RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - New Category A clubs.
vastman Member for 18 years
Gold RLFANS Member
User avatar


Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:37 pm
Posts: 35271
Location: Poodle Power!
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.
SUPPORT SWAG...
PopTart Member for 14 years
100% League Network
User avatar


Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:10 am
Posts: 17016
Location: wakefield
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.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker - Buddha
Kettykat Member for 5 years
Free-scoring winger


Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:07 am
Posts: 1527
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 .
REDWHITEANDBLUE Member for 20 years
User avatar


Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:31 pm
Posts: 4540
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
[IMG]//i50.tinypic.com/a59ff5.gif[/IMG]
Prince Buster Member for 18 years
Bronze RLFANS Member
User avatar


Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:17 pm
Posts: 4355
Location: Orange street
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.
vastman Member for 18 years
Gold RLFANS Member
User avatar


Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:37 pm
Posts: 35271
Location: Poodle Power!
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.
SUPPORT SWAG...

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:12 pm
Posts: 5171
Location: Another dimension
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)
:CROWN: I am the hash browns of rlfans :CROWN:
alegend Member for 10 years
Free-scoring winger


Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Posts: 1923
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
alegend Member for 10 years
Free-scoring winger


Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Posts: 1923
Re: New Category A clubs. : Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:19 pm  
Should read wake
PopTart Member for 14 years
100% League Network
User avatar


Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:10 am
Posts: 17016
Location: wakefield
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.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker - Buddha
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dannyboywt1, Roverman1, TrinityDave, wakeytrin, Willzay and 103 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to Wakefield Trinity


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
36s
Blake and Nene left whos incoming
Leyther14
12
1m
NEW DEAL Cameron Smith - Expires 2026
rollin thund
14
2m
Rumours and signings v9
nathan_rugby
24898
2m
Shopping List 2023
Thetalentboy
3392
3m
Shares for sale in Trinity
vastman
68
3m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
35296
3m
Channel 4
KineticRR
11
4m
Langi
1315trinity
53
4m
Confirmed 2023 squad
Vancouver Le
128
5m
UK Asylum seekers
RoyBoy29
167
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Read this in the latest issue of League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Langi
1315trinity
53
TODAY
Football World Cup
SouthStander
2
TODAY
Oh no not again
Riverside Re
3
TODAY
Contibutors
PopTart
4
TODAY
Read this in League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Jotform
Dunkirk Spir
2
TODAY
Introducing myself
Trinity info
4
TODAY
Friendlies
Pumpetypump
3
TODAY
Channel 4
KineticRR
11
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
6142
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
2006
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
3030
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1824
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1927
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
1992
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4738
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
2233
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2833
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2732
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2670
England Top Group A With Big W..
2383
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
2703
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3407
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2710
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD
19.4Million 1,040 ↑1579,3169,323
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre
 Fri 17th Feb 2023
     Mens Super League XXVIII-R1
19:30
Wakefield
v
Catalans
 Fri 24th Feb 2023
     Mens Super League XXVIII-R2
20:00
Wigan
v
Wakefield
 Fri 3rd Mar 2023
     Mens Super League XXVIII-R3
19:45
Wakefield
v
Huddersfield
 Fri 10th Mar 2023
     Mens Super League XXVIII-R4
20:00
Leeds
v
Wakefield
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Matches on TV
Thu 16th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Leeds
Fri 17th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leigh-Salford
Sat 18th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Hull KR-Wigan
WCC2023
07:00
Penrith-St.Helens
Thu 23rd Feb
SL-M
20:00
Salford-Hull KR
Fri 24th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leeds-Hull FC
Sun 26th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Castleford-St.Helens
Thu 2nd Mar
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Salford
Fri 3rd Mar
SL-M
20:00
St.Helens-Leeds
Thu 9th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Wigan-Catalans
Fri 10th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Huddersfield-Castleford
This is an inplay table and live positions can change.
Mens Betfred Super League XXVIII ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0
Leigh 0 0 0 0 0
St.Helens 0 0 0 0 0
Castleford 0 0 0 0 0
Wakefield 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds 0 0 0 0 0
 
Hull KR 0 0 0 0 0
Warrington 0 0 0 0 0
Salford 0 0 0 0 0
Wigan 0 0 0 0 0
Hull FC 0 0 0 0 0
Catalans 0 0 0 0 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
36s
Blake and Nene left whos incoming
Leyther14
12
1m
NEW DEAL Cameron Smith - Expires 2026
rollin thund
14
2m
Rumours and signings v9
nathan_rugby
24898
2m
Shopping List 2023
Thetalentboy
3392
3m
Shares for sale in Trinity
vastman
68
3m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
35296
3m
Channel 4
KineticRR
11
4m
Langi
1315trinity
53
4m
Confirmed 2023 squad
Vancouver Le
128
5m
UK Asylum seekers
RoyBoy29
167
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Read this in the latest issue of League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Langi
1315trinity
53
TODAY
Football World Cup
SouthStander
2
TODAY
Oh no not again
Riverside Re
3
TODAY
Contibutors
PopTart
4
TODAY
Read this in League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Jotform
Dunkirk Spir
2
TODAY
Introducing myself
Trinity info
4
TODAY
Friendlies
Pumpetypump
3
TODAY
Channel 4
KineticRR
11
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
6142
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
2006
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
3030
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1824
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1927
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
1992
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4738
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
2233
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2833
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2732
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2670
England Top Group A With Big W..
2383
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
2703
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3407
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2710


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!