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Old Frightful

Member Since 18 Apr 2004
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#3018645 Obituary Corner

Posted by Old Frightful on 23 October 2014 - 03:09 PM

Alvin Stardust, according to Radio 5 just now.

Shouldn't this thread be on the Green Cross Code Forum?


RIP Bernard/Shane/Alvin.

#3014726 Dad's Army

Posted by Old Frightful on 15 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

a couple of my neighbours are extras in the film. They haven't seen Katherine Zeta Jones as yet.

She'll turn up with her husband as soon as they start filming the Last of the Summer Wine remake to save on travel expenses.

#3014168 Ben Flower banned for 6 months

Posted by Old Frightful on 15 October 2014 - 06:03 AM

The statement from Eamonn McManus is just what was needed.


Very eloquent and absolutely correct, it should hopefully have gone a long way towards putting out any fires of revenge and bitterness that may have still prevailed and given some comfort to Ben Flower who must have been in a fairly dark place recently, albeit, of his own making.


Remarkably I think that, now the dust has settled, RL has come out of this episode rather well.

#3013994 Ben Flower banned for 6 months

Posted by Old Frightful on 14 October 2014 - 06:07 PM

It's irrelevant anyway isn't it?, he'll be in jail after all.



#3012213 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 12 October 2014 - 11:53 AM


Read through the thread and see for yourself.

I find OF comments and thoughts out of sync with my opinions.

That's different where I come from.

What is your issue?

I think the other poster, like myself, had the feeling you used the word "different" as in either physically or mentally disabled.


I rather hope we are mistaken but you certainly gave that impression. Your explanation above does little to make me think we were incorrect.

#3012147 The ingoal length must be 6m

Posted by Old Frightful on 12 October 2014 - 10:14 AM

There are plenty of grounds that don't have 6m in goals in fact some will be lucky to have 4m. Not sure why you would need a flag on the dead ball line the one on the try line helps you tell if the balls gone in touch or touch in goal. What would one on the dead ball line do.

Flap about a bit when it's windy?

#3012015 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 12 October 2014 - 06:55 AM

Phew! Will the dust ever settle after that incident?


It was an extreme and fairly appalling second punch from Flower and has received some fairly extreme (imo) comments on here. I think talk of a lifetime ban, sine die, etc, etc will hopefully melt away and probably a lengthy ban of perhaps 8 matches with maybe the same suspended should he transgress again for the full season in 2015 will make most people happy.


Let's face it, he can have no bigger punishment than having to face his team mates on a daily basis knowing that his actions have almost certainly cost the Wigan club the Grand Final, and each one of them the rewards that winning that would have brought.


The statements made by both Nathan Brown and Shaun Wane in the immediate aftermath were both to be admired I thought. Neither of them got caught up too much by the furore and tried scoring any points against the other club although Wane's mention of not knowing how Saints coped with all those GF losses after his club's defeat yesterday made me smile.


As regards the match itself, Saints should have probably put it to bed earlier had Flanagan passed it wide when opting to kick or go himself on more than one occasion. Wigan showed what a great team they are though, making it so difficult for a Saints team with such an advantage to make it count.


A memorable game for the wrong reasons?, probably, but it was an enthralling, close contest and had Flower not suffered his red mist, I think the result may well have been known a good deal earlier than it was.


Commiserations to the Wigoon lot on here, congrats to the Skints crowd, overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

#3011534 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 11 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

Sorry I didn't pick up on it. Good luck tonight. Hope Saints stuff em.

:laugh:  :laugh:  


Brief and to the point.

#3010229 11/10/14 - SLGF: St Helens v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 09 October 2014 - 07:02 AM

“I played in Yorkshire derbies, and there’s nothing that compares to this,” the Wigan coach says.


Pah! He's never played in THE derby though.

#3005471 This place or twitter?

Posted by Old Frightful on 01 October 2014 - 07:44 AM

Dave T obviously thinks he's the sea lion's whiskers.

#3003744 Is Smoking a Crime?

Posted by Old Frightful on 27 September 2014 - 09:24 PM

If smoking was made illegal then they should make drinking alcohol illegal also to be consistent.



That might be appropriate if the person drinking alcohol next to you swirls it around in their mouth for a while before spurting it out in a fine spray that you can't possibly avoid.

#3002063 Ban The Side-Step

Posted by Old Frightful on 25 September 2014 - 01:35 AM

Is this supposed to be humourus?
Or are you up late with school in the morning?
If not get a life!!!

I agree with you, the thought of banning sidesteps is just plain daft.

Let's face it, it's not the sidestep itself that's dangerous, it's the speed at which it's done that causes the problems.

So I propose some kind of speed limit on the pitch using GPS (game pleasantly slower) technology. That would also reduce the impact of players colliding with each other.

It could perhaps rival that "walking football" that we see on those telly adverts.

And Hull FC might start being good again.

(Ok, that last bit was just ridiculous.)

#3001893 25/09/14 - Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 24 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

I like his column

:ohmy:  Each to their own, I suppose.


Cas should give each of their players a copy of his dismissal of their chances before tomorrow night's game. 


Might be just what they need.

#3001741 RIP Greg Mackey

Posted by Old Frightful on 24 September 2014 - 12:44 PM

Oh God, what an awful shock. I knew he didn't have long left but I wasn't expecting this dreadful news so soon.


What Hull FC would give to have both Tony Dean and Greg Mackey back in their pomp in the black and white irregular hoops playing today.


As Hull FC captain, he gave us some great memories, the Premiership trophy win at Old Trafford over Widnes and that drop goal at Wilderspool to enable Hull to win 3-2 in a tryless game.


RIP Greg mate.

#2999580 20/09/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons KO 5.15pm (TV)

Posted by Old Frightful on 20 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

Low,even by your standards.

I thank you. 


I am though, just a mere supporter and can make comments like that as it doesn't matter, I'm not important.


The Leeds' coach is an important figure in our game and should show a bit of restraint instead of letting a defeat to lowly Hull FC get to him and displaying this with bitter comments about the fans of the game.


(I didn't realise I had standards, btw.)