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Posted by Call Me God on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:23 pm
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So then....a week to recharge the batteries then
FC host a Wigan side on a Roll ....Wigan by plenty
Huddersfield will feel they need another win to be safe, Leeds are in need of at least 2 more wins....tough call, but Huddersfield by the odd score
St Helens v Wakefield. Depends on which side Saints field,bt even their kids could probably defeat Wakey on present form. Sants by a few
Catalan v Wire. A lot depends on the cup semi result here, but if Catalan want a tp 5 finish, they need to get some form.....I'll opt for the French by 1 score
HKR V Castleford. Castleford are i 5th and will want to cement that, HKR need to win 2 more......close game, Cas by 2 scores
London v Salford. London will be treating every game as a cup final, whilst Salford have an eye on the play-offs.....Head says Salford by a few, but London at Home are a tough nut to crack.....London by a point.

Again, every game is key......
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:10 am
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Cant argue with any of those predictions other than I think London will easily beat Salford, rather than just by 1 point.
The Leigh and Wakefield fans mentality......

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Posted by Salford red all over on Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:20 am
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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
Cant argue with any of those predictions other than I think London will easily beat Salford, rather than just by 1 point.


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Posted by MonkeyLover on Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:40 am
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wrencat1873 wrote:
IF London beat Saints reserves today, things suddenly get very, very interesting.
Depending on other results, there could be just 2 points separating the bottom 5 clubs.

Is there a conspiracy theory here, in that Saints - a side already just about holding the LLS are deliberately "helping" London ?

I know they have an important semi final coming up but, with all due respect to Halifax and taking into account Saints utter domination of SL this season, making 9 changes for todays fixture being disrespectful of their opposition ?


You do realise the Saints side that played had collectively played over 400 Super League games more than the whole of the Broncos squad. That was not an inexperienced 'Reserve' side that went to London.

Saints earned the right to rest some key players. As Tony Smith quite rightly pointed out on SKY after his defeat to Huddersfield. Stupid question from the young Angela Powers lookalike.
Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:31 pm
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You do realise the Saints side that played had collectively played over 400 Super League games more than the whole of the Broncos squad. That was not an inexperienced 'Reserve' side that went to London.

Saints earned the right to rest some key players. As Tony Smith quite rightly pointed out on SKY after his defeat to Huddersfield. Stupid question from the young Angela Powers lookalike.


The number of games played by the players that took the park isn't the measure of them being a "reserve" side

Compare the side that played Wigan

Coote, Grace, Percival, Naiqama, Makinson, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Bentley, Thompson, Knowles, Peyroux, LMS
Lees, Ashworth, Amor, Smith

And V London

Welby, GRACE, Smith, Costello, Swift, Richardson, Paulo, LEES, Smith, BENTLEY, Batchelor, KNOWLES,
AMOR, Eaves, Hazzard, ASHWORTH

As you say, plenty of experience but, definitely a second string (reserve) side
Plus there are still some notable absentees from the 17 that played Wigan.

It certainly shows that they have plenty of depth to their squad but, NOBODY should pretend that the side that took the field against London, was anything other than a reserve side, albeit with some quality in there.

If you are still in any doubt, check again when the Challenge Cup final side is announced, assuming that they make it past Halifax :D There may be 3 players from the London game that make the "final" cut
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Posted by ThePrinter on Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:54 pm
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MonkeyLover wrote:
You do realise the Saints side that played had collectively played over 400 Super League games more than the whole of the Broncos squad. That was not an inexperienced 'Reserve' side that went to London.

Saints earned the right to rest some key players. As Tony Smith quite rightly pointed out on SKY after his defeat to Huddersfield. Stupid question from the young Angela Powers lookalike.


I’d imagine those 400 games are made up from just LMS and Anor alone, doesn’t make the WHOLE squad experienced.

But I agree that Saints have earned the right so no problem as I see it. What will be interesting to see is how their lineups look going ahead. Realistically they’re going to win comfortably against Halifax and could do likewise vs Wakey a week later if they go strong, if they then rest again vs Leeds the week before Wembley then their strongest lineup may well have gone a while since a close tough competitive game which might not be the best preparation.
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The 17 that took the field against London were all official members of the first team squad so what’s the problem?
The Leigh and Wakefield fans mentality......

Say something negative about any other team than theirs - Its an opinion

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Posted by MonkeyLover on Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:49 pm
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ThePrinter wrote:
I’d imagine those 400 games are made up from just LMS and Anor alone, doesn’t make the WHOLE squad experienced.

But I agree that Saints have earned the right so no problem as I see it. What will be interesting to see is how their lineups look going ahead. Realistically they’re going to win comfortably against Halifax and could do likewise vs Wakey a week later if they go strong, if they then rest again vs Leeds the week before Wembley then their strongest lineup may well have gone a while since a close tough competitive game which might not be the best preparation.


Have a look yourself. 20, 30 50 plus games for several players. Grace, Pauloand Richardson, there were plenty of players with decent numbers of games under their belt.

It was a reserve squad but saints reserves are not young kids fresh out of school. As someone else has said they are all first team players therefore Holbrook broke no rules.
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Well, I like a point o lager.


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