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C H Calthrop

Member Since 27 Apr 2014
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#3272389 How to drive round cyclists

Posted by C H Calthrop on 12 February 2016 - 07:14 PM

Got a video that instructs cyclists why they shouldn't weave in and out of moving traffic?

Cyclists are allowed to filter just like motorcyclists,




#3272361 11 Feb: SL: Salford Red Devils v St Helens KO 8pm

Posted by C H Calthrop on 12 February 2016 - 06:04 PM

Ok I stand corrected then and will admit Cunningham is a top class coach!

Cunningham is quoted as saying complacency was in the air. It is up to him to set the "air". Any team with aspirations to win everything and Saints should have that aspiration should now be well along the road from complacency, it just isn't professional. They should be offering all those with ticket stubs free entry to the next game. 




#3270330 Shoulder pads

Posted by C H Calthrop on 08 February 2016 - 08:15 PM

And, unlike in Lancashire, Yorkshire women had to buy crinolines to make their bums look big.

Unfortunately they didn't get the concept and so wore them upside down. It was only news from Lancashire the put them right.




#3270324 Shoulder pads

Posted by C H Calthrop on 08 February 2016 - 08:10 PM

At least they were in the 20th century and not the 19th like the women on the miserable side of the hill. ☺

Lets not forget Dracula chose Yorkshire as his 1st port of call in the UK as it most reminded him of home, a medieval ruin in Transilvania.




#3267133 Complaint to the BBC over the use of the word ‘rugby’

Posted by C H Calthrop on 03 February 2016 - 10:46 PM

You really blame the likes of TV and radio for not taking RL seriously when this is the way the sport presents itself?

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You recommend a serious mushy pea presentation?




#3267085 Complaint to the BBC over the use of the word ‘rugby’

Posted by C H Calthrop on 03 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

I believe evans interest in RU comes from his two cousins who have played for Scotland.

Who, the Proclaimers?




#3265118 Ricoh Arena Could Get RL Role

Posted by C H Calthrop on 31 January 2016 - 04:34 PM

Wow - just WOW!!

 

So we can blame the RFL for not championing our sport enough on a national level, we can blame the press for not giving us enough coverage and we can blame Union for, well just about anything really, yet attitudes like this are the exact reason why RL is not a "national sport (sic)

not even close.




#3264734 A question about the rules of RL

Posted by C H Calthrop on 30 January 2016 - 10:05 PM

Outlawed shortly after it happened.

 

Saints also got the scrum rules changed for being equally unsporting, Oh and the rule about drop goal scoring was changed after the St.Helens favourite Murphy abused it.

 

They have a lot of form.

What was that...St Helens long tradition of innovation ( in the finest traditions of RL) led to rule changes because other teams simply could follow the awesome standards now being set...... yes you are right there. 




#3261531 Most useful invention

Posted by C H Calthrop on 24 January 2016 - 03:38 PM

In order to show Lancastrians a higher, more intelligent, more advanced life form.

In order to show Lancastrians a higher, more intelligent, more advanced life form.... than a Yorkshireman! 




#3257608 English National Anthem

Posted by C H Calthrop on 13 January 2016 - 03:56 PM

Land of hope and glory. Full stop. Done and dusted. Jerusalem is a dirge.




#3256861 The Photography Thread

Posted by C H Calthrop on 11 January 2016 - 03:27 PM

Athelhampton House Dorset.

 

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More here if you're interested.

Sleuth!




#3256146 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by C H Calthrop on 09 January 2016 - 04:41 PM

and what have we done to encourage women to be more involved?

The stats are apparently 40% women in our fan demographic vs 25% in football.

I have always thought we were quite modern in our inclusivity, but i must admit i think we are going backwards and others are going forwards.

Look at Football, Rugby Union, Tennis, Netball, Athletics, UFC, Golf etc. They all have a rowing womens game, some have women officials etc. What are we doing on this front? On the England RL site, the womens team seems to have been removed just like the Knights.

I'm not bothered about women being involved. 

If 40% are already fans ( and I wonder how those stats are collated) I doubt they are bothered about the gender of those involved.

"inclusivity".... its another Dorian Gray moment. Where is the exclusivity in RL. If we had the cash of other sports I dare say we could keep up with trends. Haven't we already had a WRLWC and a Wheelchair RLWC. I don't think we are behind just not cash rich and I'll bet you will find in some publications more column inches to Womens RU than the Super League. 

 

Best people for the job is the only way for RL to go not some gender studies pc idea of job allocation where the most important thing is appeasing some dated feminist narrative. 




#3255710 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by C H Calthrop on 08 January 2016 - 01:28 PM

I think the point she was making is that RL players generally worked in physically demanding jobs (mines, docks, mills etc) and then played an equally demanding game. It was a compliment

Yeah but its a point she shouldn't have made at that stage. Soccer has exactly the same heritage yet they don't repeat the theme over the FA cup coverage. It seems a continuing  theme with the BBC that the game was invented yesterday.




#3255609 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by C H Calthrop on 08 January 2016 - 10:46 AM

I never really understood the attraction of the jolly hockey sticks I don't really know this game but isn't it exciting approach. She's all right but only because RL is starved of attention. 




#3254955 "The muppet strikes again"..perhaps Ronnie was innocent!

Posted by C H Calthrop on 06 January 2016 - 05:04 PM

Funny how cyclists with cameras rarely upload footage of cyclists acting like dicks. Must be some strange and uncannily inexplicable coincidence... ;)

Not half as rare as accidents where a motorist comes off worse than the cyclist.