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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Cup comps
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:29:02 PM »
Oh dear. Poor Fenton. 😂

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: commiserations to Northallerton and Thorne
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:27:02 AM »
Indeed, but in past seasons Yorks clubs have tended to win these things. All I am asking is if Yorks standard is dropping or the standard of others rising?

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Yorkshire 2 / Re: commiserations to Northallerton and Thorne
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:36:16 AM »
Yorkshire rugby not as strong as many would believe then?

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North One / Re: Blackburn V Scarborough Play off
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:10:48 PM »
I agree DK. At the end of the day there was a team of 3 officials, all of whom were much closer to the action than the poor quality video footage. Of the 16 scrums shown, only one comes anywhere close to showing the actual body / foot positions, which indeed shows the Blackburn loose head boring in. The rest are obscured by misting, scrum halves and ref in the way and angles down the pitch that show nothing of any relevance to what was happening one way or the other in the front rows. To claim otherwise is, as I said before, quite ludicrous.

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North One / Re: Blackburn V Scarborough Play off
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:42:29 AM »
All the clips show is Blackburn have a strong scrum. To suggest they are detailed enough to show any aspect of front row techniques by either side is ludicrous.

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North One / Re: Blackburn V Scarborough Play off
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:54:51 AM »
The wound is self inflicted. If rules are there, they need enforcing. As soon as you allow appeals / exceptions there's no going back from the can of worms you have opened.

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Having noted that one club lost a playoff match yesterday to a last minute penalty, time for the annual offer.

Any club interested this summer - message me.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Cup comps
« on: April 18, 2019, 11:07:00 AM »
Of course they did. Getting to a final virtually by default suddenly produces motivation. All the non-entries and walk overs of previous rounds by "real rugby players" are conveniently  forgotten.

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: Cup comps
« on: April 18, 2019, 07:44:14 AM »
Ah, so is that why the cup comps drag ever onwards  Fred, despite all evidence to the effect they have become an irrelevant anachronism? Maybe common sense will kick in after the 150 year thing is done?

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North One / PUNDITS' LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:45:22 AM »
In a quirk of fate that is known only to himself and me, Pony loses his lead at the final hurdle, resulting in an historic first ever JOINT CHAMPIONSHIP. So congratulations to both Pony and DAA.


Pony / DAA   197
omig   193
old7   192
View   191
th123   190
North / stella   184
Ubique   182
BRB   180
pork / Welsh  177
O&S   175
W81   174
Chain   173
bind   172
dontry / oldun  169
Picco   167
Kelly   49
 

Thank you all for sticking with it, and goodbye from me.  8) 8) 8)

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Other Senior Rugby / Re: FEEDING
« on: April 12, 2019, 08:28:06 AM »
Not really strong views, just bemusement that, as JPB says, at set pieces where the principle of the game is about equal contest for the ball (with a slight bias in favour of the side putting / throwing in) putting the ball into the second row is considered perfectly normal these days, whereas a couple of centimetres off centre at a lineout is immediately blown.

The rationale I was given several years ago is that the purpose of the scrum thing is to "just get the game going again" regardless of the law. Make of that what you will, but it may account for the disease that has since arisen at pro level where virtually every scrum follows the sequence Set - Collapse - Reset - Collapse - Penalty. If you have no chance of competeing for the ball, you may as well try and get a penalty, so collapse and hope the 50-50 decision goes your way.


As for lineouts, fair enough because that's the law, but if one side chooses not to compete - as regularly happens - then why not follow the mantra of "just get the game going" here as well if the ball veers slightly off centre? All you're doing is creating another scrum where the ball isn't put in straight, contradicting the principle behind the decision you made thirty seconds earlier at the lineout!

Over and out.

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North One / Pundits' League: Final Week predictions
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:37:13 AM »
Brid v Pock
Cleck v Malt
YM v PP
Morp v Morl
Scabs v Basil Brush
WL v Cons
Jug v Driff


All very tight at the top of the league, with several punters in with a chance of being crowned champion. In accordance with tradition, the final week carries an additional element of judgement skill, so for a last BONUS POINT OPPORTUNITY, predict the scorelines in ALL of the fixtures.

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North One / PUNDITS' LEAGUE: WEEK 25
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:30:16 AM »
Pony   180
DAA   179
omig   178
th123   174
View   173
old7   172
North   169
O&S   166
stella   164
Ubique   163
BRB   162
W81 / pork   161
dontry   158
Welsh   157
bind   156
Chain / DK   154
oldun   153
Picco   152
Kelly   34


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North One / Re: Is it bye bye Brid?
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:25:04 PM »
Gentle reminder that the forum does not tolerate personal abuse, and individual comment does not escape the law of the land.

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