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Member Since 26 Jan 2014
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Structure, is that the problem?

12 December 2014 - 08:43 PM

For the first time in the NRL’s history its officials have collated data demonstrating changes in the way the game has been played since 2004, while projecting what the game may look like in 2024 if current trends continue unchecked.

Their object is to determine whether they need to intervene to alter the trends that have led to a reduction in the number of tries, line breaks and offloads against defences that have become better organised in that time.

I put this out because it's a fascinating piece by Martyn Sadler but an idea really worthy of discussion - how do you feel is RL becoming too structured?

What can be done about it?

Or is it just part of the evolution of the sport?

 


Super League players hit the Clothes Show

11 December 2014 - 07:29 PM

February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day.

Randeep Hooda

 

Super League players hit the Clothes Show, this is on youtube.

And it is , whether we like it or not, is the way forward. It's like selling a redundant shape like Simon Cowell, like he's sliced bread or better, because he must be for goodness sake he's on the arm of a super model with the IQ of a union apologist! We need more stories like this in order to gain ground in the only area where we're lacking in simply marketing ourselves as worthy of street cred and , God preserve us, media savvy!


What does it say about us/you?

30 November 2014 - 06:46 PM

Now some of you may be shocked but I need a new frying pan so I made that awful mistake of seeing what was cheap, on offer and or available on t'interweb and of course since then frying pans have been popping up on websites I visit ad infinitum, now you maybe asking yourself what's this got to do with RL? Well I this also got me thinking about a recent thread about the profile of RL fans and wondering if we fit the foolish stereotype this was trying to squeeze us into, and how we might challenge  ideas like this . 

 

So I put together how Youtube sees me "big risk!"

1967 Manlt v St George

Nick Drake  Essentila songs

Drop Down mama Sleepy John Estes

PBS The War that Made America

Free Me Otis Redding

Flunk Probably

Swinton v Warrington CCF   1928

Neko Case   This Tornado Loves You

Joe Satriani   Crushing Day

Rugby League The Biff

John Lee Hooker and RY Cooder

Boadrwalk Empire season5

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Vol 1

Auburn Warriors on the Footy Show

Mariachi El Bronx performing "Wildfires"

Now I want you to do three things: try to be kind, say what you think this says about me and tell me what your youtube profile looks like. By the way saying I like RL might be a bit of an obvious one but you know…………

This is really mine by the way!


Biff, yesteryear and Puig Aubert

29 November 2014 - 08:43 PM

Just passing time and went on to Bring Back the Biff which like Harry Edgars "For Fans who don't want to forget" are great ways to spend the off season, thanks to youtube  as well. The 1951 french side looked tremendous and the number of mistakes seemed almost irrelevant. For those who champion contested scrums it was a reminder of just how messy they could be. And the Aussies seem to kick at every PTB by the opposition and I don't know if they did this in an attempt to disrupt the french style, caused by the conditions or just the norm at the time? In any event what a great reminder of a great side! 

 

And the Aussie refs gave dubious decisions so some things never change!

 

"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." Oprah Winfrey
 


Music

29 November 2014 - 12:08 PM

I was just downloading some music and thinking about RL (Carey Bell " Heartaches and Pains" actually) and wondering what track I would pick for for an SL advert for the start of the SL Season 2015 or indeed something like the WC or 4 Nations? And I thought a thread on this very question might pass a bit of time during the boring off season!

What would you pick and do have a a reason behind the choice?

"Hometown Glory" Adele?

"Love Roller coaster " Big Joe Turner?

"It Won't be Long" Cory Chisel?

"The Song of Good hope" Glen Hansard?

 

 

 

 

“If you're looking for the bad things in life, then you will find it……” “Life is not just about the good things or not just about the bad things. It is both. It all depends where you focus your attention.” 
― Ann Marie Aguilar