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#3128148 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 24 May 2015 - 07:41 AM

Excellent day for the Championship.The Clubs,players and sponsors should all have enjoyed it.It's truely amazing how much any game seems better without hearing Hemmings/Stevo trotting out their usual garbage - Studd very refreshing again,together with Wells and Kear.

#3127462 Cornwall v Devon (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 23 May 2015 - 08:19 AM

Well worth supporting for anybody not in Blackpool.

#3125001 BBC

Posted by cookey on 19 May 2015 - 06:43 AM

The BBC's coverage of rugby league is far more intelligent,interesting,informative and entertaining than that of Sky.Kear and Noble are streets ahead of Stevo,whilst Peacock,Wilkin and Crabtree are equally miles ahead of the amateur clowns of 'Tez and Baz'.So much better,like all other sports,to have one professional introduce the match and another to commentate on it,whilst the BBC don't fill their commentary box with numerous 'experts' all trying to justify their presence.


Perhaps most importantly,they separate the roles of commentator and expert analyst,whilst frankly Sky have a free for all,with apparently Stevo not understanding his job description,even if he had the power of language/vocabulary to fulfill it.The two speedway commentators/analyst to a better job of talking about four blokes following each other around a track four times,than Hemmings/Stevo do!

#3121724 Vote for Portico Vine ARLFC

Posted by cookey on 12 May 2015 - 03:28 PM



it would be nice if someone from the club could advise us,what we have helped secure for them.

#3120966 North West English Lionhearts vs Serbia Kick off Today at 4pm

Posted by cookey on 11 May 2015 - 06:46 AM

Great effort,shame such threads don't create the interest of the usual 'crisis' threads - terrific effort by all involved.

#3119678 Summer Bash / Magic Fixtures

Posted by cookey on 09 May 2015 - 10:05 AM

Don't worry,I'm sure the usual people will know the correct solution after the event,they always do.I'm yet to find anybody to tell me the winner of the 2.00pm at York at 1.45pm,yet loads know the winner by 2.15pm!

#3110367 BBC Rugby League survey

Posted by cookey on 23 April 2015 - 06:35 AM

Frankly,that wouldn't help,unless you are in some way constructive.Personally,I think their coverage is fine and as we have all discussed,their commentary/analysis/presentation,is far better than Sky nowadays.


They are under no obligation to show rugby league and no doubt you would be the first to complain if they decided to stop showing it.

#3108806 Rod Studd

Posted by cookey on 20 April 2015 - 07:23 AM

It's been mentioned on here in passing and is also mentioned on another site,that both Hemmings and Stevo are leaving at the end of the season.However,I can't find any confirmation/link of this.


Stevo seems to have virtually no support what so ever.The best I've seen for him,was along the lines of 'he was a very good player,is passionate about the sport so leave him alone.Not a great endorsement for a tv commentator/analyst.Frankly,he is far and away the worst analyst on British tv sports.For the sake of the game Stevo,just go,graciously.


Hemmings is ludicrously over exposed.Basically he is/was a regional news presenter,who was massively over promoted - well done to him,bad news for rl.


We just need to be like every other sport in the country.One commentator,one analyst and one presenter per game.A couple of other experts/analysts before and after the game and the job is done.There are far too many people,trying to justify their existence.


I could even just about put up with Hemmings as the studio presenter,with Studd and Arthur each doing one game per week.Wells and Carney are fine,Clarke isn't everyones cup of tea but at least adds seems intelligence and professionalism,whilst Tez and Bez are an embarassment to the British education system.


Hopefully,the rumours for next year are correct.Certainly,the presentation needs a shake up one way or another.

#3100322 3 Apr: The Kingstone Press League 1 Match Thread (Good Friday)

Posted by cookey on 04 April 2015 - 09:08 AM

A good weekend for RL and a good weekend for Kingstons Press Championship 1.


Well done to the RFL,the Sponsors,the new Clubs and new spectators.


Who would have thought a few years ago,that there would be a full list of third tier fixtures,with Newcastle getting over 1500 for a win over Barrow,home counties Hemel edging capital London,new side Coventry pipping academical Oxford and Welsh raiders SW,losing out to Gloucester.


A few people are going to have to try really hard to find something to complain about.

#3100310 2/3 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part One)

Posted by cookey on 04 April 2015 - 08:53 AM

Stop moaning,a good weekend for rugby league,hope KR,Salford and Catalans get rewarded with good crowds and enjoyable games.


What more do you people want? 20,000 at Hull,24,000 at Wigan,good games,three leagues of rugby league,6,000 for Bradford,win for London,Newcastle beat Barrow with over 1500 watching,first game/win for Coventry,games all around the country etc and still you wake up in the morning and desperately think of something to complain about.

#3099450 General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Posted by cookey on 03 April 2015 - 07:35 AM

So those who liked Y,thought Y did well and those that dislike X,thought X did badly.


If you want to know the outcome,look at the betting on the 650 individual constituancies - or more precisely,look at it a couple of days before the election.

#3095269 What a statement

Posted by cookey on 26 March 2015 - 08:05 AM

Yes,just congratulate Sky and hope Leigh/Salford make a success out of it.Nothing else needs to be said.

#3075824 21 Feb: WCS: Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos KO 7.45pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 21 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

Now expecting 20,000 plus,north stand sold out,very limited availability in east and west stands.

#3075717 20 Feb: WCS: Warrington Wolves v St George Illawarra Dragons KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 21 February 2015 - 08:02 AM

Stop desperately trying to find some fault from your armchairs and celebrate a highly successful game/evening with more to follow.

#3074731 21 Feb: WCS: Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos KO 7.45pm (TV)

Posted by cookey on 19 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

Wigan website now stating almost 18,000 tickets sold.As predicted weeks ago,I expect around 20,000 there on the evening.


Hospitality sold out,gala dinner sold out,over 1,000 fans attend training session,merchandise virtually gone and still no doubt,the usual suspects will claim it's a waste of time,no ones interested,it's a friendly,they'll lose a fortune etc,etc.Shortly,Newcastle Magic will be a failure because it's a week too soon or a week too late,no one wants to go to Newcastle,why isn't accommodation included in the £20 match tickets,I would go only it's my birthday etc,etc.