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In Topic: hawks reaction

Today, 12:35 PM

I think we could do without some of the comments in the League Weekly from Shaun Wane about dual registration.   Under the heading, "Bowen dual reg move "unlikely"" there is about a third of a page the first paragraph of which describes "Matty Bowen is unlikely to suffer the ignominy of being put out on dual registration despite losing his place in the Wigan team."    The article then goes on to say about our partnership with Wigan and Wane is saying because of Bowen's past in the game down under he would treat him differently and not send him out on dual reg but adds "If I desperately need to give him a game (on dual registration) I will, but I'm reluctant to do that".


The article also says that Wane and Radlinski have sat down with Hampshire and Tierney and explained their position with Sam Tompkins coming back next season.   They talked about changes of position and Wane says, "Rocky can play in the halves while Lewis played on the wing  at Salford on Easter Monday".  So we might not need to move Murphy out of FB if we get Tierney on DR.



If ever you needed proof that Wigan dictate to us you only had to hear Mark Fryer's interview on Radio Cumbria yesterday. Walsh asked him about the Farkas situation and Fryer said we had looked at that option but Wigan had been very insistent on Doran coming here instead and had pushed hard for it, and so that's what happened.

In Topic: hawks reaction

Today, 12:32 PM

I wonder how Eliot fared ?


Did ok apparently for his first game in over a year, scored a decent try as well so I'm told.

In Topic: General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Today, 12:06 PM

I agree but the Housing associations aren't state run and are being forced to sell at absurdly low prices. That's before we get onto the unfairness factor


I am not advocating right to buy one way or the other. But there are some good reasons for selling off ageing housing stock, not least to get the future maintenance burden out of the public purse.


In fact, there is an argument that says that selling off these properties can help to ease the housing shortage if the money is reinvested into new builds. Selling them off will not alter the housing shortage one iota, you'll still have the same number of people living in the same number of properties. But if some of the money goes towards new builds then you'll have the same number of people living in an increased number of properties. In theory it is not a bad thing.

In Topic: General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Today, 11:53 AM

Why should the right to get a discounted house only apply to those who have the luck to be in a state-owned asset?


I didn't say it should. But I can understand some of the reasons behind it, especially where it concerns older housing stock.


Private housing is a different thing altogether. An individual may let out a single house on which there is a mortgage. Are you seriously suggesting that the private individual should be forced to sell the property to his tenant at a discount which may lead to him not being able to pay off the mortgage on the property ?

In Topic: General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Today, 11:34 AM

Just wondering why the Tory "right to buy" policy doesn't apply to tenants of private landlords?


Why do you think it should ? Are you in favour of governments having the power to force private individuals to sell their assets ?