Watersplash final on BBC2

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Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by jobo » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:19 pm

It's on now, BBC2 that is.

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Re: Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by morley pie eater » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:15 pm

I watched highlights of the 1978 Leeds v Saints final on BBC at the weekend. Defences were clearly not as well drilled, but some superb attacking moves - all the better for being off-the-cuff.

Makes me wonder if we should cut down to 12 a side?

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Re: Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by Mike » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:56 pm

morley pie eater wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:15 pm
I watched highlights of the 1978 Leeds v Saints final on BBC at the weekend. Defences were clearly not as well drilled, but some superb attacking moves - all the better for being off-the-cuff.

Makes me wonder if we should cut down to 12 a side?
11-a-side might be the right way to go. The players were tiny back then the pitch looked *so* wide!

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Re: Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by The booze hound » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:10 pm

Mike wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:56 pm
morley pie eater wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:15 pm
I watched highlights of the 1978 Leeds v Saints final on BBC at the weekend. Defences were clearly not as well drilled, but some superb attacking moves - all the better for being off-the-cuff.

Makes me wonder if we should cut down to 12 a side?
11-a-side might be the right way to go. The players were tiny back then the pitch looked *so* wide!
Doing so would also have the side effect of automatically creating a (relatively) bigger playing pool.

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Re: Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:15 pm

The booze hound wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:10 pm
Mike wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:56 pm
morley pie eater wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:15 pm
I watched highlights of the 1978 Leeds v Saints final on BBC at the weekend. Defences were clearly not as well drilled, but some superb attacking moves - all the better for being off-the-cuff.

Makes me wonder if we should cut down to 12 a side?
11-a-side might be the right way to go. The players were tiny back then the pitch looked *so* wide!
Doing so would also have the side effect of automatically creating a (relatively) bigger playing pool.
Good point, and we certainly need it to sustain a 12-team league, let alone go to 13 or 14. It would help with costs too.

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Re: Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by moto748 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:34 pm

Heh! I have told RU fans I know quite often that their game would be considerably improved by losing one or two players. Which has always met with a dusty response. But I think it's true. For our game, i think the need is less pressing, bit it's certainly a point.

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Re: Watersplash final on BBC2

Post by moto748 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:46 pm

Also, and I may have mentioned this before, is it just me who gets irritated by the BBC continually wheeling out th so-called Watersplash" Final?

Focussing on a mishap like that, it makes our sport out to be a bloody joke.

Ask any sports fan what they know about rugby league, and they might well say, "isn't that the sport where that bloke missed that easy kick?" :evil: :evil:

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