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Bitofaboogie

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  1. What about Jubilee, (from Featherstone I believe?) I hven't heard anything about them for a while.
  2. I think that if you look back far enough, you can find a team who competed in the Challenge Cup under the magnificent moniker of "Twelve Apostles." I believe they were from the Leigh area, maybe a church/parish team - do any of the Lobbygobblers in here know for certain?
  3. That's right - other clubs breach the cap (some of them repeatedly) and get a slap on the wrists, Wigan don't breach the cap and get fined 200 grand and docked league points. Leeds breach the cap every season but have a business structure so labyrinthine that it's impossible for the RFL's "independent" cap assessors to ever understand it, so Leeds never get done.
  4. WHHHOAAARRGGHHH!!! How good was that? Becoming Superleague champions and extending the Scousers' Grand Final nightmare all in the space of one evening - turned out nice again!! Wigan finally get that monkey off their back whilst St Helens' metamorphosises into a giant Silverback Gorrilla. And it's such a relief to finally be able to unwrap this tin foil from around my head!! See you next season.
  5. No mate, that was the time we put 60-odd on you lot at Knowsley Road and you Scousers were creeping out after 35 minutes - you really showed us how the Wigan walk should be done, that night. If it is Saints v Leeds again, I don't think I'll be alone in giving it the cold shoulder.
  6. If it is Saints v Leeds again I won't be going, I won't be watching on TV and I won't even be interested in the result. Please, please, please Let at least one out of Wigan and Huddy make the final, preferably both.
  7. Excuse me but Boogie hasn't shifted to admitting anything - I am merely playing devil's advocate. I have never supported the cap and I never will support the cap. Rugby League cannot prosper in a free market context whilst it continues to behave like soviet communists. All my arguments against the cap have been ridiculed in the past but they will all now be trotted out by the self-interested to justify why it should now go. My interest lies in why this dramatic change-of-heart should occur at this point in time.
  8. Tomkins = occasional hothead and bonehead who will be chastised by his coach for his rulebreaking actions on the pitch. Bailey = serial thug and coward who will be praised, rewarded and encouraged by his coach for his rulebreaking actions on the pitch. 'nuff said.
  9. Nice to see that you are prepared to concede that it is rather convenient.
  10. Interesting nominations don't you think? Nominating two Wiganners means that the whole Wigan playing staff will have to give their 1st preference vote to Adrian Morley and are barred from casting any votes at all for Sam and Pat, if I understand the rules correctly. Can anyone confirm this? Wonder if it is allowed to abstain? If Richards doesn't win it will be the biggest injustice since Trent Barrett was robbed in the name of a substitute.
  11. Yeah and the dickhead Leeds fans who smashed all those windows in the Wigan supporters coach injuring two girls the last time we were at Headingley are in a league of their own. I'm hoping Saints pick us with the club call. Then I won't have to put up with Leeds' team of professional thugs being urged on by their gang of enthusiastic amateur thugs and I won't have o contemplate putting 20 quid into Hetherington's back pocket either.
  12. Correct - it is cheating in my eyes and in the eyes of most RL fans. It is cheating in exactly the same way that Leeds' and Saints' and Wires', etc, etc creative accounting is cheating but have they ever been punished to the same degree?
  13. Mr Hetherington has been arguably the most strident promoter of the cap for years - it will be interesting to see if he agrees with you should the continuation of the cap come up for a vote between the clubs.
  14. Don't believe everything you read on the BBC. Wigan hase never broken the cap nor have they ever been found guilty of breaching the cap - read the judgement from the RFL if you can find it.
  15. The one posed in my post replying to Terry.
  16. Wigan has never broken the salary cap. So, if clubs are going to struggle in the current economic climate, do you think the cap should stay or go?
  17. Why not try answering the question Terry? Why would you want to put your wage bill up when your customers are going to have less money to spend on your product in the coming years? This economic dowturn may take 10-15 years to sort out and once the effect of public sector cuts starts to bite then there is going to be a lot less money available in the economy to spend on anything other than essentials - this is going to be especially true in the North (a.k.a. The RL Heartland.) I do not agree with the cap and never have agreed with it but the last thing that any business wants to be doing at the moment is increasing its costs and therefore its liklihood to have to borrow. So why do certain clubs want to scrap the cap all of a sudden? Could it be that some clubs are now in a position to declare unprecedented profits and want use them? It couldn't just be good old self interest at work now could it? I feel the heavy hand of the special relationship at work.
  18. It's you. Farrell is an outstanding young prospect with a good career in front of him, he is strong, quick, not bad with the ball and a very hard worker in both defence and attack. Farrell would make it into any Superleague 1st 17 at the moment and he is only 20.
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