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Post Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Posted by Alan on Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:06 pm
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We're better than last season, Charlie. But our next two games, against Bradford and Widnes, will provide a better marker of where we are.


Never under-estimate the impact of two good half backs. Those around them, who maybe haven't stood out before, suddenly become players to watch.
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:08 am
Posted by hooligan27 on Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:08 am
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Talking Toronto V Widnes

Is this in Canada as I thought all the games were been played in blocks but sky have them down as the home team ?
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 am
Posted by Beaujangles on Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 am
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hooligan27 wrote:
Talking Toronto V Widnes

Is this in Canada as I thought all the games were been played in blocks but sky have them down as the home team ?
Being played in Newcastle,yes it's all bent as usual and not an even playing field.Widnes don't have the inconvenience of travel to Canada this season.
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:08 am
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Being played in Newcastle,yes it's all bent as usual and not an even playing field.Widnes don't have the inconvenience of travel to Canada this season


"All teams are equal, but some are more equal than others", to paraphrase the pigs, in Orwell's Animal Farm.

However, Widnes could well suffer the inconvenience of playing several more matches than Toronto, if they enjoy good cup runs in the Challenge Cup and 1895 Cup - competitions which Toronto chose not to enter, or were not invited to enter! :wink:
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:44 am
Posted by Hudd-Shay on Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:44 am
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Same sport, different rules. It's all getting farcical and makes you wonder if it's worth following the game at times. The Championship should be such a fantastic league this season but it's skewed up so much it's unreal. But some clubs voted for it so hey-ho, moan over. Lol!
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Posted by griff1998 on Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:57 pm
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Alan wrote:
Never under-estimate the impact of two good half backs. Those around them, who maybe haven't stood out before, suddenly become players to watch.


Most of our players haven't stood out before because they've only just arrived. Or returned.

21 players last year, 12 out, 14 in.
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Posted by griff1998 on Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:01 pm
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Beaujangles wrote:
Being played in Newcastle,yes it's all bent as usual and not an even playing field.Widnes don't have the inconvenience of travel to Canada this season.


Was it the convenience of playing in Lahndahn that tipped you into the top four last year ? :?

Hope so, as it looks like our away game against Toronto will be in Lahndahn. The Belgrade (not in Russia, as an geographically-challenged ex-referee suggested to me) fixture looks unlikely.
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:22 pm
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Was it the convenience of playing in Lahndahn that tipped you into the top four last year ? :?

Hope so, as it looks like our away game against Toronto will be in Lahndahn. The Belgrade (not in Russia, as an geographically-challenged ex-referee suggested to me) fixture looks unlikely.

Hardly, we got stuffed down there, not travelling has to help in other ways though. Why Toronto picked London to play us is another matter. Same game, different rules.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Posted by griff1998 on Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:02 pm
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Hardly, we got stuffed down there, not travelling has to help in other ways though. Why Toronto picked London to play us is another matter. Same game, different rules.


It's the game after you come back that's the problem.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Posted by Beaujangles on Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:12 pm
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griff1998 wrote:
It's the game after you come back that's the problem.
It was Sheffield away-so it wasn't a problem we'd have won that even if we'd had to come back from the moon....:)
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