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walter sobchak

Member Since 20 Jan 2012
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#3047018 Cuba

Posted by walter sobchak on 19 December 2014 - 10:49 AM

... for the despotic, brutal, repressive regime that ran Cuba.
Still, y'know, the impoverished people can all read.

The question you need to ask yourself is If Castro was that despotic, brutal and repressive why didn't the Cuban people rise up against him like they did against the US backed puppet dictator fulgencio Batista?

#3046914 Cuba

Posted by walter sobchak on 19 December 2014 - 07:38 AM

Victory for the Castro brothers, che and the Cuban people!!! It looks at long last that common sense is prevailing in Washington with the thawing of US-Cuba relations. This is the best way IMHO to bring about democracy in Cuba and improve the lives of all Cubans, let's just hope that the fanatics and zealots in Florida and the congress don't wreck this shift in policy.

#3044775 Australian schoolboys?

Posted by walter sobchak on 13 December 2014 - 11:23 PM

Cannot believe there are people on here knocking individual players. These are kids who have just beaten the Aussies and should all be congratulated.

Exactly!! Why do some people expect kids to be state of origin standard straight away?

#3044140 Not The Best Match but the one I always remember

Posted by walter sobchak on 12 December 2014 - 05:35 PM

The match i always remember was the whitehaven 0 v 0 Workington match at the recre, I think it was during the 93-94 season and I couldn't tell you if it was a good or bad game because as a kid I was squashed into the kells end with thousands of other haven supporters and couldn't see a thing!! But I will always remember the amazing atmosphere created by both sets of fans! Great days.

#3042144 NRL considering 4 quarters over 100 minutes

Posted by walter sobchak on 07 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

Surley a match that is played over 100 minutes rather than 80 and a bench of 8 compared to 4 is geared towards helping and a bigger advantage for the bigger/best sides in the NRL? These changes would see less upsets and shock results which in my opinion is bad for the game and for any sport for that matter!

#3036646 France mid-season test back next year

Posted by walter sobchak on 23 November 2014 - 08:25 PM

I keep banging on about this but surely it has to be played on Bastille day! Maybe in Toulouse or even marseille would be great.

#3033133 15/11/14 - 4N Final - New Zealand v Australia KO 7.45am (GMT)

Posted by walter sobchak on 15 November 2014 - 12:16 PM

This fantastic 4nations tournament has just proven that when you get equally competitive sides playing in front of good crowds in perfect playing conditions there isn't a sport on the planet that can touch rugby league! We should all be proud of our game and it's players for serving up a treat in this years 4nations. Bring on next years series against the kiwis, I can't F-ing wait!

#3032491 Shirt 25 at Leeds - Who fills it?

Posted by walter sobchak on 14 November 2014 - 01:39 PM

I really don't understand the hostility shown on this forum especially towards newbies, it's hardly welcoming on here. If you don't like the topic then don't post a response! It's that simple.

#3030312 mossop back to wigan

Posted by walter sobchak on 09 November 2014 - 05:54 PM

But you have the England pairing of Farrel and Sam's brother. Surely they're the best in the country and can't be displaced.

I honestly thought Farrell did a great job while Joel looked off the pace and needs to have 12 months playing week in week out in super league before being looked at again for enland.

#3030188 08/11/14 - New Zealand v England KO 7am GMT (Dunedin)

Posted by walter sobchak on 09 November 2014 - 01:56 PM

The Kiwi tour, assuming they stay in form as a national team, should be a tremendous contest and spectacle. I hope it is sold to the wider public as such.

I already can't wait! Just think of the players NZ will be able to call upon next year if fit, the likes of RTS, DWZ and Konrad hurrell. I'll be very disappointed if Wembley, Etihad and elland rd aren't the venues for the 3 tests.

#3028739 Rugby League's Most Serious Challenge

Posted by walter sobchak on 07 November 2014 - 05:50 PM

But do they only come from London? Plenty travel from Surrey and the Home counties, as well as other areas. In terms of 'inner London', it's football and nothing else.

Who knows? But do all the fans that pack out Stamford bridge and the emirates come from London? What matters is they'll be 80,000 fans packing out a stadium in London for a union game and we'd give our right arm to have that in league.

#3024995 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by walter sobchak on 02 November 2014 - 07:13 AM

End of the day England threw that game away, we dominated the 1st half and went to sleep for the majority of the 2nd half. We simply stopped playing attacking RL.

#3024965 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by walter sobchak on 02 November 2014 - 07:06 AM

That was never a try and if the boot was on the other foot we'd be crying foul if it was given to Aussie.

#3024493 02/11/14 - Australia v England KO 5am (GMT)

Posted by walter sobchak on 01 November 2014 - 11:29 PM

The BBC coverage has just been trailed on MotD by Gary Lineker, and he also mentioned that if the live coverage is too early, the highlights are on at 5pm. Excellent! That's the news spread to a decent-sized, sport-oriented viewership.

All we need now is an England win!

#3022749 Gateshead sign 4 Kumuls

Posted by walter sobchak on 30 October 2014 - 04:23 AM

Gary lo looks like a star in the making.