Cookiepuss

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  1. Three fellas sit behind me at Widnes and their complaints begin as soon as the first drive is taken. Admitted ly they haven't had much to cheer about this season, but they will still moan incessantly even if we're 40 points up. Happens every season. You wonder what perverse pleasure they get from it. I remember Widnes being beaten at Hilton Park and the pig giving the Widnes fans the finger at the end of the match. Geoff Fletcher was being interviewed by former Radio Merseyside stalwart Gerry Burroughs after one game at Runcorn and was asked if there was a problem with one of the props who came out slightly later than the rest of the team for the second half. `No,' says Geoff. `He was having a dump.' He didn't say dump but the swear filter will correct what he did say!
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    Favourite commentary

    I can't be sure, but I think I remember Ray French saying "Oh why did he kick?" when Andrew Ettingshausen chips inside against Great Britain for a supporting player to run through and score. Priceless.
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    Attendances

    I took a friend who was visiting family in the North West to the Widnes game on Monday and his two junior RU-playing sons came along as well. He said they were going to the Bath match at Twickenham next weekend `for a day out'. He said there would be at least 50,000 there. This is what is planned https://www.bathrugby.com/theclash/whats-on To a casual sports fan I'm sure it looks a good day out.
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    Super Bowl

    Desperately wanted the Eagles to win but I couldn't shake the feeling that Brady would pull something out of the bag even in the final minute. Felt sure the last play would result in a Gronkowski catch in the end zone or tap-back to a colleague followed by a two-point conversion. For all that gets said about the length of games and the way the closing stages can get dragged out there's something utterly compelling about a team chasing a game in the final moments.
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    Eddie Hearn ' Monitoring RL'

    If we really haven't got a full-time PR officer then we're definitely going to struggle to promote our stars. There doesn't seem to be much lateral thinking about where they can feature either. With all the fuss about Veganuary did anyone see if we could get Anthony Mulally for example on something like C4's Sunday Brunch? Last Sunday would have been ideal. A week ahead of the season launch, a vegan RL player back from the World Cup, co-host Simon Rimmer runs a very successful vegetarian restaurant. At least pitch the idea to the show. He's getting plenty of press and lifestyle coverage from bloggers so there's evidence to back up why he should be on.
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    Media Watch 2018 Season

    From memory, about three paras in the Mail today.
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    Media Watch 2018 Season

    Sunday Times found us a little corner. Maybe a sixth of a page.
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    The Fall

    Really sad news that, yesterday. Have filled the morning with Fall stuff on Spotify. Can' go wrong with Totally Wired, Fantastic Life, Psycho Mafia and many, many others. I doubt I'll see another Mark E Smith. RIP.
  9. A new YouGov survey ranks us as the sixth most exciting or 11th most boring depending on how you want to read it. https://www.racingpost.com/news/snoozers-and-losers-have-your-say-on-the-nation-s-most-boring-sports/315178
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    New RFL President Andy Burnham

    I know people who have worked with and for him and they say he's a good guy. He seems well respected and a savvy politician. Nothing wrong with having someone with his likely influence and following as one of the game's figureheads.
  11. I've been obsessed by that Genesis clip since watching the programme.
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    The TV Thread

    Comfortably the worst thing I've seen this year despite, as you say, some decent people in it. Each epsiode got progressively worse.
  13. This could get moved the Cross Code ifwe want to discuss it as yet another `Rugby saves...' article. But it also shows that there will be talent for North American teams in places we haven't yet considered https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/16/memphis-inner-city-rugby-calvin-gentry “These are not football players turned into rugby players,” he said, citing World Sevens player of the year Perry Baker as a famous example of that development path. “We are intercepting them before they get to football. “To be frank, American football is on a very quick decline especially with the youth because of the concussion issue and the politics of it. The pathways to college through football are becoming scarce. The pathways and opportunities through rugby are becoming real. When we can bring that to the city of Memphis, that’s a real engine of change for rugby and also for the city.”
  14. Whatever people's thoughts on the Wolfpack, it's unlikely anyone could have imagined Rugby league featuring in a story like this 18 months ago. A few might have dreamt it though... https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/12/11/whats-that-odd-feeling-toronto-its-winning.html
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    Playing in the snow

    They certainly had to put a couple in the showers at half-time to warm them back up.