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#2999510 20/09/14 - Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings KO 2.45pm (TV)

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 20 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

18/0 lol




#2974306 09/08/14 - CCSF1 - Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves KO 2.30pm

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 09 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

Warrington's first half halbacks; Myler and Ratchford. Warrington's second half halfbacks; Myler and Bridge.


I know which pairing I thought was the most effective.

#2972093 Finally, a use for Justin Beiber

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 05 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

29.  If there is 1 Justin Bieber's in the world then we're already screwed...


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#2965744 The Lib Dems and self-congratulation

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 26 July 2014 - 06:27 AM

The thing that really winds me up is that they're doing things way beyond that that had the nation up in arms in Thatcher's time.  For example, in our area nearly 20% of mental health beds have been cut in two years (Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust had 600 beds in 2012 but cut this to 481 by 2014) yet no-one seems to care, it's austerity after all and we need to save our pennies.


The Coalition have been lucky with the very low interest rates meaning that there's a big old rump of people who are quite comfortable now and aren't feeling the pinch anywhere near the way those impacted by the sharpest cuts have been.  If we had even scratching the interest rates of the early 1990s then we'd be seeing far more dissatisfaction...


It will be interesting to see the how the economy reacts and the public reaction when interest rates, inevitably start to rise.

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#2961582 where is the justice in this?

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 19 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

Murder or manslaughter, four years for killing someone whilst driving under the influence is ridiculous

#2959673 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 15 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

I did the Manchester to Blackpool ride on Sunday in aid of The Christie. The last ten miles through Lytham and St Annes were a killer, constant 17 to 19 mph head wind. I set up my MTB as near to a road bike as I could, but, I have never had such an achy neck/lower back. 


Any recommendations on a sub-£500 road bike?

#2954930 Random internet link of the day

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 05 July 2014 - 07:48 AM

Parents and texting. Oil and water:



#2934814 Builder? Opinions wanted!

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 25 May 2014 - 04:56 PM

I've started it, I will be back in a couple of weeks.

#2919364 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 21 April 2014 - 08:56 AM

Cheers, appreciate that.


I've always had a problem getting shoes wide enough. I still split extra wide fitting shoes so trainers have always been a challenge. I remember going skiing and the absolute agony of wearing rigid boots all day that are far too narrow despite trying on every pair in the shop in that size.


Really need to get myself to a decent sports shop and try some different styles and get some proper advice.


I have wide feet and have found New Balance to be the best. They do two/three width fittings, which gives a good chance of finding something suitable. I understand Asics and Brooks are quite good in respect of width fittings, too.

#2918003 Danny Brough and Steve McNamara

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 18 April 2014 - 08:34 AM

I find it more disturbing that a halfback partnership is picked so far in advance, regardless of form/fitness.

#2913597 Widnes go for class

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 08 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

Looks like a good signing for the Vikings staff. You'd expect he has plenty to pass on and having won pretty much everything bar a SL grand final, should get plenty of respect from the players. I would've thought Warrington would have looked to keep him on at the end of last season but with Lee Briers retiring at the same time, maybe they didn't want two players going straight from the first team to the back room.


Talking of Briers, I could have sworn I saw him sat in the Sydney Roosters dugout at one of the games earlier in the season. Can anyone confirm that?


He did spend three weeks in Australia visiting NRL clubs and coaches. I know he spent time at Manly and Newcastle. Not sure about Sydney, though.

#2894236 TRL Helpdesk

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 06 March 2014 - 10:21 PM

I can vouch for kettlebells. The range of exercises available are far greater than dumbbells. A 3 x 30 kettlebell swing with a 16kg still gets me blowing.


One of the first videos I watched/used:


#2869640 Auckland Nines (Merged threads)

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 25 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

Not sure if it has already been mentioned, the tournament is being covered by Premier Sports.

#2846493 Super League Sponsor Thread (merged threads)

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 02 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

This GoDaddy company, the multi-billion dollar international business, wanting to sponsor our game? No thanks.


Slalom Lager all the way for mine.

#2817437 McNamara might have to leave the country

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 26 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

The general consensus seems to be judging a coach on his media skills. A rather strange set of criteria.


For those questioning his management of the situation; I don't think you could be more wrong. He stated that he would not discuss individuals and would be happy to discuss the forthcoming game. The journalists seemed more interested in taking a line of questioning about a topic, he had clearly stated was not available for discussion, So what was the point in carrying on? I would have done exactly the same.


In fact, he should be applauded for showing strong leadership.