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walter sobchak

Member Since 20 Jan 2012
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#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.

#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.

#3049064 record criwd at the ricoh

Posted by walter sobchak on 26 December 2014 - 01:41 PM

No matter what people say or think RU is definitely getting its sh#t together domestically! huge record crowds, games played at Wembley, bigger salary cap than league, companies falling over themselves to sponsor the game, attracting 1 of the best league players on the planet etc. rugby league needs to really answer back in the form of 2 huge crowds in newcastle for the magic weekend, I'm not sure how we get this but I plan to attend magic for the 1st time and I'm working on 1 or 2 newbies.

#3047789 I love Sir Bradley W

Posted by walter sobchak on 21 December 2014 - 07:20 PM

He should be following his home town club, the Broncos, not jumping on the back of a big name club!!!
I do like him though particularly as I like cycling!

I didn't know that Ghent had a rugby league team.

#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.