They offered me HKR, but then this old geezer with a beard and a pointly hat gave me a good price on these magic beans....
This is exactly what happened to Pearson. He ate the beans that the wizened man gave him, then bought Hull FC. Three days later he woke up in hospital with a monster headache and a huge black hole in his bank balance.
The moral of the story: don't eat the magic beans.
1. Beggars can't be choosers. 2. Didn't Hetherington and his sister both have interests in Hull and Leeds without much fuss being made. 3. If there are to be shenanigans from this arrangement, I hope Dr Khoukash has more success making his wife do what he wants I do.4. A woman owner would be an interesting development and, if Sally Bolton is any guide, a successful one.
2. Why be offensive in relation to Gary and Kath?
3. She is married to the man, not dangling from strings held by him. Also, The Married Women's Property Act of 1893 saw to it that the club will belong to Mrs K and her property will remain her own. No more do we, or our property, belong to our husband once marriage has commenced, except in the psyche of the patriarchy.
4. Good on Sally Bolton for proving to you that perhaps women are capable of operating in a man's world. Welcome to 2014.
Although I just asked our lass and she couldn't tell me, despite having been there twice. Women hey!
Yes, because all women are incapable of remembering where they've been. There's a similar phenomenon that affects men; they all claim to have visited a woman's clitoris but never seem to remember how get there.
Before anyone starts, no, I don't believe that. But perhaps the everyday sexism on this forum needs to start coming from the few women left on here to get you blokes to stop making such outdated remarks.
Seriously, what would be the advantages over Wembley? To build our own stadium of anything like the required size would cost an amount that the game would be paying back over all of our lifetimes - never mind the ongoing maintenance.
I think most sporting organisations are waking up to the fact that the 'Big White Elephant' model is now way since out of fashion. The good news for RL is that our national ground has already been built, more than fulfils our needs and was paid for by someone else. We should rejoice in what a good deal we got for ourselves. Meanwhile, as Manchester United slide back into the pack as far as football is concerned, they'll need us more rather than less.
There are better things for The RFL to be spending money on than a stadium that will be barely used. The RLWC proved we don't need one. Take the game to the people and they will come.
Age is what you make it. I'm currently dating a guy 11 years your senior and I'm only 32. He is as vibrant and young as anyone in their 20s, just perhaps a little wiser. Sometimes, he makes me feel old!
It's all in the mind, so don't stress and just get on with enjoying life. :-)
As a rugby league fan I don't feel that our sport is being ruined by a poor standard of officiating that seems to be getting lower, nor is it ultimately leading to the sport losing fans and image.
Coming away from a game and moaning about a ref or official is part and parcel of being a sports fan. Every team has been on the receiving end of a bad decision, and I bet if Opta kept stats you'd find they evened themselves out eventually. God knows my Hull FC have been on the receiving end of some howlers at the hands of the likes of Ganson and Smith!
If you want to come away from a game 'talking about the great players that we have in our league such as Sam Tomkins, Ryan Hall and Josh Charnley - players who are constantly linked with moves to the NRL because the sport has a much higher profile - and not be talking about officiating' then do it. You have control over what you discuss with your mates.
If you believe that changes should me made for the better, there are more constructive ways you can go about being the agent of that change. A private email would have been better way of getting some initial answers as to why some of the things you think ought to be implemented cannot be implemented. You could have asked about the cost of having video technology at all games, and whether it would be feasible for the RFL to spend extra money to this purpose. You could have asked whether there is a sufficient number of highly trained referees so that your wish of having two on-field referees and two video referees at every game is workable. You could have also asked for the cost of this, and where this money might come from.
You could have written to every club expressing a wish that they better train their players in the art of passing backwards.
You are asking people to agree with and support your demands, and whether or not a spectator has 'even only once witness/felt that the standard of officiating has ruined your experience of watching a game of rugby league, involving your club or not' is irrelevant in this respect. Your demands have been made without consultation or consideration of the wider implications, which is why your petition will not be taken seriously.