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Bedford Roughyed

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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#3081830 General Election 2015

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 02 March 2015 - 09:04 PM

Unbelievable! Have a look around you


You don't live here?  Surely you can actually say what is changing so quick?

#3080441 Outstanding RU Individual Displays.

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 28 February 2015 - 05:57 PM

Bastereaud is apparently an outstanding individual in the French team. He plays centre.

I was just in the car when it was said he had just received the ball for the first time. It was the 24 minute of the game. That's the sports problem right there.


To be fair, he only came on as a sub in the 17th minute...

#3075085 Can you believe what you read in the papers?

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 20 February 2015 - 02:42 AM

The telegraph appears to be taking PR tips from JohnM. It's all the fault of the BBC, Guardian and Labour!

#3070064 my pub is closing

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 10 February 2015 - 11:12 PM

I'm actually thinking of bucking the trend and opening a pub this year


Get some Pictish Brews from Rochdale.  Lovely stuff.

#3069092 General Election 2015

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 09 February 2015 - 10:23 AM

And after watching news overseas, I think our news is first rate too.

#3064872 Hamilton No Show at Swinton

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 02 February 2015 - 12:36 AM

No one knows what is going on financially with the club.  No one knows how much CH has loaned the club.


Plenty assume he is making big money from the club, if he does he will be the first club owner in history to do so.


Maybe, just maybe he took the job at Leigh because he needs the money as he is so exposed from club loans?


Of course he might be raking it in, but lets always assume the worst.

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

Posted by Bedford Roughyed on 29 January 2015 - 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 29 January 2015 - 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 29 January 2015 - 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.