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Everything posted by MyMrsWouldPreferSinfield

  1. He is literally the official NRL 5/8th of the year 2017. I.e he is the Dally M 5/8th of the year 2017. Similar to how SL has the Dream Team.
  2. He was 5/8th of the year 2017. The only risk Wire have taken is on keeping him fit not his ability. Whoever says different doesn't know his a rse from his elbow.
  3. Five minutes ago you were complaining that we didn't replace Peacock & Leuluai.... You do realise that those two were both late 20's when we got them and they went on to become legends at the club staying almost 10 seasons..... Peacock was a few weeks away from his 38th birthday when he was again in the SL Dream Team. For a Leeds fan you do like moaning about them. Give Sinfield a chance to do his job. Prior is arguably the best defensive prop in the NRL year after year. Moan if he doesn't play well, not 2 months before the first game!
  4. To be fair I would be a little embarrassed going through if they got disqualified!
  5. Maybe not alone, but the overwhelming majority are hoping for a Fev win. Isn't that what we like over here, we love the underdog. Ignoring the entire debate regarding the merits of the value of either side on SL (as directed at the top of the thread) most fans I've interacted with are chuffed for Fev and the run they have been on. In the same way London and latterly Salford have been everyone's second team this year too. Unless you're a pie fan, everyone will be cheering for Salford this week.
  6. The entire Rugby League community wants Fev to win, that might just spur them on to something special. Your flawed logic can be applied to 2018 and that didn't work out did it. Thank god sport doesn't follow such simplistic logic. Game of the season in the making. I cannot wait!
  7. Geez I feel sorry for Gale, if you believe half the posts he's finished! Why is he a crock all of a sudden? He was the best 7 in SL, England's first choice, Dream Team 3 or 4 years on the bounce and Man of Steel! He is not so much reliant on his athletic ability but rather what is between his ears. Unless he breaks down, which we have no reason to believe he will, then why would he not return at the same standard? Widdop at Wolves is a much bigger gamble (one which I'd still go for) as he is more reliant on his physical attributes, is also the wrong side of 30 and does have somewhat of a fragile body. If Cas are happy with the fee, great. World/International class halves don't grow on trees. I see no reason why Gale wont have the same effect on Leeds that Hardaker did on Cas in 17, Barba on Saints 18 and Hastings did this year at Salford.
  8. It is a perfect storm for Salford, I honestly think it could be their year. Only Saints have excelled this year and anything can happen in 80 minutes as the CC final demonstrated. Lui must be hurting if Salford do the business especially given every fan of every team (apart from Saints & Pies) is willing them on. There are not many cowards on a RL pitch but Lolohea comes across as one. He really is scared to get stuck in to tackle. That said he has very very silky hands, much better than any Leeds player including Lui. He really didn't get much of a chance at Leeds and I am hoping he continues to do well.
  9. Leeds have spent big on two players last season, Hurrell and Merrin. Hurrell is in the dream team and Merrin's collective stats show he was as good as any big forward in SL. Martin is also a great recruit. Apart from his debut when he was like a rabbit in headlights, he just doesn't miss kicks. Gale, pre injury, was the best English 7 and the best 7 in SL bar none! He was first choice for England and in the dream team for 3 or 4 consecutive years! He is not a Steve Ward with great talent but a body that cannot cope with the sport, he has simply had two back to back bad injuries. He is not a big runner, so he is the type to go on for another 3 years easy. If he comes back 90% Leeds have still got the best 7 in SL and the fee suggested is a snip!
  10. There are two quotas, irrespective of the foreign quota you have the home grown quota. He will count on that.
  11. Surely the audio is collected from pitch side microphones not the individual commentators, I thought that was a given..... If it's on TV it is at the behest of Sky surely. I'm immune to it now but have always thought it was the catalyst to the atmosphere so I don't mind it.
  12. Super saver off peak with packed lunch egg butties and your rola cola. Enjoy the game!
  13. So is being so tight fisted you start a thread to complain about ticket prices being more than you pay at the council house you call home. Whilst Leeds have not delivered on field this year, they had good intentions for delivering to their fans by spending big bringing in marquee players. Hull didn't. The fans pay for such expenditure. It has been a common theme from Hull supporters for quite some time to moan that little is invested in their squad. Maybe write to Adam Pearson and ask him to increase ticket prices so you can compete with larger clubs spending power. Alternatively dust off the wallet, come and enjoy the new facilities, watch your high flying birds give the not so mighty Leeds a likely drubbing and stop moaning that it's cost you an extra fiver! If I'd guess, you'll be driving over the M62 at 56mph because that is your cars optimum fuel economy and to hell with everyone else on the road!
  14. Realistically Leeds is such a large city they can get away with charging more because of a larger pull of fans, a little bit naughty but every club charges the most they can get away with. It also helps being the most successful club in a generation with the majority of tickets in brand new modern facilities. Prices are also defined pre season, when it was expected they would be challenging for the playoffs..... Spent a few weeks getting nose bleeds in 3rd OF and you're getting all cocky looking down at the relegation fodder! Isn't the KCOM a council house? I guess most fans will feel right at home.
  15. What are Salford fans thinking of Lolohea? He had another couple of assists last night.
  16. I totally agree regarding the fear of relegation but even from the outside you can see certain things are not right. A professional, experienced and competent director of rugby conducts his business with much more grace and in a much timelier fashion. You see it in the NRL all the time, they swap and change players under contract quite easily. Parcel was a Dream Team player 18 months ago, is young and not injury prone. We shipped him on when it suited us. It is hardly a stretch to think if we wanted to do the same in the off season we could. Garbutt, whilst not a silky prop, is the best meter maker in the entire comp, bar none. If he is a lazy bad attitude trainer he should be managed. That is what managers do. Mistake. Myler is literally stealing a living but as pointed out, fear of failure keeps him in the side. Mistake You can keep loading up the examples of Albert, Donaldson, Crosby, Briscoe etc.... So so many players brought in that are relegation or championship standard. Just because he said it is going to take time does not give him protection from not making progress. If you simply break it down to players in and players out, do we have a better squad now or before he arrived?
  17. What choice did he have with Furner? He gave Hetherington the ultimatum, him or me. Very amateurish. He is making desperate decisions that should have been made much earlier and with much more thought. For example, if Parcel was surplus to requirements he could have been shipped out in the off season rather than be a bit player and then used as a makeweight for Martin. Lui is a late in the season panic buy and is not of the quality of a top top side which must be the remit for the largest and most successful club in the competition. He is now tied to the club for some time. The kids that are meant to be the new generation that will apparently take us to the promised land are not getting that much game time but rather we keep persisting with the 'experienced players' not delivering like Myler. I am not saying it is easy, I am not saying he is not doing his best, however from the outside looking in he is absolutely adding to the problem.
  18. Sinfield must surely be under pressure now. Leeds walked out with an arrogance last night like they were top of the league and had it handed to them. So little heart in the team it's scary. So so far removed from the last generation. Where are the leaders shouting from the rooftops..... Where is the biff man that wants it so bad he gets the players and the crowd going.... Agar feeds us, ohh the passion and desire is there. It was, but they were wearing KR shirts.
  19. I made the mistake of thinking the extra intent from the ex Rhinos boys would not come in to play as all players are in a livelihood scrap; what a mistake I made. You certainly could not question Maguire and his two finger salute to Hetherington's cheque book. Great business getting in Myler! Myler made ONE carry making ONE metre, he did manage to make 4 errors though! Send the useless idiot to Fev, it might wake up the arrogant plonker. Garbutt arguably had his best game for Rovers, the man that cannot do big minutes carried the ball more than anyone else on the pitch, made nearly 200 metres, 58 more than any Leeds player! Parcel had another blinder, scoring again. Keinhorst even got in on the act busting a handful of tackles, breaking the line a couple of times and assisting one. Dwyer and Hurrell with yet more 'for every good thing we'll do a bad thing' performance. New boy Martin solid but unspectacular until the sharp shooting kicking extraordinaire starts missing kicks my 13 year old basset hound could nail. Ohh what a shambles.
  20. Amazing what a bit of confidence does. You really do get the impression the Leeds players are looking up not down now. The ex Leeds lads will absolutely be out to prove a point although with both sets of players potentially threatened with relegation amended contracts players should not lack motivation. Headingley will be absolutely bouncing, plenty going on before the game and the Robins often travel well too. It will be the first game since the stadium has been fully opened which will have a positive aura about the place and be close to capacity. Queue Hicks and this year's SL mantra of 4th down can be relegated to spoil the party. Should be a cracker. Free flowing game Leeds to win well or a scrappy, stop start, penalty driven game KR pinch by 2.
  21. No rule change; agreed. Not quite true on the negativity.... but I get what you mean. Taking two is not always negative, it's all about game management and playing the percentages for me. Sinfield won many a game, especially come the business end, poor weather, championship RL with scoreboard pressure 2 points. It's more than 2 points in such games as the scoreboard pressure is just that; forcing teams to play expensive rugby in conditions that dont suit it just to catch up. They then often cough up the ball. It's intrinsic to the game and good players/teams exploit it when it's right to do so. I see it as good or bad game management and no rule change needed.
  22. Good topic. I think Wire cost themselves the game last week with terrible game management 'taking the 2' and didn't play the conditions at all. It was literally perfect RL conditions and whilst maybe the first 2 were warranted those after, certainly not. Saints played the conditions and run the ball. Grand Final conditions are totally different as the conditions are not often conducive to expansive footy. I appreciate the point entirely, however, all things considered most games are well managed and the 2 points are only taken occasionally to apply scoreboard pressure. I've seen plenty of low scoring, nip and tuck, tense thrillers not to be concerned.
  23. I know you're just poking the Wire fans really, but they did dominate for large parts as you say. They made poor choices kicking for two when conditions were perfect for expansive rugby. Saints benefited from the yellow card too, as well as few dubious decisions. It doesn't take much to swing a game against the play. Anyway, I dont know what all the fuss is about, everyone knows the Rhinos will win it from 5th again! Seriously though, best two teams in the league this year by a mile.
  24. Wire were dominant no question, they just thought they should play Grand Final nip and tuck rugby and forgot it's a dry track and not early October. Add to that the charmed 2019 life Saints seem to have and we get tonight's game.
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