Offiah

Offiah

Post by Ian Diddam » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Now that Offiah's RL committments are contractually at an end, are there
any rumours that anybody is trying to sign him for RL?  His RU days (now
at Beford) seem well set up, but have we seen the last of Chariots in an
RL shirt?

If so, his "fall from grace" from the top flight has been increedibly
quick and terminal....

Didds.

 
 
 

Offiah

Post by S.M.Ma.. » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00

I wouldn't be surprised if Offiah doesn't play league again.  Playing on
the wing in league requires a higher level of fitness than in union, and
let's face it, he's no spring chicken......

Suzanne

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Matthe » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00

I think we have seen the last of him in RL. His game was all based on
pace. Without that he has little to offer RL - he was never an ace
tackler, a wonderful tactical kicker etc.

He is also one that gave the impression of being a glory/money seeker,
not wanting to contribute to the game as a whole, so would not be a first
choice as a coach.

At his peak, he was one of the few real "stars" RL has had, as was shown
on an episode of "They think it's all over"

Paul Matthews
http://www.triton.u-net.com


 
 
 

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Post by David Newcomb » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Now that Offiah's RL committments are contractually at an end, are there
>any rumours that anybody is trying to sign him for RL?  His RU days (now
>at Beford) seem well set up, but have we seen the last of Chariots in an
>RL shirt?

>If so, his "fall from grace" from the top flight has been increedibly
>quick and terminal....

Did anyone see the broncos v broncos (?), I only saw the highlights but
he seem to run away from the ball when the broncos put up an up and
under and conceded a try.

I think he did it more than once but I only saw the replay's so it could
of been the same incident. Steveo made a comment being out to lunch and
then I think something clever about being able to get away with it in
union.
--
David Newcombe
A Fat old Prop who does not know what's he is talking about anyway.

 
 
 

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Post by Pete » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Now that Offiah's RL committments are contractually at an end, are there
>any rumours that anybody is trying to sign him for RL?  His RU days (now
>at Beford) seem well set up, but have we seen the last of Chariots in an
>RL shirt?

>If so, his "fall from grace" from the top flight has been increedibly
>quick and terminal....

>Didds.

Offiah has been replaced by Cotton, a nine*** year old lad from Wigan(I
think)at London Broncos who incidentally is a tenant of Offiah's(source
Skysport).
It would appear that his career in RL has ended and he will probably end
up just playing for Bedford. They seem to be hiring all the golden
oldies at present plus some fresh *** from NZ.
Bedford are on a big spending spree with Cooke lashing out on players
from all over, there are no doubts what their intentions are - make it
to Div1.
--
Peter
 
 
 

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Post by Steve Morri » Sun, 03 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:


>>Now that Offiah's RL committments are contractually at an end, are there
>>any rumours that anybody is trying to sign him for RL?  His RU days (now
>>at Beford) seem well set up, but have we seen the last of Chariots in an
>>RL shirt?

>>If so, his "fall from grace" from the top flight has been increedibly
>>quick and terminal....

>>Didds.
>Offiah has been replaced by Cotton, a nine*** year old lad from Wigan(I
>think)at London Broncos who incidentally is a tenant of Offiah's(source
>Skysport).
>It would appear that his career in RL has ended and he will probably end
>up just playing for Bedford. They seem to be hiring all the golden
>oldies at present plus some fresh *** from NZ.
>Bedford are on a big spending spree with Cooke lashing out on players
>from all over, there are no doubts what their intentions are - make it
>to Div1.

Offiard of over a try again must be one of the best in both codes, his
record at London is something like 14 in 17 games, which he would have
probably improved on this season if he had stayed for the Oldham, Cas,
Leeds, Salford and Bradford games this season he may well have improved
on this record.

Offiah is a mixed blessing, I'm still convinced he will score tries
given the chances but at what cost?????
--
Steve Morris

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Lon » Sun, 03 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I wouldn't be surprised if Offiah doesn't play league again.  Playing on
> the wing in league requires a higher level of fitness than in union, and
> let's face it, he's no spring chicken......

> Suzanne

The Broncos program for the match with Canterbury said he would be back
next Spring - if this is to be believed.

Andrew

 
 
 

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Post by Alan McAd » Tue, 05 Aug 1997 04:00:00

On Sat, 2 Aug 1997 08:58:06 +0100, Steve Morris

Quote:

>Offiah is a mixed blessing, I'm still convinced he will score tries
>given the chances but at what cost?????

For me, a Wigan fan, the Edwards / Chariots pair were one of the greats.
However, with a motivated and fit duo, I would expect they they can
still muster 2 or 3 tries per match. Can London afford to lose these
points ?

Alan McAdoo

 
 
 

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Post by Ian Diddam » Tue, 05 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> At his peak, he was one of the few real "stars" RL has had, as was shown
> on an episode of "They think it's all over"

Was that the one where they used him in the blindfold test as firstly a
top RL player, and secondly, a yop RU player [sic] ?

Didds.

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Matthe » Tue, 05 Aug 1997 04:00:00

On Mon, 04 Aug 1997 11:40:08 +0100, Ian Diddams

Quote:

>> At his peak, he was one of the few real "stars" RL has had, as was shown
>> on an episode of "They think it's all over"

>Was that the one where they used him in the blindfold test as firstly a
>top RL player, and secondly, a yop RU player [sic] ?

Yup! The comments flying about were "He's the ONLY RL player you know"

Paul Matthews
http://www.triton.u-net.com

 
 
 

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Post by Antonioni P » Tue, 05 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 07:05:20 GMT

> Newsgroups: rec.sport.rugby.league
> Subject: Re: Offiah

> On Sat, 2 Aug 1997 08:58:06 +0100, Steve Morris

> >Offiah is a mixed blessing, I'm still convinced he will score tries
> >given the chances but at what cost?????

> For me, a Wigan fan, the Edwards / Chariots pair were one of the greats.
> However, with a motivated and fit duo, I would expect they they can
> still muster 2 or 3 tries per match. Can London afford to lose these
> points ?

Yes. The difference is that unlike most ESL sides, they don't mind
defending when they have to. The average this season is 17 points a game,
and given they had a couple of shockers earlier on, the true average is
probably lower. Consequently the luxury of an Offiah is less a necessity.
Now Edwards is a different kettle of fish altogether. Every team should
have one!

P.J.

 
 
 

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Post by Chalk » Wed, 06 Aug 1997 04:00:00




:
: > Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 07:05:20 GMT

: > Newsgroups: rec.sport.rugby.league
: > Subject: Re: Offiah
: >
: > On Sat, 2 Aug 1997 08:58:06 +0100, Steve Morris
: >
: > >Offiah is a mixed blessing, I'm still convinced he will score tries
: > >given the chances but at what cost?????
: >
: > For me, a Wigan fan, the Edwards / Chariots pair were one of the
greats.
: > However, with a motivated and fit duo, I would expect they they can
: > still muster 2 or 3 tries per match. Can London afford to lose these
: > points ?
: >
: Yes. The difference is that unlike most ESL sides, they don't mind
: defending when they have to. The average this season is 17 points a game,
: and given they had a couple of shockers earlier on, the true average is
: probably lower.

If you remove every teams shocking results the average will be lower but it
ain't the true one.

Consequently the luxury of an Offiah is less a necessity.
: Now Edwards is a different kettle of fish altogether. Every team should
: have one!
:
: P.J.
:
:
: