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#3208893 10 Oct: SLGF - Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors KO 6pm (TV)

Posted by RidingPie on 06 October 2015 - 11:00 AM

According to the Super League page on Facebook the match has now sold out




Great news, the atmosphere should be bouncing

#3208889 SL Grand Final must sell out

Posted by RidingPie on 06 October 2015 - 10:57 AM

The Super League page on facebook has announced its sold out!




#3194283 Are we giving the Police too many powers?

Posted by RidingPie on 16 September 2015 - 11:20 AM

Successive governments, of all colours, seem to have thought that Orwell's 1984 was a blueprint for society rather than a warning!

#3188018 5 Sept: Super 8s - Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons KO 3pm

Posted by RidingPie on 05 September 2015 - 04:24 PM

But for what purpose? I would understand it if they were building towards filling Wembley but what possible gain have they from playing a game and getting less or similar to what they would have got at a rent free DW?

Big companies are usually based in London, as are the real decision makers who can say "I'll sponsor your club". Add to that Lenegan has a lot of contacts down there, I'd be interested to know who was in the corporate hospitality boxes.

#3153605 Greece

Posted by RidingPie on 06 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

That may be so but the lenders - and that includes you if you contribute to a pension scheme - took a huge hit in 2011, details of which I posted earlire


as I said I don't disagree with any of that. Whilst my money may have been lent to them (actually thats unlikely because most of my pension fund is in property), I don't think I can be considered a lender as it wasn't up to me who that money was lent to. If you're giving what amounts to unsecured loans you'd better be very sure of who you're giving your money too!


This should be seen as a lesson on all sides.

#3153564 Greece

Posted by RidingPie on 06 July 2015 - 12:11 PM

I'll add that, while I definitely believe people should pay their debts back (and I've always managed it thus far), there has to be a level of responsibility on both sides. If I go in to a bank and ask for a personal unsecured load of £35 million then I'd be laughed out of the bank pretty quickly. The lenders have to put their hands up for taking a ridiculously bad risk.

#3150991 And Saints Latest Full Back is...

Posted by RidingPie on 02 July 2015 - 10:07 AM

could Saints ever look to sign Eastmond back, or did he burn his bridges.


I only ask because he doesn't seem to have been a huge success in the Sith ranks.

#3150537 And Saints Latest Full Back is...

Posted by RidingPie on 01 July 2015 - 12:58 PM

How's Bowen coming on? :ph34r:


Been announced he's being replaced by a home grown player next year ;)

#3150465 Tunisia.

Posted by RidingPie on 01 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

I agree. There is a very large Muslim minority in China and parts of China border on Afghanistan.  If China feels threatened they will act, ruthlessly, see Tiananmen Square


I agree, China won't have an issue outlawing and suppressing Islam (or any religion ) religion. See their stance towards Tibetan Buddhism for a modern example of how they deal with religious threats. 

#3145125 NZ$90,000 A GAME?

Posted by RidingPie on 22 June 2015 - 10:22 AM

It's been interesting to see Johnson's form pretty much collapse while he's been injured.

#3142046 RBS

Posted by RidingPie on 17 June 2015 - 09:57 AM

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.

#3140639 Wigan Warriors to play home games in London (merged)

Posted by RidingPie on 14 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

I can't see why anyone has problem with this. If it fails it's going to hit Wigan and their image and not the RFL. ( I don't think the RFL's image can get any lower there)

What are people worried about if this is viewed as a success?

#3138163 Wigan Warriors to play home games in London (merged)

Posted by RidingPie on 10 June 2015 - 01:59 PM

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.

#3137086 Electoral reform

Posted by RidingPie on 08 June 2015 - 08:24 AM

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.

#3134226 Marquee Player rule approved

Posted by RidingPie on 03 June 2015 - 11:35 AM

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.