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JohnM

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#3082157 Advance warning: forum overload

Posted by JohnM on 03 March 2015 - 03:18 PM

Yup. Stand by for torrents of indignation, calls for newspaper closures, lynchings and burnings as the forums fave hate target  makes a comeback.

 

I'm sorry I'll read that again. Labour newspaper in minor transgression. TRL forum no comment.

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31712894




#3081490 1 Mar: Hull KR v Wigan Warriors KO 3pm

Posted by JohnM on 02 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

I didn't see or hear the game, so I am not able to comment on it other than to say we clearly were robbed.   :P

 

In addition I have probably said some cruel (entirely justified) things about HUll KR in the past.

 

The fact is though that close games with uncertain outcomes has in my view to be good for the game and this result  will undoubtedly do Hull KR fans a world of good. 




#3080950 1 Mar: Hull KR v Wigan Warriors KO 3pm

Posted by JohnM on 01 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

Is there any way I can blame the ref?


#3079962 27 Feb: St Helens v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 27 February 2015 - 08:37 PM

People may have misjudged Wilkin's ability.




#3079949 27 Feb: St Helens v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 27 February 2015 - 08:25 PM

Saints don't yet seem to have learned anything from last week




#3079384 26 Feb: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 26 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

But Bentham gave Leeds that game 

 

No. Giants gave Leeds that game, thanks to that appalling first 20 minutes




#3078759 General Election 2015

Posted by JohnM on 25 February 2015 - 10:26 PM

One has to admire the excellent work the BBC is doing through programmes like Panorama , exposing the chicanery and sophytry of tax avoiders and tax avoidance.. Must be worth quite a few votes for
Labour,.

See here, for example: http://www.theguardi...voidance-scheme


#3078319 bbcrugby

Posted by JohnM on 25 February 2015 - 10:23 AM

@bbcrugbyunion has been taken for over three years now. Maybe it's time to stop moaning about the BBC not choosing a username that's not even available?

Have any of you even checked if @bbcrugbyunion was available before starting to moan about the BBC not choosing that one?

Nonsense. Of course its available. a twitter name is not for life and the BBC could easily ask for it back on copyright and passing-off grounds. They could even indulge in their favourite pastime of pumping our money in the pockets of rugby union by buying it.




#3078025 UKIPpery

Posted by JohnM on 24 February 2015 - 05:24 PM

Being repelled by a person on the basis of some physical characteristic is fine and normal.

 

the problem starts when people take - or -don't - take action  that affects that person, I think




#3077554 General Election 2015

Posted by JohnM on 23 February 2015 - 04:20 PM

If Miliband gets his way and passes a law preventing outside directorships and consultancy work the likes of Rifkind will be losing a fair bit of money: The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1 As at 9th February 2015 - RIFKIND, Rt Hon Sir Malcolm (Kensington)

 

well, that Brown, Robinson Blunkett and other Labour MPs stuffed to the tune of £2,000,000 a year. Another winner from Miliband?  Everything he touches turns to skittles!   :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:




#3077387 NRL 3 v SL 0

Posted by JohnM on 23 February 2015 - 11:24 AM

In my view, the title should have been Rugby League 3....

 

Something we are up against here in my view, is the climate: not just the weather, but the sporting climate as it were. Rugby League is so far behind the curve in the national consciousness, in the attractiveness as a career choice, in the opportunities post career.

 

It great to see the (albeit muted) media coverage of this series and the discussion it has provoked. but the hard work of building on the idea rather than binning it has only just begun.




#3076861 22 Feb: WCS: St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs KO 7pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 22 February 2015 - 07:24 PM

 have to defend Silverwood. Some say he is not fit to ref an under nines game. I disagree. He is.




#3076674 Wayne Bennett did not know there is a "series" or that there would be...

Posted by JohnM on 22 February 2015 - 03:52 PM

So how much do you want for it?

 

The responsibility of the NRL is to run the NRL club competition. That's it. That's all. The responsibility to grow the game globally belongs to the RLIF. Seriously, you've been criticising the most successful part of the game's administration when you don't even know the global structure of RL?

 

That is a somewhat narrow-minded,  parochial,  selfish, pedantic and ignorant response. 




#3076287 21 Feb: WCS: Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos KO 7.45pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 22 February 2015 - 02:27 AM

I will have nothing said against our fully-trained, experienced and absolutely unbiased professional match officials.
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.just a shame they weren't appointed for this series,


#3076085 21 Feb: WCS: Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos KO 7.45pm (TV)

Posted by JohnM on 21 February 2015 - 08:53 PM

LRL has restored my faith. If he thinks it's bad, it must be great!!!!


I'm in the West stand..and it really is an exciting game