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#3065586 Catalans Dragons

Posted by timtum on 03 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

I see the old soup strainer has gone......


Really looking forward to this season audois.  A mobile pack with some cutting edge and pace behind it.  Only real worry is the quality of the second tier of front rowers.  Very happy with Anderson and Casty starting.  Time for Elima and Lima to step up to the mark, and for big Bousquet to fulfil some of his promise.


And the flocons of snow are bleeding well six foot drifts up here!

#3054524 TRL helpdesk European cities

Posted by timtum on 11 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

I can heartily recommend Nimes.  Amphitheatre, Temples, fountains, ginnels with interesting bars, cafes and shops.  Pont du Gard nearby as is the sea, as is Montpellier.  Double up with a Catalan Dragons game.

#3042168 Bring Back The Bobble!

Posted by timtum on 07 December 2014 - 06:03 PM

Seeing as I am a hipster (apparently so - I have a beard, short haircut, tattoos, a Mac, and wear my jeans slung low), I'm always seen in winter sporting a hat with an enormous bobble.  The so called Hoxton bonnet.  


Unfeasibly popular among the youth when I was in Paris last winter.  Glad to see another UK export doing so well.

#3035600 Catalans Dragons

Posted by timtum on 20 November 2014 - 08:20 PM

Apart from the Jeu a XIII thing (which I am sure he knows), one of his better efforts.....



...not that the bar is terribly high when Fitzsimons talking League.

#3035544 What Are You Listening To - The Reckoning

Posted by timtum on 20 November 2014 - 05:56 PM

I was on the Chain on Radcliffe & Maconie again today with this little gem from the late 80's



I once made up their rider for a gig at the Town & Country Club in Kentish Town!

#3003741 Catalans Grand Final Contigency

Posted by timtum on 27 September 2014 - 09:16 PM

I can't get back for the Grand Final this year, but am urgently planning to be at Langtree Park on thursday with a couple of other Dragons fans.

#3003286 Fev Prop Steve Crossley: What RL is really all about.

Posted by timtum on 26 September 2014 - 07:31 PM

Good lad.  I hope he goes well at Cas.

#3002624 Ryder Cup

Posted by timtum on 25 September 2014 - 08:55 PM

Not for me.


A media construct par excellence.


And BttF try taking a breath before posting offensive stuff.

#2999064 Hardaker or Escare: Who is Super League’s best No.1?

Posted by timtum on 19 September 2014 - 08:02 PM

"Escare is probably more homophobic than Hardake. It's just that because he speaks le froggy it hasn't been picked up and he hasn't been the target of a witch hunt like dear sweet Luke and so his inferior talent is being artificially raised I this thread" said Gary H.


Rider a bit strong tonight?

#2954637 New deals at Catalans.

Posted by timtum on 04 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

I hope that Simon benefits from the move in a similar way to the way that Larroyer has improved at Hull KR.


He's a big, very strong lad with plenty of heart.  Just goes to ground too quickly for me, and rarely gets his nose through the line.   The first things you can't coach, the second you potentially can.  And as for Vaccari, good effort Fred!  Didn't ever really recover from his bad injury a couple of years ago, but never let the side down and was very entertaining for his wholehearted approach.

#2953150 Promotion

Posted by timtum on 01 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

Just to add a little bit, as there is some top advice above:


whenever possible do things face to face, not phone, not email, not messages.  


For good news, bad news, bouquets or brickbats.  If you can master the conundrum of regular, good quality team meetings then you are a better man than I ever was at this malarky.


The use of we did when referring to your team (rather than I did) to senior management should stand you in good stead.


Good luck!

#2948091 Is MIAG still around

Posted by timtum on 22 June 2014 - 04:45 PM

….and all is right in the world again.


Its like the first cuckoo, the falling of the leaves, and the appearance of Easter Eggs in the shops on Boxing Day.

#2945550 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by timtum on 16 June 2014 - 03:16 PM

I wasn't really listening... then heard the words sausages and Rugby League...


If ever there was a combination of words to make a chap wotsit up his ears….

#2942047 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by timtum on 09 June 2014 - 04:58 PM

Photo shoot over.  Done by a mate of mine for his wife's article on Mister Saucisse for some magazine.


My media campaign continues apace….

#2942045 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by timtum on 09 June 2014 - 04:56 PM

Tomorrow I go under the knife to get my elbow sorted.


Bon récupération mon ami.