and after making loss after loss for the last few years, once the government has ditched the last of its shares (even though it hasn't guided the business) it will miraculously start making profits again.
I'd be surprised if it was one of those three, since those will probably be the top three money spinners at the DW all season - unless they are getting one hell of a deal down in London.
Possibly start off with a good competitive clash where they aren't going to get many away supporters anyway. Possibly someone like Huddersfield (sorry not meaning to dis your away support but the attendance at the JJB was very similar to the Catalans attendance and you're a good team). Then if there's a lot of interest try and get a crowd to a bigger stadium that the DW for a Wigan V Saints/Leeds match.
And I blame Clegg. He knew what the Tories are like, but he didn't care. He sacrificed all his party's principles in order to get power. And they have paid a heavy price, and IMO will continue to do so for many years to come.
You can blame Clegg for a lot, but not this, since all being done by a majority conservative government! Maybe look at Labours failure to win the election is a more realistic angle to vent on.
I can see both sides of the argument, and I'm not slavishly devoted to the idea of the marquee player rule. However, what edges it for me is to look at the England team that played in the World Cup semi-final and to note how many of those players don't play in SL, and, in one case of course, no longer play rugby. The sport isn't going to become more attractive if we let the top talent drift away.
exactly! How great would it be if after the Union WC if Leeds, or Hull or Bradford signed Sam Burgess? OK I admit he's probably going back to Aus when he goes, but it means some clubs can realistically try.
what an utter nonsense of an article, comparing the electoral reform society to an alcoholic is a terrible metaphor. An alcoholic has a serious addiction to a dangerous substance (as sadly proven today by Charles Kennedy) whilst the elector reform society are asking for a fairer voting system. I honestly can't see any similarity for comparison!
Lets look at a few points
"Yes, it may be the same electoral system the British people voted to retain in 2011" - Not true, the electorate rejected AV, nothing proportional was on offer! Also the press made it in to a Nick Clegg popularity campaign
Saying the referendum was “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the way we do politics in the UK” is a lied laid bare by the No to AV campaign strategy of saying that is wasn't the right change. Many of their adverts quoted Clegg saying AV was a miserable compromise, or I think David Steele saying AV wasn't the way forward.
He's also then going on about what the seat distribution would be under AV. Most people now are arguing for a proportional system AV is not and never has been a proportional system.
This article is the typical cherry picked nonsense I expect from people who want to support the status quo.
There are better systems, I think what the ERS needs to do is pick a system and get the all the people in politics who want reform, left and right to back it, and start a proper debate.
The problem is though that we want our England internationals to be packed to the rafters. I'm sure the RFL will have the stats on this but I suspect most of the tickets sold will be to people outside the North East. A real sign of building momentum would be Newcastle getting more sponsorship and fans through the gate. At that point then yes lets move a test match there but be prepared to ship fans up if sales are flagging.
One positive point for me is the chances of Boris becoming PM have diminished dramatically. As someone who flits between blue and gold on the political spectrum he is one person in politics I genuinely cannot stand and fear ever attaining real power.
Well it all sounds good and I hope both players get their act together. Zak particularly is a great player and frankly we don't have enough great talents in this country to end up with another player like Hock, ie potential to be a world beater but wastes his talent. (and currently no, Zak isn't in the same league as Hock on that score)
I'd back up most of what JohnM says except of add don't use google sky maps on your phone during an observing session, it will kill your night vision.
And further add:
Plan your observing session in advance. Write it down and use a red torch t to read it if you forget (red doesn't kill your night vision)
Make sure your telescope has been outside about an hour when you start to observer. Then everything is the correct temperature, and there shouldn't be any condensation blocking your view.
Don't always look directly at faint objects like nebulae. Your peripheral vision is more light sensitive. This sounds odd but once you've got say, the Orion nebula in view try looking just to the side. You'll pick up more detail.
I know you say you've got a telescope and that's great but never underestimate the power of binoculars, especially image stabilised ones.
Also I'm going to re-emphasis JohnM's point. Join a local society. It might sound odd but it really is better with other people involved and they'll all be happy to help and offer advise.