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  1. The big trial game between the most consistent side in Super League and the winners of the best club rugby league competition on the planet in the Sydney Roosters. St Helens are the best side week in and week out but if you look at this side and compare them with say the 2006 Daniel Anderson side who might get in that squad - Lomax and Thompson maybe. With St Helens the best side then and now its a sign of how much Super League has regressed. On the face of it sporting logic suggests that a side playing its first trial game on the other side of the world, in freezing conditions should have no chance. But we all know that's not going to be the case don't we. The WCC is a trap game for Super League who takes it seriously. Win and claims that this proves the quality in both leagues has levelled is laughable , Lose and well there's nothing but even more derision down under. As for everyone getting behind the Saints, The Roosters have done a good PR job with the other clubs with open training sessions, they can rely on northern parochialism to give them a voice or two. The WCC disrupts an NRL club's pre-season to the extent that it affects the performance in early rounds. The Super League clubs though build it up as a major event and then go flat afterwards. A bit like the Warrington performance against Brisbane when the Wire achieved RL perfection in the first half in a trial game and then seemed to have blow themselves out for much of the rest of that season. It's a trial game and an exhibition match and fans should treat it as such and neither be too eleated if they win or deflated if they lose.
  2. A statement game for both clubs, Adrian Lam seens to have got a pass last season from the entitled Wigan fan base as basically keeping the seat warm for Shaun Edwards. Now it's Lam's side and do they look ordinary. More hope than expectancy in Hull who appear to be flattering to decieve yet again, beating the sides they should while falling apart against the better clubs. Not what Adam Pearson though he was getting this season as a return on investment. With thr greatest of respect to Gareth Elils, who has been a terrific loose forward for club and country, If he is still holding down a place in the squad at age 38. Then it's not saying much about the reserve grade or the standard of Super League. A clash between two clubs with coaches whose "coats hang on a shaky nail", to the victor a couple of weeks of relief to the loser anxiety and advice not to read rthe local press. - Game of the week IMO
  3. Going to London v York, With so many changes since last season in the Bronco ranks theres almost as many recognisable faces in the York side in Klienhorst, Washbrook and Baldwinson as in the London team for me. So of interest in observing New Broncos versus a York side many tipped to be in the top four With an excellent result last week against Widnes, it's important for London to keep momentum going and form a winning habit especially with Featherstone up next.. York by 12
  4. I can confirm they were surprised based on some of the conversations I had down there but you have to balance that with the view of Super League held down under. Being a winning Super League coach is not viewed as having the gravitas associated with being a coaching assistant at a top NRL Club when it comes to hiring.
  5. But it would bring a whole new meaning to the phrase resurrection of the club... To the AJ Bell stadium from Central Manchester by bus on a Friday along the Liverpool Road is about an hour,. so Manchester Piccadilly to Warrington Central by Train would be quicker, Manachester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate would be an equivalent amount of time, but Manchester Victoria to St Helens Junction and walk or to St Helens Central by changing at Wigan Wallgate to go Wigan North Western would take longer. As would bus journeys to Wigan and St Helens. But I take your point that public transport to the AJ Bell with Metrolink stoppoing at Eccles is poor. Unlike the old days at The Willows where the ground was near the Weaste tram stop on Metrolink.
  6. But it would bring a whole new meaning to the phrase resurrection of the club... To the AJ Bell stadium from Central Manchester by bus on a Friday along the Liverpool Road is about an hour,. so Manchester Piccadilly to Warrington Central by Train would be quicker, Manachester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate would be an equivalent amount of time, but Manchester Victoria to St Helens Junction and walk or to St Helens Central by changing at Wigan Wallgate to go Wigan North Western would take longer. As would bus journeys to Wigan and St Helens. But I take your point that public transport to the AJ Bell with Metrolink stoppoing at Eccles is poor. Unlike the old days at The Willows where the ground was near the Weaste tram stop on Metrolink.
  7. All you can say is this, In Employment Law it is only after a preliminary investigation that you as the employer need to be satisfied that that there has been a potential breach of company rules that requires investigation before you suspend an employee, which means that any such charges, if substantiated by the fuller investigation, constitute gross misconduct sufficient to warrant the potential termination of employment. As far as it is in the public domain, this is not a Criminal matter so any charge does not have to be "beyond all reasonable doubt" but is under Employment Law which requires the employer to be satisfied that an act has occurred based on a reasonable investigation of the facts. having followed a fair and reasonable process, and any sanction from the employer being within a range of reasonable responses from a disciplinary panel. So its not a case of guilty or not guilty, but simply is there enough evidence to support a "reasonable belief" that something has happened in breach of RFL policy. Whether the fact that such an investigation is ongoing should be in the public domain is another matter.
  8. Similarities between Western Reds and the Toronto Wolfpack with an unsustainable business model and without exchange rate issues... https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/players-love-the-place-perth-businessman-heads-new-bid-for-nrl-team-in-west-20200212-p5407u.html
  9. Absolutely corking England Performance in a superb series. Who needs The Hundred ? England will be back in South Africva for 3 ODI's and 3 T20 matches next year - As with the recent New Zealand Test Series, this series counts for nothing as the 2020 -22 ICC Cricket World Cup dioes start until May 2020 .... The World T20 in Australia in October / November 2020 is followed by The World T20 in India In October / November 2021. One reason why winning the T20 counts for less than the ODI World Cup . Alaso these is no ICC T20 series Jos Buttler opens the batting for his IPL Franchise so this si not a new role as within 12 months of this years T2O world cup the sides meeti in India. this move makes sense. As does allowing Moeen Ali to play in the Pakistan Super League to get siome experience of subcontinental conditions as he has no Central contract for Tests with the ECB and England are unlikely to feature in the World Test Championshuip Final.
  10. Absolutely Fantastic London performance, way better than I would have expected. If we were all in a bar the drinks would be on me..... but we are not though are we
  11. Makes sense tio Include Redcliffe Dolphins - now that the rail link to Kippa Ring is complete not to far from Dolphin Oval. Its a growing area . Not so sure about Ipswich though . Herws sopme pics of both grounds . Dolphin Oval First from 2014 then Dan Dempsey Oval in Ipswich - Room to build by 2023....
  12. Batley Bulldogs V Swinton Lions Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers Halifax V Dewsbury Rams Leigh Centurions v York City Knights Sheffield Eagles v Toulouse Olympique Whitehaven v Oldham Widnes Vikings v London Broncos All home wins I would make a point that some of the odds on the Championship are based on last years form, not this years squads. As a Broncos fan with virtually a new team they are going to take time to gel. So at this stage of the season I would rather play the best footy in august / september and hopefully first week in October
  13. So Wolves beat Woolf, before i post any more howlers, I would say this is a result that works for both sides. Warrington exorcise some saintly ghosts and St Helens get a reality check, their long winning run was always going to end and if you do not bring your A game every week your going to get beat. Looking forward to the rematch later in the season.
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