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Everything posted by DoubleD

  1. It would make me laugh if David Argyle bought the stadium as a UK base for Toronto and for the Wolfpack home games early season, with the Warriors remaining a tenant
  2. I’m not sure how the stadium will have appreciated in value but as you pointed out at a later post, presumably Whelan assigned this figure to inflate the sale price. I doubt it would stand up to an independent valuation There’s swathes of dirty money running through the economy, and football is as good a place for it as any
  3. Naive. They could have either put in performance related bonuses or merely promised a review at the end of yr 1, as is common in many workplaces
  4. Well the Raiders only have themselves to blame in such a scenario then
  5. The dark and very murky days.........I won’t say more as I wouldn’t want to get Mr Drake in trouble
  6. Almost certainly not correct figures. I agree though, unless he was desperate to live in Sydney, moving from a potential Championship winning team to a cellar dweller due to a marginal pay rise wouldn’t appeal to me
  7. Wouldn’t Canberra be due compensation if he’s still under contract?
  8. Good luck to Athletic if Krasner is involved
  9. Good appointment, will appeal to the French Canadians and whilst maligned by some on here, is well respected by many within the game. Pleased for Laurent, he’s a good guy
  10. He could have a year out the game and he'd still be an improvement on the dross Canterbury have atm
  11. There’s also a nice McLaren and Lamborghini dealership there too now, by the park and ride and opposite the Amazon warehouse. I just couldn’t make my mind up which car I wanted
  12. This. I understand the Rhinos are involved in discussions with the council and LUFC on training ground at Matthew Murray. It may see them move from Kirkstall
  13. Hopefully they'll create a stand which can accommodate people who are larger than midgets to sit down in
  14. Johnson was excellent today. His problem is his inconsistency and he’s been relatively poor more often than not in the past year. The weight of expectation means he gets criticised probably unfairly but he’s set such high standards that people expect that level of performance from him regularly. I think it’s taken him a while to gel at Sharks, and find the right combinations (other than Nikora who he hit it off from the start). He also seemed to link up well with Mulitalo but his enigmatic style can be difficult for others to read and often his teammates haven’t been on the same wavelength as him. Hopefully things are beginning to click for him now
  15. Why on earth would Wigan be interested in Russell? He’s very average
  16. Cas have had interest in their ground for housing. In fact I think they reached outline agreement with Ben Bailey homes just before the credit crunch which kyboshed that plan. I think the problem was the money they’d get for the land was going to be used to pay off the clubs debts to Jack Fulton’s family and it wouldn’t leave much for any new ground
  17. Yes but that’s not intent on making a play at the kick. In effect it’s rewarding a poor kick and as I said, if that becomes the norm then kickers will end up just kicking it into the defender to get a repeat set of 6
  18. The defensive line will naturally move forward to engage. That’s not intent to play at a kick
  19. Parramatta are looking very impressive though, although they’ll be sweating on Moses injury. Their spine is excellent, it’s been together a few years now and you can see how well they complement each other. Together with some handy outside backs and a mean front row of Campbell-Gillard who’s playing as well as ever and Paulo who looks transformed. I’ve been really impressed with him, i didn’t think he’d cope with the increased aerobic nature of the game but he’s been fantastic
  20. Best team won and Canberra still have plenty to work on. They look very clunky. Not a lot of go forward either. Papalii is the only stand out prop and he’s not at his best. Too many players appear out of form including Hodgson, whilst CNK and Wighton haven’t had much impact. Scott has been very poor. I wonder how much punishment Horsburgh will get for flicking the bird. It was a shame it ended that way for him, I really like him as a player
  21. Is it intent though? I thought it was a poor call and opens up a can of worms in situations like that. He’s moving up with the defensive line and turns his back so can’t even see where the kick is going. That is not intent when you cannot see. It rewarded a poor kick. If that becomes the rule moving forward, you’ll just have players deliberately kicking the ball into the defensiveless player to get 6 again
  22. I was pleased for him because he also bombed one earlier on in the game, although Niu did pass it too soon. I’ll be interested to see if he stays (and Fifita for that matter)
  23. I don’t particularly rate Croft. I would go with Dearden and Milford. But the whole spine is an issue. They don’t have a quality hooker, although Turpin has looked good at times and the full back position is still a problem. They have no continuity. I like Niu but he’s a very similar style player to Milford. I think Dearden and Turpin will offer them control but they need more leaders. I’ve never got the hype about Glenn and the only other experience they have is Boyd and a guy who’s just come back from a long stint in union
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