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Blue Monkey

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Today's Super League Challenge Cup final

23 August 2014 - 05:41 PM

The Super League Challenge Cup final - I refuse to call it the Rugby League Challenge Cup final.


Tried in vain to watch this on TV today but gave up and watched something far more entertaining, an old black-and -white Randolph Scott western instead.


The bit of the Rye Nose v the Tiggers that I saw was, IMO, so typical of the game at the highest level these days, all bash, bash, bash and very little football. What have they done to our once marvellous game?



"Gerald Doughty" aged 80

21 August 2014 - 04:48 PM

In today's Advertiser in the Deaths section appears "Gerald Doughty" aged 80.


Realising that this is highly likely to be Lions left winger in pre-John Stopford times, Gerry Doughty who partnered Albert Blan before Blan's move into the forwards, I rang the undertaker in question.


I asked if they could tell me if he played for the Lions during his youth, but they could only confirm that he had been a 'rugby player'.