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Griff9of13

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#3000726 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 07:58 PM

I am younger and still struggle with 5km. Look for the positives....and if you have one locally I can recommend trying a park run.


It is the prospect of managing a park run that is spurring me on to hit the gym when possible. There is one about 7 miles away.


#2999735 20/09/14 - Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings KO 2.45pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 21 September 2014 - 08:12 AM

Pretty sure anyone can pick up a cut in a game, through foul play or otherwise. Concussion, lost teeth and a broken nose would tend to imply quite a significant hit to the head. Leuluai went in to smash Russell at borderline height, but when Maty ducked slightly it became a full-on head shot. That's a dereliction of Leuluai's duty of care towards a fellow pro: he had lost control of his body and over any potential outcome. And it was a dereliction of Thaler's duty of care when he laughed it off. But players know they can get away with it with Thaler.


It was the VR, not Thaler, who made the decision. He referred it to them during the break in play. At first, based on what they looked at, I thought it was the correct call, until later, as play was about to resume Sky showed the shot from behind Russell that clearly shows contact to the head. If the VR had watched that shot the result may have been different.


#2999573 20/09/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons KO 5.15pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

I thought that a few moments before the decisive try that Peacock did a headshot in front of the sticks that went without punishment. As it turns out now that could've saved Leeds.

No replay though so I could be wrong.

Did you not know that a new rule was introduced last season that any player deemed to be an "elder statesman" is ineligible to be penalised for foul play? :rolleyes:


#2999479 Privatised vs Nationalised Rail

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 September 2014 - 05:23 PM

So any profits (and subsidy) would go to benefit French and German railways. It's also true that if Virgin get the franchis, much of the tax due on any profits will be avoided by Virgin. Re-nationalising the railways would not be a big deal for Labour, should they gain power next year. Just wait until the franchises are up for renewal - and then don't renew them. The only possible reason there can be for franchising the East Coast main line is dogma. Neither Great North Eastern, nor National Express could make it pay, the state can, why change?


I agree. However, Labour still seem to be afraid of doing anything that would get them labeled as "socialists". The concerted media campaign over the last 20 or so years to turn that into a dirty word seems to have worked.


#2998737 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

Been a bit lax in the last few weeks; this working away lark is playing havoc, but next week I'm in a hotel with a decent, if small, gym so I will aim to get at least three sessions in. 




#2998443 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 09:31 PM

Good job that next season it will be a four team play off!


Indeed. A play off that includes a team that finishes below half way and has a negative points difference is flawed to say the least. Bring on next year.


#2998427 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 09:14 PM

By the way, if you need consular services and the country you come from doesn't have an Embasdy there, you can claim consular assistance from any other EU country that does have a presence.


I'll bear that in mind on my next trip to Glasgow. :P


#2998418 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 09:02 PM

Good job they missed two kicks.



Season over folks, the pies are champs.... Attendances to drop to an all time low, parky to type over load........ :-P


Attendedces to drop and it's all Wigan's fault. Ah I see. :P


#2998384 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 08:36 PM

Aaaand... that's the half century up with Lockers in.


#2998237 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'm glad that the coverage is poo; I can't find one place showing the game round here tonight. :(


#2997526 Wigan Warriors reveal backroom changes

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 September 2014 - 07:22 PM

This is where being a well financed club really makes a difference, the numbers and quality of the people behind the scenes. I do admire Wigan's professionalism here and the way they seem to progess the coaching staff steadily through the ranks.


#2997215 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

If Wigan can play like they did in the first half against Leeds and the second half against Warrington last week I doubt there is any team capable of stopping them. They have the ability, it's just their consistency that you have to question. 




#2995695 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 September 2014 - 08:06 AM

Change in party votes without Scottish MPs: https://fullfact.org...ependence-35134


#2994705 13/09/14 - Catalan Dragons v Castleford Tigers KO 6pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 13 September 2014 - 02:44 PM

Should hopefully be a decent viewing figure for this one. This is a huge game. Can't remember being this excited about watching a regular season game, whether it involves my club or not.


It's directly up against Liverpool soccer ball, so not a chance of watching this in a public house anywhere in my neck of the woods. <_<


#2994561 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Griff9of13 on 13 September 2014 - 10:13 AM

If the vote falls on the 'no' side, Salmond will just start agitating for another referendum as soon as possible. If it is 'yes', he'll insist that the matter is never brought up again.


Yep. That's why I'm not a big fan of referendums, there's always a very good chance you have to keep having them until the desired result is reached. <_<