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#3111428 Leeds v Warrington

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 09:17 PM

Leeds displaying ' petulance ' never , nearly as rare as Stevo complaint about a forearm lean on Sinfield by Simms , don't recall him ever pointing out Mr Baileys countless indiscrettions over more than a decade

You can't go round attempting to hurt the sainted one, not ever, but especially on his 500th game*

*you may not have been aware of this :rolleyes:

#3111370 Leeds v Warrington

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 08:13 PM

Funny to hear the south stand cry forward for passes that aren't. Their eyesight must be poor as they see forward passes that aren't when it's the opposition but never see the numerous ones committed by their own side.

#3110767 This is like watching an amateur game

Posted by Griff9of13 on 23 April 2015 - 08:54 PM

Wigan won. That's the only positive I can take out of that.

#3108818 UKIPpery

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 April 2015 - 07:58 AM

griff/jon you must be really worried about ukip .
Have a friend on fb who posts most of the stuff you are high-lighting in your posts , he is a labour supporter rose tinted specs comes to mind when he gets on his high horse .


Worried about them gaining a substantial number of parliamentary seats, no, not really. Worried about their beliefs and what they stand for, absolutely terrified. They prey on fear, mistrust and hate, scapegoating foreigners and the EU. They legitimise these negativities and the more they legitimise them the more such negativity becomes acceptable.  To me, this is a slippery slope; once it becomes acceptable to be fearful and mistrusting it can all too easily lead to open hostility, hatred and possibly even violence. For an example of where this type of thinking can lead look at this thread or what is going on in South Africa.  

#3108475 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 April 2015 - 01:57 PM

I've never been one for being bothered about people's opinion of me.  I'm a little deeper than that. :D


You are Katie Hopkins and I claim my £5. :O

#3108458 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

This makes me laugh.  You're making out here that only the Tories are indulging in offering loss leaders.  You really think the economy would be safe in the tax and spend hands of leftie Millipede?  Yet he is claiming he would be fiscally responsible, while at the same time spending massive amounts on the NHS, schools, reprivatising the railways, ruining those who have lived in their homes for years with the mansion tax, deprive retired people of their hard earned benefits just because they happen to have saved and paid into a pension all their lives. 


Juvenile name calling? Really? A sure sign you have lost the argument. Even your beloved one thought that.



#3108389 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 April 2015 - 11:44 AM

48% of the social housing sold off under the previous right to buy scheme have ended up in the hands of private landlords as well as drastically reducing the quantity of affordable social housing available. I wouldn't consider that a success. 

#3108387 UKIPpery

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 April 2015 - 11:40 AM

is it just me?
Eddie Hitler





Paul Nuttall

#3107421 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 April 2015 - 01:25 PM

Listening to the parties at lunchtime on Five Live selling there manifestos, they all seem hell bent on more of everything, when surely we just need less people consuming resources!  And no I don't mean from an imigration point of view as I'm sure our population would still be 4 million higher than now in 2037 than it is now with zero migration according to this study.


Very true, not just this country but worldwide. We are accelerating to unsustainable numbers at an alarming rate, something that our universal embrace of the capitalist/consumerist model will always fail to address as it is predicated on ever growing consumption. A growing population is an excellent way to feed that need for growth.

#3107258 16 Apr: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 17 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

I had absolutely no idea Saints had no half backs. Was that ever mentioned anywhere?
I would have sacked Flower as he brought disgrace on the club and the game. Discipline is as much part of the game as passing and tackling.
We would have won 13 v 13, though.


I know you keep saying that but I disagree. Had Wigan sacked him he would have been snapped up by another SL club pretty quickly (regardless of fans of said club calling for his head). Would have been a case of "cutting off your nose to spite your face" IMO. Had he been a serial trouble maker ala Hock then I'd have no problem showing him the door. 

#3106757 Ben Flower interview in the Grauniad

Posted by Griff9of13 on 16 April 2015 - 10:37 AM

Winding up fans then? That's not very admirable! As I say I am enjoying the way it's spiced things up though. It all adds to the fun of it, and the intensity.


Now he's apparently resorted back to last year's form I look forward to his complaints about the officials should Wigan lose this week, which I naturally hope they will.


It's not to wind the fans up per se. You still don't get what Wane is doing do you?


I'll give you a clue; what have the last 2 pages of this 3 page thread been mostly about (or more pertinently, not about)? :rolleyes:

#3106342 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 15 April 2015 - 10:05 AM

I see Lynton Crosby's minions have been hard at work on their masters behalf: Seedy past of Radio 4 vicar who labelled scheme 'right to steal': High profile churchman Richard Coles attacks Tory plans


A nasty, vindictive and spiteful piece. Is there a lower form of journalistic pond life (outside the S*n)?

#3106037 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 14 April 2015 - 02:55 PM

...and the affluent left already on the property ladder chops off the bottom rung to stop others joining them!


Come on John, even you don't think it's a good idea, you've often promoted the idea of expanding social housing via housing associations For a start it would push up house prices making houses even less affordable for those wanting to buy. Yet another housing inflation bubble (something else you've often spoken against) is the last thing we need. 


Edit to add: Nearly 40 per cent of homes bought under the right to buy in one London borough are now owned by private landlords


And: Son of Thatcher’s ‘right-to-buy’ housing minister now owns 40 ex-council homes


So really helping the aspirational get a foot on the housing ladder there. <_<

#3106003 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 14 April 2015 - 01:27 PM


This article that I linked to earlier also thinks they may be on dubious legal ground where the housing association is a charitable organisation: 


And of course the huge majority of housing associations are charitable. Charitable rules say that you can’t normally dispose of any assets you own for less than their full value, as all your assets must be used to meet your charitable objectives. This is, of course, exactly as it should be. And while owner occupation may be desirable, it is not a charitable objective. Does anyone really want to have a battle over a proposed requirement that private, independent, charitable organisations should hand over some of their assets to individuals when what we should really be doing is concentrating on ending the housing crisis?

#3105886 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 14 April 2015 - 08:15 AM

I know, lets find a problem, the lack of social housing and see if we can make it worse: Conservative manifesto to offer 1.3m families right to buy housing association homes


They should be planning to add 1.3 million social housing homes not remove them. :angry: