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#3209453 It's official: The biggest TV event of the year!

Posted by gingerjon on Today, 09:06 AM

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#3207089 Tweaking the middle eights

Posted by gingerjon on 04 October 2015 - 08:44 AM

I'm on repeated record as saying the 8s is a joke.  It is - it appeals to people who think we need to keep mediocre teams interesting for longer and believe that this will create new fans.  Utter nonsense of course but otherwise smart people seem to think this over expansion of the club game will lead rugby league to the sunlit uplands.


However, it's what we have and the RFL need to stick with something for a few years.


The tweaks should be there to level the playing field in the qualifiers and I agree with the comments about those mentioned above.  But with the best will in the world the only interest outside the game will be for the eventual promotion/relegation play off.  I was suspicious of the Million Pound Game - and it is a terrible name - but it has all the drama of the soccer play offs and it's an easy sell to the casual fan.  We could and should be looking to make an event of it - a neutral venue and a bit of razzmatazz to go alongside the all or nothing drama.

#3205464 Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party

Posted by gingerjon on 02 October 2015 - 01:12 PM

Labour took a council seat of the Tories in Cherwell, Oxon yesterday. The first of many.


This better not impact my parents' house price.

#3205458 Another day another mass shooting in the US

Posted by gingerjon on 02 October 2015 - 01:06 PM

The Swiss also have National Service. Maybe that forces a level of respect in to the weapons usage.


It's also ridiculously polite, with that enforced by law.


Potential shooters are probably put off by breaking a local by-law on noise.

#3205182 Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour Party

Posted by gingerjon on 02 October 2015 - 06:43 AM

I swear this was a thread about Labour.


Anyway, they've dropped Corbyn's absolute commitment to scrapping tuition fees.

#3204989 Norwich

Posted by gingerjon on 01 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

Norwich is one of those harmless places that's neither good nor bad.  Quite forgettable in so many ways.  I'd recommend that if you're staying in a hotel that you check you get free wifi then catch up on your Netflix queue.


*suddenly remembers he has to book own hotel this time*

#3204883 Another day another mass shooting in the US

Posted by gingerjon on 01 October 2015 - 07:55 PM

Honestly the place is a basket case. 


No it's snot and far from it. Yes, the death penalty is a disgrace and an affront, the NRA an abomination, far too many massacres but a basket case? NO. We'd all be speaking German now if it hadn't been for the US. 


About 140 in-school shootings since Sandy Hook.  Sandy Hook was less than three years ago.


I'd call that a basket case no matter how brave the grandparents of today's US citizens were in joining in WWII three years late.

#3204189 Warning of Redundancy

Posted by gingerjon on 01 October 2015 - 06:22 AM

Salford is calling!


Marwan was looking for new players?

#3203752 No tv coverage of championships final

Posted by gingerjon on 30 September 2015 - 04:24 PM

I'm impressed at just how many TV rights negotiators are posting on here...


I'm always impressed by how many people think being hidden away on Premier on Thursday nights was just dandy for the Championship but Sky putting a game on Thursday is an insult to TGG.


That said, I do think the RFL boobed a bit with the last deal but they seem to have fallen into a similar trap to the ECB in that regard.

#3201941 scrap the eights

Posted by gingerjon on 27 September 2015 - 08:36 PM

Personally, I think a season this long and this technical can only be of interest to the already converted.  It's been deathly.  And for this we gave up a mid season international window and had to rejig the Challenge Cup.  Still, not like Test matches and terrestial coverage is what we need is it?


But, scrapping the system after only one year would be ridiculous.  It has to be allowed to develop.  Who knows, maybe it will start to work and other professional sports seeking new audiences will drop expansion and internationals and go for the same small group of teams playing each other over and over again ...

#3200873 Champions again in 2015 !

Posted by gingerjon on 26 September 2015 - 12:01 PM

There is one champion and they get to call themselves that at the end of the Grand Final.


The rest is just a journey towards that.

#3200661 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by gingerjon on 26 September 2015 - 07:16 AM

bright?you're the one spending your afternoon on a small internet forum.


It's good that you weren't here so couldn't make that post.

#3199276 Hinkley Point an the Myth of Austerity

Posted by gingerjon on 24 September 2015 - 08:23 AM



Simon Jenkins writing in the Socialist Worker.

#3199017 New Zealand's New Flag

Posted by gingerjon on 23 September 2015 - 05:56 PM

It is based upon the Māori koru, the symbol that represents an unfurling silver fern frond.


No one likes a smart aleck.

#3198870 Piggate

Posted by gingerjon on 23 September 2015 - 02:18 PM

I'm looking...I'm looking...but I can't see a Lib Dem conference ANYWHERE! Oh , yes, there is its....over there by the tripe shop!


Bless you.  I was just thinking, "I wonder if there will be another BUTWHATABOUTTHESOMETHINGELSE" post and, right on queue, it arrived.