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Pie tries

Member Since 25 Dec 2012
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#2962105 Marwan Koukash: I'll turn rugby league into a global sport

Posted by Pie tries on 20 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

I love Dr Mar. It's about time someone talked our sport up instead of moaning - and he seems to be very able at doing that. Hope he has a brother

#2958675 What's up in Wales RU?

Posted by Pie tries on 13 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

The WRU could easily afford to pay more if they wanted to, but they they have chosen to pay back their loan for the stadium early instead. How exactly is giving a bunch of money to the bank early improving Welsh RU?
The WRU also gets a lot more access to their players than England or France do, including for 4th November tests.
The WRU were happy to leave the regions' owners to partly finance pro RU in Wales out of their own pockets, covering losses every year while the union was paying back its loans, only to now turn against them and try to financially strangle the regions in order to get control of them dirt cheap.

WRFU have to keep to the agreed repayment schedule - if they don't they pay more and more interest. In the long term this is in the interest of all welsh rugby clubs

#2908466 Go and support someone else

Posted by Pie tries on 30 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

No ref = no game. Good for them

#2890553 Telegraph Article

Posted by Pie tries on 28 February 2014 - 10:55 PM

No pussy footing around here....French RL owed a huge apology from the French rah rat's....and return of the c500k back that was nicked in 1940 by the collaborating opportunist filth.........why should we be silent about this.....................ram it back down their snug throats..........French RU never apologized for this shameful episode....usual....this story is 'bile'......it's their shame not....not ours

#2886841 We need to be Great Britain

Posted by Pie tries on 23 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

Reason GB being discussed is the absence of structured international RL. We need a rolling four programs so we know where next year teams will be playing. If GB is dead the bring back an ashes series for England...alternatively a tour every four years...down under...playing x 3 tests against the convicts plus agame or tow in NZ, PNG and wherever else would add nicely to the WC which is now rolling......but we must have a plan.

Also don't knock anyone for having ideas...

#2875034 Get in there, Marwan!

Posted by Pie tries on 04 February 2014 - 07:23 PM

I love Marwen - hope he has a brother

#2873181 Sam Burgess (merged threads)

Posted by Pie tries on 01 February 2014 - 10:02 AM

It would be like buying a Rembrandt and hanging it in the loo.

Just how cold would he be at centre?

#2868631 ryan mcgoldrick to lock lane

Posted by Pie tries on 22 January 2014 - 10:23 PM

Mascot ?

#2846547 Will Interest In RL Continue?

Posted by Pie tries on 02 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

We need more internationals. We need a rolling four year programme !

#2845294 Moving on - international board (real) needed

Posted by Pie tries on 30 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

Ok, great world cup. For many many reason: cheer leaders, crowds, the semi, that bloke on premier sports, Danny brough, USA, Workington, italy, scotlland, fiji, Rochdale, bristol, big Sam, SBW, coverage in the press......even the bbc (when on)....

Yes, wonderful national coverage....we need international rugby and we need it organised.

What is the international programme for next year? Who do USA play? Scotland? Wales?

We need a paid international board a la rah rah, FIFA (but not corrupt). Take £1m profit from the WC and fund it properly and show us the future in organised

#2840189 Rugby League helped me become a success at union says Robinson

Posted by Pie tries on 22 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

Robinson owes our code everything he has, he could give more back

#2840185 The Bigger Picture

Posted by Pie tries on 22 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

This world cup has been bloody brill can't believe anyone can knock the brilliant pools, what's the alternative 100plus scores - if you want that watch rah rah

#2837931 Bit of fun

Posted by Pie tries on 18 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

One game of beach rugby league on the (much missed) 1992 tour to Aus, represented lancashire v Yorkshire. Threw up afterwards ! Might have had a drink or two prior...!

#2835852 Eastmond coming back to League?

Posted by Pie tries on 16 November 2013 - 10:29 AM

He was not interested in his last season at saints, lazy and scared stiff of getting injured. Leave him there.

#2830358 Rename the Man of Steel the 'Steve Prescott' MOS award

Posted by Pie tries on 09 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

Thousands of people are fighting this horrendous disease every day. Steve Prescott has fought his fight with beyond words courage, he has stood out as a truely inspirational figure.

My thoughts go out to his family, especially his beautiful children.

There is no better tribute from his Rugby League friends and the wider RL community than to rename the MoS award after him.

HE is our Man of Steel