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Stan Doffarf

Member Since 25 Apr 2004
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#3181352 23 Aug: Middle 8s - Sheffield Eagles v Halifax KO 4.15pm

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 23 August 2015 - 05:04 PM

Result 28-24. Well done Eagles, especially when some were saying they might not be trying too hard. I don't think you can set foot on a rugby pitch and not try your best.

#3177272 First Professional RL Player Comes Out

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 16 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

Pretty misleading headline in the SM which they immediately correct by naming both Ian Roberts and Gareth Thomas.


Nitpicking aside, Keegan's sexuality should be of no consequence, and fair play to him for his courage and honesty.

#3173960 Labour leadership contest

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 10 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

Been watching from the sidelines when there's been nothing on daytime TV but really, this is a nonsense interpretation of what is happening. If Labour persist in trying to build electoral momentum on a fiction, then they deserve everything they don't get. All the  "progressive policies which address social inequality and social justice" have come from the right, not the left.


John, even by your recent standards, this is bonkers.

#3119482 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 08 May 2015 - 08:26 PM

Is that the best you can find?

Barrell scraping or what

Face it the electorate rejected your socialist party and thank god for that




People who would have voted for a socialist party failed to support Labour, because it isn't a socialist party.

#3106951 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 16 April 2015 - 05:27 PM



Those who want to discuss the issues are attending. Those whose campaigns are based on childish personal abuse and outright lies have chosen not to.

#3106106 Gareth Hock, Challenge Cup

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 14 April 2015 - 05:53 PM

Whatever Leigh have said I think it's unlikely Hock will play. 


Settlement agreements replaced compromise agreements in July 2013 but work in much the same way. They are commonly used to enable an employer and employee to part company on agreed terms, usually when the relationship has become untenable for some reason. Hock will have been fully informed as to the content and effect of the agreement, because such agreements are not binding unless the employee receives independent legal advice before signing. History suggests, however, that he might just be dim enough to have failed to grasp the implications, however carefully they were explained to him.


Whatever the financial settlement was, he can expect to forfeit the whole of it if he acts in breach of the agreement. If the Leigh chairman chooses to stump up that kind of sum for the sake of one appearance, he really must have more brass than brains.


I expect Salford to win irrespective of any Hock involvement.

#3103859 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 10 April 2015 - 01:30 PM

Yeah, he's bottled it. Not surprised really, life's bullies don't generally enjoy the taste of their own medicine. He'd have been ripped to shreds.

#3103709 Obituary Corner

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 10 April 2015 - 09:54 AM



Excellent obit by Aggers.


Another part of my life gone. When I was growing up in the 50s and 60s, I knew Richie as a superb all rounder and a truly outstanding captain. His leadership was instrumental in taking Australia back to the top of the tree after a period of England dominance under Hutton and May.


To me then the voices of cricket were Arlott, Swanton and Johnston. Later on Richie took up that mantle and became arguably the finest cricket commentator of them all. He always seemed to have insights the others didn't have, and if it didn't need saying, he didn't say it.


Sad day, but wonderful memories.

#3099355 Daft conversations

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 02 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

Years ago I asked my sister in law if she'd seen Rita, Sue and Bob Too. She replied that she hadn't seen Rita, Sue and Bob One yet.

#3096680 It's an outrage!

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 28 March 2015 - 08:22 PM

Nobody wants to live forever.


I'm only waiting to make sure that I see out Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler.


I'd certainly add Bono to that list but as he's ten years younger than I am it could be a bit of a stretch.

#3055322 To whom it may concern

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 13 January 2015 - 06:26 PM

To all who are not religious:


1.  Ditto

2.  Ditto

3.  Ditto

Still not heard any reports of terrorist attacks by militant atheists.

#3016477 Obituary Corner

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 19 October 2014 - 06:14 PM

Stuart Gallagher, former Wales RU and RL international.


Played second row for Llanelli, prop for Bradford Northern and Keighley. Worked with my former mother-in-law at Associated Weavers in Bradford, and was well-liked.




I always rated Stuart and was sorry to see him leave Odsal, although he always seemed like a Union player playing League, not surprisingly I suppose. Big, powerful and quick with ball in hand, not quite such an asset in defence. 



#2996128 What Are You Listening To - The Reckoning

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 15 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

Albert's a great technician but I've often thought his playing lacks soul! He's the country equivalent of all those terribly tedious Metal guitar players like Eddie Van Halen. I'd still stand watching open mouthed mind!


Which is pretty much what I did for two hours last night.


Thing about Albert is that he is extremely versatile as well as technically brilliant. Over the years I've seen him with Clapton, the Everlys, Rhythm Kings and Hogan's Heroes, and he always looks supremely comfortable and to be having a great time. At 70 his powers seem undiminished, long may he continue.

#2994066 And the Cricket County Champions are?

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 12 September 2014 - 04:06 PM

The fact that Lyth, Bairstow, Rashid and Brooks have all been unable to find favour with the England closed shop has turned out to be a big advantage. Personally I don't care too much whether they do get called up by England, much as I like to see England win. I think the central contract system has a negative effect on County cricket, which for me remains the lifeblood of the sport in this country.


Rashid was taken into the system a few years ago and has only recently recovered after sitting on his a**e or carrying drinks for two years. If he'd been allowed to develop properly, i.e. by doing lots of bowling, the Swann retirement would have been no big deal.


Great to be Champions again. When I was in my teens winning the Championship was almost routine for Yorkshire, let's hope we have a similar run over the next few seasons. 

#2976244 Foreign Office minister quits over 'intolerable' expenses rules

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 12 August 2014 - 11:31 PM