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#2967739 Commonwealth Games 7s

Posted by Shadow on 29 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

 Most People attend 7s are there not for the Rugby but for the social Scene with alcohol. They may have a passing interest in it but certainly ist not taken seriously amongst the crowd. 

Yeah,perish the thought of people turning up to enjoy themselves. You certainly wouldn't want that sort following your sport. 

#2954298 Rolf Harris - guilty

Posted by Shadow on 04 July 2014 - 04:13 AM

Well Phil Cool's act will be 40 mins shorter

So some good has come from this sorry episode then

#2950574 The Guardian newspaper has dropped in Rugby League coverage

Posted by Shadow on 27 June 2014 - 11:04 AM

The issue being I if you don't go there to read it or buy the paper don't be surprised if they drop or diminish their coverage.

It's a bit like complaining about the lack of local green grocers on the high street while doing all your shopping in Waitrose ( I was going to put Tesco but as a southern RU fan I have a certain image to maintain)

#2945667 TV shows they should bring back.

Posted by Shadow on 16 June 2014 - 07:28 PM

I'd like to see a drag racing TV show.

I don't think the sight of Danny LaRue and Lily Savage on the starting blocks is a winner.

Second thoughts.....

#2944777 TV shows they should bring back.

Posted by Shadow on 15 June 2014 - 10:53 AM

Krypton factor and knight rider.


The Krypton Rider. 

You have to do an assault course in your car which can then answer general knowledge questions for you while solving small town crimes and rescuing single mothers from villainous land owners.




TV gold. I am a genius.

#2944392 Why you should use the ignore function for trolls

Posted by Shadow on 14 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

It is quite possible to ignore people without needing a setting on the board to do that for you.

#2940057 Big Issue and IDS

Posted by Shadow on 06 June 2014 - 05:08 AM

Roma or Romani are not Rumanian

Do they go the house?

#2938126 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Shadow on 02 June 2014 - 10:55 AM

Our builders just turned up (9.50 am). Now on a tea break.

Ours were there at 7.30am
Bogdan and Piotr don't drink tea.

#2937049 Meet The Police Commissioner

Posted by Shadow on 30 May 2014 - 02:24 PM

Must be an exciting conversation:

1) Stop crime
2) Catch criminals
3) More 'Bobbies on the beat', stopping crime and, if possible, catching criminals.

I suppose if it was in London you'd add in:
4) Stop any meaningful protest or expression from taking place.

Surely it should be :

1: Serve the Public Trust

2: Protect the Innocent

3: Uphold the Law


#2934377 Scots senior sports writer in admiration of RL

Posted by Shadow on 24 May 2014 - 01:55 PM

He needs to be told rl is not new to png.

An article that positive from outside the code's normal sphere of journalism, an article that makes more positive points about RL to a new potential audience than you'd normally see in a year and that's what you took away from it?
And people wonder why RL has trouble expanding.

#2933955 The European Parliamentary Elections thread

Posted by Shadow on 23 May 2014 - 02:09 PM

stupid comment deleted

No, I can still see what wolford wrote

#2932126 Rugby league oik faces public flogging as well as a ban

Posted by Shadow on 19 May 2014 - 03:29 PM

Is mime permitted?

You may attempt to charge down the kick through the medium of interpretive dance

#2927758 Crossing the line

Posted by Shadow on 11 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

But if every speccie or every player disregarded the rules in this way there'd be no game - not just Union, League, soccer, cricket. What if a soccer player picked the ball up and threw it into the net and no one turned a hair?  The whole point of sport is that it's played in an artificial framework of rules.  If someone is running down the street having stolen something it makes perfect sense to trip them up, or knock the stolen article out of their grasp, but within the artificial context of sport it doesn't.  TBH I don't see the difference between what the speccie did and what Back did.

A participant breaching the rules of a game can be dealt with under those rules, in a nationally or internationally organised sport such as Rugby those rules will have a process for dealing with breaches and sanctions that can be applied up to and including not being allowed to play that sport again. A non participant does not come under that jurisdiction and any interference in play by them would need to be dealt with under the wider legal processes, in the case in the original post it could potentially lead to a charge of assault and a criminal record. It's a clear and obvious difference.

#2927441 Aus v Rest of the World

Posted by Shadow on 10 May 2014 - 04:02 PM

Its worse than Arrogance, it's also a cynical ploy to reduce the perceived importance of International Rugby while pretending to care.

Australia are I'll admit the top of the international tree but it's not a tree with too many branches on right now and to help the smaller branches grow will take time money and effort which will take money and time from the likes of the NRL. 

If the Roos play a team made up of the best the rest of the world can offer and win then it gets trumpeted as showing how weak international competition is and the best way to improve the smaller nations is to get more of them playing in the "toughest rugby competition in the world" and concentrate on the NRL.

The chances of a scratch team put together a few weeks before the match being able to gel together enough to even give the Roos a game is minimal at best, the nearest equivalent is probably the RU Barbarians or Lions and neither of them have a particularly good record against the All Blacks.


It's a ridiculous idea.

#2927378 Crossing the line

Posted by Shadow on 10 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

What's the difference between this and Neil Back knocking the ball out of the halfback's hands?

One's cheating the other's a physical assault by a spectator.


Hope this helps.