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  1. flyingking

    Ben Barba's new career...

    Assuming he stays in his new job for a week (big ask), would that be five drives and a dick?
  2. Speak up at the back, did you say leaning light?
  3. Perhaps it is time for a new user name😃
  4. flyingking

    Ben Barba sacked

    I went to get my hair cut this week, found out that the stylist was called Benjamin. I think he must have been a trainee though, as no matter what people requested of Ben the Barber, they all ended up with a short back and no sides.
  5. flyingking

    World Cup venues announcement

    I recall the organisers saying there will be midweek games Found the quote in the Sky press release Unlike the 2017 tournament held in Australia, there will be midweek matches to maintain interest throughout the event and officials plan to recruit 1,500 volunteers to staff games.
  6. flyingking

    World Cup venues announcement

    Pleased with all the venues, they should deliver a memorable set of tournaments and get some new people interested in the sport. Excellent ambition shown for the womens and wheelchair tournaments. Last time the tournaments were staged in the UK, Medway Park in Gillingham was the venue for all the matches. It is an international class sporting venue and indeed the home of England Wheelchair Rugby League. However its capacity can be no more than 500 people at best, down just one side of the pitch. Next time around for the Wheelchair players, they will play at EIS Sheffield, a major venue for indoor athletics and basketball plus The Copper Box (capacity 7,000) and possibly the leading indoor sports venue in the UK. (I personally have seen there international games/competitions in basketball, netball, volleyball, handball, badminton, taekwondo and boxing. Then there is the final at Liverpool Arena (capacity 11,000) which is where this year's netball world cup and a future gymnastics world championship will be staged. Similarly the women last time played at Dewsbury, Featherstone, Batley and Hunslett. 2021 they will be playing in York, Headingley, Anfield and Old Trafford. Hopefully the crowds can meet the increased capacities, if people turn out in numbers then league can lay claim to having the best womens world cup in rugby. The last two times that the other code's women's world cup were staged on British soil, the venues for the finals were Kingspan Stadium in Belfast and the Stoop. So if you are a female rugby player and want to play at the biggest most iconic stages in the world, the you need to be playing league! The excitement in York at being chosen to host the Womens World Cup
  7. flyingking

    World Cup venues announcement

    Last summer we gave the quarter of a million French people in London the opportunity to see a French team make history at the iconic national stadium, efforts at targetting them were so successful that the RFL decided to penalise the team for the audacity of being victorious. A game in London targetting Jamaican fans might have worked, but not one involving France.
  8. flyingking

    RFL in assisting club shocker

    Head coach Ryan Carr- is this a low cost automobile company where you have to pay extra to put your shopping in the boot, and where the person in the passenger seat is guaranteed to be a total stranger?
  9. Would love to give it another shot. If we could get a well known name associated with the game, it might increase our chances of selection. Ryan Hall is reported to be an excellent quizzer, Nigel Wiskar claimed he won a virtual million on the computer game version of Millionaire. Other possible choices (and all with degrees) include Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Caribbean heritage so could represent Jamaica) Robbie Hunter-Paul (NZ) and Dr Marwan Koukash (Middle Eastern heritage to represent Lebanon)
  10. Did the first sentence miss out the words Demand for Payment?
  11. flyingking

    Who is your 2nd team?

    Hull FC thanks to the warm welcome I received from their fans, Skolars is my closest team. St Helens as the mum of LMS is a former work colleague and they have several Irish players, any expansion team, love what Toronto are doing.
  12. Excellent article from Jonathan Liew about the expansionist nature of rugby league, flat cappers look away now
  13. flyingking

    Who would you like to see replace Rimmer at the RFL?

    Sir David Brailsford is likely to have have time on his hands come the end of the year. Obviously RFL CEO is never going to happen, but he has led two organisations to be in the world leader in both track and road cycling. A visionary leader who has successfully implemented a five year plan for what seemed like an outlandish goal- to be the first British team to win the Tour de France. Someone who identifies the best talent whether back room staff or athlete and ensure they become part of his team. Fancy a real challenge Sir David?
  14. flyingking

    Jamaica in the sun

    Jamaica's Sport Minister praises team Article also reveals how the Jamaican Government invested their largest ever amount in the team
  15. Dr Koukash is looking to get involved in the game again. Lots of speculation on Twitter that his target may be Widnes. Marwan Koukash‏ @drmarwanK 2h2 hours ago More Fantastic lunch with ⁦@andrew_mikhail⁩ and ⁦@GroupBackhouse⁩ plotting the next RL project. A very exciting one !!!