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  1. 2 hours ago, IMXIII said:

    I thought Gareth Hewer had a good game, let it flow and didn't fall for the histrionics at the play the ball; well, apart from on one occasion in the second half. I was expecting a more bad tempered game.

    Yep credit where it's due.  Good game from Mr Hewer.  A much improved referee.  I used to dread a game with him in charge, but this season he's been superb in the games I've seen, both as a fan and a neutral.  

  2. 34 minutes ago, Odsal Outlaw said:

    Really enjoyed the game last night and well done Fev! Should be a good game v York next week.

    I think the Sunday evening Sky TV slot would be great for Championship or SL in the future. I remember when we had it in the early SL days and always enjoyed it.

    As an aside I didn’t realise how many Leeds players Fev had!!  

    By my reckoning there were three.

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  3. 7 minutes ago, Trojan said:

    I certainly don't think cross Pennine games should start at this time. The M62 was busy in both directions.  It was after 10-00 when I got home.  The  optimum time from the fans' and the clubs' point of view IMO is 3-00pm on a Sunday afternoon.  Given how many Fev brought, I bet the attendance would have doubled had it been played at sensible time.  But Rupert said "jump" and as usual the RFL said "how high" Leigh & Fev are two of the better supported sides in the Championship, surely their supporters deserve better treatment than this.  And of course an earlier start cuts down of pre match drinking time, a contributory factor (IMO) to trouble.  I believe many Fev fans' coaches left at 11-00 on Sunday morning and they spent the afternoon in one or other of the Leigh hostelries.

    Just a point of totally pedantic order:

    Rupert no longer has an interest in Sky.

    But the point that he who pays the piper calls the tune still stands.

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  4. Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's game, even though we threw it away.

    York should be respected, no stars just 17 blokes with desire and a great coach. 

    I must be alone in thinking that the ref made the correct call 're the disallowed try. Pretty sure he bounced it down.

    Thought Chizzy sin bin was harsh and no worse than the York played holding down later on. You win some, you lose some.

    York is one of my favourite drinking venues. Hope we get them in the playoffs 

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  5. 17 hours ago, Kayakman said:

    Hey I looked around for ya Man!,,,must have just missed ya.  Hope you enjoyed the game.  Fev played great in the second half especially.

    We were really late. Our flight was delayed, so we didn't get to our accommodation until about 1am. We overslept and only made it to the 3 Brewers about 1/2 an hour before kick off. Sorry I missed you.

    Great game, we ran you much closer than I thought we would. Had a right laugh partying after the game.

    Got a very sore head this morning.

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  6. On 09/07/2019 at 18:02, RobertAM said:

    Friday night there's always a party for visiting fans (and Wolfpackers too!) at Northern Maverick..kicks off at 5pm - .worth a visit..

    Think I'll be far too knackered by then, but if I feel human enough after the flight I'll make one in. It looks pretty close to our apartment.

  7. 4 hours ago, RPH said:

    that must have cost a few bob, 

    It did. But it's also our holiday for the year, we're off to Niagra and then New York for a few days too.

    I'm a travel agent, so I called in a few perks and favours😉

    I also got a welcome contribution from the bank of mum and dad😁

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  8. 25 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

    I believe you!

    Hope you have a great flight...weather looks great...bring shorts and sandals!

    Excellent.  If you see a fat grey haired bloke in shorts, flip flops and a Fev shirt, with his wife and 3 teenagers in tow, that's me. I'll almost certainly have a pint (or is it 1/2 litre in Canada?) in my hand.

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  9. 9 hours ago, Kayakman said:

    Why did you have to tell them?...I was just about to have fun with this one!

    Comin to get you Fev...comin to get ya next weekend...gonna set the record straight on ya Fev.  Gonna sick the Big Bad Wolf on ya Fev.

    Steady on Kman.

    You should know by now that Fev don't play to the script.

    And Percy isn't scared of the big bad wolf.  Hope he's coming.

    I'm heading down to dirty London on Thursday to catch my flight over.  Really looking forward to it.

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  10. 2 minutes ago, gingerjon said:


    Because the ultimate reward is promotion, not just a title. It is therefore fair that the higher ranked team gets a greater reward for their performance in the league season.

    If RL teams in the top division were awash with 70,000 capacity stadiums then playing it at home venues might become relevant. Right now, it isn't. It's a deflection.

    Don't be silly.

    The higher ranked team already gets the benefit of home advantage in the earlier rounds.

    And your daft comment about 70,000 cap stadiums is the deflection.  Finals are generally played at neutral venues, which I'm sure you know, but true to form, you're being deliberately contrary.

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  11. 34 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

    Agreed. Previously it has been "finals day" with the L1 Final/L1 playoff final too. Hopefully that would work at Headingley, especially if they only initially opened the terracing of the south stand first as opposed to the seating bit at the top too.

    Last time it was there (Fev v Leigh), they didn't open the south stand.

    The crowd looked quite good on TV, since the cameras couldn't really see the south stand.

  12. 4 hours ago, leaguefan13 said:

    Saw a headline from today’s League weekly suggesting Super league could be set for a private cash injection. Not had chance to pick up a copy as yet. Anyone know what was said or is it more pie in the sky ? 

    Reading the article, Elstone has only had initial discussions.  Doubt it's worth getting excited about just yet.

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  13. 17 minutes ago, Canis Lupus said:

    If honest it's all about TWP making the final that matters for me rather than the venue. If Leigh make second or third and win that game they could have a league trip to Toronto followed by a possible trip to Toulouse and then back to Toronto. If they lose that game but make the final it would be another trip to Toronto as it stands and that IMO is a lot to ask both club and supporters. York Bradford and Fev will have a big say in it but the scenario is possible.


    It is a lot to ask in terms of travel for those teams.

    But why are the 12 UK chairmen only thinking about it now?  It was obvious to me at the start of the season that we could have an issue with this.

    A decision has been made and rightly or wrongly, they have to stick to it this year.  Change it to a neutral venue next year, then we all continue to know what we're playing for.

    I doubt many would make a final in Toronto, we'd only get one week notice and it would be difficult to arrange time off etc.  Although I'd have a bloody good go at it if we (Fev) got there. Toulouse would be fine, it only needs one night away and is often cheaper than getting a train to London.

    A switched on UK chairman would hire a big screen at the stadium for the fans to view the game on.

    Anyhow, I'm flying out to Toronto on Friday and am really looking forward to what will probably be a once in a lifetime experience.

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  14. 3 hours ago, bobbruce said:

    The Bosman ruling was a perfectly sensible ruling no matter where it came from. Before it you had a situation were players were tied to a club even if their contract had run out. So clubs would have to pay a fee for a player who didn’t actually have a contract with the selling club. 

    Oh I agree.  A club "owning" a human being and treating him as a balance sheet asset has a whiff of slavery about it, not really something that should be happening in the modern age.

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