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  1. Morning,enjoy your rugby adventure but also remember that you are very close to numerous glourious areas.With the best will in the world,some traditional rugby grounds are located in not the most pleasing of positions,yet within a short drive there are loads of delightful places to see. For example,nobody would go to Keighley for a day out,yet you will get a very warm,homely friendly welcome.However,just north is the market town of Skipton - the Gateway to the Dales - with the villages of Grassington and Burnsall close by.Harrogate/Ilkley are very prosperous.Alternatively,south of Keighley is Bronte Country and Haworth. Same on the other side of the Pennines(Lancashire),a traditional industrial area,yet you are within an hours drive of the Lake District - Keswick is truely delicious,located immediately adjacent to the Lake and maybe Kendal,or drive west to north Wales and Snowdonia,or even south into the exclusive Cheshire towns/villages of Knutsford,Nantwich etc. Finally,on the Lancashire side you have the tourist,Roman town of Chester or on the Yorkshire side,York itself. I assume you'll be based in either Manchester or Leeds,both are now major,successful,international,cosmopolitan cities. What I'm trying to say politely,is to enjoy your homely,rugby days but on other days take in the countryside/tourist spots et - the contrast is enormous.It's not like Canada,most places are within an hour or so's drive of Manchester/Leeds.Try and get a ticket for one of the newer Super League grounds like Warrington or St.Helens but remember Leeds(Headingley) is about to under go major redevelopment,so you'll be unlikely to get a ticket for their remaining home games.
  2. This is too easy,who is the Government,enjoy opposition!! Maybe the students aren't too keen now that Corbyn has found out that his bribe would cost £100 bill,which he 'forgot' about! What was it Diane Abbott said,a policeman costs £100/year?!
  3. Seems Labour have just 'saved' the country £250 bill - you really cant make this stuff up,yet Labour keep doing so. After Corbyn didn't really mean he would 'deal with student debt' because he forgot it would cost £100 bill,now the Shadow Work and Pensions Minister,in reply to David Gauke,didn't really mean Labour would abolish the change in retirement age because she didn't appreciate it would cost £250 bill.Instead Debbie Abrahams says Labour will 'review the evidence surrounding life expectancy' before making a policy decision. And Diane Abbott hasn't yet spoken today!
  4. I see this morning,Labour have also gone back on their promise to peg the retirement age at 66yo.Oh,I see,it will cost £250 bill not to peg the retirement age,sorry,I didn't appreciate that,oh well,we wont do that either,we'll just think of some other promises we can't keep and hope we can get away with it. I see the Deluded Dozen are still spreading their bile on here.
  5. Morning Andrew,perhaps I could just clarify.When I said we would deal with student dedt,obviously I didn't mean that we would deal with student debt.My marxist Chancellor and I realised we couldn't win the election,so we thought we'd just make various wild promises to try and get a few more votes.a £100 bill you say,that's alot,obviously I didn't know the figures and clearly we cant afford that money,rather like my various other promises. Anyway,no problem,we didn't we,so no harm done,it's not as if it's unusal for Labour to break their election promises,thanks anyway,must go. That's why no one trusts Labour with the economy,truely clueless. Keep the red flag flying comrades and remember to intimidate anyway who cares to disagree with us.
  6. Must surely be worth trying to line up a couple of high profile opening games against the likes of Leeds,Castleford or Hull to try and put a few pennies into the bank? I would have thought 'full' teams might attract 3/4,000 speccies each,which might help create a nice financial buffer or at least pay off any exciting debts.
  7. Very impressed with the quantity and quality of press articles coming out of Canada.
  8. Purely out of interest,how have our new Canadian fans found this site? - has totalrl been advertising over there or have you all just googled rugby league discussion threads.just curious. Pleased it's all going well and look forward to some more competitive games next year and hope some foundations are being laid for the local game over there.
  9. Congratulations,looks very good. For the amateur game to prosper in modern times,I've always thought it necessary to offer good facilities.Gone have the days,when people would be prepared to change in a pub and walk 10 mins to a park ground. Good effort,well done.
  10. Those who understand economic reality. Yes it would be lovely to spend whatever you want,whenever you want,unfortunately,the reality is that you can't spend what you dont have.Your Comrade Corbyn,thinks the oil rich country of Venezuela is an 'inspiration'.Unfortunately,because of economic incompetence,there are riots,poor education,closing hospitals and they've just hit 2,500% inflation. Everybody is in favour of increasing taxes,as long as it's someone elses taxes,everyone is in favour of reducing benefits - inc winter allowance,bus passes,inheritance etc - as long as it's someone elses benefits.Basically,people are selfish.It's their 'right' to have whatever someone else has but it's not their responsibility to pay for it.Simply be electing a Labour Govt,the country would need an extra £50 bill/yr,just to service the increased borrowing costs.10 Yr Gilts are currently around !%(the rate at which the Govt borrows,currently costing the country over £1 bill/week),Gilts would nearly double to approaching 2% if Lab were elected,meaning without doing anything,they would need to find another £50 bill/yr. Yes,it would be lovely if there were more police,more pay for nurses,better roads,free education etc,etc,unfortunately,in the real world,there is no money tree,the money has to be earned to pay for it.You wont like it but 27% of all income tax is already paid by just 1% of the population That is economic reality,that is why noone trusts Labour.
  11. Looke like a solid,competitive,well organised little league>much prefer that,to just one or two clubs dominating and trying to take all the best players in the area.Should be some decent foundations to gradually expand.
  12. I see this site has now been virtually taken over by hard left extremists - just like the Labour Party.You must all be very proud of yourselves.
  13. You really need to remove that enormous bag of chips you carry on your shoulder. p.s. I see Mansfield is due to turn blue for the first time in 100 yrs.
  14. Course you can,just go to that orchard of Money Trees you have planted in your back garden and pick/print as much money as you want.It's really not too difficult,just make totally unsustainable promises,get elected,create economic melt down,say sorry,'we've spent all the money again',then hand it back to someone else and blame them for having to get the finances back under control - it's what Labour has been doing for 100 yrs. That's why none trusts Labour on the economy.