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#3268244 Law Cup Tomoz

Posted by Hornetto on 05 February 2016 - 06:20 PM

He must be from outside Rochdale, he used the word hubris!!

Nope - I'm from Newbold. I just paid attention at school.

#3261835 Some actual RL to talk about! This Week's Friendlies - Match Thread

Posted by Hornetto on 25 January 2016 - 07:54 AM

I've just got no from Swinton vs Hornets. Hornets won 26-30. Pretty decent game with some good football from each side.

Hornets are my new second side as their new coach is my mate's son.

Glad you enjoyed it - our Fan-Blog match review is now up. Gloriously one-eyed of course  ;) 

#3260862 Are we not Rugby League ?

Posted by Hornetto on 22 January 2016 - 05:37 PM

Yes - and we are Devo.

#3259578 "Craft" beer - am I missing the point?

Posted by Hornetto on 19 January 2016 - 08:45 AM

Manchester beer festival this week. Should be one or two nice ones.


#3259186 One for the skip buzzards...

Posted by Hornetto on 18 January 2016 - 08:38 AM

When the Rochdale Observer office in Rochdale closed down, maybe six or seven years ago a mate who worked there tipped me off that they were throwing a load of stuff from the sport department away and would I want to have half an hour rummaging through the bin-bags/skip before they came to take it away.

Found pretty much an entire record of the first 50 years of Rochdale Hornets, plus the 'headshot' photo file of players dating back to 1948 - and a file of 1900 - 1920 press cuttings.

#3256759 Obituary Thread 2016

Posted by Hornetto on 11 January 2016 - 11:21 AM

Love him or not, Bowie had the air of permanence. A constant: always likely to confound and delight in equal measures.

British music has had a bit of a wobble today - a keystone removed.


Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of Blackstar - it's simultaneously compelling and as mad as a box of frogs.


What a way to live - what a way to go.

#3251199 Favourite sporting moment of 2015

Posted by Hornetto on 25 December 2015 - 09:48 PM

A close third:
Newtown Jets winning at Penrith - the victory song in the sheds after had me completely.


A close second:
England's destruction of the Kiwis at Hull - what a great day.


Hornets last ditch win at Cefn Mawr over NW Crusaders. Great game, HUGE rivalry - both teams and sets of fans going for it: and a barrage of abuse from the home fans when they lost. 


No other sport gets remotely close.

#3249953 Who are your favourite teams

Posted by Hornetto on 22 December 2015 - 10:47 AM

I can't believe how many Souths fans there are. Is that all Crowe/Burgess-related? Why didn't James Graham have the same effect at the Doggies?

I always liked them as a try-hard, blue-collar underdog club - and that went up a notch in 2000 when News International booted them out of the comp. Their fight to get back in endeared them to me even more (I have all the cuttings from the period, courtesy of a mate in Sydney). Whilst they've evolved into to the NRL's 'glamour club', if you go down to Redfern on a training day, breathe it all in and then go across the road to the club, you get a feel for what the club means to the South Sydney district  - and if you go out to the Juniors at Kingsford you get a feel for the scale and depth of the game that feeds into the Bunnies machine.


Notwithstanding that - the Canterbury Leagues Club at Belmore - home of the Bulldogs -  is by far the warmest welcome I've had on my travels.

#3244148 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Hornetto on 07 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

People who say 'tuna fish' - as opposed to the other sort of tuna?


...and 'Sea-Bass' - in the UK bass only live in the sea. You don't order 'field lamb' or 'shed chicken'...

#3243037 2016 Shirts

Posted by Hornetto on 04 December 2015 - 08:21 AM

I sincerely hope there's a design brief for that that describes the white swirls as being redolent of the waves that lap the Cumbrian shores.

That'll be covered in the grey and brown away shirt...

#3243032 Hornets Foundation lands local community funding prize

Posted by Hornetto on 04 December 2015 - 08:11 AM

More great work from the guys at the Hornets Foundation. Every penny goes towards getting more people playing Rugby League.



#3200805 Who next?

Posted by Hornetto on 26 September 2015 - 10:54 AM

 Worth a real (extended) go for me...

Until he loses a couple of games or fails to deliver the Challenge Cup - at which point every man and his dog will want him flayed and his skin flown from the town-hall flagpole.


It seems people's patience doesn't really extend to an extended go.


I'd be having a quiet word with Paul Wellens - or give Dave Woods a go. Or both.

#3185979 Wembley statue begins to come to life

Posted by Hornetto on 02 September 2015 - 01:07 PM

oh Billy you are

I was at an RL function about 18 months ago, coming back from the bathroom, Billy Boston was coming the other way down the corridor. I held the door for him and he said 'thanks lad'. I said 'you're welcome Mr Boston - give us a nudge on your way past so I can tell my friends that I couldn't stop Billy Boston'. He did - and as he turned away he said 'good effort lad'.


Brilliant - I was giddy all night!

#3182392 Breaking......Hornets - no change at top?

Posted by Hornetto on 25 August 2015 - 02:01 PM

Found this on RL Meltdown. As you were...

#3182194 New NRL deal to split the league? / Murdoch (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 25 August 2015 - 08:17 AM

The answer is yes. If he can buy. bribe or leverage it he likes it. If he can't he smears its reputation. The bloke's a  tw @t.