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Mon 13 Jun: Ch: Leigh Centurions v Featherstone Rovers KO 19:45 (Premier Sports)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

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Just now, StandOffHalf said:

Off balance and a trailing arm that swung him off his feet. Yellow, in my opinion.

The Eseh one where he jumped into the neck of Ioane was deffo a red though.

Iam not disputing that.

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4 minutes ago, Nothus said:

The problem Leigh will have in SL is that they can't field this side. Only 5 non-fed and they don't have an academy so filling up the rest of the team/squad with fed trained players won't be easy.

True but he will have 5 solid quality players I suspect and with same money plus no restrictions from the start will threaten Wakefield Salford and anyone else who doesnt show up against them. 

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8 minutes ago, StandOffHalf said:

Travel costs to Leigh? Or are you talking about promoted teams getting less funding?

I think promoted teams deserve a level playing-field.

Hard to ignore that Leigh couldn't field this team in SL - as far as I'm aware.

Last year Leigh got half funding.  This year Toulouse are shelling out 100,000's to cover travel costs of supposedly professional teams.  

So bottom clubs of SL have created a rigged comp even with the odds stacked against promoted champ clubs.  

I expect Leigh to be stronger than Toulouse and to push the clubs who have been hanging on to their SL money all the way. 

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Krisnan Inu appeared to still be in the vicinity of the touchline after being sent off.  I wonder if the disciplinary will have anything to say about that.

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3 minutes ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

Krisnan Inu appeared to still be in the vicinity of the touchline after being sent off.  I wonder if the disciplinary will have anything to say about that.

  Someone should have told Inu that he should be in the changing rooms and he is not a dirty player he just got it wrong.Scoreline was about right Leigh far better than us.Unless we sign 4 better players  can't see the results being different down the line.Our players did put the effort in but were clearly outplayed down the middle again.

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8 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Last year Leigh got half funding.  This year Toulouse are shelling out 100,000's to cover travel costs of supposedly professional teams.  

So bottom clubs of SL have created a rigged comp even with the odds stacked against promoted champ clubs.  

I expect Leigh to be stronger than Toulouse and to push the clubs who have been hanging on to their SL money all the way. 

Indeed, those two aspects do bear all the hallmarks of a rigged system attempting to close shop.

As I said, I am 100 per cent in favour of equal funds and teams paying for their own trips. The stipulations on TO this season are just ridiculous.

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18 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

True but he will have 5 solid quality players I suspect and with same money plus no restrictions from the start will threaten Wakefield Salford and anyone else who doesnt show up against them. 

Is it 5 or 7?

Hendo seemed to be saying on the Premier coverage that SL clubs were allowed 7 overseas players. Either way, Leigh would have to lose quite a few.

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9 minutes ago, StandOffHalf said:

Is it 5 or 7?

Hendo seemed to be saying on the Premier coverage that SL clubs were allowed 7 overseas players. Either way, Leigh would have to lose quite a few.

Yep but many will get picked up or deals made for next season for guaranteed sl contracts or Derek just paid a premium for one year contracts so he can pick and choose next year.  

Or he knows that being in SL guarantees he is part of future reorganisation and if three go down he will cut cloth but know he is in 2 10's and safe. 

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43 minutes ago, StandOffHalf said:

Off balance and a trailing arm that swung him off his feet. Yellow, in my opinion.

The Eseh one where he jumped into the neck of Ioane was deffo a red though.

In my opinion, Inu was unlucky, although he didn't miss, Eseh was more clear cut.

Unfortunately I don't think Hicks had a choice as the game was only going to boil over. He should have acted earlier, on one of the two blatant shoulder charges by Ipape, either of which should have seen yellow, IMO.

Thought Leigh were well worth the win, Fev are struggling badly with injuries and tonight didn't help. On to game 3 at the summer bash in 7 weeks time.

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5 minutes ago, bigbaldnmad said:

In my opinion, Inu was unlucky, although he didn't miss, Eseh was more clear cut.

Unfortunately I don't think Hicks had a choice as the game was only going to boil over. He should have acted earlier, on one of the two blatant shoulder charges by Ipape, either of which should have seen yellow, IMO.

Thought Leigh were well worth the win, Fev are struggling badly with injuries and tonight didn't help. On to game 3 at the summer bash in 7 weeks time.

I missed the Ipape incidents as I was away getting a cup of tea and a chocolate bar...

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Good job Fev get a week off , they looked very tired at the end , if they'd had a Fax,Barrow or York next week they'd be struggling IMO 

Some work for McDermott now 

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2 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

Good job Fev get a week off , they looked very tired at the end , if they'd had a Fax,Barrow or York next week they'd be struggling IMO 

Some work for McDermott now 

   Can't work McDermott out he knew Leigh did us down the middle last time and expects a smaller pack with players out injured stopping them.Crying out for us to kick deep even early in the tackle count and  make them come out of their 20m area.

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46 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

I think Fev are discovering painfully that you cant get promoted as a part time club.  Last 5 are Leigh Hull KR London Toronto and Toulouse. 

 

I'm not sure that we really are part time anymore. 3/4 of tonight's starting 17 don't do much apart from play rugby.

From where I'm sat, there are two main problems: Some of Big Mac's selection decisions and spending a fortune on having 800,000 half backs and barely any real units in the middle. 

Edit: Make that 3 problems. Leilua has been a massive disappointment. Needs to keep off the pies and put some graft in.

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3 minutes ago, David Shepherd said:

I'm not sure that we really are part time anymore. 3/4 of tonight's starting 17 don't do much apart from play rugby.

From where I'm sat, there are two main problems: Some of Big Mac's selection decisions and spending a fortune on having 800,000 half backs and barely any real units in the middle. 

Unless the whole squad is full time we’re not full time, which we aren’t. We’ve got a bunch of blokes who do some community work in the day but the squad trains in the evening.

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Regarding Leigh, they look really strong. With a couple of good halves they would go well in SL now. I wouldn’t be worried about trimming the overseas players for next year, they can easily trim players like hingano, inu and ioane and find some decent replacements. Think they’ll go well next year. 

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1 hour ago, sweaty craiq said:

That was far easier than I imagined when Mellor, McDonald and Nakubuwai withdrew

 

Apart from McDonald, are they really big losses? Fev have a weaker squad and were missing some their best players in Hall, Bussey, Lockwood and JSL. They had a hooker in the center. They did well to keep it relatively close.

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7 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

I think Fev are discovering painfully that you cant get promoted as a part time club.  Last 5 are Leigh Hull KR London Toronto and Toulouse. 

 

Spot on mate.

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I think both teams will have a good idea of what they need to do to give themselves the best chance in the play offs. For me, Fev need to improve their composure when creating openings when the game is still tight. They bombed chances both last night and at Tottenham, and I think some of it is them being thrown by the physicality of Leigh’s defence. 
 

Leigh need more in the halves to make the most of the dominance down the middle. 

I think McDermott can address the fev issue with his current squad, and his record at getting a team peaking at the right time is as good as anyones. Lam will be wanting a new half back. 
 

 

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19 minutes ago, Snowys Backside said:

Some of Leigh's players are already tied up for Next year.

But which ones. If they’re not already signed up, need to get offers in front of MacDonald and Ipape in particular. Unlikely to get replacements that are as good, whatever league they’re playing in

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