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#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. 

#2931901 UKIPpery

Posted by timtum on 19 May 2014 - 08:57 AM

Ukip's press advisor, yesterday:




Might I suggest a very un-British response.  Two fingers surely?

#2929399 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by timtum on 14 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

My sausages were reviewed on Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC 6Music yesterday.  

#2913816 France 16's v England 16's

Posted by timtum on 09 April 2014 - 08:42 AM

And I see that he has been knighted....

#2913004 Some good news about a ref

Posted by timtum on 07 April 2014 - 04:32 PM

…and so to Ille sur Tet last week for a game between the touring Cowley College U15's and the local Cadet / Junior set up.


The game, played in the shadow of the magnificent mount Canigou, and in the presence of knocking on 10% of the town's 5000 population, finished 15 - 14 (yes a drop goal again!).  A great advert for youth rugby, the continuing value of these exchanges between the French and the British sides, and for the feel good factor as we all left the ground just a touch tiddly from the 3rd half celebrations.


What was particularly notable about the game was that the Cowley side brought their own referee.  A young 15 year old lad, who later in the week took pitch side duties at the Dragons v Broncos game.  He had an absolutely superb game.  The crowd, quick over here as they are in the UK to get on the whistlers back, were very warm in their appreciation of his performance - even given the narrow loss.  The president of the club, former French Bernard Llong (one of three former RL internationals at the game alongside Mike Bennett and Pascal Jampy), made a special presentation to the lad in the clubhouse after the game.


"Ambiance chaleureuse et fair play ont marqué cette rencontre entre Ille et les anglais (mélange de plusieurs catégories), victoire cependant pour les jeunes british sur un score de 15 à 14 après un superbe spectacle. Mention spéciale au jeune arbitre anglais qui a été impeccable . Un repas d'après match super sympa a suivi."
Vous pouvez voir toutes les autres photos sur notre compte Face Book : "écolerugby Ille Treize"
Jean Galia, whose name the stadium takes, and the town's most famous son, would have been proud.  Vive le treize!

#2904288 22/03/14 - Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield Giants KO 6.30pm CET (Sky Sports)

Posted by timtum on 23 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

What Pelissier has added to his game this year is the ability to play as a starting dummy half, running the rhythm of the attack, doing the simple things well to a game plan, bringing his forwards onto the ball, rather than running round like a scalded coq albeit a very entertaining one confusing opposition defences and his own side alike.  


It started really in the World Cup, where his performance against England was very good indeed.  With the injury to Henderson he has really stepped up to the mark and deserves the plaudits that he is now getting.  Last year he was struggling at times to get any prolonged period on the pitch from the coach.


I'm amazed as to where the mongrel comes from.  He's the loveliest lad you could ever meet off the pitch!