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flyingking

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#3152427 5 Jul: Salford Red Devils v Catalans Dragons KO 3pm

Posted by flyingking on 04 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

The Doctor says Harris' sickness is related to having a bad side.


#3151559 Harris on his way out?

Posted by flyingking on 02 July 2015 - 09:36 PM

Thank you for flying Marwan Hot Air. Please fasten your seatbelts as we are expecting plenty of turbulence during the trip.
Sould we encounter any problems in this one prop aircraft (it was a two prop version but one has dropped out/got damaged or is no longer working) there are plenty of emergency exits. In fact, the chief engineer will personaLly guide you to the exit.
We would like to stress that the assistant pilot is doing a fine job in the circumstances of having only just qualified to take the controls. His three crashes in Wales were not really his fault.

In the event of a sudden loss of pressure, oxygen masks will drop down unless your surname is Chase or Hock, we are sure that oxygen deprivation to the brain will not affect them in any way.


#3151370 Wigan Warriors to play home games in London (merged)

Posted by flyingking on 02 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

Some people seem to have missed what Wigan are up to here, this isn't about trying to get Londoners to take a two hour train journey to Wigan after they have been amazed at watching a Rugby League game live.

 

This is about sponsorship. The big sponsors are London based, getting these guys to come north to experience rugby league live and show them what we have to offer is a tough task. So Lenighan has decide to do it the other way around, we take the game to them. Why do you think this is being kicked off where it is.

 

This is a business move not a sporting move.

 

Why have Wigan been the opponent for the last two years in London Skolars Capital Challenge pre-season game? Because it is held within walking distance of the financial institutions based in the City of London and the pre-match lunch presents plenty of networking opportunities. Clearly, Wigan see potential in this approach and are prepared to invest the revenue they would lose from not hosting a game at the DW, in anticipation of gaining a greater long-term return in terms of exposure and sponsorship.




#3151164 Hull FC and Hull KR to merge...

Posted by flyingking on 02 July 2015 - 02:29 PM

As a slight aside, "The new academy side will play in blue and yellow, the colours of Hull city council", that's nice, I wonder if the Allams will consider a new colour scheme for theHull Tigers' kit in recognition of Hull City Council's colours..

Seems fair, Warrington get an exciting winger who was one of the best products from Hull's academy and in return the new side gets to play in Warrington's colours.




#3151154 Warrington Wolves rebrand

Posted by flyingking on 02 July 2015 - 02:20 PM

All that is missing is "This is our year"©




#3149356 Tony Smith

Posted by flyingking on 29 June 2015 - 03:57 AM

The BBC clip of Sims yesterday demonstrated the value of Sims as an on-field motivator, in addition to the metres and tackles he makes. I was at the Leigh game and Sims stood out together with Hill and Westwood for their workrate and the battering they gave the Leigh players. Still happy with Smith as coach despite the indifferent form. It takes time to successfully rebuild a side, and Warrington have lost an awful lot of experience in recent years. Just because Shaun Wane managed to win a double at the same time as bringing youngsters through, does not mean that every other coach is going to have similar success.


#3148326 27 Jun: CCQF - Warrington Wolves v Leigh Centurions KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by flyingking on 27 June 2015 - 02:31 PM

This game has more quality moments in the first 20 minutes than in the whole of the game I attended last night.


#3148304 27 Jun: CCQF - Warrington Wolves v Leigh Centurions KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by flyingking on 27 June 2015 - 02:19 PM

Top turn out from Leigh fans, great to see the away end packed.
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#3148031 26 Jun: CCQF - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by flyingking on 26 June 2015 - 10:08 PM

Probably the worst game I have attended, but still a good occasion. The Hull fans are a friendly bunch and thanks to Roy Boy and the others for making me feel so welcome.
Has Mr Allam installed a force field near the goal posts to propel the ball forward, if so he forgot to switch it off tonight? Any time Hull got inside the 10 metres, the ball seemed to take on a life of its own and end up on the ground. If those passes had stuck, it could easily have been a different result


#3147854 Newcastle tipped to bid again after "best ever" Magic Weekend

Posted by flyingking on 26 June 2015 - 04:05 PM

It is a good position to be in that city authorities can see the benefits that comes with hosting setpiece occasions like Magic Weekend and the last World Cup. Use the fact there are competing cities to leverage the best possible suport and promotion of Magic Weekend.
The Emirates Complex idea is potentially brilliant. I however would be wary of expanding involvement at a venue which is so closely linked to the United Arab Emirates. Give Newcastle a three year contract and build it so that Newcastle becomes synonymous with rugby league's carnival event. Sports fans know if they go to Aintree in spring they will experience the Grand National, Silverstone in July is F1 Grand Prix. St James's Park in May will become known for the unmissable event that is Magic Weekend.


#3143975 toulouse accept

Posted by flyingking on 20 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

Russia's Kontinental Hockey League does well for itself and is run on such a basis.


#3139318 Salford Fans.....Any truth in this?

Posted by flyingking on 12 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

When I saw the thread title, I thought yes the fans do exist, but like the Lock Ness Monster, sightings are rare and hard to authenticate.


#3137115 Postivity!

Posted by flyingking on 08 June 2015 - 09:33 AM

I would like it to remain in Newcastle, then the game will have one major event accesible from North East England/Scotland, one for London and the South and one for the North West. That spread maximises your chances of attracting newcomers to the game, and gives variety of experiences to existing fans.

I could not be at MW this year, because I was attending the handball EHF European Champions League Final 4 in Cologne. The experience is very similar to Magic Weekend; magnificent arena close to the city centre, loud fans from different clubs all sitting together, great atmosphere, thrilling games, plenty of beer, top entertainment. The only major difference is that all the fans know that the event for the next three years will continue to be held at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. So the fans were being given the opportunity to puchase tickets for the Final 4 in 2016.

If the EHF and Cologne city authorities are able to plan this type of event well in advance, then there is no reason why the RFL cannot sit down with Newcastle Council and agree a 3 year deal. Stress the economic and cultural benefits to the city, and get the council to commit to a marketing budget each year. Then you will have the foundations for a stable successful event. Cologne is now known as the Home of Handball, Newcastle should be stressing the magnificent Geordie welcome you will receive each year at Magic Weekend.


#3127369 Where are you from, who do you support?

Posted by flyingking on 22 May 2015 - 09:32 PM

Born in Nantwich, live mainly in Folkestone, but occasionally reside in Paris or Brussels
Favourite teams Warrington and England, but happy to watch any team.


#3126151 Higham re-joins Leigh (merged threads)

Posted by flyingking on 20 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

Disappointed to see him go, he has given Wire great service and will be missed. Always performed consistently well, a superb pro that any team would be glad to have. Hoping that Leigh do get promoted, so that he can end his career as a Superleague player, which would be fitting.
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