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Sun 2nd Oct: ChGF: Leigh Centurions v Batley Bulldogs KO 6.30pm (Premier Sports)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Leigh Centurions by 13 points or more
      63
    • Leigh Centurions by 7 to 12 points
      1
    • Leigh Centurions by 1 to 6 points
      0
    • Batley Bulldogs by 1 to 6 points
      12
    • Batley Bulldogs by 7 to 12 points
      0
    • Batley Bulldogs by 13 points or more
      7

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4 minutes ago, sweaty craiq said:

He actually said winning a trophy. Expect some WOW announcements over the next few weeks - some may have to wait until after the WC. Leigh are not in it to make up numbers, it will be full cap and Marquees

Leigh won a trophy this year, the Sundeck cup 

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1 hour ago, ColD said:

What are the circumstances around Inu leaving, looks like he’s going to keighly 

I’d heard he was going to a French RU team. But either way, it looks like at 36, SL might be a bit of a stretch for him next year. Though, his performances this year might suggest otherwise to be honest. 

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11 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

Leigh won a trophy this year, the Sundeck cup 

Think he was looking at CC, SL leaders or GF. Lam/Chester are instrumental to the future, Lam signing a further 2 years is a big statement. Keep an eye out for who we sign and lets see what things look like after the WC, our biggest strength is the spirit and culture in the club - its never been better

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32 minutes ago, sweaty craiq said:

Think he was looking at CC, SL leaders or GF. Lam/Chester are instrumental to the future, Lam signing a further 2 years is a big statement. Keep an eye out for who we sign and lets see what things look like after the WC, our biggest strength is the spirit and culture in the club - its never been better

That’s what you get with a winning side. When the chips are down  and you lose a series of games, that’s when you find out the true nature of it 

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2 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

That’s what you get with a winning side. When the chips are down  and you lose a series of games, that’s when you find out the true nature of it 

We've beaten part time teams this year relatively easily , we've seen posters on here suggest we'd have been competitive in SL , but until you actually are out on the pitch facing SL opposition week in week out , nobody actually knows , this year we've had fewer injuries than I can remember in the last 20 odd years , in SL that would probably be different , time will tell only about 16/17 weeks to go 😂

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5 hours ago, Davo5 said:

My point being those clubs faced with a cashed up Leigh team will have the difficult decision of whether to spend up to the cap or face the very real threat of demotion & by the looks of things not being able to spend up to the cap will have an impact on a clubs grading if IMG’s recommendations are accepted.

Cant wait for another condescending reply.👍

Condescending reply? Haha, your first post was very condescending towards certain clubs and basically nonsensical as I explained in my previous post.

If I have £200 in my bank account and no overdraft can I go out and buy a new £400 TV? Nope. So apologies for being blunt but implying that a team should now try and spend money they don't have to compete with a team like Leigh with a rich owner who will spend the cap is pretty dumb.

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1 hour ago, phiggins said:

I’d heard he was going to a French RU team. But either way, it looks like at 36, SL might be a bit of a stretch for him next year. Though, his performances this year might suggest otherwise to be honest. 

Inu's a brilliant player and I'd have liked him to have stayed at Salford this season (just gone) but rumours during 2021 were that he didn't think his body could hold up to another season of SL which is why he dropped down to the Championship. He won't have lost out financially by the move either so Leigh was a good fit.

France would be a great move for him and maybe a season at Toulouse to finish his career as he'll be 36 in March? Lovely weather, nice lifestyle and a good salary while playing for a team who'll be right up there challenging.

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9 hours ago, sweaty craiq said:

Think he was looking at CC, SL leaders or GF. Lam/Chester are instrumental to the future, Lam signing a further 2 years is a big statement. Keep an eye out for who we sign and lets see what things look like after the WC, our biggest strength is the spirit and culture in the club - its never been better

Just watched the interview again, Mr Beaumont started of by saying, "we are not in it (SL) to compete, we are in it to win it" he then went on to say "next year may be a big ask, but I can promise the Leigh fans in 3 to 5 years we will win summat" OK I held onto his opening statement thinking wow, and you listened more attentively to the last bit, a point to each!

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9 hours ago, sweaty craiq said:

Think he was looking at CC, SL leaders or GF. Lam/Chester are instrumental to the future, Lam signing a further 2 years is a big statement. Keep an eye out for who we sign and lets see what things look like after the WC, our biggest strength is the spirit and culture in the club - its never been better

Having a good spirit and culture is a difficult to get right and if Leigh have that then it bodes well for next year. I think its one of the things they lacked on previous forays into SL with too many old mercenaries just interested in the money.

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22 minutes ago, Damien said:

Having a good spirit and culture is a difficult to get right and if Leigh have that then it bodes well for next year. I think its one of the things they lacked on previous forays into SL with too many old mercenaries just interested in the money.

Head, Nail, Hammer Damien,

That is exactly what I have been critical of some player's Leigh have signed in the past.

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10 hours ago, DoubleD said:

Mr Beaumont has a habit of making outlandish statements so you’ll forgive me if I take that with a pinch of salt. They may not even gain a place under IMGs new plans 

If you have 33 mins to spare DD have a listen to this 

But please do not start with any preconceptions, have a blank piece of paper in your mind you will see the relevance of that if you listen, and at the end he does outline his ambitions for the club.

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What has gone wrong with all the posters on this message board?

Are you all OK?

No outrage, no vicious criticism?  Mr Kendall was the referee on Sunday and I haven't seen the usual series of complaints and allegations about his refereeing. Not a single one.

Have to concede that he is not my favourite referee BUT.....

On Sunday he let the game flow, didn't try to become the main attraction himself, didn't keep interfering by awarding pedantic or questionable penalties and I'm sure Leigh benefitted from this by being able to play quick, high intensity rugby and keep the pressure on Batley. He also refrained from using my unfavourite rule of 'six again' a call which in the hands of a poor ref can easily influence the result of a game unfairly. It only needs a couple of six agains on the fourth or fifth tackle and almost inevitably a try will result.  By not calling out six agains he helped Batley stay in the game against a fit full time team who would surely have loved to reduce stoppages/handovers to a minimum and made the game a much better spectacle.

I thought the referee had a really good game. Well done Mr Kendall!

 

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10 hours ago, SalfordSlim said:

Condescending reply? Haha, your first post was very condescending towards certain clubs and basically nonsensical as I explained in my previous post.

If I have £200 in my bank account and no overdraft can I go out and buy a new £400 TV? Nope. So apologies for being blunt but implying that a team should now try and spend money they don't have to compete with a team like Leigh with a rich owner who will spend the cap is pretty dumb.

Using your own analogy, no you wouldn’t but I cant see a high end nightclub paying you to come into the VIP area and promote the product if someone else will.

I,E if you cant grow and spend close to the cap or grow crowds or have an academy despite years of relative success than what good are you to the SL product ?

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10 hours ago, bromleybulldog said:

What has gone wrong with all the posters on this message board?

Are you all OK?

No outrage, no vicious criticism?  Mr Kendall was the referee on Sunday and I haven't seen the usual series of complaints and allegations about his refereeing. Not a single one.

Have to concede that he is not my favourite referee BUT.....

On Sunday he let the game flow, didn't try to become the main attraction himself, didn't keep interfering by awarding pedantic or questionable penalties and I'm sure Leigh benefitted from this by being able to play quick, high intensity rugby and keep the pressure on Batley. He also refrained from using my unfavourite rule of 'six again' a call which in the hands of a poor ref can easily influence the result of a game unfairly. It only needs a couple of six agains on the fourth or fifth tackle and almost inevitably a try will result.  By not calling out six agains he helped Batley stay in the game against a fit full time team who would surely have loved to reduce stoppages/handovers to a minimum and made the game a much better spectacle.

I thought the referee had a really good game. Well done Mr Kendall!

 

Best game I've seen him have. Only complaint was Campbell's head injury, which he decided to completely ignore and play on from. Even though he was injured and interfering with play, and the game should have stopped.

He then told Ward and Gilmore off, for raising concerns about Campbells welfare, as he had a head injury. He banged on about the process for head injuries, and how did they know it was a head injury, the doctor didn't say so? (Everyone else saw he'd taken a knock to the head, except Kendall apparently). He was right they were wrong...

A couple of tackles later, Campbell went off for an HIA which he failed and didn't return.

Other than that, he was decent. 🙂

 

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10 hours ago, Harry Stottle said:

A bit like Leeds until they find that coach that can gel them into a unit? Leigh have got that coach!

I think you’d be better waiting until Leigh have played several rounds of Superleague before making such sweeping statements H.

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10 hours ago, bromleybulldog said:

What has gone wrong with all the posters on this message board?

Are you all OK?

No outrage, no vicious criticism?  Mr Kendall was the referee on Sunday and I haven't seen the usual series of complaints and allegations about his refereeing. Not a single one.

Have to concede that he is not my favourite referee BUT.....

On Sunday he let the game flow, didn't try to become the main attraction himself, didn't keep interfering by awarding pedantic or questionable penalties and I'm sure Leigh benefitted from this by being able to play quick, high intensity rugby and keep the pressure on Batley. He also refrained from using my unfavourite rule of 'six again' a call which in the hands of a poor ref can easily influence the result of a game unfairly. It only needs a couple of six agains on the fourth or fifth tackle and almost inevitably a try will result.  By not calling out six agains he helped Batley stay in the game against a fit full time team who would surely have loved to reduce stoppages/handovers to a minimum and made the game a much better spectacle.

I thought the referee had a really good game. Well done Mr Kendall!

 

Not had a problem with the refereeing this season but Kendall was trigger happy on Sunday. Rightly or wrongly it made the game staccato. He was sharp on offsides and no back chatting (not a bad thing) the play the balls were incredibly slow and he allowed players to plop and turtle to their hearts content. This is backed up by the fact that Ipape never ran from acting half.

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12 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

Using your own analogy, no you wouldn’t but I cant see a high end nightclub paying you to come into the VIP area and promote the product if someone else will.

I,E if you cant grow and spend close to the cap or grow crowds or have an academy despite years of relative success than what good are you to the SL product ?

Another one clueless about the academy situation. Do your research fella before you spout the usual.

Salford will be just fine thanks unlike your basket case of a club.👍

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3 hours ago, Davo5 said:

I think you’d be better waiting until Leigh have played several rounds of Superleague before making such sweeping statements H.

Whether he can keep us up remains to be seen, but I think it’s fair to say that we have a far better coach now than we did in 2005, 2017 and 2021.
 

Lam and Chester keeping the owner at more of an arms length from playing matters will hopefully give us a better chance next season than we’d previously had. 

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40 minutes ago, SalfordSlim said:

Another one clueless about the academy situation. Do your research fella before you spout the usual.

Salford will be just fine thanks unlike your basket case of a club.👍

You run a developement scheme in wales but that isnt a full time academy at the elite level and nor do you fund one.

The second anyone brings up Bradford when they arent even relevant to the conversation means that you have nothing meaningful to add. 

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34 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

You run a developement scheme in wales but that isnt a full time academy at the elite level and nor do you fund one.

The second anyone brings up Bradford when they arent even relevant to the conversation means that you have nothing meaningful to add. 

We applied for an elite academy license and were turned down (along with other clubs). But then I'm sure you know that. (and yes I'm aware that Koukash previously scrapped our academy)

It's tiresome having to explain this over & over again to people.😴😴😴 

 

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