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M j M

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  1. Yorkshire's biggest derby and we're back on tv ✌️

    Cas will presumably continue to be a Radford team of spectacular inconsistency.

    For Leeds they are tragically mentally fragile at the moment so a lot depends on how well Maharishi Jones Buchanan has convinced them that the result on Thursday wasn't a capitulation but actually quite a triumphant performance and result against a team from the current top end of the table.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Death to the Rah Rah's said:

    Update: can’t get return train tickets further north than Birmingham on the Sunday after the challenge cup final, so had to get return flights from Newcastle to Heathrow instead.

    shame, as it’s bound to affect the attendance for what should be a great day at Spurs new stadium

    The rail transport in the UK really is a disgrace (and very expensive) - it’s actually not much more to fly !

    If you're going to Newcastle why not just continue on the train from there, it's under a 3 hour journey? Traipsing out to Newcastle airport and then into London from Heathrow seems a bit of a long-winded way of doing it. As far as I can see the East Coast Main Line is operating as normal, it's the West Coast line which has the issues.

  3. 4 hours ago, JonM said:

    The moaning about it is never about the sporting characteristics of it either. 

    IMO, it's dull, but less dull than say motor racing or golf. Still, some people like to watch those sports. It doesn't involve people being paid large sums of money, or indeed any money at all. It does feature people who are enormously dedicated athletes, among the very best in the world at what they do. It's half an hour of cheap tv that gets good ratings. No-one is forced to watch. 

     

    I bet it's not particularly cheap TV to produce with all the multiple outside broadcast locations to cover.

    Unfortunately it appears to generate unfathomably high viewing figures.

  4. 33 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

    This is exactly right.  It's the difference between the strength of a club and the strength of a team.  In the former category, Leeds are in an enviable position.

    Very true. Although, and here's something which will delight JohnM, the pandemic is wreaking a bit of havoc even with (particularly with) the strong clubs.

    Caddick's 2021 consolidated accounts, published yesterday and which include Leeds RL as a separate segment, are an early indication of how Rugby League clubs endured the second year of Covid. They show a continuation of Wigan-style losses at Leeds. But that should reverse in 2022 as 'more normal operations' resume. Whereas clubs with nothing to fall back on will still have nothing to fall back on.


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  5. 5 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

    Reading the aussie press, Kyle was taken out of first team action as Gould thought he needed to 're-set' himself and his game but now he is ready to play.  Then Gus drops a load of pressure on him by saying the Dogs will revolve around what Kyle does.  If its a confidence thing, which imo is a massive percentage of an RL players make up, then to say nothing wouldve been a better option!

    Phil Gould being a dick? Why that doesn't ring true with the man we know and admire at all!

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