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Everything posted by Jarv

  1. Not sure the logistics but surely the only sensible "double header" would be at the KC stadium with TO playing Rovers. I suppose it just depends on the draw timings
  2. For me Connor is a centre full stop. OK he got "marked out" of a game (which others should then be exploiting the space because of). And this is why I really dont understand the Fonua signing as great as he was for us as we seem to have an abundance of outside backs. Dont get me wrong Connor can have a good game in the halves or full back - he wasn't bad for England v NZ I seem to recall! - just no consistency and needs the freedom and less responsibility of centre I feel. Its from centre he seems to release those crazy balls he has no right to deliver. I dont think I have ever seen Shaul stop when he gets the ball. Constantly working along the line looking for a gap. Problem is he does not seem to be making those breaks through which he seemed to make every other game in previous years. I would like to see the stats from Shaul for the last 3 or 4 years to compare. If you watch Shaul what he does do is constantly talk and organize the defensive line - you could of course make a case for that's not actually going too well - but cant see Connor doing that.
  3. If we hadn't won today I don't think we ever would have. Hull fully dominant aside from the few minutes after the interception which lifted Leeds and the crowd. Current Leeds really a shadow of the teams that we have dreaded visiting Headingley to play in the past. Can't say I even enjoyed it as was still convinced until the hooter we would somehow manage to lose it. I think most FC fans just as nervous.. was very quite in our end I thought.
  4. I am sort of presuming this related to him playing the in the 9's world cup for "England" and not 13 GB? Not sure he would be picked ahead of the others for GB but you would think a cracking asset for the 9's.
  5. Have we ever rest players against Hull KR? Genuine question!
  6. Good to know. I see Sao has "lock" next to prop on Wiki also. I dont have Sky now so must admit have seen anything of him. Not a ball playing forward as such and pretty much a straight 8 or 10 you think? This would sound more of a replacement for say Paea than for Westerman?
  7. I think he has actually been pretty good for us. Not as good as last year when he first came back and then got injured but pretty consistent. My problem is that as a ball playing forward he just seems to sometimes get intl the way. I know a 13 should do a bit of this but it sometimes seems to overcomplicate us. Not too sad if the touted NZ replacement is true
  8. The thing with Fonua is he always seemed to have a big mistake in him each game. BF does not seem to have that and seems better defending in the air. I am sure some stats will prove me wrong but feels that way.
  9. Before the concussion to Shaul and the loss of Ellis I was looking forward to finding out where Hull really are at in this fixture as its not longer a totally under strength team. The back end of last season made people make predictions about how bad Hull are but it really is the same foundations as the team that won two CC cups and on who on their day I felt could beat anyone. Despite that I really don't feel that way this season hence thought this was be a good measurement. Now without those two I cant see much further than a Wire win by a couple of tries. I suspect Radford will play Hakim Miloudi at full back and I expect he will get peppered. To be honest I quite like him going forward but if he does not perform at FB tonight (which is really the position we brought him in at) I cant really see the point of hanging on to him. Normally if fit we would have Connor to fill that role.
  10. I enjoyed the visit - it just seemed much more "friendly" than previous visits to London and the correct size - rather than empty seats. Only complaint and observation - not enough toilets (although sounds like looking in the wrong place) and perhaps someone at the club should look at where away buses are told to park (or advise). The buses from Hull caused a nightmare for traffic on Scotch Common. Wont make many friends if blocking roads and with horns honking!
  11. Apologies if posted previously and missed it Just seen on twitter @nalrugby Arena rugby using league rules
  12. When you lose 5 on the bounce (and the Widnes game was too close for comfort and this includes a thrashing) all "will not be well" and I have noticed a few grumblings around me. That said I aren't panicking but we do need a change of fortunes. As a glass half full sort I do think the injuries of the season has caught up with us and yes we have players back but suspect a bit rushed originally and not back to match fitness. We could do with a couple of wins before the end of the year to start next season with a bit of confidence. That said I do think we are also now seeing the effect of losing Watts and Ellis. I think we need a true front row replacement ASAP not just expecting some young lad to make that grade. And I don't think anyone has filled the Ellis void. When he didn't play last year we sometimes struggled and he could turn a game with a big hit that lifted the team.
  13. I seem to recall (perhaps incorrectly) that when he left he or his agent pretty much made out that rugby league was on its deathbed and he could achieve more etc. in the other code? I wonder what changed?
  14. Lets hope its not the same pen they used for Paul Cooke....
  15. Bit of a late warning now sorry for Widnes fans but sounds like the A63E blocked and a long diversion and bit of nightmare.
  16. Scott Taylor (a massive Denver Broncos fan) is now in the sqaud. If they can't use that with the local media then I give up
  17. When I did my ACL my original doctor tried to convince me that if I did enough physio to build up knee muscles I might not need an op (this was 20+ years ago when an ACL op was quite cutting edge I suppose). I spent weeks in the gym could run perfectly but kicked a ball for the first time and went down in agony. Went to another doctor who booked me in for the op straight away. Again in those days recovery was pretty much a year to allow the graft to "come back to life". Still playing sport now so must have worked.
  18. While I would have of course preferred two full strength outfits I can't help feeling this could end up being a high scoring and "entertaining" game. A score of 40-30 swinging either way would not surprise me
  19. Just trying to make some sense of the options even available to FC Half back - Connor and Washbook? Miloudi? Westerman? Do you draft a young kid in or are we somehow looking at a mix of Griffin, Logan (is he available?), Hadley (at centre?) and "someone" in the backs? I will then try and work out what we have left for the forwards! No excuses mind you Rovers have enough troubles of there own to be fair!
  20. I must admit I never really get the Yorkshire V Lancashire thing. Maybe its because I am from the East Riding and maybe of a certain age or something but don't have any sort of "hatred" of Lancashire or competitiveness against them that I sense in Australia between NSW and Queensland. I suspect others feel differently but for me that's why Yorkshire v Lancashire never really worked for me.
  21. I believe the NFL season would generally kick off the week after the CC final but suspect they would want to play the odd friendly before. More likely would be a clash with any England RL games played in the autumn but I guess these are few and far between at Wembley.
  22. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43906272 This is the guy who owns Fulham but more importantly I suspect the (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars So even England would be tenants if it went ahead
  23. I'm sure. But I am fairly sure mobiles should not be on the shop floor. And if McDonalds staff are filming customers that would be another can of worms. So wonder why the camera was "ready" and what we have missed. Don't condone Kelly he's been a complete D.
  24. Good to see the nationals bothering to report this despite not normally having an interest in RL. What I cant quite make out - they (papers) all say its an employee he is "talking to" and I cant make out from the video if that is the serving counter. But if so why on earth is a McD employee filming a customer?
  25. Just as a complete aside thought it was a real class touch by Tom Briscoe to walk round a clap the east and south stand. Mutual respect was given back. Cant be easy after a tight tough loss like that.
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