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Geoff Lee

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 08 2015 01:26 PM

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In Topic: The next Rugby League Programme Fair

04 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

There is no published auction list because the  sad death of Richard Bailey has meant that at present there is no one in a position to organise the running of the auction, which was always one feature of these fairs. Peter Lush has sort of taken over for the time being helping to bring things together.

In Topic: Book thread: what are you reading?

03 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

I tend to spend much of my time writing novels rather than reading them but broke off recently for a while to read "Rugby Football: A United Game". It's a novel based around the idea what might have happened if the northern clubs had been in the majority in 1895. It should interest most people who have contributed above. No one yet however seems to have read my latest novel "Two Seasons" with its background of  "Work, Family, Old Friends and Rugby League". I would certainly be interested in some feedback.

In Topic: General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

31 March 2015 - 09:27 PM

In this election I  would seriously consider voting for a party that is prepared to raise with the electorate the issue of the Transatlantiv Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This is currently, secretly being negotiated between the EU and American corporate business and if passed will give legal powers to big business to sue governments if they take any action to harm their profits.

For those who want to know more of it's dangers have a look at the 38 Degrees web site. It's an eye opener.

In Topic: RIP Ray

10 March 2015 - 10:39 PM

Unlike many posters, I was fortunate enough to have known Ray quite well as we did a lot of work together on our joint projects.  As a child he lived for a while a couple of doors away from my grandparent's house in Horace St. He went to Knowsley Road school like I did although around 7 years later. However I first got to know him well when he was looking for a publisher for The Petition and I introduced him to the Parrswood Press, who were also my publisher.

On one occasion in 2002 we even did a joint book signing session in WH Smith in St Helens sat at tables opposite each other, with me signing copies of "One Spring" and him "The Petition". We also worked together for a while on early drafts of "Rugby League In Its Own Words". After a while though it became clear that it wasn't going to be successful as a joint venture between me and him so we went  our seperate ways but never fell out and still helped each other and remained good friends for the rest of his life.

Rugby League has produced some great characters and he was certainly one of them. I was pleased to have known him and have worked with him. And if there is a place called Heaven, then he will be in his element now with all the old Saints who are already up there.