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  1. Be interesting to see how Edwards goes at 17 in the champ, he's as good a talent thats come through our system in 20 year, described as generational by Agar, Fields a good player, been a 6 all through the community game and our youth teams but moving to backrow this season.
  2. Duffy leaving was the best thing that could of happened to Fev...Led to Ryan Carr coming in who is several levels above Duffy and better than most SL coaches imo. Watching Carrs Fev, you could just tell you were watching a very well coached team...Exciting rugby played within a good structure.
  3. Siddal do a fantastic job develping young players, there Holroyd, Smithies team of a few year ago and the u15 Edwards, Gannon team are two of the best age grade community teams in recent history... but Quick mention for Batley Boys for there part in develping Levi Edwards, he played for them before joining Siddal, he was already regarded as a super talent before he went to Siddal at the start of his u15 season.
  4. Agree 100%, horrible rule that now has players more concerned with fighting to keep possession rather than looking to make yards after contact or looking for an offload, rubbish rule change.
  5. Good to hear, thought he'd be a great signing for you's. His go forward has always been excellent, for a big lad he's a good athlete.
  6. Hows Tyler Dupree going for you? Always rated him in our Academy, was sad to see him leave.
  7. Well done, but you dont need to of been to the games to know the teams. 1999 we played saints without the same lineup, Harris on the bench, no Mcdermott, Blackmore or Powell, 3 days after the final, against 13 men. Cant have it both ways, if your being clever with your nuanced wording ' leeds cup winning side' then that wasnt it. How about the rest period inbetween games? or the playing against a man down for the majority of the game?...Were they the same? Am i , or anyone else for that matter, allowed to have any emotion after our teams have played poorly? Or are we all drama queens if we do?
  8. Yeah ok, you worded it like that deliberately, lets pretend you didnt forget about the saints game... Even allowing for your nuanced wording, did all the other cup winning teams over those 40+ years, field the same team selection in there next game after winning the cup? The answers no, so your points invalid immediately. Replacing nuance for context, lets say we class last night as our first proper game after winning the cup...Did all the other cup winning teams have 9 days between winning the cup and there next game, the answers no. Did all the other cup winning teams play against 12 men for 50 mins, the answers no. In summary, what happened after cup finals over those 40+ years is irrelevant to last nights game. I thought we were extremely poor last night, i was angry with our performance, so what? Im happy with the direction the clubs heading, we'rgoing well in the big picture, but as a stand alone performance, last night peeved me off, are we not allowed a bit of emotion if we think our teams played rubbish? Agar seemed angry aswel He must be a drama queen aswel is he?
  9. Il be anything i please Thanks for the history lesson, not quite the next game we played though.
  10. Cas played well, Leeds were utter rubbish. Dont think iv ever been so angry after a win.
  11. There was an oppurtunity there, men outside Smith to go through hands. Exactly what Gale was saying to Smith under the sticks (if my lip reading skills are up to scratch) Smith ruined it by taking an option that wasnt needed, and executing that bad option poorly.
  12. The refs giving Leeds everything imo, unfortunately we'r playing that badly, we havnt taken advantage of it. Good to see Gale getting into Smith, stupidity like that deserves calling out, had loads of men outside him to go through hands, idiotic play...Id bench him for rest of the game, but thats why id make a rubbish coach!
  13. New assistant coach at Leeds from next season, good hire for the Rhinos?
  14. Credit to Hull for turning up on such short notice and being right in the game until the couple of late trys. Thought they played well, first time iv seen the young lad Brown play...Was very impressed, he looks a good player. Cameron Scott is a quality young center, this games another example of why i absolutely hate it when young Centers are 'Eased' into first grade on the wing, its ancient coach thinking from decades ago...Kicking games are so much better and tactical these days that even experienced, natural wingers get bombed to death...A young lad who's naturaly a centers got no chance...Hopefully his confidence dosnt take a knock. Scott at center, Fonua at wing
  15. Its highly likely the player pool would increase because theres 1 more academy taking players on. Harrison cant force clubs to run an Academy, I totally agrre with you that clubs should be forced to run them at superleague level, but thats a different discussion and not something Harrison can control. I also doubt his Academy would be getting all the best players
  16. He thinks theres going to be less and less clubs running Academys going forward, so he claims its to try to keep as many youngsters in the game as possible. Does it really matter if he makes money out of it? If his potential Academy was offering more chances, or better chances for young players to have a career in the game...I couldnt care less if he makes a profit.
  17. Think this is what Craig Harrison is trying to set up, an independent Scholorship/Academy that will play against the clubs but not linked to any club, he would then have a selection process for clubs to draft players from his Academy. Seems a pretty good idea on the surface.
  18. Looking forward to seeing Kilner at super league level, big lad with a lot of go forward. Think he could develop into a good one
  19. Yeah Jamel Chisholm, he was lightning, won one of the fastest man comps. He had a year where he was scoring for fun in the 20's, over 20 trys in sumthing like 14 games, got a couple of loans but never made Leeds first team.
  20. Yeah Albert won it one year, think Craig Calvert from Whitehaven was second and a lad called David Doherty from Leeds Academy, who went over to union, was 3rd
  21. Id agree with Handley over 100m from the Leeds squad, id take Newman over 40/50 m
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