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  1. You know the award isn't 'young player of the year' right? Who would you nominate from RL instead? Many congratulations to Caitlin
  2. It was this year. So what exactly was the point of GB returning? Any ideas what it's given us that England etc wouldn't? Other than the nice shirt?
  3. 10:30pm on a Saturday night is hardly prime time, but I do get the point. Sunday lunchtime would be good like they do during the SL play-offs but obviously not all of the games have finished by then. Maybe a Monday evening on BBC2
  4. I haven't seen anyone saying the name or the kit is responsible for the results. That's just daft. But one year out from an ashes tour, and two from a home world cup, it was absolutely crazy to think about ditching the England 'brand'. It's a reasonable argument that the 'GB' brand doesn't really appear to resonate down under in the way it perhaps used to. Apart from the nostalgic middle aged and above part of the RL community, I'm not convinced it resonates here either. I mean really, what exactly was the point aside from a trip down memory lane? It's time to bin it. They'd have done better having a really simple international series with England, Wales and France rotating versus NZ, Tonga and PNG for three weeks. Most of the players were down there anyway after the 9s. But hey, we had a nice kit.
  5. Do the England women's team already have fixtures lined up next year? Would be great to have the PNG team over or maybe even the Jillaroos for an ashes test series of their own. Would be good to build demand for the women's game in its own right ahead of the world cup though. We do tend to rely on double headers a lot but I think we'd be capable of getting decent crowds at the likes of Cas, Wire/Saints, Leeds etc without a main event to follow. A warm up double header somewhere like York does sound good though.
  6. I imagine it'll take something fairly drastic for this to happen. Look how many times the government had to threaten the FA before they started to do something about their governance structures. Turkeys don't vote for Christmas so the RFL are unlikely to trigger anything off their own back
  7. The biggest thing for me is getting back to picking players in their actual positions and picking players who are in form. That means Bennett leaves. Sinfield et al is probably a separate discussion, questionable qualifications for their roles but it's not really clear what they do. Agree with the players you mention being 'put out to pasture'. Although I'd like to see some younger players push on and get in ahead of them on merit. With Hodgson a lot depends on how we want to see England play. His style works fine when it's safety first, slowly slowly catchy monkey, but as we don't have too many line breakers or dominant forwards, we're reliant on our hooker to get us quick play-the-balls for the extra space. As Hodgson can't pass off the floor and doesn't seem to organise the players around him too well, it just slows everything down. A good season from Clarke should see Hodgson lose his spot. Roby is still our best hooker but I don't see him doing 80 minutes at international level for two more seasons and would rather have a younger lively backup if we've got one. It's difficult to judge the rest this early if we pick on form though. Can Johnstone stay fit? Can Connor stick to a position and find form? Can Widdop show he has more to his game than a pass and a high kick? Can any youngsters kick on and demand selection? Just feels like we've wasted a year though to be honest, all a bit depressing.
  8. Once you get past the pathetic childish ones (how much do you weigh etc) there are quite a few pertinent questions on there which, frankly, should have been asked/answered long before now. Some which it's a shame the RL media don't appear to have pushed him and his colleagues on as much as they perhaps should
  9. I must admit it's spine-tingling thinking back to that. Never experienced an atmosphere like it before, even on TV, in any sport. Can't think of anything that comes close
  10. It's not really that simple. How many alternatives are there really? Sure it would be great if we could just rock up at an Anfield, Old Trafford, Etihad etc but as the big games at those grounds previously have shown, even with heavily discounted tickets RL fans still don't show up in numbers. Leeds have the benefit of Elland Road in the same city but it's obviously not the same for St Helens. A full house in an RL stadium on a Saturday evening without having to discount the tickets or pay out to a football club (if any even have a stadium available) seems like a far more sensible approach to me. Looking forward to it. The Souths game a few years back was a great night in spite of the result.
  11. Home one would have looked better with the new SL logo (coloured in red) where the Kx logo is but I like them. The away one especially. Simple but smart designs
  12. Both squads named now... St.Helens 19 man squad: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. LMS, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 20. Jack Ashworth, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote. Warrington’s 19 man squad: Sitaleki Akauola, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Ben Westwood
  13. That podcast doesn't exactly fill you with confidence about the competence of the RLIF over recent years. Interesting listen, hopefully things work out in Argentina
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