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#3062172 Only 330 tickets left

Posted by cookey on 28 January 2015 - 08:46 AM

I'm sure we can all make some suggestions as to where you might care to visit,depending on individual preferances.


City centre of Leeds is pretty good nowadays.Wives will want to see the Victoria Quarter - I let it! Book either West Yorkshire Playhouse or the Grand Theatre for an evening.


Short drive out to Harrogate/York.Take a drive through Ilkley,Skipton to the Dales,taking in say Burnsall/Grassington.


I'm sure alternative suggestions will follow! Enjoy the trip.

#3058985 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by cookey on 22 January 2015 - 09:38 AM

West Stand now sold out,just 1500 tickets remain.This game could financially destroy Saints - or make them well over £150,000!


Very limited availability at Warrington.


Watching the History Channel,in medievil times,villages used to dig a pit,fill it with stagnant water and husbands were allowed to duck their wives in it,if they spoke too much - just saying.

#3056889 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by cookey on 18 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

Amazing,four pages of positivity,then along comes Saintslass.

#3054808 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by cookey on 12 January 2015 - 10:00 AM

According to the Saints fans forum,their game is heading for a sell out,with 'over 13,000 tickets sold and ' a few thousand' remaining.Only single seat tickets and standing remaing.Hospitality sold out.


Also seem to be selling well at Warrington and Wigan.


And that's without the Russell Crowe influence,when he arrives.Should be a great weekend for all involved/speccies/tv coverage.


From elsewhere,I understand the Newcastle weekend is going exceptionally well,with a lot more weekend tickets sold than previously - seems people are spending the full weekend in Newcastle,hope Gateshead maximise the oppourtunity.

#3052426 Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

Posted by cookey on 06 January 2015 - 09:50 AM

Yes Dave T but I was really meaning that Ladbrokes sponsored the PDC darts.


'Supporters' who don't like banking,complain about the success of the RBS 6 Nations,those who don't like alcohol want to know why we can't have a Heineken Cup,why can't we get ground sponsors like Allianz at Saracens but finance is evil,shirt sponsors like Wonga at Newcastle,who steal from the working class etc,etc.


They criticise the BBC,until they announce they will no longer cover the CC,then criticise them for stopping,why don't Sky give rl the same coverage as football,I'd go if the game was on sunday but it's a disgrace it's on a sat,£20 for a WCC is a rip off,the ref is bent - no,I don't know the rules but he didn't give a decision to my team so he must be a cheat,

#3052411 Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

Posted by cookey on 06 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

I'm convinced that a significant minority of rl 'supporters' wake up in a morning,excited at what aspect of the game they can be critical of today.It's amazing that the RFL can find any sponsors in view of the abuse they are likely to receive from 'supporters'.No doubt,the same 'supporters' also want to know why rl can't follow the apparent success of PDC darts!

#3049576 Yorkshire Carnegie secures £2 million funding

Posted by cookey on 28 December 2014 - 11:08 AM

Leeds/Yorkshire Carnegie will lose the £1 mill/season they currently get from Carnegie in 2 seasons time,so effectively £2 mill over 3 seasons will merely replace the sum to be lost i.e. there will be little or no net benefit in financial terms.


From the Leeds Rugby merger,Leeds Rhinos gained a state of the art training facility at Kirkstall,based on the old Headingley RUFC ground - so yes,Leeds RL gained a significant benefit.


Leeds/Yorkshire Carnegie pay Leeds Rugby £300,000/season for 'services',essentially the use of Headingley,so again Leeds RL gain from the arrangement.

#3036528 Magic weekend 2015 tickets

Posted by cookey on 23 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

There does seem to be an appetite amongst the clubs,for a weekend in Newcastle,rather than supporters just going for one day.Could be the best attended yet.


Posted by cookey on 10 November 2014 - 08:18 AM

Certainly all Clubs,both professional and amateur,should be incentivised,to actively sell tickets,including transport,accommodation etc = maybe total rl could promote this?! Most RU tickets are sold via their national network of Clubs.

#3020557 You might not agree, but

Posted by cookey on 26 October 2014 - 08:26 AM

Is there any possibility of you one day writing something that is not entirely negative about rl.


It seems your only 'success' in life is to be banned from most other rl forums.For whatever reason,total rl hasn't followed their example.

#3008197 05/10/14 - Oldham v Hunslet Hawks KO 4.05pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 06 October 2014 - 07:04 AM

Yes,the referee should be congratulated - he was totally on top of the game,well done.


Not a single 'confused','furious' or 'forward pass' from the commentary team - a pleasure to listen to.

#3000295 Has there ever been a bigger moaner in the game?

Posted by cookey on 22 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

At least half a dozen posters on here.

#2998066 Superleague Back Chat

Posted by cookey on 18 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

It is totally impossible to have any sort of intelligent debate when Stevo is involved - the man is at best semi literate,with a desperately limited vocabulary.

#2995677 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 15 September 2014 - 07:27 AM

Sounds like a good game and great effort by both sides,particularly Hemel.Hope things can now quieten down and both Clubs continue to grow rugby league in their areas.Good times ahead for both Clubs I believe.

#2994474 Gateshead Thunder announce Falcons double header (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 13 September 2014 - 08:02 AM

I too can see both sides of the argument but essentially it is the problem of playing in a national league on basically amateur terms.I suppose Gateshead have won the right to play when they wish but I can see that the final decision should have been made earlier.Unfortunately,they are both amongst my favourite teams for what they have achieved against the odds.