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#3022687 Catalans academy

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on Yesterday, 10:42 PM

I'm bemused that there is an option to not participate.

#3021868 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 28 October 2014 - 12:37 PM

Having just been subjected to a remote Windows 7 'upgrade' I concur wholeheartedly. 


The upgrade got half way through then my computer locked me out. Now I am back in I find half my work essential software has 'gone missing' despite being reassured it would be reinstalled as part of the upgrade.


We use VOIP phone things so with no PC I am forced to use my Blackberry to phone the IT helpdesk despite having rubbish reception.


The joys of working from home.


I'm pretty sure you have just described my forthcoming Thursday, when I too will receive an 'upgrade'

#3020263 Henry Perenara

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 25 October 2014 - 04:59 PM

His eyes are terrifying.


Not as much as his decision making.

#3019706 Wheeler signs for Warrington

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 25 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

Are there any proper 7s available though?


Seems to be a decent punt.


Whats the under 21s 7 like?


Louis Jouffret is a bit so-so. That said, the stand-off in the U19s, Declan Patton, looks a real prospect. The U16s scrum half is the one to look out for.

#3014000 NHS strike

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 14 October 2014 - 06:15 PM


#3007680 'Well Run' clubs

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 05 October 2014 - 09:35 AM

My simple definition: a well run club is run as a business. Primary objective; balance the books. After that, sustainable growth on-field and off


Regarding the ownership of your own stadium, historically, stadia was designed to host sporting events, nothing more, nothing less. Today, the design incorporates far more facilities/lettable space to turn a fourteen times a year income stream, to a minimum of five days a week. Saints and Warrington achieved this at concept design stage, I think Widnes have also have business/conference facilities, too/ Leeds have invested to obtain such opportunities.

#3003889 Islamic State bombings

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 28 September 2014 - 10:44 AM


#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.