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David Shepherd

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  1. Don't think anyone is bagging him for investing the money. It's the way he conducted himself that's led to the "terribly harsh" attacks. The bloke was an absolute tool Who can forgot the "feeling sorry for Fev and Bradford" speech Or the social media rants Or the drunken slanging matches Or offering fans out for a fight Or the complete lack of class And now the "it's everyone's fault but mine" routine. He is/was a grade A, cast iron, copper bottomed, gold plated cock. Feel for some of the Leigh fans who are potentially looking at starting again in League 1. There were however, plenty who took their lead from the be-suited gorrila and showed all the class he did. They can go fooey.
  2. Can you share your thoughts about Toronto? I think you might be Parky in a new frocK
  3. I'm second generation. Dad came over from the dark side having been a Wigan fan. In the pre M62 days, travelling home for a game wasn't really an option, so he started going to Fev with some mates he made at Ponte RUFC. Then he started taking me and they got into my blood. I've bled blue and white since. I sometimes curse him, but I'm usually grateful he took me to Post Office Road. I've inflicted Rovers on my kids and they're just as obsessed as I am. Sadly, I don't think there'll be many 1st generation fans, 20 years out of the top flight has gifted incomers and new fans to the other lot.
  4. Poor Degsy Not that I had much respect for the load mouthed oaf, but he might have earned a bit if he'd 'fessed up to the string of stupid errors he made on the way. The bit about liquidation is interesting and I suspect he's preparing the way for just that eventuality. Is moaning about LSV's owners also preparing Leythers for a move to a small local football ground too? Not too much sympathy for his situation, he was a complete cock on the way up. It's really difficult to not wet your pants watching him on the way down.
  5. Don't think anyone's suggesting Toulouse should have won. Leeds were clearly the better team. What Hewer did though was break Toulouse's spirit and ruined the game. It's nowhere near the first time Mr Hewer has done this. He's certainly not SL standard, nor is he Championship standard in my experience .
  6. All games are easy when the ref is favouring you. Hewer has broken Toulouse's back in this game and ruined it.
  7. Every game between a SL and Champ team officiated by this clown is the same. He sees the Champ team's infringements, but not the SL team's.
  8. Some really poor Reffing from Hewer. Has he got a blue and yellow vest on?
  9. That'd be amazing. I can see it now, it's 2022 and we're all just settling in to watch 14th v 15th in a late season game. Neither team can be relegated, neither team has a hope of winning anything. It's all set to be the most enthralling game of the season, Super League Europe are predicting record ticket sales and Sky are set to offer a big increase in TV money, such is the excitement around games like these. I think you've forgotten that we're in the entertainment industry.
  10. You're not offending us! We couldn't care less about the losers cup either. Zero the points of all three competitions. That will instantly add some excitement.
  11. Amazing entertainment. Believe it or not, there are some folk who want to get rid of this format ?
  12. Yesssssssssss Fantastic effort from London. Widnes look fairly screwed to me. They'd better get dusting off those directions to Dewsbury, Batley and Featherstone.
  13. All home wins. I know it's as a result of the incredibly tight race for the top 4, but with Fev already in the final I really can't muster much enthusiasm for this weekend's game. To be honest, if it was at Batley, I'd be more likely to go, it's a great afternoon in the sun and I'm missing their pies. There's a mini music festival at Ponte RUFC on Sunday. It's very unusual for me to miss a Rovers game, but I must admit I'm more tempted by a bit of Rock n Roll and a gallon of ale than I am by Fev v Batley.
  14. Slightly off topic Am I right in thinking that 1983/84 was the season that the 4 point try was introduced, along with the handover after the 6th tackle? Who was the last scorer of a 3 point try? It could be David Hobbs in the 83 cup final, or was there a later premiership final in those days?
  15. Doesn't all this historical footage belong to either The BBC, Sky or ITV? Think that might be the major stumbling block to getting content out there.
  16. I'm pretty sure that even the wildly enthusiastic TWP fans of this parish will know that to even be top of The Championship after two years is excellent going. I'm sure they're realistic enough to know that even if it takes 5 years to get into Super League, they'll still be doing bloody well.
  17. I'm sure they'd all go for splitting the pie 11 ways rather than 12. I think that it's massively short sighted to do so. They'll be kicking themselves when/if Toronto then go and get a TV deal that they can keep to themselves and is worth more than £2M a year.
  18. I really hope you do get promoted. But never underestimate the inability of the incumbent SL clubs (and their ventriloquist's dummy) to see beyond the end of their collective noses.
  19. We'll just have to do what we always do in times of need: Raid our feeder clubs, Batley and Dewsbury for players.?
  20. We were probably doing your forwards a favour. They were knackered after 10 mins. Sims, Bussey and Emmit in particular look like they've been super sizing it a bit too often. It's actually a classic Rowley tactic to break up the flow of a game, he's been doing it for years. You must have seen it before
  21. You could hardly tell that Brierley was playing. He's the type of player that can only operate behind a dominant pack. TWPs forwards were totally steam rollered. Some of them looked a little porky and they were all blowing after 10 mins. I think they're a bit too used to the easy life against the weaker teams. Super League teams take note: They don't like it up them.
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