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Everything posted by corvusxiii

  1. I remember a cc game from some years ago, Royal Navy v Lock Lane. RN were fit, organised, direct and .....That's it. No spark or depth or imagination. Saints definately have that today. York score!!,
  2. Bumped onto a guy at the pub recently saying his brother in law played rugby. We called him the coat hanger during his Fev days.
  3. Tbf Leeds played with great enthusiasm(Very quick of the line) and not a little flair. As for Cas, they didn't seem a poor side as such, more that they were lost. Lost to the point of looking unhealthy. Horrible. Knackered from changing room exchanges? Not qualified to say but as I say, it was unpleasant to watch. Not the result so much as the team performance, such as it was.
  4. First Sky match I've seen since before the Pandemic. Roofers have obstructed the dish so I'm watching 5 seconds and 10 seconds of scramble. Astonished that Darcy Bussel scored that last try. Things have changed haven't they!
  5. Big yards from HKR. 40-20 by Cas. Hull possession and penalty. Looking good for Robin's.
  6. Massive opening for HKR on their first set. Cas score on their first. More importantly Real Ale Shed is shut. Disaster!
  7. Something similar in the Cas v Salford match. Player didn't take a pass cleanly and the ball must have gone 3m back. Knock on. What does this add to the game? I won't mention the Salford Try- No Try, that's a different argument.
  8. I haven't read Leefs link. I dont have the fortitude to do so. For some of us there seems to be a constant dripping erosion of trust and credibility. I know, I know...live with it- get over it- end off. I know.
  9. First game since Cas 28-St Helens 14 March last year. No Liam Watts, so? Who will win? Who cares? The big question of these troubled times: will the Real Ale Shed be open? Unbearable Tension!
  10. Usually OurLeague has been rock solid for me but not so much last night. Occasionional interruptions/buffering but during the match I lost the icon which transmits the image to your tv. Gone! Very odd.
  11. I remember a mate saying how the new incoming 10m offside will offer more space for the attack. Mmmmm. Unintended consequences and all that.
  12. For me the interminable ruck is allowed for by the authorities in order to keep the game recognisable as RL irrespective of what it says in the rulebook. If the tacklers release the ball carrier as per the rules then most of the defence will be deeply offside at the ptb. The attack will find a retreating defence as a regular occurrence most every ptb. Or a penalty for not retreating in time. OK, the quick release could be insisted upon and then the defence can't commit across the field knowing it can't get back onside more times than not. Either way it is a big change in the character of the game. For me the wrestle is ugly and tedious but with a 10m offside the defence has to be allowed time to retire or else we're looking at something very different from what we are used to. Playing the ball with the foot might help or reducing the 10m offside. Tricky. Imo ofcourse.
  13. I remember seeing him playing for Fev when the standing joke was that as he was getting on a bit his exercise consisted of a 80 minute walk every Sunday. As I remember he would charge in, turn in the tackle and pop the ball out to whoever he fancied. Now he was unlikely to knock anyone out of the way and go 50m but at the same time the defence could not stop the turn and pass to a team set up for just this option. For all the off field chuntering about his age it worked!
  14. My Samsung tablet mirrors the screen via WiFi using the 'smartview' icon. Always been solid for me.
  15. Do we think that the ball carrier lunging forward to gain a yard causes a lot of problems at the ptb? It forces the markers to engage because the ref is unlikely to penalise for walking off the mark and then a nothing penalty for interference.
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