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#3111902 Drugs - another story coming out

Posted by Padge on Yesterday, 09:10 PM

I hope the numbers I'm hearing are incorrect! If true it will be big news. ( at least 8 now)
If true, what would the implications for RL be in this country?


We are the best testers

#3111409 Leeds v Warrington

Posted by Padge on 24 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

Sin bin a Leeds player? You'll be expecting O'Loughlin to be penalized next


Lockers will have to play to be penalised.

#3110460 Crowdwatch Round 11

Posted by Padge on 23 April 2015 - 10:26 AM

Admittedly yours was. Scotchy's wasn't because it was in a weird half OCR'd PDF. Not Scotchy's fault, but knowing the name of the doc helped.


I post the sources of my figures, or at least specify the website (e.g. saying the RLfans stats page if I am looking at crowds). The third line sounds very much like what Parky has said to me in the past - what I don't get is if you have gone to the effort of finding the stats, why not copy and paste the URL so that people can't accuse you of just making it up? That sounds arsey - rest assured I am using 'you' in the general sense.


I just got sick to the back to teeth of people not backing up their statements and claims and with no amount of asking getting a sensible response, so as the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em...

#3110410 Crowdwatch Round 11

Posted by Padge on 23 April 2015 - 08:27 AM

To be fair Padge, I think I have let you off lightly because you at least put a quote in. But please could you let us know where that quote is actually from?  


This is how the internet works, open a browser type a word or phrase in the search box and hit enter or click search, you can even copy a phrase from lets say a quote posted on a forum and search for it.


But hey I'm in a good mood and I'll let you off lighly so here you go:-  http://seriousaboutr.../01-2015/1.html

#3109804 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Padge on 21 April 2015 - 10:25 PM

He was an obnoxious two hat before his latest violent episode, I can have sympathy that he has problems at the moment that need addressing. What's his excuse for his past behaviour.

#3107796 Make RL players' salaries public?

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 11:50 PM

Having thought about it I have come to the conclusion that as far as I'm concerned, the proposal has no merit, no benefit, is stupid and intrusive into peoples personal lives.


To make it shorter, its a crapola of an idea.

#3107795 Thursday Nights Crowd Killers

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 11:46 PM

Indeed, If I read you right when you sell your game to the TV companies and their schedulers then you provide them with the right to pick and choose the games they want when they want them.


For every fan that attends we have a ticket price, for every fan that watches it on TV we have a few extra quid on the TV contract.


We cannot have it both ways.


Indeed the missing 7,000 at Wigan on Thursday were probably still watching the game, possibly along with a few people (Wives, Girlfriends and various other partners or relations who would have been watching the knitting special on ITV 99), they are more valuable to Sky than backsides in a stadium. Backsides in the stadium are of only value to the club. 

#3107708 17 Apr: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

trouble is its only twice per match


What when he fouls a half-back, I thought it was more.

#3107705 17 Apr: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 08:48 PM

I'm clearly on my own here. He helped to produce a Grand Final win Padge :tongue: Saintslass, you can take some consolation in the fact he probably won't be in SL next year.


My point was that he does come up with big runs and hits that can shift momentum in our favour.


Back to the future I've just seen your post and don't know how to quote it given I've already started... I'd rather a grafting prop too and hope we'll sign one as his replacement.


Ben Flower came up with Grand Final win not Slowmo.

#3107623 17 Apr: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 07:39 PM

I hate to say this, Leeds are looking hot and the real deal, great stuff.


I love to say this, Saints look awful and a shambles, great stuff.

#3107564 Manchester Pubs

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

Rather than take the train to Liverpool stop half-way at Wigan start on Wallgate at Central Station, new micro pub behind North West Station under the bridge in a railway arch. Walk up Wallgate from there keeping on the right heading up the Hill, Berkley Square, good for sport and Real Ale, next stop Little Fifteen eclectic decorated pub with Real Ale. Next up the hill, Raven Hotel traditional pub with wide selection of real ale and traditional pub grub fayre. Moving on there is a Weatherspoons (not that I'd recommend it, keep onpast Weatherspoons up a small alley called Coopers Row. There is Camra's Wigan Branch pub of the year The John Bull Chop House. Plenty choice of beer and is famous for its Juke Box, newspapers have done articles about it.


Leave the Bull and head around the back of the church to The Anvil, well known real ale outlet with its own brewery (Allgates) at the side of the church. From there head all the way around the bus station and then past the market and head for the park gates to Doc's Symposium, another fairly new micro pub, small continental style real ale bar. From there head back towards town and vear left at the end of the road to Docherty's. Real ale pub owned by the head brewer for Dunscar Bridge and Mayflower breweries. Cross the road and you have the Swinley 15, a more traditional pub again with a selection of real ale.


So that's




Little 15



John Bull




Swinley 15


10 real ale establishments distance covered 1 mile at most

#3107395 16 Apr: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Padge on 17 April 2015 - 12:34 PM

Tomkins to loose forward, O'Loughlan to retire.


You heard it here first.



#3104304 Crowdwatch round 10

Posted by Padge on 11 April 2015 - 10:13 AM

The supporters are p*ssed off at the club for continuing to promote mediocrity. Their non-attendance is very much down to that. Look on the FC forum from previous weeks. Regardless of the system, this would happen.

This game does matter. As does the next. Some fans at the club feel that every game they don't attend will show the owner they've had enough of the ###### served up. Their non-attendance at the game matters. Is there a system that would stop that?


But this cannot be so, this new structure means the days of the p!$$ed off fan have been banished forever, every game counts and therefore everyone turns up.

#3104298 Crowdwatch round 10

Posted by Padge on 11 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

Every game counts does not mean every game is a relegation battle. These two sides are still very much battling for top eight.


Ok, its a battle to get in the eight, didn't pull them in, so not much of an every game counts battle to get in the eight then. Seems the supporters didn't think it counted for much.

#3103286 Chase

Posted by Padge on 09 April 2015 - 11:52 AM

So, Padge, can you explain why O'Loughlin was not even charged for that two footed lunge on a player who did not even have the ball? Was it maybe because Chase was not injured in the incident? If that is the case, as someone else has suggested, then we should start penalising the outcome and not the intent. All I am saying having not seen the incident, is that if it is worse than we see in every other game where a player is not injured, then fair enough. If not, then it seems a tad unfair to me.


I didn't ref that particular game so can't answer your question.


I can summise though that the ref looked at the incident through neutral eyes, you on the other hand?