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Saints within their rights

6th June 2007 Correspondent 0

St Helens stand out as the rugby league club that has caused the most controversy by fielding weakened teams in league matches to keep their top players as fresh as possible. This time the outcry was not as pronounced as in previous years – possibly because we’ve all grown used to it – but some people were aggrieved at Saints’ perceived arrogance. [Read more…]

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Soul of the North

5th June 2007 Correspondent 0

How often have you sat on a bus these days only to have our eardrums accosted by a chav playing what sounds like Pinky and Perky on speed on his I-pod? Such things would never have occurred in my day. The idea of carrying a wind-up gramophone and several boxes of 78s onto any form of public transport is too ridiculous for words. As for these modern forms of music, what is there to say? It is awful and is crying out to be banned.nn [Read more…]

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Breaking up the Union

30th May 2007 Correspondent 0

Anyone who has followed the news recently will have spotted the debate about Scottish independence and breaking up the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The election of the Scottish National Party to the Scottish Parliament seems to suggest that Great Britain’s time is drawing to a close. It’s been the same story in rugby league. [Read more…]

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Beware of complacency!

26th May 2007 Correspondent 0

Some of my Chemical supporting friends were quite surprised at the events which took place at Wheldon Road recently. They certainly seem to be off to a fine start to the season and Thursday’s win against the Glassblowers must have cheered them all up no end.nn [Read more…]

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Donny’s warning to RL

23rd May 2007 Correspondent 0

Anyone who thinks that introducing a franchise system to Super League would prevent clubs from overstretching themselves must surely have had a wake up call after the recent plight of Doncaster Lakers. The South Yorkshire club are in meltdown because of their overreaching ambitions to be given a franchise in 2009. [Read more…]

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Saints on for treble

30th August 2006 Correspondent 0

On the evidence of Saturday’s Powergen Challenge Cup final it looks as though the Saints will keep on marching through to the engage Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. The Knowsley Road side saw off Huddersfield Giants in comprehensive fashion; and it doesn’t look as though their impressive form will dip between now and mid-October.

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Giants up against it

23rd August 2006 Correspondent 0

This Saturday is the biggest day in the domestic rugby league calendar – for many people the biggest day in the rugby league universe. It is Powergen Challenge Cup final day with Huddersfield Giants and the giants St Helens going head to head for the magnificent old trophy.

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To cap it all

16th August 2006 Correspondent 0

The past two weeks have seen six engage Super League clubs found guilty of infringing salary cap regulations. Bradford and Wigan were, if the punishments are anything to go by, the two worst culprits – with Wakefield, Castleford, Hull and St Helens guilty of minor offences.

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Bad press for National Leagues?

9th August 2006 Correspondent 0

The reaction to the weekend’s Powergen Challenge Cup semi finals which saw Hull Kingston Rovers suffer a 50-0 drubbing at the hands of St Helens is that the game proved LHF National League clubs cannot hope to compete with their engage Super League counterparts, some people even hinting that it isn’t worth promoting the NL1 champions at the end of the season. 

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