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30/10/13: World Cup Match 7 - USA v Cook Islands


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Poll: Who will win? (35 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. USA by 13 points or more (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  2. USA by 7 to 12 points (7 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. USA by 1 to 6 points (5 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Cook Islands by 1 to 6 points (8 votes [22.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.86%

  6. Cook Islands by 7 to 12 points (9 votes [25.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.71%

  7. Cook Islands by 13 points or more (5 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#41 ShotgunGold

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

Some words about Rugby League's rise in Bristol over the last decade, which hopefully should put into context what a remarkable story it is that we have a RLWC match in the city: http://www.bristolso...ise-in-bristol/

 

Nice article!

 

My train leaves Temple Meads at 22:10... I hope I don't have to miss any of the match... Would you say it's a 20 minute walk?



#42 West Country Eagle

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

Nice article!
 
My train leaves Temple Meads at 22:10... I hope I don't have to miss any of the match... Would you say it's a 20 minute walk?


Longer than that - probably 15/20 minutes on the bus. Taxi probably your best option. Does the train stop at Bristol Parkway/go from Parkway? That's a bit closer (though still public transport/taxi territory)
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#43 ShotgunGold

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

Longer than that - probably 15/20 minutes on the bus. Taxi probably your best option. Does the train stop at Bristol Parkway/go from Parkway? That's a bit closer (though still public transport/taxi territory)

 

Yes it does! Parkway 22:47. Isn't Parkway very very far from the Memorial though?? How much would a taxi to Parkway cost?? Is there a bus?



#44 West Country Eagle

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Yes it does! Parkway 22:47. Isn't Parkway very very far from the Memorial though?? How much would a taxi to Parkway cost?? Is there a bus?


I'm pretty sure buses do run from Gloucester Road (couple of minutes walk) to somewhere near parkway. It's 2.8 miles in total - probably 10 minutes drive at that time of night.

The other option is to get a bus into the city centre, down Gloucester Road (around every 5-10 minutes I think),then either walk or get a txi the rest of the way.

I still think getting a taxi to Parkway would be your best option, since the train is going later. Not sure on price… maybe 6 or 7 quid? That way you'll have a bit more time after the match (which should end around 10pm I'd have thought)
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#45 ShotgunGold

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

Brilliant thanks for your help il get a taxi

#46 Northern Sol

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:59 AM

Brilliant thanks for your help il get a taxi

Nice article!
 
My train leaves Temple Meads at 22:10... I hope I don't have to miss any of the match... Would you say it's a 20 minute walk?


Definitely get a taxi.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

sadly after my sojourn to the wilds of cumbria last night i can't make this game, but will be watching on the box. go tomahawks
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#48 StixRooster

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

Part of me wants the USA to do well because I still foolishly think the Yanks will eventually take to the Greatest Game :sclerosis:

 

However, the Cook Islands have got the population of (insert small provincial town name here) so they've got to be the minnows against the behemoth that is the USA!

 

Just hope for a good game


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#49 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

Kukis all the way...... but then I'm biased :-)

I was stood on that Island, Cookie (your Avatar) almost 12 years ago. Had a great 10 days there.

Come on you Cooks!



#50 scrape_goose

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

Cooks 13 anyone. I'll start

 

1. Jamie Oliver



#51 mick wilson

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

Some words about Rugby League's rise in Bristol over the last decade, which hopefully should put into context what a remarkable story it is that we have a RLWC match in the city: http://www.bristolso...ise-in-bristol/

Nice read, Hope the Sonics are giving flyers out telling all these newbies that your here & right at home alive and well in Bristol.

 

Hope the games a belter to whet everyone's appetite even more 



#52 West Country Eagle

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:34 PM

Cooks 13 anyone. I'll start
 
1. Jamie Oliver


2. John Torode
3. James Martin
4. Marco-Pierre White
5. Keith Floyd (RIP)
6. Gordon Ramsay
7. Delia Smith

8. Ainsley Harriott
9. Michel Roux Jr.
10. Tom Kerridge
11. Michael Caines
12. Rick Stein
13. That American guy that won Masterchef

On the bench: #### Craddock

Soke big lads in that pack, plus Michel Roux Jnr buzzing around the ruck. Delia runs a football club, so probably a good organiser. She also has the same relationship with drink as Danny Brough and Lee Briers.
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#53 scrape_goose

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

2. John Torode
3. James Martin
4. Marco-Pierre White
5. Keith Floyd (RIP)
6. Gordon Ramsay
7. Delia Smith

8. Ainsley Harriott
9. Michel Roux Jr.
10. Tom Kerridge
11. Michael Caines
12. Rick Stein
13. That American guy that won Masterchef

On the bench: #### Craddock

Soke big lads in that pack, plus Michel Roux Jnr buzzing around the ruck. Delia runs a football club, so probably a good organiser. She also has the same relationship with drink as Danny Brough and Lee Briers.

Good selection, to be honest you've stumped me as I'd have chosen the same, even down to wily old Craddock. Delia I'd have in as a motivator as well, her on pitch speeches are inspiring. I'd have had George Foreman in at prop though, he could really mix it up and add a bit of steel, he'd def be the enforcer of the team. I'd also add Aldo Zilli to the bench.



#54 Just Browny

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

2. John Torode
3. James Martin
4. Marco-Pierre White
5. Keith Floyd (RIP)
6. Gordon Ramsay
7. Delia Smith

8. Ainsley Harriott
9. Michel Roux Jr.
10. Tom Kerridge
11. Michael Caines
12. Rick Stein
13. That American guy that won Masterchef

On the bench: #### Craddock

Soke big lads in that pack, plus Michel Roux Jnr buzzing around the ruck. Delia runs a football club, so probably a good organiser. She also has the same relationship with drink as Danny Brough and Lee Briers.

 

Sorry but you need James Martin in that pack, probably ahead of Rick Stein. Martin never misses an opportunity to big up his professional Yorkshireman credentials, and is a big lump to boot. Stein is skinny and probably a rah-rah.

 

Good call on Michel Roux Jr in at 9 though, I see him as a sort of Ian Henderson type grub to mix it with the big boys.


Edited by Just Browny, 30 October 2013 - 01:03 PM.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#55 West Country Eagle

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

Sorry but you need James Martin in that pack, probably ahead of Rick Stein. Martin never misses an opportunity to big up his professional Yorkshireman credentials, and is a big lump to boot. Stein is skinny and probably a rah-rah.
 
Good call on Michel Roux Jr in at 9 though, I see him as a sort of Ian Henderson type grub to mix it with the big boys.


All good points. I stuck Martin in as a big running centre out wide. He'd have Inglis for breakfast. And let's not start on what he do with Leroy Cudjoe.
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#56 Futtocks

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Surely Keith Floyd's a staunch RU type?

 

I'd stick David Chang in there, just to start a bit of biff. B) 


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#57 scrape_goose

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

All good points. I stuck Martin in as a big running centre out wide. He'd have Inglis for breakfast. And let's not start on what he do with Leroy Cudjoe.

 

Blanch him?



#58 GeordieSaint

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:32 PM

Looking forward to tonight; will hit the road around 1500hrs to get there I think!


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#59 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

Where are you going to be, GS? We're on the east terrace. I'll buy you a drink for your sterling efforts.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

Can we stay on topic here please.

 

My Blanch comment above has got me thinking if our Cooks XIII were to play a Food Related RL Select XIII. Who would pick. I'll start.

 

1.

2. Damien Blanch

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.Tom Burgerss

9.

10. George Burgerss

11. Gareth Hock (wine or ham)

12.

13. Sam Burgerss


Edited by scrape_goose, 30 October 2013 - 01:54 PM.





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