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RobLambert

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  1. I'll answer that - not letting Toulouse enter the competition this year with everything going off. We'll lose to Toulouse in the final. It will be close but they'll come through due to having a fresher full strength squad against our depleted squad who have played twice as many games. We constantly go on about the game going down the pan yet It makes itself look foolish. Come to think of it the last ridiculous decision was to allow Toronto to play against part time teams. That also ended up with us hammering every other team (with a rightful place) but being #### on.
  2. Yep. Just gives us something else in the forwards. Involved in everything when he plays and rarely has a quiet game. Good hands and good feet - as they say. Well one good foot at the minute....
  3. I saw him at the Toulouse game on crutches with his ankle / foot in plaster. Before that he was at Wembley and I may be wrong but seemed to be walking ok. So looks like he's had some sort of op. I assume thats it for the season but you never know ?
  4. Yes I do understand the issue regarding players having other jobs but thanks for pointing it out. Your post though referred to taking only 20% of this squad 'if we had ambitions of staying in SL' so we both know you were meaning quality of players - not availability.
  5. Yeah got to agree. I appreciate spelling might not bother some but the wrong picture ?? What next ? a headline 'Rovers re-sign Mal Meninga' ?
  6. That really depends if you are talking about a squad such such as say.....Fev or...... York There's some very average players in SL. Especially when you look at fringe players in the lower half of the table. 20% would mean that only 6 of our squad could make a SL squad. So (accepting that there would need to be strengthening in places) who do you think from Hall, Gale, Holmes, Hardcastle, Chizzy, Brown, Bussey, Jones, Parata, Halton, Moors, Day, Harrison and one or two others couldn't get a SL gig ?
  7. You sure about that ? Nobody cares any more mate. Just a couple of us dare to question it when the RFL sh*t on us from a great height once again. We've become institutionalised. Collectively I'm not sure we want promotion. Anyway on a positive note isn't Blackmore available again this week following the last excessive punishment.
  8. You are still not listening to what people are saying. It is the severity of the punishment that some of us are questioning. Although most seem to be accepting that quite well.
  9. Do you think a £10,000 fine is appropriate ? - never mind the potentially more damaging points deduction (and a player ban) ? I doubt that the same fine would have been handed out to any other club in this division - but thats not a view supported by many of us. Also had this been a premiership football club (and there were many examples of clubs breaking the rules eg Liverpool players celebrating after winning the title) then the equivalent fine for them would have been more like £10,000,000. That just wouldn't happen.
  10. I'm glad someone else was thinking that - whether in jest or not. You can look at it in different ways but if Rovers had won then even the RFL wouldnt have had the balls to take 2 points of us the next day. Anyway when are the other 11 players starting their 10 day bans. During the play offs ?
  11. I have to agree with just about about everything that has been said. Particularly that we know we can be much better. With the ball it just seemed that we didn't know whether to stick or twist at times. The one and only time we were incisive near the Toulouse line we scored the best try of the game Toulouse never ripped us apart with the ball as they have every other team. Defensively in the main we were very good yet disappointingly all 4 tries were soft. The other thing worth mentioning is that whilst we were getting giddy about players returning we still had Chizzy, Dagger, Blackmore, Springer, Day, Bussey and Minns unavailable / missing. As far as I'm aware Toulouse we at full strength.
  12. Err...... well if you've got injuries you can't rest players
  13. I'm one of the more ill informed supporters but even I have guessed that Day and Bussey may well be ####ed for the season so for that reason alone this signing makes sense. Who knows how it'll go but he might just rise to the challenge. At his best he does take some stopping but at the very least he's an extra body for the run-in.
  14. Yep. Was just thinking that. Believe it or not.....
  15. Are part time players with jobs outside of the game in a position to make that choice irrespective of what the club is allowed / wants to do. FT teams are in an entirely different position which is why London had to forfeit. We're comparing apples with pears.
  16. Your comment here is trying to back up your initial statement which said we took advantage of the rules. Totally different to how you've worded it above.
  17. What about C*s not being able to get a team together before and after Wembley. But on the big day they were all all either fit or didnt have to isolate. Whether or not that comes from a backward thinking conspiracist - its all a bag of sh*te.........
  18. Was that their choice ?
  19. I know injury news isn't widely available but I thought Fergie was due back soon. Has he had a relapse ? Is Bussey definitely out for the season ? He seemed to be walking ok at Wembley ? (Although i know if he needs an op or whatever it doesnt mean he has to be hobbling about on crutches). Maybe the club should start a subscription injury news channel........
  20. Sadly we never saw anything like our full squad fit /available at the same time. Seems a long time ago that we were discussing our best 17 and Websters selection headaches. Anyway for what its worth I would have played Chizzy at prop rather than leave him out of the 17.
  21. 1. Lockwood 2. Davies 3. Doyle. Lets have a whip-round for some driving lessons and a cheap runaround for him. This kids got some potential. That shimmy is John Ferguson 1985 ish
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