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EastLondonMike

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#3095448 (Brisbane) Bronco's Insider - Premier Sports tonight

Posted by EastLondonMike on Yesterday, 01:25 PM

Back-to-back episodes of a new show on Premier Sports, starts tonight.. documentary style insight into the Brisbane Bronco's, after tonights footy show.

 

Video clip on the PS Facebook page: https://www.facebook...orts.tv?fref=nf




#3095326 Graffiti in Hull

Posted by EastLondonMike on Yesterday, 09:17 AM

Nice.. HKR player looks like the old fella in the wheel chair from Breaking Bad!..


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#3092304 20 Mar: Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by EastLondonMike on 20 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

really enjoying this commentary though.. especially the 'should he have gone for two points' debate thats been going on for the last 5 minutes.




#3088738 'Southern' RL fans - why do you follow the sport?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 14 March 2015 - 05:10 PM

Born in East London
Live in East London. Involved in the local amateur club (Newham Dockers) and go to the marquee games when I can, any big games in London and the occasional Broncos game.

First got into RL when someone bought my older brother a Wigan seasons highlights video from '88 and started to take an interest. Up until then "rugby" had always been considered a boring sport to me, though my older brother then educated me about the fact there were two versions of rugby. What is considered "boring" had been union. I used to watch both League and union but as my knowledge of both games grew and my understanding of good play etc increased, and also my knowledge on the history between the sports increased i became less and less interested in union to the point where in comparison to Rugby League it bored me. In 1992 my parents got a SKY dish and have been a RL fan ever since.

 

Played for a few years from about 17-21, but just run around the training pitch nowadays.




#3088580 Only one RL story on the BBC Sports news tonight

Posted by EastLondonMike on 14 March 2015 - 08:27 AM

Innocent or guilty he's clearly a moron.


#3085684 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by EastLondonMike on 09 March 2015 - 09:30 AM

the options available tally up with this layout, found online with a google search..

 

http://i.telegraph.c...m1_2256221b.jpg




#3081614 Grima leaves Broncos

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 March 2015 - 01:36 PM

They wont hire anyone who has any kind of wage demands... It will either be an NRL assistant coach who wants his break, or a similar figure from over here. Henderson fits that bill, though whether he'd want to step up so soon or not i don't know..




#3081607 That clip of Rangi Chase...

Posted by EastLondonMike on 02 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

rightly so.. it is very special, even better than Benji's famous round-the-back pass,  and thats saying something.




#3080174 OPINION: Do we obsess about the NRL too much?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 28 February 2015 - 07:44 AM

I don't think we obsess about the NRL at all (well, some people might), I think it's more a case of us fans becoming more and more annoyed with the level our players and teams seem to accept as being good enough.. And the NRL is used as an example of the level of ability we can quite reasonably expect of our teams and players.


#3079655 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by EastLondonMike on 27 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

or March 9th if you register for pre-sales..




#3078863 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by EastLondonMike on 26 February 2015 - 09:01 AM

The RFL have a great chance, with ticket prices, to appeal to all those neutrals and sports fans in general who would have gone to the union game at the Olympic stadium but won't pay the inflated prices or go through the hassle of the ticketing ballot i believe is in place for their games.. 

A few fan orientated events (doesn't have to be anything big) at Westfield Stratford between now and November, selling tickets and merchandise etc with players in attendance should be a must to create awareness and help generate interest..

Currently the union games being held at the Olympic stadium aren't being advertised locally, aside from a few road side signs announcing Newham as a 'host city' (they got that bit wrong). So if the RFL are pro-active i see now reason why we can't sell out the stadium, or at least better the crowd from last years Wembley semi-final, and generate some hype around the fixture.




#3078175 Eng v NZ - What The Hell is Going On?

Posted by EastLondonMike on 24 February 2015 - 10:14 PM

Great that it's finally being announced. Can't wait. International Rugby League on my doorstep!


#3077707 WCC Highlights on the BBC

Posted by EastLondonMike on 23 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

Apparently approx 1million viewers for this. Are the BBC still going to claim there's no interest for the game nationally?


#3077703 Hock to Leigh

Posted by EastLondonMike on 23 February 2015 - 11:14 PM

No one in their right mind would pay him a salary.. Pay as you play or nothing. He's in the last chance saloon and clubs should remember that when dealing with him.

Great player with a great skill set, but also a complete idiot and in danger of completely wasting his talent, if he hasn't 't already.


#3075708 20 Feb: WCS: Warrington Wolves v St George Illawarra Dragons KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by EastLondonMike on 21 February 2015 - 07:46 AM

When a player leaps into a tackle, with feet off the ground and makes heavy contact above the shoulders, even if it does slip up, he has to go.