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Posted by sally cinnamon on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:44 pm
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twosevenzero wrote:
No, they do.


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Posted by WARRIORCRAIG on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:28 pm
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The priest never did give me that medal : - (


Not when you're 47 you dont :lol:
Posted by DaveO on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:07 pm
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sally cinnamon wrote:
No just the shield and some bloke from the local business community making a stir saying we should be acknowledged as champions which of course all my fellow Warrington fans disagreed with and acknowledged Leeds for their achievement in winning the Grand Final from fifth, the true champions.


Only in RL do you get the crazy idea winning four games in a row (one at home, two away and the final for Leeds) is an "achievement" worthy of the championship and that is before you even consider they lost 11 games in the regular season.

They only even started awarding a shield from 2003. When Wigan topped the league under Frank Endacott in 2000 they weren't awarded anything apart from losers medals after losing to Saints, which I think was a shame because that was a terrific side with IMO the best back line ever seen in SL (although it was lightweight on the bench).


The RFL went out of their way to devalue the league in order to get the GF concept off the ground. A move with Nigel Wood written all over it. Why they decided to start awarding the shield again I don't really know if the league is so worthless. There is some prize money now as well I believe.
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Posted by wolfinwidnes on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:50 pm
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Only in RL do you get the crazy idea winning four games in a row (one at home, two away and the final for Leeds) is an "achievement" worthy of the championship



and rugby union
and basketball
and american football
and baseball
and ice hockey
and gaelic football
and aussie rules
and field hockey
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Posted by Pemps on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:56 pm
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wolfinwidnes wrote:
and rugby union
and basketball
and american football
and baseball
and ice hockey
and gaelic football
and aussie rules
and field hockey

But apart from those?
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Posted by sally cinnamon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:51 am
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DaveO wrote:
Only in RL do you get the crazy idea winning four games in a row (one at home, two away and the final for Leeds) is an "achievement" worthy of the championship and that is before you even consider they lost 11 games in the regular season.

The RFL went out of their way to devalue the league in order to get the GF concept off the ground. A move with Nigel Wood written all over it. Why they decided to start awarding the shield again I don't really know if the league is so worthless. There is some prize money now as well I believe.


But would it be fair for a team of bottlers like Warrington who can't win on the big occasion to claim themselves as "Champions" last season?

Surely part of being the best means that when it counts you can stand up and take on your rivals in the pressure games and come out on top rather than how much you can annihilate London and Cas?
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Posted by wolfinwidnes on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:11 am
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i think the only sport that doesn't use a playoff system of some sort is football
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Posted by MDW12 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:51 am
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wolfinwidnes wrote:
i think the only sport that doesn't use a playoff system of some sort is football


And yet it is the biggest sport in the world.
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And yet it is the biggest sport in the world.


Blackpool finished 6th and got promoted to the Prem. Isn't that the same as Leeds finishing 5th and winning it.

Pretty similar imo.
Posted by twosevenzero on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:20 pm
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And yet it is the biggest sport in the world.




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