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Jerry the Berry

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#3230379 NZ series ticket sales latest news

Posted by Jerry the Berry on 08 November 2015 - 05:54 PM

Enjoyed my day at the OP yesterday. Disappointed with the match from a spectacle point of view, and found the atmosphere a bit wanting at times but that said, the area I was sat it was full of some great characters and I really enjoyed the banter, especially with a vociferous kiwi fan behind me who said the atmosphere was still way better than at Twickenham (he really knew both his RL and RU).


If the whole 'brand England RL' continues momentum then I think the fans will have something to get behind. Likewise with the OP stadium - it's a fantastic venue and we should stick with it and build on it. As another poster has said on here, the whole area around the stadium with the excellent Westfield shopping centre on the doorstep is personally a million times better than the Wembley area.

#3210651 SL Grand Final must sell out

Posted by Jerry the Berry on 08 October 2015 - 09:55 PM

I agree Talk Sport, their coverage of Rugby League over the years has been abysmal. They only presenter who regularly mentions Rugby League is Adrian Durham who I believe got to know the game whilst a student in Hull. Talk Sport has basically decided to endorse Rugby Union and ignore Rugby League.

Talksport can be pretty nasty to the sport of RL. Other than Adrian Durham, who has always sung the praises of the GF, Rugby League fans should be grateful that we don't get a mention on that station, because when we do it's generally derogatory.

#3209971 Grand Final Travel Info

Posted by Jerry the Berry on 07 October 2015 - 09:17 PM

I've still vivid memories of being stuck in Manchester City centre before the RLWC, so I'll give the city centre a wide berth this time, especially with the RU game being played - albeit at a later time and at the opposite side of Manc to Old Trafford.


There are many more options now around the Old Trafford area with Media City up and running.

#3078150 I.S.

Posted by Jerry the Berry on 24 February 2015 - 09:38 PM

Looks like the 3 girls from London who ran away to join ISIS have been succesfully smuggled across the boarder from Turkey to Syria.


I hope the team of Metropolitan Police detectives who 'raced to Turkey' to find them come home quickly and get on with their normal duties.

#2898374 History of this forum?

Posted by Jerry the Berry on 13 March 2014 - 10:22 AM

Mike Davies was the infamous #####-slappin' poster. He was marvellous.


#2841019 23/11/13 - World Cup Semi Final 1: England v New Zealand (Wembley)

Posted by Jerry the Berry on 23 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

For any followers of the round ball game out there, and as an avid Man Utd fan (for over 35 years before anyone asks..) I can honestly say the Kiwis winning try today was up there with Sergio Aguero's last minute winning goal in 2012 to win Man City the Premiership trophy at Utd's expense. It was that close and that tense and I was close to tears on both occasions.


It was a great game of Rugby League and both teams should be proud of what they did today for the sport.


My only real sadness is that the momentum that was building during this game with the England team has now gone from the build up to the final. To see the likes of Will Carling, Owen Farrell, Vernon Kay, Will Greenwood, Rio Ferdinand and Brian Moore (and they're just on my Twitter feed) tweeting positive things about the game -  during the game - was a highlight from me and I'd have loved to have seen the media response to a positive result for England today and the build up to next Saturday.


I couldn't care less about who should have done what and who made this mistake and that mistake. That's the human element of sport and what makes it so exciting. I'm proud of every single England RL player today and the contribution they all made to a great sporting spectacle.


We really need to make international Rugby League a priority and not just for Australia, NZ and England. It's the one aspect of our game that doesn't reinforce the predictable stereotypes of our sport in this country.


Oh, and well done New Zealand. I'm looking forward to another great game of Rugby League at Old Trafford next Saturday. May the best team win - because that's what normally happens in this great sport of ours.