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  1. 17 points
    https://www.manchesterrangers.co.uk/rangers-form-inaugural-manchester-schools-league/ Five High Schools will take part in the first Manchester Schools League.
  2. 6 points
    If I end up believing that a nasty bigot with the brains of a mollusc, the morals of an alleycat and the memory of a goldfish is the man we need for our times then we can assume that at some point in that six and a half years the planet has been reduced to a small pile of rubble and a population of 1.
  3. 5 points
    Taken from Federation Francaise XIII website. in an unusual twist for international rugby league all the matches will actually take place within the nations represented in the competition. https://www.ffr13.fr/actualite-a-la-une/euro-2018-france-galles-et-france-ecosse-a-domec-carcassonne/ Saturday 27th October 14:00 Ireland v Scotland Morton Stadium. Santry (ground with athletics track) 18:00 France v Wales Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne Friday 2nd November 19:30 Scotland V Wales Netherdale, Galashiels Saturday 3rd November 14:00 Ireland v France Morton Stadium Saturday 10th November 18:00 France v Scotland Stade Albert Domec Sunday 11th November 15:00 Wales v Ireland, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham The two matches in Carcassonne will also feature the French Womens team who will play curtain raiser matches against England and Italy with the kick off at 14:00
  4. 5 points
    Even me,coolie & BSJ would have looked good,as you put it against the sheep??
  5. 5 points
    So RL has such a strong foundation that it can tell potentially new fans that they aren't worthy because they don't know enough. They should be criticised for having a good time without studying a 100 years of the sport's history. And why has the sport stagnated again?
  6. 5 points
    Looking back to the posts where I wasn't sure about this new role I'm in, I'm quite happy you lot (and others) convinced me to suck it up and jump in with both feet. Today, they named me Chief Operating Officer Albeit still on an interim basis, as they can't guarantee funding beyond April 2020. Still, a year and a half of stability it looks like. I always wanted to be a coo...
  7. 4 points
    This needs some proper perspective. Despite winning 262 seats in 2017, Labour currently has fewer seats in Parliament (257) than they won under Gordon Brown in 2010 (258) and the latter was widely regarded as a disastrous performance for the party. Current state of the parties https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/current-state-of-the-parties/ 2010 General Election result https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010 Looking at vote share in isolation a FPTP electoral system is pointless, it counts for nothing and the 2017 result is too easily being used as a comfort blanket by Labour. It's seats won that matter. In that context, Labour only did 'well' in comparison with Ed Miliband's abysmal return of 232 seats in 2015, and against the expectations the opinion polls in the run up to the election had suggested. But they still finished a very poor second (against an abysmal opponent) fully 55 seats behind the Tories and 64 seats away from a majority of one. Sure, Corbyn increased Labour's vote share in 2017, but then Theresa May, even with her disastrous campaign, increased the Tories vote share by 5.5% too (2.4% ahead of Labour), yet lost her majority. That's our crazy electoral system for you (and I look forward to the day Labour adopts electoral reform as party policy). It's no good Labour piling up extra votes in seats it already holds, achieving a relatively high vote share, while failing to make progress in the marginal seats it needs to win from the Tories in order to achieve a majority in Parliament. There's no indication they are gaining ground where they need to, and they are making no progress in Scotland either, without which they are really going to struggle to get over the line.
  8. 4 points
    Fans don’t want to see clubs playing the same team 5 times a season. They really need to increase the league to 14 and have 27 league matches plus top 6 play offs
  9. 4 points
    Very good signing, well done to all concerned especially bissa.
  10. 4 points
    What's it doing on the floor? Bloody French.
  11. 4 points
    The Tory Parliamentary Party have a well-earned reputation for dog-whistle racism against muslims yet no-one expects them to be held to the same high standards as Labour. The reason for that is easy, you don't expect any better. Labour, even in their current dire reputation battles over anti-semitism, are innocent angels compared to the Tories when it comes to ethics and morals over discrimination against others. The Tories adopting the IHRA definition or not is meaningless really because it'd just be another thing they'd ignore.
  12. 4 points
    I did. He set the dog on me.
  13. 4 points
    Good news for Misi if it's true. Fev can't afford to pay him as a full-time player anymore, yet he can't work outside of rugby due to his visa regulations, so a player/coaching role at Sheffield could work out well for him. I'm sure we all wish him well?
  14. 3 points
    A government minister never knew about the existence of the economic impact assessments? Despite it being pretty heavily covered in the news? Are you serious? Any person with the slightest interest in politics knew of their existence and you're telling me a sitting MP didn't? https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-01-30/debates/CB1DB872-4A3C-4E04-B7CA-5F67987A9E49/LeavingTheEUEconomicAnalysis Here is one discussion of the Economic Impact Assessments in the House of Commons https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-11-01/debates/62139AE8-AA75-42F7-85D3-BB50087ACEFB/ExitingTheEUSectoralImpactAssessments And another And you're telling me you think he didn't even know they existed?
  15. 3 points
    Disgraceful two decisions from the referee. The knock-on when the ball went backwards giving WW undeserved possession and then being awarded a penalty for poor handling in a fair tackle. How do these referees sleep at night?
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  18. 3 points
    In view of today's excellent news snap up all those video's and boost BISSA's funds.
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  20. 3 points
    Just to keep you in touch with the job scene in the Bleep household. I passed the Gate-line course & I started at Polegate and Eastbourne this week on lates, ie, finishing when the last train leaves. Now I hate spoiling anybody's party but the last train leaves after the last one to Hastings. So I left early. Tuesday, there was a drunk that had got on the line, so Southern started cancelling late trains. I left ultra-early (22.00) and got home early. Good job I did, turns out they ran no further trains from Eastbourne - Hastings, & it was over an hour before they arranged bus replacement service. Supposed to be customer service at Brighton tomorrow.
  21. 3 points
    It does though, you simply cannot fly through any of the major airports without pre-checks of some sort. Even if you do a last-second booking, you will be computer vetted before you or your luggage is allowed on the plane, for the reasons you give but mainly for anti-terrorism purposes. How else would they detect fake passports? It's a far more credible belief for this, and for the Windrush cases, that the systems are set to "allow out but not back in". Not our problem where these undesireables go as long as they don't come back, even if they're British children born in Britain to a British parent.
  22. 3 points
    I just hope we do win the league this year because I for one don't want another rematch, kear and Bradford will be shaking in their boots if they have to face you guy's in the playoffs, good luck hope to see you in the championship next year. Up the kneets???
  23. 2 points
    He has not gone anywhere yet - after all he has been through I wouldn’t be surprised not see him stay - always prefer to be where i am wanted than where the so called premium opportunities are - it can be a lonely non productive place when you dont have your mates to spare off - ask Sam Burgess
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  25. 2 points
    Wigan players have there hands in the air more often than people at an Ottawan gig.
  26. 2 points
    The people who chose to vote for the SDP had decided they didn't want to vote for Labour. You cannot just assume that they would have voted like sheep for Labour if the SDP hadn't existed. Also, the SDP didn't just take votes away from Labour, it took votes from the Tories too. Perhaps address the reasons why the SDP breakaway occurred in the first place. It would be more instructive.
  27. 2 points
    Wonder what the odds are on his wife !!
  28. 2 points
    I love the bird table in my garden but I always have to be aware that rats might try to spoil the hard work that's been done
  29. 2 points
    The parking has been spot on whenever I've been. Any closer and we'd be at risk of being offside ?
  30. 2 points
    He’s right there’s no long term plan, we tried the Super 8s and they haven’t worked out now we want loop fixtures which we tried before and decided didn’t work
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    great signing.well done all involved in getting the lad up to mount.
  33. 2 points
    http://www.batleybulldogs.co.uk/2018/09/06/louis-jouffret/
  34. 2 points
    Anyone who thinks BISSA do a good job , and wants to help us do an even better job in player recruitment , for as little as £1.25 a week(£5 a month) , join BISSA by printing off and filling out this form and handing in to the BISSA stall https://bissa.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Standing-Order-Mandate-2016-1.pdf
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    So my take from this post is that the only reason your inevitable victory will be narrow, is due to your propensity for taking your foot off the gas. This kind of arrogance should probably be reserved for fans of teams with a better record against Super League opposition. You are likely to find that trampling over teams filled with part time semi-pro's a different proposition to playing a full time team, playing with confidence, away from home. Maybe you will win on Saturday, personally I doubt it. What I am 100% sure of is that if you honestly think you have a team of enough quality to take your foot off at any point in the 80 minutes, then you are likely to get your pants pulled down hilariously.
  37. 2 points
    Blimey, if you're waiting for the perfect government, you'll be waiting forever. I'd settle for one that's reasonably competent - and competently reasonable - these days, but even that seems to be raising the bar a bit too high looking at the available options.
  38. 2 points
    Great news. What might be missed here is that these are Secondary Schools. Far, far harder than getting Primary Schools involved. Rangers might be finding a way to take away all the excuses to enable entry into League 1.
  39. 2 points
    Johnson is an opportunist pure and simple. He does what he needs to further his own career, and I suspect even most ardent Conservatives would agree with that.
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  41. 2 points
    I never can get my head around teams playing all season for a home final then getting it took off them . This rule about playing in certain massive stadia is crazy and negates the advantage you’ve earned . Penrith should play at Penrith with a packed crowd behind them , there’ll be no more at 80000 soulless ANZ . Teams like dragons , wests etc would get dudded by this rule but others who play at the bigger grounds get their home turf . You could even get nominal home advantage and have to go a side who’s home ground that is !
  42. 2 points
    That is fantastic news. Manchester, like many other areas, is an untapped resource when it comes to players.
  43. 2 points
    What about the parable of the 7 TRL posters? 6 were wise and STFU while the other one kept rambling on in bold type. Or something.
  44. 2 points
    "Israel is a racist endeavour" posters popping up on Bus-stops in London today - directly challenging the IHRA definition(had to watch for a typo there lol). If you needed any more evidence for the way the current leadership of my own party has legitimised anti-semitism amongst its supporters.
  45. 2 points
    Only a nightmare? Eee, you don't know how lucky you are!
  46. 2 points
    They said on tonights show the top 3 games they have seen this season all involved the Knights, Bradford away, Workington away and Catalans at home, always said were a top team.
  47. 2 points
    Pete's thoughts: Bradford should be happy to retain near enough the same level of support, it did annoy me when Martyn Sadler congratulated Andrew Chalmers on overseeing a rise in attendances this season. Sloppy journalism, I'm glad I always add up correctly ? York Another steady rise, even without the Bulls crowd the avg is 1197. Expect 2 more big home crowds to see the avg rise further. Newcastle Lots to build on, with a few ex SL stars joining next season they should push for 1,500. Would still like them to play the first match of magic weekend at St James Park. Doncaster It looks a good increase, but you have to take into account that's mostly on the back of £40 season tickets, next season the prices aren't much higher. At some point they'll need to charge a sensible amount, when they do we'll see if this experiment worked. Keighley Apparently they budgeted for 1,000 a game to break even which maybe wasn't the best decision. They have a good egg in Steve Gill (new CEO) who should help get a few back. Otherwise they'll be disappointed with this seasons avg. Workington/Whitehaven I'm not putting these 2 together to suggest a merger, honest! I think Workington have proved they can get good crowds for big games and seem to market themselves well, looking like a tricky period for Whitehaven off the pitch. Hunslet As above, good crowds for Bradford/York, on the whole they've played some good rugby and even if they miss out on the playoffs they'll be happy with the avg. Oldham Disappointing really. They still have Bradford to visit soon but crowds are way down, the crowd of 274 against West Wales was an all time low. Think they really need a fresh approach with marketing and connecting with the community because they play attractive rugby. Moving ground so often won't help I know. Coventry Steady progress on and off the pitch for the Midlands team, maybe 2019 they can be an outside bet for the playoffs and push to avg 500. North Wales Same as above, some progress off the pitch as they are now in control of their revenue streams. I believe next season they'll have a much bigger budget and that might see them push for the playoffs and with it a bigger home support. London It's not been a good season on or off the pitch for the Londoners. Despite a big crowd against Bradford and the usual 'Wembley Friday' match the avg is nearly 100 down. Ok, last season they had 1,500 ish against Toronto which swelled that avg but it does seem like the club are at a crossroads, I believe the general manager has left too. West Wales I'm taking their reported crowd figures with a pinch of salt, I counted no more than 100 at the York game but they gave it as nearly 3 times that! If they can make the ground more their own, have a stall with programmes/merchandise and get more of a competitive team together then things will improve. Hemel Take off the 838 gate against Bradford and they are on 117, pretty much the same as last year. They have their reasons for being based in Sheffield, apparently they used to get 4-500 when they were in the amateur divisions, if they were based in Hemel and like Oldham could reconnect with the local community they'd progress.
  48. 2 points
    Corbyn's biggest problem is he has made a career out of being a maverick rebel - put him in charge of anything and he has no idea what to do, he wants to shout and rebel against someone but he has no one to do it against as they have to go along with him. I am sorry but whilst I think May is the least competent leader we have had since the 70's (at least) I think he would be worse
  49. 2 points
    Hope he is given a chance in the second row before the end of the season now he has signed.
  50. 2 points
    That's what England and NZ thought last RLWC too. How are they a team of mercenaries, they hardly get any pay compared to what they could be getting. That has to be the dumbest comment ever on these forums. Congratulations that's quite the prize.


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