Bearman

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  1. Bearman

    2019 Squad

    Ben has gone to N.Wales, Lloyd-Jones to Skolars.
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    2019 Squad

    So, so far I make the squad.. Chris Barratt, Back Row Errol Carter, Wing/Fullback Dan Gover, Prop Ben Gray, Prop Elliott Hall, Utility Back Leon Harber Loose Forward Jacob Jones, Back Row Harry Kaufman, Back Row James Mason, Back Row Callum Merritt, Half Back Nick Newman, Half Back Kam Pearce - Paul, Centre Reece Rance, Wing Peter Ryan, Prop Mitch Shaw, Hooker Kieron Sherratt, Back Row John Sipawa Second, Row/Centre Cameron Stewart, Prop 18 so far
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    2019 Squad

    Update So, so far I make the squad.. Chris Barratt, Back Row Dan Gover, Prop Ben Gray, Prop Leon Harber Loose Forward Jacob Jones, Back Row Harry Kaufman, Back Row James Mason, Back Row Callum Merritt, Half Back Nick Newman, Half Back Kam Pearce - Paul, Centre Reece Rance, Wing Peter Ryan, Prop Mitch Shaw, Hooker Kieron Sherratt, Back Row John Sipawa Second, Row/Centre Cameron Stewart, Prop
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    Challenge Cup

    The format will be League 1 clubs start the ball rolling and are whittled down to the last 4. Either by straight knockout or by mini leagues They then join the 12 Championship club making 16. The most games a Championship side can play is 4 games. Potentially League 1 teams could play 7 games. Gates will be shared as in the Challenge Cup. Only the two finalists will be helped with expenses on finals day.
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    Bears new promo

    http://www.coventrybears.com/blog/join-us-for-2019
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    Uninteresting Trivial Facts

    Good point.He obviously isn’t here. I will turn my hearing aids up just in case.
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    Uninteresting Trivial Facts

    I’m having a coffee in the old railway station antique shop in Bexhill on Sea. For all I know Bleep1673 could be in here with me. There are some large puddles after a cloud burst this morning. The road to the beach under the low railway bridge is closed due to said flooding.
  8. My one concern about McDermott is he will have to be more media friendly. Too often he was taciturn in front of the camera and made it clear that he thought the interviewers were not sufficiently experts in the game and should not have the temerity to question him. This especially after a loss. That will not fit in with the Toronto ethos of engaging with the fans through the media. Especially as the local media are not well versed in the game and are selling the game to a new audience that need simple answers to simple questions. The Toronto coaching job is much much more than coaching a rugby league team.
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    Hemel pull out of League 1

    Actually it is. You could be forgiven for thinking it was not when you read the posturing of some of the key board warrior's on this forum. But, go to any RL ground, tell the punters that you are not a local and you will be warmly welcomed. You are spot on about how compelling rugby league is. If only people would look at it with open eyes as you have done, unfortunately too many people have blinkers on. If you do come to Coventry just ask for me Bearman (Ron) or Mr C (Craig) and we will give you a very warm welcome.
  10. On the "Cool" thread Futtocks posted as one of his Cool things was Islay single malts. I' m a big fan, my favourite being Lagavulin. Because of this my favourite blended used to be White Horse because Lagavulin was the base single malt. White Horse is rarely seen these days as it appears to be export only. My Son in Law brought me a bottle back from India recently and I was very disappointed as there didn't seem to be any Lagavulin in it. I tend to stick to Bells in the blended whisky range as I find Grouse a bit sweet. I sometimes buy the Aldi 8 year old blended which came out tops in a recent tasting test. The best value Islay I have found is the Tesco Islay single malt which they sell for about £16/£18.
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    2019 Squad

    Uodate So, so far I make the squad.. Chris Barratt, Back Row Dan Gover, Prop Ben Gray, Prop Leon Harber Loose Forward Jacob Jones, Back Row Harry Kaufman, Back Row James Mason, Back Row Nick Newman, Half Back Kam Pearce - Paul, Centre Reece Rance, Wing Peter Ryan, Prop Mitch Shaw, Hooker Kieron Sherratt, Back Row John Sipawa Second, Row/Centre Cameron Stewart, Prop
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    2019 Squad

    So, so far I make the squad.. Chris Barratt, Back Row Dan Gover, Prop Jacob Jones, Back Row James Mason, Back Row Nick Newman, Half Back Kam Pearce - Paul, Centre Reece Rance, Wing Peter Ryan, Prop Mitch Shaw, Hooker Kieron Sherratt, Back Row John Sipawa Second, Row/Centre
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    Cresta

    Put to bed through the proper channel https://barrowrlfc.com/paul-crarey-secured-for-two-years/
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    SQUAD FOR 2019

    Cresta!!
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    Neutral Referees for Internationals

    1)There is a team of team of them inc a video ref. 2) It would be the same for both sides 3) are English Refs up to the spped and intensity of the NRL? 4) are NRL refs up with the speed and intensity of single refereed games?
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    Anthony Broxton blog- Tides of History

    Excellent read. He makes some good points, I particularly agree with his comments re the video ref.
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    Neutral Referees for Internationals

    What makes a top referee? If the "best" French referee officiated in an England v Australia game why would he not be good enough? The whole match official team is mic'ed up and they could help him out. Yes, of course he would make mistakes ; he is human. Don't non neutral refs commit errors? Mistakes happen but neutrality takes away the "bias" and over compensation.
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    2019 Fixtures

    I think its later Pete. Clubs get a draft around the middle of the month and then have a few days to tweak it. So the official release is nearer the end of the month. I wouldn't be surprised if the League 1 fixtures are further delayed due to Hemel dropping out.
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    The future of League One

    Yes I know that to be true of overseas players but the post above and others imply that there are British clubs that are good enough to compete. Could West Warriors and London Chargers really compete under the present League 1 rules? Or is it the fact that their strength comes from ineligible players?
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    The future of League One

    We keep hearing about these players and clubs that could easily compete in League 1. What a shame they don't as IF they were good enough it would raise the standard. Funny thing is, the players and the clubs obviously don't want to be tested for whatever reason. They may be good enough but they obviously havent got the desire (or bottle) to even try.
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    Barrow Afc

    I understand it depends on the level they are playing at. Certainly in the football league teams have to have first choice over shared grounds. Wigan soccer have that over Wigan RLFC. The Pies are definitely the lesser partner. Coventry United a midland lesgue team play at Cov RFC and do not have first dibs over the fixtures
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    Gareth Hock

    He certainly knows his way to Red Hall. Just put in his name into the search player box. http://www.rugby-league.com/the_rfl/disciplinary#advSearch
  23. I went to the screening of They shall not grow old tonight. Peter Jackson was commissioned to produce a movie using original footage from the first world war. There was a Q&A session immediately following the showing where he explained how they had cleaned up the black and white, changed the speed to more lifelike and then added colour. They employed lip readers to " read" what the Tommies were saying and then dubbed actors native to the regions that the regiments came from to add authentic regional accents. It was a powerful film, but for me it fell short . The technology was clever but the hype over listening to what was said did not quite reach what I was expecting. I look forward to it being widely shown on tv.
  24. It was shown in 250 cinemas around the country on Tuesday night at 6pm. It was simultaneously shown as the Premier at the BFI. I saw it at the Coventry Odeon