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  1. Is Woolf handling recruitment (now) for next season, given he's off contract? Or is someone else doing it? With so many players coming off contract somebody needs to start tieing them down before they all disappear.
  2. Isn't the population of Batley bigger that the population of Castleford and about 3 times the population of Featherstone?
  3. My mother's from Batley but I hope Toulouse get in.
  4. Well we all have different opinions about the relative strengths of different players but you can't impose your beliefs on the Head Coach, who's continuation in the job depends on his success on the field. More French teams in the comp. makes it more credibly a European Super League and that must increase the chances of financial backing and tv coverage. Higher profile should translate to increased participation (at all levels) and ultimately, higher standards. French International success, would do wonders, for the development push.
  5. Getting more French teams into SuperLeague raises the profile of the game, over there (and over here in my opinion) and that should increase interest and ultimately, bring more participants into the game. Having a winning French team will do even more. Any French players dropped down to Elite 1 because they can't hold their own in SuperLeague strengthens the Elite 1 competition. The presence of another French SuperLeague team will raise the aspirations of all Elite 1 players who may come to believe there are more opportunities for them to achieve SuperLeague status and thereby r
  6. It was something special, wasn't it? Another addition to my great memories archive. How is it that their commentators, add so much to (enhance) the show, whereas ours seem so despondent, by comparison.
  7. Hope he's fit. There's a player with the potential to entertain.
  8. Nope. Didn't work, but thanks for trying. Interestingly, it doesn't happen all the time. I'll have a look at my settings (but don't know where to start). Cheers,
  9. Lol. You monkey. You dragged me off another thread then, thinking you'd provided the solution for me.
  10. Steady on 'Arry. In my opinion Eddie Waring was a complete disaster.
  11. Can you help me understand what's happening here? When i click on this link i get a grey panel with the message ''Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension''. So whatever that means i can't see the content. Any idea how to get me past this block?
  12. Oh mate, I was just thrilled to be there, in such a famous place, learning about the game, rubbing shoulders with RL people and in Nikau one of the best players of his generation. I met Maurice Bamford, the then G.B. coach, somewhere along the line too (although at another coaching course venue I think) and he asked me (since I was Welsh) if I'd only played R.U. up to that point. I of course answered ''yes''. He said ''so you've never met an angry man then?'' LOL. We hit it off straight away.
  13. Well if you're right, don't blame me. I'm just an innocent bystander.
  14. Oh bug ger me, is that what its about, I had no inkling that this was about trans-gender issues. Can anyone supply more details about what this is about? Why would the sanitary product manufacturer's have any objections, or negative opinions (or even care) if a particular section of the community wanted to use them?
  15. My goodness, that does seem a bit extreme. I'd never heard of anything like that, thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.
  16. This news is potentially heartbreaking. I watched my first live pro' game on a gloriously sunny day, at the Willows when I was sixteen and saw David Watkins break the record for the number of goals kicked in a season, playing along with his minder, Colin Dixon. I was completely hooked. Played there myself about 10 years later and got completely stuffed. My only consolation was collecting the bonus for making most tackles.
  17. Good luck! I have a softspot for Oldham too. I did my level 2 coaching award there, donkeys years ago. (Tawera Nikau was on it too). I was hoping to meet Andy Goodway, who was enrolled but didn't get there. All the best.
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