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Griff9of13

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#3272364 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 06:14 PM

@ShaunLintern

Where we stand at 5.45pm on *that* letter #juniorcontract

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#3271624 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 11 February 2016 - 03:44 PM

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#3271537 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 11 February 2016 - 01:12 PM

Am I the only one who thinks they see this as a re-run of the Tories most glorious moment, Maggie's crushing of the miners?


#3269571 Obituary Thread 2016

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 February 2016 - 07:02 PM

Maybe not what this thread is for, but my Dad passed away this afternoon following a very short illness.

Rest in peace Dad, love you xx

 

So sorry to hear of your loss. May your dad rest in piece.

 

I think your dad deserves his place on this thread just as much as any other person who has lost their life.




#3269247 EU Referendum

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 February 2016 - 09:57 AM

The comparison with Norway is another red herring.
We are one of the top 5/6 economies in the world. Norway isn't in the top 20.
That position in the world isn't because we are in the EU. We do more trade with the rest of the world than we do with the EU.
Does anyone seriously believe that we have any influence in Europe? They treat us like mugs.


We have exactly the same influence as any other member state via our own elected MEPs. That a bunch of them, UKIP, chose not to exercise that influence means those idiots who vote for them are the mugs.


#3269242 Northern Powerhouse

Posted by Griff9of13 on 07 February 2016 - 09:45 AM

https://twitter.com/...397601022087171

"i think by Northern Powerhouse, the government mean they foresee a time where subterranean Mancunian human treadmills will light London."

:rolleyes:


#3268854 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 06 February 2016 - 01:02 PM

You can't usually tell much from the first game of the season but you can tell even less from a game in those conditions. Catalans handling was appalling and prevented them from getting much of an opportunity to build pressure. In those conditions their forward pack should be allowing them to dominate field position but they were their own worst enemy.

The decision to play O'Loughlin at prop was a smart one, although to say he was playing prop is a bit misleading. He was playing in the middle of the field in exactly the same way that he always does. Presumably Wane wanted both O'Loughlin and Bateman down the middle, which was a smart move. Isa looked good out wide, particularly in defence. McIlorum was definitely man of the match. We really struggle when he is off the field. He's probably Wigan's most important player.
Getting the two points was the most important thing. More will be learned over the coming weeks. On a different note, I think Thaler decided that because the conditions were so bad he'd let both sides make the bulk of their metres just before they play the ball. I reckon the metres made walking off the mark by both teams will be the highest you'll see all season.


Oh no. According to the illuminate on here only Wigan did that. Cats, or any other team according to certain posters aren't capable of such underhand play. That sort of blatant cheating is only ever committed by nasty Wigan. :rolleyes:


#3268741 Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party

Posted by Griff9of13 on 06 February 2016 - 10:05 AM

The only reflection on Corbyn is whether or not this practice ends under his leadership.


#3268691 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 06 February 2016 - 08:36 AM

With regards the pitch, I wonder at what point the idiot football managers and media will realise that it is not the RL teams that knacker the pitch, and that our clubs have to put up with playing on these football pitches.


They won't. Their arrogance blinkers them totally.


#3268561 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 05 February 2016 - 10:06 PM

Awful game in awful conditions. I'd be more worried if I was Wane than Frassynious.


I don't think either has too much to worry about, the conditions make it virtually impossible to make any real judgements about the real quality of the sides. That's before you think about early season rust. I'll give it another couple of weeks before writing teams off/tipping winners.


#3268449 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 05 February 2016 - 09:16 PM

Tierney,out of his depth at this level.


The mud's not that deep is it?


#3268400 05 Feb: SL Match Thread: Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 05 February 2016 - 08:55 PM

A lot on here must be really happy the season has started again, they've had nothing to have a real good moan about for months. :rolleyes:


#3268227 EU Referendum

Posted by Griff9of13 on 05 February 2016 - 06:03 PM

Whether or not the broadcast was misleading, would you like to see Turkey join the European Union, assuming that the United Kingdom remains a member?


In it's current state of course not, but neither will the EU as it is a very long way away from even coming close to meeting the criteria for joining.


#3267903 04 Feb: SL Match Thread: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 05 February 2016 - 08:10 AM

This match has been the lead item on every sports bulletin on BBC Breakfast this morning, which must be a first. Sadly that didn't extend to, say, an interview with the winning coach but at least they showed some tries while providing a positive summary.


To be fair, that's probably about the same amount of coverage most soccer games get when they are the lead story. Nice change from the BBC.


#3267772 04 Feb: SL Match Thread: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm

Posted by Griff9of13 on 04 February 2016 - 09:49 PM

A much better game, and result, than I was expecting. Well done Wire.