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Jinking Jimmy

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  1. Whitehaven have announced they will be hosting a special Christmas lunch at the LEL Arena. The event, which is free of charge, will be for those who would otherwise be lonely on Christmas Day. The invitation is extended to anybody who contacts the club via social media, or through the club office before 23rd December. In a statement, the club said: “Christmas is a joyous time for most of us however for some it can be a time where they feel isolated. “This year, Whitehaven RLFC are going to be putting on a Christmas lunch at the LEL Arena, free of charge, for anyone who wishes to spend a few hours in the company of others that are in a similar position of not having anyone to share the day with. “We will be putting together a Christmas lunch for anyone who contacts the club, via its social media pages, club office or through another means possible by Thursday the 23rd of December.” Well done Whitehaven, a great gesture!
  2. It’s true that Smith wasn’t good last season but he played behind a pack that was very rarely dominant and under a coach whose methods and team selection were strange to say the least. Let’s not write him off yet.
  3. I accept what you say about the wow factor but I don’t think anybody else could be that bad!
  4. In 2012 St.Helens signed Alex Walmsley, a 22 year old prop, with Championship but no Super League experience, from Batley. I think he’s done more than ok. I’m not saying Silva, who only has Academy experience, will turn out to be anything near as good but let’s hope that somebody in the know has spotted some real potential.
  5. Check out the Manly Facebook page; the comments there suggest otherwise.
  6. One of the most annoying players of recent times but one who you wished had played for your team. Good luck to him.
  7. Don’t bother asking a question if you don’t want a response.
  8. Did Kristian Woolf play rugby league at any level? He played for South’s Magpies in Brisbane between 1996 and 1997 but has been just a bit more successful as a coach than Kieran Cunningham who played nearly 500 games for St.Helens. Great players don’t always make great coaches and sometimes the best coaches never played the game at the top level. Will Matt Peet turn out to be a great coach? Only time will tell.
  9. It must be very difficult for a referee to spot a 6ft 5ins, 18 stone player moving off the mark.
  10. In a game in 2007 Bradford Bulls, coached by Steve McNamara, were beating Wigan 30-6 but lost 30-31. Maybe this result gets that monkey off his back.
  11. This Wigan performance wasn’t great but was much better than of late so credit where credit is due. Wigan took what few chances they had and their defence was excellent. It’s a pity that the Sky crew seemed to place more emphasis on a poor Castleford display rather than an improved one by Wigan.
  12. It’s nothing to do with Wigan not winning every game or every trophy, more about a top club which traditionally has some of the best attendances being in decline.
  13. Cannot argue about the comment about Oledski. He looks a bit special.
  14. In my opinion Wigan should replace Lam immediately with O’Loughlin and Leuluai for the remainder of the season. It doesn’t make sense to carry on like this and although there aren’t many games left it might just kick-start an improvement.
  15. Fifty-nine year old Dean Bell would be an upgrade on the Thornley rumour.
  16. I must admit that I hadn’t thought about the possibility of, for example, a Wigan referee being a supporter of another club. Another twist to this is former referee Colin Morris who I believe was a Huddersfield society member but came from St.Helens. I don’t know if he ever refereed Huddersfield but was definitely in charge for several St.Helens games which, by the way, didn’t always result in a win for them.
  17. If that’s the case don’t have a Wigan or Huddersfield referee officiating at a Wigan or Huddersfield game and so on.
  18. I’m aware of that because, for example, Steve Ganson must have refereed St.Helens on several occasions. The point I’m trying to make is, why put referees in this situation? Hull KR we’re convincing winners last night with a 12 point margin but imagine the outcry had Wigan been in a position to win the game in the last minute and had done so by scoring a try from a forward pass not spotted by the WIGAN referee.
  19. I agree with you but human nature tends to take over as is shown by the criticism of referees on this forum. Had last night’s results been reversed we could have had accusations of bias.
  20. Last night’s game between Salford and Huddersfield was refereed by Chris Kendall of the Huddersfield Referee’s Society and the game between Hull KR and Wigan was refereed by Liam Moore of the Wigan Referee’s Society. I’m not suggesting that any referee is biased towards or against any team but surely for these games it would have made more sense for these appointments to have been reversed so as to avoid any such accusation.
  21. Let’s put it this way. If he didn’t see it from where he was stood then he shouldn’t be doing the job. I think we’ll have to agree to disagree.
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