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    Off Off Off lol

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    Is Klein the ref?!!

    This is what really annoys me about Rugby though. These young lads have won 20 games throughout the season, remaining unbeaten and yet Leeds could end up with the trophy???? Where is the justice in this. Yes obviously Leeds will have beaten us in the last 2 games, but the best team over the season should take the prize. This game has so many features that other sports could learn from, but this system stinks. In fact its stupid. How can you remain unbeaten throughout the season and win nothing for it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    Is Klein the ref?!!

    This is what really annoys me about Rugby though. These young lads have won 20 games throughout the season, remaining unbeaten and yet Leeds could end up with the trophy???? Where is the justice in this. Yes obviously Leeds will have beaten us in the last 2 games, but the best team over the season should take the prize. This game has so many features that other sports could learn from, but this system stinks. In fact its stupid. How can you remain unbeaten throughout the season and win nothing for it???
    All clubs know the rules at the start of the season and, to be fair, I have heard of few clubs oppose it.
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    Doesn't make it fair though does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Despondent Dave
    All clubs know the rules at the start of the season and, to be fair, I have heard of few clubs oppose it.
    You're right but it's still a shame that such an outstanding season ends with nothing to show for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    Doesn't make it fair though does it?
    Probably not but Saints have benefited from it twice in the Super League era as opposed to once the other way so we mustn't grumble too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by are you blind ref
    You're right but it's still a shame that such an outstanding season ends with nothing to show for it.
    My point exactly, glad someone agrees with me lol

    How must these young lads feel? At 17 they are still boys and their dreams must be shattered.

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    Leeds 26- saints 12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    Doesn't make it fair though does it?

    No it doesn't.

    I wonder if they came back to draw level would they have a replay as there would be no time for extra time to be played.

    Come on you Saints.

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    the play offs are there for one thing only MONEY.but rugby league is like any other business,it has to be profitable.the clubs would lose too much money if the play offs were scrapped.
    fwiw,team that finishes top are champions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    My point exactly, glad someone agrees with me lol

    How must these young lads feel? At 17 they are still boys and their dreams must be shattered.
    At the end of the day, the Junior Academy is about nurturing talent for the future. With 20 wins out of 20 that shows that we have the most to be optimistic about.

    It might hurt the lads now, but the chances are that we still have the best under 18 talent around and, in the long run, that's what really matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ploughman
    the play offs are there for one thing only MONEY.but rugby league is like any other business,it has to be profitable.the clubs would lose too much money if the play offs were scrapped.
    fwiw,team that finishes top are champions
    Exactly, and to not drop a point all season and win nothing???

    Maybe at junior level, it should be the top team, I dont know really but am gutted that this has happened for them.

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    I feel like crying for them - all that hard work during the year and no recognition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Despondent Dave
    At the end of the day, the Junior Academy is about nurturing talent for the future. With 20 wins out of 20 that shows that we have the most to be optimistic about.

    It might hurt the lads now, but the chances are that we still have the best under 18 talent around and, in the long run, that's what really matters.
    Okay semi-agreement with you there

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    PS Dave, when we give City a good tonking at OT, you gonna take your Fergie signature vid off???!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    Exactly, and to not drop a point all season and win nothing???

    Maybe at junior level, it should be the top team, I dont know really but am gutted that this has happened for them.
    It's all about preparing them for the first team.

    If the first team plays that system then it makes sense to subject the academy players to that same mental preparation they are going to have to face at the top level.

    At the end of the day we have lost to Leeds, and lost twice. Maybe Leeds saved their best for the Play Offs. Maybe they had a load of injuries. We only beat them by two at their place in the regular season.

    We have beaten each other twice so it's not wholly unfair.

    At the end of the day we all expected Bradford in 1999 and Wigan in 2000 to take it on the chin. We have to do the same.

    It's a shame but if they were so superior then they would have won tonight too. They didn't and by the sounds of it, they have failed by some distance.

    You have to be mentally tough as well as having the ability. It will benefit them in the future to learn from this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    PS Dave, when we give City a good tonking at OT, you gonna take your Fergie signature vid off???!!!
    I should think I will be bored with it by then anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintly woman
    Leeds 26- saints 12

    Thank you for keeping us informed
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    Quote Originally Posted by are you blind ref
    Thank you for keeping us informed
    Very polite lady aren't you! Brought up well

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    Final score Whinos 26 Saints 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintly woman
    Leeds 26- saints 12


    Is that the final score?



    OOOOOOOOOps you beat me to it.

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    FINAL SCORE Whinos 26 Saints 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    Very polite lady aren't you! Brought up well
    Why thank you kind sir

    Mind you, I might not be so polite a week on Saturday, especially if there are any dubious refereeing decisions
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    Quote Originally Posted by are you blind ref
    Why thank you kind sir

    Mind you, I might not be so polite a week on Saturday, especially if there are any dubious refereeing decisions


    As if you're really that polite, living in Burtonwood
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