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In Topic: Israel v Hezbollah

30 January 2015 - 02:20 PM

Forty years of watching the news on the telly  and reading newspaper articles.


Oh, and the Arab Spring.


So not really other than through secondary Western sources.

In Topic: Only 330 tickets left

29 January 2015 - 07:53 PM

They have minimized the importance, legitimacy, and visibility of the game, they have damaged its future viability, its potential and its image. They will make a relatively small amount of money.


I personally think you have a point about the utilisation of the WCC to develop interest in the game. I however, think the quoted statement is harsh on Saints as it is a game wide issue and the RFL need to be far more proactive and instrumental in pushing this particularly game onto the bigger stage rather than relying on the clubs to do it.

In Topic: Israel v Hezbollah

29 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

Jews. Arabs


In Middle East politics and war, you can't trust either of them.


Do you have any evidence to back that up or just prejudice?

In Topic: The Great 100 (nearly) days to go poll!

29 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

Rory Stewart is someone who appears to of had a 'life' and seen areas of the world few dare to tread.  His books are pretty good too.


His book 'The Places in Between' about Afghanistan is fantastic and really brings home many of the cultural differences between us and the Afghans, many which show the Afghans in a far better light than us in my opinion.

In Topic: Newcastle Thunder

29 January 2015 - 06:13 PM

A good one just off the A1 turn off for Durham, probably a 20 minute drive into Newcastle or go by frequent train from Durham to Newcastle.


I personally prefer west of Newcastle around Hexham and Corbridge... beautiful locations!