MessageboardHome Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation Messageboard
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
Game Info
2015 1st Team Game Info
2014 1st Team Game Info
2013 1st Team Game Info
2012 1st Team Game Info
2011 1st Team Game Info
2010 1st Team Game Info
2009 1st Team Game Info
2008 1st Team Game Info
2007 1st Team Game Info
2006 1st Team Game Info
2005 1st Team Game Info
Hall of Fame
Tony Smith ('03-'07)
Barrie McDermott ('96-'06)

Click Here
2013 Sponsors List
2012 Sponsors List
2011 Sponsors List
2010 Sponsors List
2009 Sponsors List
2008 Sponsors List
2007 Sponsors List
2006 Sponsors List
2005 Sponsors List
The Damo Bit - 19th April 2011
Posted by southstander on April 19 2011 - 09:08:13


Is the Rhinos side suffering under the financial pressure of the new South Stand?

This week Damo suggests that most of us couldn't care less about the stadia, it is all about the team.

Read more here....

All views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the site.

The root of Gary Hetheringtons poor decision making is that he has put the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie stadium at the expense of the quality on the pitch. As a fan, I must express that I 'do not give a damn' what state the stadium is in. I would happily watch the best Leeds Rhinos teams in the dirtiest most broken down of stands, and Iím sure that this is the case with others. After all itís never done me any harm when Iíve watched Leeds Rhinoís v Bradford Bulls at Odslum Top over the years.

What weíre seeing in Super League is an 'antique stadium clear out' that parallels the Leeds great slum clearance of the early 1960s. Weíre getting rid of good, strong and stern buildings. Only to then replace them with namby pamby nonsense. I donít give a damn if I watch Leeds at Old Trafford or The Willows, as long as itís a good Leeds side that Iíve come to watch. But at the moment I wouldnít even pay to watch Leeds at the best stadium in the world.

Without wanting to come across as one of the four Yorkshire men, Iíve never heard anyone ever kick up a serious fuss about the state of the stadiums in Superleague apart from the RFL. Everyone looks back at places like Knowsley Road, Central Park and the Boulevard with fondness because these stadiums held so many memories. Iím sure we were so much happier back in the days when what happened on the pitch mattered more than what happened off it.

I remember watching Leeds Rhinos at Headingley when we had four proper stands and not just the three that we have now. Going further back, I remember when Leeds Rhinos were at Wembley in 1999 and I watched that game in the living room on a ten inch TV screen. In the last couple of years weíve had the luxury of a wide screen TV but Iíve still to come across a day as enjoyable as the one in 1999.

And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you...and they will want cake with it.




Remember Me

Lost Password?
Google Adverts
Member Poll
How will the Rhinos fare in the opening fixtures of the two part season?

Top of the pile

Top Four

Top Eight

Bottom Four

You must login to vote.
All The Latest News
Google Adverts

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. However, if you feel any material on this website is copyrighted or incorrect in any way please contact us at so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.

RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM