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Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:59 am  
Kettykat wrote:
Couldn’t wait for the grand final , kids n grandkids down for a great evenings entertainment , but what we got was a shadow of a classic and felt flat compared to others I’ve watched in recent years . Nothing to do with the same old faces but for me because one of the teams was below par on the evening and brought their B game to the final . when people are constantly sniping about saints or the top 4 , or that’s me done , done look to blame saints but to our own clubs for not driving standards up to try and emulate them ,not knock them .If half the tales and rumours are to believed we’ve done ourselves no favours on the discipline front and that in no big part manifested itself on our table positions bar for a few blips . I say don’t knock the leading clubs but strive to be more like them in their professionalism both off and on the field . Yes it takes big buck to get to the top of the tree ,but by getting new facilities, and a new culture at the club ,we can take small strides to achieve our goal of being a more competitive club ,and one that doesn’t just have the odd giant killing game in a season amongst all the average or below par ones . We are in the entertainment business , let’s entertain both on and off the field . Scores of fans I drop on have fallen by the way side over the years due to various things , but most cite the dour games as one of the main reasons and it’s hard to disagree to some extent . Hopefully with the upgrades to the ground , a new coach at the helm we can breathe some new life into the club , get the first game at a tenner again and get some old and some curious back in , get the team playing open attractive rugby and fingers crossed people will see that we have turned a corner and looking forwards to a brighter future , one which they are happy to be part of .


Really.

I thought it was one of the best I've seen in years, open RL and Leeds were never out of it.
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:17 am  
vastman wrote:
Really.

I thought it was one of the best I've seen in years, open RL and Leeds were never out of it.


I agree. We all came away from the stadium saying we really enjoyed it.
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:40 am  
And that’s what’s great about RL , everyone sees something in a game differently, for me having Dwyer and Sezer unavailable certainly put a big dint in the Leeds Attack ,and that for me killed the game , as they were aways second best and chasing their tails . Suppose in a way it wasn’t a bad game but I preferred the game between Saints and Salford better in the previous round .
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:10 am  
Kettykat wrote:
And that’s what’s great about RL , everyone sees something in a game differently, for me having Dwyer and Sezer unavailable certainly put a big dint in the Leeds Attack ,and that for me killed the game , as they were aways second best and chasing their tails . Suppose in a way it wasn’t a bad game but I preferred the game between Saints and Salford better in the previous round .


One person responsible for Dwyer not playing or in the Leeds squad. The buck stops with him
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:12 am  
Spookisback wrote:
I just don’t think there’s enough information… for example… who will manage the criteria, it’s evaluation, it’s application etc… there are way too many variables at this stage and I think it foolhardy to have broken cover with such an incomplete concept.

They’ve just rehashed a few old ideas.. given it a three word slogan and presented it as new… IMG have been small on the ‘what’ will be done and almost silent on the ‘how’

A further period of uncertainty and instability is the last thing the game in the UK needs… yet we have a planned three year period of… ??? I’m not even sure what???…Until the idea is fully formed and implemented …

this is probably the most amateur intervention I have seen in my 50 years as a fan… and there have been some doozers!

Spot on again Spook, summed up very well indeed.
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:13 am  
Kettykat wrote:
And that’s what’s great about RL , everyone sees something in a game differently, for me having Dwyer and Sezer unavailable certainly put a big dint in the Leeds Attack ,and that for me killed the game , as they were aways second best and chasing their tails . Suppose in a way it wasn’t a bad game but I preferred the game between Saints and Salford better in the previous round .


TBH I wasn't there so I'm only commenting on the game, don't know about the atmosphere. I've been to four GF's including the first and they have all varied in atmosphere but all have still been good. But nothing can compare when it's your own team, we can but dream.
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:41 am  
Kettykat wrote:
And that’s what’s great about RL , everyone sees something in a game differently, for me having Dwyer and Sezer unavailable certainly put a big dint in the Leeds Attack ,and that for me killed the game , as they were aways second best and chasing their tails . Suppose in a way it wasn’t a bad game but I preferred the game between Saints and Salford better in the previous round .


So this is something that was talked alot by Saints fans in the lead up to the final. I think we would have definitely seen a higher game standard with Grace, Dodd, Walmsley, Sezer, Newman and Fusitu'a playing, and half a dozen more on both side playing with injections/ carrying injuries. It seems endemic at the moment that so many clubs have their seasons curtailed by injury on injury. You ultimately want the best players in the competition playing in your showpiece games.

Injuries have always been part of the game, but we definitely seem to either have far shallower squads than the early 2000s (entirely possible with the stagnant salary cap leading to real term drop in cap size), or are picking up far more injuries (likely due to how many more games we play being incompatible with the advances in sports science leading to more broken bodies)
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:17 pm  
PopTart wrote:
It'll only be "6 or 8" clubs if no one else picks up their game enough to be in there.

The point is to get clubs up to that standard.

So are you saying all B grade clubs have got to go to a football stadium get a sugar daddy ,do not own there ground, and go hundreds of thousands in det. Sounds to me like Mr Carter is wasting is time going the way we are .I just hope England flop big time in World Cup that is the only way some teams chairmen will same up and smell the coffee
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:19 pm  
Should read wake
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:21 pm  
alegend wrote:
So are you saying all B grade clubs have got to go to a football stadium get a sugar daddy ,do not own there ground, and go hundreds of thousands in det. Sounds to me like Mr Carter is wasting is time going the way we are .I just hope England flop big time in World Cup that is the only way some teams chairmen will same up and smell the coffee


No. Clearly.
But I do think teams should be in safe stadiums that allow players to be their best and supporters enjoy there experience.
And clubs should be financially sound with a plan to gather investors, both big and small.
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