Tattersfieldtreiziste

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  1. Challenge Cup 3rd round stream...

    ....and even the mighty six nations have kept the day clear rather than have their TV audience decimated. I am looking forward to this as a Bears fan but feel odd that we are going into a cup match not as underdogs!
  2. Stadium's.

    If you like proper grounds get along to Belle Vue and Wheldon Road while you can to savour proper 'old school' facilities. But hurry, both grounds could be rebuilt or moved in ten or twenty years time.
  3. OurLeague

    Seems like the 'Our League' in question is actually the NRL, as they are giving a nice deal to watch Aussie Rugby. I too thought I'd check on the scores, or even get a bit of detail or insight, but no. Maybe they don't do Sundays!?
  4. ....then they could be no better than tonight's game in Coventry against Leeds Rhinos. Over150 people enjoying pre match hospitality, great atmosphere, a crowd of 1294 on a freezing cold night. Bar heaving afterwards. This was a game to celebrate the Bears 20 years of existence while also commemorating Leeds record 102-0 victory over the erstwhile Coventry northern union team in 1913. But this was a glimpse into the future, and how Coventry can take it's place in this game. And the score: 14-70, but who's counting?
  5. How exciting/boring is Rugby League?

    I wonder what their sampling and research strategy entailed? And after the researchers predictions on the last general election, Trump's chances of the presidency and whether there wold be a vote in favour of leaving the EU, the only conclusion is that RL is definitely the greatest game in the world or that we are all doomed.
  6. New RFL President Andy Burnham

    You're asking the wrong question. The real question is what can this post do for Mr Burnham's public profile and career?
  7. Fouad Yaha taking it seriously

    I feel good about Catalans this season. They really fought hard in the MPG, with more desire than I've seen in three years. So, a nucleus of committed players and some interesting signings, top six finish anyone? or higher?
  8. Playing in the snow

    Just casually glancing at a certain other sport on TV being played in the snow. Well I do like my summer RL, especially in Perpignan, but there was always something so different about a match in the snow and the way it assaulted the senses. All wrapped up, scarf on, gloves too, hot drink in hand if you're watching. Sliding about, the ball so slippery, a great leveller of teams, can't see the ball, markings disappearing, all of which suited the amateur team I played for as it brought the opposition down to our level! And I think back to the late seventies as a fan when the Dons had a big game (against Oldham, if memory serves me correctly ?). I was living at my mother's place and she was nagging me to clear the drive, but it was too cold to go out and I was disappointed that I would have no match to see that afternoon. Then came the announcement on Radio Hallam that help was needed at Tattersfield and fans were asked to come along with their shovels in return for free hot drinks and entry to the game. We all got stuck in, and then saw a great game, really close and exciting, with added pride in that we had made it happen. Am I a masochist or do others miss that unique atmosphere?
  9. Inclusion

    I work in adult education, so do come across this. However, many have found what helps them best and have the solution at hand. Tints often help, and there is an app in the app store to download which overlays or underlays tints.
  10. When Vichy abolished rugby league

    Great clip. Like 'This Sporting Life' but with garlic, Galoises and pastis added to the smell of embrocation. I hated going to the million pound game, but I sensed more than a win for Catalans. I saw guys giving everything, coming together as a team, and the new signings and contracts give me real hope for the future of RL in France. And Toulouse soon I hope. And while I am here, I confess to having been to see Rugby XVichy side Stade Toulouse play Cardiff a few weeks ago, to prove to myself and others that i am not a bigoted clothcapper. Great Stadium, excellent merchandising and sense of 'event', but frankly dire to watch. First time I've ever left a game before the end.
  11. 2018 Catalans kit unveiled

    Nice. I like the Cup kit, I just hope they have the opportunity to wear it a few times next season!
  12. Catalans fans won't sing the anthem anymore

    Quite like the last one. But what is really nice is that nobody is suggesting 'Waltzing Matilda'.
  13. Catalans fans won't sing the anthem anymore

    tricky one this. Personally I think it's a great song, rising up against oppression is a noble thing and can apply to the French Resistance, Rugby Leagues struggle against Rugby XVichy, or a host of situations and is essentially anti authority, and subsequently anti-fascist. It is also very Catalan. And is a part of the whole Catalan Dragons culture, for home and away fans. Dropping it so as not to offend or show sides would upset as many as would keeping it. I can't remember what game I went to, but I'm sure they played the French anthem to show solidarity after a terrorist attack. Maybe both could be used?
  14. Wigan 8-2 Manly 30 years ago

    I was there too. I was off work as I had just broken a few bones in what was to be my last ever game playing Rugby League!! So drove up from the Midlands as part of my recovery. There was something about this game which captured the imagination, and fans turned up in their hordes. Whatever the official attendance, it was more!! Truly packed in like sardines, and yes an amazing atmosphere. Thanks for the reminder!!
  15. Well, my tickets have arrived promptly via Postman Pat. Thank you Leigh ticket office, but as a Cats fan it has been hard explaining to my wife that I never wanted to go to this game, and still don't, but we have to go, and my son too. We have a holiday home near Carcassonne and have seen quite a few home games over the past five years. Compared to what I was used to, Catalans brought glamour, excitement and exotica to my dour northern game and anyone who has been to the Gilbert Brutus will know what I mean. Sun, the seaside, mountains, cool beer, churros, the Catalan national anthem, who wouldn't fall in love? Even the smell of French cigarettes and garlic added a definite 'je ne sais quoi'!!! Ok, since then they have declined, and I never thought it would come to this. But there is something so real, so solid there, and a dip mayy do them good long term. Having said that, I still believe they can summon up reserves of energy, passion and belief on Saturday. Catalans by five points.