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Stan Doffarf

Member Since 25 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2014 08:56 PM
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#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.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-union/29680218

 

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. 

 

RIP.




#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

http://newsthump.com...rk-simmonds-mp/




#2946983 Joel Tomkins not the first RL man to come 'home'..

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 19 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

Wendell Sailor




#2878948 Eric Pickles

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 11 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

Eric Pickles. The man who makes Jabba the Hutt look both compassionate and attractive.




#2727586 How old are the posters on this Forum?

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 20 June 2013 - 08:07 PM

Born in the year Bradford Northern reached Wembley for the third successive year, a feat wich went unequalled for, er, quite a long time.