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  1. He got taken off midway through the first half and replaced with a bigger lad with a bit more mongrel in defence, but nowhere near the dummy half skills. He went back on in the second half as injuries started to take hold. A watching Eloi Pelissier, who earlier had presented the team with their match jerseys, might have been getting a couple of tips on game management! The English boys played a near perfect first half, with just one dropped ball and a forward pass marring the stats. The French lads couldn't cope with the physicality of the confrontation, particularly down the middle where the English rotation props were outstanding. The England loose forward was also everywhere running great lines through the middle of the ruck. The tall rangy, dreadlocked right winger was also a proper handful, varying his running much more than in the first game and giving his opposite number the collywobbles every time he got the ball. Second half the French had the better of the field position but simply couldn't find the final ball, or lost possession in contact with a very robust defence. The final score was a bit of a shame which the tricolours didn't really deserve. The French coaching team awarded the man of the series to the Leeds prop Tom Holroyd. Big, aggressive, and not bad footwork at the line. The French lads simply couldn't cope with him. He won the first game for England with his drive through a mass of bodies to score, and on Tuesday from the bench was irrepressible. The young ref also had an absolute belter of a game. Well done to him. A great turnout as well with the seating area just about full. Thoroughly enjoyed myself but getting up at quarter to three this morning to get the plane back to Carcassonne was not a barrel of laughs.
  2. Can we quote Chuck Berry on this one?
  3. Did the same thing back in 1994 thinking the Wire might get to Wembley. They didn't. Wembley weekend was sunny. It rained on our wedding day. Quite obviously she has never mentioned this at all in the last 23 years.
  4. I was just about to post The Men They Couldn't Hang and their debut album, Night of a Thousand Candles. Great minds John? Or fools seldom differing? Another album which nobody will have heard of, but presaged much of the Stone Roses type stuff by a few years, was Boxed by Hurrah! on the Kitchenware label. And while I'm at it, today I played at a little bit too much volume, Understanding Jane by the Icicle Works. Bloomin' marvellous.
  5. I once got the train from Newcastle to Kings Cross sat opposite Big Bill Werbeniuk. I matched him beer for beer and fell flat on my face on Platform Four.
  6. thank you John. Will look into that.
  7. Aye it looks very nice indeed. Would be ideal but not enough room on the days I need.
  8. Does anyone know of student / youth hostel / conference away day type accommodation in the Hull, Beverley north Lincs area? In term time to sleep 26. Many thanks in advance tim
  9. Have you got a dog? The concept of wearing a matching pair of socks has become completely alien to me since I got my mutt.
  10. My mate Phil, who has one of the most lived in faces I've ever seen, and who introduced me to the game of rugby league 25 years ago, helped organise the first ever game of cricket in Albania. http://invest-in-albania.org/albania-staged-its-first-ever-cricket-match-on-may-26th/
  11. Harsh but fair....
  12. I'd agree entirely. Not a huge fan of the Arctic Monkeys although Interpol work well as an American Joy Division tribute act. As I get older it is sometimes the venue /ambience thing that works a lot better than just the band and the music. This year I've been to a gig in a Tuscan piazza (?), and my highlight gig last year was Nick Cave in a 1920''s art deco theatre with plush seating and dripping plaster work. When I was younger it was a slippy floor and cheap ale.
  13. Over the past couple of days I've made 450 packets of sausages. I worked out that on Thursday I had lifted in excess of one and a half tonnes of meat / sausage mix. On Friday it took me the best part of half an hour to get out of bed and put my socks on. Might be time for a career change (again).
  14. I saw Interpol and th'Arctics a couple of years ago. Loudest gig I've ever been to.