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Sir Jekyll Stocking

Member Since 28 Aug 2007
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In Topic: Heavy Woollen Line Up

22 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

He doesn't. Try a fair few years earlier and look at the Cumbrian teams, then report back.

From "A people's game (the official history of Rugby League 1895 - 1995)" by Geoffrey Moorhouse, pg 216: -

'He [Gus Risman] was forty-three years old when he retired, and only two British players are famous for having been older than that; Joe Ferguson... and Jeff Grayshon...'

So you're either thinking of either an infamous player or a foreign player.

In Topic: Heavy Woollen Line Up

22 January 2015 - 12:41 PM

Adie moore and ex cougar hawk and bulldog andy Robinson are included but they have a combined age of 70 so probably not on kears radar

No need to be ageist, you young whippersnapper.

You might just be able to remember a certain J Grayshon Esq doing a decent job for us at age 47. [I think he still holds the record for the oldest professional RL player in the history of the game, unless I'm confusing him with BSJ.]

In Topic: Triallists get their chance

20 January 2015 - 08:52 PM


In Topic: A Wish For Batley

13 January 2015 - 08:17 PM

I have a wish for Batley, just one.

From the comments above, it is apparent they need a fairy godmother to grant them that wish -and quickly!

I have a wish for Crown Flatter, just one:
that he finds some batteries for his hearing aid.

Failing that, if CF asks nicely, BSJ might lend him his second best ear trumpet.

In Topic: Today

29 December 2014 - 06:07 PM

there were probably 1,000 people that didn't know it was £17 entrance fee till they got in the queue, .a little bit late to turn round then...,,,when inflation is 2% for everyone year after year ..why the  14% increase

I guess £15.30 is a bit fiddly at the turnstiles to keep your 2% increase.
At the end of the day it's a commercial decision. The outgoings have to be met by the income.
The board will have dusted off their crystal ball and decided how much they think we the punters will be prepared to pay week in and week out.
The decision is made.
It's now for us all to decide - are we prepared to pay?
Personally, I am.
Others, I accept, will find it more difficult to stump up the extra cash.
In the words of Esther Rantzen, That's life, I'm afraid.