Jamie Foster: I may switch to RU from Bradford Bulls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jamie Foster is attracting interest from Aviva Premiership clubs and admits it would be "tough" to play in the Championship should the Bulls be relegated Jamie Foster is attracting interest from Aviva Premiership clubs and admits it would be "tough" to play in the Championship should the Bulls be relegated

BULLS winger Jamie Foster has revealed he is attracting interest from Aviva Premiership clubs as he ponders a potential code switch next season.

The former St Helens star says he loves life at Odsal but, with the Bulls’ Super League status now hanging by a thread following Friday’s heavy home defeat to Hull KR, Foster and a number of other players are weighing up their options.

With relegation looking increasingly likely, it remains to be seen which players will be offered deals to play in the Championship and who would be willing to stay.

Foster, who has not featured in the Bulls’ last four games, told the T&A: “I think other clubs understand the possibility of players becoming available at Bradford.

“We’re still not sure what’s going to happen with the points and whether Marc Green will take it to the High Court.

“It’s a tricky task to stay up but we still believe we can do it. That’s everyone’s focus but it’s always nice to have a bit of interest from other clubs.

“I’m fortunate enough that there has been a bit of interest and a few enquiries made, although I’m trying to keep fully focused on Bradford.

“It’s just a matter of getting the opportunity though, because your mind does drift when you’re sitting out every week. I don’t want my mind to drift but it has been tough.”

Foster boasts a fine goalkicking record and says he is not adverse to the prospect of switching codes to rugby union – and a significant increase in wages.

The 23-year-old explained: “The main interest I’ve had is from the other code. Rugby league is where my heart is but rugby union is where the salaries are – and that’s the truth.

“I’ve been kicking goals with a conversion rate of over 80 per cent for the last four years and maybe, with the balls they use in rugby union, I could improve on that further to maybe 90 per cent.

“Stephen Myler moved from rugby league and has done well at Northampton and Kyle Eastmond has done it too.

“I’ve not played union before but I would play wing or full back and have started watching it more regularly.”

Asked if he would consider staying with the Bulls should they be relegated, Foster said: “I think it would be tough.

“There are some lads who have played in some big games for some big teams and they’re only just approaching the peak of their career.

“If you’re one of the guys who have been there, done it and are just looking for a season to finish off, then you can understand them wanting to stay.

“But if you’re 23, 24 or 25 and have had a bit of interest, it’s going to be a case of playing Championship rugby or staying in Super League rugby with a better salary or switching codes.”

Meanwhile, managing director Steve Ferres said the Bulls had received an “overwhelming” response to the head coach vacancy, “both in terms of quality and quantity”.

Ferres added: “The level of interest clearly shows that the Bradford Bulls brand remains highly regarded throughout the rugby league world and beyond.

“There are plenty of candidates bidding to coach our team from across the globe, some with direct links to the club and others with none whatsoever.

“We have received a host of applications over the past few days and the quality of coaches applying suggest the club will be in a strong position moving forward.

“We must take the necessary time to appoint the right man for the job but we are mindful of acting swiftly on the matter.”

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8:15am Mon 23 Jun 14

flashdonut says...

Said it before and I will say it again. Players are the only ones that don't seem to get a raw deal. The fans raised and lost 500k. The coaches went unpaid and some got sacked. The fans turn up to watch these dreadful performances. Yet we are today reading how they may get paid more next year playing Union. That's a tad disrespectful to the paying fans if you ask me. I know FC had an almighty challenge with what happened, Carvell, Sammut, Heath, Scruton & Bateman all leaving. And I don't blame those players, but again, those players are ok. However the players we still have are under performing. We were never gonna be top 4, but they don't have an announce of pride putting on that shirt (Donno, Kear and Olbison aside maybe). Stuffed at home by HKR is not acceptable. A close defeat maybe. But rolling over and surrendering like a bunch of Frenchmen is not acceptable. But hey, next year they will get paid handsomely again.
Said it before and I will say it again. Players are the only ones that don't seem to get a raw deal. The fans raised and lost 500k. The coaches went unpaid and some got sacked. The fans turn up to watch these dreadful performances. Yet we are today reading how they may get paid more next year playing Union. That's a tad disrespectful to the paying fans if you ask me. I know FC had an almighty challenge with what happened, Carvell, Sammut, Heath, Scruton & Bateman all leaving. And I don't blame those players, but again, those players are ok. However the players we still have are under performing. We were never gonna be top 4, but they don't have an announce of pride putting on that shirt (Donno, Kear and Olbison aside maybe). Stuffed at home by HKR is not acceptable. A close defeat maybe. But rolling over and surrendering like a bunch of Frenchmen is not acceptable. But hey, next year they will get paid handsomely again. flashdonut
  • Score: 24

8:35am Mon 23 Jun 14

blue marlin says...

flashdonut wrote:
Said it before and I will say it again. Players are the only ones that don't seem to get a raw deal. The fans raised and lost 500k. The coaches went unpaid and some got sacked. The fans turn up to watch these dreadful performances. Yet we are today reading how they may get paid more next year playing Union. That's a tad disrespectful to the paying fans if you ask me. I know FC had an almighty challenge with what happened, Carvell, Sammut, Heath, Scruton & Bateman all leaving. And I don't blame those players, but again, those players are ok. However the players we still have are under performing. We were never gonna be top 4, but they don't have an announce of pride putting on that shirt (Donno, Kear and Olbison aside maybe). Stuffed at home by HKR is not acceptable. A close defeat maybe. But rolling over and surrendering like a bunch of Frenchmen is not acceptable. But hey, next year they will get paid handsomely again.
you forgot to mention the supplies who lost money as well
[quote][p][bold]flashdonut[/bold] wrote: Said it before and I will say it again. Players are the only ones that don't seem to get a raw deal. The fans raised and lost 500k. The coaches went unpaid and some got sacked. The fans turn up to watch these dreadful performances. Yet we are today reading how they may get paid more next year playing Union. That's a tad disrespectful to the paying fans if you ask me. I know FC had an almighty challenge with what happened, Carvell, Sammut, Heath, Scruton & Bateman all leaving. And I don't blame those players, but again, those players are ok. However the players we still have are under performing. We were never gonna be top 4, but they don't have an announce of pride putting on that shirt (Donno, Kear and Olbison aside maybe). Stuffed at home by HKR is not acceptable. A close defeat maybe. But rolling over and surrendering like a bunch of Frenchmen is not acceptable. But hey, next year they will get paid handsomely again.[/p][/quote]you forgot to mention the supplies who lost money as well blue marlin
  • Score: 11

8:38am Mon 23 Jun 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

I can't blame him as he is still young and with the increased salary cap in Union next season we are going to see a drain on league players as they switch codes.

however he will have to learn to tackle, pass and kick from hand to play Union. His goal kicking is good and he finishes easy tries but he is not a Ryan Hall.

Union already has one orange walking hairstyle in Gavin Hastings and does not need another.
I can't blame him as he is still young and with the increased salary cap in Union next season we are going to see a drain on league players as they switch codes. however he will have to learn to tackle, pass and kick from hand to play Union. His goal kicking is good and he finishes easy tries but he is not a Ryan Hall. Union already has one orange walking hairstyle in Gavin Hastings and does not need another. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 9

8:43am Mon 23 Jun 14

Van Bellen's Baby says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
I can't blame him as he is still young and with the increased salary cap in Union next season we are going to see a drain on league players as they switch codes.

however he will have to learn to tackle, pass and kick from hand to play Union. His goal kicking is good and he finishes easy tries but he is not a Ryan Hall.

Union already has one orange walking hairstyle in Gavin Hastings and does not need another.
and Gavin Henson ;-)
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: I can't blame him as he is still young and with the increased salary cap in Union next season we are going to see a drain on league players as they switch codes. however he will have to learn to tackle, pass and kick from hand to play Union. His goal kicking is good and he finishes easy tries but he is not a Ryan Hall. Union already has one orange walking hairstyle in Gavin Hastings and does not need another.[/p][/quote]and Gavin Henson ;-) Van Bellen's Baby
  • Score: 12

8:58am Mon 23 Jun 14

Videoref says...

The first of many. You can see that by the attitude on the pitch-just waiting for the season to end now.
The first of many. You can see that by the attitude on the pitch-just waiting for the season to end now. Videoref
  • Score: 11

9:01am Mon 23 Jun 14

northern pig says...

No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.
No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt. northern pig
  • Score: 10

9:05am Mon 23 Jun 14

Iknowbest1983 says...

Joke of a statement no wonder he got dropped surprised rugby union want you cause you can't tackle
Joke of a statement no wonder he got dropped surprised rugby union want you cause you can't tackle Iknowbest1983
  • Score: 16

9:22am Mon 23 Jun 14

Ralphie says...

He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at! Ralphie
  • Score: 12

9:25am Mon 23 Jun 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Van Bellen's Baby wrote:
fedupwiththeBS wrote:
I can't blame him as he is still young and with the increased salary cap in Union next season we are going to see a drain on league players as they switch codes.

however he will have to learn to tackle, pass and kick from hand to play Union. His goal kicking is good and he finishes easy tries but he is not a Ryan Hall.

Union already has one orange walking hairstyle in Gavin Hastings and does not need another.
and Gavin Henson ;-)
well spotted it is hardly hair gel needed by Hastings
[quote][p][bold]Van Bellen's Baby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: I can't blame him as he is still young and with the increased salary cap in Union next season we are going to see a drain on league players as they switch codes. however he will have to learn to tackle, pass and kick from hand to play Union. His goal kicking is good and he finishes easy tries but he is not a Ryan Hall. Union already has one orange walking hairstyle in Gavin Hastings and does not need another.[/p][/quote]and Gavin Henson ;-)[/p][/quote]well spotted it is hardly hair gel needed by Hastings fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 4

10:00am Mon 23 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

More suited to union, All they do is kick so that's all he can do. Not sure how the gin and tonic brigade will take to his portable spray tan booth in changing room .
More suited to union, All they do is kick so that's all he can do. Not sure how the gin and tonic brigade will take to his portable spray tan booth in changing room . axelf1963
  • Score: 7

10:13am Mon 23 Jun 14

Paul from Idle says...

He's no chance.......can't hack it in league no chance in Union, he'd have to commoit!!
He's no chance.......can't hack it in league no chance in Union, he'd have to commoit!! Paul from Idle
  • Score: 1

10:43am Mon 23 Jun 14

edmo57 says...

rats leaving a sinking ship no wonder we are in a mess with attitudes like that.i can imagine the conversations going on after training ( if they are actually doing much) get rid now and play the kids at least they might have pride in the shirt..
rats leaving a sinking ship no wonder we are in a mess with attitudes like that.i can imagine the conversations going on after training ( if they are actually doing much) get rid now and play the kids at least they might have pride in the shirt.. edmo57
  • Score: 11

10:46am Mon 23 Jun 14

Videoref says...

northern pig wrote:
No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.
Thing is, who do you keep? Without doubt Kearney & Purtell will go back, Henry & Manaukafoa aren't worth keeping, Fosters already decided, Diskin & Walker retiring, loanees go back to their own clubs for 2015 Ferguson long term sicknote so that only leaves Kear, Addy, Donaldson, Olbison & O'Brian and maybe George worth keeping. Widnes and Warrington will come after O'Brian and Hull will be after Kear & Donaldson. Doesn't leave a lot to save does it?
Our only hope in Championship is we can sign some journeymen to win some games for next year and start rebuilding from scratch again
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.[/p][/quote]Thing is, who do you keep? Without doubt Kearney & Purtell will go back, Henry & Manaukafoa aren't worth keeping, Fosters already decided, Diskin & Walker retiring, loanees go back to their own clubs for 2015 Ferguson long term sicknote so that only leaves Kear, Addy, Donaldson, Olbison & O'Brian and maybe George worth keeping. Widnes and Warrington will come after O'Brian and Hull will be after Kear & Donaldson. Doesn't leave a lot to save does it? Our only hope in Championship is we can sign some journeymen to win some games for next year and start rebuilding from scratch again Videoref
  • Score: 8

10:56am Mon 23 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Paul from Idle wrote:
He's no chance.......can't hack it in league no chance in Union, he'd have to commoit!!
I'd say he;'s got every chance. He'll make far fewer tackles, get the ball far less, and will get more kicks at goal, so the points he'll provide form all the penalties will outweigh any of his defensive failings.
[quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: He's no chance.......can't hack it in league no chance in Union, he'd have to commoit!![/p][/quote]I'd say he;'s got every chance. He'll make far fewer tackles, get the ball far less, and will get more kicks at goal, so the points he'll provide form all the penalties will outweigh any of his defensive failings. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 7

12:42pm Mon 23 Jun 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

Ralphie wrote:
He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him? The Fat Lady Sings
  • Score: 3

12:50pm Mon 23 Jun 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

Videoref wrote:
northern pig wrote:
No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.
Thing is, who do you keep? Without doubt Kearney & Purtell will go back, Henry & Manaukafoa aren't worth keeping, Fosters already decided, Diskin & Walker retiring, loanees go back to their own clubs for 2015 Ferguson long term sicknote so that only leaves Kear, Addy, Donaldson, Olbison & O'Brian and maybe George worth keeping. Widnes and Warrington will come after O'Brian and Hull will be after Kear & Donaldson. Doesn't leave a lot to save does it?
Our only hope in Championship is we can sign some journeymen to win some games for next year and start rebuilding from scratch again
You are spot on! There will be no instant return. That will cost money and lack substance. Face facts, the only way to build sustainability is from the bottom up. So get used to the delights of Crown Flatt, Mount Pleasant (an oxymoron), Derwent Park et al. It's going to be one long haul.
I think the Wakefield win has made players realise that even if we received the full six points back, we do not have two wins in the side to overhaul Salford (assuming they do not win again!). A long running sad story that is finally coming to an unhappy ending with the main villains riding off into obscurity, scot free.
[quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.[/p][/quote]Thing is, who do you keep? Without doubt Kearney & Purtell will go back, Henry & Manaukafoa aren't worth keeping, Fosters already decided, Diskin & Walker retiring, loanees go back to their own clubs for 2015 Ferguson long term sicknote so that only leaves Kear, Addy, Donaldson, Olbison & O'Brian and maybe George worth keeping. Widnes and Warrington will come after O'Brian and Hull will be after Kear & Donaldson. Doesn't leave a lot to save does it? Our only hope in Championship is we can sign some journeymen to win some games for next year and start rebuilding from scratch again[/p][/quote]You are spot on! There will be no instant return. That will cost money and lack substance. Face facts, the only way to build sustainability is from the bottom up. So get used to the delights of Crown Flatt, Mount Pleasant (an oxymoron), Derwent Park et al. It's going to be one long haul. I think the Wakefield win has made players realise that even if we received the full six points back, we do not have two wins in the side to overhaul Salford (assuming they do not win again!). A long running sad story that is finally coming to an unhappy ending with the main villains riding off into obscurity, scot free. The Fat Lady Sings
  • Score: 7

1:17pm Mon 23 Jun 14

northern pig says...

The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
They changed a rule that in the sixties was if the ball was made dead by an attacking player by virtue of a kick, the defending side had to drop out from under the posts.It was changed after the Northern played Bramley at Barley Mow,on a glue pot of a pitch on which gaining yardage was ny on impossible. So They passed the ball to Terry who on several occasions was behind the Northern 20 metre line and he kicked it dead at the other end.I have never seen a better kicker of a rugby ball than Terry! ever.
[quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]They changed a rule that in the sixties was if the ball was made dead by an attacking player by virtue of a kick, the defending side had to drop out from under the posts.It was changed after the Northern played Bramley at Barley Mow,on a glue pot of a pitch on which gaining yardage was ny on impossible. So They passed the ball to Terry who on several occasions was behind the Northern 20 metre line and he kicked it dead at the other end.I have never seen a better kicker of a rugby ball than Terry! ever. northern pig
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sad bull says...

The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.
[quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy. Sad bull
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Mon 23 Jun 14

blue marlin says...

Sad bull wrote:
The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.
A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide.
Happy days.
[quote][p][bold]Sad bull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.[/p][/quote]A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide. Happy days. blue marlin
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

nosher says...

Just can't see us having any good players next year to even compete in the championship.
Just can't see us having any good players next year to even compete in the championship. nosher
  • Score: 3

2:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

1964gc says...

To me it is Foster just trying to alert clubs to himself!

cant see him ever hitting the heights,even if he does get an offer I can certainly see him being "found out "in the other code as many people before him were.

get him off the wage bill I say
To me it is Foster just trying to alert clubs to himself! cant see him ever hitting the heights,even if he does get an offer I can certainly see him being "found out "in the other code as many people before him were. get him off the wage bill I say 1964gc
  • Score: 6

3:32pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Bowlingboy says...

The guy is pump anyway no real loss,
There is a fair few in the team that certainly aren't up to Super League.
Looking at what I have seen from the championship they aren't championship standard either..
The guy is pump anyway no real loss, There is a fair few in the team that certainly aren't up to Super League. Looking at what I have seen from the championship they aren't championship standard either.. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Mon 23 Jun 14

monobrow man says...

A try every 2 games and over a 1000 point already, yeah nobody will want to sign him a good coach will get a diamond signing him
A try every 2 games and over a 1000 point already, yeah nobody will want to sign him a good coach will get a diamond signing him monobrow man
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Bullinlancs79 says...

Not a good player agreed but u can't blame him for putting himself in the shop window to get another job. He's not the brightest by all accounts so not surprised he has done it this way .

He won't go to union cos he can't tackle and has very little speed for a winger.

I don't wish any ill on any rugby league player cos very few people can do what they do for such little money
Not a good player agreed but u can't blame him for putting himself in the shop window to get another job. He's not the brightest by all accounts so not surprised he has done it this way . He won't go to union cos he can't tackle and has very little speed for a winger. I don't wish any ill on any rugby league player cos very few people can do what they do for such little money Bullinlancs79
  • Score: 4

3:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

1964gc says...

monobrow man wrote:
A try every 2 games and over a 1000 point already, yeah nobody will want to sign him a good coach will get a diamond signing him
yet saints did nt think so..... ,

good kicker nothing else
[quote][p][bold]monobrow man[/bold] wrote: A try every 2 games and over a 1000 point already, yeah nobody will want to sign him a good coach will get a diamond signing him[/p][/quote]yet saints did nt think so..... , good kicker nothing else 1964gc
  • Score: 2

4:00pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Ralphie says...

The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
Yes I did watch Terry Price and he was much more than a goal kicker. The point I was making is that t the end of his career he went to try out for the Buffalo Bills in American Football where the place kicker only comes on the field to take the kicks.
[quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]Yes I did watch Terry Price and he was much more than a goal kicker. The point I was making is that t the end of his career he went to try out for the Buffalo Bills in American Football where the place kicker only comes on the field to take the kicks. Ralphie
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Mon 23 Jun 14

mumbyfan says...

blue marlin wrote:
Sad bull wrote:
The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.
A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide.
Happy days.
16/9/1979 Doncaster away in John Player Trophy.

Northern won 48-0. Steve Ferres kicked 5 goals, Ian Van Bellen only kicked 1
[quote][p][bold]blue marlin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sad bull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.[/p][/quote]A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide. Happy days.[/p][/quote]16/9/1979 Doncaster away in John Player Trophy. Northern won 48-0. Steve Ferres kicked 5 goals, Ian Van Bellen only kicked 1 mumbyfan
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5:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

mumbyfan says...

Luke Gale to Castleford is a definate as well.

Trust me.
Luke Gale to Castleford is a definate as well. Trust me. mumbyfan
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Mon 23 Jun 14

blue marlin says...

mumbyfan wrote:
blue marlin wrote:
Sad bull wrote:
The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.
A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide.
Happy days.
16/9/1979 Doncaster away in John Player Trophy.

Northern won 48-0. Steve Ferres kicked 5 goals, Ian Van Bellen only kicked 1
Well i never, I stand corrected, just goes to show what old age, rose tinted glasses and a few too many tetleys does for you
New coach to be announced tomorrow
[quote][p][bold]mumbyfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blue marlin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sad bull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.[/p][/quote]A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide. Happy days.[/p][/quote]16/9/1979 Doncaster away in John Player Trophy. Northern won 48-0. Steve Ferres kicked 5 goals, Ian Van Bellen only kicked 1[/p][/quote]Well i never, I stand corrected, just goes to show what old age, rose tinted glasses and a few too many tetleys does for you New coach to be announced tomorrow blue marlin
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6:28pm Mon 23 Jun 14

colgre says...

Videoref wrote:
northern pig wrote:
No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.
Thing is, who do you keep? Without doubt Kearney & Purtell will go back, Henry & Manaukafoa aren't worth keeping, Fosters already decided, Diskin & Walker retiring, loanees go back to their own clubs for 2015 Ferguson long term sicknote so that only leaves Kear, Addy, Donaldson, Olbison & O'Brian and maybe George worth keeping. Widnes and Warrington will come after O'Brian and Hull will be after Kear & Donaldson. Doesn't leave a lot to save does it?
Our only hope in Championship is we can sign some journeymen to win some games for next year and start rebuilding from scratch again
a 100 % bang on post.....would like to see Ainscough back with us , he really tries hard and is prepared to work his nuts off as has been seen before....
[quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: No point MG appealing the points deduction with wakey now on 12 points,he might as well save is money.and also take his time over the coaching appointment,it is a big call for the club and it's fans, they need to get it right maybe.the right coach could may be able to persuade the players who the club think are good enough to stay,plus recruiting some proven quality guys, to try and get back into superleague at the first attempt.[/p][/quote]Thing is, who do you keep? Without doubt Kearney & Purtell will go back, Henry & Manaukafoa aren't worth keeping, Fosters already decided, Diskin & Walker retiring, loanees go back to their own clubs for 2015 Ferguson long term sicknote so that only leaves Kear, Addy, Donaldson, Olbison & O'Brian and maybe George worth keeping. Widnes and Warrington will come after O'Brian and Hull will be after Kear & Donaldson. Doesn't leave a lot to save does it? Our only hope in Championship is we can sign some journeymen to win some games for next year and start rebuilding from scratch again[/p][/quote]a 100 % bang on post.....would like to see Ainscough back with us , he really tries hard and is prepared to work his nuts off as has been seen before.... colgre
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Mon 23 Jun 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

mumbyfan wrote:
blue marlin wrote:
Sad bull wrote:
The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Ralphie wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at!
Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?
Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.
A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide.
Happy days.
16/9/1979 Doncaster away in John Player Trophy.

Northern won 48-0. Steve Ferres kicked 5 goals, Ian Van Bellen only kicked 1
Lmao that was a game worthy of a Van Bellen goal in the same way Vagana kicked one at Fev and a certain Roy Powell kicking one at odsal!! Mind you it was a belting toe ender from Ian and a right rub in the wounds goal for Donny
[quote][p][bold]mumbyfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blue marlin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sad bull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: He'd be better off trying American fooball like Terry Price did, where the kicker just comes on the field to take the place kicks because it's the only thing he's good at![/p][/quote]Terry Price was much more than a goal-kicker. Did you ever watch him?[/p][/quote]Terry Price was a class act. A brilliant goal kicker ( I remember 6 from 6 in a gale at Dewsbury ) but he had good feet too for a big guy.[/p][/quote]A bit off topic but i once went to Doncaster to see the northern at there old ground, think Peter Fox was coach when Ian Van Bellen kick and i will stand correcting 7 out of 8 may have been more.He had one from the touch line to give him a 100% record on the day but it driffted wide. Happy days.[/p][/quote]16/9/1979 Doncaster away in John Player Trophy. Northern won 48-0. Steve Ferres kicked 5 goals, Ian Van Bellen only kicked 1[/p][/quote]Lmao that was a game worthy of a Van Bellen goal in the same way Vagana kicked one at Fev and a certain Roy Powell kicking one at odsal!! Mind you it was a belting toe ender from Ian and a right rub in the wounds goal for Donny BirchLane-1964
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