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  1. That Harris ‘fight’. Hardly Kelvin Skerrett at his infamous “Superman” best was it? Or Morley, Cullen, McDermott, Cowie and Co.....Some of the players of the past would have been allowed to play in about three games a season these days.
  2. Ha, ha. My original (mild) descriptive word has been auto changed to "annoying person". You live and learn....
  3. Re: Pauli Pauli, what a annoying person getting a ban playing in a friendly. He might have made the difference with Fev, as even when not fully fit he is difficult to stop near the line. Now we'll never know.
  4. Echoing Acaster Knights’s point, being stuck amongst the Cas lot wasn’t much fun. I’ve been watching York for over 40 years and I’m no shrinking violet, but it is a depressing experience too listen to vile language, moronic chanting and the sad realisation for that a number of RL fans are barely literate, myopic foul-mouthed filth. If that’s what they are like at a friendly I’d hate to see them at a match that mattered. I love League, but the “family game” image died years ago. Much as I dislike the ‘old school’ in Union, it’s a hell of a lot more welcoming game. My boy played RL at a good junior level for Siddal and represented Yorkshire at Union. As a League man I hate to say it was darn site pleasanter going to the Union clubs that the RL ones’ where even at junior level abuse, referee intimidation and an undercurrent of violence was often bubbling under. Back to yesterday, I think I’d rather stay in the Championship than suffer that every week.
  5. Well let’s see if new half backs make a difference or if we still execute that scintillating strategy of five drives and an aimless kick that served us so well last year.
  6. Indeed good luck to him. He always seemed to try, but to me he never seemed much of a threat with ball in hand for a big winger. Seldom broke the line and he doesn’t really have a step. But then we’re hardly the greatest team at creating space for wingers. Him and Dixon didn’t get much quality ball last year thanks to our turgid game plan. Let’s hope this season is different.
  7. Monday night. Really! Doubt if I’ll be there due to work commitments. I hope this is a one-off. RL really is run by idiots.
  8. Seems a decent signing, but I believe we still need more forwards. Wafer-thin cover at present if anyone gets injured - we’ve got three hookers, but only four props and, what, four seasoned second rows/loose forwards and a young lad. Unless I’ve missed someone?? And, sorry, great player though he once was, I don’t want to see one-legged Cuthbertson as another forward. Here’s hoping.
  9. As others have said he needs to play like he did in the second half of the season because in the first he was pretty ordinary - unless you count conceding more than his fair share of penalties as being extraordinary. He was also absolutely shattered in many matches so you’re only going to get half a game from him. I’d still like to see a couple of young, mobile 80 minute forwards in the mix.
  10. Some great names. One or two before my time. I do remember big George. He looked like he should have been jumping off a Viking long boat and ransacking a few monasteries.
  11. Matongo and Pauli Pauli - we’re certainly adding some size!! Have we ever had a player as large as Pauli Pauli? I wonder how the likes of Trevor Hooper would look like next to him? Sorry, but it’s a “no” to me on Cuthbertson. His knee/knees are shot and he should call it a day and free up a squad number. Only way I’d change this view is if he’s working for the club in a different capacity and his registration costs very little then I’d keep him in case of emergencies. Whose next Fordy? Taumalolo and Fisher-Harris would do nicely.
  12. Matongo is a unit and very mobile. Very happy with this. More of the same please!!
  13. So long as it’s not Mick Morgan or Dave Dunkerly. Given the recruitment policy twelve months ago that might have been a distinct possibility.
  14. Good to see we’re not creating a ‘Dad’s Army‘ team like last year, though given pretty much everyone seems to be a back more of last years’ squad must be leaving - which of Dixon, Bass, Salter, Dow-Nikau, BJB, O’Hagen, I wonder? Isn’t is about time Cuthbertson announced his retirement? The statement he should have made two years’ ago. “Solid” rather than “Box Office” is how I’d describe the squad so far. Still waiting for those big, bruising forwards....Thompson, good player though he is, isn’t one of those. Fingers crossed some of the the next few announcements tick this box....
  15. Thompson’s a start, but we need at least two more props (assuming Dixon signs). I’m guessing Porter will sign, so I wonder who else in the second row? Exiting tones (I hope). Bit strange that a player as good as Nick Rawsthorne is now playing for a local ‘Fax RU club in about the 6th or 7th tier. I think he’s had enough of RL.
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