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 Post subject: FRIDAY THE 13TH
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm 
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It's going to be a cracking evening (Morning here) of edge of your seat stuff, so let's hope that both the powers that be, the clubs and SKY flog the 'arris out of it this week.
Before the main feast, we have the starter of Castleford at Wigan, with both sides desperately in need of the points to secure a decent play-off spot or even just a play-off spot. WIGAN

The The Main Course 5 dish detestation menu.

HKR travel to Salford. HKR win they are safe, whilst Salford (depending on the Pies/Cas result) may well be secure in the Top 5. That sad, Salford may also still be with in touching distance of 2nd and will be looking to get a big win to overtake Wire's +/- SALFORD

St Helens travel to FC, who like the side most likely to miss out on the 5, but they have shown that they can play well, so a lot may depend on the side that St Helens stick on the coach. ST HELENS

Warrington travel to Leeds knowing that a big win will get them 3rd ( or even 2nd (depending on the Pies/Cas result), whilst Leeds will want to put on a decent show for their fans, who have suffered this year but who have still made them the #1 supported club this year. WARRINGTON

London travel to Wakefield, knowing a win makes them safe, which in itself is a fantastic position for a team tipped to won no games all year to be in. Wakefield are a different proposition to the side already beaten twice by London this year and whilst me heart want London, the head says WAKEFIELD

Huddersfield host a Dragons side that gave up a month ago and will be aware that they have a 60 points +/- buffer over London, but they will need to stop Catalan from bullying them early. HUDDERSFIELD

So, if I am right, London go down on points difference with HKR saved by the bell. 20 Points, is I believe the highest points tally for any team relegated or finishing last and if we do go down, I'd still have Danny Ward as coach of the year for 2019.

This has been a great season so far and it's looking like the competition is just about where it needs to be structure wise. The addition of the Reserve grade next year will hopefully not impact too much on the championship in 2020, with more academy kids who drift from the game being given chances in the championship, which in itself (Manchester Merc aside) been a pretty close affair too.






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£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.

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 Post subject: Re: FRIDAY THE 13TH
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:14 am 
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Call Me God wrote:It's going to be a cracking evening (Morning here) of edge of your seat stuff, so let's hope that both the powers that be, the clubs and SKY flog the 'arris out of it this week.
Before the main feast, we have the starter of Castleford at Wigan, with both sides desperately in need of the points to secure a decent play-off spot or even just a play-off spot. WIGAN

The The Main Course 5 dish detestation menu.

HKR travel to Salford. HKR win they are safe, whilst Salford (depending on the Pies/Cas result) may well be secure in the Top 5. That sad, Salford may also still be with in touching distance of 2nd and will be looking to get a big win to overtake Wire's +/- SALFORD

St Helens travel to FC, who like the side most likely to miss out on the 5, but they have shown that they can play well, so a lot may depend on the side that St Helens stick on the coach. ST HELENS

Warrington travel to Leeds knowing that a big win will get them 3rd ( or even 2nd (depending on the Pies/Cas result), whilst Leeds will want to put on a decent show for their fans, who have suffered this year but who have still made them the #1 supported club this year. WARRINGTON

London travel to Wakefield, knowing a win makes them safe, which in itself is a fantastic position for a team tipped to won no games all year to be in. Wakefield are a different proposition to the side already beaten twice by London this year and whilst me heart want London, the head says WAKEFIELD

Huddersfield host a Dragons side that gave up a month ago and will be aware that they have a 60 points +/- buffer over London, but they will need to stop Catalan from bullying them early. HUDDERSFIELD

So, if I am right, London go down on points difference with HKR saved by the bell. 20 Points, is I believe the highest points tally for any team relegated or finishing last and if we do go down, I'd still have Danny Ward as coach of the year for 2019.

This has been a great season so far and it's looking like the competition is just about where it needs to be structure wise. The addition of the Reserve grade next year will hopefully not impact too much on the championship in 2020, with more academy kids who drift from the game being given chances in the championship, which in itself (Manchester Merc aside) been a pretty close affair too.


Cant disagree with much of that but, London will definitely fancy their chances of making it 3/3 against Trinity and I think it may be Wakefield that are saved on points difference.
Mind you, I prefer your prediction :D

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Call Me God wrote:I'd still have Danny Ward as coach of the year for 2019.


I think he would be in the running worked wonders, but there's someone else who has pretty much done the impossible this season and his team were predicted to be next to you second bottom, however going into the last game he has the chance of finishing second top or 3/4 whilst having a tiny squad losing players and coaching staff during the season and with almost half the spend of the others around him.

Both been reconised with GB call ups and both their stock must be very high ATM.

As for your predictions I agree however obviously I'd like Cas/Leeds wins.






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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:48 am 
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Call Me God wrote:It's going to be a cracking evening (Morning here) of edge of your seat stuff, so let's hope that both the powers that be, the clubs and SKY flog the 'arris out of it this week.
Before the main feast, we have the starter of Castleford at Wigan, with both sides desperately in need of the points to secure a decent play-off spot or even just a play-off spot. WIGAN

The The Main Course 5 dish detestation menu.

HKR travel to Salford. HKR win they are safe, whilst Salford (depending on the Pies/Cas result) may well be secure in the Top 5. That sad, Salford may also still be with in touching distance of 2nd and will be looking to get a big win to overtake Wire's +/- SALFORD

St Helens travel to FC, who like the side most likely to miss out on the 5, but they have shown that they can play well, so a lot may depend on the side that St Helens stick on the coach. ST HELENS

Warrington travel to Leeds knowing that a big win will get them 3rd ( or even 2nd (depending on the Pies/Cas result), whilst Leeds will want to put on a decent show for their fans, who have suffered this year but who have still made them the #1 supported club this year. WARRINGTON

London travel to Wakefield, knowing a win makes them safe, which in itself is a fantastic position for a team tipped to won no games all year to be in. Wakefield are a different proposition to the side already beaten twice by London this year and whilst me heart want London, the head says WAKEFIELD

Huddersfield host a Dragons side that gave up a month ago and will be aware that they have a 60 points +/- buffer over London, but they will need to stop Catalan from bullying them early. HUDDERSFIELD

So, if I am right, London go down on points difference with HKR saved by the bell. 20 Points, is I believe the highest points tally for any team relegated or finishing last and if we do go down, I'd still have Danny Ward as coach of the year for 2019.

This has been a great season so far and it's looking like the competition is just about where it needs to be structure wise. The addition of the Reserve grade next year will hopefully not impact too much on the championship in 2020, with more academy kids who drift from the game being given chances in the championship, which in itself (Manchester Merc aside) been a pretty close affair too.


That's a fair summary - although like lots of WT fans, I think we'll be saved by Salford, rather than by our own efforts against London; I think you have the beating of us.

With regard to Danny Ward - I agree he's significantly over-delivered based on the predictions of virtually every pundit and fan - but I think Ian Watson pips him for coach of the year; after everything they've been through, to be in the position they're in and playing some really entertaining rugby, is nothing short of a miracle.

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 Post subject: Re: FRIDAY THE 13TH
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:17 pm 
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bren2k wrote:That's a fair summary - although like lots of WT fans, I think we'll be saved by Salford, rather than by our own efforts against London; I think you have the beating of us.

With regard to Danny Ward - I agree he's significantly over-delivered based on the predictions of virtually every pundit and fan - but I think Ian Watson pips him for coach of the year; after everything they've been through, to be in the position they're in and playing some really entertaining rugby, is nothing short of a miracle.


If London were to survive in SL, it would be one hell of an achievement by Ward.
However, should Salford get anywhere close to the GF, arguably Watson would have surpassed Ward's unbelievable feat.

Maybe in this scenario, the award should be shared. Mind you, in context, a top coach gong would be nothing at the side of what each of these blokes has done for their respective clubs.

Let's see just what Friday brings. It's certainly THE tightest ever finish to a SL season and all without the contrived 3 x 8 structure !

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Could/Should Sky show all games on Friday night using the red button thing it would be a good thing for all the neutrals, But thinking about it now sky won't get that many watching it live i suppose due to all the fans of the respective clubs being at their own game.

But differently squeaky bum time for all of us involved.


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London to beat Wakey.
Hudds to beat Le Dracs.
Salford to beat HKR.

HKR relegated unfortunately IMO. :( :( :(

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Tigerade wrote:London to beat Wakey.
Hudds to beat Le Dracs.
Salford to beat HKR.

HKR relegated unfortunately IMO. :( :( :(

More likely Wakefield out of them and KR.

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IR80 wrote:More likely Wakefield out of them and KR.


No - Wakey would survive on points diff.

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Holbrook will be coach of the year by a landslide






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