Harry Stottle

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    Australian schoolboys UK tour

    Pity is the timing of this age group was not reversed and played in Aus, the England team were totally head and shoulders above their opposition in every facit of the game, the aggregate score of the two games complimented Australia, England were far superior than the scoreline suggests, I will consider my own review and post it tomorrow, to few of us RL fans seem not to be to bothered about the game at this level, Dunbar I would particularly like to see your take on the series.
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    Australian schoolboys UK tour

    Totally dominant England, Australia have had a good 15 mins out of the last 120, if we mind our work we can send them back on the plane with their tails firmly between their legs.
  3. Each to their own Scotchy, if you want to champion that train of thought then that is your prerogative. As for satire non whatsoever, I made that statement from the heart, it was not meant to be humourous, there was no exaggeration or ridicule either, perhaps you have chosen the wrong noun to get your point across.
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    War of the Roses coming back?

    Depends on your perspective, are you standing in the South looking North or standing in the North looking South?
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    War of the Roses coming back?

    Will the 'White Princess' be the celebrity to kick the match off?
  6. And you are most welcome friend, unfortunately I will not have the confidence to partake in the discussions we enjoyed last term when I was seduced by the expected quality of those high profile well payed recruits we had on our roster last year, who let the club and us fans down, some of whom should be arrested for theft in respect of stealing a living, just as they did in the home game against you guy's when they exhibited as much intensity as a damp fire cracker. But as they say onward and upwards, the new strategy is signing local guy's who's profile and CV's are no where near those departed, but what they may lack in quality I am sure they will claw back in passion and pride in playing for the club, if we lose each and every game but I can see the effort is there they will recieve my approval and kudos. "Join the Legion!"
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    That would be wonderful John, especially if like me and her indoors one takes multiple trips to Euroland each year, BUT are you sure it would be an "instead of" other than an additional?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Well then we should, there are not many places I have been to overseas (and that is a large number) that don't present you with a charge, it doesn't put me of travelling to those places nor should I imagine it would deter visitors to these shores either, I should think it would be a nice little earner.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    A simple question, when other nationals visit the UK, do we charge for entry, or enforce city taxes as they do in other parts of the world?
  10. What is it with some of you Canadians, you apply to join our ranks, we accept and embrace you, then you have hardly got through the door, start bleating this and that, it's not done properly, it does not suit us or our needs, you should change it to accommodate us! Well if I joined an organisation and it didn't suit my requirements or expectations I would clear off and find somewhere else that did, get it!
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    Those nice tories

    No you didn't, just as I did not imply where unrest would/could come from if either of the options I suggested if one or the other were to be put in place, Riding Pie jumped on it immediatley followed by others inferring that it would only likely be the leaves.
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    Those nice tories

    So all of the 17million+ Leavers are members, appreciaters or sympathisers of the EDL are they? A quick check on google says in 2017 there were between 25 and 30,000 members of the EDL, about the same number as in the Reebok for this years semi finals, as you have very recently used RL to highlight a point, I thought I would do the same.
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    Those nice tories

    Typecasting again CKN, I thought that would have been below you.
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    Those nice tories

    Look back what I said, I did not at any time suggest it would be any one side who would be aggreived, you guy's with your immediate assumption just about sums you up.
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    Those nice tories

    So who is the leave side you are typecasting as "prone to violence" RP, and there was me in thinking that voters from each denomination was made up from a cross section of society, so it is really defined then as a class like us and them from the remainers in your opinion? You gave me a vision of Rees-Mogg astride a White Charger flailing sabre in hand galloping down the Mall😁
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    Those nice tories

    And who is brave enough to actually execute that, the margin of opinion for leave or remain is so low, even the polls wouldn't place a wager in any direction, May's deal is dead, should a second vote or peoples vote call it whatever results in still being as close as the last one for either side it will cause civil unrest, especially if Mrs May just plays out for time up to the 11th hour and the consequence of that action is Remain or exit No Deal. FPTP will no longer apply in the minds of those who initially voted to leave and realistically why should it, they have been shown the way that if you shout loud and long enough your support will rally round, and for those who wish to remain unless there is a lot of clear daylight in the vote they will still call it too close to proceed. The meaningful vote has to take place and very soon, my thoughts are it will not pass in parliament, time is of the essence to formulate the next step, Mrs May is not daft or stubborn enough not to see what delaying it can cause, is she?
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    Yet more good news.

    Tony Smith, really, he doesn't come across as very charismatic, when talking he looks anywhere but the camera, I sometimes wondered who he was addressing and talking to it didn't seem to be the interviewer or the audience at home watching.
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    Elstone speaks!

    Quite disappointing, he is charged with the functioning of SL, but and as he readily conceeds player development should be at the forefront of the plan's, but it has nothing to do with him it is a RFL matter, the very same RFL who only a couple of months ago it's Cheif Exec said, running a reserves is up to each individual club. Mr Elstone states he has some expertise in this area, so instead of utilising the resources at our disposal within the game, for the betterment of the game, we choose not to, it really is a shambles.
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    Elstone speaks!

    I have posted many replies with such the same message as you are trying to get across, sadly they fall on stoney ground. Did you not realise there is a factory in a secret location that's sole purpose is to produce RL player's, who when they reach 16 or 17 years old they are then seconded to a SL academy? Seriously, what you claim could happen will lead to dire consequences for the game if it does so, irrespective of how well Mr Elstone's office delivers his vision even if he does actually make the top League "Super". Away from those 12 elite clubs we have a footprint that the foundations of the game are built on within their professional and community clubs and as we stand at the moment those foundations need underpinning not neglecting, we can put a new roof on SL, install new windows, paint it up and polish it all over, but if those said foundations below are left to erode just sit back and observe the cracks that will start to develop in the walls then some major remedial work will have to be carried out to correct it.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    I didn't say anything about his leadership qualities, we all have our opinions, I would prefer we adopted his strategy and dropped the ball firmly in their court, he says the EU would be in a very precarious position if they were faced to accept they would be left with a 39 billion black hole in their coffers if we walked away with no deal. Why do people just accept that we have no bargaining power, I for one would like it tested, I appreciate others view it differently.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    No not really, but I much prefer William Hague's approach of testing them out.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Then we should take it to a People's Vote😜
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    I imagine there will be a few conspiracy theories ahead of the vote, how about the EU get a squeaky bum and thinking they could lose Mrs May (better the devil they know) and perhaps a no deal along with the 39 Billion, they contact her with an 11th hour backstop reprieve of some kind?
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    Elstone speaks!

    Who is the person you describe, perhaps it is your good self behind your moniker, could it be a SL chairman who was objective to the changes, or even a fictitious amalgamation of many people? Whoever or whatever, I totally agree with you Cerulean, well put.
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    Elstone speaks!

    Hopefully, in the next couple installments from his interview, Mr Elstone will shed some light on the the statement Mr Leneghan made that any team who qualifies for promotion to the SL will only be allowed to gain entry if they can fulfill acceptable criteria. Since the start of the campaign is only some 8 weeks away, shouldn't all the Championship clubs now know what they will have to comply with to be accepted? If the criteria is such that some present SL clubs cannot meet them what happens then? Just to throw one thing in there which I really strongly firmly believe should be on the list is Player Development and that includes an active academy set up, without exception no SL club should be excluded from this most important of functions. There are some who will immediately think that statement is anti TWP or TO, it is not in the slightest, and I wonder if Mr Argyle has already been given the nod in that direction considering his investment in the London Skolars.