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#61 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

The heritage ball looks class!
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boy do I want one of these.
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#62 hindle xiii

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

The heritage ball looks class!
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£59.99, leather too.

http://www.lovell-ru...lica-Rugby-Ball

edit: 200 available.

Edited by hindle xiii, 15 November 2012 - 09:07 AM.

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#63 Futtocks

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

All 14 supporters balls here:
http://www.steeden.c...C Country Balls


The sizes available are listed as '5' and 'Midi', which doesn't tell me much.

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#64 Gav Wilson

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

The sizes available are listed as '5' and 'Midi', which doesn't tell me much.


5 is the standard playing size, and Midi means mini.
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#65 gingerjon

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

The PNG midi ball is out of stock.

I am bereft.
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#66 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

5 is the standard playing size, and Midi means mini.

I thought midi was size 4 (9-11 year olds) and mini was size 3 (younger than 8)?
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#67 Gav Wilson

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

I thought midi was size 4 (9-11 year olds) and mini was size 3 (younger than 8)?


Probably aye.
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#68 Futtocks

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Actually, I just noticed some of the balls (England, NZ, Australia) have an extra size, hence the wider price range.

Edited by Futtocks, 15 November 2012 - 11:44 AM.

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#69 Black Country Wire

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

Nice set of balls, that.

I must admit, Steed didn't seem cryptic to me - it's a good name.


I personally thought it cryptic as I'd never heard of "Steeden" until they were mentioned on this thread.

Unlike some on here I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of sports ball manufacturers.

Or any knowledge if it comes to it.

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#70 gingerjon

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

I personally thought it cryptic as I'd never heard of "Steeden" until they were mentioned on this thread.


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#71 Futtocks

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Steed's all very well, but I'd prefer Emma Peel.

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#72 Dave T

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

I personally thought it cryptic as I'd never heard of "Steeden" until they were mentioned on this thread.

Unlike some on here I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of sports ball manufacturers.

Or any knowledge if it comes to it.

That's mad!

You've really never noticed that we've been playing with Rugby Balls with Steeden written across them for a good few years now?

I don't think you need an encyclopedic knowledge of ball manufacturers to know about Steeden!

#73 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Steed's all very well, but I'd prefer Emma Peel.

always a cathy gale man myself
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#74 M j M

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

A good mascot can go a long way towards creating a great tournament experience for spectators. I will never forget, for example, going to the Ice Hockey World Championships in Germany and seeing a giant blue dinosaur dancing with the cheerleaders. Whenever he performed acrobatics or interacted with the fans, it seemed to lift an already cracking atmosphere up a further notch.

Random World Cup dinosaurs are so passe.

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#75 Futtocks

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Talking of mascots, Berlino the Bear had a longer shelf life than most. Created for the World Athletics Championship in Berlin, this hyperactive attention-seeker managed to drop an athlete he was carrying piggyback-style on her victory lap, and I saw him at at least two more sporting events in Germany over the next year or so.
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On the other hand, there was Footix (1998 FIFA World Cup) - the Steve Brookstein of mascots. He made a fleeting appearance at the draw, then was rarely if ever seen again. I believe the 'thespian' inside the suit tried to sue the French FA.

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#76 Johnoco

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Random World Cup dinosaurs are so passe.

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That ball was launched during the 2000 WC wasn't it? And before anyone says it, not launched as in booted.

#77 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

I personally thought it cryptic as I'd never heard of "Steeden" until they were mentioned on this thread.

Unlike some on here I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of sports ball manufacturers.

Or any knowledge if it comes to it.

You've never noticed that we've played with a Steeden ball in most (if not all) professional RL games since about 2005?!
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

I actually quite liked Bluke Tryscorer, but never actually saw him or a replica through the whole tournament. Then again I actually liked Wenlock and Mandeville too although they ended up barely being around.

Best mascot at a major games for me was Mishka the bear for Moscow 1980.

Most terrifying mascots are those for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics.

Most fun recent mascot was the bear at the Athletics World Champs in Berlin - now he was doing a bit of a boogie and everybody loved him.

Worst bear mascot was Oldham in 1996. I remember thinking Super League was doomed at the time when a televised game at Watershedings featured a dog on the pitch being chased off by the bear mascot who looked more drunken tramp than kids entertainer. Happy days.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

The major problem though (and possibly the biggest problem for the entire tournament) is how Steed will be represented?

There are three options:

Number 1: He can be a man in a suit like Grubber. However due to his size the two of them together would look ridiculous as it wouldn't look realistic.

Number 2: He can be a midget in a suit. Still this might raise problems over the respective sizes of Steed and Grubber because even if you got a 7 foot man to be Grubber and the smallest midget in Britain to be Steed than they still might not be the right sizes.

Number 3 - Steed will look like Wilson. But do we really need another Wilson?
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CLEARLY the RFL have not thought this through.

CLEARLY I also need to actually do something with my life..... :(

#80 Dave T

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

And we are worrying that a large bear with a ball may not look realistic? I'm not convinced that is the main objective of a mascot!




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