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  1. Thanks to your provision of the e mail , I also got a prompt reply. "Apologies for the oversight which you rightly say should not have happened. Hope it didn't detract too much from your enjoyment of the paper. Regards, Nick Greenslade, deputy editor, Sunday Times Sport" Proves it is always worth all of us highlighting poor media coverage as requested on the original post
  2. Yes - I have - to both David Walsh and ST , both via Twitter. Guess what....no reply. However thanks for the e mail address and complaint number 3 will be soon on its way. You have nailed my basic point - its no use us whining and wailing about being overlooked , lets all get out there and call them out!
  3. Eventhough I am not totally suprised, but I was disappointed not read any mention of the 2021 Rugby Leage World Cup in their preview of the '2021 Sporting Bonanza' either in the article or the accompanying chronological table of 2021 events. The article was actually penned by David Walsh who has a good reputation for investigative sports journalism. In my opinion his lofty reputation took a dent yesterday with this omission. There will be a pent up demand to view regular events such as Wimbledon, but to omit the RL World Cup to be played on home soil, is lazy jounalism at best.
  4. I agree re scrums and water carriers. To be honest I havent missed scrums too much. However they should be restored if supported proerly by the officials , players and coaches. It does add potential variety to a game which some outsiders could view as one dimensional and attritional. The point about better management of the water carriers is a really good one. In recent years I have taken non RL people to big games ( WCC 2017 Wigan v Cronulla; GF 2019 Saints v Salford) and eventhough they were generally impressed with the game overall, they were staggered , and dismayed at the '
  5. Got to disagree. I think he thoughtful and provides really good insights from a recent top creative player and emerging coach. Really good technical explanations rather than tired cliches that many ex players use
  6. The pre and post game punditry and analysis is currently really good . Jason Robinson and Jon Wilkin wre both enthusiastic, knowledable and extremely articulate in their presenting their opnions . Carney and Wells likewise. Agree sartorial standards have slipped , but that goes across all Sky Sports now. Similarly the BBC coverage is of a very high standard via Chapman and Woods etc The Sky Commentary team does require some 'rationalisation' in quantity and volume , but on balance I think they do a good job. To a degree you feel they are marking time until the new TV deal is fin
  7. Fully agree. All parties have done a great job. Skill, effort, entertainment has all been in abundance. New rules have worked really well. Super League/RFL made the early call on using percentage wins as a foresighted contingency. Like every other walk of life in every other country , it is all about everyone doing their bit to ensure there is some form of return to normality as possible. I think RL both here and in Austraia have done better than most
  8. Wonderful player and a wonderful career. Fantastic will to win attitude throughout his career. A good example was the opening match v Aus at last World Cup. I was at that game at Melbourne, and after battering their line for multiple sets , they got a breakaway which effectively won the match. Jammer was the only player who ran back full tilt to try and stop the try or at least force a harder conversion. Definitely in that group of Super League era greats who have played for GB/England along with Farrell, Scully, JP, Burgess , Morley and SOL. I wish him well however he wants to
  9. I know he tends to get some criticism, but fair play to Ralph Rimmer who used his 2 minute slot in the 8:27am sports bulletin on Today really well. He quickly acknowledged and effectively answered the issue about Covid related game cancellations, and then cleverly linked in the 125 Year anniversary and next years World Cup. Whilst doing so he got in the diversity and inclusion aspects of the game and the various competitions at the WC in order to make clear Rugby League was, and continues to be a pioneering sport.
  10. Fully agree that the standard has been really good. New rules mean that you either adapt , be disciplined and speed up your game and be successful or fall by the wayside , probably with some heavy defeats on the way. My club, Wigan, more than most need to get the discipline imperative and quick. The shortned Play Off format has made it really cut throat - there will we can lose a Play Off game and progress , home advantage , Club Call ( remember that) etc . Its simple - Secure Top 4 , lose and you are out. The fitness of the squads is really going to show , as well as the d
  11. Agreed about the RLWC in Aus. I went to 3 games in 2017 . The profile was embarassingly low as were the attendances. Not a patch on the the RLWC in Eng in 2013.
  12. You are still not getting the basic point.... I am not complaining or banging on about no International Football this year whether it be Australia or even Wales. Not bothered. Does not make sense this year. Understood? I just found it interesting and annoying that a leading ' expert' on the game could provide such a narrowly focussed argument on the impacts of Covid ,without providing the listeners without a fully rounded argument on all the impacts. Gould is either inept as a pundit, or patronising to the extent that his argument of end of season Origin only impacting on his de
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