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Stan Doffarf

Member Since 25 Apr 2004
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#3256592 LEIGH 24 LEEDS 7

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 10 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

I was at that game. Murphy was what he always was, a superb player but a cynical, cheating conman. For that reason alone he should not be on that plinth. Should have been sent off and banned many times more than he was, but refs usually bottled it.

#3233435 14 Nov: 3rd Test - England v New Zealand (Wigan, KO 1pm) Match Thread

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 13 November 2015 - 10:14 PM

It's about four inches in old money or the average Lancastrian penis.


They wish.

#3227397 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 04 November 2015 - 02:53 PM

More or less all of the above.

#3196306 Obituary Corner

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 19 September 2015 - 03:55 PM

 British art critic and broadcaster Brian Sewell​. 


Surely you mean Brahn Sool.



#3194820 19 Sept: Qualifiers - Leigh Centurions v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 17 September 2015 - 03:37 PM

So to sum up...


1. He's going to ignore the salary cap for 2016

2. He's banned Marc Green from the game entirely in revenge for not being allowed into the directors box at Odsal

3. He doesn't care what the competition and RFL operational rules are and will do as he likes because he's rich and fines are like bottles of water


Now then Leigh fans... you can't be happy with this can you?  Seems to me he's playing fast and loose with your future.


BTW - my favourite bit from the MEN reporter is the isolated and enigmatic line that says... 'Bradford have strong links with the game’s governing body.' 


Yeah, didn't you know Bradford run the RFL? That's why they deducted us six points and half our central funding, then handed the money to our competitors so they could poach our players.

#3194816 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by Stan Doffarf on 17 September 2015 - 03:31 PM

Good of him to tip off the authorities in advance.


I have this vision of a bank robber texting the police: 'Hi guys, get yourselves down to HSBC about two tomorrow, I'll be the one wearing a mask and carrying a sawn off shotgun. Best wishes, Derek  x.'

#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.