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M j M

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  1. Firstly referees haven't changed their style, this is some sort of delusion. But if they had, it wouldn't have come from Sky.
  2. Sorry, I was being polite, probably wasn't worth it. Sky buy TV rights, agree major structure changes and pay tens of millions of pounds for it. And they move fixtures to suit their schedules. They don't get involved in rule changes and are not on the phone to Elstone every week demanding he bows to their demands.
  3. I think you've got an rather twisted (and utterly incorrect) view of how much involvement Sky have in the running of the game.
  4. Rugby League requires the referee to make a decision on almost every tackle though - the player on player contact, holding down and offside require constant assessment and monitoring, and on each tackle there's up to 26 players spread 360 degrees around the ref who are looking to gain an advantage which the three officials don't see or don't judge worthy of penalising. It's a huge workload compared to a football referee.
  5. "More Marketing" is a rather more complex idea than some posters would have us believe.
  6. The only time tickets haven't been available on the day for a Leeds home game since 1990 (other than for WCC and ignoring last season) was the 1998 home league game when capacity was limited to 18,000. It just hardly ever happens. I think you are (being charitable) misremembering events - being unable to change ends was a sign of a big crowd but not of a sellout.
  7. Which brings us back to exploiting our facilities all year round not just on gameday.
  8. No you don't. That has literally, and unfortunately, never been a problem in British Rugby League.
  9. Just listen to the reasoning. "The problem we've got is the on field call"; the decision is clear, a try should be given. The on field call should have absolutely no bearing. When will we get rid of this stupid, stupid, deeply flawed system.
  10. Based on what evidence? Or are you just whinging because Leeds are having another cr8p season?
  11. Price elasticity of demand is a fiendishly more complicated topic than the OP's post. I suspect Rugby League has pretty inelastic demand, ie you can bump up or down the prices within reason and the crowd movement won't be proportionate. What seems to annoy fans most is the increase on the previously established price.
  12. He was fine last night. Hicks with the knock on/not knock on try was arguably the most contentious call. Kendall did referee slightly backward to normal by letting almost everything go early on, then in the second half giving both sides a couple of softer holding down penalties. But overall a good performance.
  13. It was an outstanding logo at the time and was the first time the sport had a coherent visual identity, from the top at least. Its (sort of) predecessor was fine for its time too. I'm quite a fan of this too - Sadly everything since then has been utterly pathetic from a design point of view. All ugly fake crests which manage to make our storied sport and its amazing story look for some reason like its trying to needlessly astroturf a history. The GB lion is probably the best bit of design associated with Rugby League, I rank it almost as highly as the Wolverhampton Wanderers logo which is the absolute best in the business. The lion back in place of those deeply awful England logos is just one of many reasons to welcome the return of GB.
  14. Good. When Leeds stick 50 on them it will show who the real champion team in this comp is. Just need to scrape into the top 5 and create havoc and panic, just like the good old days
  15. Top 5. League leaders is a decent achievement but giving it the title of champions doesn't really reflect our history as a sport - moreover winning the Grand Final shows if a team can display champion qualities when everything is on the line. As Cas showed a couple of years ago, they didn't have the qualities they needed to have.
  16. Best "how I met my wife" story ever. Thread.
  17. Yes would think they are collectors items Here's a phone pic of one which I grabbed back in 2013. Will see if I can find out what happened to them.
  18. Well I can confirm that the breakeven point for rain hitting people in the north stand is about 12 rows back.
  19. Sorry but "an advertising push" is something rugby league fans always say but it's so much harder than that statement makes out. It's not a tap you can turn on and generate an extra 30,000 people which is the impression you get from some posts.
  20. There's probably a story behind that choice but not sure what. They used to have the old boardroom chairs from Chapeltown Road up in the top suite of the pavilion, the ones with the 13/XIII logo embossed onto them. Hope they've not been skipped.
  21. It's true, the Hetheringtons will do anything for you if the price is right..
  22. Forgot one, the much commented-upon "break out area" -
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