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Mister C

Member Since 05 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 08:03 PM

#3014279 Andy Wilson - writes something worth reading!

Posted by Mister C on 15 October 2014 - 10:20 AM

Not wishing to hijack this thread but...

Could be worth starting a topic entitled "journalist with no previous interest in RL writes a piece not worth wiping your behind on"

i'll start with Paul Hayward and Oliver Pickup

#3014275 Andy Wilson - writes something worth reading!

Posted by Mister C on 15 October 2014 - 10:11 AM

Well well well!


Well done Andy. I think he's done a great job here.

FWIW I think he's been very good for about a year. since we used to hammer him on here for his general dourness he's been one of our more positive outlets!

#3002121 Unhappiest town in Britian.

Posted by Mister C on 25 September 2014 - 08:15 AM

The survey does surprise me somewhat. we have low crime and i'd imagine pretty decent employment rates plus you could be in the lake district in half an hour

its still a tough working class town with all the associated problems but there are quite a few places in the UK that would make me a lot less happy

that said i don't live here (not far away), just work here!

#2986861 SQL: The Big One 5

Posted by Mister C on 02 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

All you have to do is predict in what minute the following happen,


If i'd wanted to take part in an intelligent questions league i'd have joined one


#2953361 SQL: Double Trouble

Posted by Mister C on 02 July 2014 - 09:07 AM

YCKostantine is away this week but has requested to "copy" the answers from poster number 4 - so he gets Mister C's answers as well.

I may take one for the team here...Sacrifice myself for others

now where is the edit button...:P

#2943427 Challenged Cup Quarter Finals

Posted by Mister C on 12 June 2014 - 12:45 PM

Does anybody know any good wembley hotels? :P

#2942773 Totalrl.com World Cup Sweepstake...Now up and running..

Posted by Mister C on 11 June 2014 - 07:06 AM

TT if Belgium make the semis can i have your copy of the DVD ;)

#2941809 FIFA World Cup Sweepstake on Any Other Business Forum

Posted by Mister C on 09 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

Perhaps we could use peoples "other" accounts to bump up the numbers?

#2905455 Cheapest way to see Catalans

Posted by Mister C on 25 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice. we went to the game on Saturday night. Not a bad choice :)

discovered that taxis and beer are expensive. food is reasonably priced and excellent!

but what a great weekend. we were sat outside a cafe on Saturday morning when the dragons were on their walk round town and had a chat with leon pryce

Everyone was really welcoming and the french old boys in the main stand thanked us for coming all the way from England to support Les Cats!

i'll be going back next year but i'll probably go when its a bit warmer!

#2868230 Cheapest way to see Catalans

Posted by Mister C on 22 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for everyones help! RS Probably the Huddersfield game in March. Something before cricket season starts...!

#2863341 All the news that's fit to print...

Posted by Mister C on 13 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

Ex-wife of The Road writer Cormac McCarthy pulled silver handgun from her genitals during argument with boyfriend over space aliens.

i've not read it yet but where does emile sande fit in?

after all she gets everywhere

#2842667 England Rugby Union

Posted by Mister C on 26 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

I grew up in the South East and had a rabid anti-RL attitude. I was also typical of the other people I played with and met as I grew up. My attitudes were not shaped by explicit indoctrination...but something a bit more powerful (I have come to realise)...inculcation. The half truths and myths about RL were constantly bandied about and repeated as truth....and it was rare I ever met anyone who contradicted this - and I certainly never read anything positive or heard anything positive about the sport other than the odd snippet that I would laugh off and deride with contempt.

There's a lot to be said for this

People who hate RL but have never seen it
People who don't read Stephen Jones et al yet bandy about the outdated RL stereotypes (2 counties and 2 states)

An ethos has been fostered which seems difficult to breakdown. A lot of people on Twitter who tweeted appreciation of the game started with "I don't normally like Rugby League but..."

Saturday was a great game, an 11 out of 10, but a lot of the things seen in that game can be seen week in week out. Yes we have some poor games but personally i think we get more than our fair share of crackers as this world cup has shown

#2838247 Guscott: Boring boring England is Rugby League's fault

Posted by Mister C on 19 November 2013 - 11:13 AM

are scotland and ireland our fault as well?

#2833286 Harold Jellicoe Percival

Posted by Mister C on 12 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

Amazing and splendid response.
Makes you think though about my own friends and relatives and others - why do we wait until the funeral to express support?

without wishing to divert anything away from a wonderful gesture

I have to agree with that last sentence. obviously what normally happens is that we honour/thank/reward someone when they are gone and when it matters not a jot to them!

At my club we just thanked the 80 year old president for his service to the club. I'd glad we said thank you when he can appreciate it (hopefully for many more years) rather than unveiling a small memorial or something when he's gone (which we'll probably also do)

#2832297 Cumbria for Super league

Posted by Mister C on 11 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

its easily dismissed but the world cup has also got me wondering if it can be done.

Could the Cumbrian Whatevers be at the top of the pyramid with Barrow, Workington and Whitehaven still existing at the level below?

Home games shared out between each club with a game at Carlisle and potentially something at Penrith as their new Football stadium looked very smart when i drove past!

i think the loss of each clubs identity would be the stumbling block

with proper planning the logistics could be overcome