights watching the 'A' team games at The Boulevard just after the switch to summer rugby. Bell was usually the star of the show. What a player he could have been.

  5. 2 hours ago, Jill Halfpenny fan said:

    Played 5 a side football against Paul and had the misfortune of colliding with him.

    It was like hitting a wall.

    I think that's what Phil Hogan felt like when he tried to stop Woodsy in full flight in the BBC2 Floodlit Final. Looked like he'd been hit by a bus when Rovers' physio Cliff Wallis eventually helped him off the field.

  6. 1 minute ago, Hela Wigmen said:

    Personally thought it was Kurt Gidley’s till he went off injured, Wire capitulated from then on and Sneyd stepped up, so no complaints in the end. 

    I'm struggling with that one TBH and I've watched the game many times over (admittedly with my black and white specs on).

  7. 1 hour ago, Robin Evans said:

    Seems my optimism was misplaced.

    My sister's fella is back in ICU.... trachy back open and ventilator back on.

    For the first time the consultant has suggested he might not make it and has warned that if he does, he will be nowhere near his former self. His lungs have been ravaged by the virus. 

    Anxiety is now back in place.....


    Really sorry to hear that. Hope things take a turn for the better.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

    Did they also win consecutive Lance Todd Trophies?

    I know Sneyd's not everyone's cup of tea but his value to the team in terms of winning close games is undoubted. The game in Catalans, live on Sky last year when we went from leading 24-28 to losing 30-28 with about a minute to go is a perfect case of Sneyd's ability.

    No other player I've seen in 40 years of watching RL could pull off what he did in the last seconds of that game. A place kick enticing the opposition to catch it before it went 10m, a penalty goal from halfway, a touch finding kick off plus a drop goal under extreme pressure.

    Could we sign a better scrum half?, obviously, but his value in games like the above is immeasurable.

    Anyway...Albert Kelly...he's rubbish ain't he.

    Spot on, mate, and if people want an example of whether he has the ability to turn a game around they need look no further than the game in which he won the first of those Lance Todd Trophies. Warrington had it in the bag until his 40-20 turned it on its head.

  9. 2 hours ago, meast said:

    Not heard anything, would be surprised as we signed Ashton Golding to be regular full back with McIntosh, Senior and Gaskell as back up, plus Aidan McGowan, an academy lad who has signed first grade terms as cover.

    It doesn't make sense for lots of reasons. Shaul himself has never expressed any desire to leave that we know of and he is only a couple of years away from qualifying for a testimonial season. 

  10. 1 hour ago, MZH said:

    I was hoping we would be in for Evalds but Cas beat us to it obviously.

    Maybe it will depend on the new coach, but I wouldn't be surprised to see faith put in Connor Wynne.

    I could scarcely disagree more with your assessment of Shaul's worth to the team but I could live with that if there's any truth in the rumour that Shaul is on his way out. Wynne looked an outstanding talent when he stepped in during Shaul's lengthy absence with concussion last year.

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