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Member Since 18 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Transport

Yesterday, 08:50 PM

I've had the miserable pleasure of having to catch a train home twice this month. Both times the train was late by approx 40 mins. The cost of a 25 minute journey was 5.00 GBP! Monthly, i think it's 120.00 GBP! On the second journey, the solitary toilet was out of order. My local train station and the city station close to work is a miserable platform, again without a toilet.


Tactical solution - drive.



You have a toilet in your car?

In Topic: Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

29 October 2014 - 07:35 PM

There is no such thing as a Rugby league stud. Where is it stated that you can only wear a certain size stud in RL? In 26 years of playing as an amateur and a pro I never got told I had the wrong studs in

Seems you are mistaken

In Topic: Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

29 October 2014 - 06:29 PM

What difference would it have made to de glanville's face being transformed into a Francis Bacon portrait-an exams of the 'art' of rucking right enough.
The players studs and their apparent provenance was used as a scapegoat to smear one sport and take the attention away from the thuggery of another



Well illegal studs would have done.
The thrust of the publicity about this case was the rugby league studs rather than the thuggery of the person wearing them, which is the point

You are wrong, there are plenty of articles still available and the thrust of them all is the thuggery of the All Blacks player, the term "Rugby League Studs" was used because the longer square ended studs were for use in er... Rugby League. Football studs are also illegal as they are plastic and can shatter to give sharp edges, had they been on the New Zealander's boots the term "Football Studs" would have been used.

In Topic: Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

29 October 2014 - 08:19 AM

I helped out with Orrell U16s and sir always checked studs. I wonder why this wasn't done in this case.

As I recall, and bear in mind this was the thick end of twenty years ago so memories may be hazy, the suggestion was the All Blacks would get their boots and studs checked and then change boots, the longer studs giving them a perceived advantage with better grip

In Topic: Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

28 October 2014 - 07:07 PM

one would have thought that the media would have blamed the person who actually raked de Glanville's face. One would have thought this kind of incident would have been frequent in Rugby League what with everyone running around in these studs.


I agree that the person responsible was reprehensible and there was a lot of media coverage to that effect, including the use of illegal studs.

You would not expect that sort of injury in Rugby League as the act of Rucking is not part of the game.