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#3002188 You Were Always On My Mind-yeah right.

Posted by Derwent on 25 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

That's unlikely. Otherwise he would have stated 'get some concrete mix, in order to lay some footings upon which I will build an extension (subject to council approval)'. Plus they would never get any work done anyway with Wilko Johnson waving that guitar around like a madman; a potential H&S nightmare.

I don't think it's asking too much of our 70's R&B combos to have sensible building advice - do you?


Tell that to Starship - they built a city on rock n roll, what kind of building regs were they working to ?

#3001897 You Were Always On My Mind-yeah right.

Posted by Derwent on 24 September 2014 - 06:08 PM

The Drifters were no better. Saturday night at the movies, who cares what picture you see ? Well if you're not bothered about watching the film then why waste all that money on getting in then no doubt he'd be shelling out for drinks, popcorn and probably pick n mix and you know how expensive they are at the Odeon. Might as well have just gone under the Boardwalk on a blanket.

#3001287 After the Scottish referendum - what next? How should the UK be governed?

Posted by Derwent on 23 September 2014 - 03:40 PM

what do you expect a regional assembly to do? 


Add another coach to the gravy train ? Instead of 600+ shysters in London we could have 600+ shysters in London AND 100 more shysters somewhere else. Expensestastic !

#3000160 Well Done !

Posted by Derwent on 21 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

A huge well done to PV and Liam McAvoy who have both made the nominations for the Kingstone Press awards.

PV is nominated for coach of the year alongside Paul Rowley and Paul Cooke.

Liam is nominated for young player of the year alongside Carl Forster and Ryan Brierley.

#2999659 TRL Helpdesk: Planning Permission - Grade II listing

Posted by Derwent on 20 September 2014 - 09:14 PM

I may have to pop into the virgins.

I think the correct term is "groupies".........

#2996690 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Derwent on 16 September 2014 - 02:01 PM


Great Britain, Britain and the United Kingdom will cease to exist because Scotland is a part of them all so a new word has to be found for England, Wales and NI (Apparently it is currently being referred to in Whitehall and the Former United Kingdom)




The No campaign should adopt that as their slogan for tomorrow - Vote No for F.U.K.'s sake !

#2996389 Cumbria

Posted by Derwent on 16 September 2014 - 06:24 AM

"But Workington/Whitehaven/Barrow fans will never watch RL in Carlisle yadda yadda yadda moan whinge moan". I get it. You don't want to grow.

It's about 40 miles from Workington/Whitehaven to Carlisle, and close to 60 miles from a Barrow. It'd be like Warrington playing their home games at Huddersfield.

#2992968 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Derwent on 11 September 2014 - 10:49 AM

If the Nos win can England have a referendum on becoming independent of Scotland?


How about a referendum for the North of England to become an independent republic ? We could call it.....oh I don't know....the Northern Union ? ;)

#2990746 Keighley Cougars relegation / legal action (merged threads)

Posted by Derwent on 08 September 2014 - 12:40 PM

It's not "inconsistent" though, those are two completely different incidents.


I thought the RFL are being consistent in not punishing Batley etc because they didn't punish teams last year!


The point most people are missing is that it seems that the RFL were completely unaware that any teams broke the rules in 2013 until Batley presented evidence about it at their appeal (their Chairman and CEO having trawled through every team's teamsheets from last season to collate evidence). Having investigated further the RFL agreed that there had been some breaches which had gone unpunished at the time. So, in effect, it wasn't a case of not punishing those teams it was more a case of the RFL not being aware that anything had happened that merited a punishment. Not quite the same scenario.


Following on from that, if the RFL had been aware last year and applied a 3 points deduction to each club at that time it would not have made the slightest difference to anything. Not one single club would have had their league placing or 2014 funding affected by it. Nobody would have been relegated because of it, the same 2 teams would still have gone down. In essence, a punishment would have been irrelevant anyway.


But in this year, where we have a unique situation where 5 clubs go down and the funding gap between Championship and Championship 1 is wider than ever next year, it has had an enormous impact on the outcome which is fundamentally wrong. To compare last year's scenario with this year's is completely ridiculous, there is so much more at stake.

#2987741 Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban? (Merged threads)

Posted by Derwent on 03 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

If the RFL released a name before there was even evidence that an offence had taken place, then they (the RFL) are on a sticky wicket.
It does look like the RFL are making up process on the fly here.

Give over, everybody knew about it well before the RFL released his name. There were topics about it on just about every RL forum, with numerous postings of a Vine videos as evidence.

If Hardaker is guilty then he is an absolute moron of the highest order and Mr Hetherington would be better served dealing with that. To do it once is bad enough, but if he's done it again shortly afterwards then that would be indefensible.

I also note that there is no actual denial of the offence in the press statement, which is solely intended to point the finger at others. Classic deflection tactics.

#2983795 Rotherham

Posted by Derwent on 28 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

The young Muslim chap on the BBC this morning made some interesting points. He was unequivocal in his condemnation of what he described as "men of Pakistani origin" and their general attitudes to females of all ages. He was of the opinion that there is widespread abuse of young females amongst the "Pakistani origin" communities but the girls do not speak up due to fear of it affecting their marriage prospects and other more extreme reasons such as the potential of "honour" beatings and even killings. He was also full of condemnation for those who suppressed things in the name of community relations, he was of the opinion that rooting the abusers out would be a benefit to community relations not a hindrance. He repeated several times that this wasn't a race matter, wasn't a muslim matter, it was a Pakistani community matter.

#2977587 Major Coup

Posted by Derwent on 15 August 2014 - 10:42 AM

So, from Major Coup to General Apathy..........

#2971020 Middle east violence

Posted by Derwent on 04 August 2014 - 10:19 AM

I realise this won't be a popular view but the uncomfortable truth is that most people are passed caring either way. Both sides are seen as being completely intransigent and nothing will change. Over the past week not a single person I've met has mentioned Gaza in conversation despite it being the lead item on the news most days, and only 16 people have contributed to this thread. Bottom line is, outside of some fantasy world where Israel ceases to exist, there is nothing that can be done about the situation. Both sides will continue to blame each other, innocent civilians on both sides will be killed and they'll all wail for a bit until the next round of launching missiles at each other.


Posted by Derwent on 04 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

Haven fans bleating on about their last minute try being disallowed, but they all seem to have forgotten that Town had a perfectly good try disallowed.


Yep, and the fact that the TJ wasn't going to give Calvert's first try for a forward pass but the ref overruled him and awarded the try. But the RFL and the refs are corrupt and all hate Whitehaven - apparently their games against Leigh, Fev and us prove it......

#2964520 Rugby League's popularity riding high (Merged threads)

Posted by Derwent on 24 July 2014 - 07:50 AM

Its not often I defend the RFL but governing bodies should not report large profits  - if they do then they are failing in their duty. Money earned by the game and held by the governing body should be distributed back into the clubs and community game and not retained centrally.