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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Posted by Crosfielder on Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:08 pm
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With defenses getting better, players getting fitter and a lot of teams cancelling each other out what's opinions of dropping a man to open up the field?
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Posted by Targaryen_3 on Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:25 pm
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Crosfielder wrote:
With defenses getting better, players getting fitter and a lot of teams cancelling each other out what's opinions of dropping a man to open up the field?


Warrington can afford to drop a man, you have 14 men most weeks
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Posted by sally cinnamon on Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:42 pm
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Yeah but that cliche of the crowd being an extra man is overrated IMO.
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Posted by BrianBradyHandOff on Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:57 pm
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50 years ago I wrote and had published a letter to a now defunct newspaper, The Post and Evening Chronicle advocating 11 a side, scrums to be abolished and any infringements i.e. knock on, forward pass etc, possession turned over to the opposition to be started with a tap penalty. It never happened but I do remember some years ago a 10 a side competition at Central Park amongst around 8 clubs. It was sponsored by the NCB and was very entertaining. Fast and Open.
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:03 pm
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Targaryen_3 wrote:
Warrington can afford to drop a man, you have 14 men most weeks



Reflected by our 15 match winning run we closed the season with.
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Posted by Crosfielder on Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:58 pm
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BrianBradyHandOff wrote:
50 years ago I wrote and had published a letter to a now defunct newspaper, The Post and Evening Chronicle advocating 11 a side, scrums to be abolished and any infringements i.e. knock on, forward pass etc, possession turned over to the opposition to be started with a tap penalty. It never happened but I do remember some years ago a 10 a side competition at Central Park amongst around 8 clubs. It was sponsored by the NCB and was very entertaining. Fast and Open.



It might get over the malaise now in the game.
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Posted by lefty goldblatt on Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:14 pm
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BrianBradyHandOff wrote:
but I do remember some years ago a 10 a side competition at Central Park amongst around 8 clubs. It was sponsored by the NCB and was very entertaining. Fast and Open.


It was the British Coal NINES and we won it
1988. We beat Wigan in the first round, and guess what....the did the Walk
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Posted by The Riddler on Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:34 pm
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lefty goldblatt wrote:
It was the British Coal NINES and we won it
1988. We beat Wigan in the first round, and guess what....the did the Walk


I was there that night.
Very enjoyable and our group got in for half price as we were approached by a steward on the way in who made us, ahem, a special offer.

Back to the original post.
I think this is at least worthy of a trial.
Anything that alleviates the current homogeneous, boring reliance on five drives and a kick has got to be a good thing.
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:26 pm
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Technically we are still the holders.
We beat the Rest Of The World team in the final too.
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Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Posted by MorePlaymakersNeeded on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 pm
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Crosfielder wrote:
With defenses getting better, players getting fitter and a lot of teams cancelling each other out what's opinions of dropping a man to open up the field?

If the 10 metre rule was properly applied, there wouldn't be such a problem.
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