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Geoff Lee

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 04 2014 12:24 PM

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News about Bill Ashurst

28 September 2014 - 09:32 PM

The biography of of former Wigan player Bill Ashurst called "Tries and Prayers"  will be launched in the DW Stadium on Tuesday 7th October (7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start).

All are welcome to come along and hear Bill talk about his life along with Jim Mills, Mike Nicholas, Andy Gregory and Alex Murphy.

A very dodgy international trade deal is looming

01 September 2014 - 08:17 AM

The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a very sinister trade deal currently being discussed in great secrecy. It is a deal that would give the multi national global corporations the legal power to sue individual governments for millions of pounds if that government took action that affected their profits.

It would for example encourage US health care companies  to sue any future British government if it tried to stop the privatisation of the NHS. Similarly with the railways.

Last Saturday over a million leaflets were given out across the country by around 9,000 volunteers but it would appear that there was little or no publicity about this in the papers or on the TV.


For more information about what is going on behind the scenes visit Stop the TTIP trade deal at    38 Degrees.org.uk/TTIPal ii

Something else about going to Featherstone this Sunday

18 July 2014 - 08:19 AM

If you are going to Featherstone on Sunday and if you can get there early and if you like to read books about the greatest game, then spend a few minutes in the club shop. There is a good selection of books in there and not all about the home club either. There are books about many other aspects of our game including its history, player biographies,"Heading For The Line" which is a guide on how to get to the grounds of all the professional, semi professional and National Conference League clubs in Britain NRL and the novel "Rugby Football:A United Game" based on the idea of what might have happened if the northern clubs had been in the majority in 1895.

This Saturday morning in York

17 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

This Saturday morning (19th  July) from 10.30 onwards,I will be in the WH Smith store in York signing copies of my latest novel "Two Seasons". It is set during the 2002 and 2003 seasons against a background of work, family, old friends and rugby league. Among the 24 chapters are The good Yorkshireman, A day on the M62, Listening to Eddie and Stevo, A tale from Knowsley Road, A day out in Wigan,and "The spoilt papers might win it"  along with stories from far away from Lancashire and Yorkshire in A Swedish affair, I was born in Barcelona and E-Mails from Amsterdam.

"Two Seasons" is the fifth in a series of novels all with a strong rugby league content, starting with "One Winter" set in that terrible winter of 1962/63 and followed by One Spring, One Summer and One Autumn.

I will also have with me two new rugby league novels written by other writers. They are "Rugby Football: A United Game" based on the idea of what might have happened if the northern clubs had been in the majority in 1895 and "The Glory and the Dream" which starts in 1945 and is written by a former professor of Oceanography who was present at the 1950 Challenge Cup Final..

Gone are the days when the only rugby league novelist was David Storey. There are lots of us around now.