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getdownmonkeyman

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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:

 

http://seenox.com/20...-texting-fails/




#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.




#2808416 Aren't our police wonderful?

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 15 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

Fancy trying to outdo a politician in underhand tactics. Plebs.




#2800404 England Squad Announcement

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 01 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

Well that's not a bad squad and should quieten the anti McNamara set.  I guess I could quibble about the odd player, but it looks reasonable enough to me.  My only real concern would be the number of players who have been injured recently, and if they're really fully fit going into this.

 

Here's my team for November 30th

 

Tomkins

Briscoe

Cudjoe

Watkins

Hall

Widdop

Burrow(s)

Big Sam

Roby

Graham

Hock

Westwood

St Kev

 

G Burgess

Mossop

Farrell

Chase

 

Oh, by the way if England do reach the final, does anyone know which Aussie referee has been appointed?

 

Well that's not a bad squad and should quieten the anti McNamara set.  I guess I could quibble about the odd player, but it looks reasonable enough to me.  My only real concern would be the number of players who have been injured recently, and if they're really fully fit going into this.

 

Here's my team for November 30th

 

Tomkins

Briscoe

Cudjoe

Watkins

Hall

Widdop

Burrow(s)

Big Sam

Roby

Graham

Hock

Westwood

St Kev

 

G Burgess

Mossop

Farrell

Chase

 

Oh, by the way if England do reach the final, does anyone know which Aussie referee has been appointed?

 

Not an Aussie, it will Be Henry 'Bionic Eyes' Perenara.




#2800250 England Squad Announcement

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 01 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

Ratchford too weak defensively for me. Tomkins is bad enough, but offers more than Ratchford.

 

Higham has had a good season but hasn't been far superior. It's Monaghan that bosses the show for Wire out of dummy half.

 

You obviously haven't been watching the two over the course of the season.




#2800158 best catchphrase ever?

Posted by getdownmonkeyman on 01 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

The Treasury will be running at a surplus in the next Patilament - George Osborne