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walter sobchak

Member Since 20 Jan 2012
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#3123690 Serbia v Russia live stream

Posted by walter sobchak on 17 May 2015 - 07:48 AM

last try for you.

Just when you feel yourself disillusioned and drifting away from the game magic moments like this spring up and you fall in love with the game all over again :-)

Great crowd reaction and hopefully Serbia can kick on, love to see them and Canada become a force internationally.

#3116743 Fiji: the future of international RL ?

Posted by walter sobchak on 04 May 2015 - 10:20 AM

Shame the best are strong armed into the Aussie side though

True. Queensland and NSW first then the Aussie national side if they are good enough. If only the insular Aussies could see the bigger picture :-(

#3115493 England v New Zealand tickets in popular demand

Posted by walter sobchak on 02 May 2015 - 03:08 PM

Just shows the draw of big international stadiums, just wish the rfl had chosen either Manchester stadiums for a test and elland rd or bramall lane for the other if available.

#3114080 Rep Weekend

Posted by walter sobchak on 30 April 2015 - 04:20 AM

I'd rather see a three way competition of
European All stars

I honestly couldn't think of anything worse!! England playing against non existing teams/nations.

#3112883 England V France 24th October LSV

Posted by walter sobchak on 27 April 2015 - 04:59 PM

Completely agree about playing it in France. Would work well as a bit of a bonding trip for the England lads and at least give the French a bit more of a chance. Dare say Avignon, Toulouse or Perpignan would get a bigger crowd than any venue over here.

Exactly, play the games in France until the French are close to matching England or even beating them before bringing the games over here.

#3104852 Gareth Hock, Challenge Cup

Posted by walter sobchak on 12 April 2015 - 10:41 AM

I do and I am a Leigh supporter, and yes I think we have more chance of winning the game with Hock on the field other than sat in the stands, and quite obviously I am in the exalted company of the Doc and coach Harris
Your last sentence is purely hypothetical, what we have is the reality of the situation, and thank you for the high esteem you grant my team as your post #10, it seems your fear is expressed throughout Salford.

Seriously what's with all talk of "fear" and being "scared"? I don't get it as we're talking about Gareth hock here a on his day good super league standard player not a ellery Hanley, Greg inglis or Jason Robinson freak of a talent. I don't support salford or Leigh and normally I couldn't careless who wins but when I read drivel of being "scared" and having "fear" coming from Leigh fans I have to admit I hope salford win. The question you've got to ask yourself is why should Marwan koukash in a cut throat business help out or improve the chances of Leigh winning? It just doesn't make any sense.

#3104791 Gareth Hock, Challenge Cup

Posted by walter sobchak on 12 April 2015 - 09:15 AM

Its like salford are scared of him..

It's more like koukash is more business savvy than you think.

#3067456 Question time furore

Posted by walter sobchak on 06 February 2015 - 03:10 PM

I thought GG handled himself very well in a clearly hostile audience and shame on those fanatics who kept yelling and trying to shout him down.

#3065845 I.S.

Posted by walter sobchak on 03 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again we(the west) need to be working with the people who are taking the fight to IS right now on the battlefield namely the Syrian government, Iran, YPG, the peshmerga, Shiite militias, Hezbollah and the Iraqi army.
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#3056964 Sweden Rugby League

Posted by walter sobchak on 18 January 2015 - 12:13 PM

Good stuff. For me developing RL in Scandinavia is a no-brainer!! The Nordic countries have decent sized populations raging from 5 million to 10 million, they are rich developed stable countries and they have good sporting history with other sports like football and athletics. I also think that the very nature of RL being a hard tough sport would appeal to the psyche of the descendants of the Vikings and all that!!

#3054688 Todays results

Posted by walter sobchak on 11 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

I really hope Zeus silk makes it as a professional RL player!!!

#3054496 The Guardian today (Sat 10 Jan)

Posted by walter sobchak on 11 January 2015 - 12:10 PM

But then again a lot of fans can't discuss League without having to mention it's superiority to Union, or their dislike of Union either!

Agreed. I think it makes us(league fans) Sound insecure when we bash other sports!

#3052570 London's Olympic Stadium could host England v Kiwis

Posted by walter sobchak on 06 January 2015 - 05:45 PM

Now that the RFL has confirmed one League Express story (Ladbrokes) I hope that they will be able soon to confirm another, that the Olympic Stadium will be hosting a Kiwi Test.
The Test series will be broadcast by the BBC, and the Olympic Stadium Test, if it happens, will be the week after the World Cup Final in the other code, which will be broadcast by ITV.
It will be very interesting to see the approach the BBC takes to the Kiwi series and in particular to a big game in east London.

Top class International RL played in world class stadiums and broadcast live on terrestrial TV is the only way to go for rugby league in the UK as I remember it growing up as a kid in the late 80's-early 90's.

#3051969 NZ Tests Nov 15

Posted by walter sobchak on 05 January 2015 - 04:53 AM

Check out the new issue of League Express.
You may feel less depressed.

How many non rugby league fans read league express? If there is to be a test in London potential newbie attendees need to be made aware of the details as soon as possible rather than at the last minute to give us a decent shot at a big crowd.

#3049575 Yorkshire Carnegie secures £2 million funding

Posted by walter sobchak on 28 December 2014 - 11:06 AM

We can but hope.

I'm league through and through and can't stand union but I'll never understand wishing ill on a club or sport, could you imagine how we'd feel if union fans were saying the same thing about our clubs or game. The same can be said about league fans bagging football as I'm a big football fan and some of my friends are football fans first with a passing interest in league won't and don't take sniping of their sport kindly.