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David Dockhouse Host

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  1. A fantastic night with plenty of laughs recording this weeks episode of the DockHouse Rugby Show, with our special guest, who is the UK’s leading Rugby league publisher, with League express, Rugby League world and totalrl.com, it's our very own Marvelous Martyn Sadler. We discuss all things, Rugby League inc SL Restructure, participation numbers and RLWC2021, with some fun 'no context' questions Please subscribe here (link below) to get first access to the show due out Friday morning. Please also follow Dockhouse Rugby Show on Instagram and Dockhouse Dave and Keith Hyland on twitter https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxE2HKdRQnvg4PJLj2Z52mQlG_gD1_1i7
  2. It's here, our latest episode with Martyn Sadler discussing many things, much if our discussion revolved around the latest Rugby League Restructures.
  3. There's lots of this negativity on social media. The irony of Ken Davy asking people to be less negative then getting slated on social media. It's as if fans look for reasons to be infuriated. If you ran a business what type of people would you like in your team, RL fans? (I'm generalising I know!)
  4. We desperately need more refs but nobody wants to do the job. It's not just abuse but the constant critique, there seems to be more focus on what the ref does than the players. Personally I just don't get it and the impact is refs leaving the role and fewer wishing to join. Maybe more could be done, my hope is we give them more time to develop like we do players, expect mistakes as they learn, but the accountability is greater for refs than players, you can see this it a community club most weekends
  5. A fantastic night with plenty of laughs recording this weeks episode of the DockHouse Rugby Show, with our special guest, who is the UK’s leading Rugby league publisher, with League express, Rugby League world and totalrl.com, it's our very own Marvelous Martyn Sadler. We discuss all things, Rugby League inc SL Restructure, participation numbers and RLWC2021, with some fun 'no context' questions Please subscribe here (link below) to get first access to the show due out Friday morning. Please also follow Dockhouse Rugby Show on Instagram and Dockhouse Dave and Keith Hyland on twitter https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxE2HKdRQnvg4PJLj2Z52mQlG_gD1_1i7
  6. Had a fantastic night recording this weeks episode of the DockHouse Rugby Show , with co-Host Keith Hyland and our special guest, who is the UK’s leading Rugby league publisher, with League express, Rugby League World and totalrl.com Marvelous Martyn Sadler. We discuss all things, Rugby League inc SL Restructure and benefits of conference approach, participation levels and RLWC2021 Please subscribe here to get access to the show due out Friday morning. Also follow Dockhouse Rugby show on Instagram and Dockhouse Dave on twitter https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxE2HKdRQnvg4PJLj2Z52mQlG_gD1_1i7 g
  7. Was it the RFL who stopped it? Wasn't it the clubs combined? Or at least with their support?
  8. Fully agree. I remember being sent back 10 when asking a ref, what was that for? Another 10 we went and my team yelled at me to shut up, such was the low tolerance of any talk to the ref. People argue players should be able to seek clarity from a ref, I doubt they are seeking any clarity, they are really challenging the ref whilst framing it as being inquisitive
  9. Some would agree and some wouldn't, I prefer reserves as it's their own systems and not as much intensity
  10. It's a slippy slope https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/match-abandoned-after-player-attacks-referee/
  11. Loads of players available, clubs wish to run a tight ship so don't have large squads. Maybe the return of the reserves will help this?
  12. I believe there have been comments on twitter condoning the players actions as it was 'the ref was rubbish'. My concern has always been the respect shown to refs at the top level does filter down. Whilst everyone here is supporting the ref and a potential life ban for the player, recent abuse of refs I feel makes it harder for those in the community game. Or is it the refs fault for failing to control the player, did he 'lose control of the game'?
  13. The plan is to introduce a reserves with them playing alternate weeks to the u18s. I like the idea, spreads out demands and resources, maybe they could increase this beyond 2022 but it seems a good start https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/will-the-reserves-return-in-2022-the-rfl-has-made-its-decision-42573/
  14. This would be a fairer system but not as entertaining or allow for increased revenue. So the GF is the best system for RL as we need the advertising, the interest and jepordy
  15. I'm all for more clubs and attraction of players but it's not a point to of ore. If you look at the fall out rate at community level it can be linked to academies, so it needs to be discussed not dismissed
  16. Lot different back then, you could be amateur and play in the academy
  17. Whole thread on it. One teams gain is a loss to the community game, it is assumed there are already more academies than players to service them
  18. Latest show is out, one from the archives, recorded a few months ago but only just released. The up and under kick.
  19. We have some guests lined up over the next couple of months, some X players and some rugby journalists. What type of content would you like to see? Any suggestions on topics or questions you would like to see us out to them?
  20. I refuse to accept that 20 years ago is not recent
  21. I fully agree the game is very different. My point was that there's much more talk now than when I played in the 80s early 90s. You were comparing with a much more recent time, so we may both be right
  22. I accept they talk to players now. I've said and maintain that I believe there is much more talk now than the 80s/90s when I played. Significantly more, such as 'hold', 'release' and 'surrender', those weren't even words used in RL with the possible exception of the latter, being a pen if it was used. If you watch a video from the mid 80s the ref will not be calling these words out at every ruck.
  23. There is far more detail from the ref now since the wrestle came in, continually calling out when to move at every tackle. When I played this never happened, the odd word from a ref very occasionally maybe but nothing like today. Of course this is my experience and others may see it differently but I've seen many posts complaining about the amount of instruction from the ref and friends who also played say the same.
  24. Again a very good in depth and well thought out post Wellsy, you make your case very well, I'm still not in agreement entirely but I do take your points. I think we agree more than it may appear, it's just that you appear to place a greater emphasis on one side than I do. I realise modern rugby does include some management of players and probably more so the situation but the balance of responsibility in my view is currently wrong. The default position when players lose their cool or the game becomes stop start is that the 'ref failed to control players/match', therefore placing responsibility at the ref. Where I believe the default position should be the players/teams/tactics are initially responsible. Then through considered review any mistakes the ref makes can be discussed in a constructive environment in a way we all like to be supported at work. This is I believe where we differ, I believe your placing too much emphasis on the teacher role for the ref. I'm also a qualified FE teacher and still work in education, I've also been a player and a coach but only completed the online ref training, not sure I could handle the negativity so I hope my views are based on experiences rather than just observations.
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