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Bedford Roughyed

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#3002645 Friday deadline!

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 25 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

Sadly I don't think we fully understood/was aware/was told about the ground before we dived in with 2 feet.  The council had a ground they wanted shut of and we were desperate.  Gift horses and all that.


We are now in a place where we can only build on less than half the ground cause the rest is owned by someone else.  (this is still the situation as far as I know, happy to be corrected??)


So do we -


A) Spend lots of money on half a ground which will still likely fail to meet the standards and have little money for players.

B) Spend as little as possible on the ground, try and get promoted, work it out when we come to it.


I Think they have gone for option B.  Not ideal, not transparent but I can understand the choices.




#2983923 What could it cost to influence the club?

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 28 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

General thread warning....


Can we keep things roughly on topic?  i.e. the club and not who is wearing a dress?


Please debate the issues and feel free to debate strongly and robustly, but leave the name calling and jibes to the playground.

#2983883 Ukraine

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 28 August 2014 - 11:57 AM

Its not an Invasion.... they were just lost.... no wait they were just on holiday....

#2983845 Ukip gets its first MP

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 28 August 2014 - 10:58 AM

Typical of UKIP...defects but too incompetent to actually join the party....

#2983716 Rotherham

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 28 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

If you want to think it is all about the race of the guys and the race of the girls, then fine.


It's not what the report says, but fine.


The more common element between Rotherham, Rochdale, Cyril Smith, Elm House, Et al, is the abuse of vulnerable kids mostly in care (or 'known' to social services) and how these kids get ignored when they do actually come forward.

#2983371 Rotherham

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 27 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

It's not either- or, though.



The report, by Prof Alexis Jay , who knows what she is talking about, covers  all of that and more,  as well as covering the very real issue of people for whatever reason feeling that they cannot speak out for fear of being accused of racism. It is a very real fear and people who do speak out do get accused of racism. 


Are you saying that that fear does not exist?


Are you saying the people who speak out have not been accused of racism? 


The report shows that people did speak out.  It was at the 'policy' level where race seems to come into it. 


The report said people feared that race would come into it, but no one could highlight instances of race stopping an investigation. 


11.9 Frontline staff did not report personal experience of attempts to influence their practice or decision making because of ethnic issues. Those who had involvement in CSE were acutely aware of these issues and recalled a general nervousness in the earlier years about discussing them, for fear of being thought racist.


So it's a self fulfilling prophecy.  Everyone fears it without it actually happening. 

#2983333 Rotherham

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 27 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

It's easier to blame PCGM than ask hard questions about how various agencies view victims, how various agencies work with each other, how councils interact with officers, how councillors interact with wards, how resources are spread and used, how staff are trained..... etc, etc, etc.....

#2982984 Rotherham

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 26 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

"Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so."




Race played a part, no doubt, but it's not that clear cut as to say it was the only reason for the reports being dismissed/hidden.

#2981580 Leeds Rhinos refute Aiton rumours

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 22 August 2014 - 09:18 PM

I thought so, but didn't want to fall foul of any protocols/get TRL in trouble.
I don't understand a back dated ban.


The bans in most cases (all sports?) generally start from when you got 'caught' not sentenced. 

#2981229 Middle east violence

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 22 August 2014 - 12:02 AM

If we don't act within the law, what do we become?


As for struggling to criticise ISIS... I've not seen anyone supporting them or defending them or understanding them?

#2981115 Middle east violence

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 21 August 2014 - 05:43 PM

If you go abroad and commit any war crime, you should be prosecuted when you return.


Should we be warning British citizens who join the IDF of this possibility?

#2981113 Middle east violence

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 21 August 2014 - 05:40 PM

I sincerely hope not. This is not some student bunk off protesting about Tibet, it is a hideous band of murdering amoeba. Anyone caught re entering should be refused entry.


No, they should be prosecuted if their is evidence of a crime.  I don't think there is any provision in the law to refuse entry of a British citizen?

#2980563 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

I'll give you the 'no pubs' one, but 'no toilets'...?! If one of those bears you discuss can ###### in the woods, surely you can as well? Just hopefully not next to it... :)

I meant no lovely seats... the relaxing 10 minutes reading a book.... 


The plan was simple... Came back from Nepal at 120Kgs, lose another 10kgs, plenty of day hikes and a few multiday walks to get happy with my kit.  I've put on 16kgs, done 2 day walks and no multiday's....


I like doing things the hard way obviously...

#2980469 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 August 2014 - 01:51 PM

You'll be fine! It's amazing how far the human body can actually push itself with the right attitude, a bit of determination and the right motivation...


Good luck though - really jealous and remember "pain is just weakness leaving the body!" :)


Pain is ok...its the blisters, bears, mountain lions, drought, forest fires, lightning, bears, no pubs, no toilets, hills, bears that worry me more...

#2980461 Magic Weekend 2015 to be sorted in September...

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 August 2014 - 01:36 PM




Yes I misread it....