Amber Avenger

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  • Birthday 11/24/1985

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  1. 7-8 Apr: Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    Yeah I understand that line of thinking but don't necessarily subscribe to it. Neither set of fans seem happy with the appointment, so honours even then. He's reffed us a couple of times I think but hadn't picked up on the Bradford connection. Hopefully the game speaks for itself and I'm sure it will
  2. The TV Thread

    The Generation Game is a sort of damned if you do, damned if you don’t sort of format. Change it too much and people complain, don’t change it enough and it’s stuck in the past and just doing a load of greatest hits, apparently like what happened on Sunday. It’s obviously been through production hell, it was originally supposed to be four episodes and has been cut to just two. It’s really easy to knock light entertainment (see plenty of posts in this thread for examples) and plenty of the complaints about the latest Gen Game could have been written to the letter before a second had even been recorded. When light entertainment is done right there really is nothing like it. In this day and age, shows that can be enjoyed in equal measure by people of all ages from 5 to 105 are in short supply. For me I think the hosts are key – for me Mel and Sue aren’t prime time bankers, they are a cult hit who enjoyed a bit of good fortune presenting the Bake Off (and did it very well, even if their presenting style isn’t to my taste) and shows of varying fortune before and after. I think the Generation Game is probably doomed to failure in any reboot as there are too many things working against it, as too many people think it should be different things. That doesn’t mean light entertainment elements can’t be taken by other shows. In fact many have – it’s fingerprints are all over Saturday Night Takeaway for example. What I think will probably happen in reality is that people will deem the latest Generation Game a failure and that will hinder any future light entertainment programmes trying anything similar for a while. It did rate reasonably well though, will be interesting to see if many people go back for episode two.
  3. Radio thread

    This was on Radio 2 but is also a podcast. Pilot series of four episodes - been getting good feedback looking at Twitter etc, but not sure where it would go in the schedules long term considering they are revamping their entire evening output next month. Also Colin Murray's "At Home" series on 5 Live - again on podcast - has been well worth a listen over the past few months.
  4. Bradford Bulls on the up again

    All we need to do now is find a billionaire backer. Simple!
  5. Bradford Bulls on the up again

    Click the article, it is definitely talking about Manchester City.
  6. Bradford Bulls on the up again

    On the one hand, it's nice to see some positive press coverage for the Bulls. Part of me wonders though if I'd prefer it if the powder was kept dry on this one, considering the sheer amount of time we were in freefall, winning half a dozen games is hardly enough on its own to break out the bunting considering the club roughly halfway through it's traditional 2-yearly self destruct cycle. Putting the cart before the horse has been our problem for the best part of a decade. That said, yes it's nice to actually win some games for once, but the fact is there are far bigger tests to come this year in League 1. Promotion or not, there will be an interesting couple of questions to ask at the end of the year. If we don't go up, can the club afford another season in League 1, would it be the second year in the Championship all over again and panic stations? If we do go up, what kind of Championship club will we be? It's unlikely - to me anyway - that we'll be aiming for back to back promotions Torronto style. Would we consolidate our place for a push in 2-3 years? If all goes to plan and lessons have finally been learned then I'd hope so. Anyway, can't blame a Bulls fan for being cautious, but if nothing else it's good that for once our fate is in our own hands and on the pitch for once!!
  7. 7-8 Apr: Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    Hasn't this been allowed domestically for a few seasons now?
  8. Stop This MoM Nonsense Now

    In the first few years of Super League it was a phone vote that was from all 34 players and never seemed to be too much of an issue.
  9. I don't believe he's ever been that interested in the Bulls all being told. His wife was turned down as it was the lowest bid of the four put in at the time, it wasn't ever anything to do with Salford.
  10. Radio thread

    "Starting to" - didn't you post the same thing about six months ago?!
  11. Rick Stone leaves Hudds

    The odds put Kear at second favourite but to be honest looking at the list, the names largely seem to have been plucked from thin air. Would be surprised if Kear went, he joined Bradford for the challenge (it sure won't have been for the money) of getting them up. To me it doesn't seem in his character to walk out on that a couple of months in just to head up to a club in a similar-ish position to the one he's just left. Stranger things have happened though.
  12. Well back when he was rumoured to be taking over the Bulls he came to a few Bradford games and that in the end meant nothing. What I would take it to mean, like his supposed interest in Bradford, in Gold Coast, in Swinton, is that I will believe it when I see it which is probably never and then we begin on the next bee in Dr K's bonnet.
  13. 24-25 Mar: Betfred League 1 Match Thread

    The Leeds players we had were on loan though which probably inspires a different mentality especially since you have to spend a minimum one month at a club rather than being sent out for a game here or there because you had a shocker for your normal club the other week.
  14. I really don't understand why it's so difficult for some people to understand the difference between loan players and Duel Reg.