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Bedford Roughyed

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#3063011 The Great 100 (nearly) days to go poll!

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on Yesterday, 07:22 PM

His book 'The Places in Between' about Afghanistan is fantastic and really brings home many of the cultural differences between us and the Afghans, many which show the Afghans in a far better light than us in my opinion.


Completely off topic but I felt the book highlighted the cultural, tribal, religious, splits very well.  And showed how warlords and blood feuds are more important to many people.  Also showed how quickly warlords would jump sides.

#3062963 The Great 100 (nearly) days to go poll!

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on Yesterday, 06:15 PM

Rory Stewart is someone who appears to of had a 'life' and seen areas of the world few dare to tread.  His books are pretty good too.


I wouldn't vote tory but he would probably one who might tempt me (voting for the person not the party).

#3062936 Sports England - Active People Survey

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on Yesterday, 05:20 PM

There are big issues, some structural, some personal. 


That we don't have a true pyramid structure is beyond belief.  That we play in different seasons.  That we have different groups in control.  That we don't have the same basic rules.  That we cling on to 'amateur' more than RU.   


Never mind the different groups pulling in different directions with regards to scholarships, 'A' teams, U23's. 


Of course it doesn't help that we don't have a pot to ###### in.  That we let lots of development officers go when the contracts (paid with SE money) ran out. 

#3055169 NWC Clubs unanimously reject Primary RL format

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 13 January 2015 - 10:16 AM

Thanks Tim2 but you are just on the border so don't count, sorry, the Eastern RL has launched its season and says concentrating on Under 15's so obviously only interested in Open Age

Primary Committee meeting with the RFL today (Tuesday) in Leeds lets see what comes of that


Not enough volunteers, no RL history, no RL in schools, one RFL staffer for whole region, geographic spread, appeasement of host RU clubs.  Just some of the reasons why its harder to do anything down this way. 

#3053213 10 dead at French Satirical Mag

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 08 January 2015 - 10:38 AM

I'd expect that the head of the metropolitan Police has a better idea than most.

#3052413 Ed Miliband

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 06 January 2015 - 08:57 AM

@labourpress: p.44 of Tory dossier says Labour will cancel cuts to the arts budget. We won't.

Labour don't get it....

#3052344 General Election 2015

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 05 January 2015 - 10:42 PM

Me too well actually i'm anti-labour


But jeez a tory in St.Helens thats as rare a rockin horse $hite


St Helens South has elected a tory since 2001... :ph34r:  :blind:

#3049156 Burgess Watch......

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 26 December 2014 - 08:46 PM

Heard on Radio 5 -


'Later we have Rugby Union, with Sam Burgess's Bath taking on...'

#3046186 Playing Season Poll

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 16 December 2014 - 09:10 PM

The problem with breaks is people drift away/lose interest. 

#3046102 Pakistan Taliban slaughter over 135

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 16 December 2014 - 06:15 PM

Well Muslims shot and killed all the attackers.

Muslims are currently fighting ISIS.

#3045002 UKIPpery

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 14 December 2014 - 03:52 PM

It tells you that Brand is a narcissist, and it hints at his world view - that everything he does is to promote himself.


For example, check out his Facebook page and he is writing about visiting a food bank in Canterbury prior to the Question Time programme.


He seems to be one of those people who has to broadcast it to the world when he does something like that, again promoting his own image of himself.


He is clearly a quite intelligent individual, but totally selfish, from what I can see.


Visiting a food bank is exactly the sort of thing he has been banging on about for the last year.  The whole 'don't vote' shtick is about the 3 main parties being all the same, so why vote if nothing changes.  He thinks the people should get up and do things for themselves, hence his support of food banks, the Focus E15 group, etc.  His whole thing is that the politicians wont look out for you, and you need to organise yourself locally. 


Selfish?  He isn't a saint but selfish? 


Yeah go back to Hollywood Brand, we have had enough of you supporting those families being evicted.  Such a selfish act, supporting some down trodden types.  Supporting fireman in their campaign against pension changes?  What a selfish act....


Burn him!

#3044415 BBC Sport - Burgess love in

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 13 December 2014 - 10:21 AM

Radio 5 was referring to Fridays becoming Sam Burgess night...

#3044120 Tories

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 12 December 2014 - 04:40 PM

Balence is saying 'the cut to X is justified as it allows the money to be spent on Y and Z'

It's not saying 'yeah but, yeah but, labour smell too'

#3038338 Season Ticket reminder

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 27 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

I don't disagree with what you highlight as the various issues, we lack engagement for one. (This forum, facebook, twitter, etc)


We are in a cycle that I cant see us getting out of unless we get promotion.  We rob Peter to pay Paul to get a decent team on the pitch, if we want a better ground (ownership issues aside) we would have to accept a worse team. 

#3037550 Potty Mouth..Does He Know Its 2014?

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 25 November 2014 - 11:09 PM

I have to say that I do not like funding peoples holidays in the name of charity, the ones climbing Kilimanjaro, Inca Trail etc.


Raise £3000 and climb Kili for free. (£2500 pays for your holiday, the rest to charity).


Don't mind sponsoring people doing these things when they have paid their own way.