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#3251229 Favourite sporting moment of 2015

Posted by amm on 26 December 2015 - 07:48 AM

Leigh getting hammered in the playoffs!  :tongue:


We made such a lot of people happy, always giving entertainment whichever way the wind blows. One day your team might do something that makes you even happier ;)

#3231648 14 Nov: 3rd Test - England v New Zealand (Wigan, KO 1pm) Match Thread

Posted by amm on 10 November 2015 - 05:25 PM

It'd be nice if the hospitality seats were all full - what about a draw you can enter if you have cheaper seats already? Then if you win some, your own tickets then become available for others, and we have a chance of a real sellout? Perhaps just a 24 hr thing starting tomorrow. 

#3226867 Colin Welland

Posted by amm on 03 November 2015 - 05:12 PM

One of our own is the best way I've seen him described  - just watched the scene from Kes where he deals with a bully - talented writer, actor and rugby league lover. He taught in Leigh before acting, shame he couldn't teach all of us, we'd be a better nation for it.

#3220998 Do you care about rugby league?

Posted by amm on 26 October 2015 - 09:15 AM

Do you care about rugby league, welfare, heritage, ex-players ?


Please join those of us who are RL Cares members, and help us support the game, treasure the heritage, support the benevolent activities and look after ex-players. 

#3216394 Sally Bolton RLEF

Posted by amm on 18 October 2015 - 10:56 AM

Great news


#3212270 England squad named today

Posted by amm on 11 October 2015 - 08:56 AM

After all the feel good of the season, the GF's etc, it's so nice to get back to some good old moaning :)

#3207306 NRL Grand Final

Posted by amm on 04 October 2015 - 11:20 AM

That was why I love rugby league

#3201311 The NHS Debate (Merged threads)

Posted by amm on 27 September 2015 - 09:26 AM

Working within the NHS for 10 years in two different trusts, having previously worked in the utilities industry for 25 years, I have experienced de-nationalisation, de-regulation and worked under many managers, including the customer service company that UU spawned to take outsourced contacts from local government to betting and M&S, I think I have a feel from a low level administrative perspective.


The most frustrating things for me are


1. The fact that even in 2005 I was truly shocked at how far behind the rest of the world the NHS trusts were in IT, and how nepotism and only ever having worked in one industry was rife. They haven't advanced much further since but it is getting better, but just far too slowly.


2. The reduction in admin roles has meant clinicians having to do that work - but they of course either haven't the time or inclination to do it when they have patients to see to. We lose I don't know how many millions because of it. For example, each outcome from opd has to be updated and coded, so that we account for the work we do. They are mostly left blank, or just the same boxes ticked and things missed all the time. The clerk uploading this information wasn't even in the room to know if anything is missing, and even if someone like me with a bit of nous returns them to the clinician as they look to be missing information, they still come back as bad or you're given a wry look for challenging the status quo. I know they haven't the time nor should they, it's often the nurses who fill them in, contrary to what is supposed to happen, but the blind ignorance that they have that ultimately jobs are lost and future budgets are produced from this data seems to pass them completely by.


3. Private health organisations, more often that not employing exactly the same consultants, cherry pick the NHS referrals they deal with (simple, no emergency or follow up of any significance required), so of course you can get an appointment sooner than with the NHS trusts (happy patient). Thus leaving the more complex to the trusts (long waiting times and unhappy patients). Then these same consultants refer into the trusts (often to themselves) to take up the follow up. This all plays into the political media's hands and people are conned into thinking Private = good, NHS = bad. Complex operations cannot be done in the private forum, so again more costly ones are done in the trusts. Is it any wonder there is no money left.


4. When the utilities industry was deregulated it was painful too, but I felt confident we were moving in the right direction. In the NHS I feel we're dying to prove a political point 


5. When I was Tupe transferred in the utilites industry having applied for a role in the new structure, my skill set was recognised and I got  5% pay rise. In the last 5 years my grade 2 job in the NHS has changed dramatically (expected) but I don't know how long I can do previous grade 3 & 4 work as well, under so much pressure with a no recruitment policy. Very good people are burning out and clinicians are leaving in droves. One or two have jumped before they are pushed, but we need the new blood in before a new structure. We have some inclination of a new structure, but no confidence that it will be managed successfully. Because we haven't recruited, people will be kept on in roles they have already deemed to have failed in, because of fear that we cannot handle the massive impact of moving as many people out or across etc as needed. 


6. The slowness of it all - it drives me nuts - get the plan out there, and get on with it - but the problem is the plan changes every minute through all the politics and rhetoric.


It's one humongous elephant - I always say the only way to tackle one is a bite at a time - but we're biting off nibbles all over the place then trying to eat it all at once, then overnight it turns into an even bigger elephant, with larger tusks.


I hope I'm able to stick with it and we do get there eventually. I feel we can if the right managers are in place, but at the moment I don't see any that inspire me unfortunately. It's all doom & gloom, and looking after number one. Most importantly I hope we look after all our patients whether via the trusts or via private health care, whilst all the changes happen.

#3200639 Leigh to ignore Salary Cap

Posted by amm on 26 September 2015 - 05:17 AM

These statements are typical of the Leigh fans I know, all are deluded!!!


so you know a handful of deluded ones and no others ...hello my name is Maggie, I'm sometimes crazy, but never deluded ;)

#3196161 19 Sept: Qualifiers - Leigh Centurions v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by amm on 19 September 2015 - 12:32 PM



That will be wonderful for my young relatives to witness, rugby league headlines and LRLFC


I despair at your efforts of ...is it banter?


I'm all for a good hard fought fair rugby league game, with flair and play making that makes me excited. 


I care less for the good name of like minded fans and family who get tarred with the same brush because of quotes like that.

#3196072 19 Sept: Qualifiers - Leigh Centurions v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by amm on 19 September 2015 - 10:26 AM

Hope we play as well as we can, in an uncontroversial game, for the great players and especially the young fans who hopefully will be looking back on this era as I have the past, with pride and fond memories of the best bits.


I fear a repetition of past bad memories, but hope I am wrong more than any of you would believe.


Big gob bullies don't cut it with me, and yes men do my nut in for being spineless. 


Whatever the outcome today or in the future I will always support RL and Leigh (Centurions) RLFC as a team, and wish only the best for their great players old and new, and as said previously, most importantly, the young fans who are the future of any support Leigh builds, and who are still just loving the game and their favourite players, and don't know or understand all the back room politics and willy wagging playground antics of grown ups. 

#3192838 13 Sept: Qualifiers - Halifax v Leigh Centurions KO 3pm

Posted by amm on 13 September 2015 - 06:19 PM

Halifax deserved all the plaudits today, and I'd sign Marshall for life. What he has done with a group of PT players is wonderful. Today is the best I have ever seen Fax play. Sure we were poor, but that's because they had us sussed in every department, and once they got a roll on they just made us look like the part timers. Scott Murrell was my MOM - he put some hits in and had influence all over the park. I blame the HKr cockerel / part time Fax fan for getting him fired up (those in the know will know who I mean)


I felt gutted for the Leigh lads, all bar maybe two who still let discipline slip, put lots of effort in but came up against a team determined to win. Every play we made went sour, then after the first 5 mins of the second half where Fax perhaps looked a tad nervy, they regained control so 75 of 80 mins were theirs.They had us sussed, we had nothing in the tank and no answer or 2nd ideas after plays went wrong. Once Fax got their confidence of the win, we just looked crushed. 


I hope Fax continue to play so well, they'll certainly be contenders for top spot etc if they do next season. Win, lose or draw I'm LTID, I've seen much worse and of course much better. 

#3187068 3 Sept: Super 8s - Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by amm on 04 September 2015 - 06:39 AM

Would like more, much much more, from the likes of Grant Millington and Danny Brough. It's an excellent addidtion to the Sky RL production

#3181020 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by amm on 23 August 2015 - 06:43 AM

I like to think that I'm not an 'obnoxious' 'arrogant' ''grub' 'thug' Leigh fan


I think the best team won, although I believe we were both flummoxed by some random officiating. I felt straight away that Haggerty should have been sin binned if not worse. The indiscipline aggravates me, but more the lack of nous that we have at times, which is giving Paul Rowley plenty to work with in after match reviewing. When I say indiscipline, I am referring to basic errors in play, not just the things that may end up at the disciplinary panel. Both teams had some of that, us more so maybe, but with the officiating being poor, it was not being controlled and stamped out early doors - no excuse, just an observation. I never thought we'd win against any of the SL clubs and it'll be hard against the CH clubs who are all going to up their game against us, so que sera sera....if they are good games to watch and the lads give their all, I will be happy - believe it or not, that's all I watch rugby league for, good teams up against each other, entertaining me.


I would prefer we were admired for our good rugby, and agree that it does seem to be 'fashionable' to slate Leigh before we've even KO most of the time. Diddums you may say, but some of the comments about fans and players, and the club, have had me nearly crying this season. The vitriolic language used is just plain nasty at times....maybe you believe one or two fans or club representatives have brought this upon us...I have shook my own head at times, but please, do not tar us all with the same brush. My family and the vast majority of fans are good decent people and support rugby league, not just the Leigh club.


Well done Wakefield, cracking away support and may the best 4 go or stay up.

#3168213 31 Jul: CCSF1 - Leeds Rhinos v St Helens KO 8pm

Posted by amm on 31 July 2015 - 06:06 AM

I wish I had £20k to potentially throw away - good luck to whoever it is


It promises to be a great match.. We have family round for curry & rugby, and I'm looking forward to the usual 'get in!!',  'you've got to be joking', 'how did he just do that',  'they were all offside then' , 'could go either way this' , and the inevitable father/son discussions on plays, hitting rewind at every opportunity.


I like watching both teams, so may the best team win