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Old Frightful

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#3035290 People living in Western Cumberland - how rich are you?!

Posted by Old Frightful on 20 November 2014 - 07:34 AM

The nuclear industry dominates the employment scene, with the wages at Sellafield being much higher than you'd see at other industrial plants.

I wonder if any of these employees can count the number of thousands they earn each year on one hand.




#3033069 15/11/14 - 4N Final - New Zealand v Australia KO 7.45am (GMT)

Posted by Old Frightful on 15 November 2014 - 10:52 AM

Yeah Johnson is the key. If he doesn't turn up or the Aussies keep him quiet they will win. But if he does turn up and the Aussies don't keep him quiet he could run the show from start to finish.

Nobody likes a clever bleeder.




#3032936 15/11/14 - 4N Final - New Zealand v Australia KO 7.45am (GMT)

Posted by Old Frightful on 15 November 2014 - 09:30 AM

Brian Noble " I worry for the Australians"

Must be the only Englishman doing so.


#3032912 15/11/14 - 4N Final - New Zealand v Australia KO 7.45am (GMT)

Posted by Old Frightful on 15 November 2014 - 09:20 AM

I await Adam Pearson trying to increase Hull FC pass sales by saying we've signed Johnson.

Knowing our luck it'll be Boris.


#3032850 15/11/14 - 4N Final - New Zealand v Australia KO 7.45am (GMT)

Posted by Old Frightful on 15 November 2014 - 08:48 AM

Apart from the Kiwis' tries, seeing Greg Bird dumped on his ar se was the stand out moment of the first half for me.


#3030137 England league star trashes Dunedin flat

Posted by Old Frightful on 09 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

Why can't these Australian clubs teach their players how to behave?




#3030073 England league star trashes Dunedin flat

Posted by Old Frightful on 09 November 2014 - 11:00 AM

Don't forget Macnamara ejected him from the team, perhaps that's where he landed.

 

Big respect to Macca if so.

 

Ahem.




#3027754 hull fc next signing? ?

Posted by Old Frightful on 05 November 2014 - 05:54 PM

Let's face it first and foremost Pearson is a football man and he kept getting mentioned in as fronting a couple of takeover groups for Leeds united. there are rumours coming out of Elland road again that distress signals are about to be raised again so Keep an eye on Pearson


Adam Pearson appears to wear his heart on his sleeve very openly at nearly all the forums I've attended. In fact, I would say he's perhaps too open at times. He's often saying how much he and his daughters have fallen in love with Rugby Lesgue and he's not going to walk away from Hull FC.

Perhaps I'm a bit old fashioned but I believe the man. The passion he shows, especially last night, is something I would find difficult for him to fake.

And, let's face it, he's bought the club outright, poured money into it, and would lose an awful lot if he decided to get out now.

I think he's made some unwise decisions and appointments during his tenure, mainly due to his lack of RL experience, but if anybody can get it right in the long run, I believe he can and hopefully will.


#3027693 hull fc next signing? ?

Posted by Old Frightful on 05 November 2014 - 04:17 PM

It's not looking a bed of roses (white obviously) thats for sure. Falling crowds have wiped approxe £600k off the our income. The stadium management committee (otherwise know as the provisional wing of Hull City) patently want us out of the KC. They've tried to close the north stand to away spectators for next season & possibly close both north AND south from 2016. All this in what was meant to be a "community stadium for the people of Hull".
Pearson issued a rallying call last night to get the missing fans back, but to me it came across as a veiled statement along the lines of "it's partially your fault". Nothing to do with the years of missed opportunity, over promise and under-delivery since 2005 / 2006 then.
My enthusiasm for the new season has plummetted before a ball has been dropped.......

Can't argue with much of that. I was at the forum last night along with RoyBoy and plenty of others, it didn't make very pretty listening I have to say.

 

It's alright Pearson continually blaming the previous regimes for some of the signings and failures on and off the pitch but it was his decision and his alone to give untried and untested Lee Radford a three year deal as head coach of Hull FC in spite of him never being a head coach professionally at any level before.

 

That was the final straw in the season pass uncertainty for most doubters I'm sure.

 

(Have to apologise to my Leeds' pal, I'm not in much of a humour at present.)




#3025709 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by Old Frightful on 02 November 2014 - 05:10 PM

glad you arent sitting on the fence mate. Of course the 2 or 3 posters here going out of their way to defend this scandal will just put it down to you being one-eyed.

If I'm one of the "two or three" that you refer to Dave then I'm a bit disappointed. I merely called it as I saw it and don't feel I went out of my way to say so. The replay shows one or two frames where Hall's finger brushed the ball, he didn't even know he'd touched it and certainly wasn't claiming a try. Dave Woods in his commentary said Hall was looking at the ball whilst trying to ground it. That's certainly different to the footage that I watched.


#3025623 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by Old Frightful on 02 November 2014 - 03:24 PM

After watching that short clip of the Hall no try, I realise how much I miss watching the NRL, mainly for the commentary team. Ray Warren, Sterlo, Fatty Vautin, et al are all absolutely fantastic. I just wish I could have watched it live with their input.

 

No real complaints about the game for me, just one or two decisions that might have gone our way but the Aussies just about deserved it overall, esp. the way they bombed two or three "certain" tries. As for the last minute decision, downward pressure and control is the key here, Hall may have had the former but definitely not the latter.

 

Looking forward to next week now, we certainly owe the Kiwis big style.




#3023937 How good is early hours RL? You up for it?

Posted by Old Frightful on 01 November 2014 - 07:35 AM

I've spoken to a fair few RL folk over here and none of them are watching the England game live.  :blink:  :ohmy:  :huh:  :no:

 

They're all recording it and watching when they get up. I can't understand that myself but never mind.

 

I'm absolutely buzzing at the prospect of maybe, just maybe, watching our boys knock Oz out of the tournament, and watching it LIVE.. :no:

 

(But then again, come 7am and I may just be feeling that they were right.  :( )




#3023361 Ryan Bailey joins Hull KR.

Posted by Old Frightful on 31 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

Well, well...I wouldn't have thought it possible to despise him any more than I already do but there you go.


#3022823 Unlocking Iphones - TRL helpdesk.

Posted by Old Frightful on 30 October 2014 - 09:46 AM

One or two shops in Bradford have pretty big signs in their windows offering a facility to unlock phones.I don't know whether i-phones are different than standard mobiles for unlocking.

Thanks but Bradford's a dangerous place isn't it?




#3022564 How do Leeds keep hold of their top players!

Posted by Old Frightful on 29 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

I imagine the opportunity to receive a share out from Zak Hardaker's swear box at the end of the year is too good to miss.