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  1. Is there any way the AJ Bell can be deemed "iconic"? (Asking for a friend)
  2. It's name will be carried forth forever in the immortal phrase: "Rome wasn't built in a day... 'Unslet? Maybe."
  3. Well I'm glad this thread hasn't been locked, I've learnt a lot. Jonathan Ross got shot and there's a big whorehouse in Warrington. Are these facts in any way related?
  4. I was thinking about this the other day and came to the conclusion that the game would be better without video refs. However, our financier and piper-payer sky like the idea that the tv coverage is an important and integral part of the adjudication process and would not accept its removal.
  5. A very good point and as you say, these guidelines must exist and must be written down somewhere. I think the clubs are informed via the rules committee? I've heard Chris Chester talk about him being a representative on that. Even then, it seems his role is fairly passive in that he is informed of current interpretations and thinking. There seems to be an issue of transparency and accountability here, particularly in a professional sport where decisions cost money. I guess while ever we're willing to accept it we'll get mushroom management.
  6. Tbf, I meant specifically on this thread. Twitter and Facebook ramblings are something else. I try to avoid them.
  7. I don't think anyone's disputing that a try was awarded and the records will show that in perpetuity... but, it was a mistake according to the laws of the game as the Lino was not in play when he caught the ball and ran to the line. Most are wondering why it was allowed to stand when there was a video ref who could clearly have ruled it out but was not allowed to intervene. In the end, it made no difference to the result, so it's purely academic. It's also nice for traditional RL fans to have an axe to grind and a grudge to bear. After all, we Trin fans have not forgotten getting knocked
  8. Maybe this is the issue. I've never heard commentators use the phrase "out of play". (Not that I pay much attention to them on sky). If they refer to it as 'offside' or 'downtown', then it's fair that people assume that normal rules for offside apply.
  9. Afaik he has to wait for the next ptb. He's just out of play for that play.
  10. Downtown is slightly different again but more of an offside than the out of play. “Down town” Any player who is in front of the kicker in general play is not permitted to advance beyond the point of the previous playthe- ball until the ball has gone past the off side players. This rule delays the movement of the off side players downfield in an attempt to encircle the ball receiver as he collects the ball. it seems strange that the video ref can't judge on these things as it would be easy to adjudicate-maybe the thinking is that not all games have VR so would be unfair?
  11. Just checked, and apparently it's not the year of the wolf, in fact there is no year of the wolf.... have they been lying to us? Rat – 鼠, shǔ (子) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water) Ox – 牛, niú (丑) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Earth) Tiger – 虎, hǔ (寅) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood) Rabbit – 兔, tù (卯) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood) Dragon – 龙/龍, lóng (辰) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Earth) Snake – 蛇, shé (巳) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire) Horse – 马/馬, mǎ (午) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire) Goat – 羊, yáng (未) (Yin
  12. I like the idea, but I'm not sure it would be possible in practice. It would be interesting to trial it somewhere (usually in academies or lower leagues) but it depends on a lot of things being done right, like properly bound packs and timed feed. The opposition pack will just try to prevent the hooker touching the ball. I see a lot of reset and collapsed scrums and penalties. Where's the incentive for the defending pack to be compliant with a nice neat scrum? Do you make them uncontested? Again, the defending pack will be as loosely bound as possible for quick release if they know they won't
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