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Rugby League in the UK has become insular and self absorbed

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#41 Agbrigg

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Thanks.  You and Terry would have been around forty back then I'd guess.

 

I still have the looks of a forty year old. Last time I was with Terry though I remarked  how the years had not been kind to him :D



#42 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Just pulled out my This Sporting Life DVD to have a look at Belle Vue.  The West stand looks great, the South I don't think is on the same scale as the North, but certainly looked good packed full.

 

I actually think the film gives a great record of Belle Vue, so much better than sterile stills.  Nice shot of the grander bit of Thrum Hall too if I remember rightly



#43 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

I still have the looks of a forty year old. Last time I was with Terry though I remarked  how the years had not been kind to him :D

 

Is he still sporting that tash?



#44 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

The main stand at Castleford whilst being obsolete conforms to safety standards. No favouritism was shown to the club by the council. The law is the law and the stand and the way it is used conforms to it. The current main stand at Belle Vue: the east stand  is as obsolete as the main stand at Castleford and has similar issues- and as with Castleford's conforms with the law.

 

I dont know what people are getting nostalgic about the old Belle Vue Floodlights for, they as with the Castleford ones interrupted sight lines and gave poor illumination. The current ones are superb.

 

I agree about the floodlights.  I've never really been in the east stand at Belle Vue, except during the monsoon-like downpour that arrived in the second half of Trinity's record high score when we we benevolently rounded up by the club from the terraces to avoid us drowning.  However my memory is that it is not a hollow wooden structure like at Cas but a rather solid lump of bricks/concrete.



#45 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

I agree about the floodlights.  I've never really been in the east stand at Belle Vue, except during the monsoon-like downpour that arrived in the second half of Trinity's record high score when we we benevolently rounded up by the club from the terraces to avoid us drowning.  However my memory is that it is not a hollow wooden structure like at Cas but a rather solid lump of bricks/concrete.

 

 

I agree about the floodlights.  I've never really been in the east stand at Belle Vue, except during the monsoon-like downpour that arrived in the second half of Trinity's record high score when we we benevolently rounded up by the club from the terraces to avoid us drowning.  However my memory is that it is not a hollow wooden structure like at Cas but a rather solid lump of bricks/concrete.

you are probable right. I was referring to the bogs


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#46 Blind side johnny

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

The original proposition of this thread was that RL in UK has become insular and self-absorbed.

 

 

Does anyone think that the posts that followed supported or disproved this?

 

 

 

Just asking! :rolleyes:

 

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#47 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:21 PM


I still have the looks of a forty year old. Last time I was with Terry though I remarked how the years had not been kind to him :D


What are you two on about? I'm still only a lad

Edited by Terry Mullaney, 14 May 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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#48 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Is he still sporting that tash?


No it's gone and makes me look even younger. Anyway you should know I saw you at Belle Vue last season
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#49 Brisvegan

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

The original proposition of this thread was that RL in UK has become insular and self-absorbed.

Does anyone think that the posts that followed supported or disproved this?

Just asking! :rolleyes:

 

Middle aged blokes reminiscing about floodlights, stands and 'tashes of yesteryear. What do you reckon?



#50 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Middle aged blokes reminiscing about floodlights, stands and 'tashes of yesteryear. What do you reckon?

cheaply made porn flick


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#51 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

West and North

 

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WestandNorth1_zps30d8d5f2.png

 

South

 

SouthStand1_zpsc5e8af63.jpg

 

SouthStand2_zps4474160f.jpg


Edited by Larry the Leit, 14 May 2013 - 01:21 PM.


#52 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

cheaply made porn flick

 

Let's leave Terry's activities out of this, he has a reputable wedding video company. 

 

 

South/East

 

EastandSouth1_zps373d4181.png

 

West

 

WestStand1_zps720ecb1d.jpg

 

Thrum Hall

 

ThrumHall_zpsb8ae099d.jpg


Edited by Larry the Leit, 14 May 2013 - 01:21 PM.


#53 Brisvegan

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

cheaply made porn flick

 

By craftily splicing in the fruity scenes into "This Sporting Life" you mean? By the way FWIW I reckon The Daddy's well argued OP has a lot to commend it. I bow to no one in ignorance of SL but the post Lewis regime does seem a bit "Back to the Future".


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#54 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

Let's leave Terry's activities out of this, he has a reputable wedding video company. 

 

 

Let's leave Terry's activities out of this, he has a reputable wedding video company. 

which I worked for from time to time

 

I can assure you nowt like that went on.


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#55 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

which I worked for from time to time
 
I can assure you nowt like that went on.

I might have branched out but for the wife. She wanted to be in em
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#56 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:24 PM

Harris has the look of Gareth Ellis about him.

 

 

 

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#57 Larry the Leit

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

I learnt today from a very old Wakefield fan that the concrete terrace segments at Belle Vue (North Stand) are pieces of floating harbour used during WWII.  They are in fact hollow, something I've known for a while but had no idea why.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

I learnt today from a very old Wakefield fan that the concrete terrace segments at Belle Vue (North Stand) are pieces of floating harbour used during WWII.  They are in fact hollow, something I've known for a while but had no idea why.

 

 

I learnt today from a very old Wakefield fan that the concrete terrace segments at Belle Vue (North Stand) are pieces of floating harbour used during WWII.  They are in fact hollow, something I've known for a while but had no idea why.

surely that part of the ground is older than that.

 

Concrete was used extensively in world war 1 well as ww2 for making barges, pontoons, even ships so my guess is that is where they might originate from if wht you say is true.

 

for them to be part of a floating sea going structure they would have to be made of steel reinforced concrete and would't have to be hollow.


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#59 Larry the Leit

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

surely that part of the ground is older than that.

 

Concrete was used extensively in world war 1 well as ww2 for making barges, pontoons, even ships so my guess is that is where they might originate from if wht you say is true.

 

for them to be part of a floating sea going structure they would have to be made of steel reinforced concrete and would't have to be hollow.

 

Yes, that was my response too.  Apparently the North bank and the South bank were both made of ash which was piled high, probably with railway sleepers in place for the steps of the terraces.

 

You may be right about WWI and not WWII.  I can vouch for the fact that they're hollow, I've put my foot through a few of them over the years, and many of the ones that remain bare the scares of repairs/filling.






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