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  1. To be fair, this is quite complicated. The north stand adjoins the cricket stand on the other side so it affects Yorkshire CCC just as much.
  2. The BBC reports that the stadium redevelopment has "moved closer" but that the planning applications have been withdrawn. I've read the article twice and still can't fathom how the plan has moved nearer to completion. Can anyone explain?
  3. You make a good point about the Carnegie Stand. I suppose my only experiences are the north stand (uncomfortable and unwelcoming) and the unsheltered western terrace (cold and soulless).
  4. I'll have a pint of whatever you're on, please Tommy.
  5. Welcome to the forum bucko. I'm surprised you have your team down in 4th, I think they'll have a great year and finish in the top 2. Wigan will be thereabouts as always and annoyingly pop up in a major final or two. Perhaps Wakefield could share with the rest of us the secret of how to hammer them into the ground. I think Catalans are due a competitive year, but I refuse to predict anything about the Wire as I always have done. Leeds will struggle again, especially without a hooker. Brown is a big loss for Widnes and I think Leigh will have a few shock wins but struggle over the long season. Some very positive things are happening at Wakefield and I wish them well, but I think it will be between Hull, Wire, Wigan and Catalans for the silverware.
  6. A pair of Mandarin ducks has reappeared on the lake at Golden Acre. Amazing looking creature, the male. (not my pic)
  7. Apologies, I meant at the match.
  8. I've never heard a Warrington fan utter the word 'Wolves', ever. It's interesting how the artificial superleague monikers never caught on at all west of the Pennines yet several succeeded on the other side.
  9. oooh, you are such a tease. Is it Phil Blake?
  10. I actually think that this will reignite the Williams rumour, as Brown might be filling in for a year before Williams' contract is up...
  11. Good stuff, he's great to watch. I can only see Hull being even stronger next year.
  12. Sandow offers his side of the story. I think he would have been better off keeping his gob shut to be honest.
  13. Home shirt says Jonathan Davies to me, which is not a bad thing. It's also a fantastic example of how to blend the sponsor's logo in rather than just stick it on at the end.
  14. But it's Green Belt land - it's protected in statute and is not to be built on. That's the main point. There are several things not right with this at all, not least Caddick's company buying green belt land for development; plus the Council adjudicating 'impartially' on a planning decision for a project it has committed to financially. I think it's rather disingenuous to pretend that this is a 'win-win situation' for home owners and sports fans - there is clearly a lot more to it than that. Furthermore, Tetley Field is not an overgrown eyesore, it's a beautiful urban breathing space and wildlife haven.
  15. I don't know the details but this smells fishy: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/greenbelt-land-sale-to-fund-headingley-carnegie-stadium-revamp-is-opposed-1-8155594 http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/cricket/yorkshire-cricket/yorkshire-ccc-concerned-delay-to-headingley-redevelopment-could-hurt-chances-of-hosting-2019-world-cup-matches-1-8228233