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In Topic: 27-29 Mar: Kingstone Press Championship Round 6 Match Thread

Today, 06:21 PM

Went to Sheffield-Hunslet today. Sheffield should have won this by 50 but they squandered a massive possession advantage in the first half and had a player sent off to lead only 12-2. They still won the second half 16-12 with 12 men against a poor Hunslet side.

In Topic: Germanwings

27 March 2015 - 08:25 AM

I watched the news, about this possibly being a deliberate act, breaking yesterday in absolute bewilderment.


It seems the door to the cabin had been made virtually impenetrable from the main body of the aircraft after the 9/11 terrorist atrocities.


Has this been done to all large passenger aircraft?  


Looks like the actions of the terrorists that day played a part in this tragedy also.


All US airlines and some Eurpean airlines only allow a pilot to leave the cockpit if another one of the cabin crew replaces them inside. This seems like a reasonable mitigation of risk that Lufthansa decided wasn't necessary. Low-costs such as RyanAir and Jet2 have this condition in their safety procedures.

In Topic: Are we destroying the Championship?

26 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

Do you have a single shred of evidence that any benefactor has turned from RL because of the salary cap ?

Just 1 ?


No, that's why I asked the question. Probably impossible to answer in fact.

In Topic: Are we destroying the Championship?

26 March 2015 - 01:38 PM

So basically all the Championship clubs should just buy a shed load of vaseline and stand in line

Well that should be great for RL , meanwhile the 4/5 genuine SL clubs share out the trophys while battering the rest into submission year on year until they decide to go to the chemists looking for the white sticky stuff in the jar as well

An ever decreasing sport , brilliant


How many Premiership soccer clubs can realistically win it or even get in the top 4? About 4 or at most 5. The rest need a massive cash injection, which (in relative terms) could do the trick in rugby league as well. Widnes (for example) could well be a top 4 club with max funding levels and the right coaching staff. A charismatic but level headed owner pumping in the cash with no expectations for 3-5 years would be required to make it really happen though.


Question - is the salary cap preventing a really big money backer moving in? Is this a good thing to prevent clubs going under or a bad thing because it pins us down as a sport in the UK allowing cherry picking by the NRL and RU, but also because someone wanting to take over at Leigh and put, say, 10 million per year into a team, stadium and marketing to compete with Leeds/Saints etc. can't see why they would do it as they can't get the necessary on-field success fast enough?

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

23 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

Fast , fast ,fast ,couldnt keep up with the leaders even on my bike .


 1hour 45 - astonishing.


Over 300 out of 420 runners went under 3 hours.