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Everything posted by MrPosh

  1. Not a lot to dislike, there. I'd have had a couple differently, but I don't think there's anything 'wrong'.
  2. Me, too. I'm just so, so, so angry. I'm not going to watch the World Cup, now.
  3. Especially when you consider he had 50-odd games for Bradford, too.
  4. Thank you for your sacrifice. You're doing well for someone who's been dead for 80 years.
  5. About the same as Huddersfield. Anyway, eight teams opens up some questions... Wigan Saints Leeds Bradford Humberside Cheshire Cumbria Calder No place for Wakefield metropolitan teams, but bring it on.
  6. Easy. Half a right, isn't right. If something isn't right, it's also wrong. So, two half-rights (or two wrongs) do make a right.
  7. It's almost as if Australia hasn't had 20+ foreign born players represent them.
  8. This is a top tier player, in his prime, legitimately qualifying (and comfortably, not even through a grandparent) choosing to play for England and sacrificing plenty to do that. Welcome aboard, Victor. I hope it turns out to be worth it. FWIW, there are probably ten positions a player of his quality walks into in this England side. Unfortunately, for him, loose forward probably isn't one of them. He's a must for the seventeen, though, and his ability to cover hooker gives us flexibility - especially if a big-minute player like Roby or Leeming plays.
  9. I imagine Gallen would be as far ahead of Burgess in the ring as Burgess was ahead of Gallen on the rugby pitch.
  10. Not in RL, but in football, I grew up supporting a glory team in the early 80s - my Dad used to take me. When I was old enough, I started going with my mates to watch my local team. We all claimed that was our second team and there was an eclectic mix of 'first' teams. Really, we all supported the Posh and most of us are still regulars. I can live with my move - or divorce and second marriage - because I moved down and not up in search of glory.
  11. Whitehead has been a busted flush for the Raiders this year.
  12. I love this. Such is the parochial nature of the sport that twenty miles away is a million miles away. (no criticism).
  13. He can from an eligibility point of view. Origin is a state level competition that has no bearing on internationals. Except Australia won't allow anyone to be picked for Origin who haven't committed to Australia.
  14. I think the US is the dominant political country in the Pacific. What are their chances of winning?
  15. That's an awful tackle, matched only by the commentary. Gould is a dreadful commentator. Come across as a dreadful man, too.
  16. Of course it was, you ****. I rarely come on here, these days, having been a daily visitor and poster for years and years. Part of this is about slowly falling out of love with the sport - I'm still bitter about what happened to Bradford (from various owners and the RFL) and there's been minimal international football to supplement my interest. So, when I do come back here, it's full of angry strangers. The posters from my day have mostly moved on - with a few very honourable exceptions. It just seems to have reduced to the same few people having the same few petty arguments. Perhaps it was always the same and it was just more fun when you were inside the tent. I feel like a newbie, these days, and it doesn't feel very welcoming.
  17. True. But Morgan Knowles is considerably better than both.
  18. I can absolutely promise you that if Cam Smith came out of retirement today, he'd be in an NRL, Queensland and Australia side tomorrow. Which, of course, would say something entirely different about Australian RL than similar happening here with Roby. As for Hodgson, he was a great player when he was the main man - calling the shots. His greatest successes at Canberra came when he was playing in front of weak halves and running the show. When it came to servicing better halves, who were calling the shots, he became pretty average. That's not a criticism, the opposite if anything, but it tells why he couldn't make an impact at international level.
  19. To be fair, I doubt I'd bother with Wire v Wakey on a cold Thursday night when there's nothing else to do. I'm certainly not going to make a point of staying in on a Saturday lunchtime for the same.
  20. Looks like a caravan in Mablethorpe to me.
  21. I've only been following the game properly since the mid-90s, but I can safely say there has never been a higher standard of officiating to the one we have now. If our players can hit the standard of our referees, we'll be in for a wonderful season and we'll win the World Cup at a canter.
  22. Barrie wasn't even the best prop called B McDermott of that time and he wouldn't get in ahead of any of Bradford's four props of that era. Fielden was two or three levels above. As for Burgess v Graham, that's too close to call. I would say the stronger the players around them, the more I would lean towards Burgess. Graham could drag any team along with him, but Burgess always had a moment of magic - attack or defence - in his locker.
  23. I remember seeing a team in an amateur game in Bradford in the mid-90s that was comfortably heavier than the current Tonga team.
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