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#1 dkgfd

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

http://www.mirror.co...s-takes-1563667

We need these rebuttals in our world cup year as i fear we will be a major target come October!

Well in Nigel
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#2 keighley

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

http://www.mirror.co...s-takes-1563667

We need these rebuttals in our world cup year as i fear we will be a major target come October!

Well in Nigel


That's a nice riposte to Jones and his guff. I would just love it if England crash and burn in the six nations and England RL steal their press by winning the WC this autumn. It would put a real damper on their arrogance.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

The international scene is what sets rugby union apart from all other codes of football. Its international profile dwarfs utterly that of, say, Australian Rules, Gaelic football and rugby league."

What about Association?
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#4 brooza

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Who is this Nigel Wiskar? I like him.
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#5 gingerjon

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

What about Association?


International soccer doesn't subsidise club football.
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#6 Griff

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

International soccer doesn't subsidise club football.


Not his point.

I like the idea that Gaelic football has any intention of having an international presence. :lol:
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#7 gingerjon

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Not his point.

I like the idea that Gaelic football has any intention of having an international presence. :lol:


We may (possibly rightly) mock but the international rules test match drew over 20,000 in Ireland last time it was played.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Who is this Nigel Wiskar? I like him.


He's been writing about RL for a while now, letting the side down by being all positive and enthusiastic. ;)

The article linked above is his second rebuttal to the anti-RL propagandists. Something we have rarely if ever seen in our lifetimes.

Here's his blog. Enjoy!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

i think Nigel is the journo who named his son after Fui Fui Moi Moi..

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

i think Nigel is the journo who named his son after Fui Fui Moi Moi..


Correct. He did a great blog last year when he went on holiday/tour in Australia, taking in a number of NRL matches and is a massive fan of the game. They naturally met up with Fui Fui whilst over there!

#11 Pie tries

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

This man should be given a free season ticket (plus free pie) to every game !

#12 Pie tries

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

I'm going to buy the daily mirror tomorrow to show my support.

#13 Scubby

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

oops!

Edited by Scubby, 30 January 2013 - 08:34 PM.


#14 hindle xiii

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Get him on Super League Back Chat.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#15 trakl

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Get him on Super League Back Chat.


Yes, he ought to be given a chance on Back Chat - after all, Stephen Jones' "colleague" on the Times, Chris Irvine has singularly failed to fight our game's corner and yet he appears to be glued to his Back Chat seat...

#16 Dave T

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

It's ok - we can always focus on our long-established RL journos to give us a positive outlook. Oh no,.

http://www.independe...utm_source=t.co

And people get upset when the RL journos are not given space, personally I'd prefer they were quiet.

Edited by Dave T, 31 January 2013 - 10:31 PM.


#17 trakl

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

It's ok - we can always focus on our long-established RL journos to give us a positive outlook. Oh no,.

http://www.independe...utm_source=t.co

And people get upset when the RL journos are not given space, personally I'd prefer they were quiet.


It's a pretty grim headline and Hadfield would not have been responsible for it but, in truth, it does fairly reflect the content and tone of the article.

If Hadfield does feel such disenchantment with the game on the eve of a season then it's all rather sad, really...

#18 trakl

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

Incidentally, those comments below the line by "Racheal Herewini" are familiar! A sometime contributor to this forum and a doyen/ne of Planet Rugby, s/he certainly gets around...

#19 Dave T

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

It's a pretty grim headline and Hadfield would not have been responsible for it but, in truth, it does fairly reflect the content and tone of the article.

If Hadfield does feel such disenchantment with the game on the eve of a season then it's all rather sad, really...

Yep - there's nothing interesting in the article, or tbh anything that couldn't have been written by many on here. I thought Hadfield was a decent writer, I genuinely haven't read anything interesting from him about Rugby League for a good while.

Edited by Dave T, 31 January 2013 - 10:46 PM.


#20 trakl

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Yep - there's nothing interesting in the article, or tbh anything that couldn't have been written by many on here. I thought Hadfield was a decent writer, I genuinely haven't read anything interesting from him about Rugby League for a good while.


He might be upset by the shabby way he and his sport have been treated by his newspaper, he might just not like the game as once he did or else he might be concentrating the best of his energies on his books - in which he has often excelled. There's another book out on the history of Student rugby league, I believe...

Ultimately, though, I wouldn't wish Hadfield to pretend to be happy about something if he isn't - it's just sad that there is unlikely to be a more optimistic take on the game presented in the newspaper. After all, there's rarely anything at all - other than the bare bones of an agency report - in the Independent these days.